Flight waivers for Administrator Pruitt

Nick Surgey filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America.
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EPA-HQ-2018-004665

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Completed

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From: Nick Surgey

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Copies of any and all requests for a waiver for travel by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and his security detail, for travel between 2/17/2017 and 2/20/2018. Response should include any email or other communications pertaining to these requests.

Copies of any and all issued waivers for travel by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and his security detail, for travel between 2/17/2017 and 2/20/2018. Response should include any email or other communications pertaining to the issued waivers.

"Travel" as used here should include but is not limited to flight, other transportation, and hotel costs.

The requester is entitled to a fee waiver because he is a member of the news media, and because this request for records concerns activities or operations of the government. Disclosure of the requested records will likely increase public understanding of government operations since the requester has the ability and the intention, through the means described below, to effectively convey information contained within the requested records to a broad public audience. Requester is an investigative journalist and the director of Documented, an investigative watchdog and reporting group that explores the relationship between industry and government. Nick Surgey is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Media and Democracy and writes for the Intercept.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Nick Surgey

From: Environmental Protection Agency

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d281811c54)
* Tracking Number: EPA-HQ-2018-004665
* Requester Name: Nick Surgey
* Date Submitted: 02/21/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: To Whom It May Concern: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records: Copies of any and all requests for a waiver for travel by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and his security detail, for travel between 2/17/2017 and 2/20/2018. Response should include any email or other communications pertaining to these requests. Copies of any and all issued waivers for travel by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and his security detail, for travel between 2/17/2017 and 2/20/2018. Response should include any email or other communications pertaining to the issued waivers. "Travel" as used here should include but is not limited to flight, other transportation, and hotel costs. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not. Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires. Sincerely, Nick Surgey

From: Environmental Protection Agency

A letter stating that no fees will be assessed.

From: Environmental Protection Agency

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request EPA-HQ-2018-004665 has been determined to be not applicable as the request is not billable.

From: Environmental Protection Agency

EPA-HQ-2018-004665 has been processed with the following final disposition: Partial Grant/Partial Denial

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