Flint water contamination

Laurent Bastien Corbeil filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # EPA-HQ-2016-003061
Est. Completion None
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Partially Completed

Communications

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To Whom It May Concern:

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

All communications about the city of Flint, Michigan water contamination problem between the office of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and the Environmental Protection Agency between January 1, 2015 and the date this request is processed.

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,

Laurent Bastien Corbeil

From: FOIA HQ

Ms. Corbeil,

You have submitted two FOIA requests within two minutes of each other. Please advise if the second request is a duplicate or replacement of the first. Thank you.

FOIA Team
Office of Environmental Information
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(202) 566-1667

From: Laurent Bastien Corbeil

It is not a duplicate. One is about communications between the governor's office and the EPA, and the other is about communications between authorities in Flint and the EPA.

From: Green, LindaE

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows:

* Tracking Number: EPA-HQ-2016-003061
* Requester Name: Laurent B. Corbeil
* Date Submitted: 01/22/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Requesting all communications about the city of Flint, Michigan water contamination problem between the office of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and the Environmental Protection Agency between January 1, 2015 and the date this request is processed.

From: r5foia@epa.gov

The FOIA request EPA-HQ-2016-003061 has had its Tracking Number changed to EPA-R5-2016-003061. This is normally due to the request being transferred to another agency (for example, EPA to Dept. of Commerce) or to a sub-agency to process it. Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Old Tracking Number: EPA-HQ-2016-003061
* New Tracking Number: EPA-R5-2016-003061
* Requester Name: Laurent B. Corbeil
* Date Submitted: 01/22/2016
* Long Description: Requesting all communications about the city of Flint, Michigan water contamination problem between the office of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and the Environmental Protection Agency between January 1, 2015 and the date this request is processed.

From: r5foia@epa.gov

03/22/2016 08:17 PM FOIA Request: EPA-R5-2016-003061

Dear Ms. Corbeil:
Thank you for contacting EPA concerning your request.  We are diligently processing the numerous Flint requests that the EPA has received.  Last week, we provided you with an interim release of 1200 pages. Please let me know if you were not able to access the file. We will continue to release documents to the public as they are processed.
We do not require further clarification from you concerning the records you seek at this time. If you would like to discuss your request, please contact me to arrange a time for a telephone call.
Upon further review of your request, I note that you are not a staff person with MuckRock news. Will you please clarify your affiliation with MuckRock so that we can determine the appropriate fee category for this request?
Thank you,
Denise A. Walker
202-546-6520

From: r5foia@epa.gov

04/26/2016 04:06 PM FOIA Request: EPA-R5-2016-003061

Dear Ms. Corbeil:
Thank you for contacting EPA on April 20, 2016 concerning your request (attached).  We are diligently processing the numerous Flint requests that the EPA has received.  Last month, we provided you with an interim release of 1200 pages. Please let me know if you were not able to access the file. We will continue to release documents to the public as they are processed. We anticipate providing another interim release to you within the next two weeks.
We do not require further clarification from you concerning the records you seek at this time. If you would like to discuss your request, please contact me to arrange a time for a telephone call. You may also contact the FOIA Liaison at 202-566-2162 to discuss your request.
As stated in my last correspondence to you, I note that you are not a staff person with MuckRock news. Will you please clarify your affiliation with MuckRock so that we can determine the appropriate fee category for this request?
Thank you,
Denise A. Walker
202-546-6520

From: r5foia@epa.gov

05/12/2016 03:28 PM FOIA Request: EPA-R5-2016-003061

Dear Ms. Corbeil:
At the link below, please find an interim release of a 5155 page PDF and four excel files that contain materials responsive to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. This release may also include materials that the EPA is proactively releasing to you. The release consists of e-mails and attachments pertaining to Flint drinking water, specifically related to “corrosion control” and “lead levels.” It includes documents that have been partially withheld. The reasons for the withholdings are printed over the redactions.  Should you wish to appeal any withholding determination, you will have the opportunity to do so.  We will provide you with appeal rights at the time of the final production. https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request/80afc35f (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/view/request/80afc35f)
You may email Heather Shoven at shoven.heather@epa.gov or Denise Walker at (mailto:shoven.heather@epa.gov) walker.denise@epa.gov or contact Denise Walker at 202-564-6520 (mailto:walker.denise@epa.gov) if you have any further questions concerning your FOIA request. You may also contact the FOIA liaison at 202-566-1667 . Media inquiries should be directed to Nancy Grantham in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-564-6879
We will continue to provide documents to you on a rolling basis.
Sincerely,
Denise A. Walker

From: r5foia@epa.gov

06/28/2016 04:01 PM FOIA Request: EPA-R5-2016-003061

At the link below, please find an interim release. The release consists of 5 oversight reports totaling 786 pages and consists of Region 5’s 2001, 2002, 2006, and 2009 Program and Enforcement Verification Reports for Michigan DEQ. This release includes materials that the EPA is proactively releasing to you. https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280b2bbca (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280b2bbca)
The 76-page 2010 Michigan Drinking Water Program Review report is publicly available at: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-11/documents/program-review-mdeq-water-bureau-20100830-76pp_0.pdf (https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-11/documents/program-review-mdeq-water-bureau-20100830-76pp_0.pdf)
You may email Heather Shoven at shoven.heather@epa.gov or Denise Walker at (mailto:shoven.heather@epa.gov) walker.denise@epa.gov or contact Denise Walker at 202-564-6520 (mailto:walker.denise@epa.gov) if you have any further questions concerning your FOIA request. You may also contact the FOIA liaison at 202-566-1667 . Media inquiries should be directed to Nancy Grantham in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-564-6879
We will continue to provide documents to you on a rolling basis.
Sincerely,
Denise A. Walker

From: r5foia@epa.gov

07/25/2016 12:21 PM FOIA Request: EPA-R5-2016-003061

Dear FOIA requester:

At the link below, please find an interim release. The release contains publicly releasable personnel records for Susan Hedman, Miguel Deltoral, and Jennifer Crooks. This release includes materials that the EPA is proactively releasing to you.
https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280b2a548 (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280b2a548)

You may email Denise Walker at walker.denise@epa.gov or contact Denise Walker at 202-564-6520 (mailto:walker.denise@epa.gov) if you have any further questions concerning your FOIA request. You may also contact the FOIA liaison at 202-566-1667 . Media inquiries should be directed to Nancy Grantham in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-564-6879

We will continue to provide documents to you on a rolling basis.

Sincerely,
Denise A. Walker

From: r5foia@epa.gov

07/27/2016 05:19 PM FOIA Request: EPA-R5-2016-003061

Dear Ms. Corbeil:
Thank you for contacting EPA concerning your request.  We are diligently processing the numerous Flint requests that the EPA has received.  This week, we are providing you with two interim releases. Please let me know if you are not able to access the files. We will continue to release documents to the public as they are processed.
We do not require further clarification from you concerning the records you seek at this time. If you would like to discuss your request, please contact me to arrange a time for a telephone call.
You have not provided a phone number, and you have not called our office, so we are unable to contact you to discuss your request.  We would be happy to talk to you directly.
Thank you,
Denise A. Walker
202-546-6520

From: r5foia@epa.gov

07/27/2016 05:22 PM FOIA Request: EPA-R5-2016-003061

Dear FOIA requester:
At the link below, please find an interim release. The release is a 4978 page PDF file that contains materials responsive to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. This release also includes materials that the EPA is proactively releasing to you. The release consists of e-mails and attachments pertaining to Flint drinking water, specifically related to “corrosion control” and “lead levels.” It includes documents that have been partially withheld. The reasons for the withholdings are printed over the redactions.  Should you wish to appeal any withholding determination, you will have the opportunity to do so.  We will provide you with appeal rights at the time of the final production. https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/view/record?objectId=090004d280d750ee (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/view/record?objectId=090004d280d750ee)
In addition, we have updated the estimated date of completion for your request to February 28, 2017.
You may email Denise Walker at walker.denise@epa.gov or contact Denise Walker at 202-564-6520 (mailto:walker.denise@epa.gov) if you have any further questions concerning your FOIA request. You may also contact the FOIA liaison at 202-566-1667 . Media inquiries should be directed to Nancy Grantham in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-564-6879
We will continue to provide documents to you on a rolling basis.
Sincerely,
Denise A. Walker

From: r5foia@epa.gov

08/26/2016 11:16 AM FOIA Request: EPA-R5-2016-003061

Dear FOIA requester:
At the links below, please find two interim releases.
The first release is a 1278 page PDF file that contains materials responsive to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. This release also includes materials that the EPA is proactively releasing to you. The release consists of e-mails and attachments pertaining to Flint drinking water, specifically related to “corrosion control” and “lead levels.” https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280afc35f (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280afc35f)
The second release is a 239 page PDF. This release includes materials that the EPA is proactively releasing to you. The release consists of e-mails and attachments pertaining to Flint drinking water, specifically relating to a “draft Flint statement.” https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request/80b8f9b7 (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/view/request/80b8f9b7)
Both releases include documents that have been partially withheld. The reasons for the withholdings are printed over the redactions.  Should you wish to appeal any withholding determination, you will have the opportunity to do so.  We will provide you with appeal rights at the time of the final production.
You may email Denise Walker at walker.denise@epa.gov or contact Denise Walker at 202-564-6520 (mailto:walker.denise@epa.gov) if you have any further questions concerning your FOIA request. You may also contact the FOIA liaison at 202-566-1667 . Media inquiries should be directed to Nancy Grantham in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-564-6879
We will continue to provide documents to you on a rolling basis.
Sincerely,
Denise A. Walker

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