Hilcorp info in Alaska

Neela Banerjee filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Neela Banerjee

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Please provide me with a list of all facilities that Hilcorp (or one its subsidiaries) owns or operates in Alaska, including the facility id number.

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

Please properly categorize me as in the media requester category for fee assessment purposes.

I am a reporter for Inside Climate News who has extensively covered the topics of this request, and I am filing this request as part of my news gathering process.

You can find some of my recent reporting on the EPA and environmental issues at this URL:

https://insideclimatenews.org/author/neela-banerjee

If additional clarification is needed for fee categorization, please let me know. 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,

Neela Banerjee

From: foia_hq@epa.gov

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=090004d2812f78d5)
* Tracking Number: EPA-HQ-2017-007139
* Requester Name: Neela Banerjoe
* Date Submitted: 05/10/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Requesting a list of all facilities that Hilcorp (or one its subsidiaries) owns or operates in Alaska, including the facility id number.

From: r10.foia@epa.gov

The FOIA request EPA-HQ-2017-007139 has had its Tracking Number changed to EPA-R10-2017-007139. 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-2017-007139
* New Tracking Number: EPA-R10-2017-007139
* Requester Name: Neela Banerjoe
* Date Submitted: 05/10/2017
* Long Description: Requesting a list of all facilities that Hilcorp (or one its subsidiaries) owns or operates in Alaska, including the facility id number.

From: r10.foia@epa.gov

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request No. EPA-R10-2017-007139
This letter concerns the above-referenced Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, received by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) on May 2, 2017, in which you requested “a list of all facilities that Hilcorp (or one its subsidiaries) owns or operates in Alaska, including the facility id number”.
Your request does not reasonably describe the records you are seeking in a way that will permit EPA employees to identify and locate them. Your request also fails to provide addresses or names of subsidiaries.
EPA’s FOIA regulations state:
“Whenever possible, your request should include specific information about each record sought, such as the date, title or name, author, recipient, and subject matter. If known, you should include any file designations or descriptions for the records that you want. The more specific you are about the records or type of records that you want, the more likely EPA will be able to identify and locate records responsive to your request.”    40 C.F.R. § 2.102(c).
Therefore EPA cannot process your request at this time. You may contact me to clarify your request or you may withdraw and resubmit your request with sufficient specificity to allow EPA to search for responsive records. Please be aware that if we have not heard from you by May 22, 2017, we will assume that you are no longer interested in pursuing your request, and this request will be administratively closed.
We are writing to you to attempt to clarify the scope of your request. However, if you consider this to be a denial, you may appeal this notification. Your appeal must be in writing, reference the tracking number listed above, and it must be received no later than 90 calendar days from the date of this letter. The Agency will not consider appeals received after the 90-calendar-day limit. Appeals received after 5:00 pm EST will be considered received the next business day.
Additionally, you may seek assistance from EPA’s FOIA Public Liaison at hq.foia@epa.gov or (202) 566-1667, or from the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS). You may contact OGIS in any of the following ways by email, ogis@nara.gov; telephone, (301) 837-1996 or (877) 684-6448; or fax, (301) 837-0348, or by mail, to:
Office of Government Information Services                                                     National Archives and Records Administration, Room 2510                                 8610 Adelphi Road                                                                                             College Park, MD 20740-6001
You may submit your appeal through one of the following methods:
1.  FOIAonline Account - you may submit an appeal through FOIAonline if you have an account.
2.  Email - you may E-mail your appeal to hq.foia@epa.gov. In the subject line, write ‘Freedom of Information Act Appeal’ and reference the tracking number listed above.
3.  Postal Service – Only mailed items are received at the 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue address. For quickest possible handling, the appeal letter and its envelope should be marked “Freedom of Information Act Appeal” and sent to:
National Freedom of Information Officer                                                               U.S. Environmental Protection Agency                                                                     FOIA and Privacy Branch                                                                                      1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Mailstop 2822T                                    Washington, DC 20460
Hand delivery, courier service or overnight delivery - address your appeal to:
National Freedom of Information Officer                                                               U.S. Environmental Protection Agency                                                                 FOIA and Privacy Branch                                                                                        301 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room 6416J                                           Washington, DC 20004

Sincerely,
Susan Haas haas.susan@epa.gov                                                                                        206.553.2120 (mailto:haas.susan@epa.gov)

From: thomas.felicia@epa.gov

EPA-R10-2017-007139 has been processed with the following final disposition: Records not reasonably described.

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