Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)

Graham Kates filed this request with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of the United States of America.
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17-09876-F

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From: Graham Kates

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails, memorandums or reports that reference the "Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice" or "EJ IWG", produced during the year 2016, and between January 1, 2017 and June 25, 2017.

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,

Graham Kates

From: Brown, Barbara (VACO FOIA)

Dear Mr. Kates,

This is to acknowledge your June 27, 2017, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) requesting a copy of all emails, memorandums, or reports that reference the "Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice or "EJIWG" produced during the year of 2016 and between January 1, 2017 and June 25, 2017.

The FOIA Service received your request on June 27, 2017, and assigned it tracking number 17-09876-F. Please refer to this number when communicating with the VA about this request.

The records you seek are not located in this office. The records for your FOIA request would be maintained by the Office of Asset Enterprise Management. Your request has been referred to Ms. Kelli Emery at the following address:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Asset Enterprise Management
Attention: Ms. Kelli Emery
810 Vermont Avenue, NW (044)
Washington, DC 20420
Phone: (202) 590-8793
Facsimile: (202) 632-7146

Questions regarding the status of your request should be directed to Ms. Emery.

If you have any further questions concerning this letter, you may contact Ms. Barbara Brown at (202) 632-7382.

Sincerely,

Barbara J. Brown
Government Information Specialist
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Privacy and Records Management
VA FOIA Service (005R1C)

202-632-7382 (Telephone)
202-400-5958 (Mobile)
202-632-7581 (Fax)
Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

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From: Brown, Barbara (VACO FOIA)

Please contact Ms. Kelli Emery at the phone number below. She is processing your request. Thank you.

From: Emery, Kelli

Dear Mr. Kates,

This email serves as your official response to Freedom of Information Act request in which you requested "All emails, memorandums or reports that reference the "Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice" or " EJ IWG" produced during the year 2016 and between January 1, 2017 and June 25 2017. Attached please find your original request, and responsive documents as well as the email link below to the report. The last EJ report that we did was an FY 2015 report that was finalized February 2016 (so it falls in the timeframe of the FOIA)

The EJ Report is our website
https://www.energy.va.gov/docs/VA_EnvironmentalJusticeImplementationReport2015.pdf

The agency contacts are posted on EPA's public website:
https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/federal-interagency-working-group-environmental-justice-ej-iwg

Could you please confirm receipt

Thank you,

Kelli Emery
Project Manager
Office of Asset Enterprise Management (044)
Investment and Enterprise Development Service (044C)
Telephone: 202-590-8793
FAX: 202-273-9374
kelli.emery@va.gov<mailto:kelli.emery@va.gov>

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