List of accounts blocked by EPA Twitter accounts

Joe Wertz filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # EPA-HQ-2017-010713
Due Sept. 20, 2017
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Joe Wertz

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A list of accounts blocked on Twitter accounts administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or its personnel or representatives, including but not limited to:


I’m requesting EPA provide the lists as a .csv file, an export option Twitter provides account administrators under the “Settings and Privacy” menu.

StateImpact Oklahoma is entitled to a fee waiver because it is a news media organization, 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 StateImpact Oklahoma has the ability and the intention to effectively convey information contained within the requested records to a broad public audience.

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.


Joe Wertz



This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (
* Tracking Number: EPA-HQ-2017-010713
* Requester Name: Joe Wertz
* Date Submitted: 08/22/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Requesting a list of accounts blocked on Twitter accounts administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or its personnel or representatives

From: White, Candace

Hello Mr. Wertz,

I’m sorry that quite a bit of time has passed, since you submitted your request. I wanted to let you know that we are currently working on your request and hope to have you all of the information you requested within 2 weeks of this email.

As you can imagine, the Office of Public Affairs, which is where your FOIA has been assigned, is absolutely swamped with FOIA requests and have been for some time. And, similarly, our E-Discovery services have been overwhelmed by an unprecedented number of FOIA requests.

Again, please know that we are working very hard to get you the requested information.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at<> or 202-564-4308. Additionally, at any point in time you may seek assistance from EPA’s FOIA Public Liaison at<> or (202) 566-1667, or from the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS). You may contact OGIS in any of the following ways: by mail at: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, Room 2510, 8610 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001; by email at:<>; by telephone at: (202) 741-5770 or (877) 684-6448; or fax, (202) 741-5769.

Thank you for your interest in the Environmental Protection Agency.

Kind Regards,

Candace S White
Program Analyst
Office of The Administrator / Office of Public Affairs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
202-564-4308 Desk
202-731-3188 Cell<>

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