Nancy Beck

Working Narratives filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2017-009767
Due Oct. 6, 2017
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Working Narratives

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All correspondence between the email address and email accounts including the domain name "" since January 20, 2017. This is to include but not be limited to correspondence referencing the American Chemistry Council. We seek the initial correspondence as well as any response, follow-up, or attachment to the correspondence.

If it is your position that any portion of the requested records is exempt from disclosure, we request that you provide it with an index of those documents as required under Vaughn v. Rosen, 484 F.2d 820 (D.C. Cir. 1973), cert. denied, 415 U.S. 977 (1972).

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.


Working Narratives


This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (
* Tracking Number: EPA-HQ-2017-009767
* Requester Name: * *
* Date Submitted: 07/25/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Requesting all correspondence between the email address and email accounts including the domain name "" since January 20, 2017.


Please provide a name to associate with this request. Thank you.

FOIA, Libraries & Accessiblity Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(202) 566-1667

From: Working Narratives

Ren Smith. Thnx.

From: Working Narratives

Hi, Wondering what the eta of the requested data is. Much thanks.

From: Latham, John

Good morning:

I would like to schedule a time with you to discuss your request.
Best regards,
John Latham Jr.
OCSPP Continuity of Operations Planner (COOP)
WJC East Building Occupant Emergency Coordinator
OPPT Audit Follow-up Coordinator
1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20460
Ph: 202-564-6754
Fax: 202-564-8197

From: Rend Smith

Hi John, Sure. When is the best time to reach you?

From: Latham, John

I’m checking the availability of my colleagues and will touch base with you tomorrow morning.

From: Latham, John

Good morning,

Are you available 11:30 am this morning for a conference call?

From: Working Narratives

Morning John, Sounds fine. Your number the one to call?

From: Latham, John

It would be easier if I called you and conference in my colleague. What’s your contact number?

From: Working Narratives


From: Working Narratives

Hi John, As per our phone conversation, I ask that you first fulfill whatever portion of EPA-HQ-2017-009767 you can fulfill within 20 business days and then fulfill the remainder of the request as promptly as possible. As a nonprofit located in Wilmington, North Carolina, a community currently facing a drinking water crisis brought on by expulsions of chemical waste, we see the nature of this request as time sensitive and in the public interest. Much thanks.


Hi John, The due date for this request is today and we're wondering when we
can expect it. Thanks!

Rend Smith, Communications Director
Working Narratives
Work: (202) 596-7363
Visit our Website: http://www, |
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Home base: North Carolina

Working Narratives
PO BOX 448
Wilmington, NC 28401

From: Environmental Protection Agency

Good morning,

We're in the process of searching emails.
Best regards,

John Latham Jr.

Environmental Protection Agency

12000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Washington, DC. 20460

(202) 564-6754

From: Working Narratives

Hi John, Thanks. What's your time frame?

From: Working Narratives

Also, in order to complete this request as quickly and efficiently as possible, we request the EPA utilize its "e-discovery tools kit" to locate the relevant records. According to a statement made to the IT trade journal GCN by an EPA representative, the EPA's "email system is a cloud-based application, and our current suite of [e-discovery] tools does collect relevant data from email."

We prefer the use of e-discovery tools to asking EPA Deputy Assistant Administrator Nancy Beck to conduct a search of her own email records, as that approach is likely to be time consuming and yield less accurate and comprehensive results.
As this request was filed over three months ago, we are also open to additional search methods used by the Office of Environmental Information, Office of Information Collection (OIC) that could speed completion of this request.