Successful EPA Fee Waiver Requests

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America.
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of any successful fee waiver request letters submitted by FOIA requesters. Please limit the search to requests for fee waivers, whether formal or informal, submitted between June 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Michael Morisy

From: Environmental Protection Agency

From: Environmental Protection Agency

From: Environmental Protection Agency

From: Vivian Warden <>

Mr. Michael Morisy
MuckRock News
P. O. Box 55810
Boston, MA 02205-5819

RE: Request number HQ-FOI-00522-12

Dear Mr. Morisy:

This is regarding your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeking a copy of any
successful fee waiver request letters submitted by FOIA requesters
between June 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011. A list of FOIA request
cases have been granted a fee waiver is available at We ask that you please
identify which requests you are seeking. In order for us to proceed
with your information request, we need you to list the specific case
numbers that you seek. We will also need your written assurance of
payment. We have estimated that the cost to process your request will
be calculated at $7.00 (15 minutes) per request case number you specify.

Please respond to us at by February 17, 2012, or we will
assume that you are no longer interested in pursuing your request and
will close this case. Please refer to the FOIA number HQ-FOI-00522-12
in your response. Please call Larry Gottesman at 202-566-1667 if you
have any questions. Thank you.

US Environmental Protection Agency
FOIA and Privacy Branch
(202) 566-1667 (main FOIA phone)
(202) 566-2147 (FOIA fax)

From: Michael Morisy


While my request for a media fee waiver was rejected, I am still in the media requester category and I should only be charged direct duplication costs for pages after the first 100 pages.

I narrow my request to copies of successful fee waivers requested and received in October and November 2011.

Thanks for your help.

- Michael

From: Vivian Warden <>

From: Vivian Warden <>

(See attached file: Assurance of Payment Request HQ-FOI-00522-12.tif)

Please call if you have any questions. Thank you.

FOIA and Privacy Branch

From: Environmental Protection Agency