Water Evaluations, Wilmington NC (Environmental Protection Agency)

Working Narratives filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # EPA-R4-2017-008475
Est. Completion Aug. 2, 2017
Awaiting Appeal


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 reports, evaluations, test results, proposed testing, and related materials regarding water supplies and usage in Wilmington, North Carolina, created since January 1, 2016.

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

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=090004d2813a7741)
* Tracking Number: EPA-HQ-2017-008475
* Requester Name: Working Narratives
* Date Submitted: 06/15/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Requesting all reports, evaluations, test results, proposed testing, and related materials regarding water supplies and usage in Wilmington, North Carolina, created since January 1, 2016.


What is the requestor's name?

Linda E. Green
FOIA, Libraries & Accessiblity Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(202) 566-1667
email: green.lindae@epa.gov

From: Working Narratives

Hi Linda, Thanks for writing. We're submitting the request as an organization, but if you need a name, Ren Smith is fine.

From: woodard.lawana@epa.gov

The FOIA request EPA-HQ-2017-008475 has had its Tracking Number changed to EPA-R4-2017-008475. 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-2017-008475
* New Tracking Number: EPA-R4-2017-008475
* Requester Name: Ren Smith
* Date Submitted: 06/15/2017
* Long Description: Requesting all reports, evaluations, test results, proposed testing, and related materials regarding water supplies and usage in Wilmington, North Carolina, created since January 1, 2016.

From: woodard.lawana@epa.gov

06/20/2017 12:26 PM FOIA Request: EPA-R4-2017-008475

Dear Requester:
Thank you for your FOIA request to EPA Region 4.
You have requested records as described in the summary of your request, which you may search and view using the above reference number at https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home. (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home)
The FOIA Specialist assigned to respond to your request is Ms. Karen Cody, 404-562-9167 or cody.karen@epa.gov.
Please find attached additional important information regarding the processing of your request. Should you experience any problems with the processing of your request, please contact me directly.

LouAnn Gross
Chief, FOIA and Records Management Section
Office:  (404) 562-9642

From: Environmental Protection Agency

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Woodard-Burrell, Gwendolyn

Hi Mr. Smith,

I am forwarding your email to the Government Information Specialist that is handing your request, she will be able to answer any questions that you may have. Mrs. Karen Cody can also be reached at cody.karen@epa.gov<mailto:cody.karen@epa.gov> or 404-562-9167.

Thank You!

Lawana Burrell
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Policy & Management
Information Access, Integration & Systems Branch
61 Forsyth Street, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-562-8019
Fax: 404-562-8054
Email: woodard.lawana@epa.gov<mailto:woodard.lawana@epa.gov>

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From: Cody, Karen

Mr. Smith:
Pursuant to your FOIA request EPA needed an extension to perform an adequate search for the information you are requesting. The new due date is 8/2/17. An extension letter was sent to you.

Karen Cody
Government Information Specialist

From: Cody, Karen

Mr. Smith:
This email is regarding your FOIA request mentioned above. Attached is your response you asked to receive electronically. You will receive a final response letter in the mail. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Karen Cody
Government Information Specialist
EPA-Region 4
(404) 562-9167

From: Environmental Protection Agency

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: woodard.lawana@epa.gov

EPA-R4-2017-008475 has been processed with the following final disposition: Full grant. Dear Requester, In addition to the above system-generated information, we have mailed a response to you through postal mail, which provides detailed information regarding the closure of your request. If records are provided in response to your request, our goal is to provide those records in a format that offers the most ease of use to you. We release records through a variety of formats such as electronically in FOIAOnline, hardcopy or compact disk (CD). In most instances, the records are available for download in FOIAOnline unless they require release in an alternative format for some other reason (i.e. volume of responsive records or releasable only to the requestor).
The FOIA Specialist who processed your request will advise you regarding any important details regarding your request and is available to answer any questions you may have regarding processing. The FOIA Specialist who processed your request is Ms. Karen Cody, 404-562-9167 or cody.karen@epa.gov. Excellence in customer service and transparency is important to us and we strive to process all FOIA requests submitted to EPA Region 4 in a timely, professional and efficient manner. Should you have any concerns or questions regarding the EPA Region 4 FOIA Program, please contact me at 404-562-9642 or gross.louann@epa.gov Sincerely, LouAnn Gross Chief, Information Access Section
Records were released to the public as a result of this request. You may retrieve these records immediately using the following link: View Records.Over the next 2 hours, these records are also being added to FOIAonline's search pages, further enabling you to retrieve these documents associated with your FOIA request at any time. (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d2813a7741)

From: Alpha Assistance

Documents provided by Agency.

From: Working Narratives

We appeal the integrity of the search for EPA-R4-2017-008475. Thank you.