Website closures related to government shutdown (Environmental Protection Agency)

Zack Sampson filed this request with the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # EPA-HQ-2014-000328
Status
Completed

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From: Zack Sampson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents related to the operations of federal websites during the government shutdown. Specifically:

1) Memos and shutdown plans addressing the operation of this agency's websites during a government shutdown
2) Any cost-benefit analyses related to the operation of this agency's website during a government shutdown
3) Any security analyses related to the operation of this agency's website during a government shutdown
4) Annual budget documents showing the costs of operating of this agency's website

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 MuckRock.com, 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.

Sincerely,

Zack Sampson

From: hq.foia@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=090004d2800edac8)
* Tracking Number: EPA-HQ-2014-000328
* Requester Name: Zack Sampson
* Date Submitted: Thu Oct 17 00:00:00 EDT 2013
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
Requesting documents related to the operations of federal websites during the government shutdown.

From: hq.foia@epa.gov

10/22/2013 03:25 PM FOIA Request: EPA-HQ-2014-000328

See attached document.

From: hq.foia@epa.gov

10/24/2013 05:27 PM FOIA Request: EPA-HQ-2014-000328

From: hq.foia@epa.gov

Your request for Fee Waiver for the FOIA request EPA-HQ-2014-000328 has been
fully granted.
Additional details for this request are as follows:
* Request Created on:
10/17/2013
* Request Long Description:
Requesting documents related to the operations of federal websites during the government shutdown.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 1, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #EPA-HQ-2014-000328.

Thank you for your help.

From: Grimm, Patrick

Mr. Sampson,

Please find EPA's response to the MuckRock News FOIA titled, "Website Closures Related to Government Shutdown" attached. All fees associated with this request have been waived.

Sincerely,

Patrick L. Grimm, Associate Director
Office of Information Analysis and Access, Office of Environmental Information
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania, Ave., N.W., Mail Code: 2841T
Washington, DC 20460
202-566-1677

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