Robert Potocki

Anyone have advice how to deal with the new EGLE FOIA enforcement?

Have had two very recent FOIA requests come back with invoices of $181 and $103 for search of records and then further scanning for sensitive information/redaction.

Both involved seeking basic information about PFAS contamination site and potential site.

EGLE Staff privately advises they are no longer able to answer simple question outside this procedure.

Some of the problem is the request to inspect files. I am looking for basic reports that may or may not include actual testing for the hazardous chemicals.

Believe may be influenced by Members of State Legislature who have concealed, and avoided testing at sites over time.

Also, as retiree——not about to pay for access to documents I am already taxed to maintain.

Anyone else having problems with EGLE? Any suggestions how this new barrier can be overcome?

Thanks!

Bob P

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