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Thursday, May 21, 2009

EPA puts status of FOIA requests online

From the Society of Environmental Journalists:
You may still be waiting for EPA to fulfill your FOIA request, but you can at least check easily on the status of your request -- thanks to a new online status report.

The Web page, browsable here, may state the obvious, but it could also save you time on the phone. You have to know your Request Identification Number, since that's how the requests are listed.

The report lists the date the request was received, the date a response is due, and the status (pending, closed, etc.)

It does not identify the requester or the information requested -- so you can not browse the status of other people's requests.

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