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DEQ FOIA Information
The Michigan Freedom of Information Act, Public Act 442 of 1976, as amended (FOIA) regulates and sets requirements for the disclosure of public records by all public bodies.
Important Organizational Change
Effective December 2, 2012, the Aboveground and Underground Storage Tank (AST/UST) regulatory programs were transferred from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (DLARA). The Leaking Underground Storage Tank program remains in the DEQ.
All FOIA requests related to the AST/UST regulatory programs, should be submitted directly to DLARA at the link below:
Jim Lucas, AST/UST FOIA Coordinator
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Fire Services
P.O. Box 30700
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Effective March 1, 2013, the DEQ will issue a "Records Don't Exist" letter for AST and UST FOIA requests. The requester must forward these requests to DLARA.
Do I need to submit a FOIA?
Maybe not. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) provides online access to several databases that may contain the information you need. The following is broken down by Divison category:
Please provide as much detail as possible about the information you are seeking, including the street address, city and county of a facility or property. Include your name, mailing address, fax number, e-mail address, and daytime telephone number.
Will I be charged for information requested under FOIA?
How long will it take to receive information requested under FOIA?
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