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DEQ FOIA InformationAgency: Environmental Quality
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.
Link for the Attorney General's FOIA and Open Meetings Act Website: http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-164-20988_18160---,00.html
Please note that FOIA requests for Southeast Michigan (SEMI) District Wayne County sources/sites, Air Quality Division files are located in the DEQ Detroit Office located at Cadillac Place, 3058 W. Grand Boulevard, Suite 2-300, Detroit, Michigan. If a file review is requested/required for Wayne County sources/sites, a separate trip to the Detroit Office may be needed to complete your review. The FOIA liaison for the Air Quality Division, SEMI District, splits her time between both the Warren and Detroit Offices and appointments are available when she is in the office. Please keep this in mind when you are planning your timeline for your project deadline.
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:
How do I submit a FOIA?
Please provide as much detail as possible about the information you are seeking, including the street address, city and county of the facility;or property. Include your name, mailing, address, fax number, e-mail address, and daytime telephone number.
First Name, Last Name and Daytime Phone Number
You will also notice the location for the Date field was moved and is a required field.
The Site 1 information is now a required field.
The County for each site is now a drop-down list.
You will also notice the font has been increased on the form.
Will I be charged for information requested under FOIA?
How long will it take to receive information requested under FOIA?
Waiver of Fee:
Aboveground and Underground Storage Tank (AST/UST) Regulatory Programs
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.
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