"EPA: Agency Merges Teams, Launches FOIA Office"

"EPA has created a new national office to help handle its Freedom of Information Act requests.

General counsel Matt Leopold said in an internal email obtained by E&E News that the agency will bring together two teams of EPA staffers from different programs who manage the public records requests and house them in one place in EPA's legal office.

"I am pleased to announce the creation of a new National Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office at EPA," Leopold told EPA employees in the email sent yesterday. "The FOIA Office brings together the FOIA program staff from the Office of Environmental Information and the staff from the FOIA Expert Assistance Team from the Office of General Counsel (OGC) into OGC.""

Kevin Bogardus reports for Greenwire April 24, 2018.

Source: Greenwire, 04/25/2018