Through the Agency Maze: A How-To Citizen's Guide for Obtaining Information About Agency Actions Affecting the Delaware River Watershed

Mid-Atlantic Environmental Law Center, November 2000

137 Pages Posted: 28 Apr 2015

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James May

Widener University Delaware Law School

Wendy Carr

Independent

Date Written: November 1, 2000

Abstract

The purpose of the Guide is to provide a clear and concise "how to" manual for citizen use of FOIA and state right-to-know laws to obtain information, both written and electronic, concerning decisions made by federal and state agencies affecting the environs of the Delaware River Watershed. Specifically, this Guide is designed to answer the following questions:

-Who can obtain information from federal and state agencies? -What kinds of information can be obtained from federal and state agencies? -What information must be made available by federal and state agencies? -What information must be disclosed, and what may be withheld? -How much does it cost to make a request for information from state and federal agencies? -What legal options are available when an agency refuses to produce requested information?

Keywords: FOIA, freedom of information, environmental law, right-to-know, Delaware River, administrative agencies, federal government, local government

JEL Classification: K32

Suggested Citation

May, James and Carr, Wendy, Through the Agency Maze: A How-To Citizen's Guide for Obtaining Information About Agency Actions Affecting the Delaware River Watershed (November 1, 2000). Mid-Atlantic Environmental Law Center, November 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2597394

James May (Contact Author)

Widener University Delaware Law School ( email )

4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803-0406
United States

Wendy Carr

Independent

No Address Available

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