Coalition Public Information Requests

Maryland Department of Environment

The Coalition made three separate, individual public information requests to the Maryland Department of Environment by three of its Executive Commitee members, including requests from: Commissioner Ronald H. Fithian, Commissioner C. Paul Smith, and Commissioner Wilbur Levengood, Jr.  Initially, the requests were handled as individual mailings; however, correspondence soon encompassed all three requests together as one grouping.  The documents below portray the exchange between the Coalition and MDE, first with the individual requests and then to the later group correspondence.

Coalition MPIA to MDE #1
Dated March 25, 2014, requesting information pertaining to Exelon's Conowingo Dam water quality certification application.
Clean Chesapeake Coalition MPIA 1 to MDE[...]
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MPIA Request #1 and related correspondence between Executive Committee Chair Ronald H. Fithian and MDE:

Coalition MPIA to MDE #1
Dated February 8, 2013, regarding request for public information on the participation of the MD Department of Environment with the Conowingo Dam concerns and general Chesapeake Bay restoration.
CCC MPIA Request 1 to MDE.pdf
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MDE Response to Coalition MPIA #1 to MDE
Dated February 12, 2013 from MDE PIA Coordinator Amanda Degen.
Response letter from MDE re PIA 2-14-201[...]
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Coalition's Follow-up to MDE's Initial Response re MPIA #1
Dated February 19, 2013, a letter supporting request for a fee waiver in follow-up to MDE's initial response to MPIA request #1.
CCC Response to MDE re Fee Waiver Challe[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [186.4 KB]

MPIA Request #2 and related correspondence between Executive Committee Member C. Paul Smith and MDE:

Coalition MPIA to MDE #2 (Commissioner Paul Smith)
Dated February 11, 2013, regarding request for public information regarding the environmental efforts related to the Susquehanna River, amongst other items.
CCC MPIA Request 2 to MDE.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [917.4 KB]
MDE Response to Coalition MPIA #2 to MDE
Dated February 21, 2013, from MDE Science Service Administration PIA Liaison Susan Douglas.
Response from MDE to Paul Smith 2-21-201[...]
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Coalition's Follow-up to MDE's Initial Response re MPIA #2
Dated February 24, 2013, support for request for a fee waiver in follow-up to MDE's initial response to MPIA request #2.
CCC Response to MDE re Fee Waiver Challe[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [182.7 KB]

MPIA Request #3 and related correspondence between Executive Committee Member Wilbur Levengood, Jr. and MDE:

Coalition MPIA to MDE #3
Dated February 20, 2013, regarding request for public information on the re-licensing of the Conowingo Dam.
CCC MPIA Request 3 to MDE.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [360.5 KB]
MDE Response to Coalition MPIA #3 to MDE
Dated February 28, 2013, from MDE PIA Coordinator Amanda Degen.
Letter to W.L from MDE Amanda Degen Re. [...]
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Coalition's Follow-up to MDE's Initial Response re MPIA #3
Dated March 1, 2013, support for request for a fee waiver in follow-up to MDE's initial response to MPIA request #3.
CCC Response to MDE re Fee Waiver Challe[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1'020.2 KB]

Correspondence between the Coalition and MDE regarding all three public information requests:

MDE Letter Dated March 11, 2013
MDE's Samantha Kappalman, Director of Communications and Digital Strategy, response to Coalition PIA requests.
MDE Comprehensive Response to RF PS WL 1[...]
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Coalition Response to MDE Regarding Focus of MPIA Requests
Dated March 13, 2013, responses to MDE regarding the scope of focus desired by the Coalition MPIA requests.
CCC Response to MDE re MPIA Scope.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [391.9 KB]
Coalition Letter to MDE Secretary Regarding March 11, 2013 Correspondence
Dated March 20, 2013, letter to MDE Secretary Summers regarding fee waiver for Coalition MPIA requests.
CCC Letter to MDE Secretary re Fee Waive[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [194.2 KB]
Coalition Response to MDE re MPIA Clarification
Dated March 25, 2013, Coalition letter providing clarification to MDE so as to satisfy the Coalition's MPIA requests.
CCC Response to MDE re MPIA Clarificatio[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [368.1 KB]
MDE Fee Waiver Correspondence
Dated March 29, 2013, from Samantha Kappalman, MDE, regarding fee waiver determination.
Ltr from S. Kappalman re Fee Waiver 3-29[...]
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MDE Fee Waiver Denial - FINAL DECISION
Dated April 18, 2013, MDE denial of fee waiver for Coalition MPIA request.
MDE Response. Fee Amt. 4-18-2013.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [411.0 KB]

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

MDNR responds to Coalition MPIA re Exelon's Water Quality Certification for Conowingo Dam
Dated May 13, 2014.
DNR response to CCC PIA request re Exelo[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [18.7 KB]
Coalition MPIA to MDNR re Exelon's Water Quality Certification for Conowingo Dam
Dated March 25, 2014, requesting information pertaining to Exelon's Conowingo Dam water quality certification application.
Clean Chesapeake Coalition MPIA 1 to DNR[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [445.7 KB]
Coalition MPIA to MDNR re Oyster Grant
Dated March 11, 2013, requesting information pertaining to a federal grant focused on oyster restoration.
CCC MPIA to DNR re Oyster Grant.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [375.9 KB]

United States Environmental Protection Agency

Coalition FOIA to U.S. EPA
Dated March 29, 2013, regarding request for public information on the participation of the U.S. EPA in the Chesapeake Bay TMDL and the Conowingo Dam concerns.
CCC FOIA to USEPA.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [283.4 KB]

United States Geological Survey, Department of Interior

Pennsylvania Tributaries

USGS response to Clean Chesapeake Coalition FOIA re PA rivers
Dated September 3, 2015.
2015-00196 - Response_signed.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [210.9 KB]
Clean Chesapeake Coalition FOIA re PA rivers
Dated August 7, 2015.
Clean Chesapeake Coalition - USGS FOIA ([...]
Adobe Acrobat document [96.4 KB]

Circular 1406 Modified Photo FOIAs

Clean Chesapeake Coalition Letter re USGS Scott Phillips Complaint
Dated December 23, 2015.
Clean Chesapeake Coalition - USGS Scott [...]
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Letter to the CCC from the United States Department of the Interior re Complaint of Violations
Dated November 4, 2015.
Letter from the US Dept. of the Interior[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [61.4 KB]
DOI Decision on FOIA Appeal
Dated September 28, 2015.
2015-138 FOIA Appeal Decision.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [69.3 KB]
USGS Response to Clean Chesapeake Coalition Letter to OIG
Dated September 15, 2015
USGS response to OIG letter 15Sep2015.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [41.1 KB]
Clean Chesapeake Coalition Letter to Office of Inspector General - Comments on USGS FOIA Responses
Dated August 12, 2015.
Clean Chesapeake Coalition USGS OIG Lett[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [2.0 MB]
USGS Final Response to CCC Follow-up FOIA re Satellite Modification
Dated August 7, 2015.
USGS FOIA follow-up - Final Response - 7[...]
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USGS Interim Response to CCC Follow-up FOIA re Satellite Modification
Dated July 24, 2015.
USGS modify response letter.pdf
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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION APPEAL - CCC - FOIA Follow-Up - USGS Circular 1406
Dated June 24, 2015
CCC - FOIA Appeal - Packet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.7 MB]
Follow-up to Clean Chesapeake Coalition FOIA to USGS re Satellite Modification
Dated June 24, 2015.
Clean Chesapeake Coalition - USGS FOIA F[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [102.4 KB]
USGS Response to Coalition FOIA
Dated June 1, 2015.
2015-00154 - Final Response_signed.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [149.2 KB]
Clean Chesapeake Coalition FOIA to USGS re Satellite Modification
Dated May 13, 2015.
Clean Chesapeake Coalition - FOIA Reques[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [96.5 KB]
USGS CCC Calling Card Comparison - USGS Circular 1406
USGS CCC Calling Card Comparison.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [168.7 KB]

Conowingo Dam FOIA

Coalition FOIA to USGS
Dated February 14, 2013,regarding request for information pertaining to USGS' involvement with the Conowingo Dam, with a focus on the re-licensing process.
CCC FOIA Request USGS.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [196.6 KB]
USGS Response to Coalition FOIA
Dated Mach 25, 2013, USGS response to Coalition.
Comprehensive USGS Response.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]
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