Freedom of Information Act Process for EGLE

Michigan's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), MCL 15.231 et seq, provides that certain persons can receive copies or make inspections of most public records of public bodies upon written request. The person must sufficiently describe the records he or she seeks. The public body may charge a fee to cover the cost of complying with a person's FOIA request.

Please note that in the near future, all EGLE FOIA requests will be submitted using an online portal. Additional updates and details will be provided as the launch date nears. 

Until that time, FOIA requests directed to this Department can be sent by email or mail to:

Email: FOIA Coordinator

FOIA Coordinator
Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
P.O. Box 30473
Lansing, MI 48909-7973
Phone: 800-662-9278

FOIA request form (please use Internet Explorer or Firefox Web browsers);

View the Department's written procedures and guidelines.

View a written public summary of the Department’s procedures and guidelines.

View additional EGLE FOIA Information.

Transparency Liaison

Executive Directive 2019-11 requires state departments to designate an individual to serve as a transparency liaison for the department. The transparency liaison assists the public in accessing department records through the Freedom of Information Act process. The transparency liaison acts as an advocate for the disclosure of public records and for transparency and procedures that encourage public participation in public meetings. The transparency liaison also assists individuals seeking to participate in public meetings.

If you have questions about, or seek assistance with, the filing of an EGLE FOIA request, navigating the EGLE FOIA process, participating in an EGLE public meeting, or another open government issue, please contact the EGLE's Transparency Liaison by mail, email, or phone at:

EGLE Transparency Liaison
Administration Division
Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
P.O. Box 30473
Lansing, MI 48909-7973