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2021 By the Numbers -- 20,649 FOIA requests fulfilled

Freedom of Information Act graphic with gavel(This is the latest in a series of "By the Numbers" items that will summarize EGLE's work in 2021.)

EGLE processed 20,649 requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in Fiscal Year 2021, which averaged out to be 77 new FOIA requests each day. It marked the first full year that the department used the online FOIA Request Center.

Information on submitting requests and how to use the portal is available on EGLE's FOIA resource page.

Many public documents are available online through portals including the MiWaters portal and web pages for topics of high interest like the Benton Harbor Drinking Water Response.

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