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By the Numbers: 20,444 FOIA requests fulfilled in Fiscal Year 2023

EGLE processed 20,444 requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in Fiscal Year 2023. The Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides all persons (except persons incarcerated in correctional facilities) with access to public records of public bodies.

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

Many public documents are available online, including the MiEnviro portal, which is the new software product for electronic notification, permitting, emissions reporting and compliance.

New in 2023 is the ability to access public records via the Remediation Information Data Exchange (RIDE), which allows the public to access records that have been scanned and filed in the Electronic Document Management (EDM) system by EGLE’s Remediation and Redevelopment Division. Paper files are still being scanned into the EDM system, and therefore not all files are available through RIDE. However, the number of files available through RIDE continues to grow.