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Tracking Number : EPA-HQ-2016-002780

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Sebastian Blanco
Thu Jan 14 12:49:14 EST 2016
Thu Nov 30 00:00:00 EST 2017
Partial grant/partial denial

I previously requested communication documents between the EPA and VW from August and September 2015, as that was when I thought the EPA became aware of VW's "defeat device." I would still like those documents, but the lawsuit filed by the DOJ this month show that the EPA was first aware of questions about VW's diesel emissions in late 2014. Therefore, I would also like to request any communications between the EPA and VW that took place in May and June 2014 regarding questions about the automaker's diesel emissions. It appears from the lawsuit that the vehicles that initially caused questions to be raised were a 2012 Jetta and a 2013 Passat that were being tested by the Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines & Emissions at West Virginia University and the California Air Resources Board. These two organizations came to the EPA with their findings and the EPA went to VW. Therefore, I am also requesting the initial communications from WVA and CARB to the EPA regarding questions about VW's diesel emissions. These should also have taken place in May 2014. This request is being made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C.§ 552) for articles that will be made available to the public via my website AutoblogGreen as well as potentially other means. Both physical and digital copies of the requested files will be accepted.
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002780 Index of Withholding Microsoft Excel 0.014404296875 Fri Dec 01 09:56:55 EST 2017 Request
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