Dear Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality:
I am requesting an electronic copy of the current (as of the date/time of this request) database containing information pertaining to reclamation performance bonds for active Title V coal mines in Wyoming. I am requesting the following fields that correspond to every active permit Title V coal permit in which the bond status is also "active": permit number, mine name, company name, bond type, bonder and bond amount.
A nearly identical request was granted to me in September 2017, and I am merely requesting updated information in order to track what changes have occurred to levels of bonds. I am requesting a fee waiver for this request, as I am making this request in the process of reporting for the non-profit publication Energy News Network and the information will be used in the course of writing a journalistic article. If a cost is imposed on my request, please notify me prior to executing the request if it will cost more than $25.
If you deny any or all of this request, please cite the specific exemptions you feel justify the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law. I appreciate a timely completion of this request, and please contact me at the provided email or phone number if you require clarification on the request or if you feel as if the request is overly burdensome and could be streamlined via a discussion.
Thanks very much for your assistance in fulfilling my request.
All the best,