Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - April 22, 2013) - On April 18, 2013, the Information Access Operations of the provincial government sent a letter to Pacific Booker, through its legal counsel, which provided clarification regarding the Ministry of the Environment's ("MOE") April 8 and April 9, 2013 responses to Pacific Booker's freedom of information requests. As described in further detail in the news release issued by Pacific Booker on April 17, 2013, the MOE's April 8 and April 9, 2013 responses had stated the MOE had no records responsive to Pacific Booker's freedom of information requests.
The government's April 18, 2013 letter clarified the MOE's previous responses, as follows: "This correspondence confirms that, for the purposes of [the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act], the Environmental Assessment Office is not considered a distinct public body separate from the Ministry of Environment. That is to say, the file prefixes EAO and MOE are used for administrative purposes only. While our correspondence on files MOE-2013-00069 and MOE-2013-00078 advised you that the Ministry of Environment had not located responsive records, it would have been more accurate to advise you that the records in the custody or control of the Environmental Assessment Office would include those sent to and received from the Minister's Office and would continue to be processed under files EAO-2013-00014 and EAO-2013-00016."
Pacific Booker continues to await the EAO's response to the Company's freedom of information request, submitted on March 20, 2013, for: (1) all documents submitted by the EAO to the MOE and/or the Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Natural Gas between August 1, 2012 and October 1, 2012; and (2) all documents relating to the denial of Pacific Booker's application for an environmental assessment certificate.
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