April 28, 2008 Louisiana Enterprise Zone Program Financial Incentives Division Business Incentives Division Louisiana Department of Economic

Development P O Box 94185 Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9185 Attention: Custodian of Public Records RE: PUBLIC RECORDS ACT REQUEST Dear Sir or Madam: Under the Public Records Act of Louisiana, R.S. 44:1 et seq., we request copies of the following public records: 1. Copies of any applications or documents relating to programs, incentives, proposals or agreements between Louisiana Department of Economic Development, Louisiana Enterprise Zone Program, or its departments, offices, agencies, boards, commissions, political subdivision, or any committee, subcommittee, advisory board, or task force thereof, any other instrumentality of the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, Louisiana Enterprise Zone Program, or its spokespersons and Murphy Oil Corporation or its subsidiaries or its officers, spokespersons or agents between August 29, 2005 and the present. This request for applications, proposals or agreements between the parties includes, but is not limited to contracts, memorandums of understanding, incentives, proposals, agreements, applications, related information, notes or emails to or from either party. 2. Copies of any correspondence between Louisiana Department of Economic Development, Louisiana Enterprise Zone Program or its departments, offices, agencies, boards, commissions, political subdivision, or any committee, subcommittee, advisory board, or task force thereof, any other instrumentality of the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, Louisiana Enterprise Zone Program or its spokespersons and Murphy Oil Corporation or its subsidiaries or its officers, spokespersons or agents between August 29, 2005 and the present. This request for correspondence between the parties includes, but is not limited to phone call records, letters, notes or emails to or from either party. We request a waiver or reduction of any fees connected with this request. The neighborhood association Concerned Citizens Around Murphy (CCAM) is a non-profit organization. This request is being made in the public interest, and furnishing this information will benefit

the public’s understanding of the transactions between our state's Louisiana Department of Economic Development, Louisiana Enterprise Zone Program and Murphy Oil Corporation. If for any reason, this request for information cannot be sent without cost, then prior to any copying, please notify us immediately with the reasons for the denial and the cost that will be involved. If you withhold any documents responsive to this request, please describe the material withheld and specify in detail the statutory or administrative basis for withholding it. All segregable, non-exempt parts of the documents should be provided. If you deny this request pursuant to R.S. 44:34, because the records are not in your custody or control, please answer the following questions in detail: 1. Is a copy of the requested public record usually located in your office? 2. Why is your copy of the requested public record absent from your office? 3. Where is your copy of the requested public record? 4. Who has received your copy of the requested public record? 5. How and from whom did the present custodian gain control of your copy of the requested public record? 6. What was the exact time your copy of the requested public record was taken from your custody and control? 7. When will your copy of the requested public record be returned to your office? 8. Is there any other public official who has a copy of the requested public record? 9. State the name or names of anyone who has a copy of the requested public record. 10. State the location(s) where the requested public record can be viewed. 11. State the hours and dates when the requested public record can be viewed. Please respond to this request within five days as required by law. See La. Rev. Stat. Ann. Section 44:35(A). If you have any questions, or require clarification of this request, please contact us at the phone numbers listed below. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Sincerely,

Concerned Citizens Around Murphy (CCAM) Suzanne Kneale, Officer 2114 Corinne Drive Chalmette, LA 70043 504-271-2805 or 504-416-6848 SJRKneale@aol.com

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