|Submitted||Nov. 12, 2016|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), Ark. Code Ann. § § 25-19-101 to 25-19-109, I hereby request the following records:
Any and all patents, trademarks, copyrights, or any other rights owned by the University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center or by any representative, employee, or affiliate obtained and/or supported during his or her affiliation with the office.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.
Beryl C.D. Lipton
Dear Ms. Lipton:
In regard to your November 12, 2016 emailed public records request (received November 14, 2016), please be advised that the University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center operates under the aegis of the U of A System Division of Agriculture, where records requests are managed through the office of Barbara Batiste, Civil Rights Compliance Officer, copied here.
Rebecca Morrison • Public Information Officer
215 Davis Hall • University Relations • University of Arkansas • Fayetteville, AR 72701
Dear Ms. Tipton,
Your e-mail was forwarded to my office, as I am the person responsible for handling all public records requests for the Division of Agriculture Research & Extension. As a public entity in the State of Arkansas, we must disclose public records, unless otherwise exempt, under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act only to citizens of the State of Arkansas. It appears that you are not a citizen of the State of Arkansas, and as such, we will not be able to disclose the information you have requested. If you have any questions, please respond by e-mail.
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