BU Bio Lab

Ava Sasani filed this request with the Boston Public Health Commission of Boston, MA.
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From: Ava Sasani


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Please provide all documents related to the Boston Public Health Commission to give final approval to the “BU Biolab” also known as “NEIDL BSL-4 Lab.” The decision is referenced in this article:

https://www.bu.edu/articles/2017/neidl-bsl-4-lab-approved

The Boston Public Health Commission’s decision was released in December 2017, but please provide all documents--including memorandums, official communications, reports--that occurred between January 2013 and December 2017, pertaining to the decision to approve the NEIDL BSL-4 Lab.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ava Sasani

From: Boston Public Health Commission

Dear Ms. Sasani,

Attached please find the Commission's response seeking additional time to adequately respond to your public records request.

Thank you,
Best,
_____________________________
Batool Raza
Assistant General Counsel
Boston Public Health Commission
1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-534-5609
Fax: 617-419-1647

CONFIDENTIALITY AND INADVERTENT DISCLOSURE NOTICE:

The substance of this message, including any attachments, may be confidential, legally privileged and/or exempt from disclosure pursuant to Massachusetts law. It is intended solely for the addressee. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.

From: Boston Public Health Commission

Hello,

We have the documents ready and will be uploading them on the link in your signature. Your initial request asked for accessible format including text-to-speech documents. We do not have documents in that format. The documents are in Word and PDF.
Thanks,

From: Boston Public Health Commission

Dear Ms. Sasani,

Attached please find the Commission’s response to your request. The responsive documents are contained in this link: https://bphc-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/braza_bphc_org/EkUJRdNYO7VOgOkbqNGRSX8B-uXrZ4LnmjEmSoQVIX2u4g?e=eVGyM8

I will also be uploading these documents to the link included in the “Upload documents directly” link contained in your email signature. Please confirm receipt.

Any questions, please feel free to ask.

Best,
_____________________________
Batool Raza
Assistant General Counsel
Boston Public Health Commission
1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-534-5609
Fax: 617-419-1647

CONFIDENTIALITY AND INADVERTENT DISCLOSURE NOTICE:

The substance of this message, including any attachments, may be confidential, legally privileged and/or exempt from disclosure pursuant to Massachusetts law. It is intended solely for the addressee. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.

From: Boston Public Health Commission

Dear Ms. Sasani,

Attached please find the Commission's response and responsive documents.

Thank you,
Batool Raza
Assistant General Counsel,
Records Access Officer,
Boston Public Health Commission
e: braza@bphc.org

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From: Ava Sasani

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Ava Sasani

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