Gas pipeline facilities, leaks, scheduled replacements (Brookline Town Clerk)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Brookline Town Clerk of Brookline, MA.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

* All maps of pipeline facilities (services, mains, regulators, etc.) provided by utility companies, including details regarding the age or dates of the installation of the pipeline, the material of the pipeline, and whether the pipeline is high pressure or low pressure. If you have these maps in shapefiles or in arc GIS, those formats are preferable.

* The most recent inventory of outstanding leaks on the distribution system within the boundaries of municipality, including the location of the leak, date the leak was identified/classified, the grade of the leak, whether the leak has been reclassified or designated for repair, and the date on which the inventory was compiled.

* The list or map of pipeline segments currently scheduled for replacement.

This information should be available to the municipality as required by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 164, Section 144 (https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXXII/Chapter164/Section144).

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.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 5, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Mark Mansfield

Mr. Lipton,

Attached you will find a copy of the most recent list of outstanding gas leaks in the town of Brookline submitted to us by National Grid in August of 2014. We also have a book showing the gas mains throughout the town of Brookline, which has not been updated for some time. This book contains more than 100 pages. You are more than welcome to come into the Engineering office to obtain copies from the book for a fee.

Mark Mansfield
Permit Inspector-Engineering Division
617.730.2693
mmansfield@brooklinema.gov

From: Joslin Murphy

Hello Mark - Could you call me at ext. 2190? Thanks, Joslin Murphy

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