California Natural Resources Agency on TPP

Nicholas Gailey filed this request with the California Natural Resources Agency of California.
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From: Nicholas Gailey

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

All emails sent to and from the California Secretary for Natural Resources, John Laird, that reference the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP in the subject or body of the message between Jan 1, 2012 and Oct, 8 2013.

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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Nicholas Gailey

From: PRA Requests

Dear Nicholas Gailey,

My client does not have anything responsive to this request.
Best,
Emiko Burchill
Assistant General Counsel
California Natural Resources Agency

From: PRA Requests

Dear Dustan Batton,

I am responding to your request for public documents. The Natural Resources Agency ("Agency") has determined that it will provide you with responsive documents, subject to certain exemptions and qualifications, as explained. Please note, the Agency will not review the records of any other Boards, Departments, Commissions, or any other bodies that are separate legal entities to the Agency and maintain their own files. Additionally, the Agency will not produce documents already in the public domain.

The Agency will exempt/redact any communications that reveal its deliberative process, attorney-client work product, or other applicable exemptions-which I will clearly articulate upon the production date herein listed. Documents or information redacted or withheld under the deliberative process privilege will be exempted under the public interest balancing test set forth in Government Code §6255 and Evidence Code §1040. To prevent injury to the public interest, my client will exempt/redact only those email communications and other documents in which the public interest served by maintaining confidentiality clearly outweighs the public interest disclosure. (See Gov. Code, §6255 and Evid. Code, §1040.)

The Agency understands and takes seriously the requirements articulated by the California Supreme Court that each and every entry considered for redaction and/or exemption under the deliberative process exemption must clearly outweigh the interest of disclosure. (See Times Mirror v. Superior Court, supra, 53 Cal. 3d. 1325.) The Agency will only redact those entries that meet this standard.

The Agency will endeavor to make available responsive, non-exempt records contained within its files by March 28. If I can produce documents sooner than this date, I certainly will. I will do my best to make them electronically available for you and waive the fee, unless you prefer copies.

The Agency charges $0.15 per page for its direct cost of copying. The fee for copying reflects the Agency's direct photocopying costs, which include the cost of running the copying machine and the expense of the person operating it. The Agency fee does not include the cost of retrieving, inspecting, and handling the records, which is prohibited by the Public Records Act.
Best,
Emiko

Emiko Burchill
Assistant General Counsel
California Natural Resources Agency
1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1311
Sacramento, CA 95814

From: PRA Requests

Dear Dustan Batton,

Unfortunately, we won't be able to meet our goal of March 28, 2017 for production of documents regarding Vibrant Communities pursuant to the Public Records Act you requested. We are working on it diligently and will get it to you shortly. Thank you for understanding our need for a time extension.
Best,
Emiko

Emiko Burchill
Assistant General Counsel
California Natural Resources Agency
1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1311
Sacramento, CA 95814

From: PRA Requests

Responsive documents were mailed three weeks ago.
Best,
Emiko

From: PRA Requests

We just received a return to send for the responsive documents we mailed in April. Please provide us with the proper mailing address and will mail them again.
Best,
Emiko

From: PRA Requests

Hi,

Our previous attempt to mail you our documents was returned to us. We have not heard from you regarding the correct mailing address. Attached please find electronic versions of the documents.
Best,
Emiko

From: PRA Requests

Additionally, please note that my client has withheld only those documents containing attorney-client communications, work-product or the deliberative process privilege exempted under the public interest balancing test set forth in Government Code §6255.
Best,
Emiko

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