Bielefeldt emails about glyphosate

Stephan Neidenbach filed this request with the University of Colorado Boulder of Colorado.
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From: Stephan Neidenbach


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All emails to or from Angela Bielefeldt, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department, with any of the following terms:

kidney
Sri Lanka
glyphosate
CKD
CKDu

Please include any such emails from February 1, 2018 to the present.

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.

Sincerely,

Stephan Neidenbach

From: University of Colorado Boulder

Hi Stephan,

We've received and are researching your CORA request. My understanding is that the number of responsive emails is small, but we are still coordinating the gathering and review of these records. Pursuant to C.R.S. §24-72-203(3)(b), CU Boulder requires an extension of up to seven working days to respond to your request. I'll share additional information as it becomes available to me, and please know that we will work to fulfill your request as quickly as possible.

Best wishes,

Scott
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Scott Bocim
Custodian of Records / Assistant to the Chancellor
University of Colorado Boulder
17 UCB
303-492-8908
Scott.Bocim@Colorado.edu<mailto:Scott.Bocim@Colorado.edu>
coracuboulder@colorado.edu<mailto:coracuboulder@colorado.edu>

From: University of Colorado Boulder

Hi Stephan,

In the case of your CORA request, a very small number of responsive emails were identified in our initial research, and we coordinated directly with Dr. Bielefeldt to compile the records. Please find attached the first batch of records that have been located through this process. Due to file sizes, I'll be sending a second email with the remaining records.

There are three additional email records provided by Dr. Bielefeldt, but review by Counsel determined that they must be withheld in their entirety in accordance with CORA C.R.S. § 24-72-204(1)(b), which does not allow access to "education records" pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law which protects student privacy, particularly records that contain "personally identifiable information" of students. These email records contained numerous attachments that did not include FERPA-protected information; we have provided those attachments in "orphaned" form. Furthermore, one of the email records (subject: "Fwd Ethics Conference") contained incidental FERPA-protected information, so we converted the record to PDF form and are providing it to you with a single redaction. Another email record from a prospective student was not determined to contain FERPA-protected information, but we redacted the prospective student's email address under CORA C.R.S. § 24-72-204(2)(a)(VII) on the premise that it is in the public interest for prospective students to be able to reach out to the University without their email addresses becoming public information.

There is one additional attachment to the email chain with the subject line "FW Upcoming BoD meeting" provided by Dr. Bielefeldt that relates to an conference agenda for the American Society of Civil Engineers. We suspect that it is not responsive to your request, but we are happy to review if desired. That review will likely require outreach to the organization in question and to specific contacts to determine if any of the information is deemed to be proprietary confidential information under CORA.

If you'd prefer us to go through a more formal IT-conducted search, please let us know and we will be happy to do so. Please note, though, that work already completed has exceeded the free first hour, and any additional time will be charged at the standard CORA rate of $30/hour. We can provide you with a time/cost estimate if desired.

Best wishes,

Scott
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Scott Bocim
Custodian of Records / Assistant to the Chancellor
University of Colorado Boulder
17 UCB
303-492-8908
Scott.Bocim@Colorado.edu<mailto:Scott.Bocim@Colorado.edu>
coracuboulder@colorado.edu<mailto:coracuboulder@colorado.edu>

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From: University of Colorado Boulder

Hi Stephan,

Attached are the remaining responsive records.

Best wishes,

Scott
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Scott Bocim
Custodian of Records / Assistant to the Chancellor
University of Colorado Boulder
17 UCB
303-492-8908
Scott.Bocim@Colorado.edu<mailto:Scott.Bocim@Colorado.edu>
coracuboulder@colorado.edu<mailto:coracuboulder@colorado.edu>

From: Stephan Neidenbach

Hi,

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

Sincerely,
Stephan Neidenbach

From: University of Colorado Boulder

You’re welcome, Stephan! Have a great day!

Scott
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Scott Bocim
Custodian of Records / Assistant to the Chancellor
University of Colorado Boulder
17 UCB
303-492-8908
Scott.Bocim@Colorado.edu<mailto:Scott.Bocim@Colorado.edu>
coracuboulder@colorado.edu<mailto:coracuboulder@colorado.edu>

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