Florida Public Records Act Request to the PSC

Matt Kasper filed this request with the Public Service Commission of Florida.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Matt Kasper

To the Office of Commission Clerk:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting an opportunity to obtain copies of all email correspondence, including carbon copied (cc’d) of Commissioners Julie I. Brown, Art Graham, Ronald A. Brisé, Donald J. Polmann, between representatives of NetCommunications, Emerging Issues Policy Forum, Harvard Electricity Policy Group, Critical Consumer Issues Forum, Gee Strategies.

The email domain names for the requested organizations are: @netcommworks.com (representatives of this organization also use the domain @aaedalliance.com); @emergingissuespolicyforum.org; @harvard.edu; @CCIForum.com; @geestrategies.com.

The timeframe of this public records request is between January 1, 2017 and August 27, 2017.

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.

Sincerely,

Matt Kasper

From: Ashley Quick

Good Morning, Mr. Kasper,

I am in receipt of your public records request, below, which will be responded to within 10 working days (9/12/17), if not sooner. Should a subsequent public records request be received today, it will be added as an additional item(s) to the initial PRR being acknowledged. I will contact you as soon as I have information regarding this request. I understand that you are seeking:

Copies of all email correspondence, including carbon copied (cc’d) of Commissioners Julie I. Brown, Art Graham, Ronald A. Brisé, Donald J. Polmann, between representatives of NetCommunications, Emerging Issues Policy Forum, Harvard Electricity Policy Group, Critical Consumer Issues Forum, Gee Strategies between January 1, 2017 and August 27, 2017.

Please note that requestors are invoiced for duplication services. Payment must be received before copies can be released. If the nature or volume of public records requested to be inspected or copied is such as to require extensive use of information technology resources or extensive clerical or supervisory assistance by personnel, or both, in addition to the actual cost of duplication, a “special service charge,” will be added to the charge for copies based on the cost incurred for such extensive use of information technology resources or the labor cost of the personnel providing the service, that is actually incurred for the clerical and supervisory assistance, or both. Also note that an agency may refuse to produce additional records if the fees for a previous request for records have not been paid by the requestor.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Ashley Quick
Florida Public Service Commission
2540 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 413-6393

From: Ashley Quick

Good Afternoon, Mr. Kasper,

To complete your public records request, the estimated staff time to compile the records is 1 hour at a rate of $28.15 per hour, for an estimated total cost of $28.15.

Please advise if you wish to proceed with this request. If so, you will be provided an itemized invoice for payment after the records are compiled, and the records will be provided upon payment.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Ashley Quick
Florida Public Service Commission
2540 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 413-6393

From: Carlotta Stauffer

Dear Mr. Kasper,

I apologize for this follow-up message. I failed to advise Ms. Quick of these details concerning the cost estimate for your records request:

* a search for “vaulted” emails (older than 30 days) can be done via an electronic search and should not result in a fee
* a search of more recent emails (less than 30 days old) will involve a manual process, thus the time and cost estimate as detailed by Ms. Quick, below

Please advise if you wish to have the email search include “all” emails, vaulted and unvaulted, which would result in a fee to you, or do you prefer to receive the vaulted emails only which will likely not have an associated fee. Should you have any questions, please call.

Sincerely,

Carlotta S. Stauffer
Commission Clerk
Florida Public Service Commission
2540 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Carlotta.Stauffer@psc.state.fl.us<mailto:Carlotta.Stauffer@psc.state.fl.us>
850.413.6728

From: Matt Kasper

Hi Carlotta,
Can you provide an estimate of the time/cost for the more recent emails?

Thank you,
Matt

From: Carlotta Stauffer

Good Morning, Mr. Kasper,

In response to your latest question about your records request:

* a search for “vaulted” emails (older than 30 days) can be done via an electronic search and should not result in a fee. These should be able to be produced by the stated deadline of 9/12.
* a search of more recent emails (less than 30 days old) will involve a manual process, thus the time and cost estimate as detailed by Ms. Quick, below (the estimated staff time to compile the records is 1 hour at a rate of $28.15 per hour, for an estimated total cost of $28.15).

Please advise if you wish to have the email search include “all” emails, vaulted and unvaulted, which would result in a fee to you, or do you prefer to receive the vaulted emails only which will likely not have an associated fee. Should you have any questions, please call.
Regards,

Carlotta S. Stauffer
Commission Clerk
Florida Public Service Commission
2540 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Carlotta.Stauffer@psc.state.fl.us<mailto:Carlotta.Stauffer@psc.state.fl.us>

From: Matt Kasper

Hi Carlotta,
I wish to have the search include both vaulted and unvaulted emails.

Thank you,
Matt

From: Carlotta Stauffer

Mr. Kasper,

We will proceed to prepare the records you have requested. I will be in touch when they are ready to arrange for payment and release of records. You have requested both vaulted and non-vaulted emails.

Sincerely,

Carlotta S. Stauffer
Commission Clerk
Florida Public Service Commission
2540 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Carlotta.Stauffer@psc.state.fl.us<mailto:Carlotta.Stauffer@psc.state.fl.us>
850.413.6728

From: Carlotta Stauffer

Dear Mr. Kasper,

I am following up with you concerning the TIME estimate for completion of your records request. Our offices were closed for three business days due to Hurricane Irma. I expect it may take approximately a week to fully complete your request. We may be able to provide you the vaulted emails by week’s end; however, the non-vaulted may take a few days longer. I am therefore extending your “due date” to 9/20/17 (or sooner). Once I have additional information or the records, I will be back in touch.

Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Carlotta S. Stauffer
Commission Clerk
Florida Public Service Commission
2540 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Carlotta.Stauffer@psc.state.fl.us<mailto:Carlotta.Stauffer@psc.state.fl.us>
850.413.6728

From: Matt Kasper

Hi,
Yes, I understand. I hope all is well.

Matt

From: Ashley Quick

Good Afternoon, Mr. Kasper,

Your public records request has been completed. The email records were placed on a CD and are being mailed to you today at the MuckRock address listed in your 8/28/17 email. If we may be of further assistance, please let us know.

Sincerely,

Ashley Quick
Florida Public Service Commission
2540 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 413-6393

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