Communications With Mountain Valley Pipeline, April 5, 2018-present (Franklin County Sheriff)

Christopher Schiano filed this request with the Franklin County Sheriff of Franklin County, VA.
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Communications

From: Christopher Schiano

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any text messages, emails, letters, or any other records of written or digital communications between any employee of your agency and any representative of Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, sent or received between April 5, 2018 and the date on which this request is processed.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Christopher Schiano

From: Franklin County Sheriff

Mr. Christopher Schiano,
Please provide your legal address. Pursuant to
Section 2.2-3704 (A) of the Code of Virginia (Freedom of Information Act)
only residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia or representatives of news
media circulating or broadcasting in or into Virginia may obtain information
under Virginia FOIA.

From: Franklin County Sheriff

This email is in response to your request for any text messages, emails, letters, or any other records of written or digital communications between any employee of your agency and any representative of Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, sent or received between April 5, 2018 and the date on which this request is processed. Pursuant to Section 2.2-3704 (A) of the Code of Virginia (Freedom of Information Act) only residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia or representatives of news media circulating or broadcasting in or into Virginia may obtain information under Virginia FOIA. You must provide a physical address, not a P.O. Box, to establish residency in Virginia.

From: Muckrock Staff

Hello,
I'm writing to you regarding a public records requests recently filed with your office through MuckRock by Christopher Schiano seeking "Any text messages, emails, letters, or any other records of written or digital communications between any employee of your agency and any representative of Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, sent or received between April 5, 2018 and the date on which this request is processed."
While Virginia law does require that public records requests be made by residents of Virginia, the law does allow out of state residents to file public records requests through proxy requesters who are residents of Virginia. MuckRock recently established MuckRock Virginia LLC so that we may file requests in the state without relying on human proxies. Attached if a copy of MuckRock Virginia LLC's certification, and the address and name of the contact is:
MuckRock Virginia, LLC
c/o xxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxx Hopkins Rd #xxxx
Richmond, VA 23224

If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to call the MuckRock office at 617-299-1832, or send us and email at info@muckrock.com. Thank you!

Best,
Caitlin Russell
MuckRock

From: Franklin County Sheriff

The original request was completed on 4/16/18. Christopher Schiano never provided his physical address. Your subsequent request that included only a post office box number was completed on 5/9/18. If you would like to submit a new request from Muckrock Virginia LLC. with the physical address, I will be glad to respond appropriately. You have maintained a request date of April 12, 2018, however that request was completed and a new request will need to be made. Thank you.

Capt. Young
Franklin County Sheriff's Office

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