Energy Transfer Partners Emails (Office of the Governor - Iowa)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Office of the Governor - Iowa of Iowa .
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Iowa Open Records Law (Code Chapter 22), I hereby request the following records:

Emails to and from the company Energy Transfer Partners, which has a domain of @EnergyTransfer.com from the date 4/1/16 to the date this request is processed. Any address with the domain @EnergyTransfer.com is valid for this request, no matter what rank in the company they are.

As a member of the news media who has been published nationally by Motherboard, DeSmogBlog, and MuckRock tens of times, I respectfully ask for a fee waiver for this request. A link to my work for Motherboard can be found here: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/contributor/curtis-waltman

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Smith, Colin

Curtis,

Thank you for submitting your open records request. I received your
request today, May 11, 2017. It is my understanding you are seeking: All
emails to and from the Office of the Governor and users utilizing an
"@EnergyTransfer.com" email suffix dated between April 1, 2016 and May 10,
2017.

Our office charges for open records requests. Our office provides three
free hours of staff review time, and ten pages in hard copy free of
charge. Beyond that, our office charges $33 per hour for staff review time
and ten cents per additional hard copy page.

Please confirm that my understanding of your open request request criteria
is accurate, and that you understand and accept our office's open records
charging policy.

Thank you,

-Colin

On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 1:19 PM, <requests@muckrock.com>
wrote:

>
> May 10, 2017
> Office of the Governor - Iowa
> 1007 East Grand Ave.
> Des Moines, Iowa 50319
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> Pursuant to the Iowa Open Records Law (Code Chapter 22), I hereby request
> the following records:
>
> Emails to and from the company Energy Transfer Partners, which has a
> domain of @EnergyTransfer.com from the date 4/1/16 to the date this request
> is processed. Any address with the domain @EnergyTransfer.com is valid for
> this request, no matter what rank in the company they are.
>
> As a member of the news media who has been published nationally by
> Motherboard, DeSmogBlog, and MuckRock tens of times, I respectfully ask for
> a fee waiver for this request. A link to my work for Motherboard can be
> found here: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/contributor/curtis-waltman
>
> 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 business
> days, as the statute requires.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Curtis Waltman
>
> ------
> Filed via MuckRock.com
> E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
> Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/
> accounts/agency_login/office-of-the-governor-iowa-4812/
> energy-transfer-partners-emails-office-of-the-governor-
> iowa-37518/?email=colin.smith%40iowa.gov&uuid-login=
> eda3014f-f4a6-4006-9a5e-5337c96c4fd4#agency-reply
> Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the
> above link to let us know.
>
> For mailed responses, please address (see note):
> MuckRock
> DEPT MR 37518
> 411A Highland Ave
> Somerville, MA 02144-2516
>
> PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also
> note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than
> "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as
> undeliverable.
> ------
>
>
--
*Colin C. Smith* | Deputy Legal Counsel

Office of the Governor, State of Iowa

Gov. Terry Branstad & Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds

From: Curtis Waltman

Hi Colin,

Yes, those are the records I'm seeking. I understand the policies as well. Thank you! Please contact me in the event you need clarification or anything else.

Sincerely,
Curtis

From: Smith, Colin

Thank you. We will begin processing your request. -Colin

On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 11:59 AM, <requests@muckrock.com>
wrote:

>
> May 11, 2017
> Office of the Governor - Iowa
> 1007 East Grand Ave.
> Des Moines, Iowa 50319
>
> This is a follow up to a previous request:
>
> Hi Colin,
>
> Yes, those are the records I'm seeking. I understand the policies as well.
> Thank you! Please contact me in the event you need clarification or
> anything else.
>
> Sincerely,
> Curtis
> ---
>
> On May 11, 2017:
> Curtis,
>
> Thank you for submitting your open records request. I received your
> request today, May 11, 2017. It is my understanding you are seeking: All
> emails to and from the Office of the Governor and users utilizing an
> "@EnergyTransfer.com" email suffix dated between April 1, 2016 and May 10,
> 2017.
>
> Our office charges for open records requests. Our office provides three
> free hours of staff review time, and ten pages in hard copy free of
> charge. Beyond that, our office charges $33 per hour for staff review time
> and ten cents per additional hard copy page.
>
> Please confirm that my understanding of your open request request criteria
> is accurate, and that you understand and accept our office's open records
> charging policy.
>
> Thank you,
>
> -Colin
>
> On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 1:19 PM, <requests@muckrock.com>
> wrote:
>
> >
> > May 10, 2017
> > Office of the Governor - Iowa
> > 1007 East Grand Ave.
> > Des Moines, Iowa 50319
> >
> > To Whom It May Concern:
> >
> > Pursuant to the Iowa Open Records Law (Code Chapter 22), I hereby request
> > the following records:
> >
> > Emails to and from the company Energy Transfer Partners, which has a
> > domain of @EnergyTransfer.com from the date 4/1/16 to the date this
> request
> > is processed. Any address with the domain @EnergyTransfer.com is valid
> for
> > this request, no matter what rank in the company they are.
> >
> > As a member of the news media who has been published nationally by
> > Motherboard, DeSmogBlog, and MuckRock tens of times, I respectfully ask
> for
> > a fee waiver for this request. A link to my work for Motherboard can be
> > found here: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/contributor/curtis-
> waltman
> >
> > 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
> business
> > days, as the statute requires.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Curtis Waltman
> >
> > ------
> > Filed via MuckRock.com
> > E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
> > Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/
> > accounts/agency_login/office-of-the-governor-iowa-4812/
> > energy-transfer-partners-emails-office-of-the-governor-
> > iowa-37518/?email=colin.smith%40iowa.gov&uuid-login=
> > eda3014f-f4a6-4006-9a5e-5337c96c4fd4#agency-reply
> > Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the
> > above link to let us know.
> >
> > For mailed responses, please address (see note):
> > MuckRock
> > DEPT MR 37518
> > 411A Highland Ave
> > Somerville, MA 02144-2516
> >
> > PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also
> > note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather
> than
> > "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as
> > undeliverable.
> > ------
> >
> >
> --
> *Colin C. Smith* | Deputy Legal Counsel
>
> Office of the Governor, State of Iowa
>
> Gov. Terry Branstad & Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds
> ---
>
> On May 10, 2017:
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> Pursuant to the Iowa Open Records Law (Code Chapter 22), I hereby request
> the following records:
>
> Emails to and from the company Energy Transfer Partners, which has a
> domain of @EnergyTransfer.com from the date 4/1/16 to the date this request
> is processed. Any address with the domain @EnergyTransfer.com is valid for
> this request, no matter what rank in the company they are.
>
> As a member of the news media who has been published nationally by
> Motherboard, DeSmogBlog, and MuckRock tens of times, I respectfully ask for
> a fee waiver for this request. A link to my work for Motherboard can be
> found here: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/contributor/curtis-waltman
>
> 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 business
> days, as the statute requires.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Curtis Waltman
>
> ------
> Filed via MuckRock.com
> E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
> Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/
> accounts/agency_login/office-of-the-governor-iowa-4812/
> energy-transfer-partners-emails-office-of-the-governor-
> iowa-37518/?email=colin.smith%40iowa.gov&uuid-login=
> aaf271e6-53c1-4c8b-8d65-9bb85a5223ff#agency-reply
> Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the
> above link to let us know.
>
> For mailed responses, please address (see note):
> MuckRock
> DEPT MR 37518
> 411A Highland Ave
> Somerville, MA 02144-2516
>
> PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also
> note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than
> "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as
> undeliverable.
> ------
>
>
--
*Colin C. Smith* | Deputy Legal Counsel

Office of the Governor, State of Iowa

Gov. Terry Branstad & Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds

From: Smith, Colin

Curtis,

The technology office has informed me that no emails were found responsive
to your search criteria. Our office will now close this open records
request. There is no charge in connection with this request.

Thank you,

-Colin

On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 12:46 PM, Smith, Colin <colin.smith@iowa.gov> wrote:

> Thank you. We will begin processing your request. -Colin
>
> On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 11:59 AM, <requests@muckrock.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>> May 11, 2017
>> Office of the Governor - Iowa
>> 1007 East Grand Ave.
>> Des Moines, Iowa 50319
>>
>> This is a follow up to a previous request:
>>
>> Hi Colin,
>>
>> Yes, those are the records I'm seeking. I understand the policies as
>> well. Thank you! Please contact me in the event you need clarification or
>> anything else.
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Curtis
>> ---
>>
>> On May 11, 2017:
>> Curtis,
>>
>> Thank you for submitting your open records request. I received your
>> request today, May 11, 2017. It is my understanding you are seeking: All
>> emails to and from the Office of the Governor and users utilizing an
>> "@EnergyTransfer.com" email suffix dated between April 1, 2016 and May 10,
>> 2017.
>>
>> Our office charges for open records requests. Our office provides three
>> free hours of staff review time, and ten pages in hard copy free of
>> charge. Beyond that, our office charges $33 per hour for staff review time
>> and ten cents per additional hard copy page.
>>
>> Please confirm that my understanding of your open request request criteria
>> is accurate, and that you understand and accept our office's open records
>> charging policy.
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> -Colin
>>
>
> On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 1:19 PM, <requests@muckrock.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >
>> > May 10, 2017
>> > Office of the Governor - Iowa
>> > 1007 East Grand Ave.
>> > Des Moines, Iowa 50319
>> >
>> > To Whom It May Concern:
>> >
>> > Pursuant to the Iowa Open Records Law (Code Chapter 22), I hereby
>> request
>> > the following records:
>> >
>> > Emails to and from the company Energy Transfer Partners, which has a
>> > domain of @EnergyTransfer.com from the date 4/1/16 to the date this
>> request
>> > is processed. Any address with the domain @EnergyTransfer.com is valid
>> for
>> > this request, no matter what rank in the company they are.
>> >
>> > As a member of the news media who has been published nationally by
>> > Motherboard, DeSmogBlog, and MuckRock tens of times, I respectfully ask
>> for
>> > a fee waiver for this request. A link to my work for Motherboard can be
>> > found here: https://motherboard.vice.com/e
>> n_us/contributor/curtis-waltman
>> >
>> > 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
>> business
>> > days, as the statute requires.
>> >
>> > Sincerely,
>> >
>> > Curtis Waltman
>> >
>> > ------
>> > Filed via MuckRock.com
>> > E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
>> > Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/
>> > accounts/agency_login/office-of-the-governor-iowa-4812/
>> > energy-transfer-partners-emails-office-of-the-governor-
>> > iowa-37518/?email=colin.smith%40iowa.gov&uuid-login=
>> > eda3014f-f4a6-4006-9a5e-5337c96c4fd4#agency-reply
>> > Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the
>> > above link to let us know.
>> >
>> > For mailed responses, please address (see note):
>> > MuckRock
>> > DEPT MR 37518
>> > 411A Highland Ave
>> > Somerville, MA 02144-2516
>> >
>> > PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also
>> > note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather
>> than
>> > "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as
>> > undeliverable.
>> > ------
>> >
>> >
>> --
>> *Colin C. Smith* | Deputy Legal Counsel
>>
>> Office of the Governor, State of Iowa
>>
>> Gov. Terry Branstad & Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds
>> ---
>>
>> On May 10, 2017:
>> To Whom It May Concern:
>>
>> Pursuant to the Iowa Open Records Law (Code Chapter 22), I hereby request
>> the following records:
>>
>> Emails to and from the company Energy Transfer Partners, which has a
>> domain of @EnergyTransfer.com from the date 4/1/16 to the date this request
>> is processed. Any address with the domain @EnergyTransfer.com is valid for
>> this request, no matter what rank in the company they are.
>>
>> As a member of the news media who has been published nationally by
>> Motherboard, DeSmogBlog, and MuckRock tens of times, I respectfully ask for
>> a fee waiver for this request. A link to my work for Motherboard can be
>> found here: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/contributor/curtis-waltman
>>
>> 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 business
>> days, as the statute requires.
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>> Curtis Waltman
>>
>> ------
>> Filed via MuckRock.com
>> E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
>> Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accou
>> nts/agency_login/office-of-the-governor-iowa-4812/energy-
>> transfer-partners-emails-office-of-the-governor-iowa-
>> 37518/?email=colin.smith%40iowa.gov&uuid-login=aaf271e6-
>> 53c1-4c8b-8d65-9bb85a5223ff#agency-reply
>> Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the
>> above link to let us know.
>>
>> For mailed responses, please address (see note):
>> MuckRock
>> DEPT MR 37518
>> 411A Highland Ave
>> Somerville, MA 02144-2516
>>
>> PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also
>> note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than
>> "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as
>> undeliverable.
>> ------
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> *Colin C. Smith* | Deputy Legal Counsel
>
> Office of the Governor, State of Iowa
>
> Gov. Terry Branstad & Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds
>
> 515.725.3516 | colin.smith@iowa.gov
>
> www.governor.iowa.gov
>
> www.ltgovernor.iowa.gov
>
> *Please be advised that messages sent to or from this e-mail address may
> be subject to public disclosure under Chapter 22 of the Iowa Code.*
>
--
*Colin C. Smith* | Legal Counsel

Office of the Governor, State of Iowa

Governor Kim K. Reynolds & Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg

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