Orley Taylor Emails

Stephan Neidenbach filed this request with the University of Kansas of Kansas.
Tracking # 2016-81
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Communications

From: Stephan Neidenbach

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act (K.S.A. 45-215), I hereby request the following records:

Any emails to or from Orley Taylor that contain any of the following terms in any field; "stonyfield", “unfi", "naturespath", "ccof", "whitewave", "wholefoods", "organicvalley", "horizondairy", "mercola", "ruskin", "gillam", "malkan", "benbrook", "daniella silva","nongmoproject", "usrtk","centerforfoodsafety",or "bronners" from January 1, 2013 to 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: Foat, Andrew J

Stephan Neidenbach
[mailing address requested]
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Dear Mr. Neidenbach,

On April 27, 2016, the University of Kansas (KU) received your email of the same date requesting records access pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act (KORA). As required by KORA, the University is responding to your request within the third business day following its date of receipt.

Please note that all requests for public records are handled by the Custodian of Public Records and should be submitted according to the procedures established in our online brochure: https://provost.ku.edu/sites/provost.ku.edu/files/docs/brochure.pdf. Request letters should include your full contact information consisting of name, organization, mailing address, email address and phone number. Letters may be emailed to andyfoat@ku.edu<mailto:andyfoat@ku.edu> or mailed to my attention at the following address: Custodian of Public Records, University of Kansas, 250 Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045.

Your email states, in relevant part:

Pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act (K.S.A. 45-215), I hereby request the following records:

Any emails to or from Orley Taylor that contain any of the following terms in any field; "stonyfield", “unfi", "naturespath", "ccof", "whitewave", "wholefoods", "organicvalley", "horizondairy", "mercola", "ruskin", "gillam", "malkan", "benbrook", "daniella silva","nongmoproject", "usrtk","centerforfoodsafety",or "bronners" from January 1, 2013 to present.

The University charges all requestors in advance for the time required to retrieve, review and produce records as allowed by K.S.A. §45-219(a). In this case, to accurately estimate the total amount of time necessary to retrieve, review and produce any responsive and available records, KU personnel must first conduct searches to retrieve any potentially responsive records. Once these records have been retrieved, we can provide an estimate of the remaining time necessary to review and produce responsive and available documents, if any. Our initial fee estimate is therefore as follows:

$25.00 .5 hours of specialized computer retrieval at $50/hour
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$25.00 total initial fees

If you wish to proceed with the request, please send payment by check in the amount of the total initial fees and made payable to “The University of Kansas.” You may mail the check to my attention at the following address: Custodian of Public Records / The University of Kansas / 223 Strong Hall / 1450 Jayhawk Blvd. / Lawrence, KS 66045.

Thank you for your attention and cooperation.

Sincerely,
/s/
Andy Foat
Custodian of Public Records
The University of Kansas

From: Stephan Neidenbach

I will put a check in the mail Monday. Thanks.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $25.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Foat, Andrew J

Stephan Neidenbach
[mailing address requested]
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Dear Mr. Neidenbach,

On May 24, 2016, the University of Kansas (KU) received check #1016 in the amount of $25.00 from the Muckrock Foundation Inc. to perform an initial search for records that you requested pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act (KORA). We previously stated that following your payment for these searches to be performed, we would then be able to provide an estimate of the remaining time necessary to review and produce any responsive and available documents.

To review, your April 25, 2016 email states, in relevant part:

Pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act (K.S.A. 45-215), I hereby request the following records:

Any emails to or from Orley Taylor that contain any of the following terms in any field; "stonyfield", “unfi", "naturespath", "ccof", "whitewave", "wholefoods", "organicvalley", "horizondairy", "mercola", "ruskin", "gillam", "malkan", "benbrook", "daniella silva","nongmoproject", "usrtk","centerforfoodsafety",or "bronners" from January 1, 2013 to present.

Our search yielded a small number of potentially responsive emails. Our estimate for the balance of time required to assemble and produce the emails is as follows:

$32.50 .5 hours of manager at $65/hour
$33.00 1 hour of staff time at $33/hour
$1.50 digital transmission (or mailing) fee
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$67.00 total estimated fees

If you wish to proceed with the request, please send payment by check in the amount of the total estimated fees and made payable to “The University of Kansas.” You may mail the check to my attention at the following address: Custodian of Public Records / The University of Kansas / 223 Strong Hall / 1450 Jayhawk Blvd. / Lawrence, KS 66045.

Thank you for your attention and cooperation.

Sincerely,
/s/
Andy Foat
Custodian of Public Records
The University of Kansas

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $67.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Foat, Andrew J

Stephan Neidenbach
[mailing address requested]
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Dear Mr. Neidenbach,

On August 31, 2016, the University of Kansas (KU) received check #1071 in the amount of $67.00 from the Muckrock Foundation Inc. for records access that you requested pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) on April 25, 2016.

Accordingly, following this email, you will receive a second email containing a link to access the records from our secure file storage system, Hawk Drive. This link will function for seven (7) days.

Please note that emails were withheld pursuant to K.S.A. 45-221(a) (14) “correspondence between a public agency and a private individual” and (20) “Notes, preliminary drafts, research data in the process of analysis, unfunded grant proposals, memoranda, recommendations or other records in which opinions are expressed or policies or actions are proposed.”

Thank you for your attention and cooperation.

Sincerely,
/s/
Andy Foat
Custodian of Public Records
The University of Kansas

From: Foat, Andrew J

The following resources have been shared with you.

https://documents.ku.edu/xythoswfs/webui/_xy-e4009877_2-t_QpKwJ0Ge

Thank you,
Foat, Andrew J

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