PFAS - Sedgwick County and Wichita, KS (Wichita State University)

Robert Teel filed this request with the Wichita State University of Kansas .
Multi Request PFAS - Sedgwick County and Wichita, KS
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From: Robert Teel


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the The Kansas Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All records from 2008 to the present in connection the presence of any perfluoroalkyl substances or chemicals ("PFAS") in Sedgwick County or the City of Wichita and/or the surrounding communities' land, groundwater, or water supply, or any discharge of any PFASs from McConnell Air Force Base or any other source onto the land or surface water, or into the groundwater, including without limitation any memorandum of understanding' and/or correspondence between Sedgwick County and the United State Air Force regrading such presence, contamination, filtering, monitoring, or remediation of any contamination therefrom.

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,

Robert Teel

From: Wichita State University

Mr. Teel: Thank you for your request. We are now receiving public information requests through our website. Please submit your request online through the WSU Website for public information. https://www.wichita.edu/about/public_information/public_information.php You will receive an automatic response once you submit your request, and you will be provided updates as to the status of your request. Thank you.

Belinda Bishop
Executive Legal Assistant
Office of General Counsel
1845 Fairmount Wichita, KS 67260-0205
(316) 978-5582 fax (316) 978-3046
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From: Robert Teel

Thank you Ms. Bishop. Although KORA doesn't require any specific form our method for requests, I shall resubmit through your website.

Regards, Robert Teel

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Your Open Records Request has been submitted for review Thank you for the request. This is an automatic response to let you know that your request has been received for review. All effort is made to fully respond to a records request as soon as it is received.

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Your request

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Your Open Records Request is being reviewed Your Open Records Request, "Perfluoroalkyl substances or chemicals ("PFAS")", has been accepted by the Custodian. You will hear more about it within three full business days.

Your request:

From: Robert Teel

Thank you. I look forward to your response.

Sincerely,
Robert Teel

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Mr. Teel: Thank you for your patience. I am reaching out to you regarding the request, below. My preference was to call you but I am unable to find a phone number in your email.
The following portion of the request appears to suggest it was not intended for Wichita State University. “in Sedgwick County or the City of Wichita and/or the surrounding communities' land, groundwater, or water supply, or any discharge of any PFASs from McConnell Air Force Base or any other source onto the land or surface water, or into the groundwater, including without limitation any memorandum of understanding' and/or correspondence between Sedgwick County and the United State Air Force regrading such presence, contamination, filtering, monitoring, or remediation of any contamination therefrom”
Please let me know if it was sent to the University by mistake or if it was truly intended for the University. Thanks, DHM

David H. Moses
General Counsel
Wichita State University
(316) 978-5589 (d) | (316) 978-6791 (o) | (316) 978-3046 (f)
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From: Robert Teel

Hello Mr. Moses,

It was intended for the University and I am looking to see if the University has been affected by any groundwater contamination from perfluoroalkyl substances originating at McConnell Air Force Base, or has any records regarding such contamination in the surrounding area.

You can reach me by phone at 718.570.7509

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Robert Teel

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Your Open Records Request is being reviewed Your Open Records Request, "", has been accepted by the Custodian. You will hear more about it within three full business days.

Your request:

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"": An Estimate Has Been Prepared for Your Open Records Request
(Request 108)

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If the actual cost in time and resources exceeds the fee estimate, the requester will be billed for the balance of fees incurred, with full payment required before records production. If the actual cost incurred is less than the fee estimate, the requester will be refunded any difference over $5.

From: Wichita State University

Mr. Teel,

I am writing you to confirm (or deny) that you got a response to your Open Records request from Wichita State. There was an extremely technical problem with the database that caused some data loss and we’re in the process of rebuilding it. General Counsel prioritized recovering your request today, so I expedited it. However, since you’re the first to get back in the database, I just wanted to confirm that you received the response from General Counsel just now and that everything is working as it should.

Thanks for your feedback,
—Mike

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Your records request for "Perfluoroalkyl substances or chemicals ("PFAS")" is complete The records request for "Perfluoroalkyl substances or chemicals ("PFAS")" ( 108 ) is complete.

If records are available, electronic documents are linked to below. If they are available and you requested print documents or data on a USB drive, you will need to pick them up.

Your request

Your information:

To the best of our knowledge the university has not been affected by any perfluoroalkyl substances contamination of the groundwater originating from McConnell Air Force Base.

From: Robert Teel

Hi Mike,

I did get the email "To the best of our knowledge the university has not been affected by any perfluoroalkyl substances contamination of the groundwater originating from McConnell Air Force Base." Can you confirm this means there are no records responsive to the request?

Sincerely,
Robert Teel

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