Public Records Request Log - Kansas Department of Health & Environment

Erik Peterson filed this request with the Department of Health & Environment of Kansas.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Erik Peterson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A log of public records requests submitted to the Department of Health & Environment that lists the date of request, the requester's name, the requester's organizational affiliation, a description of the request and the date the request was filled. Ideally I would like this information for the period from 2004 to the present.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, and is made in the process of academic research and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.


Erik Peterson
PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science
Stanford University

From: KORA Officer

Mr. Peterson:

KDHE has received your Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) request. KDHE’s file name for your request is included in the subject line of this e-mail. Please refer to that file name in any future correspondence for your request.

Your request has been retained in my office for processing, research and production to you of existing documents responsive to your request in accordance with federal and state law.

Under Kansas Law, KDHE may charge for the cost of staff time, as well as copying or transferring the information to electronic storage. Payment may be required before the records are provided to you. We will tell you in advance if prepayment is required or if the estimated cost exceeds any amount you have indicated.

If you do not hear from KDHE within 10 business days after today’s date, please call or e-mail our office so we can follow up on it.

Should you have any questions please contact Michael G. Smith, Associate Chief Counsel, at the number listed below.

Michael G. Smith, Associate Chief Counsel and KORA Officer
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 560
Topeka, KS 66612-1368

Office: 785-296-1333
Wireless: 785-260-5359
Fax: 785-296-8825

From: KORA Officer

Dear Mr. Peterson:

A response to your Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) request is attached to this email.

Thank you.


Jesse Burris
KORA Officer

Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Office of Legal Services
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 560
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1371

Phone: 785-291-0088
Fax: 785-296-7119


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From: Department of Health & Environment

The request has been rejectedby the agency.