Request for email metadata (Office of the Governor - Maine)

Matt Chapman - Free Our Info, NFP filed this request with the Office of the Governor - Maine of Maine.
Multi Request Request for email metadata
Est. Completion None
No Responsive Documents


From: Matt Chapman - Free Our Info, NFP

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maine Freedom of Access Act, I hereby request the following records:

For all non-personal emails accounts in use by the governor and its staff, please provide me the following information for all emails sent and received between March 5 2018 and March 9, 2018.

1. From address
2. To address
3. bcc addresses
4. cc addresses
5. Time
6. Date

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by 1 M.R.S.A. § 408(6). The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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.


Matt Chapman

From: Office of the Governor - Maine

March 19, 2018

Mr. Matt Chapman
MuckRock News
Dept MR 50676
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144

Dear Mr. Chapman,

Thank you for your letter requesting certain documents under 1 M.R.S.A. § 408-A, Maine's Freedom of Access Act ("FOAA"). This letter constitutes official acknowledgement and response to your request.

You request of the Office of the Governor the following:

1. The To, From, BCC, CC, Time and Date of all emails sent by and received by the Governor's Office between March 5 and March 9 2018.
We will begin reviewing our files for records that are responsive to your request. Please note that we may only respond to your request to the extent that the Governor's Office has custody of the requested materials, and under 1 M.R.S.A §408-A(6), we are "not required to create a record that does not exist."
We do require a reasonable period to go through our records to determine when we may be able to provide any responsive documents. Once we make this determination, we will provide you with a good faith, non-binding estimate of the time and cost of complying with your request.
Please note that we currently have a number of FOAA requests pending in addition to the normal workload of our office. Yours will be processed in the ordinary course of business.
Thank you,

William Thompson

From: Office of the Governor - Maine

Dear Mr. Chapman,
Under the FOAA law we are not required to create new documents. There are no responsive documents to this request.
William Thompson