Public Records Request:

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From: confidential

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Nevada Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Receipts, purchase orders and requests for purchase for items within any life science research department (biological sciences, health sciences, biotechnology, medical school, cancer research, environmental science department, anthropology, physiology and cell biology, department of microbiology and immunology, department of biochemistry and molecular biology, department of pharmacology, department agriculture, nutrition and veterinary sciences, department of pathology and laboratory medicine, department of surgery, community medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, department of internal medicine, department of neurology, etc.)

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.

From: Linda Ward


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Thank You,

Linda J. Ward

From: Public Records

Dear MuckRock,

We have received your public records request dated 6/20/17 (see below).

Under the Nevada System of Higher Education public records policy, responding to your request constitutes an extraordinary use of personnel resources and is thus subject to advanced payment of a fee. Due to the magnitude of your request, the University of Nevada estimates that thousands of records will potentially be responsive to your request. Due to established retention schedules, only six (6) years' worth of records exist. It is estimated that it will take at least six (6) months to respond to your request and the estimated cost is $40,000. The University of Nevada requires advanced payment before it can commence preparing the requested records. See NRS 239.052; see also Nevada System of Higher Education Procedures and Guidelines Manual, Chapter 4, Section 18 - Fees for Public Records.

The deposit of $40,000, payable to the Board of Regents, is an estimate only. (See the address below for mailing of your check.) The University of Nevada will provide a final invoice reflecting the actual cost incurred upon completion of reviewing and compiling the requested records. The University of Nevada will refund any overpayment; conversely, you will be responsible for paying any shortfall before the records will be released.

Upon receipt of the required advanced deposit of $40,000, the University of Nevada personnel will commence retrieving and reviewing the records. Again, please take notice pursuant to NRS 239.0107(1)(c), that given the volume of documents requested and the amount of time it will take to perform the above tasks relating thereto, the University of Nevada will not be able to provide the requested documents for at least six (6) months after receipt of final payment in full.

Thank you. Lee Bale

Mrs. Lee Bale
Public Records Officer
Administration & Finance
University of Nevada, Reno
Clark Administration, Room 102
1664 N. Virginia Street / MS 003
Reno, NV 89557-0078
Ph: (775) 784-4031
Fax: (775) 784-1774


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