Actions in response to NYTimes article on nail salons

Emily Hopkins filed this request with the New York State Department of Labor of New York.
Tracking # FL-15-0522
Status
Rejected

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From: Emily Hopkins

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

1. Any intradepartmental emails with the phrases "New York Times," "nytimes," OR "Sarah Maslin Nir" in 2014 and from May 7, 2015 to the date that this request is fulfilled.

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 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. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emily Hopkins

From: labor.sm.Counsel.FOILReq

The New York State Department of Labor acknowledges your Freedom of Information Law request received today via electronic mail.

We are now obtaining and reviewing the materials you requested and will inform you of which documents you can access and the cost, if any, as soon as possible.

We estimate that it will take approximately 20 business days to process this request.

For future reference, please do not send new FOIL requests to this email account as it is not monitored daily. Please use the online form here https://www.labor.ny.gov/secure/foil/index.php or email foilprocessing@labor.ny.gov<mailto:foilprocessing@labor.ny.gov>.

Very truly yours,

Records Access Officer

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 18, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 18, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: New York State Department of Labor

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 18, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FL-15-0522.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 18, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #FL-15-0522.

Thank you for your help.

From: labor.sm.Counsel.FOILReq

On June 24, 2015, a letter was sent to you via mail informing you that we could not process your request within 20 days and estimate that a determination concerning your request will be made prior to October 20, 2015.

Please note that the date of October 20 that we provided was a “date certain” IE the last possible date you would receive a response. The date is based on the high volume of requests we receive and our obligation under the law to treat each request equally, “without regard to the status, need, good faith, or purpose of the applicant requesting access.” See Scott, Sardano & Pomeranz v. Records Access Officer, 65 N.Y.2d 294, 296 (N.Y. 1985).

Very truly yours,

Records Access Officer
www.labor.ny.gov

From: New York State Department of Labor

The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

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