Foam incident and cleanup

Luke Stoddard Nathan filed this request with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation of New York.
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W028521-102617

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From: Luke Stoddard Nathan

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:

- any and all records, including incident reports and correspondence, that refer or relate to an incident that occurred on October 24, 2017 in which a “fire suppression system at Commutair malfunctioned…spewing tons of foam throughout the hangar area of the Albany International Airport,” according to to the Albany Times Union (link: http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Fire-supression-foam-lets-loose-at-airport-12303557.php). This would include any records related to the cleanup of the foam, which, according to a subsequent Times Union article (http://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Answers-sought-Why-did-Albany-airport-hangar-12305421.php), DEC “observed” and determined that “the foam caused no environmental damage.”

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Luke Stoddard Nathan

From: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Dear Luke:

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request. Your request has been received and is being processed. Your request was received in this office on 10/26/2017 and given the reference number FOIL #W028521-102617 for tracking purposes. You may expect the Department's response to your request no later than 11/24/2017.

Record Requested: Any and all records, including incident reports and correspondence, that refer or relate to an incident thatoccurred on October 24, 2017 in which a “fire suppression system at Commutair malfunctioned…spewing tons of foam throughout the hangar area of the Albany International Airport,”

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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of 10/26/2017, Reference # W028521-102617

Dear Luke Stoddard Nathan,
I write regarding your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request seeking:
Any and all records, including incident reports and correspondence, that refer or relate to an incident that occurred on October 24, 2017 in which a “fire suppression system at Commutair malfunctioned…spewing tons of foam throughout the hangar area of the Albany International Airport,”.
As staff actively work to identify documents responsive to your request, the documents are subject to review to ascertain if any legal privileges may apply.  The volume of potentially responsive documents and the legal review will preclude staff from responding within twenty business days of the Department's initial written acknowledgment of your request.
Accordingly, you may expect the Department's response to your request by 12/11/2017
If you have any questions in the interim, please call me at (518)402-9522 and refer to FOIL request W028521-102617.
Sincerely,
Records Access

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12/5/17
Dear Mr. Nathan:

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request, received October 26, 2017 seeking: “Any and all records, including incident reports and correspondence, that refer or relate to an incident that occurred on October 24, 2017 in which a ‘ fire suppression system at Commutair malfunctioned…spewing tons of foam throughout the hangar area of t he Albany International Airport’”

All records identified as responsive to your request has been uploaded into the Department's online FOIL request system.

Please to log into yourDEC FOIL account, where you can view and download the record ( https://mycusthelp.com/NEWYORKDEC/_rs/RequestLogin.aspx ).

Please note, some records responsive to your request have been withheld pursuant to POL § 87(2)g, as they consist of deliberative intra-agency communications. You have the right to appeal theDepartment’s partial denial of within thirty (30) days. Please direct any appeal, in writing, to: FOILAppeals Officer Office of General Counsel NYSDEC 625Broadway Albany,NY 12233-1500 If I can be of further assistance, please contact me and reference FOIL W028521-102617.
Sincerely, Aldie K. Levine, Esq.
Records Access Officer, Office of General Counsel
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233
P: (518) 402-9522
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