FOIL policies (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation)

Luke Stoddard Nathan filed this request with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation of New York.
Tracking # FOIL #W024311-071417
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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:

(a) any and all records that reflect current intra- or inter-Agency policies, procedures, protocols, or guidelines for the processing of Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”) requests
(b) any and all audits, reports, assessments, internal reviews, or memoranda created since January 1, 2014 pertaining to the Agency's processing of FOIL requests

Please also note that statistical or factual tabulations or data; instructions to staff that affect the public; and final agency policy or determinations cannot be withheld from the public under Section 87(2)(g) of Public Officers Law, Article 6.

**If my request is too broad or does not adequately describe the Records, please contact me so that I may clarify my request, and when appropriate inform me of the manner in which Records are filed, retrieved or generated.**

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 DEC Support

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 7/14/2017 and given the reference number FOIL #W024311-071417 for tracking purposes. You may expect the Department's response to your request no later than 8/11/2017.

Record Requested: (a) any and all records that reflect current intra- or inter-Agency policies, procedures, protocols, or guidelines for the processing of Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”) requests(b) any and all audits, reports, assessments, internal reviews, or memoranda created since January 1, 2014 pertaining to the Agency's processing of FOIL requests Please also note that statistical or factual tabulations or data; instructions to staff that affect the public; and final agency policy or determinations cannot be withheld from the public under Section 87(2)(g) of Public Officers Law, Article 6.

You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the FOIL Center.
https://mycusthelp.com/NEWYORKDEC/_rs/RequestLogin.aspx (https://mycusthelp.com/NEWYORKDEC/_rs/RequestLogin.aspx)

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Record Access Office
Track the issue status and respond at:
https://mycusthelp.com/NEWYORKDEC//_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=24311 (https://mycusthelp.com/NEWYORKDEC//_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=24311)

From: New York DEC Support

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Unfortunately your email was not recognized and has not been routed accordingly.  Please be advised that if you wish to submit a new request or check on the status of an already submitted request, you should visit the Description: TO: [newyorkdec@mycusthelp.net]August 7, 2017New York State Department of Environmental ConservationRecords Access OfficerNew York State Department of Environmental Conservation625 BroadwayAlbany, NY 12233-1500This is a follow up to request number FOIL #W024311-071417:To Whom It May Concern:I'm following up on the following Freedom of Information Law request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 14, 2017. You previously indicated that it would be completed on Aug. 11, 2017. I wanted to let you know that I am still interested in the following documents, and to see if that date was still accurate. You had assigned it reference number #FOIL #W024311-071417.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: New York DEC Support

Hello,

Unfortunately your email was not recognized and has not been routed accordingly.  Please be advised that if you wish to submit a new request or check on the status of an already submitted request, you should visit the Description: TO: [newyorkdec@mycusthelp.net]August 7, 2017New York State Department of Environmental ConservationRecords Access OfficerNew York State Department of Environmental Conservation625 BroadwayAlbany, NY 12233-1500This is a follow up to request number FOIL #W024311-071417:To Whom It May Concern:I'm following up on the following Freedom of Information Law request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 14, 2017. You previously indicated that it would be completed on Aug. 11, 2017. I wanted to let you know that I am still interested in the following documents, and to see if that date was still accurate. You had assigned it reference number #FOIL #W024311-071417.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: New York DEC Support

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RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of 7/14/2017, Reference # W024311-071417

Dear Mr. Nathan,
I write regarding your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request seeking:
(a) any and all records that reflect current intra- or inter-Agency policies, procedures, protocols, or guidelines for the processing of Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”) requests
(b) any and all audits, reports, assessments, internal reviews, or memoranda created since January 1, 2014 pertaining to the Agency's processing of FOIL requests Please also note that statistical or factual tabulations or data; instructions to staff that affect the public; and final agency policy or determinations cannot be withheld from the public under Section 87(2)(g) of Public Officers Law, Article 6..
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 9/8/2017
If you have any questions in the interim, please contact me and refer to FOIL request W024311-071417.
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 F: (518) 402-9018 | access.records@dec.ny.gov | (http://www.dec.ny.gov/) www.dec.ny.gov |

From: New York DEC Support

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8/17/17 Dear Mr. Nathan: This is in response to your July 14, 2017Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request seeking: “(a) any and allrecords that reflect current intra- or inter-Agency policies, procedures,protocols, or guidelines for the processing of Freedom of Information Law(“FOIL”) requests
(b) any and all audits,reports, assessments, internal reviews, or memoranda created since January 1,2014 pertaining to the Agency's processing of FOIL requests” Allrecords identified as responsive to your request has been uploaded into theDepartment's online FOIL request system.  Please visit to log into your DEC FOIL account, where you can view and download therecord. (https://mycusthelp.com/NEWYORKDEC/_rs/RequestLogin.aspx) https://mycusthelp.com/NEWYORKDEC/_rs/RequestLogin.aspx
Additionally,the Department’s regulations that govern access to records may be found onlineat the following address: http://www.dec.ny.gov/regs/2488.html Pleasenote, that with respect to of your request, for records from January 1, 2014 to September 2015, a diligentsearch produced no responsive records. Item (b) o the extent that you believe thisresponse is denying you access to responsive records, you have the right toappeal within thirty (30) days. Please direct any appeal, in writing to: FOIL Appeals Officer Office of General Counsel New York State Department ofEnvironmental Conservation 625 Broadway, 14th Floor Albany, NY 12233-1500 If I canbe of further assistance, please contact me and reference FOIL W024311-071417. Sincerely, Aldie K. Levine, Esq. Records AccessOfficer, Office of General Counsel New YorkState Department of Environmental Conservation 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233 P: (518) 402-9522 F: (518)402-9018 | access.records@dec.ny.gov www.dec.ny.gov | |

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From: Luke Stoddard Nathan

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Luke Stoddard Nathan

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