FOIL request log (Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services)

Benjamin Lesser filed this request with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services of New York.
Tracking # DHSES_14-44-C
Status
Completed

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From: Benjamin Lesser

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 log of all requests for agency records under the Freedom of Information Law received over the past three years, or as far back as such records are maintained.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, 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 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,

Benjamin Lesser

From: Messina, Linda (DHSES)

Via email only to requests@muckrock.com

December 29, 2014

Mr. Benjamin Lesser
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 14955
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

RE: FOIL Request No.DHSES_14-44

Dear Mr. Lesser:

This letter is in response to your December 17th and 19th Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests to the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) for:

1) DHSES subject matter list;

2) DHSES FOIL regulations;

3) A record setting forth the name, public office address, title and salary of every officer or employee of the agency; and

4) A log of all requests for agency records under the Freedom of Information Law received over the past three years, or as far back as such records are maintained.
Your request is being reviewed and processed in accordance with Article 6 of the New York State Public Officers Law (including §89(5) if applicable). Unless you object, for purposes of tracking and response, DHSES will treat all four requests as a single request.

Please note that DHSES will require up to twenty (20) business days from the date of this letter to respond to your request.

Thank you.

Linda

Linda Messina
Counsel, OCT & OIEC

NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
633 Third Avenue, 32nd Floor, New York, NY 10017
(212) 849-4472 | (347) 723-9386 | Linda.Messina@dhses.ny.gov
www.dhses.ny.gov<http://www.dhses.ny.gov/>

From: MuckRock

Ms. Messina -

Thank you for your response. Please process and respond to each of the four requests separately.

Thank you.

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 Dec. 19, 2014. 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 Dec. 19, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Messina, Linda (DHSES)

Via email only to requests@muckrock.com

February 2, 2015

Mr. Benjamin Lesser

MuckRock News

DEPT MR 14955

PO Box 55819

Boston, MA 02205-5819

RE: FOIL Request No.DHSES_14-44-C

Dear Mr. Lesser:

This letter is in response to your December 19th Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests to the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) for:

A log of all requests for agency records under the Freedom of Information Law received over the past three years, or as far back as such records are maintained.

Your request continues to be reviewed and processed. Please note that DHSES will require up to twenty (20) business days from the date of this letter to respond to your request.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Linda Messina
Records Access Officer

From: MuckRock

Hello -

Please advise whether DHSES_14-44-C comprises both the request submitted for the FOIL request log of the Office of Counter Terrorism as well as that sent to DHSES itself. The request sent to OCT via OCTFOIL@dhses.ny.gov on December 19 has yet to be formally acknowledged.

Thank you.

From: Messina, Linda (DHSES)

The acknowledgement on behalf of the Division includes OCT. Did you only want OCT’s logs?

From: MuckRock

Hello,

For clarity, two separate requests were submitted to DHSES and OCT for the FOIL request logs of each. To date, we have received an acknowledgement solely to the request submitted to DHSES.

Did OCT forward the request to DHSES attention to be processed along with the request submitted to DHSES?

Apologies for any confusion.

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 Dec. 19, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #DHSES_14-44-C.

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 Dec. 19, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #DHSES_14-44-C.

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 Dec. 19, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #DHSES_14-44-C.

Thank you for your help.

From: Messina, Linda (DHSES)

Please note that DHSES will require up to an additional 15 days to respond to this request.

Thank you.

Linda

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 Dec. 19, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #DHSES_14-44-C.

Thank you for your help.

From: Messina, Linda (DHSES)

Mr. Lesser,

I wanted to update you on this last FOIL request. We will be providing the responsive records to you by close of business tomorrow (04/24).

Thank you.

Linda

From: Murphy, Vanessa (DHSES)

Dear Mr. Lesser:

Please see the attached letter and responsive documents for FOIL request number DHSES_14-44-C. Please note: the responsive documents were too large to send in one email, so a subsequent email will follow with the remaining attachments.

Sincerely,
Vanessa

Vanessa Murphy, Esq., M.P.H.
Excelsior Service Fellow

NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
1220 Washington Avenue, Building 7A, Albany, NY 12242
(518) 485-7087 | (518) 265-3947 | Vanessa.Murphy@dhses.ny.gov<mailto:Vanessa.Murphy@dhses.ny.gov>
www.dhses.ny.gov<http://www.dhses.ny.gov/>

From: Murphy, Vanessa (DHSES)

Dear Mr. Lesser:

Please see remaining attachments responsive to your FOIL request number: DHSES_14-44-C.

Sincerely,
Vanessa

Vanessa Murphy, Esq., M.P.H.
Excelsior Service Fellow

NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
1220 Washington Avenue, Building 7A, Albany, NY 12242
(518) 485-7087 | (518) 265-3947 | Vanessa.Murphy@dhses.ny.gov<mailto:Vanessa.Murphy@dhses.ny.gov>
www.dhses.ny.gov<http://www.dhses.ny.gov/>

From: MuckRock

Hello -

Thank you for sending these documents. It seems that the FOIL logs are printout from digital/machine-readable electronic documents, either spreadsheets or PDFs. If so, please send the digital electronic documents, per the original request.

Thank you.

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 Dec. 19, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #DHSES_14-44-C.

Thank you for your help.

From: Murphy, Vanessa (DHSES)

Mr. Lesser:

Please see attached. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Vanessa

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