FOIL rules and regulations (Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Bus Company)

Benjamin Lesser filed this request with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Bus Company of New York.
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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 copy of the rules, regulations and policies for access to agency records under the Freedom of Information Law.

According to New York PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW, ARTICLE 6, Section 87(b):

"Each agency shall promulgate rules and regulations, in conformity with this article and applicable rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (a) of this subdivision, and pursuant to such general rules and regulations as may be promulgated by the committee on open government in conformity with the provisions of this article, pertaining to the availability of records and procedures to be followed, including, but not limited to:

i. the times and places such records are available;
ii. the persons from whom such records may be obtained; and
iii. the fees for copies of records."

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: Mikorenda, Jerry

Dear Mr. Lesser,

The information you requested in your 12/18/14 FOIL requested to MTA Bus is readily available on the Internet on the NYS Web site linked below and other Web sites.

http://www.dos.ny.gov/coog/foil2.html#s87

This completes your MTA Bus FOIL request.

Sincerely,

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

Mr. Mikorenda -

Thank you for sending the link below. However, this FOIL request seeks the specific rules promulgated by MTA Bus pursuant to the statute you've linked. Here is the statute, once again:

According to New York PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW, ARTICLE 6, Section 87(b):

"Each agency shall promulgate rules and regulations, in conformity with this article and applicable rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (a) of this subdivision, and pursuant to such general rules and regulations as may be promulgated by the committee on open government in conformity with the provisions of this article, pertaining to the availability of records and procedures to be followed, including, but not limited to:

i. the times and places such records are available;
ii. the persons from whom such records may be obtained; and
iii. the fees for copies of records."

Again, this is a FOIL request for the rules/regulations promulgated to fulfill the above portion of the statute.

Thank you.

From: Mikorenda, Jerry

Dear Mr. Lesser, MTA Bus has put into operation and adheres to the guidelines pointed out below, thanks

From: MuckRock

Mr. Mikorenda -

Please clarify, as you have not provided copies of any such guidelines. The URL you sent merely repeats the requirement that MTA Bus establish rules/regulations for processing FOIL requests.

Please advise.

From: Mikorenda, Jerry

Please see attached. This concludes your FOIL Request.

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