FOIL rules and regulations (Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Metro-North Railroad)

Benjamin Lesser filed this request with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Metro-North Railroad 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: 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: Montanino, Linda

Dear Mr. Lesser:

In response to the above referenced Freedom of Information Law request, the rules, regulations and policies for access to Metro-North's records are the same as those codified in 21 New York Codes Rules and Regulations Part 1001. This completes Metro-North's response to your Freedom of Information Law request.

Yours truly,
Linda Montanino
Records Access Officer
Metro-North Commuter Railroad
347 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10017
(212) 340-2462

NOTE:
(1) Email communication is not a secure method of communication.

(2) Any email that is sent to you or by you may be copied and held by various computers through which it passes as it goes from sender to recipient.

(3) Persons not participating in our communication may intercept our communications by improperly gaining access to your computer or my computer or even some computer not connected to either of us through which the e-mail passes.

This electronic message is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. Section 2510-2521 and is legally privileged. This email transmission and any accompanying attachments may contain privileged and confidential information intended only for the use of the intended addressee.

This email message is intended solely for the individual recipient named above. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering this e-mail to the intended recipient, you are advised that any distribution or copying of this e-mail, other than to the intended recipient, is PROHIBITED.

If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender by telephone (collect, if necessary) or e-mail, delete all electronic copies, and return all hard copies of the e-mail via US Mail to to the sender, Linda Montanino, Records Access Officer, Metro-North Railroad, 347 Madison Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10017.

If you have any questions or problems with this transmittal, please call (212) 340-2462.

From: MuckRock

Ms. Montanino -

Please advise whether MTA Metro-North has promulgated any additional rules, regulations or procedures for the processing of FOIL requests. If so, please send pursuant to this FOIL request.

Thank you.

From: Montanino, Linda

Dear Mr. Lesser:

Please see Metro-North's response (below) to the above referenced request. I did not realize that there were different e-mail addressed associated with each request.

Yours truly,

Linda Montanino
Records Access Officer
Metro-North Commuter Railroad
347 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10017
(212) 340-2462

NOTE:
(1) Email communication is not a secure method of communication.

(2) Any email that is sent to you or by you may be copied and held by various computers through which it passes as it goes from sender to recipient.

(3) Persons not participating in our communication may intercept our communications by improperly gaining access to your computer or my computer or even some computer not connected to either of us through which the e-mail passes.

This electronic message is covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. Section 2510-2521 and is legally privileged. This email transmission and any accompanying attachments may contain privileged and confidential information intended only for the use of the intended addressee.

This email message is intended solely for the individual recipient named above. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering this e-mail to the intended recipient, you are advised that any distribution or copying of this e-mail, other than to the intended recipient, is PROHIBITED.

If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender by telephone (collect, if necessary) or e-mail, delete all electronic copies, and return all hard copies of the e-mail via US Mail to to the sender, Linda Montanino, Records Access Officer, Metro-North Railroad, 347 Madison Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10017.

If you have any questions or problems with this transmittal, please call (212) 340-2462.

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