FOIL rules and regulations (New York State Office of Children and Family Services)

Benjamin Lesser filed this request with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services of New York.
Tracking # 14-163
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 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: Casale, Christena (OCFS)

Mr. Lesser,

Please see the attached letter in response to FOIL request #14-160

Thank You,

Christena Casale
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Legal Division-Child Welfare Services Bureau
52 Washington Street, Room 133 North
Rensselaer, NY 12144

From: MuckRock

Hello,

The attached response to this FOIL request for the FOIL rules and regulations promulgated by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services, dated December 22, 2014, indicates two portions of the New York State Official Compilation of Codes Rules and Regulations — Part 340 of Title 18 & Part 166-2 of Title 9. We would respectfully request that you send copies of these two rules or else provide a link directly to an official version posted online, as these policies have proven rather difficult to track down in official format.

Thank you very much for your prompt assistance.

From: Casale, Christena (OCFS)

Mr. Lesser,

Please see the attached letter regarding FOIL request #14-163.

Thank You,

Christena Casale
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Legal Division-Child Welfare Services Bureau
52 Washington Street, Room 133 North
Rensselaer, NY 12144

From: Casale, Christena (OCFS)

Mr. Lesser,

Please see the attached letter in response to FOIL request #14-163.

Thank You,

Christena Casale
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Legal Division-Child Welfare Services Bureau
52 Washington Street, Room 133 North
Rensselaer, NY 12144

From: McNulty, Casey (OCFS)

Mr. Lesser,

I received this email from you this morning:

“This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hello —

Once again, per our records, the present request for the FOIL log maintained by OCFS has never been acknowledged or completed. Please advise.

Thank you.”

I have forwarded the response about FOIL 14-162 that I sent you on January 20. I see that you sent another email on January 21, but I thought maybe you had missed the one I sent you the day before since it references the same FOIL request. You’ll notice that I have sent this to all of the email addresses from which you have sent correspondence to make sure you receive this.
Thanks,
Casey

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