Legal services contracts

Luke Stoddard Nathan filed this request with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority of New York.
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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 copy of any agreements—since 1/1/2015 between the agency and any law firm or vendor of legal services—that are related, in part or in whole, to federal or state law enforcement investigations.

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: erda.sm.records.access.officer

Dear Mr. Nathan:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Law request received August 21, 2017, for a copy of any agreements since January 1, 2015 between NYSERDA and any law firm or vendor of legal services that are related, in part or in whole, to federal or state law enforcement investigations.

We have begun processing your request. The nature of your request differs substantially from the requests we ordinarily receive. As such, searching for, reviewing, and (if necessary) redacting potentially responsive records in response to your request is anticipated to take longer than the baseline statutory response timeframe. We estimate that this process may take up to 40 further business days. Once this process is completed, we will contact you regarding access to any records the search may identify. Therefore, you will receive a response or a status update on or before Tuesday, October 25, 2017.

Please feel free to contact Janice Dean of our Counsel’s office at 518-862-1090, extension 3117, should you have any legal questions regarding this matter. Should you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Sal Graven

Records Access Officer

NYSERDA

17 Columbia Circle | Albany, NY 12203-6399

P: 518-862-1090 x 3331 | F: 518-862-1091 | E: foil@nyserda.ny.gov<mailto:foil@nyserda.ny.gov>

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From: erda.sm.records.access.officer

Mr. Nathan,

As noted in our communication to you on August 28 acknowledging your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request, you will receive a response or status update to your request on or before October 25, 2017.

Thank you,

Sal

Sal Graven
Records Access Officer

NYSERDA
17 Columbia Circle | Albany, NY 12203-6399
P: 518-862-1090 x3331 | F: 518-862-1091 | E: sal.graven@nyserda.ny.gov<mailto:sal.graven@nyserda.ny.gov>

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From: erda.sm.records.access.officer

Dear Mr. Nathan:

We continue to work on your request; however, we anticipate needing 20 additional business days to finalize our response to your request. Therefore, you will receive a response or status update on or before October 25, 2017.

Please feel free to contact Janice Dean of our Counsel’s office at 518-862-1090, extension 3117, should you have any legal questions about this FOIL request.

Sincerely,

Sal Graven
Records Access Officer
NYSERDA
17 Columbia Circle | Albany, NY 12203-6399
P: 518-862-1090 x 3331 | F: 518-862-1091 | E: foil@nyserda.ny.gov<mailto:foil@nyserda.ny.gov>
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From: erda.sm.records.access.officer

Mr. Nathan,

As noted in our email to you on September 25, 2017, NYSERDA will respond or provide a status on your request on or before October 25, 2017.

Sincerely,

Sal Graven
Records Access Officer

NYSERDA
17 Columbia Circle | Albany, NY 12203-6399
P: 518-862-1090 x3331 | F: 518-862-1091 | E: sal.graven@nyserda.ny.gov<mailto:sal.graven@nyserda.ny.gov>

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From: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Dear Mr. Nathan:

We continue to work on your request; however, we anticipate needing 20 additional business days to finalize our response to your request. Therefore, you will receive a response or status update on or before November 23, 2017.

Please feel free to contact Janice Dean of our Counsel’s office at 518-862-1090, extension 3117, should you have any legal questions about this FOIL request.

Sincerely,

Sal Graven
Records Access Officer

NYSERDA
17 Columbia Circle | Albany, NY 12203-6399
P: 518-862-1090 x3331 | F: 518-862-1091 | E: sal.graven@nyserda.ny.gov<mailto:sal.graven@nyserda.ny.gov>

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From: Luke Stoddard Nathan

Can you please be more specific about what accounts for the delay?

From: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Good afternoon Mr Nathan,

I tried calling you back but it appears the number I dialed is for a fax machine?

NYSERDA has acknowledged your FOIL request, we just have not formally responded to it with the requested documents. We continue to work on your request, and per my last communication to you 10/25, you should receive a response or status update by November 28.

Thank you.

Best,
Sal

Sal Graven
Records Access Officer

NYSERDA
17 Columbia Circle | Albany, NY 12203-6399
P: 518-862-1090 x3331 | F: 518-862-1091 | E: sal.graven@nyserda.ny.gov<mailto:sal.graven@nyserda.ny.gov>

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