NYS DHSES Drone Documents

Drone Watch filed this request with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services of New York .
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From: Drone Watch

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:

1. any requests for proposals, proposals submitted by vendors, contracts, budgets or cost allocations for the purchase and/or use of aerial drones, UAs, UAVs, and UASs (hereinafter “drones”);

2. any policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on department use of drones, including on the legal process required (such as a warrant or court order), if any, before operating a drone;

3. any departmental records concerning this department’s use of drones now or plans to use drones in the future including:

a. the types of investigations or instances in which this department is using or plans to use drones, or how it plans to support, manage or oversee the usage of drones by another department or office;

b. policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on storage requirements or procedures for video or static images obtained through use of drones, including retention times;

c. the altitude at which drones can or do fly;

d. drones’ ability to carry weapons.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Messina, Linda

Mr. Musgrave,

Please see the attached letter in response to your recent Freedom of Information Law request to the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

Thank you.

Linda
Visit DHSES online at: www.dhses.ny.gov
Visit NY-ALERT online at: www.nyalert.gov

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 Oct. 11, 2012. 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

Mr. Musgrave,

Please be advised that DHSES will require up to an additional 25 business day to respond to your 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 Oct. 11, 2012. 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

Mr. Musgrave,

Please see the email below regarding your recent FOIL request.

Thank you.

Linda

From: Messina, Linda

Mr. Musgrave,

I want to update you on the status of your FOIL request to DHSES. We are still reviewing the documents and should have them to you within 14 business days.

Thank you and Happy New Year.

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 Oct. 11, 2012. 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

Mr. Musgrave,

I want to provide an update that we will need up to an additional 20 business days to review the records.

Thank you again.

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 Oct. 11, 2012. 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

Mr. Musgrave,

Attached please find the final response to your recent FOIL request to the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

Thank you.

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