Records pertainign to external safety and health research

Noah McClain filed this request with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Headquarters of New York.
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02543566

#211123-001360

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From: Noah McClain

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Records pertaining to public health, public safety, occupational health and environmental health studies conducted by university-based or independent researchers, with the consent or cooperation of the office of the MTA’s Chief Safety Officer initiated from January 1, 2014, to either the date of this request, or no more than thirty days prior to the date upon which the MTA reaches a disposition on this request, whichever is later.

For each study, I request:

-The name of the study.

-The names and contact details of the Principle/Lead Investigator, along with their university-based affiliation(s), if any.

-The first three (3) pages of the Memorandum of Understanding between the MTA and the researcher(s), or their employing institution, if any.

-The protocol number assigned to each study by the Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Review Board of the university with which the researchers are affiliated.

-One page from each published research product stemming from the study containing bibliographic detail, such as name of book and publisher; or name of journal article and the name and volume of the journal in which it appeared.

-For unpublished research products such as internal or interagency reports, please provide the title page, table of contents (if any), and any identifying detail necessary to “reasonably describe” the record for future retrieval by your own FOIL officers. If those research products are posted for public consumption online, please provide URLs.

In addition, I request the first page of each official meeting agenda of any Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Review Board internal to the MTA for the same period, along with the protocol numbers and project titles assigned to each protocol reviewed by that entity or those entities from January 1, 2014 to either the date of this request, or no more than thirty days prior to the date upon which the MTA reaches a disposition on this request, whichever is later. I further request the first page of the minutes of each meeting of the Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Review Board internal to the MTA for each meeting held between from January 1, 2014 to either the date of this request, or no more than thirty days prior to the date upon which the MTA reaches a disposition on this request, whichever is later.

If those meeting agenda do not identify the individual chairing the MTA’s Institutional Review Board and/or Human Subjects Review Board, please provide any document page which names the individuals performing that role or roles for the same time period.

For further context, please consult a letter published on November 13, 2021 in the New York Daily News published a letter by Patrick Warren titled “The MTA is a Pandemic Success Story”, signed in his official capacity as the MTA’s Chief Safety Officer. In that letter, Warren asserts that “the MTA has long been one of the most studied public transportation organizations in the country, especially during the pandemic.”

If my request appears to be extensive or fails to reasonably describe the records, please contact me in writing.

Please also inform me of the location during normal business hours where I can inspect the documents in-person.

As you know, the Freedom of Information Law requires that an agency respond to a request within five business days of receipt of a request. Therefore, I would appreciate a response as soon as possible and look forward to hearing from you shortly. If for any reason any portion of my request is denied, please inform me of the reasons for the denial in writing and provide the name and address of the person or body to whom an appeal should be directed.

Sincerely

Noah McClain

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,

Noah McClain

From: Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Headquarters

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Records pertainign to external safety and health research
Question Reference # 211123-001360
* Date Created: 11/23/2021 10:01 PM
* Date Last Updated: 11/23/2021 10:01 PM
* Status: FOIL Received |
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Records pertainign to external safety and health research
Response By Email (Donna Figueroa)(11/30/2021 01:07 PM)
I am writing to acknowledge receipt of the above referenced FOIL request.

This is to advise you that we are in the process of reviewing our files for the records you requested and anticipate being able to furnish you with your response within sixty (60) business days. Access to any record requested will be determined in accordance with the Public Officers Law.

Please be advised that pursuant to the NY Public Officers Law there is a copying charge of twenty-five cents ($0.25) per page provided in response to an appropriate FOIL request.

Customer By CSS Web (Noah McClain)(11/23/2021 10:01 PM)
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Records pertaining to public health, public safety, occupational health and environmental health studies conducted by university-based or independent researchers, with the consent or cooperation of the office of the MTA’s Chief Safety Officer initiated from January 1, 2014, to either the date of this request, or no more than thirty days prior to the date upon which the MTA reaches a disposition on this request, whichever is later.

For each study, I request:

-The name of the study.

-The names and contact details of the Principle/Lead Investigator, along with their university-based affiliation(s), if any.

-The first three (3) pages of the Memorandum of Understanding between the MTA and the researcher(s), or their employing institution, if any.

-The protocol number assigned to each study by the Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Review Board of the university with which the researchers are affiliated.

-One page from each published research product stemming from the study containing bibliographic detail, such as name of book and publisher; or name of journal article and the name and volume of the journal in which it appeared.

-For unpublished research products such as internal or interagency reports, please provide the title page, table of contents (if any), and any identifying detail necessary to “reasonably describe” the record for future retrieval by your own FOIL officers. If those research products are posted for public consumption online, please provide URLs.

In addition, I request the first page of each official meeting agenda of any Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Review Board internal to the MTA for the same period, along with the protocol numbers and project titles assigned to each protocol reviewed by that entity or those entities from January 1, 2014 to either the date of this request, or no more than thirty days prior to the date upon which the MTA reaches a disposition on this request, whichever is later. I further request the first page of the minutes of each meeting of the Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Review Board internal to the MTA for each meeting held between from January 1, 2014 to either the date of this request, or no more than thirty days prior to the date upon which the MTA reaches a disposition
on this request, whichever is later.

If those meeting agenda do not identify the individual chairing the MTA’s Institutional Review Board and/or Human Subjects Review Board, please provide any document page which names the individuals performing that role or roles for the same time period.

For further context, please consult a letter published on November 13, 2021 in the New York Daily News published a letter by Patrick Warren titled “The MTA is a Pandemic Success Story”, signed in his official capacity as the MTA’s Chief Safety Officer. In that letter, Warren asserts that “the MTA has long been one of the most studied public transportation organizations in the country, especially during the pandemic.”

If my request appears to be extensive or fails to reasonably describe the records, please contact me in writing.

Please also inform me of the location during normal business hours where I can inspect the documents in-person.

As you know, the Freedom of Information Law requires that an agency respond to a request within five business days of receipt of a request. Therefore, I would appreciate a response as soon as possible and look forward to hearing from you shortly. If for any reason any portion of my request is denied, please inform me of the reasons for the denial in writing and provide the name and address of the person or body to whom an appeal should be directed.

Sincerely

Noah McClain

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,

Noah McClain

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Question Reference # 211123-001360
* Date Created: 11/23/2021 10:01 PM
* Date Last Updated: 11/30/2021 01:07 PM
* Status: FOIL - Waiting on Requester |
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From: Noah McClain

Dear Records Access Officer,

As you are aware, New York State’s Freedom of Information Law stipulates that agencies must fulfill, partly fulfill or deny FOIL requests within twenty business days (1401.5(c)3) unless a known circumstance prevents disclosure within 20 business days and the agency’s acknowledgment explains that known circumstance.

The MTA’s response to my recent requests “anticipates” disclosure within 60 days but fails to indicate what known circumstance prevents it from meeting the 20-business day time-frame.

As you are aware, this constitutes an effective denial of my request, per 1401.5.

I hereby appeal this denial.

Please commence my appeal immediately. Per 1401.7, please inform me of the name, title, business address and business telephone number of the individual or entity designated as the appeals officer, and transmit a copy of this appeal to the New York State Committee on Open Government as required by law. I look forward to hearing a final decision on this appeal within ten business days as required by law.

Sincerely

Noah McClain

From: Noah McClain

As you are aware, on December 7, I appealed the denial of my FOIL request of 11/23/2021. Your office has designated as “incident 211123-001360” (Records pertaining to external safety and health research).

Per 1401, the MTA was required to commence an appeal immediately, to inform me of the name, title, business address and business telephone number of the individual or entity designated as the appeals officer, and transmit a copy of the appeal to the New York State Committee on Open Government as required by law, and to make a final determination within ten business days.

As of today, December 22, 2021, ten full business days have passed.

Certainly, your office did not inform me of the name, title, business address and business telephone number of the individual or entity designated to hear this appeal. If your office did commence an appeal immediately, it neither indicated as such, not has it met the deadline to make and communicate its final determination required by law.

Per 1401.7 (f), failure to determine an appeal within ten business days constitutes a denial of the appeal.

Per 1401.7 (f), your denial of the appeal is now subject to judicial review.

Please fulfill your obligation to transmit both my appeal, and this letter (which memorializes your effective denial of my appeal) to the Committee on Open Government as required by law.

Sincerely

Noah McClain

From: Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Headquarters

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Response By Email (DF)(03/22/2022 01:03 PM)
Kindly be advised that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is still in the process of responding to your FOIL request. This involves locating a requested document and, if located, reviewing the document for responsiveness, legal privileges and/or applicable FOIL exemptions under the Public Officers Law.

Accordingly, your FOIL request requires an additional thirty (30) business days to respond. Thank you for your patience.

Response By Email (DF)(11/30/2021 01:07 PM)
I am writing to acknowledge receipt of the above referenced FOIL request.

This is to advise you that we are in the process of reviewing our files for the records you requested and anticipate being able to furnish you with your response within sixty (60) business days. Access to any record requested will be determined in accordance with the Public Officers Law.

Please be advised that pursuant to the NY Public Officers Law there is a copying charge of twenty-five cents ($0.25) per page provided in response to an appropriate FOIL request.

Customer By CSS Web (Noah McClain)(11/23/2021 10:01 PM)
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Records pertaining to public health, public safety, occupational health and environmental health studies conducted by university-based or independent researchers, with the consent or cooperation of the office of the MTA’s Chief Safety Officer initiated from January 1, 2014, to either the date of this request, or no more than thirty days prior to the date upon which the MTA reaches a disposition on this request, whichever is later.

For each study, I request:

-The name of the study.

-The names and contact details of the Principle/Lead Investigator, along with their university-based affiliation(s), if any.

-The first three (3) pages of the Memorandum of Understanding between the MTA and the researcher(s), or their employing institution, if any.

-The protocol number assigned to each study by the Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Review Board of the university with which the researchers are affiliated.

-One page from each published research product stemming from the study containing bibliographic detail, such as name of book and publisher; or name of journal article and the name and volume of the journal in which it appeared.

-For unpublished research products such as internal or interagency reports, please provide the title page, table of contents (if any), and any identifying detail necessary to “reasonably describe” the record for future retrieval by your own FOIL officers. If those research products are posted for public consumption online, please provide URLs.

In addition, I request the first page of each official meeting agenda of any Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Review Board internal to the MTA for the same period, along with the protocol numbers and project titles assigned to each protocol reviewed by that entity or those entities from January 1, 2014 to either the date of this request, or no more than thirty days prior to the date upon which the MTA reaches a disposition on this request, whichever is later. I further request the first page of the minutes of each meeting of the Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Review Board internal to the MTA for each meeting held between from January 1, 2014 to either the date of this request, or no more than thirty days prior to the date upon which the MTA reaches a disposition
on this request, whichever is later.

If those meeting agenda do not identify the individual chairing the MTA’s Institutional Review Board and/or Human Subjects Review Board, please provide any document page which names the individuals performing that role or roles for the same time period.

For further context, please consult a letter published on November 13, 2021 in the New York Daily News published a letter by Patrick Warren titled “The MTA is a Pandemic Success Story”, signed in his official capacity as the MTA’s Chief Safety Officer. In that letter, Warren asserts that “the MTA has long been one of the most studied public transportation organizations in the country, especially during the pandemic.”

If my request appears to be extensive or fails to reasonably describe the records, please contact me in writing.

Please also inform me of the location during normal business hours where I can inspect the documents in-person.

As you know, the Freedom of Information Law requires that an agency respond to a request within five business days of receipt of a request. Therefore, I would appreciate a response as soon as possible and look forward to hearing from you shortly. If for any reason any portion of my request is denied, please inform me of the reasons for the denial in writing and provide the name and address of the person or body to whom an appeal should be directed.

Sincerely

Noah McClain

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,

Noah McClain

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Question Reference # 211123-001360
* Date Created: 11/23/2021 10:01 PM
* Date Last Updated: 03/22/2022 01:03 PM
* Status: FOIL in Progress |
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Please see the attached response to your FOIL appeal.
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  • FOIL Appeal Response Letter - FOIL #211123-001360 - McClain

From: Noah McClain

Dear Harris Berenson,

I am writing in response to your letter of April 4, 2022, in which you indicate the following:

A) That the MTA did not receive an appeal to request # #211123-001360 on or about December 7, 2021.

B) That a reiteration of my appeal, sent electronically March 7, 2022 was not received by the MTA until March 21, 2022.

C) That a message sent by the MTA’s FOIL office on 3/23/2022 indicating a need for another 30 days to process the request makes my appeal “moot”.

I find these assertions troubling. But for the purposes of moving forward, I note the following:

New York State’s Freedom of Information Law stipulates that agencies must fulfill, partly fulfill or deny FOIL requests within twenty business days (1401.5(c)3) unless a known circumstance prevents disclosure within 20 business days and the agency’s acknowledgment explains that known circumstance.
The most-recent letter from the MTA FOIL team, of 3/23/2022 once again indicates the need for yet another 30 business days to respond. If in fact a response is given on that time frame, it will have taken 93 business days.

This is unreasonable, did not describe what known circumstance prevented or prevents disclosure within 20 business days, and therefore constitutes a constructive denial of my request.

I hereby appeal this denial.

Please commence my appeal immediately. Per 1401.7, please inform me of the name, title, business address and business telephone number of the individual or entity designated as the appeals officer, and transmit a copy of this appeal to the New York State Committee on Open Government as required by law. I look forward to hearing a final decision on this appeal within ten business days as required by law.

  • FOIL Appeal Response Letter - FOIL #211123-001360 - McClain

From: Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Headquarters

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Response By Email (DF)(06/03/2022 02:01 PM)
Kindly be advised that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is still in the process of responding to your FOIL request. This involves locating a requested document and, if located, reviewing the document for responsiveness, legal privileges and/or applicable FOIL exemptions under the Public Officers Law.

Accordingly, your FOIL request requires an additional thirty (30) business days to respond. Thank you for your patience.

Response By Email (DF)(03/22/2022 01:03 PM)
Kindly be advised that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is still in the process of responding to your FOIL request. This involves locating a requested document and, if located, reviewing the document for responsiveness, legal privileges and/or applicable FOIL exemptions under the Public Officers Law.

Accordingly, your FOIL request requires an additional thirty (30) business days to respond. Thank you for your patience.

Response By Email (DF)(11/30/2021 01:07 PM)
I am writing to acknowledge receipt of the above referenced FOIL request.

This is to advise you that we are in the process of reviewing our files for the records you requested and anticipate being able to furnish you with your response within sixty (60) business days. Access to any record requested will be determined in accordance with the Public Officers Law.

Please be advised that pursuant to the NY Public Officers Law there is a copying charge of twenty-five cents ($0.25) per page provided in response to an appropriate FOIL request.

Customer By CSS Web (Noah McClain)(11/23/2021 10:01 PM)
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Records pertaining to public health, public safety, occupational health and environmental health studies conducted by university-based or independent researchers, with the consent or cooperation of the office of the MTA’s Chief Safety Officer initiated from January 1, 2014, to either the date of this request, or no more than thirty days prior to the date upon which the MTA reaches a disposition on this request, whichever is later.

For each study, I request:

-The name of the study.

-The names and contact details of the Principle/Lead Investigator, along with their university-based affiliation(s), if any.

-The first three (3) pages of the Memorandum of Understanding between the MTA and the researcher(s), or their employing institution, if any.

-The protocol number assigned to each study by the Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Review Board of the university with which the researchers are affiliated.

-One page from each published research product stemming from the study containing bibliographic detail, such as name of book and publisher; or name of journal article and the name and volume of the journal in which it appeared.

-For unpublished research products such as internal or interagency reports, please provide the title page, table of contents (if any), and any identifying detail necessary to “reasonably describe” the record for future retrieval by your own FOIL officers. If those research products are posted for public consumption online, please provide URLs.

In addition, I request the first page of each official meeting agenda of any Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Review Board internal to the MTA for the same period, along with the protocol numbers and project titles assigned to each protocol reviewed by that entity or those entities from January 1, 2014 to either the date of this request, or no more than thirty days prior to the date upon which the MTA reaches a disposition on this request, whichever is later. I further request the first page of the minutes of each meeting of the Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Review Board internal to the MTA for each meeting held between from January 1, 2014 to either the date of this request, or no more than thirty days prior to the date upon which the MTA reaches a disposition
on this request, whichever is later.

If those meeting agenda do not identify the individual chairing the MTA’s Institutional Review Board and/or Human Subjects Review Board, please provide any document page which names the individuals performing that role or roles for the same time period.

For further context, please consult a letter published on November 13, 2021 in the New York Daily News published a letter by Patrick Warren titled “The MTA is a Pandemic Success Story”, signed in his official capacity as the MTA’s Chief Safety Officer. In that letter, Warren asserts that “the MTA has long been one of the most studied public transportation organizations in the country, especially during the pandemic.”

If my request appears to be extensive or fails to reasonably describe the records, please contact me in writing.

Please also inform me of the location during normal business hours where I can inspect the documents in-person.

As you know, the Freedom of Information Law requires that an agency respond to a request within five business days of receipt of a request. Therefore, I would appreciate a response as soon as possible and look forward to hearing from you shortly. If for any reason any portion of my request is denied, please inform me of the reasons for the denial in writing and provide the name and address of the person or body to whom an appeal should be directed.

Sincerely

Noah McClain

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,

Noah McClain

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Question Reference # 211123-001360
* Date Created: 11/23/2021 10:01 PM
* Date Last Updated: 06/03/2022 02:01 PM
* Status: FOIL in Progress |
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Kindly be advised that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is still in the process of responding to your FOIL request. This involves locating a requested document and, if located, reviewing the document for responsiveness, legal privileges and/or applicable FOIL exemptions under the Public Officers Law.

Accordingly, your FOIL request requires an additional thirty (30) business days to respond. Thank you for your patience.

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Kindly be advised that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is still in the process of responding to your FOIL request. This involves locating a requested document and, if located, reviewing the document for responsiveness, legal privileges and/or applicable FOIL exemptions under the Public Officers Law. Accordingly, your FOIL request requires an additional twenty (20) business days to respond. Thank you for your patience.

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Kindly be advised that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is still in the process of responding to your FOIL request. This involves locating a requested document and, if located, reviewing the document for responsiveness, legal privileges and/or applicable FOIL exemptions under the Public Officers Law. Accordingly, your FOIL request requires an additional thirty (30) business days to respond. Thank you for your patience.

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In reference to your FOIL request, please see below:

The name of the study.

See attached responsive records.

The names and contact details of the Principle/Lead Investigator, along with their university-based affiliation(s), if any.

See attached responsive records

The first three (3) pages of the Memorandum of Understanding between the MTA and the researcher(s), or their employing institution, if any.

The requested records are safety sensitive and therefore exempt from FOIL pursuant to N.Y. Public Officers Law § 87(2)(f), which authorizes an agency to deny access to records or portions thereof that, if disclosed, could endanger the life or safety of any person.

The protocol number assigned to each study by the Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Review Board of the university with which the researchers are affiliated.

After a diligent search, no responsive records have been found. Further, FOIL provides access to copies of existing records, not information.

One page from each published research product stemming from the study containing bibliographic detail, such as name of book and publisher; or name of journal article and the name and volume of the journal in which it appeared.

To the extent this request is reasonably described, responsive records are attached.

For unpublished research products such as internal or interagency reports, please provide the title page, table of contents (if any), and any identifying detail necessary to “reasonably describe” the record for future retrieval by your own FOIL officers. If those research products are posted for public consumption online, please provide URLs.

After a diligent search, no responsive records have been found. Further, FOIL provides access to copies of existing records, not information.

In addition, I request the first page of each official meeting agenda of any Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Review Board internal to the MTA for the same period, along with the protocol numbers and project titles assigned to each protocol reviewed by that entity or those entities from January 1, 2014 to either the date of this request, or no more than thirty days prior to the date upon which the MTA reaches a disposition on this request, whichever is later. I further request the first page of the minutes of each meeting of the Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Review Board internal to the MTA for each meeting held between from January 1, 2014 to either the date of this request, or no more than thirty days prior to the date upon which the MTA reaches a disposition on this request, whichever is later.

To the extent this request is reasonably described, after a diligent search, no responsive records have been found.

If those meeting agenda do not identify the individual chairing the MTA’s Institutional Review Board and/or Human Subjects Review Board, please provide any document page which names the individuals performing that role or roles for the same time period.

This request is overly broad and not reasonably described as required by N.Y. Public Officers Law §89(3)(a). Your request fails to provide a description that would allow the agency to identify and retrieve any such records with a reasonable amount of effort.

This completes the MTA’s response to your FOIL request. FOIL appeals may be filed by sending a written appeal to Chief Safety Officer, Patrick Warren, MTA Headquarters, 2 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 within thirty (30) days from this correspondence

FOIL Request:

From: Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Headquarters

In reference to your FOIL request, please see below:

The name of the study.

See attached responsive records.

The names and contact details of the Principle/Lead Investigator, along with their university-based affiliation(s), if any.

See attached responsive records

The first three (3) pages of the Memorandum of Understanding between the MTA and the researcher(s), or their employing institution, if any.

The requested records are safety sensitive and therefore exempt from FOIL pursuant to N.Y. Public Officers Law § 87(2)(f), which authorizes an agency to deny access to records or portions thereof that, if disclosed, could endanger the life or safety of any person.

The protocol number assigned to each study by the Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Review Board of the university with which the researchers are affiliated.

After a diligent search, no responsive records have been found. Further, FOIL provides access to copies of existing records, not information.

One page from each published research product stemming from the study containing bibliographic detail, such as name of book and publisher; or name of journal article and the name and volume of the journal in which it appeared.

To the extent this request is reasonably described, responsive records are attached.

For unpublished research products such as internal or interagency reports, please provide the title page, table of contents (if any), and any identifying detail necessary to “reasonably describe” the record for future retrieval by your own FOIL officers. If those research products are posted for public consumption online, please provide URLs.

After a diligent search, no responsive records have been found. Further, FOIL provides access to copies of existing records, not information.

In addition, I request the first page of each official meeting agenda of any Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Review Board internal to the MTA for the same period, along with the protocol numbers and project titles assigned to each protocol reviewed by that entity or those entities from January 1, 2014 to either the date of this request, or no more than thirty days prior to the date upon which the MTA reaches a disposition on this request, whichever is later. I further request the first page of the minutes of each meeting of the Institutional Review Board or Human Subjects Review Board internal to the MTA for each meeting held between from January 1, 2014 to either the date of this request, or no more than thirty days prior to the date upon which the MTA reaches a disposition on this request, whichever is later.

To the extent this request is reasonably described, after a diligent search, no responsive records have been found.

If those meeting agenda do not identify the individual chairing the MTA’s Institutional Review Board and/or Human Subjects Review Board, please provide any document page which names the individuals performing that role or roles for the same time period.

This request is overly broad and not reasonably described as required by N.Y. Public Officers Law §89(3)(a). Your request fails to provide a description that would allow the agency to identify and retrieve any such records with a reasonable amount of effort.

This completes the MTA’s response to your FOIL request. FOIL appeals may be filed by sending a written appeal to Chief Safety Officer, Patrick Warren, MTA Headquarters, 2 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 within thirty (30) days from this correspondence

FOIL Request:

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