2008 New York City plastic bag policy changes

Andrew Hill filed this request with the City Council of New York City, NY .
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From: Andrew Hill

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:

All emails and corresponding attachments sent to (to:, cc: or bcc:) or from Peter F. Vallone Jr. (or any person who communicates on his behalf) where the email contains any of the following keywords in the subject or body: "plastic bag", "ban on plastic", "hilex", "American Chemistry Council", "ACC", "bagtheban", "Progressive Bag Affiliates" or "PBA". Limit responsive emails to those sent between 06/20/2007 and 06/20/2008. If he does or did not use email, expand the search to all methods of communication which he does use.

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,

Andrew Hill
Filed via MuckRock.com
26 Thompson St. #26
New York, NY 10013

From: Barbato, Danielle

Mr. Andrew Hill
Muckrock.com

Re: Freedom of Information Law Request
July 16, 2012

Dear Mr. Hill:

This letter serves as acknowledgement of receipt of the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request you sent via to the Office of Communications at the New York City Council on the above date. You have requested all e-mails and corresponding attachments to or from Speaker Christine Quinn which contain keywords you have provided in your FOIL request. Please be advised that your request is being reviewed and I will be back in touch with you when that process is complete. Due to the extensive nature of your request, I expect to provide you with a response in up to sixty business days.

Very truly yours,

Danielle Barbato

From: Barbato, Danielle

Mr. Andrew Hill
Muckrock.com

Re: Freedom of Information Law Request
July 16, 2012

Dear Mr. Hill:

This letter serves as acknowledgement of receipt of the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request you sent via U.S. Postal Mail, to the Office of Communications at the New York City Council on the above date. You have requested all e-mails and corresponding attachments to or from Council Member Peter Vallone which contain keywords you have provided in your FOIL request. Please be advised that your request is being reviewed and I will be back in touch with you when that process is complete. Due to the extensive nature of your request, I expect to provide you with a response in up to sixty business days.

Very truly yours,

Danielle Barbato

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 July 16, 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: Barbato, Danielle

Dear Mr. Hill:

Thank you for your inquiry regarding you FOIL request. I am in still in the process of reviewing your request. Due to the extensive nature of your request, I expect to provide you with a response in up to 40 business days.

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 July 16, 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: 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 July 16, 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: 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 July 16, 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: 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 July 16, 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: 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 July 16, 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: Sykes, Emerson

Andrew Hill
MuckRock
Re: Freedom of Information Law Request
July 16, 2012

Dear Mr. Hill:

This letter serves as a response to the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request you sent to this office on the above date. I have attached responsive documents to your request.

Please note that portions of the attached responsive documents have been redacted pursuant to §87(2) (b) of the Freedom of Information Law. Under §87(2)(b) agencies can withhold information where the release of the information would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Additionally, please be advised that portions of these records have been redacted pursuant to §87 (2)(g) of the Freedom of Information Law. Section 87 (2) (g) exempts from disclosure inter-agency or intra-agency records that are not (i) statistical or factual tabulations or data, (ii) instructions to the staff that affect the public , (iii) final agency policy or determinations, (iv) external audits, including but not limited to audits performed by the comptroller and the federal government. Examples of communications withheld are inter-agency or intra-agency communications that were expression of opinion, advice or non-final agency deliberations.

If you have any questions or concerns about this please contact me. If you wish to appeal this decision, you may do so, in writing, within thirty days to Lauren Axelrod, FOIL Appeals Officer, at 250 Broadway, 15th Floor, New York, New York 10007.

Very truly yours,

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