FOIL rules and regulations (NYC Department of Consumer Affairs)

Benjamin Lesser filed this request with the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs of New York City, NY.
Tracking # 1318-2014-FOIL
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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: noreply@dca.nyc.gov

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From: Greene, Brenda (DCA)

Dear Mr. Lesser:

Please see attached acknowledgments for 4 pending requests.

Brenda Greene
Freedom of Information Law Officer
New York City Department of Consumer Affairs
42 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10004
212.436.0285
646.500.5968 (Fax)
nyc.gov/consumers

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 Dec. 16, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1318-2014-FOIL.

Thank you for your help.

From: Greene, Brenda (DCA)

Dear Mr. Lesser:

The response to this request will be sent shortly.

Brenda Greene
Freedom of Information Law Officer
New York City Department of Consumer Affairs
42 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10004
212.436.0285
646.500.5968 (Fax)
nyc.gov/consumers

From: Greene, Brenda (DCA)

Re: FOIL Rules and Regulations
FOIL Case Number: 1318-2014-FOIL

Dear Mr. Lesser:

This e-mail is in response to your FOIL request received by the DCA.

Please see below in response to your request:

“Chapter 1 of Title 43 of the Rules of the City of New York are accessible at the following link: http://rules.cityofnewyork.us/codified-rules?agency=MAYOR. Please note that certain provisions of the Rules, such as Section 1-05(d), specifying a 10-day determination period, have been rendered invalid by case law. See Legal Aid Society v. New York City Police Dept., 274 A.D.2d 207 (1st Dept.); Lecker v. New York City Board of Education, 157 A.D.2d 486 (1st Dept.).

Thank you for your FOIL inquiry. If we can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

Brenda Greene
Freedom of Information Law Officer
New York City Department of Consumer Affairs
42 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10004
212.436.0285
646.500.5968 (Fax)
nyc.gov/consumers

From: MuckRock

Ms. Greene -

Thank you for sending the URL. Please confirm whether DCA has promulgated any additional rules or regulations regarding the processing of FOIL requests. If so, please provide.

Thank you.

From: Greene, Brenda (DCA)

Dear Mr. Lesser:

We have provided everything responsive to this request.

Brenda Greene
Freedom of Information Law Officer
New York City Department of Consumer Affairs
42 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10004
212.436.0285
646.500.5968 (Fax)
nyc.gov/consumers

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