|Submitted||Dec. 16, 2014|
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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.
In response to your December 16, 2014, letter requesting "a copy of the rules, regulations and policies for access to agency records under the Freedom of Information Law," please see Title 43, Chapter 1, of the Rules of the City of New York: http://rules.cityofnewyork.us/codified-rules?agency=MAYOR.
I further provide you with the following documents concerning COIB specific policies pursuant to Chapter 68 of the City Charter and Section 12-110 of the New York City Administrative Code:
1) Procedure for Obtaining Annual Disclosure Reports: http://www.nyc.gov/html/conflicts/downloads/pdf2/fd%20docs/proc_req_fd_reports.pdf;
2) Annual Disclosure Request form: http://www.nyc.gov/html/conflicts/downloads/pdf2/fd%20docs/fd_rprt_inspect_form.pdf; and
3) List of Public COIB Documents (this document includes instructions on access): http://www.nyc.gov/html/conflicts/downloads/pdf2/publicdocs/list_of_public_coib_documents.pdf.
These documents appear on the Board's website: the first two documents are found on the Board's Annual Disclosure page and the third document on the Board's home page.
Should you wish to appeal this determination, you must send written notice within thirty days to Mark Davies, Records Appeals Officer, at the address noted below.
Records Access Officer
New York City Conflicts of Interest Board
2 Lafayette Street, Suite 1010
New York, NY 10007
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