Hudson River Tunnel - Port Authority

David Sirota filed this request with the The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey of New York City, NY.
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Est. Completion June 30, 2017
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From: David Sirota

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Port Authority's FOI code, I hereby request:

- Specific safety inspection, engineering or other reports and/or memos about the structural integrity, longevity and ongoing usability of the current Hudson River tunnel that Port Authority oversees for commuter rail service. This includes any reports by Port Authority officials themselves, or any reports that the Port Authority is in possession of from from other agencies or consultants.

I hereby request such reports and/or memos from 1/1/2016 to the present.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. IBT/Newsweek is an award-winning journalism outlet and these documents are of significant public importance.

In the event that some records are exempt or redacted, we request that other records that are not exempt or redacted be released. If it is your position that some or all records are exempt from the open records law, IBT/Newsweek requests that you immediately forward a privilege log/Vaughn Index setting forth each withheld document with sufficient information “respecting the basis of the privilege-confidentiality-exception claim vis a vis each document.” Id. (quoting Hartz Mountain Indus., Inc. v. N.J. Sports & Exposition Auth., 369 N.J. Super. 175, 185 (App. Div.), certif. denied, 182 N.J. 147 (2004)). See also Newark Morning Ledger Co. v. New Jersey Sports & Exposition Auth., 423 N.J. Super. 140, 162 (App. Div. 2011) (“OPRA generally places the burden upon the custodian of a public record to state the ‘specific basis' for the denial of access…In so doing, the reasons for withholding documents must be specific.”).

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

David Sirota
IBT/Newsweek
(646) 867-7100

From: PA FOI

Please see attached.

Thank you,

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4 World Trade Center | Office of the Secretary
150 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007

NOTICE: THIS E-MAIL AND ANY ATTACHMENTS CONTAIN INFORMATION FROM THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY AND AFFILIATES. IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS E-MAIL IN ERROR, PLEASE NOTIFY THE SENDER IMMEDIATELY, PERMANENTLY DELETE THIS E-MAIL (ALONG WITH ANY ATTACHMENTS), AND DESTROY ANY PRINTOUTS.

From: David Sirota

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a follow up to a correspondence sent by the Port Authority to me on 4/13/17. The Port Authority asked for clarification on my original request (which is attached). The Port Authority specifically asked me to "please specify if your request relates to records for the entire system, or a specific tunnel within this system." My request relates to records for all tunnels in the system (and in the Port Authority's jurisdiction) that go under the Hudson River.

Thank you.

David Sirota
Newsweek/IBT

ORIGINAL REQUEST:

April 5, 2017
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
The Port Authority of NY and NJ
Attention FOI Administrator
225 Park Avenue South, 17th Floor, New York, NY, 10003
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Port Authority's FOI code, I hereby request:
- Specific safety inspection, engineering or other reports and/or memos about the structural integrity, longevity and ongoing usability of the current Hudson River tunnel that Port Authority oversees for commuter rail service. This includes any reports by Port Authority officials themselves, or any reports that the Port Authority is in possession of from from other agencies or consultants.
I hereby request such reports and/or memos from 1/1/2016 to the present.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. IBT/Newsweek is an award-winning journalism outlet and these documents are of significant public importance.
In the event that some records are exempt or redacted, we request that other records that are not exempt or redacted be released. If it is your position that some or all records are exempt from the open records law, IBT/Newsweek requests that you immediately forward a privilege log/Vaughn Index setting forth each withheld document with sufficient information “respecting the basis of the privilege-confidentiality-exception claim vis a vis each document.” Id. (quoting Hartz Mountain Indus., Inc. v. N.J. Sports & Exposition Auth., 369 N.J. Super. 175, 185 (App. Div.), certif. denied, 182 N.J. 147 (2004)). See also Newark Morning Ledger Co. v. New Jersey Sports & Exposition Auth., 423 N.J. Super. 140, 162 (App. Div. 2011) (“OPRA generally places the burden upon the custodian of a public record to state the ‘specific basis' for the denial of access...In so doing, the reasons for withholding documents must be specific.”).
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 7 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
David Sirota IBT/Newsweek (646) 867-7100

From: PA FOI

Please see attached.
Thank you,
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4 World Trade Center | Office of the Secretary
150 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007

NOTICE: THIS E-MAIL AND ANY ATTACHMENTS CONTAIN INFORMATION FROM THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY AND AFFILIATES. IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS E-MAIL IN ERROR, PLEASE NOTIFY THE SENDER IMMEDIATELY, PERMANENTLY DELETE THIS E-MAIL (ALONG WITH ANY ATTACHMENTS), AND DESTROY ANY PRINTOUTS.

From: PA FOI

Please see attached.
Thank you,
[cid:image001.png@01CED712.B2F61D20]
4 World Trade Center | Office of the Secretary
150 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007

NOTICE: THIS E-MAIL AND ANY ATTACHMENTS CONTAIN INFORMATION FROM THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY AND AFFILIATES. IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS E-MAIL IN ERROR, PLEASE NOTIFY THE SENDER IMMEDIATELY, PERMANENTLY DELETE THIS E-MAIL (ALONG WITH ANY ATTACHMENTS), AND DESTROY ANY PRINTOUTS.

From: PA FOI

Please see attached.
Thank you,
[cid:image001.png@01CED712.B2F61D20]
4 World Trade Center | Office of the Secretary
150 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007

NOTICE: THIS E-MAIL AND ANY ATTACHMENTS CONTAIN INFORMATION FROM THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY AND AFFILIATES. IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS E-MAIL IN ERROR, PLEASE NOTIFY THE SENDER IMMEDIATELY, PERMANENTLY DELETE THIS E-MAIL (ALONG WITH ANY ATTACHMENTS), AND DESTROY ANY PRINTOUTS.

From: PA FOI

Please see attached.

Thank you,

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4 World Trade Center | Office of the Secretary

150 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007

NOTICE: THIS E-MAIL AND ANY ATTACHMENTS CONTAIN INFORMATION FROM THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY AND AFFILIATES. IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS E-MAIL IN ERROR, PLEASE NOTIFY THE SENDER IMMEDIATELY, PERMANENTLY DELETE THIS E-MAIL (ALONG WITH ANY ATTACHMENTS), AND DESTROY ANY PRINTOUTS.

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