Hurricane Florence (North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services)

Working Narratives filed this request with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services of North Carolina.
Tracking #

2018091901

Multi Request Hurricane Florence
Est. Completion None
Status
No Responsive Documents

Communications

From: Working Narratives

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the North Carolina Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

All records (including but not limited to email correspondence) related to unregulated releases of hazardous substances in areas of North Carolina monitored by your agency and impacted by Hurricane Florence, including but not limited to records regarding the unpermitted release or overflow of toxic pollutants; industrial discharges; air pollution emissions; coal ash; animal waste and other volatile organic compounds; and sanitary sewage and other forms of waste water.

We also seek records that contain, constitute, or reference material related to potential water contamination from North Carolina chemical plants, including but not limited to records related to chemicals collectively identified by DuPont Company and The Chemours Company FC, LLC as GenX.

The time frame for which we are seeking records is from September 10, 2018 to the date on which this request is processed.

If you determine that any portion or portions of this request cannot be fulfilled as promptly as any other portion of this request, we ask that you first fulfill whatever portion of this request you can fulfill within 10 business days and then fulfill the remainder of the request as promptly as possible.

We are happy to work with your office to make this request as simple as possible and eliminate unnecessary work. Please contact us before you incur labor costs or the use of information technology resources beyond those that your agency has already established for reproduction of the information requested. We can probably find an efficient solution that serves the public interest while minimizing your effort.

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, we would be grateful if you would inform us of the total charges in advance of fulfilling this request. We 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.

We look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Working Narratives

From: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Good morning,

Thank you for your public records request. This email is to acknowledge the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has received your request for:

All records (including but not limited to email correspondence) related to unregulated releases of hazardous substances in areas of North Carolina monitored by your agency and impacted by Hurricane Florence, including but not limited to records regarding the unpermitted release or overflow of toxic pollutants; industrial discharges; air pollution emissions; coal ash; animal waste and other volatile organic compounds; and sanitary sewage and other forms of waste water.

We also seek records that contain, constitute, or reference material related to potential water contamination from North Carolina chemical plants, including but not limited to records related to chemicals collectively identified by DuPont Company and The Chemours Company FC, LLC as GenX.

The time frame for which we are seeking records is from September 10, 2018 to the date on which this request is processed.

We are in the process of identifying what public records are responsive to your request, the location of those records, and assessing the resources necessary to complete your request.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is pleased to provide requestors an opportunity to inspect and copy public records free-of-charge. In the unlikely event staff estimate there could be a cost to you associated with providing records as you have requested them, we will contact you to discuss other options before applying or assessing any charges. For your added convenience and to avoid the costs associated with producing physical copies, we are happy to provide you digital copies of records whenever practicable.

Your request identification number is #2018091901. In order to serve you more quickly, please refer to this number when inquiring about the status of your request.

I am copying my colleague, Paul Hogle, as well as our public records service account (public.records@dhhs.nc.gov) on this email in the event you need immediate help and I am unavailable. Otherwise, please consider me your primary contact for this request. My direct contact information is below.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is committed to responding to your request as promptly as possible. In the meantime, I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, wish to amend your request, or I can otherwise be of service.

Thank you again for your public records request to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Regards,

Emily Kirby, JD
Legal Communications Liaison
Office of Communications
NC Department of Health and Human Services<http://www.ncdhhs.gov/>

Office: 919-855-4956
Fax: 919-733-7447
emily.kirby@dhhs.nc.gov<mailto:emily.kirby@dhhs.nc.gov>

101 Blair Drive, Adams Building
2001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2001

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From: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Hello,

I will be out of the office until Wednesday, October 24th.

If your message is not time sensitive and concerns a public records request, please forward your email to our service account (public.records@dhhs.nc.gov), and available staff will respond as promptly as possible.

If you require more immediate assistance with a public records request, please call 919-855-4840.

Otherwise, I look forward to returning your email.

________________________________

Email correspondence to and from this address is subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties by an authorized State official. Unauthorized disclosure of juvenile, health, legally privileged, or otherwise confidential information, including confidential information relating to an ongoing State procurement effort, is prohibited by law. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete all records of this email.

From: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Good morning,

Thank you for following up on your request.

To date, staff have not identified or located material responsive to your request. We are waiting to hear back from other personnel and will update you as promptly as possible.

Please continue to follow-up on your request at your convenience.

Best regards,

Paul Hogle
Public Records Compliance Attorney
Office of General Counsel
NC Department of Health and Human Services<http://www.ncdhhs.gov/>

Office: 919-855-4838
Fax: 919-733-3854
paul.hogle@dhhs.nc.gov

101 Blair Drive, Adams Building
2001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2001

Twitter<https://twitter.com/ncdhhs> | Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/ncdhhs/> | YouTube<https://www.youtube.com/user/ncdhhs/> | LinkedIn<https://www.linkedin.com/company/nc-state-government/>

From: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Good morning,

Thank you for checking in on the status of your public records request #2018091901 to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. After reviewing your request and assessing those records currently in our possession, staff were unable to identify or locate records responsive to this request.

Thank you for your public records request to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or we can help you further.

Regards,

Emily Kirby, JD
Legal Communications Liaison
Office of Communications
NC Department of Health and Human Services<http://www.ncdhhs.gov/>

Office: 919-855-4956
Fax: 919-733-7447
emily.kirby@dhhs.nc.gov<mailto:emily.kirby@dhhs.nc.gov>

101 Blair Drive, Adams Building
2001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2001

Twitter<https://twitter.com/ncdhhs> | Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/ncdhhs/> | YouTube<https://www.youtube.com/user/ncdhhs/> | LinkedIn<https://www.linkedin.com/company/ncdhhs/>

From: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Good morning,

Thank you for reaching back out about your request. After reviewing your request and assessing those records currently in our possession, I confirmed with staff yesterday that they have been unable to identify or locate records responsive to this request.
If you have reason to believe there may have been an error and you have information indicating the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) may currently possess records responsive to your request, please do not hesitate to let us know. To help us resolve your concerns and improve the way we serve you, please provide all details sufficient to research your claim, and we will then submit them to staff for further investigation. If there is a change in the status of your request, we will update you as promptly as possible. Otherwise, we will consider this request closed.

Thank you for your public records request to NC DHHS. Please continue to contact us if we can help you further.

Best regards,

Paul Hogle
Public Records Compliance Attorney
Office of General Counsel
NC Department of Health and Human Services<http://www.ncdhhs.gov/>

Office: 919-855-4838
Fax: 919-733-3854
paul.hogle@dhhs.nc.gov

101 Blair Drive, Adams Building
2001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2001

Twitter<https://twitter.com/ncdhhs> | Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/ncdhhs/> | YouTube<https://www.youtube.com/user/ncdhhs/> | LinkedIn<https://www.linkedin.com/company/nc-state-government/>

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