NC DEQ annual inspection reports for hog farms - regional requests (Department of Environmental Quality - Division of Water Resources - Mooresville)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Environmental Quality - Division of Water Resources - Mooresville of North Carolina.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Carolina Public Records Law (G.S. §§ 132-1 through 132-10), I hereby request the following documents:

All annual inspection reports, related exhibits, recommendations, responses, and associated materials regarding or mentioning hog farms or hog waste. If further clarification is necessary, it will gladly be provided.

This request was initially submitted to the Department of Environmental Quality, which directed me to submit this request to your office.

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, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

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From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Carolina Public Records Law (G.S. §§ 132-1 through 132-10), I hereby request the following documents:

All annual inspection reports, related exhibits, recommendations, responses, and associated materials regarding or mentioning hog farms or hog waste. If further clarification is necessary, it will gladly be provided.

This request was initially submitted to the Department of Environmental Quality, which directed me to submit this request to your office.

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, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: MuckRock

Hello Mr. Pitner,

Thanks so much for your email. I would be interested in materials specific to your region; I actually initially filed this request with the main office, and I was directed to submit it to each regional office, which I have. Would a timeframe of January 1, 2010 through the present sufficiently limit this request?

Thanks again!
Beryl

From: Pitner, Andrew

Hello 31959-08000136,
Your request is being handled by our central office and I have copied our public information officer for any additional follow up. Let me know if you have additional questions.
Andrew

From: Sink, Marla

Dear Beryl,

Please find below links to the records you requested regarding North Carolina's swine and poultry farmers.

Thank you,
Marla Sink

Link to all of NCDEQ's Notices of Violations to swine and poultry farmers
https://northcarolinadeptofenvandnat.sharefile.com/d-s3aae8c963914fa6b

Link to all of NCDEQ's Notices of Deficiencies to swine and poultry farmers
https://northcarolinadeptofenvandnat.sharefile.com/d-s580a2076c4a4c80a

Marla Sink
Public Information Officer
Department of Environmental Resources
Division of Water Resources

919 707 9033 office
Marla.sink@ncdenr.gov

512 North Salisbury Street
1611 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1611

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From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Sink,

Thank you so much for this! As a point of information: how long will I have access to the provided links?

Thanks again for all of your time,
Beryl

From: Sink, Marla

Dear Beryl,

I just read your story on hog farms in North Carolina. You erroneously reported you have not heard from DEQ's seven regions regarding the number of swine farm violations, except Mooresville. Please see below a link to ALL of DEQ's Notices of Violations and Notices of Deficiencies of swine and poultry farms that was sent to you March 7, 2017.

Please make sure you employ journalistic principles and ethics in your coverage of events.

Thank you,
Marla Sink

Marla Sink
Public Information Officer
Department of Environmental Quality
Division of Water Resources

919 707 9033 office
Marla.sink@ncdenr.gov

512 North Salisbury Street
1611 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1611

From: Information Muckrock

Hello Ms. Sink,

Thank you so much for pointing out this oversight on my part. The piece has
been amended to reflect the correction. I'm wondering whether this means,
however, that I shouldn't expect responses or any other materials related
to these violations or other inspections; I was instructed to submit the
request to each division and would be interested in negotiating the release
of any other relevant materials.

Thanks again for your time and patience.
Best wishes,
Beryl

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MuckRock <http://www.muckrock.com>

From: Sink, Marla

Hi Beryl,

No problem at all. Thank you for amending your story.

You are welcome to any records we have available -- at any time. Just let me know what information you need and I will compile it from the various regions and send to you.

Have a great day.

Thank you,
Marla Sink

Marla Sink
Public Information Officer
Department of Environmental Quality
Division of Water Resources

919 707 9033 office
Marla.sink@ncdenr.gov

512 North Salisbury Street
1611 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1611

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