Water Evaluations, Wilmington NC (Department of Environmental Quality)

Working Narratives filed this request with the Department of Environmental Quality of North Carolina.
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Communications

From: Working Narratives

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 reports, evaluations, test results, proposed testing, and related materials regarding water supplies and usage in Wilmington, North Carolina, created since January 1, 2016.

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,

Working Narratives

From: Kritzer, Jamie

Working Narratives,

I need to track down some additional information to help field your public records request.

ASAP, can you contact me please at the following phone number: 919-707-8602?

Thank you.

Jamie Kritzer
Communications Director
N.C. Department of Environmental Quality
919-707-8602
919-218-5935

From: Working Narratives

Hi Jamie, Gave you a buzz and left my number.

From: Kritzer, Jamie

Hey,
I called back but it would not let me leave a message. Can you send me your number and I’ll call this a.m.?

Jamie Kritzer
Communications Director
N.C. Department of Environmental Quality
919-707-8602
919-218-5935

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Email correspondence to and from this address is subject to the
North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.

From: Kritzer, Jamie

Mr. Smith,

I think we've been playing a lot of phone tag with regards to this public records request.
In the interest of moving things along, I want to reach out to you in email in hopes that this will help both of us.
An initial search by one of our staff yielded tens of thousands of documents when we searched for "All reports, evaluations, test results, proposed testing, and related materials regarding water supplies and usage in Wilmington, North Carolina, created since January 1, 2016." And that was just when we did an email search.
That being the case, I wanted to ask if you could narrow your search and let us know more specifically what you may be seeking. What may be helpful would be any specific search terms, names, dates, etc.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Thanks.

Jamie Kritzer
Communications Director
N.C. Department of Environmental Quality
919-707-8602
919-218-5935

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Email correspondence to and from this address is subject to the
North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.

From: Working Narratives

Hi Jamie, Appreciate the update. We can narrow the search to records regarding the discharge of industrial waste water pollutants. Please conduct keyword searches for "Chemours" "Dupont" "C8" "GenX" "Nafion" and "PFESAs." Much thanks.

From: Kritzer, Jamie

Thanks. We'll get on it.
Jamie
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From: Kritzer, Jamie

Mr.<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> Smith,
We just ran a search this morning for your public records and turned up 171,000 items including emails and other documents in our electronic database. As per our policy, we must have our General Counsel’s review the records to ensure they are not confidential or protected under our public records law and that could take some time, as we have numerous prior records requests to fulfill.

Let me know how you would like for us to proceed.

Jamie Kritzer
Communications Director
N.C. Department of Environmental Quality
919-707-8602
919-218-5935

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Email correspondence to and from this address is subject to the
North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.

From: Working Narratives

Hi Jamie, Let's reduce the workload by narrowing the time frame to records created since January 1, 2017. Thanks for the heads up regarding the general counsel review, please fulfill whatever portion of this request you can fulfill within 10 business days and then fulfill the remainder of the request when possible. Much appreciated.

From: Working Narratives

Hi Jamie, Let's reduce the workload by narrowing the time frame to records created since January 1, 2017. Thanks for the heads up regarding the general counsel review, please fulfill whatever portion of this request you can fulfill within 10 business days and then fulfill the remainder of the request when possible. Much appreciated.

From: Kritzer, Jamie

Mr. Smith,
We ran a search using the terms you requested and came back with 75,000 results. See below. Would you like us to narrow the search further.

Jamie Kritzer
Communications Director
N.C. Department of Environmental Quality
919-707-8602
919-218-5935

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Email correspondence to and from this address is subject to the
North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.

From: Kritzer, Jamie

Folks,
I hadn't heard back from you on this public records request. Please let me know how you would like to proceed.
Thanks.
Jamie

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