Post Camp Fire Data

Anonymous Person filed this request with the Paradise Irrigation District of Paradise, CA.
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From: Anonymous Person

*** Please do not ignore - your response is required within 10 Calendar Days by California law (Govt Code 6253). Please respond by e-mail using the instructions at the bottom of this message. ***

Attention: District Secretary,

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (CPRA), I hereby request from Paradise Irrigation District ("agency") the following records. Certain terms are defined within the body of the request.

Regarding recovery and debris removal for the Camp Fire (document search dates: between January 1, 2019 and date of receipt of our request, inclusive):
1. the Purdue report on PID water quality
2. all collected data, studies, investigative reports, study reports, after action reports, or other reports (together, "reports") of the water quality in Paradise water
3. all reports presented by PID to any other public agency on water quality OR from another public agency to PID

Note that every response (including all responsive records) you send may be automatically and immediately visible to the general public on the MuckRock.com internet service used to issue this request.

I would prefer the request fulfilled electronically, by attachments, if possible.

For all electronic copies, you have an obligation to provide electronic records in the original format you hold them.
Therefore, where emails, text messages, chat logs, or similar are provided, we would like them in a format that provides *all* the parts of the record, namely all headers, metadata, attachments, and inline images.
.eml or .msg message formats are best. However, if you convert messages to PDFs or screenshots of iPhone messages, etc. in order to perform redaction, please ensure you include all headers, metadata, attachments, and inline images when converting; the usual From/To/Subject/Sent headers are not enough. If you withhold parts of e-mail or text records (such as headers) without statutory justification, you may be in violation of the CPRA and we may challenge your response.

Please consider your obligations under City of San Jose v. Superior Court (Smith), S218066 to search personal accounts/devices storing public records -- which we do explicitly request.

Please send only those records available without any fees - since we have asked for electronic copies, we expect all will be available without fees. Nevertheless, for any records for which you would charge fees, instead of copies, please provide us the (free) statutorily-mandated CPRA determination of what records exist, so we may inspect them in person if we so choose to do so, and notify us of the expected costs if we wished to move forward with copies.

Please provide responsive records on a rolling basis as you approve/redact them for disclosure.

Please cite statutory authority for any records withheld in whole or in part.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Anonymous Person

From: Anonymous Person

(resending via email; we previously used fax)

*** Please do not ignore - your response is required within 10 Calendar Days by California law (Govt Code 6253). Please respond by e-mail using the instructions at the bottom of this message. ***

Attention: District Secretary,

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (CPRA), I hereby request from Paradise Irrigation District ("agency") the following records. Certain terms are defined within the body of the request.

Regarding recovery and debris removal for the Camp Fire (document search dates: between January 1, 2019 and date of receipt of our request, inclusive):
1. the Purdue report on PID water quality
2. all collected data, studies, investigative reports, study reports, after action reports, or other reports (together, "reports") of the water quality in Paradise water
3. all reports presented by PID to any other public agency on water quality OR from another public agency to PID

Note that every response (including all responsive records) you send may be automatically and immediately visible to the general public on the MuckRock.com internet service used to issue this request.

I would prefer the request fulfilled electronically, by attachments, if possible.

For all electronic copies, you have an obligation to provide electronic records in the original format you hold them.
Therefore, where emails, text messages, chat logs, or similar are provided, we would like them in a format that provides *all* the parts of the record, namely all headers, metadata, attachments, and inline images.
.eml or .msg message formats are best. However, if you convert messages to PDFs or screenshots of iPhone messages, etc. in order to perform redaction, please ensure you include all headers, metadata, attachments, and inline images when converting; the usual From/To/Subject/Sent headers are not enough. If you withhold parts of e-mail or text records (such as headers) without statutory justification, you may be in violation of the CPRA and we may challenge your response.

Please consider your obligations under City of San Jose v. Superior Court (Smith), S218066 to search personal accounts/devices storing public records -- which we do explicitly request.

Please send only those records available without any fees - since we have asked for electronic copies, we expect all will be available without fees. Nevertheless, for any records for which you would charge fees, instead of copies, please provide us the (free) statutorily-mandated CPRA determination of what records exist, so we may inspect them in person if we so choose to do so, and notify us of the expected costs if we wished to move forward with copies.

Please provide responsive records on a rolling basis as you approve/redact them for disclosure.

Please cite statutory authority for any records withheld in whole or in part.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Anonymous Person

From: Paradise Irrigation District

Dear Sir/Madam:

Attached please find a response of Paradise Irrigation District in reference to the Public Records Act Request for documents dated April 24, 2019 and received by facsimile transmission on that same date.

Sincerely,

Georgeanna Borrayo
District Secretary
Paradise Irrigation District
6332 Clark Road
Paradise, CA 95969
(530) 876-2039

From: Paradise Irrigation District

Dear Sir/Madam:

Paradise Irrigation has prepared a letter and responsive documents, which have been forwarded to the District Manager for review and signature.

Sincerely,

Georgeanna Borrayo
District Secretary
Paradise Irrigation District
6332 Clark Road
Paradise, CA 95969
(530) 876-2039

From: Paradise Irrigation District

Dear Sir/Madam:

Attached please find a response letter from Paradise Irrigation District dated May 22, 2019 in reference to the Public Records Act Request for documents dated April 24, 2019. Due to the size of the attachments, this email represents 1 of 3. Documents included in this attachment are:

Paradise Irrigation District Response Letter dated May 22, 2019
Exhibit A - Purdue University Report - Onsite Visit Response and Recovery Observations 02.13.19
Exhibit B - PID Town Hall Presentation for 03.26.19 - Camp Fire
Exhibit B - PID Town Hall Presentation 05.14.19
Exhibit B - State Water Board Unknowns Sample Results_Feb2019

Responsive documents will also be published on the District's website under the following link: https://www.pidwater.com/pir

Sincerely,

Georgeanna Borrayo
District Secretary
Paradise Irrigation District
6332 Clark Road
Paradise, CA 95969
(530) 876-2039

From: Paradise Irrigation District

Dear Sir/Madam:

Attached please find attachment 2 of 3 as follows:

Master Lab Sample Results for the following months:
December 2018
January, February, and April, 2019 (March 2019 will be sent under attachment 3)

Ongoing updates on PID water quality testing results can be found under the following link:
https://www.pidwater.com/wqadvisory/107-all-testing-results-link-to-data-file

Sincerely,

Georgeanna Borrayo
District Secretary
Paradise Irrigation District
6332 Clark Road
Paradise, CA 95969
(530) 876-2039

From: Paradise Irrigation District

Dear Sir/Madam:

Attached please find attachment 3 of 3 as follows:

Master Lab Sample Results for March 2019

Ongoing updates on PID water quality testing results can be found under the following link:
https://www.pidwater.com/wqadvisory/107-all-testing-results-link-to-data-file

Sincerely,

Georgeanna Borrayo
District Secretary
Paradise Irrigation District
6332 Clark Road
Paradise, CA 95969
(530) 876-2039

From: Anonymous Person

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Anonymous Person

From: Anonymous Person

PID,

**Note that every response (including all responsive records) you send may be automatically and immediately visible to the general public on the MuckRock.com internet service used to issue this request.**

I had a question about the recovery based on those records:

1. I have seen it elsewhere said that Benzene detection is being used by PID as a proxy for detection of other VOC's as well. However, in some of the sample results you provided in Exhibit B (ex. sample 1904092-09 of https://pidwater.com/docs/district-operations/open-government-transparency/public-information-requests/2019-04-24-muckrockrequest/mr-responsive-documents-exhibit-b/master-lab-sample-results-04-24-19-1/1726-excel-chem-4-15-19-1/file), it appears to a lay person like me that Benzene was not detected, but other VOC's were still detected and above limits. What is PID's plan for these non-Benzene VOCs? Will PID be reducing the gamut of testing in certain samples solely to Benzene and just assume that a water source is safe as long as only Benzene is not detected?

However, I understand that under the CPRA the agency is not required to answer questions. Therefore, if you choose not to answer the questions above, instead please provide records responsive to:
2. All policies, proposals, or project documents regarding using Benzene as a proxy for other VOC's
3. All policies, proposals, or project documents regarding testing solely for Benzene as opposed to other VOC's
4. All policies, proposals, or project documents regarding the plan to fix parts of the water system contaminated with VOC's other than Benzene.

I do hope to ask one or more of your board members about this as well. So if you could also provide under the CPRA:
5. The official (public) e-mail addresses of your board members. Please do not include private/gmail/etc. email addresses in your response, as all of your responses are automatically visible to the general public.

Thanks,
Anonymous

From: Anonymous Person

**Note that every response (including all responsive records) you send may be automatically and immediately visible to the general public on the MuckRock.com internet service used to issue this request.**

I would also like under the CPRA:
6. an emailed copy of all responsive records you have sent to CPRA requests (other than requests@muckrock.com) between May 1 and June 2.

Note, individual PDFs (as opposed to ZIPs) are best, and if they are original format kept by your agency, are required under CPRA.
If email attachment size is an issue, there is an "Upload directly" link in this email's footer and you should be able to drag/drop all responsive records directly into MuckRock.

Thanks!

From: Paradise Irrigation District

Via Electronic Mail Only
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

To Whom It May Concern:

In reply to your inquiry dated June 17, 2019, a Response of Paradise Irrigation District (PID) to the Public Records Act follow up email requests (2) dated June 1, 2019 & June 2, 2019 has been prepared and routed for review and signature by the District Manager. I anticipate PID's response will be finalized this week.

Sincerely,

Georgeanna Borrayo
District Secretary
Paradise Irrigation District
6332 Clark Road
Paradise, CA 95969

From: Paradise Irrigation District

Dear Sir/Madam:

Attached please find a response letter from Paradise Irrigation District dated June 17, 2019 in reference to your email requests (2) dated June 1 and June 2, 2019 for additional information as a follow up to a previous request for documents dated April 24, 2019. Attachments to this email include the following:

* Paradise Irrigation District Response Letter dated June 17, 2019
* Exhibit C - Paradise Water System Recovery Plan (Request No. 1)
* Exhibit D - PID Response dated May 9, 2019 to Proplogix regarding Utility Billing Data Request (Request No. 5)
* Exhibit E - PID Response dated May 21, 2019 to Transparent California (Request No. 5)
* https://www.pidwater.com/docs/district-operations/open-government-transparency/public-information-requests/2019-03-31-pra-request - Direct Link to PID Response dated May 20, 2019 to anonymous requester under forcalpra@gmail.com<mailto:forcalpra@gmail.com> regarding Public Records Act Request No. QP2019033101. (Request No. 5)

Sincerely,

Georgeanna Borrayo
District Secretary
Paradise Irrigation District
6332 Clark Road
Paradise, CA 95969

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