Pittsburgh School District Universal Waste Disposal Records

Cindy Long filed this request with the Pittsburgh Public Schools of Pittsburgh, PA.
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From: Cindy Long

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:

Copy of electronics waste disposal and/or electronics waste recycling contracts for 2014 & 2015 for all School District facilities.

Copy of hard drive shredding and/or hard drive disposal contracts for 2014 & 2015 for all School District facilities.

Copy of universal waste disposal, including florescent light bulbs and batteries, contracts for for 2014 & 2015 for all School District facilities.

Copy of all procurement records of light bulbs, including Bills of Lading, Shipping Documents and Invoices for 2014 & 2015 for all School District facilities.

Copy of all procurement records of batteries, including Bills of Lading, Shipping Documents and Invoices for 2014 & 2015 for all School District facilities.

Copy of all recycling/disposal records of light bulbs, including Bills of Lading, Shipping Documents and Invoices for 2014 & 2015 for all School District facilities.

Copy of all recycling/disposal records of batteries, including Bills of Lading, Shipping Documents and Invoices for 2014 & 2015 for all School District facilities.

Records of electronics waste, including computers, electronics and TVs, recycled for the previous 3 years including destination of material for 2014 & 2015 for all School District facilities.

Copy of School District’s due diligence policy (or equivalent) for handling end of life electronics. Including criteria for selecting an electronics recycler for 2014 & 2015 for all School District facilities.

Copy of School District’s written policy (or equivalent) for complying with Act 108 of 2010 (Covered Device Recycling Act) for 2014 & 2015 for all School District facilities.

Copy of School District’s written policy (or equivalent) for complying with 25 PA Code 261a.5 (b) for 2014 & 2015 for all School District facilities.

List or records of any fines, penalties or warnings received by School District in regards to improper disposal of Universal Waste including light bulbs, batteries and electronics.

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 fees cannot be waived, 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Cindy Long

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 5, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Mary Ellen MacPhail

Dear Ms. Long,

Attached please find the .pdf version of the initial response to your Right-to-Know request received on June 22, 2015, a copy of which is attached.

Very truly yours,
Mary Ellen MacPhail
Legal Assistant
WEISS BURKARDT KRAMER, LLC
445 Fort Pitt Boulevard, Suite 503
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412.391.9890
Fax: 412.391.9685
E-mail: mmacphail@wbklegal.com<mailto:mmacphail@wbklegal.com>

To ensure compliance with Treasury Regulations (31 CFR Part 10, Section 10.35), we inform you that any tax advice contained in this correspondence was not intended or written by us to be used, and cannot be used by you or anyone else, for the purpose of avoiding penalties imposed by the Internal Revenue Code.

This message is intended exclusively for the individual or entity to whom it is addressed, and may contain information that is privileged or confidential. If you have received this message in error, you are not authorized to read or retain it. Please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 5, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 5, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Pugh, Ebony

On June 29th you received a response from the District's Right to Know Officer. The email was titled Right-to-Know/Send on behalf of Nicole Wingard Williams, Esquire. This email included the District's initial response.

Request for additional information related to the request would need to be directed to our Right-to-Know Officer:

Nicole Wingard Williams, Esquire
Weiss Burkardt Kramer, LLC
445 Fort Pitt Boulevard, Suite 503
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-391-9890 (Phone)
412-391-9685 (Fax)
nwilliams@wbklegal.com<mailto:nwilliams@wbklegal.com>

From: Mary Ellen MacPhail

Dear Ms. Long,

Attached please find the .pdf version of the final response to your Right-to-Know request received on June 22, 2015. Also attached please find your responsive documents.

Very truly yours,
Mary Ellen MacPhail
Legal Assistant
WEISS BURKARDT KRAMER, LLC
445 Fort Pitt Boulevard, Suite 503
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412.391.9890
Fax: 412.391.9685
E-mail: mmacphail@wbklegal.com<mailto:mmacphail@wbklegal.com>

To ensure compliance with Treasury Regulations (31 CFR Part 10, Section 10.35), we inform you that any tax advice contained in this correspondence was not intended or written by us to be used, and cannot be used by you or anyone else, for the purpose of avoiding penalties imposed by the Internal Revenue Code.

This message is intended exclusively for the individual or entity to whom it is addressed, and may contain information that is privileged or confidential. If you have received this message in error, you are not authorized to read or retain it. Please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail.

From: Cindy Long

Thank you for the information provided. It appears that there are records missing. We would like a formal ATTESTATION OF NONEXISTENCE OF RECORDS. A link to a sample form is provided https://www.dced.state.pa.us/public/oor/Form-Attestation_of_Nonexistence_Nov2014.pdf

Additionally, we are requesting the following documents:
Copy of e360 (PPS Vendor) PA DEP Permit required for all Pennsylvania Recyclers
Copy of e360 (PPS Vendor) R2 or E-Steward certification
Copy of e360 (PPS Vendor) Professional/Cyber liability insurance
Copy of e360 (PPS Vendor) Pollution liability insurance
Copies of email from 1/1/2012 to 7/30/2012 referencing the following keywords:
“Computer Recycling”
“Electronics Recycling”
“Computer Disposal”
“Electronics Disposal”
“Hard Drive Destruction”
“Hard Drive Disposal”
“Hard Drive Shredding”

From: Mary Ellen MacPhail

Dear Ms. Long,

Attached please find the .pdf version of the initial response to your Right-to-Know request received on July 30, 2015, a copy of which is attached.

Very truly yours,
Mary Ellen MacPhail
Legal Assistant
WEISS BURKARDT KRAMER, LLC
445 Fort Pitt Boulevard, Suite 503
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412.391.9890
Fax: 412.391.9685
E-mail: mmacphail@wbklegal.com<mailto:mmacphail@wbklegal.com>

To ensure compliance with Treasury Regulations (31 CFR Part 10, Section 10.35), we inform you that any tax advice contained in this correspondence was not intended or written by us to be used, and cannot be used by you or anyone else, for the purpose of avoiding penalties imposed by the Internal Revenue Code.

This message is intended exclusively for the individual or entity to whom it is addressed, and may contain information that is privileged or confidential. If you have received this message in error, you are not authorized to read or retain it. Please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 5, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 5, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Nicole Williams

To Whom It May Concern –

Please be advised that on July 29, 2015, the School District of Pittsburgh issued its final response to the request dated June 5, 2015. On June 29, 2015, I advised that as the School District’s Open Records Officer, your request was forwarded to me on June, 22, 2015. Please refer to the email string below if you need additional clarification, as it appears to contain the dates and times of all correspondence. The District’s final response to your second RTK request, submitted on July 30, 2015, is forthcoming.

Thank you,

Nicole Wingard Williams, Esquire
Weiss Burkardt Kramer, LLC
445 Fort Pitt Boulevard, Suite 503
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-391-9890 phone
412-391-9685 fax
nwilliams@wbklegal.com<mailto:nwilliams@wbklegal.com>

This message is from an attorney, is intended exclusively for the individual or entity to whom it is addressed, and may contain information that is privileged or confidential. If you have received this message in error, you are not authorized to read or retain it. Please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail.

To ensure compliance with Treasury Regulations (31 CFR Part 10, Section 10.35), we inform you that any tax advice contained in this correspondence was not intended or written by us to be used, and cannot be used by you or anyone else, for the purpose of avoiding penalties imposed by the Internal Revenue Code.

Thank you,

From: Nicole Williams

To Whom It May Concern -

We are having technical difficulties and at this time, I am unable to copy or scan our final response to you. I am writing to see if you would agree to grant the District an additional day to respond to your request dated July 30, 2015.

Please respond to this email and confirm.

Thank you,

Nicole Wingard Williams, Esquire
Weiss Burkardt Kramer, LLC
445 Fort Pitt Boulevard, Suite 503
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-391-9890 phone
412-391-9685 fax
nwilliams@wbklegal.com

This message is from an attorney, is intended exclusively for the individual or entity to whom it is addressed, and may contain information that is privileged or confidential. If you have received this message in error, you are not authorized to read or retain it. Please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail.

To ensure compliance with Treasury Regulations (31 CFR Part 10, Section 10.35), we inform you that any tax advice contained in this correspondence was not intended or written by us to be used, and cannot be used by you or anyone else, for the purpose of avoiding penalties imposed by the Internal Revenue Code.

From: Nicole Williams

To Whom It May Concern -

I am writing in response to your RTK request dated July 30, 2015. Regarding your request for emails, the School District conducted a keyword search to generate any responsive documents. The search yielded several hundred pages of results, which will need to be printed, redacted (if appropriate) and scanned to create an electronic record. In my review of the emails, it appears that many of the emails containing the words "electronics recycling" are standard emails from Best Buy asking customers to review a purchase. These emails contain a standard ad that offers electronics recycling. I don't believe that these emails are the type of records that you are seeking. In an effort to save you copying costs for these emails, I was writing to see if you would like to narrow the scope of your request at all in order to eliminate these emails.

Once I hear from you, I will be able to send the District's final response to you. That response will include the amount that you must pay in order to receive your requested records.

Thank you,

Nicole Wingard Williams, Esquire
Weiss Burkardt Kramer, LLC
445 Fort Pitt Boulevard, Suite 503
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-391-9890 phone
412-391-9685 fax
nwilliams@wbklegal.com

This message is from an attorney, is intended exclusively for the individual or entity to whom it is addressed, and may contain information that is privileged or confidential. If you have received this message in error, you are not authorized to read or retain it. Please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail.

To ensure compliance with Treasury Regulations (31 CFR Part 10, Section 10.35), we inform you that any tax advice contained in this correspondence was not intended or written by us to be used, and cannot be used by you or anyone else, for the purpose of avoiding penalties imposed by the Internal Revenue Code.

From: Cindy Long

Nicole,

Thank you for the update. Yes, Best Buy customer review emails can be excluded.

Thank You

From: Mary Ellen MacPhail

Dear Ms. Long,

Attached please find the .pdf version of the final response to your Right-to-Know request received on July 30, 2015.

Very truly yours,
Mary Ellen MacPhail
Legal Assistant
WEISS BURKARDT KRAMER, LLC
445 Fort Pitt Boulevard, Suite 503
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412.391.9890
Fax: 412.391.9685
E-mail: mmacphail@wbklegal.com<mailto:mmacphail@wbklegal.com>

To ensure compliance with Treasury Regulations (31 CFR Part 10, Section 10.35), we inform you that any tax advice contained in this correspondence was not intended or written by us to be used, and cannot be used by you or anyone else, for the purpose of avoiding penalties imposed by the Internal Revenue Code.

This message is intended exclusively for the individual or entity to whom it is addressed, and may contain information that is privileged or confidential. If you have received this message in error, you are not authorized to read or retain it. Please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail.

From: MuckRock

Law Department
School District of Pittsburgh
341 S. Bellefield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $13.50 made payable to the School District of Pittsburgh to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Mary Ellen MacPhail

Dear Ms. Long,

Attached please find the .pdf version the correspondence and responsive records to your Right-to-Know request received on July 30, 2015.

Very truly yours,
Mary Ellen MacPhail
Legal Assistant
WEISS BURKARDT KRAMER, LLC
445 Fort Pitt Boulevard, Suite 503
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412.391.9890
Fax: 412.391.9685
E-mail: mmacphail@wbklegal.com<mailto:mmacphail@wbklegal.com>

To ensure compliance with Treasury Regulations (31 CFR Part 10, Section 10.35), we inform you that any tax advice contained in this correspondence was not intended or written by us to be used, and cannot be used by you or anyone else, for the purpose of avoiding penalties imposed by the Internal Revenue Code.

This message is intended exclusively for the individual or entity to whom it is addressed, and may contain information that is privileged or confidential. If you have received this message in error, you are not authorized to read or retain it. Please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $13.50 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

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