Letter of Interest in Purchasing Santee Cooper

Daniel Tait filed this request with the Office of the Governor - South Carolina of South Carolina.


From: Daniel Tait

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All records between the staff of the Office of Governor of South Carolina's, including Governor McMaster, and Next Era, Duke Energy, Dominion Energy, and Southern Company regarding the purchase of Santee Cooper.

As used above, the term “records” includes, without limitation, all communications, correspondence, records of phone conversations, transcripts of testimony, minutes or notes of meetings, electronic mail, PowerPoint or other similar presentations, memoranda, reports, maps, photographs, drawings, data, tables, spreadsheets, formulas, notes, observations, impressions, contracts, and policies or directives, whether in an electronic or print medium, original or copy, or draft or final form.

The timeframe of this public records request is between January 1, 2017 and the date of this filing.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. Therefore I am requesting a waiver of any fees.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 15 business days, as the statute requires.


Daniel Tait

From: Office of the Governor - South Carolina

Please see the attached correspondence. A hard copy is also being delivered via U.S. mail.

[TAL Email Signature]

From: Office of the Governor - South Carolina

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Daniel Tait

Mr. Limehouse,

Thank you for your response. I have reviewed your letter and have two questions. Your letter claims a variety of exemptions but does not give a reasonable description of which documents are responsive and the exemption for each document. Would you be able to provide such information?

Additionally, I would like to reformulate my request to be much more specific. Would you prefer that I file a new request or will a message here suffice for your records?