EMAC Agreement and After Action Reports regarding DAPL (North Dakota) (South Dakota Highway Patrol)

Melissa Hill filed this request with the South Dakota Highway Patrol of South Dakota.


From: Melissa Hill

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the South Dakota Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

I would like a copy of any and all Emergency Management Assistance Compacts (EMAC) and/or similar Intergovernmental Agreements regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) Project in North Dakota. If available, I would also like a copy of any After Action Report(s) produced after this event.

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


Melissa Hill

From: Turman, Kristi

Hello Ms. Hill: attached please find a response to your request for records in South Dakota.

Kristi Turman
Division of Emergency Services, and
Office of Communications
South Dakota Department of Public Safety
118 West Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501

From: Melissa Hill

Ms. Turman,

To clarify, I am not seeking the state laws that govern the EMAC but copies of the specific EMAC/mutual aid agreement form(s) for the Dakota Access Pipeline Project. These EMAC/mutual aid agreement forms may be titled "Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) Interstate Mutual Aid Request for Assistance Form" and "EMAC Mission Order Authorization Forms"? Do you have copies of these completed agreement forms?

Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I could provide an example of this form if that will help clarifying this request.

Thank you,

From: Turman, Kristi

Hello Ms. Hill: I'm familiar with the EMAC forms. The release of those operational forms is also denied under SDCL 1-27-1.5 (5), 1-27-1.5 (8), 1-27-1.5 (12), 1-27-1.5 (17), 1-27-1.5 (22), and 1-27-1.5 (23).

Thank you,
Kristi Turman