Animal Control events - January 1, 2015 through May 2016 (Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency of Tennessee.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Tennessee's Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all databases, spreadsheets, reports, or other consolidated data sets regarding animal control activity within this jurisdiction and any applicable subdivisions for the period from January 1, 2015 through the date this request is processed. Please provide all available segregable information for all removal and/or destruction events, including those conducted by citizens within the jurisdiction. Please include all other available segregable information, including but not limited to, the location of the event, the date of the event, the number and type of creature involved, and any other available data.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Walter Cook

Good morning, I am Captain Cook of our Boating and Law Enforcement Division. I am responding to your inquiry as to the status of your request for information from our agency. Could you please tell me where you sent your original request to.

Thank you

Captain Walter Cook
Captive Wildlife Coordinator
Office Phone 615-781-6652
Cell Phone 615-604-3269

From: Tracey E. Boyers

To Beryl Lipton:

Please be advised that your records request was actually received by the Agency on June 16, 2016. It appears from the email string below that you attempted contact prior to that date, but there is no evidence that contact was ever actually made with the Agency. June 16, 2016 is the first time this information was received and forwarded to me for review, so for purposes of the statute, June 16, 2016 shall be the official date of notification to the Agency regarding this request.

Tennessee Code Annotated ยง10-7-503 states that the custodian of a public record or the custodian's designee shall promptly make available for inspection any public record not specifically exempt from disclosure. In the event it is not practicable for the record to be made promptly available for inspection, the custodian shall within seven (7) business days make such records available, deny such request in writing, or furnish the requester with a response stating the time reasonably necessary to produce such record or information.

You have asked for "any and all databases, spreadsheets, reports, or other consolidated data sets regarding animal control activity within this jurisdiction and any applicable subdivisions for the period from January 1, 2015 through the date this request is processed. Please provide all available segregable information for all removal and/or destruction events, including those conducted by citizens within the jurisdiction. Please include all other available segregable information, including but not limited to, the location of the event, the date of the event, the number and type of creature involved, and any other available data."

It can only be assumed that you are asking for statewide data, if such exists, as opposed to data for specific regions and/or counties. If that is not correct, or if you wish to clarify or refine your request in an effort to minimize reproduction costs, please let me know.

We are currently in the process of determining if there are records pertinent to your request. If such records exist, then those must be reviewed prior to any reproduction of the same. In accordance with the above-cited law, this communication is being sent to inform you that the records you have requested to receive copies of will be made available to you no later than July 20, 2016. If reproduction charges apply, you will be provided with an invoice and payment will be expected prior to the records being produced. Payment shall be made in accordance with TWRA Rule 1660-03-01 governing access to public records, which you may access via our website http://www.tn.gov/twra/article/rules-regulations.

Please contact me if you have any questions or need further assistance.

Tracey E. Boyers, Attorney
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
P.O. Box 40747
Nashville, TN 37204
615-781-6657 phone
615-781-5264 fax

Notice: This e-mail message as well as any attachment to this e-mail message contains legally privileged and confidential information from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Legal Division. If you are not the intended recipient, you may not review, transmit, convert to hard copy, copy, use or disseminate this e-mail or any attachments to it. If you received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify us by return e-mail or telephone at 615-781-6657 and delete this message. Please note that if this e-mail message contains a forwarded message or is a reply to a prior message, some or all of the contents of this message or any attachments may not have been produced by the Legal Division. Receipt by anyone other than the intended recipient is not a waiver of the attorney-client or work product privilege.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello!

Thanks so much for the message. I'd be interested in whatever relevant materials you have. Please let me know if anything further is needed from me, and I'll look forward to hearing from you again.

Thank you!
Beryl

From: Tracey E. Boyers

The original response to your record request contained the following information:

We are currently in the process of determining if there are records pertinent to your request. If such records exist, then those must be reviewed prior to any reproduction of the same. In accordance with the above-cited law, this communication is being sent to inform you that the records you have requested to receive copies of will be made available to you no later than July 20, 2016. If reproduction charges apply, you will be provided with an invoice and payment will be expected prior to the records being produced. Payment shall be made in accordance with TWRA Rule 1660-03-01 governing access to public records, which you may access via our website http://www.tn.gov/twra/article/rules-regulations.

Tracey E. Boyers, Attorney
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
P.O. Box 40747
Nashville, TN 37204
615-781-6657 phone
615-781-5264 fax

Notice: This e-mail message as well as any attachment to this e-mail message contains legally privileged and confidential information from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Legal Division. If you are not the intended recipient, you may not review, transmit, convert to hard copy, copy, use or disseminate this e-mail or any attachments to it. If you received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify us by return e-mail or telephone at 615-781-6657 and delete this message. Please note that if this e-mail message contains a forwarded message or is a reply to a prior message, some or all of the contents of this message or any attachments may not have been produced by the Legal Division. Receipt by anyone other than the intended recipient is not a waiver of the attorney-client or work product privilege.

From: Tracey E. Boyers

Please see attached records pursuant to your request below. I am providing you with records from Region 1, Region 2, and Region 4 as well as statewide records regarding wild hogs. I am still waiting for records to be forwarded from our Region 3 office. As soon as those are sent to me I will provide the same to you.

If you have questions you may contact me.

Thanks

teb

Tracey E. Boyers, Attorney
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
P.O. Box 40747
Nashville, TN 37204
615-781-6657 phone
615-781-5264 fax

Notice: This e-mail message as well as any attachment to this e-mail message contains legally privileged and confidential information from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Legal Division. If you are not the intended recipient, you may not review, transmit, convert to hard copy, copy, use or disseminate this e-mail or any attachments to it. If you received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify us by return e-mail or telephone at 615-781-6657 and delete this message. Please note that if this e-mail message contains a forwarded message or is a reply to a prior message, some or all of the contents of this message or any attachments may not have been produced by the Legal Division. Receipt by anyone other than the intended recipient is not a waiver of the attorney-client or work product privilege.

From: Tracey E. Boyers

Please see the records you requested for Region 3.

Thanks,

teb

Tracey E. Boyers, Attorney
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
P.O. Box 40747
Nashville, TN 37204
615-781-6657 phone
615-781-5264 fax

Notice: This e-mail message as well as any attachment to this e-mail message contains legally privileged and confidential information from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Legal Division. If you are not the intended recipient, you may not review, transmit, convert to hard copy, copy, use or disseminate this e-mail or any attachments to it. If you received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify us by return e-mail or telephone at 615-781-6657 and delete this message. Please note that if this e-mail message contains a forwarded message or is a reply to a prior message, some or all of the contents of this message or any attachments may not have been produced by the Legal Division. Receipt by anyone other than the intended recipient is not a waiver of the attorney-client or work product privilege.

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