Pipeline Incidents 2015-2017

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2018-0001
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

The following request has a date range of 2015 through the date this request is processed.

-All incident reports of pipelines leaking, exploding, or otherwise malfunctioning.

-All incident reports of oil workers being harmed while working on pipelines.

As a member of the media I would request a fee waiver for this request. My work is regularly featured on MuckRock.com, and I have written bylines for Motherboard and DeSmogBlog.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Brooks, Taja (PHMSA)

Good morning,

Please find attached correspondence regarding the FOIA request you submitted to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

Best,

Taja Brooks
Paralegal Specialist for General Law
U.S. Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration(PHMSA)
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590

From: Curtis Waltman

Good Afternoon Ms. Brooks,

If you believe the request is going to get very expensive, I would very much like to hear any ideas you have for limiting the scope of the request. I would also like to know why my request for a media classification was not granted. If you need I can send over bylines I have written to prove I am indeed a member of the press. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: Van Nostrand, Madeline (PHMSA)

Good Morning, we have changed your fee category status to "news media." Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Kindest Regards,

Madeline Van Nostrand
FOIA Officer
Office of Chief Counsel
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590

Tel: 202.366.0273
Email: madeline.vannostrand@dot.gov<mailto:madeline.vannostrand@dot.gov> or PHMSA.FOIA@dot.gov<mailto:PHMSA.FOIA@dot.gov>
Website: http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/about/foia

From: Curtis Waltman

Ms. Van Nostrand,

Thank you! Very much appreciated. Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Good Afternoon,

Please find attached correspondence to you regarding the FOIA request that you submitted to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

Kindest Regards,

Madeline Van Nostrand
FOIA Officer
Office of Chief Counsel
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590

Tel: 202.366.0273
Email: madeline.vannostrand@dot.gov<mailto:madeline.vannostrand@dot.gov> or PHMSA.FOIA@dot.gov<mailto:PHMSA.FOIA@dot.gov>
Website: http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/about/foia

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