Communications With Mountain Valley Pipeline, April 5, 2018-present (Virginia State Police)

Christopher Schiano filed this request with the Virginia State Police of Virginia.
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Communications

From: MuckRock Virginia, LLC

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any text messages, emails, letters, or any other records of written or digital communications between any employee of your agency and any representative of Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, sent or received between April 5, 2018 and the date on which this request is processed.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Virginia, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

MuckRock Virginia, LLC

From: Virginia State Police

Mr. Schiano,

*DENIED in full*

As stated in the Virginia Department of State Police's April 16, 2018 email
correspondence to you, your request is denied. As a non-resident you are
not entitled to records or documents under Virginia FOIA. Pursuant to Va.
Code § 2.2-3704(A), you will need to provide your legal address located in
Virginia (no P.O. Box address) to establish that you are a citizen of the
Commonwealth of Virginia or affirmatively represent that you are a
representative of a newspaper or magazine with circulation in the
Commonwealth or a representative of radio or television station
broadcasting in or into the Commonwealth.

Sincerely,

Angela S. Kepus, FOIA Specialist

*on behalf of 1st Sgt David Ostwinkle*

First Sergeant David L. Ostwinkle
Virginia Department of State Police
Office of Legal Affairs
Bureau of Administrative and Support Services
(804) 674-8028 (Office)
(804) 674-2345 (Fax)
david.ostwinkle@vsp.virginia.gov <angela.kepus@vsp.virginia.gov>

From: Virginia State Police

Mr. Schmidt,

Thank you for your correspondence to the Virginia Department of State
Police (the Department). As you may be aware, requests for records of the
Commonwealth, its agencies and political subdivisions are governed by
the *Virginia
Freedom of Information Act* (FOIA), §§ 2.2-3700 *et. seq.* of the *Code of
Virginia*.

Based on your request, the Department has formulated an approximate advance
estimate of the anticipated charges. Under the Virginia Freedom of
Information Act, we have determined that the estimated charges for
searching for and redacting the requested records will be
$­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­1,189.89. Before continuing to process your request, we
require that you agree to the payment of a deposit in the amount of the
advance determination. The deposit will be credited toward the final cost
of supplying the requested records. The time period for producing the
records or making a response under VFOIA is tolled for the amount of time
that elapses between the notice of the advance determination and your
response. Please advise us if you would like to pay the estimated charges
and we will then proceed with processing your request.

*Please forward a copy of this letter along with a check for $ 1,189.89,
payable to the Department of State Police, Attention: Legal Office, P.O.
Box 27472, Richmond, Virginia, 23261-7472.*

Sincerely,

Angela S. Kepus, FOIA Specialist

*on behalf of 1st Sgt David Ostwinkle *

First Sergeant David L. Ostwinkle
Virginia Department of State Police
Office of Legal Affairs
Bureau of Administrative and Support Services
(804) 674-8028 (Office)
(804) 674-2345 (Fax)
david.ostwinkle@vsp.virginia.gov <angela.kepus@vsp.virginia.gov>

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