Documents Regarding Pollinator-Smart Virginia Solar Industry - RFP# 18-KW-01

Public Citizen filed this request with the Department of Environmental Quality of Virginia.
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From: Public Citizen


To Whom It May Concern:

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

A complete copy of all documents submitted to the Department on or after Sept. 15, 2019 resulting from the contract for "Consulting Services for an Ecological Responsible and Pollinator-Smart Virginia Solar Industry."

Documents to include, but should not be limited to:
- Scorecards
- Manuals
- Guidance
- Best practices
- Business plan

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.

Sincerely,

Public Citizen

From: Department of Environmental Quality

DEQ has completed its records search and determined that we do not have any
records responsive to this request.
Regards,
Diana Adams
VFOIA Coordinator

From: Public Citizen

Hi Diana,
VHB was selected as the lead contractor for the Pollinator-Smart Solar work. The company's contract stipulated that they would provide several materials on or before Oct. 1, 2019.

The documents they submitted include, but may not be limited to:
- Scorecards
- Manuals
- Guidance
- Best practices
- Business plan

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

From: Department of Environmental Quality

Good afternoon,

I am the FOIA officer for the agency. We had an internal miscommunication
with one of our staff members, and the no records response was in error; we
truly apologize for this error.

Currently, our agency is in collaboration with another state agency to
draft the official agency review of the project. We anticipate that this
will be completed by the beginning of November. Would your company be so
kind as to await the release of the official agency review? However, if you
are unable to wait until the beginning of November we will definitely honor
your request and provide the records that you have requested.

If you have questions or would like to discuss this matter further, please
contact me directly.

Thank you in advance.
--

Thank you,

Natalie Driver Womack, Esq.

Freedom of Information Officer

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

1111 East Main Street

Richmond, Virginia 23219

804-698-4085

natalie.womack@deq.virginia.gov

From: Public Citizen

hi Natalie,
Thank you. Yes, please send the materials.

They will not be shared widely and the work of the agencies in this matter is respected and appreciated.

From: Department of Environmental Quality

attached please find the draft documents you requested.
Regards,
Diana Adams
VFOIA Coordinator

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