FOIA Request: FOIA request logs for years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020

Shawn Breen filed this request with the Virginia Department of Transportation of Virginia.
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Rejected

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From: Shawn Breen


To Whom It May Concern:

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

FOIA request logs for years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

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,

Shawn Breen

From: Virginia Department of Transportation

The Virginia Department of Transportation received your Freedom of
Information (FOIA) request for FOIA logs from 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,
2020. Please be advised section 2.2-3704 (A) of the *Code of Virginia*
grants rights of access to public records to citizens of the Commonwealth.
Since you are a citizen outside of the Commonwealth, we are denying your
request for records. If you have a valid Virginia mailing address, please
provide that information so that we may proceed with your request.

For your reference, I am providing you a copy of section 2.2-3704 (A) of
the *Code of Virginia* below.

*CODE OF VIRGINIA*

*ยง 2.2-3704. Public records to be open to inspection; procedure for
requesting records and responding to request; charges; transfer of records
for storage, etc.*

*A. Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, all public records
shall be open to citizens of the Commonwealth, representatives of
newspapers and magazines with circulation in the Commonwealth, and
representatives of radio and television stations broadcasting in or into
the Commonwealth during the regular office hours of the custodian of such
records. Access to such records shall be provided by the custodian in
accordance with this chapter by inspection or by providing copies of the
requested records, at the option of the requester. The custodian may
require the requester to provide his name and legal address. The custodian
of such records shall take all necessary precautions for their preservation
and safekeeping.*

Thank you for your interest in the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Holly Jones
Governance and Legislative Affairs
Virginia Department of Transportation
(804) 371-8696
Holly.Jones@VDOT.Virginia.gov

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