Asian Giant Hornets (Washington State University)

Jason Koebler filed this request with the Washington State University of Washington.
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21-267

Multi Request Asian Giant Hornets
Est. Completion Feb. 25, 2022
Status
Partially Completed

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From: Jason Koebler

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Widespread news reports and agency releases show that there has been the spread and distribution of "Asian Giant Hornets" / "Murder Hornets" in the last year. Earlier this year, a joint press conference was held about eradication efforts: https://agr.wa.gov/about-wsda/news-and-media-relations/news-releases?article=32279

Therefore, I request the following information:

- Any lab reports, internal communications, analyses, warnings, or other guidances about the Asian Giant Hornets.
- Any case reports about Asian Giant Hornet sightings or suspected sightings
- Any sightings / emails / audio recordings / photos / videos from the public about Asian Giant Hornets sent through "agr.wa.gov/hornets, via email at hornets@agr.wa.gov, or by calling 1-800-443-6684"
- Any forensic analysis or communication with law enforcement (state, local, or national) about Asian Giant Hornets.
- Any presentations or other documents prepared about Asian Giant Hornets
- Any photos or video related to Asian Giant Hornets

Please search from May 1, 2020 until the day this request is processed.

This request is being made for use on Motherboard, VICE Media's science and technology website. It is not for commercial purposes.

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,

Jason Koebler

From: Washington State University

Washington State University

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Hi there

Your first Washington State University record request (request number #21-267) has been submitted.
It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.

Your request has been received by Washington State University's Office of Public Records and will be acknowledged with a letter and estimated completion date from a records Officer. 

 

Please note: the Due Date listed is the Due Date for us to send you a formal acknowledgement.  It is not the estimated completion date for your request.

 

Please send a message through NextRequest if you have any questions.

 

Thanks,

 

Public Records Office

Washington State University

Request #21-267.

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From: Washington State University

Washington State University

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #21-267:

Dear Requester:

 

This letter is to acknowledge receipt of your Public Records Request seeking: 

 

*** Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Widespread news reports and agency releases show that there has been the spread and distribution of "Asian Giant Hornets" / "Murder Hornets" in the last year. Earlier this year, a joint press conference was held about eradication efforts: https://agr.wa.gov/about-wsda/news-and-media-relations/news-releases?article=32279

Therefore, I request the following information:

- Any lab reports, internal communications, analyses, warnings, or other guidances about the Asian Giant Hornets.

- Any case reports about Asian Giant Hornet sightings or suspected sightings

- Any sightings / emails / audio recordings / photos / videos from the public about Asian Giant Hornets sent through "agr.wa.gov/hornets, via email at hornets@agr.wa.gov, or by calling 1-800-443-6684"

- Any forensic analysis or communication with law enforcement (state, local, or national) about Asian Giant Hornets.

- Any presentations or other documents prepared about Asian Giant Hornets

- Any photos or video related to Asian Giant Hornets

Please search from May 1, 2020 until the day this request is processed.

***  

 

We hope to complete our review of records responsive to your Public Records Request and respond to you by [ September 22, 2021 ] however, more time may be necessary.

 

Your request for WSU records is not confidential. All Public Records Requests are public records. The records responsive to a request may contain names, identifiers, or information about other people (such as employees, former employees, students, former students, or third parties). WSU may send a notice to people named in the records informing them that their name, identifiers, or other information about them will be disclosed under the Public Records Act and provide them sufficient time in which to seek legal counsel to determine whether to file a motion in Whitman County Superior Court to enjoin disclosure. When we send such notices to people named in records, we also provide a copy of the request with the notice.

 

Please contact this office if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

 

Public Records Office

Washington State University

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From: Washington State University

Washington State University

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #21-267:

Dear Requester,

We are actively working on your request and hope to provide you with an update as soon as we can. Thank you for your continued patience as we manage our heavy workload.

Sincerely,

WSU Public Records

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From: Washington State University

Washington State University

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Hi there

Documents have been released for record request #21-267 along with the following message:

Dear Requester:

 

Records responsive to your Public Records Request are available at https://wsu.nextrequest.com

 

Also available is an index identifying information that has been redacted and the legal reasons for each such action in accordance with the Public Records Act (RCW 42.56).

 

This concludes the University's 1st installment of our response to your request for public records. 

 

We hope to complete our review of the 2nd installment of records responsive to your Public Records Request and respond to you by February 25, 2022, however, more time may be necessary. 

 

Please contact this office if you have any questions.

 

Public Records Office

Washington State University

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