UTC documents regarding balloon crash near Harrah, WA

Michael Damm filed this request with the Utilities and Transportation Commission of Washington.
Tracking # 217
Est. Completion None
Status
No Responsive Documents

Communications

From: Michael Damm

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all documents or communications regarding the flight and crash of a balloon operated by Google, Inc. into power lines near Harrah, WA on or around May 29th 2014.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Michael Damm

From: Records Service Center

The Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) has received the request for public records you filed on 6/18/2014
The Reference Title for your request is Michael Damm 217. Please remember to refer to this reference title in the subject line of all email communications regarding your request.
Please contact the UTC Records Center (records@utc.wa.gov or 360-664-1234) with any questions.
Thank you for contacting the UTC.
* Please do not reply to this message. This is an automated message, and the orginating account cannot receive e-mails.

From: Wyse, Lisa (UTC)

Mr. Damm:

The commission is in receipt of your email, which is considered a request for public records (RFPR). I apologize for the delay in responding, but the section received a huge amount of emails in a day, and this one was inadvertently overlooked. If you wouldn’t mind, in the future, could you submit this type of a request through our RFPR web portal? We are trying to more efficiently track our response times on requests for public records, and through the use of the portal we can do so. Here is the link to the Records Center Portal for Requests for Public Records.

http://www.utc.wa.gov/docs/Pages/publicRecordsRequest.aspx

I will go ahead and process this one from your email. You should have received an email confirming our receipt of the RFPR and a tracking number (ID# 217). Please use this tracking number for any correspondence regarding this request.

The commission will research it's records and respond to your request by June 25, 2014. If I receive any information sooner, I will most certainly provide it to you before that date. If you have any questions regarding this email, please reply or contact me at the number listed below.

Sincerely,

Lisa Wyse, Manager
Records Management
Utilities & Transportation Commission
360-664-1259

From: Michael Damm

Hi Lisa,

Could you please provide an update on #217?

If you have a better email address for submitting requests please let me know and I will pass it along to MuckRock, however they do not support web submission for their tracking system.

From: Crawford, Denise (UTC)

Mr. Damm,

My Manager, Lisa Wyse, is out on administrative leave this week and will return on Monday, July 7, 2014.

According to our RFPR activity log, this request was closed on June 24, 2014. The message in the log reads "Sent email to requester indicating no responsive information. RFPR closed." This means that the commission has reviewed its records and finds that it does not have any documents responsive to this request.

If you have any further questions regarding this email, please reply to this email or contact me at the number listed below.

Sincerely,

Denise Crawford
Customer Service Specialist
Records Management
Utilities and Transportation Commission
1300 South Evergreen Park Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98504
(360)664-1258

From: Wyse, Lisa (UTC)

Mr. Damm:

I sincerely apologize for my oversight. I came into the office today to look for the email that I had sent to you...as I was sure that I had...and then found that I was unable to locate it. I know that I had started an email to you several times, but got interrupted...I must have deleted my draft and thought that I had finalized an email to you. For some reason, it has been a real busy time for requests for public records...

Please forgive me. This type of thing usually does not happen, but I wanted to acknowledge that it was my mistake. In the future, I will make every effort to see that it does not happen again. If you would like to speak with me, I am here for the afternoon and will be here every day next week.

Sincerely,

Lisa Wyse, Manager
Records Management
Utilities & Transportation Commission
360-664-1259

From: Michael Damm

No problem. Thank you so much for looking into this.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 10, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #217.

Thank you for your help.

From: Wyse, Lisa (UTC)

Mr. Damm:

Per the email below, sent to you from Denise Crawford on July 2, 2014, the commission has no responsive information for your request for public records.

If you have any questions regarding this email, please reply or contact me at the number listed below.

Sincerely,

Lisa Wyse, Manager
Records Management
Utilities & Transportation Commission
360-664-1259

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