Communication regarding MLK House

Patrick Duff made this OPRA request to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

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Dear New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

I am requesting the internal as well as external communications such as emails and or memos from 3-1-2018 through 8-7-2018 by any employee in the NJ DEP regarding the preliminary application filed for the "MLK House" located at 753 Walnut St in Camden NJ with the Historic Preservation Office. I am also seeking an copy of the preliminary study without redaction that was turned in by Stockton University on 8-21-2017 regarding the MLK House. The study has been provided previously but the entire report was redacted, refusal to turn over the non redacted version will cause me to file an order to show cause in superior court.

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Duff

DEP records,

Mr. Duff

I have manually entered your request into our database. Please use the tracking number 234632 to check on the status of your request. You should receive a response by 8/17/18.

Keith Harley

Agency Services Representative
Office of Records Access
401 E. State Street
P.O. Box 420
Mail Code 401-06Q
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Phone: 609-341-3121

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Dear DEP records,
I also need an email from September 12th of 2017 from Andrea Tingey to Michelle McDonald which was sent at 3:21 pm in reference to comments about the mlk study. Attached are the comments, I need them in the non redacted form.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Duff

Ryan, Michelle,

Dear Mr. Duff,

 

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Record
Access received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request on 08/08/2018
to which the above tracking number was assigned. As such, the seven (7)
business day deadline (due date) to respond to your request is 08/17/2018.
Your request requires additional time beyond the due date because of the
time required to search for the responsive records. Your request requires
an extension of time until 08/21/2018.

 

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this E-mail. Failure to respond will be considered an acceptance of the
revised due date. Please be advised that by agreeing to the new due date
you are not waiving any of your rights under N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq.

 

Thank You

Michelle Ryan

 

 

 

 

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DEP records,

Mr. Duff

Good Morning,

I will have to submit this as a separate request. I will start working on this right away.

Keith Harley

Agency Services Representative
Office of Records Access
401 E. State Street
P.O. Box 420
Mail Code 401-06Q
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Phone: 609-341-3121

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Harley, Keith,

Mr. Duff

I have manually entered your request into our database. You should use the tracking number 234978 when checking on the status of your request. You should receive a response to your request by 8/23/18.

Keith Harley

Agency Services Representative
Office of Records Access
401 E. State Street
P.O. Box 420
Mail Code 401-06Q
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Phone: 609-341-3121

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Dear Harley, Keith,

Any chance of getting this one today? I am merely asking to take the redactions out of what was already sent.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Duff

Harley, Keith,

Mr. Duff

Good Morning,

This request was assigned to my Bureau Chief who just returned to the office from vacation. I doubt we'd be able to send out a response today (8/20/18). I will ask my Bureau Chief when he expects to complete this request.

Keith Harley

Agency Services Representative
Office of Records Access
401 E. State Street
P.O. Box 420
Mail Code 401-06Q
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Phone: 609-341-3121

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DEP records,

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Mr. Duff:

 

Attached is the NJDEP’s response to your OPRA request as well as the
responsive records.

 

 

Records Custodian Mailbox
NJDEP - Office of Record Access
(609) 341-3121

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Dear DEP records,

I am looking for the comments on the draft study turned in on 8-21-17 as well as the draft study. Are you refusing to give them unredacted?

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Duff

DEP records,

Mr. Duff:

Your request did not seek the comments concerning the August 21, 2017 Study. Your request specifically requested the study itself. As such, the NJDEP will not be searching for or providing any such comments in response to this request.

Records Custodian Mailbox
NJDEP – Office of Record Access
(609) 341-3121

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Dear DEP records,

Please take another look at my request. It was very specific.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Duff

Dear DEP records,

This is from my original request.

" I am also seeking an copy of the preliminary study without redaction that was turned in by Stockton University on 8-21-2017 regarding the MLK House. The study has been provided previously but the entire report was redacted, refusal to turn over the non redacted version will cause me to file an order to show cause in superior court."

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Duff

DEP records,

Mr. Duff:

Your request was specific. It sought:

(1) requesting the internal as well as external communications such as emails and or memos from 3-1-2018 through 8-7-2018 by any employee in the NJ DEP regarding the preliminary application ...

(2) seeking a copy of the preliminary study without redaction that was turned in by Stockton University on 8-21.-2017 regarding the MLK House.

There is no request for any comments regarding the preliminary study.

Records Custodian Mailbox
NJDEP – Office of Record Access
(609) 341-3121

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Dear DEP records,

I believe it was put under a different OPRA #. Try 234978. I sent a follow up email that is now being treated as a separate request.

Yours sincerely,

Patrick Duff

DEP records,

2 Attachments

Mr. Duff:

 

Attached is the NJDEP’s response to your OPRA request as well as the
responsive record.

 

 

 

Records Custodian Mailbox
NJDEP - Office of Record Access
(609) 341-3121

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