Documentation of Contamination at 50 Jersey Avenue and 350 Comstock Street

The authority would like to / has responded by postal mail to this request.

Charlie Kratovil

Dear New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection,

Please provide complete results from all air, water, and soil testing , as well as correspondence and additional data, reports, photographs, information, or records from these two neighboring properties in New Brunswick:
1) 50 Jersey Avenue (site #448131)
2) 350 Comstock Street (site #55499)

Yours faithfully,

Charlie Kratovil

Records, DEP,

Good Morning Mr. Kratovil,

We have entered your requests into the OPRATs system. We separated your request into 2 separate requests because they are different addresses. Please use OPRA Tracking #'s 272005 and 272006 for any correspondence. You will receive a response in by 6/22/20.

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Charlie Kratovil

Dear DEP,
Regarding OPRA Tracking #'s 272005 and 272006, I was told I would receive a response "in by 6/22/20." It is now 7/4/2020 and I have not received a response. Please provide the requested records. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Records, DEP,

2 Attachments

Good evening Mr. Kratovil,

See responses attached. We apologize for any inconvenience. The responses should have went out. It was an oversight on our part.

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Dear DEP,
I'm following up on this request. Still haven't received any records.

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Records, DEP,

We need the OPRA # for his request

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Dear DEP,

Records requests 272005 and 272006. When can I expect to receive the records?

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Records, DEP,

Good afternoon Mr. Kratovil,

I will have my bureau chief take a look at these. He will response next Monday. He is not in the office today

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Records, DEP,

He will respond next Monday.

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Records, DEP,

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Mr. Kratovil:

 

Attached is the NJDEP’s response to your request that was issued on June
19, 2020.  It was just identified that this response was not emailed to
your “OPRA machine” email address due to the length of the email address
that is not accommodated by our current OPRA Tracking system and the error
of not emailing the response versus the normal automatic emailing of
requests.

 

 

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

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Records, DEP,

1 Attachment

Mr. Kratovil:

 

Attached is the NJDEP’s response to your request that was issued on June
19, 2020.  It was just identified that this response was not emailed to
your “OPRA machine” email address due to the length of the email address
that is not accommodated by our current OPRA Tracking system and the error
of not emailing the response versus the normal automatic emailing of
requests.

 

 

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

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Coefer, Matt,

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Mr. Kratovil:

Apologies for the failure of you not receiving the "Government Records Request Form" response on June 19, 2020. Due to the inability of the NJDEP not being able to update the request's email address into our OPRA Tracking system due to the OPRA Machine's lengthy email address. Normally upon completion of the NJEP's response, the tracking system automatically emails the response. For these two, the NJDEP had to manually email it and that task was missed.

I noticed for OPRA 272005, the NJDEP's response was "No Records". However, the Site ID you provided suggests its "Brunswick Town Center". Can you confirm if this is correct as the NJDEP's records identify the address for this site to be "Jersey Avenue and Hale Street" or "20 Jersey Avenue". Your request provided "50 Jersey Avenue" and no Block or Lot numbers to correlate.

Once I here back concerning OPRA request 272005, we can reinvestigate if necessary. Then I'll have my office schedule your access to the responsive records. Currently, we are working our way through the backlog of providing access to records that were not able to be provided based on the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sincerely,

Matthew J. Coefer, Chief Records Custodian
NJDEP – Office of Record Access
(609) 633-1339

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Dear Mr. Coefer,

Yes I can confirm this is Brunswick Town Center. Thanks so much for your help.

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Coefer, Matt,

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Mr. Kratovil:

Attached is the NJDEP's revised response to the above referenced OPRA request.

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

NOTE: This E-mail is protected by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. Sections 2510-2521. This E-Mail and its contents, may be Privileged & Confidential due to the Attorney-Client Privilege, Attorney Work Product, and Deliberative Process or under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, please notify the sender, delete it and do not read, act upon, print, disclose, copy, retain or redistribute it.

Coefer, Matt,

Trisha:

 

Please contact Mr. Kratovil and expedite his access to the responsive
records for this one.

 

 

Matthew J. Coefer, Chief Records Custodian

NJDEP – Office of Record Access

(609) 633-1339

 

 

 

 

Coats, Trisha,

Sure.

 

From: Coefer, Matt <[email address]>
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2020 2:32 PM
To: Coats, Trisha <[email address]>
Cc: Coefer, Matt <[email address]>;
[OPRA #14293 email]
Subject: OPRA 272005

 

Trisha:

 

Please contact Mr. Kratovil and expedite his access to the responsive
records for this one.

 

 

Matthew J. Coefer, Chief Records Custodian

NJDEP – Office of Record Access

(609) 633-1339

 

 

 

 

Coats, Trisha,

Good Morning Mr. Kratovil,

 

We can schedule your appointment for 10/2/20 at 9;0am. Are you available?

 

From: Coefer, Matt <[email address]>
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2020 2:32 PM
To: Coats, Trisha <[email address]>
Cc: Coefer, Matt <[email address]>;
[OPRA #14293 email]
Subject: OPRA 272005

 

Trisha:

 

Please contact Mr. Kratovil and expedite his access to the responsive
records for this one.

 

 

Matthew J. Coefer, Chief Records Custodian

NJDEP – Office of Record Access

(609) 633-1339

 

 

 

 

Records, DEP,

Good Morning Mr. Kratovil,

 

We can schedule your appointment for 10/2/20 at 9:00am. Are you available
for this day and time?

 

 

From: Coats, Trisha <[email address]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:19 AM
To: [OPRA #14293 email]
Cc: Coefer, Matt <[email address]>; Records, DEP
<[email address]>
Subject: RE: OPRA 272005

 

Good Morning Mr. Kratovil,

 

We can schedule your appointment for 10/2/20 at 9;0am. Are you available?

 

From: Coefer, Matt <[1][email address]>
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2020 2:32 PM
To: Coats, Trisha <[2][email address]>
Cc: Coefer, Matt <[3][email address]>;
[4][OPRA #14293 email]
Subject: OPRA 272005

 

Trisha:

 

Please contact Mr. Kratovil and expedite his access to the responsive
records for this one.

 

 

Matthew J. Coefer, Chief Records Custodian

NJDEP – Office of Record Access

(609) 633-1339

 

 

 

 

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Coefer, Matt,

Mr. Kratovil:

To expedite the production of Site Remediation & Waste Management Program's and NJPDES responsive records, if you provide a File Sharing Transfer Site I can upload the records. Otherwise, we will provide via a CD.

Matthew J. Coefer, Chief Records Custodian
NJDEP – Office of Record Access
(609) 633-1339

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Dear Mr. Coefer,

Let me see if I can set up a link for uploads. Thank you for your response.

I also received an email about a potential 9am inspection tomorrow. Are all the records being provided in this upload, or should I still set up an an appointment to inspect some of the records?

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Coefer, Matt,

Mr. Kratovil:

I can scan the 2 hardcopy files as they are very small and provide all records electronically.

Matthew J. Coefer, Chief Records Custodian
NJDEP – Office of Record Access
(609) 633-1339

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Coefer, Matt,

Mr. Kratovil:

I can send the records anytime. Let me know if your able to provide a file sharing transfer site link so I can upload.

Matthew J. Coefer, Chief Records Custodian
NJDEP – Office of Record Access
(609) 633-1339

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Dear Mr. Coefer,

I tried to send a link earlier today. If you received it, you can use that to submit it to me through OPRAmachine. If not, please use WeTransfer.com and direct the file(s) to [email address]. Thanks very much.

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Coefer, Matt,

Mr. Kratovil:

I never received a link yesterday. I have transferred the responsive records to [email address] via WeTransfer.com.

Matthew J. Coefer, Chief Records Custodian
NJDEP – Office of Record Access
(609) 633-1339

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Harley, Keith,

Mr. Kratovil

 

Good Morning,

 

Our office has started providing access to responsive records and we
wanted to know if you are still interested in records for your tracking
number 272006 (350 Comstock, New Brunswick).

 

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 Mr. Harley,

Good morning. Yes, I am still interested in those records. Thank you kindly.

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Harley, Keith,

OK,

I see these were ordered to be e-mailed back in June. Land Use e-mails have been taking a long time. If you need to get access to them sooner I could schedule file review for you on 10/20/20. Would you like to schedule a file review?

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

NOTE: This E-mail is protected by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. Sections 2510-2521. This E-Mail and its contents, may be Privileged & Confidential due to the Attorney-Client Privilege, Attorney Work Product, and Deliberative Process or under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, please notify the sender, delete it and do not read, act upon, print, disclose, copy, retain or redistribute it.

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Dear Mr. Harley,
Yes, I can be available on that date. Is there any way the appointment can be sooner? Please advise, thanks!

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Harley, Keith,

That is the absolute soonest I'd be able to schedule you. The previous dates are booked.

I have scheduled you for 10/20/20 @ 9:00 a.m. although you can come in any time before 2:00 p.m. Please bring a mask and let us know if you will be bringing anyone with you. Upon your arrival to 401 East State Street, Trenton NJ stop at the guards desk and present your ID. You will be escorted to the records.

As part of NJDEP’s commitment to provide a safe and healthy workplace for employees and visitors, upon your arrival to the NJDEP Headquarters, you will be asked to participate in a COVID screening process that includes a no-touch temperature scan and brief questionnaire.

If you have a temperature of 100.4 or higher, you will be given the opportunity to wait in an isolated area for 5 minutes for retesting upon which you will be tested again. If the reading remains above this threshold or your responses on the COVID screening questions raises concern, you will be asked to reschedule your appointment at a later date by contacting this Office.

Lobby guards will sign visitors in and out of the building after the screening process. No medical information related to this screening process will be recorded.

Thank you for your cooperation during your visit.

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Ortiz, Alex,

Good Morning Mr. Kratovil,

 

I just generated the invoice for copies of OPRA# 272006.  You should
receive the invoice next day via email and/or regular mail in 3 to 5 days.

 

Regards,

 

 

Alex Ortiz

Agency Services Representative 2

ORA/DEP/OPRA

 

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Dear Alex,

I have not received the invoice. Please advise.

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Ortiz, Alex,

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Charlie,

I have attached the bill summary for OPRA#272006 in this email. It’s not an actual invoice, but you can use it as an invoice. Here is the website to pay online https://www.nj.gov/dep/online/ Click on “pay a paper invoice”, next enter the invoice number I circled on the attachment. The rest should be simple.

Regards,

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Ortiz, Alex,

Good Morning Charlie,

We received payment for copies of OPRA# 272006. You marked it down as a pickup. What time and date would you like to pick up the copies? FYI, there will be snow on Wednesday.

Regards,

Alex

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Dear Alex,

I will be in Trenton this afternoon if that works. Please give me instructions on how to pick it up.

Thanks!

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Ortiz, Alex,

When you arrive at the building, let the guard know that you are here for a pickup. Be sure to mention the OPRA#. Also, what time should I expect your arrival today?

Regards,

Alex

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Dear Alex,
Thank you, I will leave New Brunswick shortly. I anticipate arriving at DEP around 2:30 or 2:45pm.

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil