Dear NJ Department of Health Division of Public Health Infrastructure, Laboratories and Emergency Preparedness,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

A copy of all emails sent to your department from any officials from the borough of South River during 2018 and 2019.
A copy of all emails sent from your department to any officials from the borough of South River during 2018 and 2019.
A copy of all emails sent to your department from any officials from the South River EMS, Inc during 2018 and 2019.
A copy of all emails sent from your department to any officials from the South River EMS, Inc during 2018 and 2019.

Dear NJ Department of Health Division of Public Health Infrastructure, Laboratories and Emergency Preparedness,

The law required that you respond by yesterday. Please respond immediately with the requested information.

DOH-DHEPRCUSTODIAN, NJ Department of Health Division of Public Health Infrastructure, Laboratories and Emergency Preparedness

Dear Requestor:

The referenced request for "all e-mails" records between the entire Department and "any officials" is improper. The request is overbroad, nonspecific, and unduly burdensome in that it would require the custodian to:

• conduct research and exercise discretion;

• interview every current and former employee of the department for the specified period and know the identity of every "official" of Borough of South River and South River EMS, Inc. for the specified period, to determine if any one of these persons sent a "communication" to, or received a "communication" from, a department employee;

Therefore, the government records law, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq., obliges me to deny the request. You have the right to appeal this determination in accordance with applicable law.

Sincerely,

Thomas A. Starr, MICP
Records Custodian
New Jersey Department of Health
Division of Public Health Infrastructure, Laboratories and Emergency Preparedness
Office of Emergency Medical Services
PO Box 360, EMS Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
609-633-7777 Office
E-Mail: [email address]
Website: state.nj.us/health/ems

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Dear DOH-DHEPRCUSTODIAN,

I will clarify then: Any emails to or from anyone in NJOEMS with the domain southrivernj.org and southriverems.com. This should be simply a matter of querying your email server for the results.

DOH-DHEPRCUSTODIAN, NJ Department of Health Division of Public Health Infrastructure, Laboratories and Emergency Preparedness

Please resubmit with specificity.

Sincerely,

Thomas A. Starr, MICP
Records Custodian
New Jersey Department of Health
Division of Public Health Infrastructure, Laboratories and Emergency Preparedness Office of Emergency Medical Services PO Box 360, EMS Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
609-633-7777 Office
E-Mail: [email address]
Website: state.nj.us/health/ems

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