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Dallas City Hall Request About Dams

Dallas City Hall Request About Dams

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ityofDallas
VIAFAXNO.(512)463-2092
October4,2011HonorableGregAbbottAttorneyGeneralofTexas300W.15thStreetClementsBuilding,12thFloorP.O.Box12548Austin,Texas78711Re:WithdrawalofRequestforanOpenRecordsDecisionDearAttorneyGeneralAbbott:Byletter(ExhibitA)datedSeptember29,2011,thecityofDallas("city")requestedanopiniononwhetherinformationrequestedbyRaymondCrawfordshouldbewithheldfrommandatorydisclosureunderthePublicInformationAct,Chapter552,TexasGovernmentCode(the"Act").TheU.S.ArmyCorpsofEngineershasinformedthecitythattheyhavenoobjectiontothereleaseoftherequestedinformation;therefore,wearewithdrawingourrequestforanopenrecordsdecisiononthismatter.WewillprovidetherequestedinformationtoMr.Crawford.IfyouhaveanyquestionsregardingthismatterpleasecontactmeorAssistantCityAttorneyHeatherSilverat214-670-3519.Respectfullysubmitted,WARRENM.S.ERNSTChiefoftheGeneralCounselDivisionAttachmentsc:ThomasP.Perkins,Jr.,CityAttorneyHeatherSilver,AssistantCityAttorneyJeriCarter,PublicInformationOfficeRaymondCrawford
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Re:RequestforanOpenRecordsDecisionDearMr.Crawford:ThisletterrespondstoyouropenrecordsrequestreceivedbythecityofDallason.September8,2011for"anycorrespondenceand/ormemosbetweentheUSArmyCorpsofEngineersandtheCityofDallaswithregardstoanyproposeddrillingapplicationsorfuturedrillingactivitywithincloseproximitytoJoePoolDamandtheconcernsthattheArmyCorpsofEngineersmayhaveregardingthesafetyofthedamandthesafetyofDallascitizens."SomeoftherequesteddocumentshavebeensenttotheAttorneyGeneralforanopenrecordsdecisionregardingtheirrelease.AcopyofthelettertotheAttorneyGeneralisenclosedforyourinformation.ThePublicInformationOfficewillprovideyouwiththeremainingrequestedinformation.IfyouhaveanyquestionsregardingthismatterpleasecontactmeorAssistantCityAttorney HeatherSilverat214-670-3519.Sincerely,
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VIAFAXNO.(512)463-2092September29,2011HonorableGregAbbottAttorneyGeneralofTexas300W.15thStreetClementsBuilding,12thFloorP.O.Box12548Austin,Texas78711Re:RequestforanOpenRecordsDecisionDearMr.AttorneyGeneralAbbott:OnSeptember22,2011,ourofficesubmittedarequestforanopenrecordsdecisiontoyou(ExhibitA)regardingarequestbyRaymondCrawfordfor"anycorrespondenceand/ormemosbetweentheUSArmyCorpsofEngineersandtheCityofDallaswithregardstoanyproposeddrillingapplicationsorfuturedrillingactivitywithincloseproximitytoJoePoolDamandtheconcernsthattheArmyCorpsofEngineersmayhaveregardingthesafetyofthedamandthesafetyofDallascitizens."ThisofficeisresponsibleforrepresentingthelegalinterestsofthecityofDallas("city").OurSeptember22,2011submissionisincorporatedintothissubmission,includingMr.Crawford'srequest.WelistedtheexceptionsunderthePubliclnfonnationAct,Chapter552,TexasGovernmentCode(the"Act")whichmightapplytotherequestedinformationinourSeptember22,2011correspondence.Inthissubmission,weshallexpanduponandexplainthereasonswebelievetheseexceptionsapplytotherequestedinformation.Inouropinion,someoftheinformationrequestedisexceptedfromrequiredpublicdisclosureunderSection552.101oftheAct.UnderSection552.301oftheAct,thisofficenowseeksyourdeterminationaboutwhetherthisinformationisexemptfromdisclosure.Mr.Crawfordwillbeprovidedwiththeremainingrequestedinformation.Section552.101oftheActexemptsfromdisclosure"informationconsideredtobeconfidentialbylaw,eitherconstitutional,statutory,orbyjudicialdecision."Thisexceptionalsoincorporatestheconfidentialityprovisionsoffederalstatutesandregulations.TheU.S.ArmyCorpsof Engineers(the"Corps")haspreviouslyirifonnedthecitythatcertaininformationcontainedincorrespondencebetweenthecityandtheCorpsisconfidentialunderfederallaw.ThemarkedinformationinExhibitBconsists
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arepresentativesampleoftherequestedinformationthatthatisconfidentialunderExemptionb6ofthefederalFreedomofInformation
OFFICEOFTHECITYATTORNEYCITYHALLDALLAS,TEXAS75201PHONE21~70-3519FAX214~70-{)622

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