Open Records Fee $140 City of Arlington TX to view Gas Well Dispatch Reports

UPDATE here is the 2012 GW inspection reports-cudos for the download into scribd!

UPDATE Jan 2014 ……So if I need more detail about all the Arlington Fire Department dispatches, I need to pay $140 dollars….and this doesn’t get me the data I wanted for the first five years STARTING IN 2005 that we were one of the first guinea pigs of urban drilling (Ft Worth being the number one)!

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From: City of Arlington – Open Records <ArlingtonTX@mycusthelp.net>
To: kimfeil@sbcglobal.net
Sent: Thursday, January 2, 2014 2:44 PM
Subject: Open Records Request :: W013730-120913
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***IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT THE STAFF MEMBER RESPONDING TO THIS REQUEST, PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING LINK TO UPDATE OR PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE REQUEST***http://mygovhelp.org/ARLINGTONTX/_cs/CustomerIssues.aspx?&coid1/2/2014Feil Kim
Old Town Neighborhood Association
Arlington, TX 76011RE: Public Records Request for Fire records – GWEL Coded Incidents from 2005 to PresentDear Feil Kim,

The City has reviewed your request for copies of public information. Section 552.2615 of the Texas Government Code requires that a governmental body provide a requestor with an itemized statement of estimated charges if charges for public information will exceed $40.  The attached list shows all the incidents in the system that are coded GWEL. The Arlington Fire Department started tracking GWEL incidents in 2010; therefore, there are no reports with that code before then.  The E3 that you asked to be clarified is not a code, but a Section Number for the incident report. There is no code list for incident section numbers.

Itemized estimated charges:
1) Time to print 78 reports 6.5 hours at $18.00 per hour (General Labor and Overhead):  $117.00
2)  234 sheets of 8 x 11 paper at $0.10 each:  $23.40


Total: $140.40

You, the requestor, must respond to this notice in writing, either by mail, in person, by facsimile, or by electronic mail. If your written response is not received within ten business days after the date this statement was sent, your request will be considered to have been automatically withdrawn. In your response, you must state that you:

(A) Will accept the estimated charges:
(B) Are modifying the request in response to the itemized statement; or
(C) Have sent to the Texas Attorney General’s Office a complaint alleging that you have been overcharged for being provided with a copy of the public information.

Please note that if the total cost estimate exceeds $100, work will not begin until a deposit has been paid. Thank you for your prompt attention.

Sincerely,

Rosa Petrovich
Administrative Aide II
Arlington Fire Prevention
(817) 459-5539 Phone
(817) 459-5521 Fax

Under the Texas Public Information Act you have the right to request access for inspection or copies of the requested records.  Failure to make arrangements for inspection or payment for copies by the 30th day after notice of their availability will result in the closure of your request. 

Below is the top level PIR results at an overview (at no charge).  They started tracking them by category GWEL in mid 2010…. any of these incident reports can be requested in detail if U want more info…please share with me the details if you do, thanks.

Note this reports missed dispatch of 4/11/11 to TWO different drill sites…they did dispatch to the XTO site at Dalworthington Gardens. Also they missed the code 412 where they dispatched for gas leak on incident report #13-0026144 on 9/17 2013 to the Bruder site in Arlington.

10-0018929 7/24/10 18:02 4005 N COLLINS ST ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
10-0019371 7/30/10 7:29 4050 N COLLINS ST ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
10-0023515 9/10/10 22:46 6851 MATLOCK RD ARLINGTON Steam, vapor, fog or dust thought to be smoke
10-0023516 9/10/10 23:44 E EDEN RD/ MATLOCK RD ARLINGTON Steam, vapor, fog or dust thought to be smoke
10-0031338 12/7/10 23:49 100 E EDEN RD ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
11-0001113 1/13/11 20:09 101 E EDEN RD ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
11-0005774 2/27/11 23:00 1001 W HARRIS RD ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
11-0009614 4/11/11 2:14 3220 W Arkansas Ln ARLINGTON Public service
11-0009623 4/11/11 3:34 5801 MARQUETTE ST ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
11-0012470 5/11/11 20:20 W ARKANSAS LN/ SPANISH TR Dalworthington Gardens Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
11-0018064 7/10/11 18:23 BOWMAN SPRINGS RD/W I20 HW ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
11-0027151 10/11/11 20:35 MEDIAN WY/ US 287 HW ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
11-0027531 10/15/11 18:07 ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
11-0027859 10/19/11 2:32 tx ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
11-0027860 10/19/11 3:15 CARTER DR/E PIONEER PW ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
11-0028836 10/29/11 12:18 7100 W I20 HW ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
11-0033653 12/19/11 20:54 5415 MATLOCK RD ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
12-0000438 1/5/12 16:52 1117 CLOUDCREST CT ARLINGTON No Incident found on arrival at dispatch address
12-0000773 1/8/12 21:41 E ARKANSAS LN/ NEW YORK AV ARLINGTON Overpressure rupture of air or gas pipe/pipeline
12-0000920 1/10/12 9:43 5720 S WATSON RD ARLINGTON HazMat release investigation w/no HazMat
12-0000941 1/10/12 14:09 5720 S WATSON RD ARLINGTON HazMat release investigation w/no HazMat
12-0001877 1/21/12 8:10 4904 TORREY LN #714 ARLINGTON No Incident found on arrival at dispatch address
12-0002395 1/27/12 2:21 1801 E ARKANSAS LN ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
12-0002959 2/2/12 7:34 4751 KENSINGTON CT ARLINGTON Good intent call, Other
12-0004686 2/20/12 3:52 2403 HAVENWOOD DR ARLINGTON Citizen complaint
12-0004773 2/21/12 2:03 2485 E SUBLETT RD ARLINGTON False alarm or false call, Other
12-0005161 2/25/12 5:18 4228 GLEN SPRINGS DR ARLINGTON Citizen complaint
12-0005615 2/29/12 21:14 2400 W ARKANSAS LN ARLINGTON HazMat release investigation w/no HazMat
12-0005871 3/3/12 16:45 138 S BOWEN RD #125 ARLINGTON HazMat release investigation w/no HazMat
12-0006334 3/8/12 10:38 5301 S COOPER ST ARLINGTON HazMat release investigation w/no HazMat
12-0006683 3/12/12 2:06 2351 E ARKANSAS LN ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
12-0007721 3/22/12 13:43 401 E LAMAR BV ARLINGTON EMS call, excluding vehicle accident with injury
12-0007790 3/23/12 7:45 1751 E DEBBIE MANSFIELD Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
12-0009045 4/5/12 8:12 W I20 HW/ PARK SPRINGS BV ARLINGTON Steam, vapor, fog or dust thought to be smoke
12-0010244 4/17/12 7:17 1817 E ARKANSAS LN ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
12-0012239 5/7/12 22:03 S COOPER ST/ GREEN OAKS BV SW ARLINGTON No Incident found on arrival at dispatch address
12-0012301 5/8/12 13:07 5301 S COOPER ST ARLINGTON Toxic condition, Other
12-0012790 5/13/12 0:08 1801 E ARKANSAS LN ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
12-0012962 5/14/12 20:27 2400 W ARKANSAS LN ARLINGTON HazMat release investigation w/no HazMat
12-0013001 5/15/12 8:32 2400 W ARKANSAS LN ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
12-0013786 5/22/12 21:23 5415 MATLOCK RD ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
12-0014002 5/25/12 9:17 1898 W GREEN OAKS BV ARLINGTON HazMat release investigation w/no HazMat
12-0014716 6/1/12 8:30 1901 SOUTHEAST PW ARLINGTON HazMat release investigation w/no HazMat
12-0016692 6/20/12 21:32 S COOPER ST/ GREEN OAKS BV SW ARLINGTON Citizen complaint
12-0020540 7/29/12 23:06 9508 S COLLINS ST ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
12-0020781 8/1/12 9:36 3031 E ARKANSAS LN ARLINGTON HazMat release investigation w/no HazMat
12-0021043 8/3/12 20:52 7005 GOLF CLUB DR ARLINGTON No Incident found on arrival at dispatch address
12-0021654 8/10/12 6:34 1801 W HARRIS RD ARLINGTON HazMat release investigation w/no HazMat
12-0022624 8/19/12 18:31 220 CAGLE CROW RD KENNEDALE Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
12-0023924 9/2/12 7:01 5700 US 287 HW ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
12-0025569 9/19/12 7:04 ARLINGTON HazMat release investigation w/no HazMat
12-0031172 11/17/12 4:01 2825 S COOPER ST ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
12-0031912 11/25/12 9:49 2825 S COOPER ST ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
12-0032382 11/30/12 11:35 800 Crystal Creek Ln ARLINGTON HazMat release investigation w/no HazMat
12-0034066 12/16/12 16:04 401 E LAMAR BV ARLINGTON Motor vehicle accident with injuries
12-0034272 12/18/12 14:02 4240 Rush Springs Dr ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
12-0035186 12/26/12 11:16 2905 S COOPER ST ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
12-0035658 12/31/12 10:19 1005 S PECAN ST ARLINGTON No Incident found on arrival at dispatch address
13-0000576 1/7/13 1:14 2322 EDEN RD ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
13-0002709 1/29/13 8:21 HUNTWICK BV/ LITTLE RD ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
13-0002726 1/29/13 10:45 3016 LITTLE RD ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
13-0002906 1/31/13 0:39 2400 W ARKANSAS LN ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
13-0002931 1/31/13 8:47 310 N COLLINS ST ARLINGTON HazMat release investigation w/no HazMat
13-0002937 1/31/13 11:57 500 N COLLINS ST ARLINGTON Rescue, EMS incident, other
13-0002942 1/31/13 13:01 310 N COLLINS ST ARLINGTON HazMat release investigation w/no HazMat
13-0008653 3/30/13 23:17 1899 TURNER WAY AR: @GAS WELL – WHITE ARLINGTON Citizen complaint
13-0011427 4/28/13 7:48 708 E SANFORD ST AR: @COLLINS PARK APTS ARLINGTON No Incident found on arrival at dispatch address
13-0011465 4/28/13 16:32 E DIVISION ST/TRUMAN ST ARLINGTON No Incident found on arrival at dispatch address
13-0013727 5/21/13 1:15 3701 W I20 HW ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
13-0014036 5/24/13 1:10 3016 LITTLE RD ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)
13-0016245 6/14/13 15:19 150 E EDEN RD ARLINGTON No Incident found on arrival at dispatch address
13-0016741 6/19/13 13:49 MANSFIELD Radiation leak, radioactive material
13-0017372 6/25/13 17:05 3031 E ARKANSAS ARLINGTON No Incident found on arrival at dispatch address
13-0017489 6/26/13 21:45 W I20 HWY/PARK SPRINGS BLV ARLINGTON No Incident found on arrival at dispatch address
13-0018337 7/4/13 19:41 3701 W I20 HWY AR: @GAS WELL – BRUDER ARLINGTON No Incident found on arrival at dispatch address
13-0021236 8/2/13 1:44 EDEN RD/MATLOCK RD ARLINGTON No Incident found on arrival at dispatch address
13-0023846 8/27/13 1:09 5000 EDEN RD AR ARLINGTON Gas leak (natural gas or LPG)

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From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: charlie.parker@arlingtontx.gov
Cc: jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov; sharson@gmail.com
Sent: Mon, June 3, 2013 8:41:08 AM
Subject: Need your assistance on open records charge

Charlie, as you may know by now my family is paying medical bills for my husband’s cancer treatments.
I did an open records request for 2011 and 2012 gaswell related dispatch records from the fire department because Sargent Crowsen was quoted as appearing in Austin saying that already this year we’ve had 20 dispatch calls to the padsites.
As this industry taxes our airshed, defaces our town, taxes our ER resources, as a concerned City Council member, could you on my behalf do a full inquisition and post these on your webpage or email them to me so that I can make this public info?
People deserve to understand how being industrialized brings risks to their neighborhoods and to have 2006-current database accessible will give us a better understanding of the type of calls that may not as bad as the almost worst case scenarios like gaswell releases (with explosions and uncontrolled wells needing Boot and Coots being the actual worst case).
Then there are the slow bullet non-dispatch events with continuous storage tank releases that can be making people sick that will never be on record which by the time we tally any uptick in cancers compared to non-industrialized towns would be too late for us here anyway.
Please request records of incident type 412 code GWEL for 2006-current, thank you,
Kim Feil
Contact E-Mail: kimfeil@sbcglobal.net
Reference No: W011618-053113
Full Name: Kim Feil
Email Address: kimfeil@sbcglobal.net
Phone Number: (817)274-7257

Type of Information Requested: Fire
Describe the document(s) you are requesting: Need records of incident type 412 code GWEL for 2012 and 2011, thank you,

Message History

On 6/3/2013 8:18:36 AM, City of Arlington – Open Records wrote:
6/3/2013Feil Kim
Old Town Neighborhood Association
Arlington, TX 76011

RE: Public Records Request for Fire records

Dear Feil Kim,

Your public information request to the City of Arlington, received 5/31/2013, has been referred to me for response. The approximate quote of $25 is for providing you the incident reports for this request.  Could you please email your acceptance to pay the fees, so we can proceed with gathering the reports.

Sincerely,

Rosa Petrovich
Administrative Aide II
Arlington Fire Prevention
(817) 459-5542

Under the Texas Public Information Act you have the right to request access for inspection or copies of the requested records.  Failure to make arrangements for inspection or payment for copies by the 30th day after notice of their availability will result in the closure of your request. 

On 6/1/2013 12:21:59 AM,
kimfeil@sbcglobal.net wrote:
I would like just the incident reports, not the 911 calls, thanks.
From: City of Arlington – Open Records <arlingtontx@mycusthelp.com>To: kimfeil@sbcglobal.net
Sent: Fri, May 31, 2013 2:02:03 PM
Subject: Open Records Service Request Updated :: W011618-053113 5/31/2013
Feil Kim Old Town Neighborhood Association Arlington, TX 76011
RE: Public Records Request for Fire records
Dear Feil Kim,
Your public information request to the City of Arlington, received 5/31/2013, has been referred to me for response.  There are 53 calls within the time frame and guidelines of your request.  We estimate that the cost to research and extract those reports will be approximately $25.00.  Please confirm by return email that you agree to pay the fees, so we may proceed with your request.
The public records officer may provide access for inspection and copying in installments. If within 30 days of the notice of availability of the responsive records, the requester fails to inspect the set of records or claim one or more of the installments, the public records officer may stop processing the remainder of the request and close it. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding this matter.
Sincerely, Stephen Lea*
Fire (817) 459-5539
Under the Texas Public Information Act you have the right to request access for inspection or copies of the requested records.  Failure to make arrangements for inspection or payment for copies by the 30th day after notice of their availability will result in the closure of your request. 
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About Kim Triolo Feil

Since TX Statute 253.005 forbids drilling in heavily settled municipalities, I unsuccessfully ran for City Council Seat to try to enforce this. Since Urban Drilling, our drinking water has almost tripled for TTHM's. Before moving to Arlington in 1990, I lived in Norco’s “cancer alley”, a refinery town. It was only after Urban Drilling in Arlington did I start having health effects. After our drill site was established closest to my home, the chronic nosebleeds started. I know there are more canaries here in Arlington having reactions to our industrialized airshed (we have 55-60 padsites of gas wells). Come forward and report to me those having health issues especially if you live to the north/northwest of a drill site so I can map your health effects on this blog. My youtube account is KimFeilGood. FAIR USE NOTICE: THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL THE USE OF WHICH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. MATERIAL FROM DIVERSE AND SOMETIMES TEMPORARY SOURCES IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN A PERMANENT UNIFIED MANNER, AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH EMINENT DOMAIN AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AMONG OTHER THINGS). IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS A 'FAIR USE' OF THE INFORMATION AS ALLOWED UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 17 USC SECTION 107, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED WITHOUT PROFIT FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS IT FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: HTTP://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/ TO USE MATERIAL REPRODUCED ON THIS SITE FOR PURPOSES THAT GO BEYOND 'FAIR USE', PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER INDICATED WITH A NAME AND INTERNET LINK AT THE END OF EACH ITEM. (NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS NOTICE WAS ALSO LIFTED FROM CORRIDORNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM)
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