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Saturday, June 9, 2007

Again, back in December 2006: "We do not usually do not release this client information to anyone other than a regulatory agency without the clients c

Here, the TX US Ecology General Manager explained that the Regulatory Agency (TCEQ) is allowed to have a copy of the identifying analysis. Fast forward to now, June 9, 2007 and we see that the TCEQ Regional Director says that TCEQ is not required under law to ask for it (even when a State Senator asks TCEQ to request it). Instead of the Regional Director or the Austin TCEQ offices asking TX US Robstown to turn over any spectrometer or equivalent analyses (raw data, even lab books), the TCEQ begs the question.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: FW: [Fwd: PIR#]
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 06:06:52 -0700
From: Ken Knibbs <kknibbs[at]>
To: <heamc[at]

We do not usually do not release this client information to anyone other than a regulatory agency without the clients consent. I would be happy to forward this request to our client.

-----Original Message-----
From: heamc[at] [mailto:heamc[at]]
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 8:13 PM
To: Ken Knibbs
Subject: Re: FW: [Fwd: PIR#]
Hi, Ken,
Is there a problem with this request?

Ken Knibbs wrote:
Please contact me regarding this request.

Thank you,
Ken Knibbs
General Manager
361-387-3518 ext. 267

-----Original Message-----
From: Beth Payne [mailto:bpayne[at]]
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 11:01 AM
To: Ken Knibbs
Subject: FW: [Fwd: PIR#]


-----Original Message-----
From: Jill Albert [mailto:jalbert[at]]
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 6:33 AM
To: 'Beth Payne'
Subject: FW: [Fwd: PIR#]

Beth not for sure about this
Jill Albert
Customer Service Manager
US Ecology Texas
361-387-3518 Ext. 255

-----Original Message-----
From: heamc[at] [mailto:heamc[at]]
Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2006 2:27 AM
To: jalbert[at]
Subject: [Fwd: PIR#]

Dear Ms. Albert (U.S. Ecology Customer Service Manager),
The TX TCEQ referred me to your company for a copy of the following information, under my Public Information Act Request, PIR .
Asarco El Paso recently dredged materials from its central pond, dried it in its bedding building and then shipped it to US Ecology in Robstown.

They would have been required to fill out a "Waste Product Questionnaire (WPQ)" and they may also have provided an identifying analysis and an applicable Material Safety Data Sheet(s) (MSDS).

Would you email me a copy?

thank you

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