Records of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets may be obtained by contacting Rick Arnold, the Department’s Records Access Officer either by mail at: 10B Airline Drive, Albany, N.Y. 12235, by telephone at 518-457-1059 or by e-mail at FOIL@agriculture.ny.gov. Records that are available for inspection and copying will be made available at the Department’s offices at 10B Airline Drive, Albany, N.Y. 12235 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on all days the Department is regularly open for business.
When filing a Freedom of Information request with the Department of Agriculture and Markets please include a mailing address, for some records maintained by the Department may not be able to be transferred electronically.
All Freedom of Information Request Appeals should be addressed to James B. Bays, First Deputy Commissioner at 10B Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12235 or sent to FOIL@agriculture.ny.gov
The Committee on Open Government is responsible for overseeing and advising with regard to the Freedom of Information, Open Meetings and Personal Privacy Protection Laws (Public Officers Law, Articles 6, 7 and 6-A respectively).
Section 87(3)(c) of the Public Officers Law requires that each State agency post a reasonably detailed list by subject matter of all records in the possession of the agency, whether or not the records are subject to release under FOIL.