Policy and Guidance
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EPA FOIA Testimony
- Congressional Hearing on FOIA Held During Sunshine Week (April 7, 2010)
- Presidential Memorandum on the FOIA (January 21, 2009)
- Presidential Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government (January 21, 2009)
- Attorney General's Memorandum on FOIA (March 19, 2009)
- Transparency in EPA's Operations (April 23, 2009)
- Memo: Establishment of a New FOIA Requester Service Center and Public Liaison (PDF) (July 20, 2006) (2 pp, 41K)
- Assistant Administrator for Environmental Information is designated EPA's new Chief FOIA Office (January 5, 2006)
EPA FOIA Guidance
- Requesting Fee Waivers (April 21, 2009)
- Updated Guidance for Processing Agency FOIA Requests (2009)
General FOIA Guidance
- Guidelines for Chief FOIA Officer Reports to the Department of Justice Pursuant to Attorney General Holder's FOIA Guidelines (September 30, 2009)
- DOJ FOIA Guide (2009)
The "FOIA Guide" is an extensive discussion of the Act's exemptions and its procedural aspects that is prepared by the Department of Justice's Office of Information and Privacy.
- Your Right to Federal Records (November 2009) | PDF version (44 pp, 231K)
This pamphlet is a joint publication of the Department of Justice and the General Services Administration concerning both the FOIA and the Privacy Act.
- Text of the FOIA (as amended by the OPEN Government Act of 2007) (December 2007)
- A Citizen’s Guide to the FOIA (2005)
A guide to both the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act prepared by the House Committee on Government Reform.
- Report of the Chief FOIA Officer to the U.S. Department of Justice (March 2014) (21 pp, 262 KB)
- Report of the Chief FOIA Officer to the U.S. Department of Justice (March 2013) (11 pp, 173 KB)
- Report of the Chief FOIA Officer to the U.S. Department of Justice (March 2012) (14 pp, 1.13 MB)
- Freedom of Information Act Workgroup Report for the Deputy Administrator (June 10, 2011)
(43 pp, 941K)
- Chief Freedom of Information Act Report to The Attorney General (March 1, 2011) (6 pp, 1.87 MB)
- Chief Freedom of Information Act Report to The Attorney General (March 1, 2010) (8 pp, 2.06 MB)
- EPA’s Backlog Reduction Goals for FY 08, 09 and 10 in accordance with E.O. 13.392, "Improving Agency Disclosure of Information" (PDF) (2 pp, 30K)
FOIA Task Force Report (PDF) (40 pp, 177K)