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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

New FOIA Regulations

On July 26, 2019, the Agency will only accept FOIA requests through mail to the National FOIA Office or via FOIAonline.gov.

To assist with the transition, EPA is voluntarily instructing Regions who receive improperly submitted mailed or emailed requests directly from requesters to continue accepting those requests until August 23, 2019. For requests improperly submitted after August 23, 2019, the Agency has also instructed Regions to inform requesters of the proper methods for submitting FOIA requests under the updated FOIA regulation.

Read a fact sheet about the updates to the regulations.