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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

FOIA Backlog Reduction

EPA on November 21, 2017, announced in a  press release  an effort to substantially reduce the number of pre-2017 FOIA requests pending at the Agency.

Below are graphs depicting the Agency’s commitment to reducing its backlog of FOIA requests and EPA’s progress and links to each organization’s advancement in accomplishing the goal. 

Chart of EPA FOIA backlog for the entire agency 12-31-17

Headquarters Regions
Office of the Administrator (AO) Region 1
Office of Administration and Resources Management (OARM) Region 2
Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) Region 3
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) Region 4
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) Region 5
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) Region 6
Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Region 7
Office of General Counsel (OGC) Region 8
Office of Inspector General (OIG) Region 9
Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA) Region 10
Office of Research and Development (ORD)  
Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM)  
Office of Water (OW)