FOIA Centers and Public Liaison

FOIA Centers and Public Liaison

FOIA Requester Centers typically serve as your first point of contact for questions about how the FOIA works.  Even before you make a request, the FOIA Requester Center can assist you by: identifying information that is already posted and available; informing you about the types of records maintained by the bureau; providing suggestions for formulating requests; describing the Department’s various processing tracks and the average processing times for the various tracks; and answering questions about expedited processing standards and the FOIA’s fee provisions.  After you make a request, questions about its status can also be answered by the applicable FOIA Requester Center.

The FOIA Public Liaison reports to the Department’s Chief FOIA Officer and is responsible for assisting in reducing delays, increasing transparency and understanding of the status of requests, and resolving disputes between the you and the agency.

Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) for assistance. OGIS serves as a bridge between requesters and agencies, particularly in situations where clear, direct communication has been lacking. You can reach OGIS by email at ogis@nara.gov, by phone at 1-877-684-6448, or by fax at (202) 741-5769.

AS-IA
FOIA Requester Center:   (202) 513-7707

BIA    
FOIA Requester Center:   (505) 563-3012

BIE
FOIA Requester Center (Acting):   (202) 513-7707

BLM
FOIA Requester Center:   (202) 742-0630

BOEM
FOIA Requester Center:   (703) 787-1128

BOR
FOIA Requester Center:   (303) 445-3292

BSEE
FOIA Requester Center:   (703) 787-1404

BTFA
FOIA Requester Center (Acting):   (202) 513-7707

FWS
FOIA Requester Center:   (720) 425-5173

NPS
FOIA Requester Center:   (303) 969-2959

OIG
FOIA Requester Center:   (202) 208-6523

ONRR
FOIA Requester Center:   (303) 231-3040    

OSMRE
FOIA Requester Center:   (412) 552-9440

OS
FOIA Requester Center:   (202) 513-0765

SOL
FOIA Requester Center:   (202) 208-5817

USGS
FOIA Requester Center:   (571) 512-8459

Public Liaison
Public Liaison Phone:  (888) 603-7119 
Public Liaison:  Natasha Jones

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