FOIA Centers and Public Liaison

FOIA Requester Centers typically serve as your first point of contact for questions about how the FOIA works. The FOIA Requester Center can:

  • Assist you before filing a request by:
    • identifying information that is already posted and available;
    • informing you about the types of records maintained by the bureau; and
    • providing suggestions for formulating requests.
  • Assist you after filing a request by:
    • describing the Department’s various processing tracks and the average processing times for the various tracks;
    • answering questions about expedited processing standards and the FOIA’s fee provisions; and 
    • informing you about the request's status.

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.

Contact Information for FOIA Centers and Public Liaison

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:   (303) 236-4316

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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