Executive and/or Secretarial Orders


The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) offices in the bureaus/offices of the Department of the Interior are continuing to process FOIA requests to the best of their ability during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To keep employees healthy and safe, the Department is maximizing telework flexibility and employing social distancing protocols.  As a result of these precautions, most employees are working remotely and unable to collect hard copy records located in government facilities at this time.  If your request is for hard copy records, the response to your request will very likely be delayed.    

In addition, employees may not receive FOIA requests that are sent by U.S. mail, overnight mail services, or facsimile in a timely manner.  We recommend, therefore, that requesters submit requests through FOIAonline, a secure, web-based tracking and case-management system, at https://www.foiaonline.govunless the requests are for the Office of Inspector General's records.  

You may file requests with the Office of Inspector General at https://www.doioig.gov/complaints/FOIA/how-to-submit-a-foia-request or through the government-wide portal at https://www.foia.gov.

Executive Orders (E.O.)

President Donald Trump

  • E.O. 13767: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements
    • Records from DOI that reference walls, barriers, and/or other physical constructions along the U.S.-Mexico border and/or U.S.-Canada border
  • E.O. 13792: Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act
    • All previously released records related to the National Monuments Review.
    • Correspondence sent to or received from Congress regarding E.O. 13792 as of July 12, 2017
    • Interim Report created by the Secretary for the President, as orded in Section 2(d) of E.O. 13792, summarizing the findings of a review on Bears Ears National Monument
    • Communications received by DOI relating to the Organ Mountains Monument Designation from January 20, 2017 to June 12, 2017
    • Correspondence from Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake to Secretary Zinke regarding the Antiquities Act that was received by the Department of the Interior on July 17, 2017
    • Records related to the determination of a boundary for the Bears Ears National Monument or the Gold Butte National Monument pursuant to the Antiquities Act of 1906 (54 U.S.C. § 320301)

NOTE: If you need an accessible version of these records immediately, please contact William Holzerland, OS FOIA Officer, at 202-513-0765 or e-mail us.

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