What happens if FOIA request is ignored?
If the agency denies your request or does not respond within the required time period, you can appeal to the agency’s FOIA Appeals Officer. If the agency sent you a denial letter, it should set out the agency’s appeal procedures.
Can FOIA request be denied?
Can the FCC deny my FOIA request? Yes. If the Bureau or Office that is the custodian of the records determines that there are no records responsive to your request, or that one or more of the FOIA exemptions described above applies to the documents you request, your request will be denied in writing.
How do I check my EOIR FOIA status?
To follow up on the status of a FOIA request, call (703) 605-1297 and ask to speak to (1) the FOIA Specialist assigned to your request or (2) Crystal Souza, the FOIA Public Liaison.
How to check the status of a FOIA request?
Check the status of your FOIA request using the Department of the Interior’s Track Your FOIA Request webpage.
Can a fee waiver be granted under FOIA?
Under the FOIA, fee waivers are limited to situations in which a requester can show that the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations and activities… Is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request confidential?
Can a Freedom of Information Act request be redacted?
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests are not confidential. Once a FOIA request is received, it becomes a public record of the USGS. If the request contains personally identifying information or the request is deemed “sensitive,” we may redact information under FOIA Exemption 6 (personal privacy).
When does FOIA Exemption 5 apply to inter-agency records?
FOIA Exemption 5 (deliberative process privilege) applies to inter-agency or intra-agency records where, for instance, there is a work product that is in draft format or documents that contain deliberations between parties leading up to a decision (including what to publish or not to publish in one of our products).