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FOIA information from Wayne Madsen Report

FOIA information from Wayne Madsen Report
January 23-25, 2009 -- Mounting a FOIA "Surge"

On January 21, 2009, President Obama issued new rules for federal departments and agencies to comply with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Obama's memo stated: "All agencies should adopt a presumption in favor of disclosure, in order to renew their commitment to the principles embodied in FOIA, and to usher in a new era of open Government. The presumption of disclosure should be applied to all decisions involving FOIA."

The decision by Obama reverses Bush FOIA policies, which advocated withholding information over disclosure. WMR has had one FOIA request (below) pending at the Department of State since 2006 without even a letter on the status of our request.

WMR is providing the following template letter and list of FOIA officials, their addresses, and, where available and most importantly, their fax numbers. Due to the irradiation procedures used by many federal agencies in response to the anthrax attacks, many federal agencies route their mail through irradiation centers bfore delivery, slowing down the FOIA process. Faxed FOIA letters are acceptable to FOIA officers.

WMR readers are encouraged to take full advantage of President Obama's new FOIA policy. FOIA requests will help unclog the Bush FOIA impediments put in place by Attorney General John Ashcroft subsequent to the 9/11 attacks.

The following explains fees charged by departments and agencies:


Fees

There is no initial fee to make a FOIA request, and in many cases no fees are charged. However, agencies are authorized by law to recover the direct costs of providing information to a FOIA requester. For purposes of fees only, the FOIA divides requesters into three categories:

commercial use requesters; 
news media, educational, or scientific requesters; and 
all other requesters. 
Commercial use requesters are charged for search time, document review, and duplication. News media, educational, and scientific requesters are charged for duplication only, after the first 100 pages. All other requesters are charged for search time (after two hours) and duplication (after 100 pages). In your request letter you may make a specific statement limiting the amount of fees you are willing to pay. Ordinarily, you will not be required to actually pay the fees until the records have been processed and are ready to be sent to you.

Fee Waivers

If you expect or are advised that a fee will be charged, you may request a fee waiver of those fees. However, fee waivers are limited to situations in which a requester can show that 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 of the government and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requester.



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June 14, 2006 

Director, Office of IRM Programs and Services, SA-2, 5th Floor

Department of State

Washington, DC 20522-6001 Fax: (202) 261-8590 

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request 

Dear Sir/Madam: 

This letter constitutes an expedited request under the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), 5 U.S.C. 552, and is submitted on behalf of Wayne Madsen Report. 

We are seeking all cable traffic related to Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan and his capture in Nairobi, Kenya on February 16, 1999 sent between:

U.S. Embassy Ankara, Turkey and U.S. State Department, Washington, DC

U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya and U.S. State Department, Washington, DC

U.S. Embassy Kampala, Uganda and U.S. State Department, Washington, DC

between the dates of February 3, 1999 and February 25, 1999. 

Request for "News Media" Fee Status 

For the purposes of FOIA fee assessments, we request that Wayne Madsen Report be placed in the category of "news media" requester. We have previously been recognized as such by the Department of State (ref: Case Number 200503432 applies). 

Thank you for your consideration of this request. Should you have any questions about this request, please feel free to call me at 703 XXX XXXX. 

Sincerely, 

Wayne Madsen

Editor-in-Chief

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Federal Departments 

Department of Agriculture 
Rita Morgan 
Acting FOIA/PA Coordinator 
Room 440AA, Whitten Building 
Washington, D.C. 20250-1300 
telephone number: (202) 720-8164 
Department of Commerce 
Brenda Dolan 
FOIA/PA Officer, Room 5327
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20230 
telephone number: (202) 482-3258
fax number: (202) 219-8979
e-mail address: EFoia@doc.gov 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
Jean Carter-Johnson 
FOIA/PA Officer 
Room 10641, SSMC-3 
1315 East West Highway 
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281 
telephone number: (301) 713-3540, ext. 209 
fax number: (301) 713-1169 
Department of Defense (Policy Guidance Only)
Jim Hogan
Defense Freedom of Information Policy Office
1155 Defense Pentagon 
Washington, D.C. 20301-1155 
telephone number: (703) 696-4689
toll-free number: (866) 574-4970
fax number: (703) 696-4506 
Air Force 
John Espinal
HAF/IMII (FOIA)
1000 Air Force Pentagon 
Washington, D.C. 20330-1000
telephone number: (703) 693-2735 
fax number: (703) 693-2746 
e-mail address: haf.foia@pentagon.af.mil 
Army 
Robert Dickerson
Chief, Freedom of Information Act Office
Attn: AAHS-RDF
7701 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22315-3905
telephone number: (703) 428-6500
fax number: (703) 428-6522
e-mail address: DAFOIA@conus.army.mil 
Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) 
Camillo DeSantis
FOIA/Privacy Officer
1300 E Avenue
Fort Lee, VA 23801-1800
telephone number: (804) 734-8116
fax number: (804) 734-8259 
Defense Contract Audit Agency 
Keith Mastromichalis
8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 2135 
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6219 
telephone number: (703) 767-1005
fax number: (703) 767-1011
e-mail address: DCAA-FOIA@dcaa.mil 
Defense Contract Management Agency 
Donna Williamson
FOIA/Privacy Officer
Fort Lee Transition Office
4300 Crossings Boulevard
Prince George, VA 23875
telephone number: (804) 541-4770 
fax number: (804) 541-6099 
Defense Finance and Accounting Service 
Linda Krabbenhoft 
FOIA/PA Program Manager 
Corporate Communications
DFAS-HAC/IN
8899 E. 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46249
telephone number: (303) 589-3510
fax number: (303) 676-7710 
e-mail address: linda.krabbenhoft@dfas.mil 
Defense Information Systems Agency 
Robin M. Berger 
Code GC, P.O. Box 4502
Arlington, VA 22204-2199 
telephone number: (703) 607-6515 
fax number: (703) 607-4344 
e-mail address: robin.berger@disa.mil 
Defense Intelligence Agency 
Alesia Y. Williams
Chief, FOIA Staff, DAN-1A
Washington, D.C. 20340-5100 
telephone number: (301) 394-5188 
fax number: (301) 394-5356
e-mail address: foia@dia.mil 
Defense Logistics Agency 
Lewis Oleinick 
Chief Privacy and FOIA Officer
ATTN: DGA
8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 1644 
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6221 
telephone number: (703) 767-6194 
fax number: (703) 767-6091 
Defense Security Service 
Les Blake 
Chief, Office of FOIA and Privacy, GCF 
1340 Braddock Place 
Alexandria, VA 22314-1651 
telephone number: (703) 325-5991
fax number: (703) 325-5341 
e-mail address: leslie.blake@mail.dss.mil 
Defense Technical Information Center
Kelly D. Akers (DTIC-R) 
8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 0944 
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6218 
telephone number: (703) 767-9194 
fax number: (703) 767-9201 
e-mail address: foia@dtic.mil 
Defense Threat Reduction Agency 
Brenda Carter 
COSMF (FOIA/Privacy)
8725 John J. Kingman Road 
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6201 
telephone number: (703) 767-1792
fax number: (703) 767-3623
e-mail adress: efoia@dtra.mil 
Department of Defense Education Activity 
Nancy Ramsay
FOIA Requestor Service Center/PA Office
Office of the Executive Services 
4040 North Fairfax Drive 
Arlington, VA 22203-1635
telephone number: (703) 588-3200 
fax number: (703) 588-3701 
e-mail address: FOIA@hq.dodea.edu 
Marine Corps 
Teresa (Tracy) D. Ross 
FOIA/PA Coordinator 
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps [CMC (ARSF)] 
2 Navy Annex 
Washington, D.C. 20380-1775 
telephone number: (703) 614-4008/3685 
fax number: (703) 614-6287 
e-mail address: teresa.d.ross@usmc.mil 
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency 
Annette Newman
Office of the General Counsel 
4600 Sangamore Road (D-10) 
Bethesda, MD 20816 
telephone number: (301) 227-4744
fax number: (301) 227-2035 
National Reconnaissance Office 
Information Access and Release Center 
14675 Lee Road 
Chantilly, VA 20151-1715 
telephone number: (703) 227-9128
fax number: (703) 227-9198
e-mail address: foia@nro.mil 
National Security Agency 
Pamela N. Phillips 
Chief, FOIA/PA Office, DJP4 
9800 Savage Road, Suite 6248
Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6248 
telephone number: (301) 688-6527 
fax number: (301) 688-4762 
Navy 
Miriam Brown-Lam
Head, DON, Privacy Act/FOIA Policy Branch
CNO (DNS-36) 
2000 Navy Pentagon 
Washington, D.C. 20350-2000 
telephone number: (202) 685-6545 
fax number: (202) 685-6580 
e-mail address: foia@mail.navy.mil 
Office of the Inspector General 
Latoya Croom
Acting Chief, FOIA/PA Office
400 Army Navy Drive, Room 1034
Arlington, VA 22202-2885 
telephone number: (703) 604-9775 
fax number: (703) 602-0294
e-mail address: foia@dodig.mil 
Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff 
Paul Jacobsmeyer
OSD/JS FOIA Requester Service Center
Office of Freedom of Information
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20301-1155
telephone number: (703) 696-4689
toll-free number: (866) 574-4970
fax number: (703) 696-4506 
TRICARE Management Activity 
Elizabeth (Jane) Bomgardner
Chief, FOIA Information Service Center
16401 East Centretech Parkway
Aurora, CO 8011-9066
telephone number: (303) 371-8677
Fax number: (303) 371-4170
e-mail address: FOIARequests@tma.osd.mil 
United States Africa Command FOIA Requester Service Center 
Tracey Jayne Ife
Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center
Unit 29951
APO AE 09751
telephone number: 49-0711-729-4287
United States Central Command FOIA Requester Service Center 
Jacqueline J. Scott
ATTN: CCJ6-R (FOIA)
7115 South Boundary Blvd.
MacDill AFB, FL 33621-5101
telephone number: (813) 827-6413
United States European Command FOIA Requester Service Center
MSGT Naomi Ludan
ATTN: ECJ1-RS (FOIA), Unit 30400
APO, AE 09131
telephone number: 49 011 711 680-7161
United States Joint Forces Command FOIA Requester Service Center
Jeanne Yeager
Code J024
1562 Mitscher Avenue, Suite 200
Norfolk, VA 23551-2488
telephone number: (757) 836-7138
fax number: (757) 836-5946
United States Northern Command FOIA Requester Service Center
Luis Aguilar
250 Vandenberg Street, Suite B016
Peterson Air Force Base, CO 80914
telephone number: (719) 554-8017
fax number: (719) 554-5061
United States Pacific Command FOIA Requester Service Center
Capt Mary K. Stottmann
HQ USPACOM
ATTN J151 FOIA
PO Box 64017
Camp H.M. Smith, HI 96861-4017
telephone number: (808) 477-6432
fax number: (808) 477-6685
United States Special Operations Command FOIA Requester Service Center
Phyllis Holden
SOCS-SJS-I/FOIA Service Center
7701 Tampa Point Boulevard
MacDill Air Force Base, FL 33621-5323
telephone number: (813) 826-6112
fax number: (813) 826-5482
United States Southern Command FOIA Requester Service Center
Marco Villalobos
SCES-SM-CFO
3511 NW 91st Avenue
Miami, FL 33172-1217
telephone number: (305) 437-1108
fax number: (305) 437-2952
United States Strategic Command FOIA Requester Service Center
SSGT Angela Parker
ATTN: J006 (FOIA)
901 SAC Boulevard, Suite 2E27
Offutt Air Force Base, NE 68113-6000
telephone number: (402) 294-6321
fax number: (402) 294-7535
United States Transportation Command FOIA Requester Service Center
JoLynn Bien
ATTN: TCCS-IM
508 Scott Drive, Building 1961
Scott Air Force Base, IL 62225-5357
telephone number: (618) 229-4063
fax number: (618) 229-4711 
Department of Education 
Delores J. Barber, Chief 
FOIA Service Center 
400 Maryland Ave., SW, 2W202 
Washington, D.C. 20202-4536
telephone number: (202) 401-1995
fax number: (202) 401-0920 
Department of Energy 
Alexander Morris 
FOIA Officer 
1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20585 
telephone number: (202) 586-5955 
fax number: (202) 586-0575 
Department of Health and Human Services 
Robert Eckert
Director, FOIA/Privacy Division 
Room 5416, Mary E. Switzer Building 
330 C Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201 
telephone number: (202) 690-7453 
fax number: (202) 690-8320 
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 
Michael S. Marquis
Director, Freedom of Information Group
Room N2-20-16 
7500 Security Boulevard 
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 
telephone number: (410) 786-5353
fax number: (410) 786-0474 
Food and Drug Administration 
Frederick J. Sadler
Director, FOI Staff 
5600 Fishers Lane (HFI-30) 
Rockville, MD 20857 
telephone number: (301) 827-6567 
fax number: (301) 443-1726 
National Institutes of Health 
Susan R. Cornell 
FOIA Officer 
Building 31, Room 5B35 
9000 Rockville Pike 
Bethesda, MD 20892 
telephone number: (301) 496-5633 
fax number: (301) 402-4541 
Public Health Service 
Carol Maloney
FOIA Officer 
Room 17A46 
5600 Fishers Lane 
Rockville, MD 20857 
telephone number: (301) 443-5252 
fax number: (301) 443-0925 
Department of Homeland Security 
Catherine M. Papoi 
Deputy Chief FOIA Officer
Director, Disclosure & FOIA
The Privacy Office
245 Murray Drive, S.W.
STOP-0550
Washington, DC 20528-0550
toll-free number: (866) 431-0486
telephone number: (703) 235-0790
fax number: (703) 235-0443
e-mail address: foia@dhs.gov
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 
Mark Hanson
Director
FOIA Division
799 9th Street, NW
Mint Annex
Washington, DC 20229
telephone number: (202) 325-0150
fax number: (202) 325-0154 
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services 
Jill Eggleston
FOIA Officer
FOIA/PA Program
150 Space Center Loop, Suite 300
Lee's Summit, MO 64064-8010 
telephone number: (816) 350-5570 
fax number: (816) 350-5785
e-mail address: USCIS.FOIA@DHS.GOV 
United States Coast Guard 
Donald G. Taylor 
HQ USCG Commandant, CG-611
Washington, D.C. 20593-0001 
telephone number: (202) 475-3519
fax number: (202) 475-3926 
Federal Emergency Management Agency 
Alisa Turner
Disclosure Officer
Records Management Division, Room 301
Office of Management
500 C Street, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20472 
telephone number: (202) 646-3323 
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Marty Zimmerman-Pate
1131 Chapel Crossing Road, Building 681
Glynco, GA 31524
telephone number: (912) 267-3103
fax number: (912) 267-3113 
United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Catrina Pavlik-Keenan
800 N. Capitol Street
Fifth Floor, Suite 585
Washington, D.C. 20536
Telephone number: (202) 732-0300
Toll-free number: (866) 633-1182
Fax number: (202) 732-0310 
Office of Inspector General
Nikki Gramian
245 Murray Drive, Building 410
Mail Stop 2600
Washington, D.C. 20528-0001
telephone number: (202) 254-4001
fax number: (202) 254-4287 
United States Secret Service 
Latita M. Huff 
Disclosure Officer
Bldg. 410
245 Murray Drive
Washington, D.C. 20223 
telephone number: (202) 406-5838 
fax number: (202) 406-5154 
Transportation Security Administration 
Kevin J. Janet
FOIA Officer, TSA-20
601 South 12th Street
Arlington, VA 22202-4220
telephone number: (571) 227-2300
fax number: (571) 227-1406 
US-VISIT
Sheree H. Watt
FOIA Officer
Washington, D.C. 20528
telephone number: (202) 298-5200
fax number: (202) 298-5215
e-mail address: sheree.watt@dhs.gov 
Department of Housing and Urban Development 
Cynthia A. O'Connor
Executive Secretary
Room 10139
451 7th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20410
telephone number: (202) 708-3054
fax number: (202) 619-8365
e-mail address: foia_hud@hud.gov 
Department of the Interior 
Alexandra Mallus 
Departmental FOIA Officer (MS-7438 MIB) 
Office of the Chief Information Officer 
1849 C Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20240 
telephone number: (202) 208-5342 
fax number: (202) 208-6867 
e-mail address: alexandra_mallus@ios.doi.gov 
Department of Justice

If you are not certain which component has the records you are seeking, you should send your request to the Mail Referral Unit of the Justice Management Division, which will then forward your request to the component(s) it believes are most likely to maintain the records you seek. That address is: 

FOIA/PA Mail Referral Unit
Department of Justice
Room 115
LOC Building
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(301) 583-7354
(301) 341-0772 fax 

All other requests should be sent directly to the Department's components at the addresses set out below.

Office of the Attorney General -- Requests for Attorney General records should specify that Attorney General records are being sought and should be addressed to:

Carmen L. Mallon
Chief of Staff
Office of Information and Privacy
Department of Justice
Suite 11050
1425 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 514-FOIA

Office of the Deputy Attorney General -- Requests for Deputy Attorney General records should specify that Deputy Attorney General records are being sought and should be addressed to:

Carmen L. Mallon
Chief of Staff
Office of Information and Privacy
Department of Justice
Suite 11050
1425 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 514-FOIA

Office of the Associate Attorney General -- Requests for Associate Attorney General records should specify that Associate Attorney General records are being sought and should be addressed to:

Carmen L. Mallon
Chief of Staff
Office of Information and Privacy
Department of Justice
Suite 11050
1425 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 514-FOIA

Antitrust Division -- Requests for Antitrust Division records should be addressed to:

Sue Ann Slates
Chief, FOIA/PA Unit
Antitrust Division
Department of Justice
Liberty Square Building
Suite 1000, 450 5th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 514-2692

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives -- Requests for Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives records should be addressed to:

Averill P. Graham
Chief, Disclosure Division
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Department of Justice
Suite 1E360 
99 New York Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20226
(202) 648-8740 

Civil Division -- Requests for Civil Division records should be addressed to:

James M. Kovakas
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Officer
Civil Division
Department of Justice
Room 7304, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 514-3319

Civil Rights Division -- Requests for Civil Rights Division records should be addressed to:

Nelson D. Hermilla, Chief
FOIA/PA Branch
Civil Rights Division
Department of Justice
Room 311, NALC Building
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 514-4209

Community Relations Service -- Requests for Community Relations Service records should be addressed to:

George Henderson
FOIA/PA Coordinator
Community Relations Service
Department of Justice
Suite 6000, 600 E Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 305-2935

Criminal Division -- Requests for Criminal Division records should be addressed to:

Rena Y. Kim
Chief, FOIA/PA Unit
Criminal Division
Department of Justice
Suite 1127, Keeney Building
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 616-0307

Drug Enforcement Administration -- Requests for Drug Enforcement Administration records should be addressed to:

Katherine L. Myrick, Chief
Freedom of Information Operations Unit
FOI/Records Management Section
Drug Enforcement Administration
Department of Justice
West Building, 6th Floor
700 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
(202) 307-7596

Environment and Natural Resources Division -- Requests for Environment and Natural Resources Division records should be addressed to:

Jacob Lipson, Paralegal Specialist
Law and Policy Section
Environment and Natural Resources Division
Department of Justice
P.O. Box 4390, Ben Franklin Station
Washington, DC 20044-4390
(202) 305- 0641

Executive Office for Immigration Review -- Requests for Executive Office for Immigration Review records should be addressed to:

Cecelia M. Espenoza
Senior Associate General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
Executive Office for Immigration Review
Department of Justice
Suite 2600, 5107 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041
(703) 605-1297

Executive Office for United States Attorneys -- Requests for Executive Office of United States Attorneys records should be addressed to:

William G. Stewart, II, Assistant Director
FOIA/Privacy Unit
Executive Office for United States Attorneys
Department of Justice
Room 7300, 600 E Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 616-6757

Executive Office for United States Trustees -- Requests for United States Trustees records should be addressed to:

Larry Wahlquist 
FOIA/PA Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
Department of Justice
Executive Office for United States Trustees
Suite 8000, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 307-1399



Federal Bureau of Investigation -- Requests for Federal Bureau of Investigation records should be addressed to:

David M. Hardy, Chief
Record/Information Dissemination Section
Records Management Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Department of Justice
170 Marcel Drive
Winchester, VA 22602-4843
(540) 868-4591

Federal Bureau of Prisons -- Requests for Federal Bureau of Prisons records should be addressed to:

Wanda M. Hunt, Chief, FOIA/PA Section
FOIA/Privacy Act Requests
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Department of Justice
Room 841, HOLC Building
320 First Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20534
(202) 514-6655

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission -- Requests for Foreign Claims Settlement Commission records should be addressed to:

Jeremy R. LaFrancois, Attorney Advisor - International
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
Department of Justice
Room 6002, 600 E Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20579-0001
(202) 616-6975

Immigration and Naturalization Service
(INS was transferred to the Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2003.)

INTERPOL-United States National Central Bureau -- Requests for INTERPOL-United States National Central Bureau records should be addressed to:

Dorothy S. Beaty
FOIA/PA Specialist
Office of General Counsel
INTERPOL-United States National Central Bureau
Department of Justice
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 616-9000

Justice Management Division -- Requests for Justice Management Division records should be addressed to:

Joan Lapara
FOIA Contact
Justice Management Division
Department of Justice
Room 1111 RFK, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 514-3101

National Drug Intelligence Center -- Requests for National Drug Intelligence Center records should be addressed to:

FOIA Coordinator
National Drug Intelligence Center
Department of Justice
319 Washington Street
Johnstown, PA 15901-1622
(814) 532-4601

National Security Division -- Requests for National Security Division records should be addressed to:

Theresa Crosland
FOIA Public Liaison
National Security Division
Department of Justice
Room 6150, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 514-5600

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services -- Requests for the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services records should be addressed to:

Gary L. Baude, FOIA Officer
Legal Division
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Department of Justice
12th Floor, 1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 353-9864

Office of Dispute Resolution -- Requests for Office of Dispute Resolution records should be addressed to:

Krista A. van der Horst, FOIA Officer
Office of Dispute Resolution
Department of Justice
Room 5736, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 616-9471

Office of the Federal Detention Trustee -- Requests for Office of the Federal Detention Trustee records should be addressed to:

Katherine Day, General Counsel 
Office of the Federal Detention Trustee
Department of Justice
Suite 910
4601 N. Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203
(202) 353-4601

Office of Information and Privacy -- Requests for Office of Information and Privacy records should be addressed to:

Carmen L. Mallon
Chief of Staff
Office of Information and Privacy
Department of Justice
Suite 11050
1425 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 514-FOIA

Office of the Inspector General -- Requests for Office of the Inspector General records should be addressed to:

Deborah Waller, Paralegal Specialist
Office of the Inspector General
Department of Justice
Room 4726
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 616-0646

Office of Intergovernmental and Public Liaison -- Requests for Office of Intergovernmental and Public Liaison records should specify that Intergovernmental and Public Liaison records are being sought and should be addressed to:

Carmen L. Mallon
Chief of Staff
Office of Information and Privacy
Department of Justice
Suite 11050
1425 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 514-FOIA

Office of Justice Programs -- Requests for Office of Justice Programs records should be addressed to:

Dorothy Lee, Paralegal Specialist 
Office of Justice Programs
Department of Justice
Room 5400, 810 7th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20531
(202) 616-3267

Office of Legal Counsel -- Requests for Office of Legal Counsel records should be addressed to:

Bette Farris, Supervisory Paralegal
Office of Legal Counsel
Department of Justice
Room 5515, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 514-2038

Office of Legal Policy -- Requests for Office of Legal Policy records should specify that Office of Legal Policy records are being sought and should be addressed to:

Carmen L. Mallon
Chief of Staff
Office of Information and Privacy
Department of Justice
Suite 11050
1425 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 514-FOIA

Office of Legislative Affairs -- Requests for Office of Legislative Affairs records should specify that Office of Legislative Affairs records are being sought and should be addressed to:

Carmen L. Mallon
Chief of Staff
Office of Information and Privacy
Department of Justice
Suite 11050
1425 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 514-FOIA

Office of the Pardon Attorney -- Requests for Office of the Pardon Attorney records should be addressed to:

Brenda McElroy, FOIA Officer
Office of the Pardon Attorney
Department of Justice
Suite 11000
1425 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 616-6070

Office of Professional Responsibility -- Requests for Office of Professional Responsibility records should be addressed to:

Marlene M. Wahowiak
Special Counsel for Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts
Office of Professional Responsibility
Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Suite 3529
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 514-3365

Office of Public Affairs -- Requests for Office of Public Affairs records should specify that Office of Public Affairs records are being sought and should be addressed to:

Carmen L. Mallon
Chief of Staff
Office of Information and Privacy
Department of Justice
Suite 11050
1425 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 514-FOIA

Office of the Solicitor General -- Requests for Office of the Solicitor General records should be addressed to:

Kaletus L. McCain
Office of the Solicitor General
Department of Justice
Room 6640, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 514-2203

Office on Violence Against Women -- Requests for Office on Violence Against Women records should be addressed to:

Marnie Shiels 
Office on Violence Against Women
Department of Justice
Suite 920, 800 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 307-6026

Professional Responsibility Advisory Office -- Requests for Professional Responsibility Advisory Office records should be addressed to:

Michael Kingsley
Information Management Specialist 
Professional Responsibility Advisory Office
Department of Justice
Suite 12000, 1425 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 514-0458

Tax Division -- Requests for Tax Division records should be addressed to:

Carmen M. Banerjee
Division Counsel for FOIA and PA Matters
Tax Division
Department of Justice
Post Office Box 227
Ben Franklin Station
Washington, DC 20044
(202) 307-6320

United States Marshals Service -- Requests for United States Marshals Service records should be addressed to:

William E. Bordley, Associate General Counsel
Office of General Counsel
United States Marshals Service
Department of Justice
CS-3, 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20530-1000
(202) 307-9054

United States Parole Commission -- Requests for United States Parole Commission records should be addressed to:

Anissa Hunter, FOIA/PA Specialist
United States Parole Commission
Department of Justice
Suite 420, 5550 Friendship Boulevard
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
(301) 492-5959 (ext 237

Department of Labor 
Joseph J. Plick 
Office of the Solicitor, Room N-2428 
200 Constitution Avenue, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20210 
telephone number: (202) 693-5500 
fax number: (202) 693-5538 
Department of State 
Margaret P. Grafeld 
Director, Office of IRM Programs and Services, SA-2 
5th Floor 
Washington, D.C. 20522-6001 
telephone number for inquiries: (202) 261-8484
fax number: (202) 261-8579 
Department of Transportation 
Kathy Ray
Departmental FOIA Officer
Office of the General Counsel (C-12) 
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Suite W94-122
Washington, D.C. 20590 
telephone number: (202) 366-4542
fax number: (202) 366-8536 
Federal Aviation Administration 
Harry Olmsted, Manager 
National FOIA Staff, ARC-40 
800 Independence Avenue, S.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20591 
telephone number: (202) 267-9165 
fax number: (202) 493-5032 
e-mail address: 7-AWA-ARC-FOIA@faa.gov 
Department of the Treasury 
Hugh Gilmore, Director 
Disclosure Services 
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20220 
telephone number: (202) 622-0930 
fax number: (202) 622-3895 
Comptroller of the Currency 
Frank Vance, Jr. 
Disclosure Officer 
Washington, D.C. 20219 
telephone number: (202) 874-4700 
fax number: (202) 874-5274 
e-mail address: foia-pa@occ.treas.gov 
Internal Revenue Service 
Gary T. Prutsman
Chief, Disclosure
Office of Disclosure 
1111 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Room 2012
Washington, D.C. 20224 
telephone number: (949) 389-4381 
Office of Thrift Supervision 
Roslyn Weeks 
Program Specialist (FOIA) 
Dissemination Branch 
1700 G Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20552 
telephone number: (202) 906-5922 
fax number: (202) 906-7755 
e-mail address: public.info@ots.treas.gov 
Department of Veterans Affairs 
John Livornese, Director 
Records Management Service (005R1B) 
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20420 
telephone number: (202) 461-7457
fax number: (202) 273-0443 
Federal Agencies 

Agency for International Development 
J. M. Paskar 
FOIA Coordinator 
Room 2.07C, RRB 
Washington, D.C. 20523-2701
telephone number: (202) 712-1217 
fax number: (202) 216-3070 
American Battle Monuments Commission 
Martha Sell
FOIA Assistant
Suite 500
2300 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201 
Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation) 
Medaris W. Oliveri 
FOIA Officer 
60 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E. 
Washington, D.C. 20002 
telephone number: (202) 906-2728 
fax number: (202) 906-2169 
Broadcasting Board of Governors 
Martha Diaz-Ortiz 
FOIA/PA Officer 
Office of the General Counsel 
Suite 3349 
330 Independence Avenue, S.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20237 
telephone number: (202) 260-4395 
fax number: (202) 260-4394 
Central Intelligence Agency 
Delores Nelson
Information and Privacy Coordinator 
Washington, D.C. 20505 
telephone number: (703) 613-1287 
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board 
Christopher Kirkpatrick 
FOIA Officer 
Suite C-100 
2175 K Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20037 
telephone number: (202) 261-7600 
fax number: (202) 261-7650 
Commission on Civil Rights 
Emma Gonzalez-Joy 
FOIA Officer 
Room 621
624 9th Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20425 
telephone number: (202) 376-7700 
fax number: (202) 376-1163 
Committee for Purchase from People who Are Blind or Severely Disabled 
Dennis Lockard
General Counsel 
Suite 10800 
1421 Jefferson Davis Highway 
Arlington, VA 22202-3259 
telephone number: (703) 603-7740 
fax number: (703) 603-0655 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 
Stacy J. Easter
Paralegal Specialist
1155 21st Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20581 
telephone number: (202) 418-5011 
fax number: (202) 418-5524 
Consumer Product Safety Commission 
Alberta E. Mills 
FOIA Officer
4330 East West Highway 
Bethesda, MD 20814 
telephone number: (301) 504-7923
fax number: (301) 504-0127 
Corporation for National Service 
Austin Holland
FOIA/PA Officer 
1201 New York Avenue, N.W., Room 10606 
Washington, D.C. 20525 
telephone number: (202) 606-6671
fax number: (202) 606-3467 
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency
Renee Barley 
FOIA Officer 
Room 1254 
633 Indiana Avenue, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20004-2902 
telephone number: (202) 220-5355 
fax number: (202) 220-5350 
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 
Andrew Thibadeau
FOIA Director
625 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Suite 700 
Washington, D.C. 20004 
telephone number: (202) 694-7088
fax number: (202) 208-6518 
e-mail address: andrewt@dnfsb.gov 
Environmental Protection Agency 
Larry F. Gottesman
National FOIA Officer 
Mail Code 2822T 
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20460 
telephone number: (202) 566-1667 
fax number: (202) 566-2147
e-mail address: hq.foia@epamail.epa.gov 
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 
Stephanie D. Garner 
Assistant Legal Counsel/FOIA 
131 M Street, NE, Suite 5NW02E 
Washington, D.C. 20507 
telephone number: (202) 663-4640
fax number: (202) 663-4639 
Executive Office of the President 
Council on Environmental Quality 
Edward A. Boling 
Deputy General Counsel 
722 Jackson Place, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20503 
telephone number: (202) 395-5750 
Office of Management and Budget 
Dionne Hardy 
FOIA Officer 
9026 New Executive Office Building 
Washington, D.C. 20503 
telephone number: (202) 395-3642
fax number: (202) 395-3504
For policy guidance on FOIA fee matters, FOIA Officers may call OMB's Dan Costello at (202) 395-7857. Privacy Act Officers may call OMB's Hillary A. Jaffe at (202) 395-0348 for Privacy Act policy guidance. 
Office of National Drug Control Policy 
Daniel Petersen 
Assistant General Counsel 
Washington, D.C. 20503 
Office of Science and Technology Policy 
Stan Sokul 
General Counsel 
725 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20502 
telephone number: (202) 456-6125 
fax number: (202) 395-1224 
Office of the United States Trade Representative 
Jacqui Caldwell 
FOIA Officer 
Second Floor
1724 F Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20508 
telephone number: (202) 395-3419 
fax number: (202) 395-9458 
e-mail address: jacqui_caldwell@ustr.gov 
Privacy and Civil Liberties Office Oversight Board 
Seth M. Wood
Deputy Executive Director and Counsel
1724 F Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20502
telephone number: (202) 456-1240
fax number: (202) 456-1066 
Export-Import Bank 
Joseph Sorbera 
Deputy Treasurer Controller 
811 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Room 1053 
Washington, D.C. 20571 
telephone number: (202) 565-3241 
fax number: (202) 565-3294 
Farm Credit Administration 
Bob Taylor 
FOI Officer 
1501 Farm Credit Drive 
McLean, VA 22102-5090 
telephone number: (703) 883-4129 
fax number: (703) 790-0052 
e-mail address: foiaofficer@fca.gov 
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation 
Bob Taylor 
FOI Officer 
1501 Farm Credit Drive 
McLean, VA 22102-5090 
telephone number: (703) 883-4129 
fax number: (703) 790-0052 
e-mail address: foiaofficer@fca.gov 
Federal Communications Commission 
Shoko B. Hair 
FOIA Officer 
Room 5C406 
445 12th Street, S.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20554 
telephone number: (202) 418-1379 
fax number: (202) 418-0521 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 
Fred Fisch 
Supervisory Counsel, Room MB-2110
550 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20429
telephone number: (202) 898-6901
fax number: (202) 898-6910
e-mail address: efoia@fdic.gov 
Federal Election Commission 
Lawrence Calvert
Acting Chief FOIA Officer 
999 E Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20463 
telephone number: (202) 694-1650 
fax number: (202) 219-1043 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
Andrew J. Black
Director 
Office of External Affairs 
888 1st Street, N.E. 
Washington, D.C. 20426 
telephone number: (202) 502-8004 
fax number: (202) 208-2106 
Federal Housing Finance Board 
Janice Kaye 
FOIA Officer 
1777 F Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20006 
telephone number: (202) 408-2511 
fax number: (202) 408-2580
e-mail address: foia@fhfb.gov 
Federal Labor Relations Authority 
Richard Zorn 
FOIA Officer 
Office of the General Counsel 
Suite 210 
607 14th Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20424 
telephone number: (202) 218-7743
fax number: (202) 482-6608 
Federal Maritime Commission 
Karen Gregory 
Assistant Secretary
800 North Capitol Street, N.W., Room 1046 
Washington, D.C. 20573 
telephone number: (202) 523-5725
fax number: (202) 523-0014 
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 
Dawn E. Starr 
General Counsel 
Mery Skolochenko
Program Assistant
2100 K Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20427 
telephone number: (202) 606-5444
fax number: (202) 606-5345
e-mail address: foia@fmcs.gov 
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 
James Callear
Deputy General Counsel 
601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001-2021
telephone number: (202) 434-9905 
fax number: (202) 434-9944 
Federal Open Market Committee 
Carol R. Low 
Secretariat Assistant 
20th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Mail Stop 55 
Washington, D.C. 20551 
telephone number: (202) 452-3255 
fax number: (202) 452-2921 
Federal Reserve System 
Jean McLaughlin 
FOIA Manager 
20th and C Streets, N.W., Room MP500 
Washington, D.C. 20551 
telephone number: (202) 452-2407 
fax number: (202) 872-7565 
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 
James B. Petrick 
Associate General Counsel and FOIA Officer 
1250 H Street, N.W., 2nd Floor 
Washington, D.C. 20005-3952 
telephone number: (202) 942-1630 
fax number: (202) 942-1676 
Federal Trade Commission 
Joan Fina 
FOIA/PA Officer 
6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20580 
telephone number: (202) 326-2013 
fax number: (202) 326-2477
e-mail address: foia@ftc.gov 
General Services Administration 
Sharon V. Lighton 
Administrative Policy Division (ACMA) 
Office of Management Services
Room 6001 
1800 F Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20405 
telephone number: (202) 501-2262 
fax number: (202) 501-2727 
e-mail address: gsa.foia@gsa.gov 
Institute of Museum and Library Services 
Mae Ridges 
Office of the General Counsel 
Ninth Floor
1800 M Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20036 
telephone number: (202) 653-4642
fax number: (202) 653-4610
e-mail address: foia@imls.gov 
Inter-American Foundation
Rebecca Verreau
Assistant General Counsel
10th Floor
901 North Stuart Street
Arlington, VA 22203 
telephone number: (703) 306-4364 
Legal Services Corporation 
Patricia Batie 
FOIA Officer 
3333 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007
telephone number: (202) 295-1625
fax number: (202) 337-6519 
e-mail address: info@smtp.lsc.gov 
Merit Systems Protection Board 
Arlin Winefordner 
FOIA/PA Officer 
Office of the Clerk 
1615 M Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20419 
telephone number: (202) 653-7200, ext. 1162 
fax number: (202) 653-7130 
e-mail address: mspb@mspb.gov 
Millennium Challenge Corporation 
John C. Mantini
Assistant General Counsel for Administration
875 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
telephone number: (202) 521-3863 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 
Stephen McConnell
Principal Agency FOIA Officer
300 E Street, S.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20546 
telephone number: (877) 627-FOIA
fax number: (202) 358-4345
e-mail address: foia@hq.nasa.gov 
National Archives and Records Administration 
Ramona Oliver 
FOIA Officer 
Office of the General Counsel 
Room 3110 
8601 Adelphi Road 
College Park, MD 20740-6001 
telephone number: (301) 837-2024 
National Capital Planning Commission
Lois Schiffer
General Counsel
North Lobby, Suite 500
401 9th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
telephone number: (202) 482-7200 
National Credit Union Administration 
Linda Dent 
Staff Attorney 
1775 Duke Street 
Alexandria, VA 22314 
telephone number: (703) 518-6540
fax number: (703) 518-6569 
e-mail address: foia@ncua.gov 
National Endowment for the Arts 
Kate Reynolds
FOIA Officer 
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room 518 
Washington, D.C. 20506 
telephone number: (202) 682-5505
fax number: (202) 682-5572 
e-mail address: foia@arts.endow.gov 
National Endowment for the Humanities 
Heather C. Gottry
Deputy General Counsel 
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room 529 
Washington, D.C. 20506 
telephone number: (202) 606-8322 
fax number: (202) 606-8600 
e-mail address: foia@neh.gov 
National Indian Gaming Commission 
Jeannie McCoy
FOIA/PA Officer 
Suite 9100 
1441 L Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
telephone number: (202) 632-7003 
fax number: (202) 632-7066 
National Labor Relations Board 
Jacqueline A. Young
Assistant General Counsel
Room 10612
1099 14th Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20570 
telephone number: (202) 273-3840 
National Mediation Board 
Judy A. Femi 
FOIA Officer 
1301 K Street, N.W., Suite 250 East 
Washington, D.C. 20572 
telephone number: (202) 692-5040 
fax number: (202) 692-5085 
National Science Foundation 
Leslie A. Jensen 
FOIA Officer, Room 1265 
Office of the General Counsel 
4201 Wilson Boulevard 
Arlington, VA 22230 
telephone number: (703) 292-8060 
fax number: (703) 292-9041 
e-mail address: foia@nsf.gov 
National Transportation Safety Board 
Melba D. Moye 
FOIA Officer 
490 L'Enfant Plaza East, S.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20594 
telephone number: (202) 314-6551 
fax number: (202) 314-6132 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
Donna Sealing
FOIA/PA Officer 
Washington, D.C. 20555 
telephone number: (301) 415-7169 
fax number: (301) 415-5130 
e-mail address: foia@nrc.gov 
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission 
Jennifer Marr 
Attorney-Advisor 
1120 20th Street, N.W., 9th Floor 
Washington, D.C. 20036-3419 
telephone number: (202) 606-5410 
Office of the Director of National Intelligence 
John F. Hackett 
Director, Information Management Office 
Washington, D.C. 20511 
telephone number: (703) 482-1707 
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight 
Jeanne Ratchford
FOIA Officer 
1700 G Street, N.W., 4th Floor 
Washington, D.C. 20552 
telephone number: (202) 414-6425
fax number: (202) 414-8917 
e-mail address: foia.office@ofheo.gov 
Office of Government Ethics 
William E. Gressman 
Senior Associate General Counsel 
1201 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 500 
Washington, D.C. 20005-3917 
telephone number: (202) 482-9245
fax number: (202) 482-9237 
Office of Personnel Management 
Paul J. Carr
FOIA/PA Co-ordinator 
Room 5415 
1900 E Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20415 
telephone number: (202) 606-2150
fax number: (202) 418-3251 
e-mail address: foia@opm.gov 
Office of Special Counsel 
Christopher M. Kurt
FOIA/PA Specialist
1730 M Street, N.W., Suite 201 
Washington, D.C. 20036-4505 
telephone number: (202) 254-3600 
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 
Eli H. Landy 
FOIA Director 
1100 New York Avenue, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20527 
telephone number: (202) 336-8418 
fax number: (202) 408-0297 
e-mail address: info@opic.gov 
Peace Corps 
Matthew Olsen
FOIA/PA Officer 
1111 20th Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20526-0001 
telephone number: (202) 692-1186
fax number: (202) 692-1385
e-mail address: foia@peacecorps.gov 
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 
E. William FitzGerald 
Disclosure Officer, Room 240 
1200 K Street, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20005 
telephone number: (202) 326-4040 
Postal Regulatory Commission 
Steven W. Williams 
Secretary 
Suite 200 
901 New York Avenue, N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20268 
telephone number: (202) 789-6840 
fax number: (202) 789-6886 
Railroad Retirement Board 
Steven Bartholow 
General Counsel 
844 Rush Street 
Chicago, IL 60611 
telephone number: (312) 751-4935 
fax number: (312) 751-7102 
Securities and Exchange Commission 
Celia Winter
FOIA/Privacy Act Branch Chief 
Mail Stop 5100
100 F Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20549 
telephone number: (202) 551-7900
fax number: (202) 772-9337 
e-mail address: foia/pa@sec.gov 
Selective Service System 
Paula A. Sweeney 
FOIA Officer 
1515 Wilson Boulevard 
Arlington, VA 22209-2425 
telephone number: (703) 605-4100 
fax number: (703) 605-4106 
Small Business Administration 
Lisa Babcock 
Chief, Office of FOI/PA 
409 3rd Street, S.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20416 
telephone number: (202) 401-8203 
fax number: (202) 205-7059 
e-mail address: foia@sba.gov 
Social Security Administration 
Jonathan Cantor
FOIA Office, Room 3-A-6 Operations 
6401 Security Boulevard 
Baltimore, MD 21235 
telephone number: (410) 966-6645 
fax number: (410) 966-4304 
Surface Transportation Board 
Marilyn L. Levitt 
FOIA/PA Officer, Room 1263 
395 E Street, S.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20423-0001 
telephone number: (202) 245-0269
fax number: (202) 245-0460 
e-mail address: FOIA.Privacy@stb.dot.gov 
Tennessee Valley Authority 
Denise Smith 
FOIA Officer 
400 West Summit Hill Drive 
Knoxville, TN 37902 
telephone number: (865) 632-6945 
fax number: (865) 632-6901 
e-mail address: foia@tva.gov 
United States Copyright Office 
Peter Vankevich 
Supervisory Copyright Information Specialist 
P.O. Box 70400 
Southwest Station 
Washington, D.C. 20024 
telephone number: (202) 707-6800 
fax number: (202) 707-6859 


United States International Boundary and Water Commission
Eric Meza
FOIA Officer and Public Liaison
Suite C100
4171 N. Mesa
El Paso, TX 79902
telephone number: (915) 832-4704
fax number: (915) 832-4196
e-mail address: ericmeza@ibwc.state.gov 
United States International Trade Commission 
Marilyn R. Abbott 
Secretary to the Commission 
500 E Street, S.W., Room 112A 
Washington, D.C. 20436 
telephone: (202) 205-2000 
fax number: (202) 205-2104 
United States Postal Service 
Jane Eyre
Manager, Records Office
475 L'Enfant Plaza West, S.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20260-5202 
telephone number: (202) 268-2608 
fax number: (202) 268-5353 
United States Trade and Development Agency 
Kendra Link
Assistant General Counsel
Suite 1600 
1000 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
telephone number: (703) 875-4357 
fax number: (703) 875-4009 


January 23-25, 2009 -- Mounting a FOIA "Surge"

On January 21, 2009, President Obama issued new rules for federal departments and agencies to comply with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Obama's memo stated: "All agencies should adopt a presumption in favor of disclosure, in order to renew their commitment to the principles embodied in FOIA, and to usher in a new era of open Government. The presumption of disclosure should be applied to all decisions involving FOIA."

The decision by Obama reverses Bush FOIA policies, which advocated withholding information over disclosure. WMR has had one FOIA request (below) pending at the Department of State since 2006 without even a letter on the status of our request.

WMR is providing the following template letter and list of FOIA officials, their addresses, and, where available and most importantly, their fax numbers. Due to the irradiation procedures used by many federal agencies in response to the anthrax attacks, many federal agencies route their mail through irradiation centers bfore delivery, slowing down the FOIA process. Faxed FOIA letters are acceptable to FOIA officers.

WMR readers are encouraged to take full advantage of President Obama's new FOIA policy. FOIA requests will help unclog the Bush FOIA impediments put in place by Attorney General John Ashcroft subsequent to the 9/11 attacks.

The following explains fees charged by departments and agencies:


Fees

There is no initial fee to make a FOIA request, and in many cases no fees are charged. However, agencies are authorized by law to recover the direct costs of providing information to a FOIA requester. For purposes of fees only, the FOIA divides requesters into three categories:

commercial use requesters; 
news media, educational, or scientific requesters; and 
all other requesters. 
Commercial use requesters are charged for search time, document review, and duplication. News media, educational, and scientific requesters are charged for duplication only, after the first 100 pages. All other requesters are charged for search time (after two hours) and duplication (after 100 pages). In your request letter you may make a specific statement limiting the amount of fees you are willing to pay. Ordinarily, you will not be required to actually pay the fees until the records have been processed and are ready to be sent to you.

Fee Waivers

If you expect or are advised that a fee will be charged, you may request a fee waiver of those fees. However, fee waivers are limited to situations in which a requester can show that 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 of the government and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requester.