Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives the public access to information held by the federal government. Individuals have the right to request and receive access to any document, file, or other record in the possession of any federal government agency, subject to exemptions.Records can be obtained from the state of Alaska under the Alaska Public Records Act.
- The Freedom of Information Act: A Users Guide (pdf) by The Freedom of Information Clearinghouse
- How to File a FOIA Request: A Guideby The Public Citizen Litigation Group
Sample FOIA Requests
Federal Government FOIA Contacts:
Portal for all Federal Government FOIA Requests
EPA region 10 FOIA Officer
Office of Water at EPA HQ: http://www.epa.gov/foia/requestform.html
Army Corps of Engineers: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Oceanic and Aeronautic Administration (NOAA): email@example.com
US Forest Service, Alaska Region: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alaska State Government
A Request for Information can be sent to any department or agency head, or the governor’s office.