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FOIA Reading Room

Welcome to the Freedom of Information Reading Room for the Office of the Executive Director, Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council.  This webpage was created in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act and Executive Order 13392, “Improving Agency Disclosure of Information,” which directs Federal agencies to ensure citizen-centered, results-oriented FOIA operations.  This page provides basic instruction on obtaining information under FOIA and makes available documents on FAST-41 issues. To save time and money, please review the material available on this webpage before submitting a FOIA request.


How to Submit a FOIA Request

Please state clearly that the request is being made under FOIA.  Be as specific as you can when identifying the information that you are seeking, and include your name, address, and contact information to enable us to contact you with any questions.  Submit requests electronically to

Archived Guidance and Resources:

Superseded on July 1, 2022





Annual FOIA Report

The FOIA requires each federal agency to submit an Annual Report to the Attorney General each year. These reports contain detailed statistics on the numbers of requests received and processed by each agency, the time taken to respond, and the outcome of each request, as well as many other vital statistics regarding the administration of the FOIA at federal departments and agencies.

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Last updated: Thursday, January 5, 2023