Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
The purpose of this site is to provide the public with a one-stop source of information about requesting ONRR records under the Freedom of Information Act and its Amendments of 1996.
Initially, it is important to understand that there is no central office in the government which process FOIA requests for all federal agencies. Each department and agency responds to requests for its own records. Therefore, ONRR is responsible for responding to FOIA requests for records under its purview only. If you are interested in records that may be located at another agency, you may contact that agency directly. To see "Other Sources of Information", click on the FOIA tab to the left.
The ONRR makes many of its records publicly available and a FOIA request may not be necessary to obtain these records. Take a minute to review the ONRR Electronic Reading Rooms FOIA's homepage to see if the information you want is already available.
If you have questions about your ONRR FOIA request, call one of the ONRR FOIA Contacts.
To save you both time and money, please browse the documents and information sources (on the left) which are currently available before submitting a request for records not otherwise available. You may also wish to browse our recent press releases or speeches by ONRR officials or download ONRRs most recent annual FOIA Report to Congress.