How to File a FOIA Request
A FOIA request can be made for any agency record that is not publicly available:
- state that the records are requested under the Freedom of Information Act;
- identify the records requested (be as specific as possible, i.e., describe the subject matter of the records, and, if known, indicate the dates of the records, the places where they originated, and the names of the originating persons or offices);
- include daytime telephone numbers in case additional information is needed before answering requests; and forward all requests to the NOAA FOIA Staff as stated in the Guide for Submitting FOIA Requests.