U.S. Department of the Interior

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For More Information:

Julie Moore
Bureau FOIA Officer (A)
Fax: 412-937-2920

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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)


The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) offices in the bureaus/offices of the Department of the Interior are continuing to process FOIA requests to the best of their ability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To keep employees healthy and safe, the Department is maximizing telework flexibility and employing social distancing protocols. As a result of these precautions, most employees are working remotely and unable to collect hard copy records located in government facilities at this time. If your request is for hard copy records, the response to your request will very likely be delayed.

In addition, employees may not receive FOIA requests that are sent by U.S. mail, overnight mail services, or facsimile in a timely manner. We recommend, therefore, that requesters submit requests through the government-wide portal at

OSMRE Freedom of Information Act Program

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. ยง 552, reflects our nation's fundamental commitment to open government. FOIA is a federal law that gives the public the right to make requests for federal agency records unless the agency reasonably foresees that the release of the information in those records would harm an interest protected by one or more of the nine exemptions (reasons an agency may withhold records from a requester) or release is prohibited by law.

For more information about the FOIA, please contact:

Julie Moore, Bureau FOIA Officer (Acting)
Regions 1 & 2
3 Parkway Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Fax: 412-937-2920

Submitting a FOIA Request

If the information you are seeking is not publicly available, you can file a FOIA request in the following ways:


Regional Coordinator Contacts

Name States Telephone Email
Julie Moore
Appalachian Region
Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia 412-937-2815;
412-937-2903 (Fax)
Vicki Preston
Mid-Continent Region
Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas 618-463-6463 x5124;
618-463-6470 (Fax)
C. Lynn Sudduth
Western Region
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah, Washington, Indian Lands, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Northern Cheyenne Tribe, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Crow Tribe, Hopi Tribe, Navajo Nation, and Ute Tribe 303-293-5076;
303-293-5009 (Fax)

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