A FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) is a request to access records from any federal agency and must
be provided unless the information requested falls under one of nine exemptions. A FOIA request for the
following information would be a reason for the request to be denied:
- Information that is classified to protect national security.
- Information related solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of an agency.
- Information that is prohibited from disclosure by another federal law.
- Trade secrets or commercial or financial information that is confidential or privileged.
- Privileged communications within or between agencies, including:
- Deliberative Process Privilege
- Attorney-Work Product Privilege
- Attorney-Client Privilege
- Information that, if disclosed, would invade another individual's personal privacy.
- Information compiled for law enforcement purposes that:
- Could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings
- Would deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication
- Could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy
- Could reasonably be expected to disclose the identity of a confidential source
- Would disclose techniques and procedures for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions
- Could reasonably be expected to endanger the life or physical safety of any individual
- Information that concerns the supervision of financial institutions.
- Geological information on wells.
Follow this link to make a FOIA request.
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