Monday, October 1, 2012

How you can track FOIA requests pending at the EPA

Starting today, anyone filing requests with the Environmental Protection Agency under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) should find it easier to track the status of requests and receive agency correspondence and documents.

The new system, called FOIA Online, allows anyone to search pending FOIA requests and documents already released as the result of previous FOIA requests, submit a new FOIA request to an agency, track requests, see the status of any request and receive agency correspondence and documents all within the new system.

The Sunshine in Government Blog calls it a:

watershed moment in FOIA processing because it is a serious effort by the federal government to create a friendlier way for the public to exercise our right to information held by the government – and it’s a more efficient way for agencies to respond to FOIA requests."

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