Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)



Guidance in Submitting FOIA Requests to DOE-CH

To obtain records in the possession of DOE-CH that are not contained in its conventional or electronic reading rooms, you must submit a valid FOIA request.

A valid request must include the following information:
  1. Your name, address, and daytime telephone number (optional);
  2. A notation on the letter, mailing envelope, fax or e-mail with the words "Freedom of Information Act Request";
  3. Records that are reasonably described;
  4. A description of the form or format of disclosed records; and
  5. A statement of your willingness to pay reasonable fees incurred in processing your request or completion of the fee waiver/reduction criteria.
Submit your request to Miriam R. Bartos, Freedom of Information Officer, at one of the following locations:

Mailing Address
               Fax
          E-Mail
     
U.S. Department of Energy
                              630/252-2183
                                     Miriam.Bartos@ch.doe.gov
Chicago Office
 
 
9800 S. Cass Avenue
 
 
Argonne, IL 60439
 
 


For your convenience, we have included an Electronic FOIA Request Form, NOTE: IF YOU SUBMITTED A FOIA REQUEST BETWEEN NOVEMBER 20, 2011 AND JANUARY 25, 2012, YOUR REQUEST MAY HAVE BEEN INCORRECTLY ROUTED AND NOT RECEIVED BY THE DOE CHICAGO OFFICE FOIA OFFICER. PLEASE CONTACT THE DOE CHICAGO OFFICE FOIA OFFICER AT 630-252-2041 TO CONFIRM THAT YOUR FOIA REQUEST WAS RECEIVED AND IS BEING PROCESSED.
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Requests for records concerning the following locations should be submitted to DOE-CH:

    SITE OFFICE LABORATORY
       
    Ames Site Office
    Ames Laboratory
    Argonne Site Office
    Argonne National Laboratory
    Berkeley Site Office
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Brookhaven Site Office
    Brookhaven National Laboratory
    Fermi Site Office
    Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
     
    New Brunswick Laboratory
    Princeton Site Office
    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Requests for records not under the cognizance of CH will be forwarded to the appropriate DOE FOIA Officer for direct response.


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