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FOIA Reading Room

Welcome to the Freedom of Information Reading Room for the Office of the Executive Director, Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council.  This webpage was created in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act and Executive Order 13392, “Improving Agency Disclosure of Information,” which directs Federal agencies to ensure citizen-centered, results-oriented FOIA operations.  This page provides basic instruction on obtaining information under FOIA and makes available documents on FAST-41 issues. To save time and money, please review the material available on this webpage before submitting a FOIA request.


How to Submit a FOIA Request

Please state clearly that the request is being made under FOIA.  Be as specific as you can when identifying the information that you are seeking, and include your name, address, and contact information to enable us to contact you with any questions.  Submit requests electronically to

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Superseded on July 1, 2022



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Last updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2022