Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, requires federal agencies to disclose records after receiving a written request for them, except for records protected from disclosure by certain provisions of the FOIA. This site is designed to familiarize you with the specific procedures for making a FOIA request to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (“FMSHRC”). The site also includes descriptions of the types of records maintained by the FMSHRC, and directly links to a number of records available over the Internet.

ALERT:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission as effectively and efficiently as possible while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response (including requested records) to your FOIA request or appeal.  We will be able to acknowledge requests made electronically more quickly than by mail.  You may reach out to our Chief FOIA Officer and FOIA Public Liaison if you have any questions about your request.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


FOIA Service Center
The FMSHRC FOIA Service Center is available to requesters seeking information through the FOIA, as well as updates concerning the status of pending FOIA requests.

Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
FOIA Service Center
1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 520N
Washington, D.C.  20004-1710
Telephone:  (202) 434-9935
Fax:  (202) 434-9944
e-mail: foia@fmshrc.gov


CHIEF FOIA OFFICER
Stacey Demps-Barrett
Attorney-Advisor

FOIA@fmshrc.gov

DEPUTY FOIA OFFICER
Tanya Whisnant
Attorney-Advisor

FOIA@fmshrc.gov

FOIA PUBLIC LIAISON OFFICER
Linda H. Wiles
Attorney-Advisor

FOIA-Liaison@fmshrc.gov

FOIA ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST
Emogene Johnson

 


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