How to Submit a FOIA Request

FOIA requests to the NNSA/Office of the General Counsel may be submitted in writing, by fax, or e-mail. You may contact the Office of the General Counsel regarding the FOIA program at the following address:

    FOIA/PA Officer
    NNSA/Office of the General Counsel
    P. O. Box 5400
    Albuquerque, NM 87185-5400

You may also fax your FOIA request to (505) 284-7512 or e-mail to FOIOfficer@nnsa.doe.gov

You can contact NNSA/Office of the General Counsel Staff toll free at 866-747-5994.  To file a FOIA request, please include the following information:


Use format xxx-xxx-xxxx
Use format xxx-xxx-xxxx

Fees and Waivers
Your request must include a statement that (1) you agree to pay any fees that may be incurred to process the request; (2) stipulates an amount you are willing to pay; or (3) requests a specific waiver or reduction of fees.

Waiver Factors
If you request a waiver or reduction of fees, we will consider the following six factors to make a determination. Please provide information that addresses these factors.

Whether the disclosure is likely to contribute "significantly" to public understanding of government operations or activities.
Whether the disclosure is "likely to contribute" to an understanding of government operations or activities.
The contribution to an understanding by the general public of the subject likely to result from disclosure, taking into account your ability and intent to disseminate the information to the public in a form that can further understanding of the subject matter.
Whether the disclosure is likely to contribute "significantly" to public understanding of government operations or activities.
Whether the requester has a commercial interest that would be furthered by the requested disclosure, and, if so
Whether the magnitude of the identified commercial interest of the requester is sufficiently large, in comparison with the public interest in disclosure, that disclosure is "primarily in the commercial interest of the requester."

 

 

The NNSA/Office of the General Counsel is also responsible for processing all FOIA requests for the facilities listed below.

SITE OFFICE PLANT OR LABORATORY
National Nuclear Security AdministrationHeadquarters, Washington, D.C.
Kansas City Sit OfficeKansas City Plant, Kansas City, Missouri
Livermore Site OfficeLawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California
Los Alamos Site OfficeLos Alamos National Laboratory,
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Pantex Site OfficePantex Plant, Amarillo, Texas
Sandia Site OfficeSandia National Laboratories/New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sandia Site OfficeSandia National Laboratories/California
Livermore, California
Savannah River Site OfficeSavannah River, South Carolina
NNSA Albuquerque ComplexAlbuquerque, New Mexico
Y-12 Site OfficeY-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee