Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, as amended, established that records in the possession of Federal agencies are accessible to the public unless they meet one or more of the nine exemptions under FOIA or the Privacy Act of 1974 (as amended), and other authorities.

Notice pursuant to 43 CFR § 2.27, Information related to Sales volume data for federal coal. Response required by 8/29/16. Details below.

The Department is soliciting views from submitters on whether certain records are confidential information under the FOIA, 5 USC § 552(b)(4). These records are related to:

  • Sales volume data for all federal coal mined in 2015 and between January 1, 2016 and May 31, 2016 by company, excluding royalty data.

This relates to a June 14, 2016 FOIA request from Climate Investigations Center.

Companies with federal coal leases can contact Office of the Secretary to review records subject to possible release. OS will presume that you do not object to their disclosure if no response by 8/29/16.

Office of the Secretary FOIA:
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW, MS-7328, Washington, D.C. 20240
Phone: 202-513-0765
Fax: 202-219-2374

Prior to submitting a FOIA Request

The information you seek may already be available at these locations:

Request Procedures at:

Office of Secretary FOIA web page