Appeal a Denied FOIA

FOIA requesters may appeal the denial of information within 30 calendar days of the date of the response from the agency. Appeals should state the following information:

The reasons why the requested information should be released under the Act; and why the denial may be in error.

FOIA requesters shall attach copies of their original requests and response letters to all appeals, clearly mark the letter and the outside envelop, "FOIA Appeal, " and mail appeals to the following address:

U. S. Department of Commerce
Assistant General Counsel for Administration
Room 5898C
14th. Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20230