No. 24.000 Rev. 0

Freedom of Information Act Requests


Effective Date 1/1/99



This policy addresses the processing of Freedom of Information requests.



All Fermilab employees.



If you receive a request for information citing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), you are to advise the Fermilab Legal Office and work with them in preparing the necessary response or in taking any other appropriate action. The Legal Office has a formal procedure in place for handling FOIA requests.

It is important to note that under the terms of our prime contract, certain Fermilab-related records belong to URA, and not to DOE. These types of records primarily involve procurements (subcontracting) and personnel. In this regard, a request citing FOIA which is addressed to a URA employee and seeks records that are the property of URA is not a proper FOIA request, and the records are not subject to release under FOIA. You are nevertheless to advise the Legal Office if you receive what appears to be a FOIA request of this nature.