Each bureau has a FOIA Public Liaison who can assist individuals in locating records particular to a bureau.

FOIA Public Liaisons report to the Department's Chief FOIA Officer and serve as supervisory officials to whom a requester can raise concerns about the service the requester has received.

FOIA Public Liaisons are responsible for assisting in reducing delays, increasing transparency and understanding of the status of requests, and assisting in the resolution of disputes.

Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) for assistance. OGIS serves as a bridge between requesters and agencies, particularly in situations where clear, direct communication has been lacking. You can reach OGIS by email at ogis@nara.gov, by phone at 1-877-684-6448, or by fax at (202) 741-5769.

Bureau/Office FOIA Requester Service
Center Phone Number
FOIA Public Liaison/Phone Number
BIA (202) 208-5097 Daniel Largo (202) 208-5097
BLM (202) 912-7650 Ryan Witt (202) 912-7562
BOEM (703) 787-1315 Rosemary Melendy (703) 787-1315
BOR (303) 445-3292 Debbie Suehr (303) 445-3292
BSEE (703) 787-1689 Debbie Kimball (703) 787-1689
FWS (703) 358-2470 Melissa Allen (703) 358-2470
NPS (303) 969-2959 Charis Wilson (303) 969-2959
OIG (202) 208-0954 Kevin Krebs (202) 208-0954
ONRR*

*Effective October 7, 2014
the Office of the Secretary
handles all ONRR FOIA requests

(202) 513-0765 Clarice Julka (202) 208-6045
OSM (202) 208-5840 Dele Awoniyi (202) 208-5840
OS (202) 513-0765 Clarice Julka (202) 208-6045
SOL (202) 208-5817 Lance Purvis (202) 208-5817
OST (505) 816-1645 Veronica Herkshan (505) 816-1645
USGS (443) 498-5521 Brian May (443) 498-5521
Departmental
Service Center

 

1 (888) 603-7119 Cindy Cafaro (202) 208-5342