How to Submit a FOIA Request

FOIA Request Form

To make an Electronic FOIA (E-FOIA) request, please provide the information below. Failure to enter accurate and complete information may render your FOIA request impossible to fulfill.

* Requests submitted under the Privacy Act must be signed and, therefore, cannot be submitted on this form.

Reasonably Describe Records

Describe the specific record (s) you seek with sufficient detail that a knowledgeable official of the activity may locate the record with a reasonable amount of effort. Such detail should include: dates, titles, file designations, and record locations to be searched, as follows:

Please select the appropriate record location(s) below:

  • Ames Laboratory
  • Ames Site Office (DOE-SC)
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Argonne Site Office (DOE-SC)
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Brookhaven Site Office (DOE-SC)
  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Fermi Site Office (DOE-SC)
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Berkeley Site Office (DOE-SC)
  • Former New Brunswick Laboratory
  • Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
  • Princeton Site Office (DOE-SC)
  • East Tennessee Technology Park
  • Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Oak Ridge Site Office (DOE-SC)
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant
  • Paducah Project Office
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Pacific Northwest Site Office (DOE-SC)
  • Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
  • Stanford Site Office (DOE-SC)
  • Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
  • Thomas Jefferson Site Office (DOE-SC)

Since most DOE records are not retained permanently, the more information that you provide, the better the opportunity there is to determine if the records involved still exist and where. The FOIA clearly states that records must exist at the time the request is submitted.

Type of Requester

Select a description of yourself and the purpose of the request to help determine your category for assessing fees:


Select Type of Media

Fees and Fee Waiver

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.

Please select the statement that applies

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:

1. The subject of the request: Whether the subject of the requested records concerns "the operations or activities of the government."
2. The informative value of the information to be disclosed: Whether the disclosure is "likely to contribute" to an understanding of government operations or activities.
3. 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.
4. The significance of the contribution to public understanding: Whether the disclosure is likely to contribute "significantly" to public understanding of government operations or activities.
5. The existence and magnitude of a commercial interest: Whether the requester has a commercial interest that would be furthered by the requested disclosure.
6. If you have indicated a commercial interest in #5 above, please indicate 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."
Expedited Processing

I request expedited processing of the request and provide a justification below. I believe a compelling need exists to warrant expedited processing because there is:

Select Reason


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