How to Make a FOIA Request
Freedom of Information Act Requests: The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows the public to request records maintained by any federal agency. Under FOIA, agencies are required to provide the requested records unless they are exempt from disclosure as defined in the Act.
To request records from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), individuals must submit a written request by mail, delivery service, courier, facsimile (fax), or e-mail. The request and the envelope, e-mail subject line, or facsimile cover sheet should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Request" or "FOIA Request."
- Requests submitted by e-mail must be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Requests submitted to any other e-mail address will not be accepted.
- Requests submitted by mail, delivery service, courier, or fax may be sent to either the National MSHA FOIA Officer or the appropriate MSHA FOIA Coordinator for the program office that maintains the records. Individuals with questions concerning their requests may contact the FOIA Coordinator to whom they sent their request or the MSHA FOIA Office at 202-693-9466 or MSHA.FOIA@dol.gov.
Click here for a listing of the MSHA program office contact information.
Submit a request to the National MSHA FOIA Officer:
U.S. Department of Labor - MSHA
201 12th Street South Room 5W231
Arlington, Virginia 22202-5450
Fax: 202- 693-9441