The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information. Like all federal agencies, the Department of Labor (DOL) is required to disclose records requested in writing by any person. However, agencies may withhold information pursuant to nine exemptions and three exclusions contained in the statute. FOIA applies only to federal agencies and does not create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts, or by state or local government agencies.
In an effort to assist the public, below are "quick links" to specific FOIA-related information. Please use the link below if you are unsure of how to make a FOIA request. We encourage the public to explore MSHA and DOL Web sites or use our search engine to see if the information you seek is already available to the public via the Web. The MSHA website has specific topic subheadings found on the left-hand and right-hand sides of the front page to the site that contains useful public information.
|MSHA FOIA Information
|Administrative Staff Manuals and instructions to staff that affect a member of the public.|
|Opinions and Orders made in the adjudication of cases|
|Statements of Policy and Interpretations adopted by the agency and not published in the Federal Register|
|Hot FOIAs and Frequently Requested Reports|
|Office of Accountability Audits|
Other FOIA Resources
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