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What kind of records do I need to keep? Does it make a difference which organization in MSHA I work for?

FOIA procedures apply to everyone who handles FOIA requests in MSHA. You must always keep a hard copy of the original FOIA request and any amendments to that request.  Additionally, you should maintain the following information in your FOIA file:

  • Copies of all documents that are withheld in full;
  • Sanitized and unsanitized copies of documents that are being withheld in part; and
  • Copies of documents that are being released in full.