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Does a request for information have to state the words "Freedom of Information Act"?

No. The regulations specify that a person is not required to title a request for government records a "FOIA request." MSHA should use sound administrative discretion when determining the nature of the request. For example, a first-party access request that cites only the Privacy Act of 1974 should be processed under both that statute and under the FOIA. 

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