Freedom of Information & Privacy Act

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NOTE: Required responses are in red, boldface and italics.

Requests for personal information require a signature and can not be processed through this online form. Instead, please follow the Privacy Act request instructions. (Personal information includes, but is not limited to, information about current or former service members and employees of the Department of the Navy.)

Dear FOIA Officer:

This is a request filed under the Freedom of Information Act. I request:

A. Tell what kind of record(s) you are requesting. Select one. (Required)


B. : Describe the specific record(s) you seek with enough detail so that a knowledgeable official of the activity may locate the record with a reasonable amount of effort. Such detail should include descriptive information, time-frame to be searched, etc. Because most Navy records are not retained permanently, the more information provided, the better opportunity there is to determine if the records would still exist and where. The FOIA clearly states that records must exist at the time the request is submitted to be considered. (Required)

The records description area is limited to 800 characters.

In order to help to determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am:

C. Select one of the following relative to the request. (Required)

and this request is made as part of a news gathering effort and not for commercial use.
, and this request is made for a scholarly or scientific purpose and not for commercial use.
seeking information for personal use and not for commercial use.
affiliated with a and am seeking information for use in the company's business.

Fee/Waiver - You must indicate your willingness to pay either all fees, or up to a specified amount in a declared fee category, or alternatively, provide a justification to support a fee waiver. Agreements to pay fees are considered to be up to $250, unless another amount is specified. Currently we charge for search, and duplication. Commercial requesters must also pay for FOIA review.

for this request up to a maximum of $. If you estimate that the fees will exceed this limit, please inform me first.
Disclosure of the requested information to me is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of the government and is not primarily in my commercial interest.

: If you requested a fee waiver, explain why it is justified. Please hit return/enter at the end of each line.

The Fee/Waiver Justification area is limited to 800 characters.

Thank you for your consideration of my request.




How to Contact You: Our form does not automatically collect your e-mail address. You must either include your e-mail address or a mailing address, if you wish to receive a response from us.









AUTHORITY: 5 U.S.C. 301, Departmental Regulations and 5 U.S.C. 552, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

PURPOSE: To allow individuals to file electronic FOIA requests; to track all FOIA requests from receipt to response to compile statistics for the Annual FOIA Report; to research and respond to FOIA requests; to maintain case files to comply with records disposal requirements; and to maintain an administrative record to support any litigation.

ROUTINE USE: Requests are received in MSC's PA/FOIA Policy Branch, assigned a case number, filed in a case file, and routed to the appropriate office/organization for research and response. Where requests that are transferred, receive a no records response, or granted in full, they are retained for 2 years and then destroyed. Requests that are denied in whole or in part are retained for 6 years and then destroyed.

DISCLOSURE: Voluntary. We seek your full name and postal mailing address so we may mail a response to you. Failure to provide this information may result in your request not being processed (this page does not capture email addresses).

We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us. If you choose to submit an online feedback form, your message may be answered directly by the FOIA Office or referred to other Government agencies, Department of Defense components, or Department of the Navy activities for reference or action.

Information collected by this form is also used for trend analysis and may be shared with law enforcement personnel. Information submitted may be retained indefinitely.

Comments or Questions can be directed to: Coordinator, Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Program, Military Sealift Command. Phone: (202) 685-5156.