FOIA Regulations and Guidelines for Requesters and Officers (Federal Aviation Administration)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

• The manual that this FOIA office uses to process FOIA requests, or, if no manual exists, other guiding documentation/protocols for processing Freedom of Information Requests.

• All guides to agency Freedom of Information Act request regulations (For reference, see the Department of Justice's Guidance on FOIA Regulations [­guidance/guidance­agency­foia­regulations] and the associated template [­agency­foia­regulations])

• All guidelines and regulations regarding the submission and processing of appeals, including but not limited to:
- ­ The appropriate person or position to whom an appeal should be submitted
­ - The appropriate address to which an appeal should be submitted
­ - Any appropriate fax numbers and email addresses available for the submission of appeals ­ All guidelines regarding the processing time and procedures for appeals
­- All rights related to the submission of appeals, including those related to appeal rights for constructive denial

If any responses include direction to an online location or similarly publicly-available material, please provide direct links or file downloads.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton


Good Morning,

Your FOIA request has been processed and assigned. Please see attached letter which includes your request number and FAA contact information should you want to check the status of your request. Thank you.

Elena Richardson | 202-267-8574 (direct)
FOIA Management Specialist
FOIA Program Management Branch, AFN-140


Good afternoon Ms. Lipton,

I have attached a copy of the FOIA manual that we have, and the FAA FOIA order can be found on the following link:

To file an appeal, you may do so by writing the Assistant Administrator for Finance and Management (AFN-140), Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591 or through electronic mail at:<>.

The appeal must be made in writing within 45 days from the date that the initial determination was made and must include all information and arguments relied upon. The appeal must also state that it is an "appeal" from the above described response of this request made under the FOIA and include you assigned FOIA control number. The envelope containing the appeal should be marked "FOIA", or the subject line of the email should read "FOIA".

Please let me know if you need anything else.

Thank you,

Kimberly McCormick
FOIA Management Specialist
Federal Aviation Administration
FOIA Program Management Branch (AFN-140)