FOIA Request for An Electronic Copy of the Agency's NEISS Database.

Paul Gottinger filed this request with the Consumer Products Safety Commission of the United States of America.
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From: Paul Gottinger

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

An electronic copy of the agency's NEISS database. (This is a request for a copy of the database itself rather than for paper records. This will allow an independent analysis of the data. )

I am a career journalist with work that has appeared at The Daily Beast among other publications. I am willing to pay any reasonable expenses associated with this request, however, as the purpose of the requested disclosure is in full conformity with the statutory requirements for a waiver of fees, I formally request such a waiver.

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.


Paul Gottinger

From: Consumer Products Safety Commission

Hi Mr. Paul Gottinger,

The NEISS database is available online at the following link ->

Once you click on the link please note the section "Archived Annual NEISS data"

Data from 1998 to 2017 is available. 2018 will be available Spring of 2019.

Go ahead and pick the year and format that you are looking for.

Please let me know if this meets your needs.




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