FAQs: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal law that gives the public the right to make requests for federal agency records. The regulation provides information on the agency records that are subject to disclosure, outlines mandatory disclosure procedures, and grants nine exemptions to the statute. NIOSH is required to make requested records available unless the records are protected from disclosure by certain FOIA exemptions.

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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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