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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:

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a copy of the following documents be provided to me:
documents containing the following information be provided to me:
all documents containing information regarding the following topic be provided to me:

Describe the records you are requesting: 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)

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

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a representative of the news media affiliated with and this request is made as part of a news gathering effort and not for commercial use.
affiliated with an educational or noncommercial scientific institution, and this request is made for a scholarly or scientific purpose and not for commercial use.
an individual seeking information for personal use and not for commercial use.
affiliated with a private corporation and am seeking information for use in the company's business.

(Fee/Waiver - Select one of these. You must indicate your willingness to pay all fees or those up to a specified amount or 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 search, review (for commercial requesters only), and duplication costs. The fee schedule is provided at enclosure (3) of SECNAVINST 5720.42F.)
I am willing to pay fees for this request up to a maximum of $. If you estimate that the fees will exceed this limit, please inform me first.
I request a waiver of all fees for this request. 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.

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Thank you for your consideration of my request.


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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 the DON'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. Requests that are transferred, receive a no records response, or granted in full 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.

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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.

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