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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY REQUIREMENTS
FOR A VALID FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA/PA) REQUEST

If you want to make a request under the Privacy Act, please read How to submit a Privacy Act request
Information which is frequently requested can be found at this website:
          http://www.crane.navy.mil/foia_pa/default.htm

A valid request must meet the following minimum requirements:
1. The request must be submitted in writing, by fax or via internet on-line.
(a) Now you can use an On-Line Request Form.

(b) Verbal (telephone) requests will NOT be honored.

(c) Must clearly indicate that it is a request made under the Freedom of Information Act
(Title 5 U.S.C 552) or the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552 a).

(d) Include your telephone number and complete postal service mailing address on your request.

2. Must contain a reasonable description of the particular records or documents requested to enable government personnel to locate or identify the particular records or documents with a reasonable amount of effort. Under the FOIA/PA, requestors must ask for specific records or documents rather than information. In addition, avoid structuring your request in such a way that requires a response to question(s). FOIA does not require agencies to answer questions creatively, venture opinions, or conduct independent inquiries to satisfy questions from the public.

3. Must contain a clear statement of the requestor's willingness to pay all assessable processing fees or those up to a specified amount. If the requester believes that fees should be waived, written justification must be provided. Requests for waiver of fees will be evaluated using established Fee Waiver Guidelines.

Note: If your request contains the statement "We are willing to accept clearly releasable portions of the requested document(s)", you may receive a response in a few days rather than weeks. For example, a contract can be released immediately if the subcontractor plan is excluded.

Privacy Act requests should have notarized signature of the requestor, or a valid picture identification should be presented when the information is received.

FOIA/PA requests submitted to Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center may be mailed to:

NAVSEA, CRANE DIVISION
CODE OCF BLDG. 64
300 HIGHWAY 361
CRANE IN 47522-5001

Inquiries regarding FOIA requests may be made by fax to (812) 854-5170 or by phone at (812) 854-1130.

This office does not have a large FOIA backlog and usually responds to a request within the 20 working days provided under the law.

Note: Department of the Navy FOIA regulations are published in 32 CFR Part 701.

Last Modified: June 25, 2001
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