FOIA Post (2009): Procedure for Ordering Copies

May 18, 2009

FOIA Post

2009 Department of Justice Guide to the Freedom of Information Act

Procedure for Ordering Copies

The Office of Information Policy is planning to publish the 2009 edition of the Department of Justice Guide to the Freedom of Information Act through the Government Printing Office (GPO) in June.

The 2009 Guide will contain detailed discussions of the FOIA's exemptions, as well as its procedural requirements, and FOIA litigation considerations. The 2009 Guide will also discuss proactive disclosures, FOIA fees and fee waivers, exclusions, discretionary disclosures and waiver, FOIA attorney fees, and reverse FOIA cases.

If your agency would like to have multiple copies of this publication, you may obtain them at the original printing cost by "riding" the Department of Justice's GPO requisition order. All federal department and agencies will have to make individual requisition arrangements with GPO using Standard Form One (SF-1). Department of Justice components must submit Form DOJ-2 to DOJ's Printing Office.

To do so, each agency should determine how many copies it will want at the "rider" price (expected to be approximately $3.00 per copy) and make arrangements with its printing officer to place each agency's order by no later than June 15. Offices outside the Washington, D.C. area should contact their printing or publication officer in Washington, D.C. for their proper billing codes.

The GPO requisition number for the Department of Justice Guide to the Freedom of Information Act is 9-05246.

The Office of Information Policy will send one courtesy copy of the Guide to the Chief FOIA Officer and principal FOIA contact at each agency.

If an agency does not ride the Department of Justice's requisition order it can purchase the book at the full price through GPO's bookstore. The Guide will also be posted electronically on the Department of Justice website.

OIP's publications editor, Bertina Adams Cleveland, is available to answer any question regarding this at (202) 616-5456. (posted 5/18/2009)

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