Frequent Questions

What if my needs are not met by any of the EPA public data access tools, i.e. ICIS, ECHO and OTIS? Can I FOIA the information?

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Title 5 of the United States Code, section 552, generally provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information. All agencies of the U.S. Government are required to disclose records upon receiving a written request, except those records that are protected from disclosure. The FOIA applies only to federal agencies and does not create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts, or by state or local government agencies. For more information on using FOIAs to obtain data and information from EPA, visit: http://www.epa.gov/FOIA
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