FOIA requesters may appeal the denial of information within 90 calendar days of the date of the response from the agency. The appeal should include a copy of the original request, the FOIA response, and a statement of the reasons why you consider the Department made the determination in error.
You may submit you appeal by one of four ways.
Assistant General Counsel for Litigation
Employment and Oversight
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20230
Clearly mark “Freedom of Information Act Appeal” on the facsimile cover sheet, in the e-mail subject line, or on both the appeal letter and envelope. The Department does not provide an opportunity for personal appearance, oral argument, or hearing of an appeal.