The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) office and employees at t​he Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) are continuing to process FOIA requests to the best of their ability


​during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, due to limited access to some records, processing times may be affected. We may not receive FOIA requests sent by U.S. mail, overnight mail services, or facsimile in a timely manner. We recommend requesters submit requests through WAPA’s FOIA email address at, or through the government-wide portal at https://w​​



​The Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552, which was enacted in 1966 and took effect July 4, 1967 provides that any person has a right to obtain access to agency records.

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.

To request a document under the FOIA, please submit requests through WAPA’s FOIA email address at, or through the government-wide portal at  Requests may also be sent via fax to 720-962-7009, or send a request by regular mail to: Western Area Power Administration, FOIA Officer – A0200, P.O. Box 281213, Lakewood, CO 80228.

​For additional information, call 720-962-7010​.​​


Last modified on October 13th, 2023