FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) office and employees at the 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 FOIA@wapa.gov, or through the government-wide portal at https://www.foia.gov.
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.
- What is the Freedom of Information Act? (PDF 29 kb)
- Public Handbook for Gaining Access to Information (PDF 12 kb)
- FOIA Requester Service Centers, FOIA Public Liaisons and FOIA Officers
To request a document under the FOIA, please submit requests through WAPA’s FOIA email address at FOIA@wapa.gov, or through the government-wide portal at www.foia.gov. 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