USGS Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office

E-Libraries

FOIA amendments signed into law in 1994 added a requirement that agencies must establish an Electronic FOIA (EFOIA) Reading Room. The EFOIA Reading Room contains such materials as certain agency manuals, specific agency policy statements, and opinions developed in the adjudication of cases.

NOTICE:  USGS strives to provide equal access to information and data to people with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  Not all of the documents on this page are fully Section 508 compliant.  If you have problems with any of the documents on this page and need assistance, please contact the FOIA Office at (443) 498-5521.

USGS Survey Manual - contains the core chapters of USGS policies and procedures, a table of contents, an index, a checklist, handbooks and current Instructional Memoranda, which are interim policies.

Guidelines for Ensuring the Quality of Information Disseminated to the Public

Instructional Memoranda

Statistics and updates on the DOI FOIA program in the annualquarterly, and Chief FOIA Officer Reports

DOI and DOI Bureaus' eLibraries

FOIA Documents