What is FOIA? The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government.
How do I make a FOIA Request? To get information under the FOIA, typically you must make a “FOIA request.” This is a written request in which you describe the information you want in as much detail as possible. A FOIA request can be made for any agency record. You should be aware that the FOIA does not require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District to do research for you, analyze data, answer written questions, or create records in response to your request. Finally, you should know that FOIA requires that the Nashville District release certain information automatically, without the need for you to make a request. So, before you send in a FOIA request, it’s a good idea to look at our website first to see what’s already available. The FOIA allows fee charges based on the requester's category. There are three categories: commercial (pay search, review, and reproduction fees); educational, non-commercial scientific institution, and news media (pay reproduction fees; first 100 pages provided at no cost); and others (pay search and reproduction fees; first two hours search and 100 pages provided at no cost). Please refer to "A Citizen’s Guide To Request Army Records Under The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)" for more detailed information about the FOIA process.
Use the FOIA Request Form below to electronically make a request or mail us your FOIA request to:
USACE Nashville District Counsel
110 9th Avenue South Room A-440
Nashville, TN 37203