EPA Part 2 Section 100
TITLE 40--PROTECTION OF ENVIRONMENT
CHAPTER I--ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
PART 2--PUBLIC INFORMATION--Table of Contents
Subpart A--Procedures for Disclosure of Records Under the Freedom
of Information Act
Sec. 2.100 General provisions.
(a) This subpart contains the rules that the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) follows in processing requests for
records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552. The
Agency also has rules that it follows in processing Freedom of
Information (FOI) requests for records submitted to it as Confidential
Business Information (CBI). Such records are covered in subpart B of
this part. Requests made by individuals for records about themselves
under the Privacy Act of 1974 which are processed under 40 CFR part 16,
will also be treated as FOIA requests under this subpart. This ensures
that the requestor has access to all responsive records. Information
routinely provided to the public as part of a regular EPA activity may
be provided to the public without following this subpart.
(b) When documents responsive to a request are maintained for
distribution by agencies operating statutory-based fee schedule
programs, such as, but not limited to, the Government Printing Office
or the National Technical Information Service, EPA will inform the
requester of the steps necessary to obtain records from these sources.