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Welcome to the FDIC's FOIA Service Center.  Here you can browse for a wealth of information about the operations and activities of the FDIC.  If you have already filed a FOIA request with us, you can check on the status of your request by calling the FDIC FOIA Service Center at (202) 898-7021.  The FOIA Service Center is open Monday through Friday, exclusive of Federal holidays, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

The information that follows is a sample of some of the information available from the FDIC's Web site.  We have also included our FOIA Guide, and other information to assist you.  Thank you for your interest in the FDIC.

Public Information

The FDIC's Web site is a storehouse of information and it is all available at your fingertips! The site contains consumer guides, research papers, statistics and data concerning the banking industry and economic trends, documents, and other information created or compiled by the FDIC. You can review the information on-line or download it for future use. You can use the Quick Links and Search the Site features at the top of each page, or do a full text search to locate the information you need.

Another place to begin is on the FDIC's Publications & Documents web page, where you can see a list of those documents available by mail or available for inspection and copying at our Washington, D.C. headquarters. You are also encouraged to review the records available in the Reading Room.

FDIC FOIA Information

FOIA is a federal statute ( 5 USC 552) which affords any person the right to obtain federal agency records unless the records (or a part of the records) are protected from disclosure by any of the nine exemptions contained in the law or by one of three special law enforcement record exclusions. The FDIC has issued Regulation 309.5 implementing the Freedom of Information Act.

If you have reviewed the public information available on the FDIC's web site and checked the information available through the Publications & Documents and Reading Room sections of the FDIC web site, but you still can't find what you are looking for, then you can consider filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

The FDIC's FOIA Guide: Gaining Access to FDIC Information and this web page will help you understand how the FOIA can be used to obtain records which are not otherwise readily available.

U.S. Department of Justice FOIA Reference Guide is another excellent reference for FOIA information.

Last Updated 10/27/2008 efoia@fdic.gov

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