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Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA)


Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): the public has the right to access to federal agency records.  Records will be made available consistent with applicable laws and regulations.  Information will only be withheld from the public if authorized by FOIA 5 U.S.C. § 552, Privacy Act 5 U.S.C. § 552a, DoD FOIA DoDM 5400.07, SECNAVINST 5720.42G  or other statutory or regulatory authority.

Naval Safety Command FOIA Service Center:

Commander, Naval Safety Command
ATTN: Code 03
375 A Street
Norfolk, VA 23511-4399
Commercial:  757-444-3520 Ext: 6055
Fax: 757-445-9125
Group Email: SAFE-FOIA@navy.mil

FOIA Coordinator: Chris Callen, Esq.

Records Maintained by the Naval Safety Command (NSC):

The Naval Safety Command (NSC) is the custodian and designated release authority for all Safety Investigation Report (SIR) involving the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps which were conducted pursuant to OPNAVINST 3750.6S and OPNAVINST 5102.1D.

How to submit a Request:

FOIA requests to the Naval Safety Command may be submitted in writing, by facsimile, e-mail, or electronic form. Please clearly mark the mailing envelope, facsimile, or e-mail “Freedom of Information Act Request”.
Minimum Requirements for (written and electronic FOIA requests):

  • Request must be in writing pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act. 
  • A detailed description of the requested information ie. (type of incident (plane crash, collision at sea, etc.); date or time frame of the incident; geographic location of the mishap (specifically as possible, if known); and any additional information (bureau number, name of command, type of aircraft, etc.)
  • Agreement to pay fees or ask for a fee waiver pursuant to 32 C.F.R. § 286 and OMB guidelines
  • Your contact information (Mailing address, phone number, and email address)
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Contact Info: 757-444-3520 Ext: 6055 | POC: SAFE-FOIA@navy.mil