TTB is a component of the Department of Treasury. TTB adheres to the policy and disclosure regulations of the Department of the Treasury (see 31 CFR Part 1, or as a PDF) to implement the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) uniformly and consistently and to provide maximum allowable disclosure of agency records upon request by any individual. Requests are processed within the time limits defined by the FOIA. Other than records that are fully disclosed, appeal rights are given to requesters seeking judicial review.
The Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. Sec. 552, as amended, requires federal agencies to give access to the public for non-public and non-published documents, after receiving a perfected written request. An agency can exclude certain categories of records from disclosure pursuant to nine exemptions and three exclusions contained in the statute.
Read the History of the Freedom of Information Act and TTB to see the development of this Act with its many amendments.
The Privacy Act, as amended, establishes certain controls over what personal information is collected by the federal government and how it is used. This law guarantees three primary rights:
In response to the President's Executive Order 13392 of December 14, 2005 (Improving Agency Disclosure of Information), the Department of the Treasury has designated Brodi Fontenot, Assistant Secretary for Management, as the Chief Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer.