- Frequently Requested FOIA Documents
- Electronic Reading Room
- Privacy Impact Assessments
- Privacy Act: Implementation – Final Rule
- 2015 Privacy Act – System of Records Notice (SORN)
- Records Control Schedules
- Executive Order 13392
- FOIA Annual Report
- FOIA Chief Information Officer Reports
- Treasury FOIA Regulations, 31 CFR Part 1, Subpart A
Tools & Guides
- Making a Perfected FOIA Request
- Making a Perfected Privacy Act Request
- FOIA Fee Schedule
- FOIA Logs
- FOIA FAQs
Freedom of Information at TTB
The Freedom of Information Act
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
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:
- The right to see records about oneself, subject to the Privacy Act's exemptions.
- The right to amend a nonexempt record if it is inaccurate, irrelevant, untimely, or incomplete.
- The right to sue the government for violations of the statute, such as permitting unauthorized individuals to read your records.
Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer
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.