FOIA Request Form

All FOIA requests must be submitted to the FMSHRC FOIA Office at the contact information provided below.  To ensure prompt handling and processing of your FOIA request, please use the FOIA Request Form provided below and email or fax your form to the email address and fax number listed below.  

Alternatively, requesters may submit a request through the government wide FOIA request portal.


Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
FOIA Office
1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 520N
Washington, D.C.  20004-1710
Telephone:  (202) 434-9935
Fax:  (202) 434-9944


ALERT:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission as effectively and efficiently as possible while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response (including requested records) to your FOIA request or appeal.  We will be able to acknowledge requests made electronically more quickly than by mail.  You may reach out to our Chief FOIA Officer and FOIA Public Liaison if you have any questions about your request.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.