Regulations last checked for updates: Jun 17, 2024

Title 39 - Postal Service last revised: Apr 01, 2024
§ 3006.40 - Hard copy requests for records and for expedited processing.

(a) A hard copy request for records must:

(1) Be in writing;

(2) Include the name and address of the requester;

(3) Reasonably describe the records sought;

(4) Include a daytime telephone number;

(5) Be clearly identified as “Freedom of Information Act Request” both in the text of the request and on the envelope;

(6) Identify the request category under § 3006.51; and

(7) Be submitted to the Commission at the offices of the Commission (901 New York Avenue NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20268-0001).

(b) Expedited processing. A person demonstrating a compelling need as defined in 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(6)(E)(v) may request expedited processing at the time of an initial request (or appeal) or at a later time. In addition to the requirements in paragraph (a) of this section, an expedited request for records must:

(1) Demonstrate a compelling need as defined in 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(6)(E)(v);

(2) Be clearly identified as “Expedited Freedom of Information Act Request” both in the text of the request and on the envelope; and

(3) Certify the statement of compelling need to be true and correct to the best of the requester's knowledge and belief. At its discretion, the Commission may waive the requirement for certification.

[74 FR 57256, Nov. 5, 2009, as amended at 84 FR 53056, Oct. 4, 2019; 85 FR 9617, Feb. 19, 2020]
source: 74 FR 57256, Nov. 5, 2009, unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 85 FR 9615, Feb. 19, 2020.
cite as: 39 CFR 3006.40