Pt. 1285, App. A
Appendix A to Part 1285
—Gaining Access to DLA Records
The Defense Logistics Agency was established pursuant to authority vested in the Secretary of Defense and is an agency of DoD under the direction, authority, and control of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Production and Logistics) and is subject to DoD policies, directives, and instructions. DLA is made up of a headquarters and 22 Primary Level Field Activities (PLFA's). DLA does not have a central repository for its records. FOIA requests, therefore, should be addressed to the FOIA Office of the DLA activity that has custody of the record desired. In answering inquiries regarding FOIA requests, DLA personnel will assist requesters in determining the correct DLA activity to address their requests. If there is uncertainty as to the ownership of the DLA record desired, the requester may be referred to the FOIA manager of the DLA activity most likely to have the record or to HQ DLA-XAM.
II. Description of DLA's Central and Field Organization
A. HQ Defense Logistics Agency, Cameron Station, Alexandria, Virginia 22304-6100
The headquarters is organized by broad functional area and includes the following offices and directorates:
Office of the Director.
Executive Director, Contracting.
Executive Director, Supply Operations.
Executive Director, Technical and Logistics Services.
Executive Director, Contract Administration.
Executive Director, Quality Assurance.
Executive Director, Program and Technical Support.
Staff Director, Congressional Affairs.
Staff Director, Public Affairs.
Staff Director, Command Security.
Staff Director, Administration.
Staff Director, Civilian Personnel.
Staff Director, Contracting Integrity.
Staff Director, Military Personnel.
Staff Director, Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.
Staff Director, Installation Services and Environmental Protection.
Assistant Director, Information Systems and Technology.
Assistant Director, Policy and Plans.
B. The PLFA's.
The 22 PLFA's are organized into six supply centers, four depots, six service centers, and six contract districts.
1. Supply centers. The six supply centers are responsible for materiel management of assigned commodities and items of supply relating to food, clothing, textiles, medical, chemical, petroleum, industrial, construction, electronics, and general items of supply. The six supply centers are:
a. Defense Construction Supply Center (DCSC). Buys and manages construction materials, automotive, and construction equipment components, and many repair parts used by the Military Services and other Federal agencies. Manages items ranging from common commercial items such as lumber and plumbing accessories to complex repair parts for mechanical, construction, and automotive equipment, and for military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, combat vehicles, and missile systems.
b. Defense Electronics Supply Center (DESC). Responsible for the acquisition, management, and supply of more than one-half million electronic components such as resistors, capacitors, tubes, transformers, microcircuits, and components for various communications and weapons systems.
c. Defense Fuel Supply Center (DFSC). Serves as material manager for bulk petroleum and coal and is responsible for its worldwide supply, storage, and distribution.
d. Defense Industrial Supply Center (DISC). Buys and manages industrial items such as bearings, ferrous and nonferrous metals, electrical wire, gasket material, and certain mineral ores and precious metals.
e. Defense Personnel Support Center (DPSC). Buys and manages food, clothing, and medical supplies for all the armed services, some Federal agencies and authorized foreign governments.
f. Defense General Supply Center (DGSC). Buys and manages such categories of materials as electrical hardware, materials handling equipment, kitchen and laundry equipment, woodworking and metalworking machines, photographic supplies, and precision measuring instruments.
2. Depots. DLA depots are responsible for the receipt, storage, and distribution of DLA-managed materiel. The principal depots are:
Defense Distribution Region West (DDRW)
Defense Distribution Region East (DDRE)
Defense Depot Memphis (DDMT)
Defense Depot Ogden (DDOU)
3. Service centers. DLA operates six service centers which provide technical and logistics services. The service centers are:
a. Defense Logistics Services Center (DLSC). Responsible for maintenance of the Federal Supply Catalog System, including the development and dissemination of cataloging and item intelligence data to the Military Departments and other authorized customers.
b. Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS). The central clearinghouse for the reutilization, donation, sale, or disposal of DoD-owned excess property, including scrap and waste.
c. Defense Industrial Plant Equipment Center (DIPEC). Manages the reserve of DoD-owned industrial plant equipment. The center repairs, rebuilds, and updates equipment to avoid new procurement costs.
d. DLA Administrative Support Center (DASC). Provides general administrative support to designated DLA activities.
e. Defense National Stockpile Center (DNSC). Maintains the national reserve of strategic materials stored for use in event of war or other national emergency.
f. DLA Systems Automation Center (DSAC). Develops and maintains DLA's automated and computerized systems.
4. Contract districts. Six districts, each responsible for contracts covering a multistate or specialized area, administer materiel contracts after they are awarded by the military services, defense agencies, some civil agencies, and certain foreign governments. The districts are:
Defense Contract Management District Northeast (DCMDN).
Defense Contract Management District Mid Atlantic (DCMDM).
Defense Contract Management District North Central (DCMDC).
Defense Contract Management District South (DCMDS).
Defense Contract Management District West (DCMDW).
Defense Contract Management Command International (DCMCI).
III. Requester Requirements
A. Addressing Requests
Address requests to the DLA PLFA most likely to hold the records (see paragraph V of this appendix for mailing addresses of FOIA managers). If the PLFA is undeterminable, address requests to HQ DLA-XAM for proper routing. Requests must be in writing.
B. Description of Records.
Provide a reasonable description of the documents you are seeking. If you have detailed information which would help reduce the search time involved, please include it in your request. If you have a document which references the DLA record you seek, include a copy of that document.
C. Fees and fee waivers.
State your willingness to pay fees above the $15 automatic waiver or provide a justification for waiver of all or part of the costs. Waiver requests must address with specificity each of the fee waiver elements in part 286
, subpart F, of this title.
IV. Availability of DLA Publications
Unrestricted DLA regulations, manuals, and handbooks may be purchased from the DLA publications sales outlet. DLA Handbook 5025.1, Defense Logistics Agency Index of Publications, is published quarterly and may be used to help you identify publications of interest to you. Orders for this and other nonrestricted publications may be placed through DASC-PD, Cameron Station, Alexandria, VA 22304-6130. That office will advise you of cost before completing your order.
V. FOIA Mailing Addresses
HQ Defense Logistics Agency, Attn: HQ DLA-XAM, Cameron Station, Alexandria, VA 22304-6100.
Defense Construction Supply Center, Attn: DCSC-WXA, 3990 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43216-5000.
Defense Electronics Supply Center, Attn: DESC-WXA, 1507 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, OH 45444-5252.
Defense Fuel Supply Center, Attn: DFSC-DB, Cameron Station, Alexandria, VA 22304-6160.
Defense General Supply Center, Attn: DGSC-DB, Richmond, VA 23297-5000.
Defense Industrial Supply Center, Attn: DISC-PPR, 700 Robbins Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111-5096.
Defense Personnel Support Center, Attn: DPSC-WXA, 2800 South 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19101-8419.
Defense Distribution Region East, Attn: DDRE-WX, New Cumberland, PA 17070-5001.
Defense Depot Memphis, Attn: DDMT-WX, 2163 Airways Blvd., Memphis, TN 38114-5000.
Defense Depot Ogden, Attn: DDOU-G, 800 West 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84407-5000.
Defense Distribution Region West, Attn: DDRW-WX, Tracy, California 95376-5000.
Defense National Stockpile Center Attn: DNSC-L, 1745 Jefferson Davis Highway, Crystal Square No. 4, suite 100, Arlington, VA 22202-3402.
Defense Industrial Plant Equipment Center, Attn: DIPEC-LP, 2163 Airways Blvd., Memphis, TN 38114-5051.
Defense Logistics Services Center, Attn: DLSC-WXA, 74 N. Washington Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017-3084.
Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service, c/o Defense Logistics Services Center, Attn: CLSC-WXA, 74 N. Washington Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017-3084.
DLA Systems Automation Center, Attn: DSAC-E, P.O. Box 1605, Columbus, OH 43216-5002.
DLA Administrative Support Center, Attn: DASC-RA, Cameron Station, Alexandria, VA 22304-6130.
Defense Contract Management District South, Attn: DCMDS-W, 805 Walker Street, Marietta, Georgia 30060-2789.
Defense Contract Management District Northeast, Attn: DCMDN-WX, 495 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210-2184.
Defense Contract Management District North Central, Attn: DCMDC-WX, O'Hare International Airport, P.O. Box 66926, Chicago, Il 60666-0926.
Defense Contract Management District West, Attn: DCMDW-WXA, 222 N. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245-4320.
Defense Contract Management District Mid Atlantic, Attn: DCMDM-RW, 2800 S. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19101-7478.
Defense Contract Management Command International, Attn: DCMCI-MBW, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-5000.