12 CFR 1202.3 - What information can I obtain through FOIA?
(a) General. FHFA and FHFA-OIG prohibit employees from releasing or disclosing confidential or otherwise non-public information that FHFA or FHFA-OIG possesses, except as authorized by this regulation, by the Director of FHFA for FHFA records, or by the FHFA Inspector General for FHFA-OIG records, when the disclosure is necessary for the performance of official duties.
(b) Records. You may request that FHFA or FHFA-OIG disclose to you its records on a subject of interest to you. FOIA only requires the disclosure of records. It does not require FHFA or FHFA-OIG to create compilations of information or to provide narrative responses to questions or queries. Some information is exempt from disclosure.
(c) Reading rooms.
(1) FHFA maintains electronic and physical reading rooms. FHFA's physical reading room is located at 400 Seventh Street, SW., Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20024, and is open to the public by appointment from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each business day. For an appointment, contact the FOIA Officer by calling (202) 649-3803 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The electronic reading room is part of the FHFA Web site at http://www.fhfa.gov. FHFA-OIG also maintains electronic and physical reading rooms. FHFA-OIG's physical reading room is located at 400 Seventh Street, SW., Third Floor, Washington, DC 20024, and is open to the public by appointment from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each business day. For an appointment, contact FHFA-OIG by calling (202) 730-2824 or by e-mail at email@example.com The electronic reading room is part of the FHFA-OIG Web site at http://www.fhfaoig.gov.
(2) Each reading room has the following records created after November 1, 1996, by FHFA or its predecessor agencies, or by FHFA-OIG, and current indices to the following records created by FHFA or its predecessor agencies or FHFA-OIG before or after November 1, 1996:
(i) Final opinions or orders issued in adjudication;
(ii) Statements of policy and interpretation that are not published in the Federal Register;
(iii) Administrative staff manuals and instructions to staff that affect a member of the public and are not exempt from disclosure under FOIA; and
(iv) Copies of records released under FOIA that FHFA or FHFA-OIG determines have become or are likely to become the subject of subsequent requests for substantially similar records.