43 CFR 2.1 - What do the regulations cover?
(a) Subparts A through I of this part contain the rules that the Department follows in processing records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552.
(b) Definitions of terms used in Subparts A through I of this part are found at § 2.70.
(c) Subparts A through I of this part should be read in conjunction with the text of the FOIA and the OMB Fee Guidelines.
(d) The Department's FOIA Handbook and its attachments contain detailed information about Department procedures for making FOIA requests and descriptions of the types of records maintained by different Department bureaus or offices. This resource is available at http://www.doi.gov/foia/guidance.cfm.
(e) Requests made by individuals for records about themselves under the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, are processed under subparts A through I and subpart K of this part.
(f) Part 2 does not entitle any person to any service or to the disclosure of any record that is not required under the FOIA.
(g) Before you file a FOIA request, you are encouraged to review the Department's electronic FOIA libraries at http://www.doi.gov/foia/libraries.cfm. The material you seek may be immediately available electronically at no cost.