Part 5 - FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REGULATIONS  


Subpart A — General Information About Freedom of Information Act Requests
§ 5.1 Purpose.
§ 5.2 Presumption of openness and proactive disclosures.
§ 5.3 Definitions.
§ 5.4 Regulatory scope.
§ 5.5 Interrelationship between the FOIA and the Privacy Act of 1974.
Subpart B—How to Request Records under FOIA
§ 5.21 Who can file a FOIA request?
§ 5.22 What do I include in my FOIA request?
§ 5.23 Where do I send my FOIA request?
§ 5.24 How does HHS process my FOIA request?
§ 5.25 How does HHS handle requests that involve more than one OpDiv, StaffDiv, or Federal agency?
§ 5.26 How does HHS determine estimated completion dates for FOIA requests?
§ 5.27 How do I request expedited processing?
§ 5.28 How does HHS respond to my request?
§ 5.29 How may I request assistance with the FOIA process?
Subpart C—Exemptions to Disclosure
§ 5.31 What are the reasons records may be withheld?
§ 5.32 Records not subject to the requirements of the FOIA—law enforcement exclusions.
§ 5.33 Denial of requests.
§ 5.34 Appeal of denials.
§ 5.35 Time limits.
Subpart D—Confidential Commercial Information
§ 5.41 How does a submitter identify records containing confidential commercial information?
§ 5.42 How does HHS process FOIA requests for confidential commercial information?
§ 5.43 Fee schedule.
§ 5.44 Procedures for assessing and collecting fees.
§ 5.45 Waiver or reduction of fees.
Subpart E—Fees
§ 5.51 General information on fees for all FOIA requests.
§ 5.52 What is the FOIA fee schedule for obtaining records?
§ 5.53 How does HHS calculate FOIA fees for different categories of requesters?
§ 5.54 How may I request a fee waiver?
Subpart F—Appeals
§ 5.61 When may I appeal HHS's FOIA determination?
§ 5.62 How do I file an appeal?
§ 5.63 How does HHS process appeals?
§ 5.64 What avenues are available to me if I disagree with HHS's appeal decision?
§ 5.65 Exemption four: Trade secrets and confidential commercial or financial information.
§ 5.66 Exemption five: Internal memoranda.
§ 5.67 Exemption six: Clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
§ 5.68 Exemption seven: Law enforcement.
§ 5.69 Exemptions 8 and 9: Records on financial institutions; records on wells.
Subpart G—Records Retention
§ 5.71 How does HHS retain FOIA records?