|The FOIA is found in Title 5 of the United States Code, Section 552.
FOIA was enacted in 1966 and gives any person the right to request access to
almost any federal agency record, except those protected from disclosure by
legal exemptions and exclusions (e.g., classified national security, business
proprietary, personal privacy, and investigative documents.)
2, 1996, President Clinton signed into law the Electronic Freedom of
Information Act Amendments of 1996 (E-FOIA). E-FOIA will make it possible for
individuals to have electronic access to certain USDA information without
making a formal FOIA request.
The following links provide additional information on the FOIA: