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Filing a FOIA Request

Before making a FOIA request, you can check to see if the information is already available. Accessing BPA records through these resources is faster, and always free. Many agency records are available:
If the records are not available, you can make a FOIA request at any time. Your FOIA request must be made in writing; we cannot accept records requests over the phone.

​To make a FOIA request, please visit and follow these instructions:

  1. Click on Start your request
  2. On the next screen, type bpa in the white search box and then click Search
  3. After Bonneville Power Administration’s information appears, click Start FOIA request
  4. On the next screen, complete steps 1 through 6, enter the required information, and then click Submit request