Sample FOIA Letter PO Box 752 Middle Island, NY 11953-0752 January 1, 2010 National Security Agency ATTN: FOIA Office (DJP4) 9800 Savage Road, STE 6248 Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755-6248 Dear FOIA Manager: Referencing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, I would like information regarding the following subject: [Insert subject here. If you know the titles of documents, time periods of emails, or anything helping to narrow the search, include them here.] [Optional: I would like the releasable files burned to a CD-ROM, if they are already electronic, to save your agency the cost of paper and shipping.] This request is for private, non-commercial use, so I ask that I be placed in the OTHER category of requestors (2 hours search and 100 pages free). I agree to pay reasonable search duplication fees for the processing of this request in an amount not to exceed $15.00. However, please notify me prior to your incurring any expenses in excess of that amount. If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all segregable portions of otherwise exempt material. I, of course, reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to deny a waiver of fees. I look forward to your reply within 20 business days, as the statue requires. Thank you for your assistance. Sincerely, Emmanuel Goldstein