The Electronic Freedom of Information Act (E-FOIA) Amendments of 1996 required agencies to make the following categories of records available to the public on an ongoing basis through a Web page entitled “Electronic Reading Room”:(1) final opinions, including concurring and dissenting opinions as well as orders made in the adjudication of cases; (2) those statements of policy and interpretations that have been adopted by the agency and are not published in the Federal Register; (3) administrative staff manuals and instructions to staff that affect any member of the public; (4) copies of all records, regardless of form or format, that have been released to any person under FOIA and that, because of the nature of their subject matter, the agency determines have become or are likely to become the subject of subsequent request for substantially the same records; and (5) a general index of the records frequently requested records.
Only Reading Room records created on or after November 1, 1996 are required to be made available electronically. Other Reading Room Records maintained by the FRA can be accessed from the following conventional (paper) Reading Room:
DOT Dockets Office, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, , Room W12-140, Washington , DC 20590 ; Hours of operation: 9:00-5:00, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. To arrange access, telephone (202) 366-9322, (202) 366-9826 or (800) 647-5527. A computer terminal and printer are available at this location for accessing Electronic Reading Room records.
Frequently Requested Records