If you want to make a request under the Privacy Act, please read How to submit a Privacy Act request
A valid request must meet the following minimum requirements:
1. The request must be submitted in writing, by fax or via internet on-line.
(a) Now you can use an On-Line Request Form.
(b) Verbal (telephone) requests will NOT be honored.
(c) Must clearly indicate that it is a request made under the Freedom of Information Act(Title 5 U.S.C 552) or the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552 a).
(d) Include your telephone number and complete postal service mailing address on your request.
2. Must contain a reasonable description of the particular records or documents requested to enable government personnel to locate or identify the particular records or documents with a reasonable amount of effort. Under the FOIA/PA, requestors must ask for specific records or documents rather than information. In addition, avoid structuring your request in such a way that requires a response to question(s). FOIA does not require agencies to answer questions creatively, venture opinions, or conduct independent inquiries to satisfy questions from the public.
3. Must contain a clear statement of the requestor's willingness to pay all assessable processing fees or those up to a specified amount. If the requester believes that fees should be waived, written justification must be provided. Requests for waiver of fees will be evaluated using established Fee Waiver Guidelines. Note: If your request contains the statement "We are willing to accept clearly releasable portions of the requested document(s)", you may receive a response in a few days rather than weeks. For example, a contract can be released immediately if the subcontractor plan is excluded. Privacy Act requests should have notarized signature of the requestor, or a valid picture identification should be presented when the information is received.
FOIA/PA requests submitted to NSWC Crane may be mailed to:
NSWC Crane Division
Code IG Bldg 3239
300 Highway 361
Crane IN 47522-5001
Inquiries regarding FOIA requests may be made by fax to (812) 854-4075 or by phone at (812) 854-5614. Our initial response to a request within 20 working days may not include responsive documents if content is protected by an exemption under Title 5 U.S.C 552. Release of documents may be denied or delayed several weeks for review by the initial denial authority Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington DC.
Note: Department of the Navy FOIA regulations are published in 32 CFR Part 701.