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FOIA Reading Room

Welcome to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Electronic Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Reading Room.

The FOIA Electronic Reading Room contains documents specifically identified for inclusion by the FOIA statute, as well as records that have generated significant public interest.

  • APHIS maintains an electronic reading room only. If you should need assistance using the APHIS Electronic Reading Room, you may contact the FOIA Office at 301-851-4102. 

FOIA-Processed Documents

Documents in this category have been disclosed, in full or with redactions, pursuant to previous FOIA requests.  In addition to posting what are commonly referred to as “frequently requested records,” or those which have been released three or more times to FOIA requesters, APHIS also posts other FOIA-processed documents which are likely to be of interest to the public.

Operational Documents

Documents in this category include policy statements, staff manuals and instructions, final opinions and orders, and other helpful records that are available without making a FOIA request.  The proactive disclosure of these records allows you to instantly access information related to APHIS operations.

      FOIA Guidance and Resources 

      APHIS Policy Manuals, Opinions, Reports and Directives

      Congressional Reports and Testimony

      Animal Health 

      Animal Welfare


      Plant Health

      Wildlife Damage

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