The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), enacted in 1966 (5 U.S.C. § 552; implemented by DOE regulations at 10 C.F.R. §1004), allows individuals to obtain documents in the possession and control of agencies within the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.

FOIA requests require Southwestern to conduct a search of existing documents to determine whether any are responsive to the request. Southwestern is not required to create a document in order to respond to a FOIA request or to answer questions posed under FOIA requests.

FOIA Request Guidelines

  • Requests must be in writing
  • Requests must be identified as a "Freedom of Information Act Request"
  • Requests must contain a reasonable description of the document(s) sought
  • Requests must include an assurance to pay search and/or duplication fees
  • Requests must include the search term "SWPA” in the Description field

Additional Information

As much information as possible should be provided about the documents sought. Southwestern’s FOIA Officer will contact you to narrow the scope of your request if it is considered too vague or burdensome to process. Generally, any FOIA request that meets the basic requirements will be responded to within 20 working days. To submit a FOIA request, please fill out the FOIA Request Form (include the term "SWPA" in the form).  

 

SWPA FOIA Officer
Rosa Gonzalez-Smith
Phone: 918-595-6605
foia@swpa.gov

SWPA FOIA Public Liaison
Joshua Williams
Phone: 918-595-6609

SWPA Privacy Act Officer
Lona Smith
Phone: 918-595-6649

Mailing Address: 
Southwestern Power Administration
One West Third Street, Suite 1500
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103-3502
Phone: 918-595-6600
Fax: 918-595-6755

Email Contact: foia@swpa.gov