After a decade, FOIAonline is shutting down. What’s next for FOIA requestors?


For more than a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency hosted a portal for Freedom of Information Act requests used by dozens of federal agencies. The site,, has been the key hub many journalists, academics, activists and the general public use to request and access public records.

But on Sept. 30, FOIAonline will stop accepting new FOIA registrations and requests and begin the process of shutting down. The site’s administrators will work with partner agencies to migrate existing data and pending requests to each agency’s website, according to a “Frequently Asked Questions” document published on the site.

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