The National Capital Planning Commission welcomes public involvement in all projects it reviews and undertakes. NCPC's monthly Commission meetings are open to the public and the agency makes information available throughout its website, in the monthly list of Commission agenda items and e-newsletters, in Quarterly newsletters, special notices, and in the agency's Annual Report. Please contact us to join the agency's mailing list.
Access to Certain Records without a FOIA Request
NCPC routinely and promptly responds to informal requests from persons interested in reviewing a wide variety of agency documents. Materials such as project submissions and files, staff analyses and recommendations on projects, Commission meeting transcripts, and correspondence are available by calling the Commission's Office of the Secretariat at 202-482-7200. In addition, informal requests for information may be made through NCPC's information line.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Procedures
The public is welcome to submit requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). NCPC addresses FOIA requests according to regulations issued to implement the Act. The regulations are available at 1 Code of Federal Regulations §456 and can be accessed at http://www.access.gpo.gov.
Please address any FOIA request to: National Capital Planning Commission, 401 9th Street, NW, North Lobby, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20004, Attn: Chief FOIA Officer. NCPC’s Chief FOIA officer is: Anne Schuyler, General Counsel.
FOIA requests may also be submitted by email or fax to the attention of the Chief FOIA Officer. Email requests should be sent to Anne Schuyler and marked "FOIA Request" on the subject line. Send your fax to 202-482-7272.
NCPC has established a FOIA Requester Service Center. The Center will answer questions from FOIA requesters about the status of a FOIA request and appropriate information regarding the agency’s FOIA response. NCPC assigns a tracking number to each request and will notify a requester of the tracking number if NCPC has not responded to the request within 10 days. NCPC’s FOIA Center may be contacted by contacting Marcella Brown at 202-482-7227.
NCPC’s Public Liaison for FOIA is Deborah Young, Secretariat. The Public Liaison may be reached by phone at 202-482-7228, or by email. A FOIA requester may raise concerns with the Public Liaison about the service the FOIA requester has received from the Center.
Freedom of Information Act Resources
The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Information and Privacy provides guidelines for all federal agencies, including the National Capital Planning Commission. This Office has a helpful website http://www.usdoj.gov/oip/04_7.html that includes the following guides:
Electronic Reading Room
NCPC’s website also serves as the agency’s Electronic Reading Room and it provides links to useful documents. Some of the documents that may be found on the website include:
NCPC Submission Guidelines
Public Reading Room
NCPC maintains a public reading room where researchers, journalists, interested parties, and the public may review public materials including documents that the FOIA requires to be made regularly available for public inspection and copying. The materials available include library books, paper files, and an electronic database.
Material in the public reading room may be reviewed by appointment by contacting Marcella Brown, Information Resources Specialist, at 202-482-7200. Photocopies of documents in the public reading room may be ordered for a fee.2008 FOIA Report
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