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FOIA Requestor Service Center

 

FOIA Requestor Service Center

Marine Corps Installations East-Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
MCIEAST-MCB CAMP LEJEUNE FOIA Information

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was signed into law in 1966. The FOIA provides individuals with a statutory right of access to certain federal agency records. The FOIA requires agencies to disclose requested records unless they are protected from public disclosure by the FOIA. Congress included in the FOIA nine
exemptions and three law enforcement exclusions to protect important interests such as national security, personal privacy, privileged communications, and law enforcement                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ FOIA REQUESTER SERVICE CENTER
is a location where a FOIA requester has already submitted a FOIA request to one of the components serviced by MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ FOIA REQUESTER SERVICE CENTER to inquire about the component's processing of his/her FOIA request or to register a complaint about the component's processing.

USMC FOIA PUBLIC LIAISON is a location where a FOIA requester is dissatisfied with the FOIA REQUESTER SERVICE CENTER's assistance, he/she may then elevate his/her issue up to the USMC FOIA PUBLIC LIAISON.

MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ FOIA OFFICE is a location where a FOIA requester would submit a request dealing with MCIEAST and MCB Camp Lejeune issues. MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ FOIA OFFICE is also responsible for Partial and Full denials within MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ's area of responsibility.

 

MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ FOIA Requestor Service Center

Contact Information

Mailing Address:          
                                  
MCIEAST-MCB CAMP LEJEUNE
FOIA Requester Service Center
(Attn: FOIA Office)
PSC Box 20005            
Camp Lejeune, NC 28542-0005           
MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ FOIA Request Form 
Telephone number:                  
(910) 451-0600                    
        
Fax: 
(910) 451-1265           
  
E-mail address:         
FOIA.MCIEAST@USMC.MIL

To Submit a Request on FOIA Online please use the below link

FOIA online Website

1-Create an account

2-Log on as Guest (then make Agency Selection as follows)

3-Agency :  Department of the Navy

     Sub-Agency:  United States Marine Corps

                            Marine Corps Installations Command

                            Marine Corps Installations East-Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

                            Marine Corps Installations East-Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (General) 


Commands under MCIEAST FOIA Responsibility

  • Marine Corps Installations East-MCB Camp Lejeune   
  • Effective 25 April 2016, access to Building 1 will be restricted to personnel who work in the building and those personnel required to conduct business in the building.  Please use email, fax or FOIA Online to submit your requests to minimize foot traffic in Building 1 whenever possible.  If you have any questions, please call us at 451-0600.

  • Marine Corps Air Station New River
  • Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
  • Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
  • Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany
  • Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island


 Requests for Verification of Housing Related to Camp Lejeune Drinking Water

  • Please complete the entire form (to include signing the request)
  • Send it to our office either by email, mail or fax for processing
  • Make sure to submit relationship supporting documentation

Note: This agency has no affiliation with the Department of Veterans Administration who processes the claims for eligibility and health benefits in connection with " Camp Lejeune: Past Water Contamination".  Further information regarding this process may be obtained at http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/camp-lejeune/


FOIA Q&A

1- How long will my request take to be processed? All request will be processed in the order they are received. Processing of FOIA requests should be completed within 20 working days. Should a request require longer processing time, you will be notified.

2- Can my request be expedited?  Requests to expedite processing must show either imminent  threat to life or physical safety or an individual or urgency to inform the public concerning actual/alleged Federal Government activity.

USMC FOIA Handbook

WHAT IS FOIA?

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a Federal law that establishes the public’s right to request existing records from Federal government agencies.

WHO CAN FILE A FOIA REQUEST?

Any “person” can file a FOIA request, including U.S. citizens, foreign nationals, organizations, universities, businesses, and state and local governments.

ARE QUESTIONS ANSWERED UNDER THE FOIA?

The FOIA does not require Federal Agencies to answer questions, render opinions, or provide subjective evaluations. Requesters must ask for existing records.

HOW TO FILE A FOIA REQUEST.

Ensure that somewhere on your request it states that it is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Ensure that the request is signed by the person the request is concerning. In some cases the requestor may be 3rd party, ie: insurance agency, ensure that the person in whom the request is regarding signs the request.

Describe the specific records you are requesting in enough detail so that they can be located with a reasonable amount of effort. Generally, a record is reasonably described when the description contains sufficient file-related information (type of document, title, subject area, date of creating, originator, etc.); or the request contains enough event-related information (date of circumstances surrounding the event the record covers) to permit the conduct of an organized, non-random search.

Because most Marine Corps records are not retained permanently, the more information provided, the better opportunity there is to determine if the records would still exist and where. The FOIA clearly states that records must exist at the time the request is submitted to be considered.

Ensure you state your willingness to pay all fees or those up to a specified amount or provide a justification to support a fee waiver. Agreements to pay fees are considered to be up to $250.00, unless another amount is specified. Currently we charge search, review (for commercial requestors only), and duplicated costs. (The fee schedule is provided at enclosure (3) of Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5720.42F.) If you seek a fee waiver, provide a justification for such a waiver.

Ensure a complete postal service mailing address is provided on the request in which a response to a FOIA request can be received at.

Ensure the FOIA request has been signed by the requestor.

Filing an Official Complaint

FOIA requesters who have questions concerning the processing of their requests by any USMC component within our listed Area of Responsibility should contact this Center at (910) 451-0600. If you are not satisfied with the response received from this Center, you may contact the U.S. Marine Corps FOIA Public Liaison by telephone at (703) 614-4008 or by e-mail at smbusmcpublicliaison@usmc.mil.

 

USMC FOIA Public Liaison

USMC FOIA PUBLIC LIAISON is a location where a FOIA requester is dissatisfied with the FOIA REQUESTER SERVICE CENTER's assistance, he/she may then elevate his/her issue up to the USMC FOIA PUBLIC LIAISON.

Liaison Contact Information:  Phone:  (703) 614-4008/ E-mail: smbusmcpublicliaison@usmc.mil.

 

MCIEAST-MCB CAMP LEJEUNE FOIA Offices

MCIEAST-MCB CAMP LEJEUNE
Commanding General
(Attn: MCIEAST Adjutant/FOIA)
PSC Box 20005
Camp Lejeune, NC 28542-0005
Phone: (910) 451-0600
Fax: (910) 451-1265


MCAS New River
Commanding Officer
(Attn: Public Affairs/FOIA)
PSC Box 21002
Jacksonville, NC 28545
Phone: (910) 449-5435
Fax: (910) 449-5119


MCAS Beaufort
Commanding Officer
(Attn: Public Affairs/FOIA)
PO Box 55001
Beaufort, SC 29904-5001
Phone: (843) 228-7201
Fax: (843) 228-6005


MCAS Cherry Point
Commanding Officer
Joint Law Center (Attn: FOIA Coordinator)
PSC Box 8007
Cherry Point, NC 28533-0007
Phone: (252) 466-6871
Fax: (252) 466-3540


MCLB Albany
Commanding Officer
(Attn: Office of the SJA/FOIA)
814 Radford Blvd
Albany, GA 31704-1128
Phone: (229) 639-7117
Fax: (229) 639-6711


MCSF Blount Island
Commanding Officer
(Attn: Adjutant/FOIA)
5880 Channel View Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone: (904) 696-5033