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Outage Notice

FOIA and CEII online applications will be unavailable from Friday, April 25, 5:00 PM ET Through Monday, April 28, 7:00 AM ET.


Electronic CEII Request Form
File your CEII requests on-line by:

I. CEII Defined
CEII is specific engineering, vulnerability, or detailed design information about proposed or existing critical infrastructure (physical or virtual) that:

  1. Relates details about the production, generation, transmission, or distribution of energy;
  2. Could be useful to a person planning an attack on critical infrastructure;
  3. Is exempt from mandatory disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act; and
  4. Gives strategic information beyond the location of the critical infrastructure.

II. Helpful Resources
In order to familiarize yourself with the Commission's policy regarding Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) , please read the Commission's rulemakings: Order Nos. 702, 630, 630-A, 643, 649 and 683 under our CEII Regulations section.

You may also find our CEII Related Document Classes Table a useful aid in your inquiry.

III. CEII Requests & Exemptions
Visit our Help section to learn how to File a CEII Request.

An Owner/operator of a facility, including employees and officers of the owner/operator, may obtain CEII relating to its own facility directly from Commission staff. Non-employee agents of an owner/operator of such facility may obtain CEII relating to the owner/operator's facility in the same manner as owner/operators as long as they present written authorization from the owner/operator to obtain such information. 388.113(d) External

IV. Fees
Fees for records not available through the Public Reference Room (FOIA or CEII requests)

The cost of duplication of records not available in the Public Reference Room will depend on the number of documents requested, the time necessary to locate the documents requested, and the category of the persons requesting the records. The procedures for appeal of requests for fee waiver or reduction are set forth in 18 CFR 388.110 External.

For more information on potential fees for FOIA and CEII requests, please view 18 CFR 388.109 External.

Once a CEII requester has been verified by Commission staff as a legitimate requester who does not pose a security risk, his or her verification will be valid for the remainder of that calendar year. Such a requester is not required to provide detailed information about him or herself with subsequent requests during the calendar year. He or she is also not required to file a non-disclosure agreement with subsequent requests during the calendar year because the original non-disclosure agreement will apply to all subsequent releases of CEII.

V. Annual Filing
Once a CEII requester has been verified by Commission staff as a legitimate requester who does not pose a security risk, his or her verification will be valid for the remainder of that calendar year. Such a requester is not required to provide detailed information about him or herself with subsequent requests during the calendar year. He or she is also not required to file a non-disclosure agreement with subsequent requests during the calendar year because the original non-disclosure agreement will apply to all subsequent releases of CEII.

VI. Organizational Requests
A requester who seeks the information on behalf of all employees of an organization should clearly state that the information is sought for the organization, that the requester is authorized to seek the information on behalf of the organization, and that all the requesters agree to be bound by
a non-disclosure agreement that must be executed by and will be applied to all individuals who have access to the CEII.

 
CONTACT
Toyia Johnson, FOIA Public Liaison
Office of External Affairs
Telephone: 202-502-6088
FAX: 202-208-2106
Email: foia-ceii@ferc.gov
 
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Updated: April 24, 2014