Laws and Policies
Title 15 Code of Federal Regulations, Commerce and Foreign Trade.Part 4 - Disclosure of Government Information (link to the U.S. Government Printing Office Web site)
Executive Order 13392, Improving Agency Disclosure of Information PDF (link to the U.S. Government Printing Office Web site)
FOIA Updates (link to U.S. Department of Justice Web site)
Chief FOIA Officer Reports
Chief FOIA Officer's Report - March 2013 - pdf
Chief FOIA Officer's Report - March 2012 - pdf
Chief FOIA Officer's Report - March 2011 - pdf
Chief FOIA Officer's Report - March 2010 - pdf
Annual FOIA Report - FY 2013 - pdf
Annual FOIA Report - FY 2013 - xml
Annual FOIA Report - FY 2012 - pdf
Annual FOIA Report - FY 2012 - xml
Annual FOIA Report - FY 2011 - pdf
Annual FOIA Report - FY 2011 - xml
Annual FOIA Report - FY 2010 - pdf
Annual FOIA Report - FY2010 - xml
Annual FOIA Report - FY2009 - pdf
Annual FOIA Report - FY2009 - .xls
Annual FOIA Report - FY2009 - xml
Annual FOIA Report - 2008 - pdf
Annual FOIA Report - 2008 - .xls
FOIA Reports from Prior Years
Quarterly FOIA Report - FY 2013 Q1 - zip
Quarterly FOIA Report - FY 2013 Q2 - zip
Quarterly FOIA Report - FY 2013 Q3 - zip
Quarterly FOIA Report - FY 2013 Q4 - zip
Office of General Counsel- Use this Search page to locate final opinions online.
Final Opinions of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (link to the USPTO FOIA Reading Room)
Department of Commerce Policy Statements
Department Organization Orders (DOO's)
Department of Commerce Administrative Staff Manuals
Department Administrative Orders (DAO's)
Records and Forms
Frequently Requested Records
Department of Commerce Mission, Structure, and Statutory Authority
DOC Person Finder
Department of Commerce IT Investment Portfolio - Exhibit 53
Department of Commerce Information Technology Capital Asset Plan and Business Case Summaries (Exhibit 300s) - Publicly Releasable Version
Security and Prosperity Partnership of America (SPP)
Commerce Bank Card Listing
2008 Biological Opinion for the Federal Columbia River Power System and the September 15, 2009 Adaptive Management Implementation Plan for Columbia/Snake salmon.
Major Information Systems
Privacy Act System of Records - The Privacy Act Issuances site will provide Department of Commerce systems of records. This service is provided by the U.S. Government Printing Office to assist individuals requesting information about their records.
Government Information Locator Service (GILS) - GILS records identify public information resources within the Federal Government, describe the information available in these resources, and assist in obtaining the information.
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)- NTIS is the central source for U.S. Government scientific, technical, and business information. It is known as the government's central source for the sale of scientific, technical, engineering, and related business information produced by or for the U.S. government and complementary material from international sources.
Stat-USA Internet- Stat-USA/Internet, a service of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the site for the U.S. business, economic and trade community, providing authoritative information from the Federal government.
U.S. Superintendent of Documents - All documents at the U.S. Superintendent of Documents are shelved by government organization and not by subject matter. The documents include information about U.S. Government laws, regulations, statistics, maps, and bibliographies.
Federal Register - The Federal Register is the official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents.
Premium Class Travel Reports
Prior to and including FY10, federal agencies were only required to report first class travel in premium class travel reports to GSA. GSA began requiring agencies to report “other than coach-class” travel, which includes both first class and business class travel, which are represented in the FY11, FY12, and FY13 reports.
Portions of the reports have been partially withheld pursuant to FOIA Exemption (b)7(c), which exempts from disclosure records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes, specifically information that could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
FY 2013 First Class Travel Report
FY 2102 First Class Travel Report
FY 2011 First Class Travel Report
FY 2010 First Class Travel Report
FY 2009 First Class Travel Report
FY 2008 First Class Travel Report
Department of Commerce Selected Publications
Commerce Business Daily
Export America -- A federal source for your global business needs.
Census Economic Indicators Release Schedule: by Date. Source: Census
Census Bureau Publications
Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Source: NIST
NIST Recent General Publications
U.S. Industry & Trade Outlook -- Data and Analysis: Source: ITA
National Telecommunications & Information Administration: Reports, Filings and Related
Department Online Libraries
DOC Main Library
DOC Law Library
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Library
Federal Depository Libraries
Additional information on FOIA Web sites of Commerce Bureaus
The Department of Commerce has a decentralized system for handling FOIA requests. Some Commerce components maintain their own electronic reading rooms or provide links to their records on their FOIA Web sites: