Electronic Library (Formerly e-Reading Room)

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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 Reports

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 Reports

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

Final Opinions

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

Records Management

Forms Management

Frequently Requested Records

Secretary Speeches

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:

Office of Privacy and Open Government
Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

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Page last updated:March 18, 2014