How are FOIA requests handled for BATS?

ATF and the USBDC do not process public records requests for records contributed to BATS by non-ATF agencies. The requestor should direct their inquiry to the agency they believe has record(s) relevant to their request. Disclosures made under a non-federal agency’s State Public and Open Records Laws (including arson immunity laws) or other internal agency dissemination policies applies only to incident reports that the participating agency has contributed into BATS. State public and open records laws apply do not create a right of access to records held by Federal agencies.

Last Reviewed September 23, 2016