Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SEC FOIA staff is working remotely with very limited access to requests and appeals submitted by physical mail and facsimile - there may be significant delays in responding to these requests. To facilitate timely processing, we ask that you please submit your requests and appeals electronically to foiapa@sec.gov, or by using our online request form or online appeal form. You may contact our FOIA Public Liaisons, or call us at 202-551-7900 if you have any questions about your request. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

In light of the current outbreak of coronavirus disease 19 (“COVID-19”), the Office of FOIA Services (OFS) recognizes that it may be impracticable for submitters of confidential treatment requests to comply with Rule 83 by faxing or mailing in their CT requests. To assist, OFS is temporarily allowing for submission of confidential treatment requests electronically via email. Submitters may send their confidential treatment requests to Rule83CTRs@sec.gov. Confidential treatment requesters should also be aware that OFS is still accepting facsimile and hard copy submissions; however, during this time OFS may experience lengthy delays in receiving U.S. Mail, UPS/FedEx, and/or courier deliveries.

Please be advised that the Rule83CTRs@sec.gov mailbox should be used only for submission of the request letter and not for the records for which confidential treatment is sought.

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