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Directory of Federal Regulatory Agencies

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Summary: This is a comprehensive directory of federal regulatory agencies, which are listed by name. You can also sort them using various criteria and search them.

Agency name Brief Description Address Contact Person Phone
Type of Agency
Access Board The Access Board, previously known as the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, maintains the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines, which are applicable to all places of public accommodation, commercial and govern-mental buildings, and transportation vehicles. The Access Board also provides support and training for adherence to these standards. 1331 F St. NW, Ste. 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1111
Nancy Starnes, Chair P: (202) 272-0080
P: 800-872-2253
F: (202)272-0081
Independent Regulatory Agency
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) The function of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is to strengthen the regulation of futures trading, and to bring under regulation such commodities as lumber, metals, United States silver coins and Treasury bonds, foreign currencies, petroleum products, coffee, frozen orange juice, etc., which are traded on commodity exchanges. Major purposes of the trading regulation are to prevent price manipulation, market comers, and the dissemination of false and misleading commodity and market information affecting commodity prices. Other responsibilities are to protect market users against cheating, fraud, and abusive practices in commodity transactions and to safeguard the handling of traders' margin money and equities by establishing minimum financial requirements for futures commission merchants and by preventing the misuse of such funds by brokers. The Commission regulates trading on the 11 United States futures exchanges. 3 Lafayette Ctr. 1155 21st St. NW
Washington, DC 20581
Gary Gensler, Chair P: (202) 418-5000
P: 866-366-2382
F: (202)418-5521
Independent Regulatory Agency
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) The purpose of the Consumer Product Safety Commission is to protect the public against unreasonable risks of injury from consumer products; to assist consumers to evaluate the comparative safety of consumer products; to develop uniform safety standards for consumer products and minimize conflicting state and local regulations; to promote research and investigation into the causes and prevention of product-related deaths, illnesses, and injuries. The Consumer Product Safety Act provides for petitioning of the Commission by any interested person, including consumers, or consumer organizations, to commence proceedings for the issuance, amendment, or revocation of a consumer product safety rule. East-West Towers 4330 East-West Hwy.
Bethesda, MD 20814
Inez Moore Tenenbaum, Chair P: (301) 504-7923

F: (301)504-0124
Independent Regulatory Agency
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, established by Congress in 1988 under the Atomic Energy Act, provides safety oversight of the nuclear weapons complex operated by the Department of Energy (DOE). The DNFSB ensures that employees, the public, and the environment are protected throughout activities concerning the nuclear weapons program, including maintaining readiness of the nuclear arsenal, dismantling surplus weapons, disposing of excess radioactive materials, cleaning up surplus facilities, and constructing new facilities. The Board is required by statute to report to Congress each year concerning its oversight activities, its recommendations to the Secretary of Energy, and improvements in safety achieved at defense nuclear facilities. 625 Indiana Ave. NW, Ste. 700
Washington, DC 20004
Dr. Peter S. Winokur, Chair P: (202) 694-7000
P: 800-788-4016
Independent Regulatory Agency
Election Assistance Commission The Election Assistance Commission was established in 2002 to provide election and voting information to the public. It also provides funds to states for the acquisition and maintenance of voting systems. 1201 New York Ave. NW, Ste. 300
Washington, DC 20005
Tom Wilkey, Executive Director P: (202) 566-3100
P: 866-747-1471
F: (202)566-3127
Independent Regulatory Agency
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) The purpose of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect and enhance our environment today and for future generations to the fullest extent possible under the laws enacted by Congress. The Agency's mission is to control and abate pollution in the areas of air, water, solid waste, pesticides, radiation, and toxic substances by establishing standards (including emission and national air and drinking water quality standards), prohibiting the dumping of any radioactive waste in the nation's waters and regulating its disposal in the ocean, regulating hazardous chemicals and their use and production, restricting use of pesticides, etc. EPA's mandate is to mount an integrated, coordinated attack on environmental pollution in cooperation with state and local governments. Ariel Rios Bldg. 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20460
Lisa Jackson, Administrator P: (202) 272-0167

F: (202)501-1474
Independent Regulatory Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) The purpose of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is to eliminate discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical condition, national origin, age or handicap in hiring, promotion, firing, wages, testing, training, apprenticeship, and all other conditions of employment and to promote voluntary action programs by employers, unions, and community organizations to make equal employment opportunity an actuality. EEOC also is responsible for all compliance and enforcement activities relating to equal employment opportunity among federal employees and applicants. The Commission has the authority to investigate, conciliate, and litigate charges of discrimination in employment and to issue guidelines, rules, and regulations. 131 M St. NE
Washington, DC 20507
Jacqueline A. Berrien, Chair P: (202) 663-4900
P: 800-669-4494
Independent Regulatory Agency
Farm Credit Administration (FCA) The Farm Credit Administration is responsible for ensuring the safe and sound operation of the banks, associations, affiliated service organizations, and other entities that collectively comprise what is known as the Farm Credit System, and for protecting the interests of the public and those who borrow from Farm Credit institutions or invest in Farm Credit securities. The administration carries out its responsibilities by conducting examinations of the various Farm Credit lending institutions, which are Farm Credit Banks, Banks for Cooperatives, the National Bank for Cooperatives, Federal Land Bank Associations, Production Credit Associations, Agricultural Credit Associations, and Federal Land Credit Associations. It also examines the service organizations owned by the Farm Credit lending institutions, as well as the National Consumer Cooperative Banks and its subsidiaries. 1501 Farm Credit Dr.
McLean, VA 22102-5090
Leland Strom, Chair and CEO P: (703) 883-4056

F: (703)790-5241
Independent Regulatory Agency
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and foreign communications by radio, television, wire, cable and satellite. FCC is responsible for the orderly development and operation of broadcast services, allocates bands of frequencies to non-government communications services, assigns frequencies to individual stations, and licenses and regulates stations and operators. The Commission promotes the rapid, efficient nationwide and worldwide telephone and telegraph services at reasonable rates; the safety of life and property through the use of radio on land, water and in the air; and the use of radio and television facilities to strengthen the national defense. FCC does not control or regulate advertising or programming policies of individual stations, although it has rules governing obscenity, slander, and political broadcasts. Most of the regulatory activities are divided among six bureaus: the Mass Media Bureau, the Common Carrier Bureau, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau; the Cable Services Bureau, the Compliance and Information Bureau, and the International Bureau. The Office of Engineering and Technology administers the Table of Frequency Allocations, which specifies the frequency ranges that can be utilized by various radio services. 445 12th St. SW
Washington, OC 20554
Julius Genachowski, Chair P: 888-225-5322
F: (202)418-0232
Independent Regulatory Agency
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was established to promote and preserve public confidence in banks and to protect the money supply through provision of insurance coverage up to the legal limit of $100,000 for bank deposits and periodic examinations of insured state-chartered banks that are not members of the Federal Reserve System. The FDIC liquidates assets of failed institutions to reimburse the insurance funds for the cost of failures. 550 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20429
Martin J. Gruenberg, Chair P: (202) 898-6993
P: 877-275-3342
F: (202)898-3870
Independent Regulatory Agency
Federal Election Commission (FEC) The Federal Election Commission administers, seeks to obtain compliance with, and formulates policy with respect to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, including the Federal campaign disclosure requirements, contribution and expenditure limitations, and public financing of presidential nominating conventions and elections. FEC investigates candidates and their campaign committees to determine eligibility for public funds. The Commission receives campaign reports, makes rules and regulations (subject to review by Congress), maintains indexes of reports filed and not filed, makes special and regular reports to Congress and the president, and serves as a national clearinghouse for information on the administration of elections. The Commission has the power to issue advisory opinions, conduct audits and investigations, subpoena witnesses and information, and initiate civil proceedings. 999 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20463
Cynthia L. Bauerly, Chair P: (202) 694-1000
P: 800-424-9530
F: (202)219-3880
Independent Regulatory Agency
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is an independent agency within, but separate from, the Department of Energy. FERC has retained many of the functions of the Federal Power Commission (abolished in 1977), such as the setting of rates and charges for the transportation and wholesale of natural gas in interstate commerce and for the transmission and wholesale of electricity and the licensing of nonfederal hydroelectric power projects, tn addition, the authority to establish rates or charges for the transportation of oil by pipeline, as well as the valuation of such pipelines, has been assigned to the Commission from the Interstate Commerce Commission. It also regulates mergers and the acquisition of interstate natural gas pipeline facilities, security (stock) issues, and electric utilities. 888 1st St. NE
Washington, DC 20426
Jon Wellinghoff, Chair P: (202) 502-6088
P: 866-208-3372
F: (202)502-8659
Independent Regulatory Agency
Federal Housing Finance Agency The Federal Housing Finance Agency was created on July 30, 2008, through the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. It was formed by the merger of the Federal Housing Finance Board, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, and the Government-Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) mission office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Agency regulates the nation's secondary mortgage markets, including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks. 1700 G St. NW, 4th FI.
Washington, DC 20552
Edward DeMarco, Director P: (202) 414-3800

F: (202)414-3823
Independent Regulatory Agency
Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) The Federal Maritime Commission regulates the waterborne foreign and domestic offshore commerce of the United States, assures that United States international trade is open to all nations on fair and equitable terms, and protects against unauthorized, concerted activity in the waterborne commerce of the United States. The Commission regulates the practices of common carriers on water and the practices of others engaged in foreign and domestic offshore commerce of the United States; regulates carriers conferences; accepts or rejects tariff filings of domestic offshore carriers and common carriers engaged in foreign commerce assuring that only the rates on file with the Commission are charged; approves Special Permission applications for exemption from statutory or Commission tariff requirements; issues licenses to those engaged in the ocean freight forwarding business; approves agreements between persons subject to the Shipping Act; guarantees equal treatment to shippers and carriers by terminal operators, freight forwarders, and other persons subject to the shipping statutes; and ensures that adequate levels of financial responsibility are maintained for indemnification of passengers or oil and hazardous substance spill cleanup. 800 N Capitol St. NW, Ste. 1046
Washington, DC 20573
Richard A. Lidinsky Jr., Chair P: (202) 523-5725

F: (202)523-0014
Independent Regulatory Agency
Federal Reserve System The Federal Reserve System, the central bank of the United States, is charged with administering and making policy for the nation's credit and monetary affairs. It acts as the primary regulator of national and those state-chartered banks that have voluntarily joined the system (state-chartered banks that have not joined are regulated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation). The Federal Reserve System, which has also supervisory and regulatory power over banking in general, consists of seven parts: the Board of Governors in Washington, DC; the 12 Federal Reserve Banks, their 25 branches and other facilities situated throughout the country; the Federal Open Market Committee; the Federal Advisory Council; the Consumer Advisory Council; the Thrift Institutions Advisory Council; and the Nation's financial institutions, including commercial banks, savings and loan associations, mutual savings banks, and credit unions. 20th and C Sts. NW, Ste. B-2120
Washington, DC 20551
Ben Bemanke, Chair P: (202) 452-3204

F: (202)452-2955
Independent Regulatory Agency
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) The basic objective of the Federal Trade Commission is the maintenance of strongly competitive enterprise as the keystone of the American economic system. The Commission promotes free and fair competition in interstate commerce through the prevention of trade restraints such as price-fixing, boycotts, illegal combinations of competitors, and similar unfair practices; prevents the free enterprise system from being stifled, substantially lessened or fettered by monopoly; protects the public from false and deceptive advertising or other unfair or deceptive trade practices; and regulates the packaging and labeling of consumer products and the activities of mail-order firms. FTC depends on communications from the public to help it determine which products and practices require investigation but it does not handle individual consumer complaints. 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20580
Jon Leibowitz, Chair P: (202) 326-2222

F: (202)326-3366
Independent Regulatory Agency
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) The Food and Drug Administration regulates the composition, quality and safety of food, food additives, colors, drugs and cosmetics; the safety, efficiency and labeling of medical devices; sets standards and inspects manufacturing facilities for compliance with those standards. In general, FDA's activities are directed toward protecting the health of the nation against impure and unsafe foods, drugs and cosmetics, and other potential hazards like prolonged exposure to radiation. 10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner P: (301) 827-6250
P: 888-463-6332
F: (301)827-1680
Independent Regulatory Agency
National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) The National Credit Union Administration is responsible for chartering, insuring, supervising, and examining federal credit unions and for administering the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. A credit union is a financial cooperative that aids its members by improving their economic situations through savings and the use of low-cost credit. Federal credit unions serve occupational, associations!, and residential groups, thus benefiting a broad range of citizens throughout the country. The board also manages and regulates the operations of the Central Liquidity Facility, a mixed-ownership government corporation whose purpose is to supply emergency loans to member credit unions. 1775 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-3428
Debbie Matz, Chair P: (703) 518-6300
P: 800-778-1030
F: (703)518-6409
Independent Regulatory Agency
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) The National Labor Relations Board administers the nation's laws relating to labor relations. The NLRB is vested with the power to safeguard employees' rights to organize, to determine through secret ballot elections whether workers want unions as their bargaining representatives, and to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices. The Board can act only when it is formally requested to do so. Individuals, employers, or unions may initiate cases by filing charges of unfair labor practices or petitions for employee representation elections with the Board field office serving the area where the case arises. 1099 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20570-0001
Wilma B. Liebman, Chair P: (202) 273-1000
P: 866-667-6572
Independent Regulatory Agency
National Mediation Board (NMB) The National Mediation Board assists in maintaining a free flow of commerce in the railroad and airfine industries by resolving disputes that could disrupt travel or imperil the economy. The Board handles railroad and airline employee representation disputes and has a number of other duties imposed by law, including financial supervision of the National Railroad Adjustment Board, which handles rail grievances relating to the interpretation and application of existing contracts. 1301 K St. NW, Ste. 250 E
Washington, DC 20005
Linda Puchala, Chair P: (202) 692-5050

F: (202)692-5080
Independent Regulatory Agency
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) The National Transportation Safety Board seeks to assure that all types of transportation in the United States are conducted safely. The Board investigates all civil aviation accidents, all passenger train and other railroad accidents in which there is a fatality or substantial property damage, all pipeline accidents in which there is a fatality or substantial property damage, selected highway accidents, major marine and other catastrophic transportation accidents. NTSB also regulates the procedures for reporting accidents and makes recommendations to government agencies, the transportation industry, and others on safety measures and practices. 490 L'Enfant Plz. East SW
Washington, DC 20594
Deborah Hersman, Chair P: (202) 314-6000

F: (202)314-6293
Independent Regulatory Agency
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) The Nuclear Regulatory Commission licenses and regulates the uses of nuclear energy to protect the public health and safety and the environment. It does this by licensing persons and companies to build and operate nuclear reactors and to own and use nuclear materials. NRC makes rules and sets standards for these types of licenses and inspects the activities of the persons and companies licensed to ensure that they do not violate its safety rules. 11555 Rockville Pike
Washington, DC 20852
Gregory Jaczko, Chair P: (301) 415-7000
P: 800-368-5642
F: (301)415-3716
Independent Regulatory Agency
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration develops and promulgates occupational safety and health standards; develops and issues regulations; conducts investigations and inspections to determine the status of compliance with safety and health standards and regulations; and issues citations and proposes penalties for noncompliance with safety and health standards and regulations. 200 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20210
David Michaels, Asst. Secretary of Labor P: (202) 693-1999

F: (202)693-1635
Independent Regulatory Agency
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation guarantees basic pension benefits in covered private plans if they terminate with insufficient assets. Title IV of ERISA provides for coverage of most private defined benefit plans. These are plans that provide a benefit, the amount of which can be determined from a formula in the plan, for example, one based on factors such as years of service, age, average or highest salary, etc. The PBGC administers two benefit insurance programs: single-employer and multi- employer insurance plans. PO Box 151750
Alexandria, VA 22315
Joshua Gotbaum, Director P: (202) 326-4000
P: 800-400-7242
F: (202)326-4344
Independent Regulatory Agency
Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) The Postal Regulatory Commission is responsible for issuing advisory opinions on proposed nationwide changes in postal services and for submitting recommended decisions to the United States Postal Service on postage rates and fees and mail classifications. The Commission, formerly known as the Postal Rate Commission, schedules public hearings on rate changes, solicits comments, and publishes proposals in the Federal Register. 901 New York Ave. NW, Ste. 200
Washington, DC 20268-0001
Ruth Goldway, Chair P: (202) 789-6800

F: (202)789-6891
Independent Regulatory Agency
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) The Securities and Exchange Commission provides the fullest possible disclosure to the investing public and protects the interest of the public and investors against malpractice in the securities and financial markets. SEC requires the registration of security brokers, dealers and investment advisors, and regulates their activities, the trading in securities on the national securities exchanges, and in the over- the-counter markets; and regulates the purchase and sale of securities, utility properties and other assets by registered public utility holding companies and their electric and gas utility subsidiaries. 100 F St. NE
Washington, DC 20549
Mary Schapiro, Chair P: (202) 942-8088

F: (202)942-9654
Independent Regulatory Agency
Social Security Administration (SSA) The Social Security Administration is authorized to regulate eligibility requirements for the following programs: social security retirement benefits; social security disability payments; supplemental security income programs for the aged, blind and disabled; aid to families with dependent children; and income maintenance payments in Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. Windsor Park Bldg. 6401 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21235
Michael Astrue, Commissioner P: (410) 965-2738
P: 800-772-1213
F: (410)966-6166
Independent Regulatory Agency
Small Business Administration (SBA) The fundamental purposes of the Small Business Administration are to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interest of small business; ensure that small business concerns receive a fair proportion of government purchases, contracts, and subcontracts, as well as of the sales of government property; make loans to small business concerns, state and local development companies, and the victims of floods or other catastrophes, or of certain types of economic injury; and license, regulate, and make loans to small business investment companies. SBA regulates and makes loans to small business investment companies (SBICs); improves the management skills of small business owners, potential owners, and managers; conducts studies of the economic environment; and guarantees surety bonds for small contractors. 409 3rd St. SW
Washington, DC 20416
Karen Mills, Administrator P: (202) 205-6740
P: 800-875-5722
F: (202)205-6901
Independent Regulatory Agency
United States International Trade Commission (USITC) The United States International Trade Commission furnishes studies, reports, and recommendations involving international trade and tariffs to the president, Congress, and other government agencies. In this capacity, the Commission conducts a variety of investigations, public hearings, and research projects pertaining to the international policies of the United States. USITC recommends corrective actions to the president if it finds that products and merchandise are being imported in such quantities as to be of serious threat to domestic industries producing similar or competitive articles; investigates to determine whether an American industry is being harmed or prevented from being established by 'dumping' - sale of imported articles at less than fair market value; and takes all necessary action against unfair practices in import trade. 500 E St. SW
Washington, DC 20436
Deanna Tanner Okun, Chair P: (202) 205-2000
Independent Regulatory Agency
United States Postal Service (USPS) The United States Postal Service provides mail processing and delivery services within the United States. USPS regulates all aspects of the mail: sets standards for mail delivery, including the size of individual pieces of mail, bulk mailings, mail chutes, mail boxes, lockers for parcels and postage meters. The Postal Service also enforces the laws and regulations; protects the mail from loss or theft; investigates the operation of post offices and individuals suspected of mail fraud or other violations of mail regulations. Recommendations on mail rates and classification matters are handled by the Postal Rate Commission. 475 L'Enfant Plz. SW
Washington, DC 20260
Patrick Donahoe, Postmaster General P: (202) 268-2281
P: 800-275-8777;
F: (202)268-2304
Independent Regulatory Agency
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) The Agricultural Marketing Service administers standardization, grading, voluntary and mandatory inspection, market news, marketing orders, research, and promotion. AMS administers several regulatory programs designed collectively to protect producers, handlers, and consumers of agricultural commodities from financial loss or personal injury resulting from careless, deceptive, or fraudulent marketing practices. The agency regulates labeling of fruits, vegetables, and seeds, and administers programs designed to promote competition and fair trade practices. South Building, Suite 2632-S 14th Street
Washington, DC 20090
Rayne Pegg, Administrator P: (202) 720-8998

F: (202)720-7135
Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service was established to conduct regulatory and control programs to protect and improve animal and plant health for the benefit of humans and the environment. In cooperation with state governments, APHIS administers federal laws and regulations pertaining to animal and plant health and quarantine, humane treatment of animals, and the control and eradication of pests and diseases. 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Ste. 1147-S
Riverdale, MD 20250
Dr. Gregory Parham, Administrator P: (202) 720-2511
Department of Agriculture
Farm Service Agency (FSA) The Farm Service Agency administers commodity and related land use programs designed for voluntary production adjustment, resource protection, and price, market, and farm income stabilization. It also administers most functions of the Commodity Credit Corporation and the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. 1400 Independence Ave. SW MS 0506
Washington, DC 20250-0508
Bruce Nelson, Administrator P: (202) 720-7807
Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Known as the Food and Consumer Service until 1997, the Food and Nutrition Service administers programs like the food donation program to make food assistance available to people who need it. FNS is responsible for setting eligibility requirements for recipients in the food stamp program; regulates the composition of meals served in schools participating in breakfast programs, and sets requirements for school lunch composition; administers special supplemental food program for women, infants and children; and administers programs that provide funds to nonprofit institutions to buy food service equipment. 3101 Park Center Dr.
Alexandria, VA 22302
Kevin Concannon, Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services P: (703) 305-2281
Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) The Food Safety and Inspection Service is responsible for assuring that meat, poultry, and egg products moving in interstate and foreign commerce for human consumption are safe, wholesome, and accurately labeled. South Bldg., Rm. 1175 1400 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20250
Dr. Elisabeth Hagen, Under Secretary P: (202) 720-9113
F: (202)720-5704
Department of Agriculture
Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) The Foreign Agricultural Service is the export promotion and service agency for United States agriculture with regulatory powers limited and restricted to imports. The Agency's work covers several broad areas: administering a system of import quotas whenever it is found by the president that imports of a commodity or product adversely affect or seriously threaten United States domestic farm programs; conducting foreign commodity analysis on worldwide production, competition, trade, marketing, prices, consumption, and other factors affecting United States exports and imports of agricultural commodities; helping to maintain and expand export sales by cooperating with non-profit trade associations, state departments of agriculture, and others on jointly financed market development projects abroad; improving access to foreign markets for United States farm products through representations to foreign governments and through participation in formal trade negotiations; operating a global reporting and analysis network covering world agricultural production, trade, competition, and policy situations affecting United States agriculture. 1400 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20250
Suzanne Heinen, Administrator P: (202) 720-3448

F: (202)720-1727
Department of Agriculture
Forest Service The Forest Service has the federal responsibility for national leadership in forestry and for the protection of the environment. It manages 155 national forests, 20 national grasslands, and 9 regions comprising 193 million acres in 44 States, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, under the principles of multiple use and sustained yield. The Forest Service decides which parcels of federal land should be harvested; it also regulates construction of roads through national forests, construction of summer homes and the operations of stores and concession stands in the forests, removal of minerals, use of national forests and grasslands for farming and grazing. 1400 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20250
Tom Tidwell, Chief P: (202) 205-8439
P: 800-832-1355
F: (202)205-0865
Department of Agriculture
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) The Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration is responsible for establishing official United States standards for grain and other assigned commodities and administration of a nationwide system of official inspection. The agency also regulates the weighing of all grain coming into or going out of any export facility in the United States. All substantial exporters of United States grain are required to register with the agency, furnishing agency officials with information on company ownership, management, control, and locations. 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Stop 3601 Ste. 2055-S
Washington, DC 20250
J. Dudley Butler, Administrator P: (202) 720-0219
Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) The Natural Resources Conservation Service, successor to the Soil Conservation Service, provides technical and financial assistance to conserve natural resources. With the assistance of environmental groups, AmeriCorps, and its own Earth Team volunteers, the NRCS works with farmers and ranchers on private lands, as well as rural and urban governments concerned with erosion, water conservation and protection, and other resource problems. 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Ste. 5105-A
Washington, DC 20250
Dave White, Chief P: (202) 720-7246

F: (202)720-7690
Department of Agriculture
Risk Management Agency (RMA) The Risk Management Agency administers risk management programs that help support U.S. agriculture. It administers the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), which offers all-risk crop insurance covering losses due to insect infestation, adverse weather conditions, plant disease, flood, wildlife, fire, and earthquake. The RMA also manages pilot programs throughout the nation to gain insurance experience and test the programs' components before broadening the scope of the programs. Stop 0801 1400 Independence Ave. SW Rm. 6092-South
Washington, DC 20250
William J. Murphy, Administrator P: (202) 690-2803

F: (202)690-2818
Department of Agriculture
Rural Development Rural Development is comprised of four agencies: the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), the Rural Housing Service (RHS), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS), and the Office of Community Development (OCD). Each is primarily a lending agency. RBS makes or guarantees a wide range of loans and grants to improve, develop, or finance business, industry, and employment in rural communities. RHS provides direct and guaranteed loans to individuals and local sponsoring organizations for various purposes in rural areas. RUS assures adequate electric and telephone services to rural areas and makes or guarantees loans to develop waste and water disposal systems in rural areas and towns with a population under 10,000. OCD administers the Community Empowerment Program, which offers economic assistance to rural communities with high rates of poverty, and the Rural Economic Area Partnership program, which addresses issues related to constraints in economic activity and growth. 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Ste. 4801 -S Mail Stop 0705
Washington, DC 20250
Dallas Tonsager, Under Secretary P: (202) 720-4323

F: (202)690-4083
Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) The Bureau of Industry and Security controls the exportation of commodities and data with a potential military use. The BIS is divided into two sections: Export Administration, which handles the licensing of such exports, and Export Enforcement, which executes sanctions against violators of export laws. 14th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, Ste. 3897
Washington, DC 20230
Eric L. Hirschhorn, Under Secretary for Industry and Safety P: (202) 482-2721

F: (202)482-2421
Department of Commerce
Economic Development Administration (EDA) The primary function of the Economic Development Administration is the long-range economic development of areas with severe unemployment and low family income problems. EDA aids in the development of public facilities and private enterprise to help create new, permanent jobs. Its program includes public works grants and loans; economic adjustment assistance grants; business loans for industrial and commercial facilities and working capital; guarantees of leases for private industry and of private loans for industrial and commercial facilities and working capital; and technical, planning, and research assistance for areas designated as Redevelopment Areas by the Assistant Secretary. 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Ste. 7800
Washington, DC 20230
John Fernandez, Asst. Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development P: (202) 482-4085

F: (202)482-0995
Department of Commerce
Economics and Statistics Administration The mission of the Economics and Statistics Administration is to help maintain a sound federal statistical system that monitors and measures America's rapidly changing economic and social arrangements. It oversees two major bureaus: the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Rm. 4848
Washington DC 20230
Rebecca Blank, Under Secretary for Economic Affairs P: (202) 482-6607
P: 800-786-9199
Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration (ITA) The International Trade Administration was established on January 2, 1980, to promote world trade and to strengthen the international trade and investment position of the United States. 1401 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20230
Francisco J. Sanchez, Under Secretary for International Trade P: (202) 482-3809
P: 800-872-8723
F: (202)482-5819
Department of Commerce
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) The Minority Business Development Agency is the only U.S. federal agency created specifically to foster the establishment and growth of minority-owned businesses in the United States. The agency has more than 40 business development centers that are located in areas with the largest concentration of minority populations and the largest number of minority businesses. 1401 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington DC 20230
David Hinson, Director P: (202) 482-2332
Department of Commerce
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The National Institute of Standards and Technology provides information on the protection of public health and safety and environmental quality; develops measurement standards; and serves as the nation's central laboratory for measurements in the physical sciences and engineering. Administration Bldg., Ste. A-902 100 Bureau Dr., Stop 1070
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary for Standards and Technology P: (301) 975-6478

F: (301)926-1630
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) The mission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is to explore, map, and chart the global ocean and its living resources; to manage, use, and conserve those resources; and to describe, monitor, and predict conditions in the atmosphere, ocean, sun, and space environment. It also issues warnings against impending destructive natural events, develops beneficial methods of environmental modification, and assesses the consequences of inadvertent environmental modification over several scales of time. NOAA also regulates rational use of living marine resources and protects marine mammals. 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Rm. 5128
Washington, DC 20230
Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Administrator P: (202) 482-5657

F: (202)482-3154
Department of Commerce
National Technical Information Service (NTiS) The National Technical Information Service supports the Department of Commerce mission to promote the nation's economic growth by providing access to information that stimulates innovation and discovery. It serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information in the United States. 5301 Shawnee Rd.
Alexandria, VA22312
Bruce Borzino, Director P: (703) 605-6050
P: 888-584-8332
Department of Commerce
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is principally responsible for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy issues. Its programs and policymaking focus largely on expanding broadband Internet access and adoption in the United States, expanding the use of spectrum by all users, and ensuring that the Internet remains an engine for continued innovation and economic growth. Herbert Hoover Bldg. 1401 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington DC 20230
Lawrence Strickling, Administrator P: (202) 482-2000
Department of Commerce
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) examines patent and trademark applications, issues patents, registers trademarks, and represents the United States in international efforts to cooperate on patent and trademark policy. It regulates some registration procedures and promulgates other rules and regulations concerning patents and trademarks. Madison West Bldg. 600 Dulany St. PO Box 1450
Arlington, VA 22313-1450
David Kappos, Director P: (571) 272-7670
P: 800-786-9199
F: (571)273-0464
Department of Commerce
Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) The Army Corps of Engineers is a division within the Department of the Army. ACE has authority to regulate all construction projects in the navigable waterways of the United States and to promulgate regulations governing the transportation and dumping of dredged materials in navigable waters. Regulations are promulgated to cover danger zones, restricted zones, submarine cables and pipelines. 441 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20314
Lt. Gen. Merdith Temple, Commanding General P: (202) 761-0011

F: (202)761-1803
Department of Defense
Office for Civil Rights (OCR) The Office for Civil Rights ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights. The OCR enforces several Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education; these laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, and age. Johnson Department of Education Bldg. 400 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20202
Russlynn Ali, Assistant Secretary P: 800-421-3481
F: (202)245-6012
Department of Education
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education promotes academic excellence in kindergarten and grades one through 12. It assists state and local educational agencies improve the education of elementary and secondary students, and ensures equal access to educational opportunities for all U.S. children. 400 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20202
Michael Yudin, Assistant Secretary P: (202) 401-0113

F: (202)205-0310
Department of Education
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EREN) The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is responsible for formulating and directing programs designed to increase the production and utilization of renewable energy and improving the energy efficiency of transportation, buildings, industrial systems and related processes through support of long-term, high-risk research and development activities. 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Ste. 1E-30
Washington, DC 20585
Henry Kelly, Assistant Secretary P: (202) 586-8800
Department of Energy
Office of Environmental Management (EM) The Office of Environmental Management, known as the Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management until 1994, is responsible for cleaning up 114 sites involved with research, development, production, and testing of nuclear weapons, as well as disposing of radioactive liquid waste, spent nuclear fuel, transuranic waste, and low level waste. 1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20585
David Huizenga, Assistant Secretary P: (202) 586-4940

F: (202)586-4403
Department of Energy
Office of Fossil Energy The Office of Fossil Energy is divided into three sections: Oil and Natural Gas, Clean Coal, and Petroleum Reserves, each of which regulates the import and export of its particular energy resources. In addition, the Division of Coal and Power oversees the construction of new electric power plants. The Division of Petroleum Reserves oversees the petroleum reserves of the United States, which are maintained in the event of a reduction in foreign markets. 1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20585
Charles McConnell, Assistant Secretary P: (202) 586-6503

F: (202)586-5146
Department of Energy
Office of Health, Safety, and Security (HHS) The Office of Health, Safety, and Security (HHS) is charged with making sure that the Department of Energy has complied with environmental regulations, and ensuring the health and safety of the public. The HHS, formerly known as the Office of Environment, Safety, and Health, also creates environmental policies that concern the energy industry. 1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20585
Glenn Podonsky, Chief P: (202) 586-5575
P: 800-541-1625
Department of Energy
Administration on Aging The Administration on Aging addresses matters pertaining to problems of the aging. It advocates for the needs of older people in program planning and policy development, assists those in economic or social need, develops standards, disseminates information, provides technical assistance, and administers various grant programs. 1 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20201
Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary P: (202) 619-0724

F: (202)357-3555
Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families (ACF) The Administration for Children and Families administers federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. Its primary division is the Office of Family Assistance, which runs the nation's welfare program. Other offices are The Administration for Native Americans; Administration on Developmental Disabilities; Child Care Bureau; Family and Youth Services Bureau; Office of Community Service; Office of Child Support Enforcement; and the Office of Refugee Resettlement. The ACF also operates a domestic violence hotline, (800)799-SAFE; a national adoption center line, (800)862-3678; and a national runaway hotline, (800)621-4000. 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW
Washington, DC 20447
George Sheldon, Assistant Secretary P: (202) 401-9215
P: 800-422-4453
F: (202)205-9688
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Originally known as the Health Care Financing Administration, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services oversees the Medicare program, the federal portion of the Medicaid program, and other federal medical care quality control activities. 7500 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Donald Berwick, MD, Administrator P: (410) 786-3000
P: 877-267-2323
F: (410)690-6262
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) Also known as the Office of Public Health and Science, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health provides advice and leadership to other department agencies on issues regarding public health and science. It oversees 14 core public health offices, including the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service Corps, as well as 10 regional health offices across the nation and 10 Presidential and Secretarial advisory committees. 200 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20201
Howard Koh, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health P: (202) 690-7694

F: (202)690-7425
Department of Health and Human Services
Office for Civil Rights (OCR) The Office for Civil Rights is responsible for the administration and enforcement of departmental policies that prohibit discrimination with regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, gender, or religion in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance- Johnson Department of Education Bldg. 400 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20202
Russlynn Ali, Assistant Secretary P: 800-421-3481
F: (202)453-6012
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Global Health Affairs The Office of Global Health Affairs develops U.S. policy on global health issues. It represents the Department of Health and Human Services on international health issues to other countries' governments, other U.S. federal departments and agencies, and organizations and individuals in the private sector. 200 Independence Ave. SW, Rm. 639H
Washington, DC 20201
William Steiger, Director P: (202) 690-6174

F: (202)690-7127
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Inspector General (OIG) The Office of the inspector General works to eliminate waste, abuse, and fraud in the programs under the Department of Health and Human Services. Cohen Bldg., Ste. 5541 330 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20201
Daniel Levinson, Inspector General P: (202) 619-1343

F: (202)260-8512
Department of Health and Human Services
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) The Federal Emergency Management Agency is the central agency for emergency planning, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. Working closely with state and local governments, FEMA funds emergency programs, offers technical guidance and training, and deploys federal resources in times of catastrophic disaster. These coordinated activities ensure a broad-based program to protect life and property and provide recovery assistance after a disaster. 500 C St. SW
Washington, DC 20472
W. Craig Fugate, Administrator P: (202) 646-2500
P: 800-621-3362
F: (202)646-3930
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency enforces customs and related laws. Some of the responsibilities that ICE is specifically charged with are: interdicting and seizing contraband, including narcotics and illegal drugs; detecting and apprehending persons engaged in fraudulent practices designed to circumvent customs and related laws; protecting American business and labor by enforcing statutes and regulations such as the Anti-dumping Act; and enforcing export control laws and intercepting illegal high technology exports, including arms, to prescribed destinations. 500 12th St. SW
Washington, DC 20024
Janet Napolitano, Secretary P: (202) 732-4242
Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) The Transportation Security Administration screens air travel passengers and baggage; manages the federal air marshal program; guides the transportation of hazardous materials; and administers the Transportation Security Regulations. 601 S 12th St.
Arlington. VA 20598
John S. Pistole, Administrator P: (571) 227-2829
P: 877-289-9673;
F: (571)227-1400
Department of Homeland Security
United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service is responsible for administering the immigration and naturalization laws relating to the admission, exclusion, deportation, and naturalization of aliens. 20 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Ste. 4108
Washington, DC 20529
Alejandro Mayorkas, Director P: (202) 272-1200
P: 800-375-5283;
F: (202)272-1322
Department of Homeland Security
United States Coast Guard (USCG) The Coast Guard is a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States that operates as part of the U.S. Navy in time of war or when the president directs. It has some regulatory functions such as those relating to establishment of safety standards for boats and other passenger vessels; anchorage and movement of vessels in domestic waters; construction, ownership and operation of deep water ports and construction on the Outer Continental Shelf. It also regulates some registration procedures and license require-ments for merchant marine personnel. 2100 2nd St. SW
Washington, DC 20593
Admiral Robert Papp Jr., Commandant P: (202) 372-4620

F: (202)372-4980
Department of Homeland Security
United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) The United States Customs and Border Protection inspects goods and individuals entering or exiting the United States. Some of the responsibilities that the CBP is specifically charged with are as follows: processing persons, carriers, cargo, and mail into and out of the United States; administering certain navigation laws; detecting persons engaged in fraudulent practices designed to circumvent customs and related laws; countervailing duty; copyright, patent, and trademark provisions; quotas; and marking requirements for imported merchandise. 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20229
Alan Bersin, Commissioner P: (703) 526-4200
P: 877-227-5511
Department of Homeland Security
Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA) The Government National Mortgage Association, known by the nickname Ginnie Mae, provides liquidity in the secondary mortgage market for federally insured mortgages through its Mortgage-Backed Securities Program. 451 7th St. SW. Rm. B-133
Washington, DC 20410
Theodore Tozer, President P: (202) 708-1535

F: (202)708-0490
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) The Office of Community Planning and Development administers economic and community development grant programs, housing rehabilitation programs, special purpose grants, and homeless assistance programs. 451 7th St. SW
Washington, DC 20410
Mercedes Marquez, Assistant Secretary P: (202) 708-2690

F: (202)708-3336
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity investigates complaints from people who believe they are victims of discrimination prohibited by the Fair Housing Act and other civil rights laws. 451 7th St. SW
Washington, DC 20410
John Trasvina, Assistant Secretary P: (202) 708-4252
P: 800-669-9777
F: (202)708-4483
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control The Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control provides guidelines for federal agencies and attempts to educate the public regarding the use of lead-based paint, as well as other housing-related problems affecting the health of children. 451 7th St. SW
Washington, DC 20410
Jon Gant, Director P: (202) 708-0310

F: (202)708-0014
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Housing The Office of Housing insures mortgages on homes, land purchased for residential development, nursing homes, group practice facilities and hospitals, and loans for property improvements and the purchase of manufactured homes. In addition the office directs special programs for the housing needs of low- income families, the elderly, mentally ill and handicapped, veterans, disaster victims and prospective home buyers who are marginal credit risks. 451 7th St. SW, Ste. 10136
Washington, DC 20410
Carol Gatante, Assistant Secretary P: (202) 708-0685
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) The Office of Public and Indian Housing administers the department's low-income public housing program, and coordinates housing and community development programs for American Indians and Alaskan Natives. 451 7th St. SW, Ste. 4100
Washington, DC 20410
Sandra Henriquez, Assistant Secretary P: (202) 708-0950

F: (202)619-8478
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) The principal objectives of the Bureau of Indian Affairs are to actively encourage and train Native American and Alaska Native people to manage their own affairs under the trust relationship to the federal government; to facilitate, with maximum involvement of Native American and Alaska Native people, full development of their human potentials offering Native American people quality educational opportunities responsive to their individual needs and cultural background; to mobilize all public and private aids to the advancement of Native American and Alaska Native people for use by them; and to utilize the skill and capabilities of Native American and Alaska Native people in the direction and management of programs for their benefit. The Bureau is responsible for regulating the operation and management of Native American forestry units and restricting the number of livestock grazing on Indian range units; regulating leasing of allotted and un-allotted mineral lands located on Native American reservations; regulating right-of-way on Native American reservations; allotting irrigable and non-irrigable lands to Native American for agricultural or grazing purposes; and prescribing rules and regulations for operation of Native American schools. MS-358-MIB 1849 C St. NW
Washington, DC 20240
Michael Black, Director P: (202) 208-3710

F: (202)501-1516
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) The Bureau of Land Management is responsible for the total management of 261 million acres of public lands. These lands are located primarily in the Far West and Alaska; however, scattered parcels are located in other states. In addition to minerals management responsibilities on the public lands, BLM is also responsible for subsurface resource management of an additional 300 million acres where mineral rights have been reserved to the federal government. Resources managed by the Bureau include timber, minerals, oil and gas, geothermal energy, wildlife habitat, endangered plant and animal species, rangeland vegetation, recreation and cultural values, wild and scenic rivers, designated conservation and wilderness areas and open space. BLM regulates occupancy and use of federal grazing districts; protects and preserves timberland portions of federal lands for permanent forest production; manages and protects wild horses and burros living on public domain lands; controls erosion of grazing and public lands; issues prospecting permits for exploration purposes; leases lands for development of designated mineral deposits; grants rights-of-way for crossing federal lands and issues permits for excavation of archaeological sites. It also, under certain conditions, makes land available through sale to individuals, organizations, local governments and other federal agencies when such transfer is in the public interest. 1849 C St. NW, Rm. 5665
Washington, DC 20240
Bob Abbey, Director P: (202) 208-3801

F: (202)208-5242
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Reclamation The Bureau of Reclamation is charged with developing and managing water and power resources for the17 states in the Western U.S. Its operations include municipal and industrial water services, irrigation, hydropower generation, flood control, river regulation, outdoor recreation, and water quality improvement. 1849 C St. NW
Washington, DC 20240
Michael Connor, Commissioner P: (202) 513-0501

F: (202)513-0309
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Established in 2011 as one of the two successors to the Minerals Management Service, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is responsible for safety and environmental oversight of offshore oil and gas operations. Its functions include the development and enforcement of safety and environmental regulations, the permitting of offshore exploration, development and production, inspections, offshore regulatory programs, oil spill response, and newly formed training and environmental compliance programs. 1849 C St. NW
Washington, DC 20240
Michael Bromwich, Director P: (202) 208-3985
Department of the Interior
National Park Service (NPS) The National Park Service was created in 1916 to conserve the scenery, natural and historic objects, and wildlife in national parks while providing for their enjoyment by visitors. It educates the public, operates campgrounds, and manages historic preservation and recreation programs. 1849 C St. NW
Washington, DC 20240
Jonathan Jarvis, Director P: (202) 208-3818

F: (202)219-0910
Department of the Interior
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement The Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement protects society and the environment from the adverse effects of coal mining operations. It monitors and regulates the surface mining operations across the nation, and supports the reclamation of abandoned coal mines. 1951 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20240
Joseph Pizarchik, Director P: (202) 208-2719

F: (202)219-3106
Department of the Interior
United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) The objective of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service is to assure maximum opportunity for the American people to benefit from fish and wildlife resources as part of their natural environment and to conserve, protect and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats. The FWS is responsible for migratory birds, endangered species, certain marine mammals, inland sports fisheries, and specific fishery and wildlife research activities. 4401 N Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, VA 22203
Daniel Ashe, Director P: (202) 208-5634
P: 800-344-WILD
Department of the Interior
United States Geological Survey (USGS) The United States Geological Survey's primary responsibilities are: investigating and assessing the nation's land, water, energy, and mineral resources; conducting research on global change; investigating natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, and droughts; and conducting the National Mapping Program. 119 National Ctr. 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr.
Reston, VA20192
Marcia McNutt, Director P: (703) 648-5953
P: 888-275-8747
Department of the Interior
Antitrust Division The Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division is responsible for enforcement of the federal antitrust laws. Such enforcement involves investigating possible antitrust violations, conducting grand jury proceedings, preparing and trying antitrust cases, prosecuting appeals, and negotiating and enforcing final judgments. In addition, the Antitrust Division represents the United States in judicial proceedings to review certain orders of the Federal Maritime Commission, Federal Communications Commission, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. It also acts with the Federal Trade Commission in providing guidance to the business community. 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20530
Sharis Pozen, Assistant Attorney General P: (202) 514-2007

F: (202)514-5331
Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is responsible for enforcing and administering firearms and explosives laws as well as those covering the production, use, and distribution of alcohol and tobacco products. 99 New York Ave. NE, Rm. 5S-144 Mail Stop 5S144
Washington, DC 20226
B. Todd Jones, Director P: (202) 648-8500

F: (202)648-9750
Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division The Civil Rights Division, headed by an Assistant Attorney General, is responsible for enforcing federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability in the areas of voting, education, employment, housing, credit, the use of public facilities and public accommodations and in the administration of federally assisted programs. The Division also has the obligation to enforce specific criminal statutes including those concerning willful deprivation of constitutional rights under cover of law or through conspiracy and violent interference with federally protected activities. 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20530
Thomas Perez, Assistant Attorney General P: (202) 514-4609

F: (202)514-0293
Department of Justice
Criminal Division The Criminal Division enforces federal criminal statutes, including those of liquor, narcotics, counterfeiting, gambling, firearms, customs, and immigration laws, as wetl as treason, espionage, and Nazi war crimes. The division also handles certain civil matters relating to its criminal jurisdiction. 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20530
Lanny Breuer, Assistant Attorney General P: (202) 514-2000
Department of Justice
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) The primary responsibilities of the Drug Enforcement Administration include: investigation of major narcotic violators who operate at interstate and international levels; seizure and forfeiture of assets derived from, traceable to, or intended to be used for illicit drug trafficking; enforcement of regulations governing the legal manufacture, distribution, and dispensing of controlled substances; management of a national narcotics intelligence system; coordination with federal, state and local law enforcement authorities and cooperation with counterpart agencies abroad; and training, scientific research, and information exchange in support of drug traffic prevention and control. 8701 Morrissette Dr. Mail Stop AES
Springfield, VA22152
Michele Leonhart, Administrator P: (202) 307-1000
P: 800-882-9539
Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Prisons The Federal Bureau of Prisons is responsible for the custody and care of federal inmates. Its mission is to protect society by confining offenders in facilities that are safe, secure, humane, and cost-effective, and to assist offenders in becoming law-abiding citizens by providing them work and other self- improvement opportunities. 320 1st St. NW
Washington, DC 20534
Thomas Kane, Director P: (202) 307-3198
Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs (OJP) The Office of Justice Programs serves as the principal federal agency responsible for maximizing efficiency and effectiveness in the nation's criminal justice system. The mission of the OJP is: identifying emerging criminal justice issues, developing and testing promising approaches to address these issues, evaluating program results, and disseminating those findings and other information to state and local governments. 810 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20531
Laurie Robinson, Assistant Attorney General P: (202) 307-0703

F: (202)514-5958
Department of Justice
United States Parole Commission The United States Parole Commission determines parole eligibility for federal inmates, imposes conditions of parole, and revokes parole when necessary. It has jurisdiction over federal offenders, D.C. Code offenders, Uniform Code of Military Justice offenders, transfer-treaty cases, and state probationers and parolees in federal witness protection programs. 90 K St. NE, 3rd FI.
Washington, DC 20530
Isaac Fulwood Jr., Chair P: (202) 346-7000
Department of Justice
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) Formerly known as the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, the Employee Benefits Security Administration is charged with overseeing the protection of employee benefits. The EBSA creates regulations regarding who may manage employee benefit and pension plans. 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Ste. S-2524
Washington, DC 20210
Phyllis C. Borzi, Assistant Secretary P: (202) 693-8300

F: (202)219-5526
Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration (ETA) The Employment and Training Administration encompasses a group of offices and services that have been established to implement the responsibilities assigned to the Department of Labor relating to employment services, work experience, work training programs and unemployment insurance. ETA funds and regulates training and employment programs administered by state and local agencies. 200 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20210
Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary P: (202) 693-3984
P: 877-872-5627
F: (202)693-2726
Department of Labor
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) The Mine Safety and Health Administration develops and promulgates mandatory safety and health standards, ensures compliance with such standards, assesses civil penalties for violations, investigates accidents, cooperates with and provides assistance to the states in the development of effective state mine safety and health programs, improves and expands training programs in cooperation with the states and the mining industry, and, in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of the Interior, contributes to the improvement and expansion of mine safety and health research and development. All of these activities are aimed at preventing and reducing mine accidents and occupational diseases in the mining industry. 1100Wilson Blvd., 21st FI.
Arlington, VA 22209-3939
Joseph Main, Assistant Secretary P: (202) 693-9400

F: (202)693-9401
Department of Labor
Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) The Veterans' Employment and Training Service enforces the policies created to benefit veterans. VETS ensures the existence of training opportunities, counseling, job placement services, and other benefits for veterans, as well as assists veterans in resecuring jobs held prior to active duty. 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Ste. S-1325
Washington, DC 20210
  P: (202) 693-4700

F: (202)693-4754
Department of Labor
Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance (AVC) Known until 2010 as the Bureau of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation, the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance leads the State Department's work on arms control, verification, and compliance, including related policy-making, negotiations, and implementation. Through seven sub agencies, the AVC seeks to advance national and international security through the negotiation and implementation of effectively verifiable and diligently enforced arms control and disarmament agreements involving weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery as well as certain conventional weapons. 2201 C St. NW
Washington, DC 20520
Rose Gottemoeller, Assistant Secretary P: (202) 647-1488

F: (202)647-6074

Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs The Bureau of Consular Affairs creates and oversees policies and regulations regarding consular services offered to American citizens in foreign countries. Within this bureau, the Office of Overseas Citizen Services supports U.S. embassies worldwide regarding deaths, arrests, robberies and other crimes, and a variety of other concerns. The Passport Services Office, in addition to issuing passports to U.S. citizens, oversees laws regarding the determination of U.S. citizenship. The Office of Visa Services issues visas into the U.S., arid the Office of Children's Issues regulates international adoption and international parental child abduction. 2201 C St. NW
Washington, DC 20520
Janice Jacobs, Assistant Secretary P: (202) 647-1488

F: (202)647-6074
Department of State
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) The Federal Aviation Administration is charged with regulating air commerce to foster aviation safety; promoting civil aviation and a national system of airports; achieving efficient use of navigable airspace; and developing and operating a common system of air traffic control and air navigation for both civilian and military aircraft. Orville Wright Bldg., FOB 10A 800 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20591
J. Randolph Babbitt, Administrator P: (202) 267-3883
P: 866-835-5322
Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) The Federal Highway Administration encompasses highway transportation in its broadest scope, seeking to coordinate highways with other modes of transportation to achieve the most effective balance of transportation systems and facilities under cohesive federal transportation policies as contemplated by the Department of Transportation Act. FHWA is concerned with the total operation and environment of the highway systems, with particular emphasis on improvement of highway-oriented aspects of highway safety. It sets functional safety standards for the design, construction and maintenance of the nation's highways and safety standards for commercial motor carriers engaged in interstate or foreign commerce. 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20590
Victor Mendez, Administrator P: (202) 366-4000
Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was established in 2000 to promote safety in motor carriers operations. It administers several programs: Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program; Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement; Commercial Driver's License Program; Data and Analysis; Research and Technology Program; Border and International; Hazardous Materials; and Licensing and Insurance. 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Ste. W60-300
Washington, DC 20590
Anne Ferro, Administrator P: (202) 366-9999
P: 800-832-5660
F: (202)366-7298
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) The purpose of the Federal Railroad Administration is to consolidate government support of rail transportation activities, provide a unified and unifying national rail transportation policy, regulate the safety aspects of all rail transportation in the United States, administer and enforce rail safety laws, administer financial assistance programs for certain railroads, conduct research and development in support of improved inter-dty ground transportation and the future requirements for rail transportation, provide for the rehabilitation of northeast corridor rail passenger service, and consolidate government support of rail transportation activities. 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20590
Joe Szabo, Administrator P: (202) 493-6024

F: (202)493-6413
Department of Transportation
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) The missions of the Federal Transit Administration are to assist in the development of improved mass transportation fadlities, equipment, techniques, and methods; to encourage the planning and establishment of area-wide urban mass transportation system needed for economical and desirable urban development, with the cooperation of mass transportation companies; and to provide financial assistance to state and local governments to help implement national goals relating to mobility for elderly persons, persons with disabilities, and economically disadvantaged persons. 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20590
Peter Rogoff, Administrator P: (202) 366-4000
Department of Transportation
Maritime Administration (MARAD) The Maritime Administration administers programs to aid in the development, promotion, and operation of the United States merchant fleet, which serves the nation's foreign and domestic shipping needs and provides support to the armed forces during times of national emergency. MARAD administers subsidy programs; constructs or supervises the construction of merchant type ships for the federal government; administers a War Risk Insurance program that insures operators and seamen against losses caused by hostile action if domestic commercial insurance is not available; regulates sales to aliens and transfers to foreign registry of ships that are fully or partially owned by United States citizens. It also disposes of government-owned ships found non-essential for national defense. West Bldg. 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20590
David Matsuda, Administrator P: (202) 366-4000
P: 800-996-2723
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was established to carry out a congressional mandate to reduce the mounting number of deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from traffic accidents on the nation's highways. It also provides motor vehicle damage susceptibility and ease of repair information, motor vehicle inspection demonstrations, and protection of purchasers of motor vehicles having altered odometers, and provides average standards for greater vehicle mileage per gallon of fuel and mandatory minimum safety standards for domestic and foreign vehicles sold in the United States. West Bldg. 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20590
David Strickland, Administrator P: (202) 366-4000
P: 888-327-4236
Department of Transportation
Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings Office of the General Counsel The Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings enforces non-safety-related rules and regulations of air carriers, including unfair or deceptive practices, violations of overbooking regulations, and other regulations concerning consumer affairs. 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20590
D.J. Gribben, Assistant General Counsel P: (202) 366-4702

F: (202)366-3388
Department of Transportation
Office of Aviation and International Affairs The Office of Aviation and International Affairs develops and coordinates policy related to economic regulation of the airline industry. Its Aviation Analysis division sets service levels of essential air service and monitors air carriers' reliability and performance. The International Aviation division develops and executes the international aviation policy of the U.S., and administers economic regulations regarding foreign air travel. 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20590
Christa Fomarotto, Assistant Secretary P: (202) 366-8822

F: (202)493-2005
Department of Transportation
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety is a divi-sion within the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration that develops and issues regulations for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by all modes, excluding bulk transportation by water. The regulations cover shipping and carrier operations, packaging and container specifications, and hazardous materials definitions. East Bldg., 2nd FI. 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20590
Magdy El-Sibale, Assodate Administrator P: (202) 366-1634

F: (202)366-7431
Department of Transportation
Office of Hearings The Office of Hearings conducts formal proceedings requiring oral evidence concerning the regulatory powers of the Department of Transportation. 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20590
Ronnie Yoder, Chief Administrative Law Judge P: (202) 366-2142

F: (202)366-7536
Department of Transportation
Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) The Office of Pipeline Safety is a division within the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration that establishes and provides for enforcement of safety standards for the transportation of gas and hazardous liquids by pipeline. 2nd FI. 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20590
Rita Freeman-Kelly, Executive Director P: (202) 366-4595

F: (202)493-2311
Department of Transportation
Research and Innovative Technology Administration The Research and Innovative Technology Administration was established in 2004 to coordinate and advance transportation research efforts within the Department of Transportation. It encompasses the Transportation Safety Institute, University Transportation Centers, and the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20590
Gregory Winfree, Administrator P: (202) 366-4792
P: 800-853-1351
Department of Transportation
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation is responsible for the development, operation and maintenance of that part of the seaway between Montreal and Lake Erie, within the territorial limits of the United States. It is the function of the SLSDC to provide a safe, efficient, and effective water artery for maritime commerce, both in peacetime and in time of national emergency. 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Ste. W32-300
Washington, DC 20590
Cotlister Johnson Jr., Administrator P: (202) 366-0091
P: 800-785-2779
F: (202)366-7147
Department of Transportation
Surface Transportation Board (STB) The Surface Transportation Board was created in 1996 to take the place of the independent agency Interstate Commerce Commission. The STB is responsible for the oversight of companies that engage in transportation within the United States. It also adjudicates disputes and regulates interstate surface transportation. 395 E St. SW
Washington, DC 20423
Daniel Elliott III, Chair P: (202) 245-0245

F: (202)565-9016
Department of Transportation
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau regulates and collects revenue from the alcohol and tobacco industries. The TTB also investigates trade violations, issues permits, inspects manufacturing plants, and reviews labeling and advertising practices. 1310 G St. NW, Box 12
Washington, DC 20005
John Manfreda, Administrator P: (202) 927-5000

F: (202)927-5611
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) The Internal Revenue Service is responsible for administering and enforcing the internal revenue laws and related statutes, except those relating to alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives. The IRS mission is to encourage and achieve the highest possible degree of voluntary compliance with the tax laws and regulations and to conduct itself so as to warrant the highest degree of public confidence in its integrity and efficiency of the Service. IRS activities include also preparation and issuance of rulings and regulations to supplement the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. 1111 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20224
Douglas Shulman, Commissioner P: (202) 622-5440
P: 800-829-1040
Department of the Treasury
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency exercises general supervision over the operations of national banks, including trust activities and overseas operations. The Comptroller, as the administrator of national banks, is responsible for the execution of laws relating to national banks, and promulgates rules and regulations governing the operations of national and District of Columbia banks. OCC regulates the foreign activities of national banks and bank holding companies and issues charters to foreign banks that wish to operate branches in the United States if those branches operate like national banks. Approval of the Comptroller is required for the organization of new national banks, conversion of state-chartered banks into national banks, consolidations or mergers of banks where the surviving institution is a national bank, and the establishment of branches by national banks. 250 E St. SW
Washington, DC 20219
John Walsh, Comptroller P: (202) 874-4880
P: 800-613-6743
Department of the Treasury

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