VI. APPEALS OF INITIAL DENIALS OF FOIA/PA REQUESTS

A. Numbers of appeals

1. Number of appeals received during fiscal year   4,547

2. Number of appeals processed during fiscal year   4,896

B. Disposition of appeals.

1. Number completely upheld   1,909

2. Number partially reversed   432

3. Number completely reversed   104

a. Number of times each FOIA exemption was used (counting each exemption once per appeal):

(1) Exemption 1   191

(2) Exemption 2   420

(3) Exemption 3   144

(4) Exemption 4   9

(5) Exemption 5   232

(6) Exemption 6   144

(7) Exemption 7(A)   225

(8) Exemption 7(B)   0

(9) Exemption 7(C)   1,376

(10) Exemption 7(D)   537

(11) Exemption 7(E)   180

(12) Exemption 7(F)   276

(13) Exemption 8   0

(14) Exemption 9   0

4. Other reasons for nondisclosure (total)   2,451

a. No records   712

b. Referrals   19

c. Request withdrawn   37

d. Fee-related reason   28

e. Records not reasonably described   0

f. Not a proper FOIA request for some other reason   143

g. Not an agency record   98

h. Duplicate request   26

i. Other (specify)   1,388

1) Failure of initial component to process initial action - 288
2) Revised/Remanded - 971
3) Judicial Adjudication/Litigation - 104
4) Expedited Treatment Granted/Denied - 25


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