VI. APPEALS OF INITIAL DENIALS OF FOIA/PA REQUESTS

A. Numbers of appeals

1. Number of appeals received during fiscal year   3,574

2. Number of appeals processed during fiscal year   4,357

B. Disposition of appeals.

1. Number completely upheld   1,764

2. Number partially reversed   183

3. Number completely reversed   89

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

(1) Exemption 1   120

(2) Exemption 2   380

(3) Exemption 3   119

(4) Exemption 4   3

(5) Exemption 5   270

(6) Exemption 6   174

(7) Exemption 7(A)   224

(8) Exemption 7(B)   0

(9) Exemption 7(C)   1,112

(10) Exemption 7(D)   347

(11) Exemption 7(E)   131

(12) Exemption 7(F)   249

(13) Exemption 8   0

(14) Exemption 9   0

4. Other reasons for nondisclosure (total)   2,321

a. No records   754

b. Referrals   271

c. Request withdrawn   92

d. Fee-related reason   46

e. Records not reasonably described   0

f. Not a proper FOIA request for some other reason   153

g. Not an agency record   172

h. Duplicate request   68

i. Other (specify)   765

1) Remanded - 533
2) Failure of initial component to process initial action - 172
3) Judicial Adjudication/Litigation - 52
4) Expedited treatment denied - 8


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