VI. APPEALS OF INITIAL DENIALS OF FOIA/PA REQUESTS.

A. Numbers of appeals.

1. Number of appeals received during fiscal year   2,921

2. Number of appeals processed during fiscal year   2,441

B. Disposition of appeals.

1. Number completely upheld   797

2. Number partially reversed   126

3. Number completely reversed   13

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

(1) Exemption 1   46

(2) Exemption 2   242

(3) Exemption 3   91

(4) Exemption 4   4

(5) Exemption 5   142

(6) Exemption 6   79

(7) Exemption 7(A)   104

(8) Exemption 7(B)   0

(9) Exemption 7(C)   548

(10) Exemption 7(D)   163

(11) Exemption 7(E)   69

(12) Exemption 7(F)   139

(13) Exemption 8   0

(14) Exemption 9   0

4. Other reasons for nondisclosure (total)   1,505

a. No records   610

b. Referrals   4

c. Request withdrawn   53

d. Fee-related reason   30

e. Records not reasonably described   0

f. Not a proper FOIA request for some other reason   200

g. Not an agency record   0

h. Duplicate request   35

i. Other (specify)   573

1) Remanded -- 309
2) Failure of initial component to process initial action -- 166
3) Judicial adjudication/litigation -- 66
4) Expedited treatment denied -- 32


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