DOJ FOIA 2000 ANNUAL REPORT - APPEALS OF INITIAL DENIALS

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c. Request withdrawn  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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