DOJ FOIA 2001 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   4,056

2. Number of appeals processed

during fiscal year   4,172

B. Disposition of appeals.

1. Number completely upheld

  2,209

2. Number partially reversed

  96

3. Number completely reversed

  58

a. Number of times each FOIA

exemption was used (counting each exemption once per appeal):

(1) Exemption 1  

92

(2) Exemption 2  

318

(3) Exemption 3  

117

(4) Exemption 4  

4

(5) Exemption 5  

190

(6) Exemption 6  

166

(7) Exemption 7(A)  

175

(8) Exemption 7(B)  

0

(9) Exemption 7(C)  

1,060

(10) Exemption 7(D)  

356

(11) Exemption 7(E)  

125

(12) Exemption 7(F)  

152

(13) Exemption 8  

0

(14) Exemption 9  

0

4. Other reasons for nondisclosure

(total)   1,809

a. No records   390

b. Referrals   21

c. Request withdrawn  

23

d. Fee-related reason  

55

e. Records not reasonably

described   0

f. Not a proper FOIA request

for some other reason   170

g. Not an agency record  

43

h. Duplicate request  

31

i. Other (specify)  

1,076

1) Failure of initial component

to process initial action - 298

2) Remanded - 668

3) Judicial Adjudication/Litigation - 90

4) Expedited Treatment Granted/Denied - 20


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