DOJ FOIA 2002 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   3,746

2. Number of appeals processed

during fiscal year   3,491

B. Disposition of appeals.

1. Number completely upheld

  1,333

2. Number partially reversed

  190

3. Number completely reversed

  81

a. Number of times each FOIA

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

(1) Exemption 1  

67

(2) Exemption 2  

230

(3) Exemption 3  

66

(4) Exemption 4  

5

(5) Exemption 5  

158

(6) Exemption 6  

115

(7) Exemption 7(A)  

139

(8) Exemption 7(B)  

0

(9) Exemption 7(C)  

741

(10) Exemption 7(D)  

249

(11) Exemption 7(E)  

83

(12) Exemption 7(F)  

145

(13) Exemption 8  

0

(14) Exemption 9  

0

4. Other reasons for nondisclosure

(total)   1,887

a. No records   507

b. Referrals   33

c. Request withdrawn  

78

d. Fee-related reason  

57

e. Records not reasonably

described   0

f. Not a proper FOIA request

for some other reason   283

g. Not an agency record  

44

h. Duplicate request  

61

i. Other (specify)  

824

1) Failure of initial component

to process initial action - 217

2) Remanded - 557

3) Judicial Adjudication/Litigation - 46

4) Expedited Treatment Granted/Denied - 0/4


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