DOJ FOIA 2004 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   3,004

2. Number of appeals processed

during fiscal year   2,933

B. Disposition of appeals.

1. Number completely upheld

  1,121

2. Number partially reversed

  157

3. Number completely reversed

  33

a. Number of times each FOIA

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

(1) Exemption 1  

81

(2) Exemption 2  

313

(3) Exemption 3  

133

(4) Exemption 4  

2

(5) Exemption 5  

183

(6) Exemption 6  

74

(7) Exemption 7(A)  

126

(8) Exemption 7(B)  

1

(9) Exemption 7(C)  

784

(10) Exemption 7(D)  

285

(11) Exemption 7(E)  

106

(12) Exemption 7(F)  

215

(13) Exemption 8  

0

(14) Exemption 9  

0

4. Other reasons for nondisclosure

(total)   1,622

a. No records   705

b. Referrals   14

c. Request withdrawn  

30

d. Fee-related reason  

55

e. Records not reasonably

described   0

f. Not a proper FOIA request

for some other reason   153

g. Not an agency record  

49

h. Duplicate request  

60

i. Other (specify)  

556

1) Remanded -- 290

2) Failure of initial component to process initial action -- 168

3) Judicial adjudication/litigation -- 86

4) Expedited treatment denied -- 12


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