DOJ FOIA 2006 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   3,278

2. Number of appeals processed during fiscal year   1,970

B. Disposition of appeals.

1. Number completely upheld   578

2. Number partially reversed   75

3. Number completely reversed   10

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

(1) Exemption 1  29

(2) Exemption 2  138

(3) Exemption 3  47

(4) Exemption 4  1

(5) Exemption 5   92

(6) Exemption 6  36

(7) Exemption 7(A)  48

(8) Exemption 7(B)   0

(9) Exemption 7(C)  344

(10) Exemption 7(D)  77

(11) Exemption 7(E)  55

(12) Exemption 7(F)   87

(13) Exemption 8   0

(14) Exemption 9   0

4. Other reasons for nondisclosure (total)   1,307

a. No records  495

b. Referrals  6

c. Request withdrawn  37

d. Fee-related reason   35

e. Records not reasonably described   0

f. Not a proper FOIA request for some other reason  169

g. Not an agency record  1

h. Duplicate request  56

i. Other (specify)   508

1) Remanded -- 291
2) Failure of initial component to process initial action -- 110
3) Judicial adjudication/litigation -- 75
4) Expedited treatment granted -- 23
5) Expedited treatment denied -- 7
6) Previously adjudicated -- 2

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