DOJ FOIA 2006 ANNUAL REPORT - INITIAL FOIA/PA ACCESS REQUESTS

V. INITIAL FOIA/PA ACCESS REQUESTS.

A. NUMBERS OF INITIAL REQUESTS.

  NUMBER OF REQUESTS
PENDING AS OF
END OF PRECEDING YEAR
NUMBER OF REQUESTS
RECEIVED IN
CURRENT YEAR
NUMBER OF REQUESTS
PROCESSED IN
CURRENT YEAR
NUMBER OF REQUESTS
PENDING AS OF
END OF CURRENT YEAR
OFFICE OF THE AG 167 216 229 154
OFFICE OF THE DAG 97 113 112 98
OFFICE OF THE ASSOC. AG 28 37 50 15
 
ANTITRUST 63 112 77 98
ATF 118 1,626 1,665 79
BOP 994 13,305 13,145 1,154
CIVIL 13 481 479 15
CIVIL RIGHTS 108 529 613 24
CRS 0 4 4 0
CRIMINAL 869 1,334 1,237 966
DEA 332* 1,883 1,785 430
ENRD 31 142 132 41
EOIR 1,731 10,093 10,891 933
EOUSA 2040** 4,189 4,485 1,744
EOUST 8 52 56 4
FBI 1,786 15,370 15,403 1,753
FCSC 0 8 8 0
JMD 32*** 185**** 178 39
NDIC 3 59 60 2
COPS 4 81 82 3
ODR 0 10 10 0
OFDT 1 21 20 2
OIP 41 504 498 47
OIG 3 206 200 9
OIPR 10 49 47 12
OIPL 7 3 9 1
OJP 64 391 377 78
OLC 2 78 74 6
OLP 39 104 99 44
OLA 33 35 26 42
Pardon Attorney 1 36 37 0
OPR 15 102 99 18
Public Affairs 36 15 40 11
OSG 18 110 105 23
OVW 3 21 23 1
PRAO 0 13 13 0
TAX 0 223 222 1
USMS 172 1,142 1,226 88
USNCB 1 194 194 1
USPC 67 916 915 68
 
TOTALS 8,937 53,992 54,925 8,004

* The discrepancy in the final pending count for the Annual FOIA Report for Fiscal Year 2005 and the beginning count for the Fiscal Year 2006 report is due to the transfer of data from one tracking database to the current redacting and tracking systm. Reconciliation of this data is still an ongoing process.

** Last year's annual report reflects that EOUSA had 1,706 pending requests at the end of Fiscal Year 2005. In past years, the number of requests EOUSA reported as pending never fully accounted for requests received during the year. Since EOUSA has automated its annual report, it is now able to generate more accurate data.

*** In Fiscal Year 2005, all FOIA requests received at the Department of Justice (DOJ) Mail Referral Unit were counted in the JMD report. This included requests that were referred to other DOJ components, as well as to agencies outside the DOJ. Beginning in the Fiscal Year 2006 report, JMD is counting only those FOIA requests that were transferred to other federal agencies. FOIA requests that are referred within the DOJ are counted by the components that process the requests. In addition, in Fiscal Year 2005, an error was made in listing 169 FOIA requests from the Mail Referral Unit as pending, because these 169 FOIA requests actually had been referred within the Department. This adjusts the number of requests pending at the end of Fiscal Year 2005 to 32.

**** In addition, JMD's Mail Referral Unit assisted FOIA requesters in 187 instances by either forwarding their requests or informing them of the appropriate federal agency to handle their requests.

 

B. DISPOSITION OF INITIAL REQUESTS

  NUMBER
OF
TOTAL
GRANTS
NUMBER
OF
PARTIAL
GRANTS
NUMBER
OF
DENIALS
NO
RECORDS
REFERRALS REQUEST
WITHDRAWN
FEE-
RELATED
REASON
RECORDS
NOT
REASONABLY
DESCRIBED
NOT A
PROPER
FOIA
REQUEST
FOR SOME
OTHER
REASON
NOT AN
AGENCY
RECORD
DUPLICATE
REQUEST
OTHER*
OFFICE OF THE AG 24 44 15 87 21 12 5 0 0 1 1 19
OFFICE OF THE DAG 13 17 14 44 7 4 0 0 0 0 1 12
OFFICE OF THE ASSOC. AG 4 2 3 31 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 3
 
ANTITRUST 6 14 14 40 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
ATF 204 492 166 249 10 7 97 49 241 63 41 46
BOP 9,693 1,169 156 622 38 67 384 226 387 261 142 0
CIVIL 129 56 29 199 17 7 7 4 16 4 11 0
CIVIL RIGHTS 245 137 38 105 4 17 8 8 7 0 7 37
CRS 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CRIMINAL 85 105 65 430 16 29 1 429 41 27 9 0
DEA 71 624 88 266 5 10 122 191 239 15 22 132
ENRD 18 28 2 62 2 13 0 5 0 1 0 1
EOIR 7,463 266 41 1,893 120 55 250 429 0 0 314 60
EOUSA 408 695 666 674 48 22 205 539 186 222 30 790
EOUST 5 13 1 18 0 1 5 13 0 0 0 0
FBI 54 2,432 146 11,310 0 720 90 52 6 0 586 7
FCSC 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
JMD 72 22 4 28 19 7 1 0 16 6 1 2
NDIC 9 9 2 32 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
COPS 35 32 0 10 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
ODR 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OFDT 3 3 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
OIP 49 5 2 70 248 33 3 3 0 53 2 30
OIG 34 56 16 84 5 2 0 1 0 1 1 0
OIPR 5 7 28 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
OIPL 1 1 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
OJP 116 40 5 175 20 18 3 0 0 0 0 0
OLC 11 24 18 20 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
OLP 20 45 0 17 13 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
OLA 5 11 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2
Pardon Attorney 10 13 1 10 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
OPR 15 27 13 24 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 10
Public Affairs 5 8 0 20 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
OSG 27 20 13 25 5 0 0 8 7 0 0 0
OVW 13 3 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PRAO 1 0 1 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
TAX 4 9 2 167 0 0 0 0 22 1 4 13
USMS 270 510 76 126 16 11 15 5 38 10 27 122
USNCB 6 34 26 88 4 1 0 0 4 0 1 30
USPC 404 71 2 92 2 73 29 0 241 0 1 0
 
TOTALS 19,537 7,045 1,653 17,071 647 1,122 1,229 1,965 1,455 677 1,203 1,321

* See following page for individual component explanations.

 

*EXPLANATION OF DISPOSITION OF INITIAL FOIA/PA REQUESTS:
OTHER REASONS FOR NONDISCLOSURE
(COLUMN MARKED "OTHER")

Component Number of Times Reason(s)
Office of the AG 19

11 Document referred to it not responsive
6 Failure to comply with requirements
1 Deferred decision to another component
1 Record previously provided

Office of the DAG 12

11 Document referred to it not responsive
1 Failure to comply with requirements

Office of the Assoc. AG 3 2 Failure to comply with requirements
1 Document referred to it not responsive
ATF 46 43 Failure to provide proof of identity/consent
3 Unable to locate requester
Civil Rights 37 17 Unable to locate requester
13 No certification of identity/consent
7 Unable to locate file
ENRD 1 Unable to contact requester
EOIR 60 45 Unable to locate file
10 Computer error
5 Combined with another FOIA request
EOUSA 790 440 No certification of identity/consent
285 Administrative closing
64 No forwarding address
FBI 7 Unable to locate file
JMD 2 1 Unable to locate requester
1 Records not responsive to request
NDIC 1 No certification of identity/consent
OIP 30 27 Failure to comply with requirements
1 Deferred decision to another component/agency
1 Document referred to it not responsive
1 Record peviously provided
OIPL 1 Failure to comply with requirements
OLA 2 Document referred to it not responsive
OPR 10 9 No certification of identity/consent
1 Records outside scope of request
Public Affairs 3 Failure to comply with requirements
Tax 13 Information made available on Tax Division Web site
USMS 122 49 No certification of identity/consent
30 Access granted by other means
11 FOIA/PA not applicable
10 Failure to identify district
8 No forwarding address
8 Requester no longer interested
6 Failure to provide CATS ID
USNCB 30 16 Failure to reply
10 Failure to comply with requirements
4 Unable to locate file

 

EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

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OFFICE OF THE AG 7 5 4 0 31 17 0 0 23 1 1 1 0 0
OFFICE OF THE DAG 9 1 7 0 24 5 4 0 6 2 0 1 0 0
OFFICE OF THE ASSOC. AG 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
 
ANTITRUST 0 1 8 3 13 4 9 0 5 3 0 0 0 0
ATF 0 257 118 33 72 188 55 0 288 23 57 0 0 0
BOP 0 266 0 25 494 101 11 0 0 375 20 81 0 0
CIVIL 1 0 2 8 54 15 10 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
CIVIL RIGHTS 0 8 8 5 75 12 23 0 130 0 0 0 0 0
CRS 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CRIMINAL 2 7 15 1 70 116 32 0 104 15 0 1 0 0
DEA 15 562 30 18 24 175 59 0 533 336 80 480 0 0
ENRD 0 2 1 0 5 12 2 0 11 0 1 0 0 0
EOIR 0 0 0 0 0 306 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
EOUSA 5 172 232 7 523 622 50 0 1,137 139 65 86 0 0
EOUST 0 3 2 3 10 14 1 0 6 3 3 0 0 0
FBI 693 1,923 463 4 117 2,159 145 40 2,531 1,604 610 54 0 0
FCSC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
JMD 0 0 0 9 4 2 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0
NDIC 0 6 0 0 2 6 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0
COPS 0 3 0 1 4 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OFDT 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
OIP 1 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
OIG 2 0 0 0 2 26 4 0 50 0 1 0 0 0
OIPR 28 1 0 0 7 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
OIPL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OJP 0 2 5 8 4 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OLC 5 0 0 0 40 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
OLP 0 0 0 0 3 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OLA 0 2 0 0 5 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Pardon Attorney 0 0 0 0 8 9 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
OPR 1 15 2 0 11 35 2 0 34 1 2 1 0 0
Public Affairs 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OSG 0 0 0 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OVW 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PRAO 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TAX 0 0 5 0 4 3 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
USMS 0 84 8 2 18 86 4 0 443 9 28 12 0 0
USNCB 0 34 0 0 1 17 5 0 52 33 7 0 0 0
USPC 0 1 0 0 9 61 0 0 61 1 0 0 0 0
 
TOTALS 769 3,357 910 129 1,678 4,141 420 40 5,461 2,548 877 720 0 0

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