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c. Request withdrawn   23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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