Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2010
(October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010)
(as required by 5 U.S.C. 552)

Table of Contents

  1. BASIC INFORMATION REGARDING REPORT
  2. MAKING A FOIA REQUEST
  3. ACRONYMS, DEFINITIONS, AND EXEMPTIONS
  4. EXEMPTION 3 STATUTES
  5. FOIA REQUESTS
  6. ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS OF INITIAL DETERMINATIONS OF FOIA REQUESTS
  7. FOIA REQUESTS RESPONSE TIME FOR PROCESSED AND PENDING REQUESTS
  8. REQUESTS FOR EXPEDITED PROCESSING AND REQUESTS FOR FEE WAIVER
  9. FOIA PERSONNEL AND COSTS
  10. FEES COLLECTED FOR PROCESSING REQUESTS
  11. FOIA REGULATIONS
  12. BACKLOGS, CONSULTATIONS, AND COMPARISONS

II. MAKING A FOIA REQUEST

  1. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all individual agency components that receive FOIA requests.

    National Transportation Safety Board
    Attn: FOIA Requester Service Center, (CIO-40)
    490 L’Enfant Plaza, S.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20594-2000
    (202) 314-6540

  2. Brief description of why some requests are not granted and an overview of certain general categories of the agency's records to which the FOIA exemptions apply.

    The National Transportation Safety board is an independent Federal agency charged by congress with investigating transportation accidents, determining the probable cause and issuing safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents.

    Requests are made for accident investigation records.  The records most commonly withheld are those protected from release by another statute, those containing proprietary information, and draft reports.  The most commonly redacted information is that involving matters of personal privacy.