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

XII. BACKLOGS, CONSULTATIONS, AND COMPARISONS

A. Backlogs of FOIA Requests and Administrative Appeals
 

Number of Backlogged
Requests as of End of Fiscal Year

Number of Backlogged
Appeals as of End of Fiscal Year

AGENCY OVERALL

92

1

Discuss/Explain the backlog here(Optional): Due to the complexity, requests may not be processed within 20 days.


B. Consultations on FOIA Requests Received, Processed, and Pending Consultations

Number of
Consultations Received
from Other Agencies
that Were Pending at
Your Agency as of
Start of the Fiscal Year

Number of
Consultations
Received from Other
Agencies During the
Fiscal Year

Number of
Consultations Received
from Other Agencies
that Were Processed by
Your Agency During
the Fiscal Year

Number of
Consultations Received
from Other Agencies
that Were Pending at
Your Agency as of
End of the Fiscal Year

AGENCY
OVERALL

NA

NA

NA

NA


C. Consultations on FOIA Requests Ten Oldest Consultations Received from Other Agencies and Pending at Your Agency
 

10th Oldest
Consultation and
Number of
Days Pending

9th

8th

7th

6th

5th

4th

3rd

2nd

Oldest Consultation
and Number of
Days Pending

AGENCY
OVERALL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0


D. Comparison of Numbers of Requests from Previous and Current
Annual Report Requests Received, Processed, and Backlogged

 

NUMBER OF REQUESTS RECEIVED

NUMBER OF REQUESTS PROCESSED

Number Received
During Fiscal Year
from Last Years
Annual Report

Number Received
During Fiscal Year
from Current
Annual Report

Number Processed
During Fiscal Year
from Last Years
Annual Report

Number Processed
During Fiscal Year
from Current
Annual Report

AGENCY OVERALL

319

315

306*

271


* One request processed retroactively during fiscal year.

Number of Backlogged Requests
 

Number of Backlogged Requests as of End of the Fiscal Year from Previous Annual Report

Number of Backlogged Requests as of End of the Fiscal Year from Current Annual Report

AGENCY OVERALL

48

92


E. Comparison of Numbers of Administrative Appeals from Previous and Current
Annual Report Appeals Received, Processed, and Backlogged

 

NUMBER OF REQUESTS RECEIVED

NUMBER OF REQUESTS PROCESSED

Number Received
During Fiscal Year
from Last Years
Annual Report

Number Received
During Fiscal Year
from Current
Annual Report

Number Processed
During Fiscal Year
from Last Years
Annual Report

Number Processed
During Fiscal Year
from Current
Annual Report

AGENCY OVERALL

9

5

7

7


Number of Backlogged Appeals
 

Number of Backlogged Appeals as of End of
the Fiscal Year from Previous Annual Report

Number of Backlogged Appeals as of End of
the Fiscal Year from Current Annual Report

AGENCY OVERALL

3

1

F. Discussion of Other FOIA Activities (Optional)

Agency hired a contractor for approximately 90 days to assist with FOIA processing and tracking of all incoming requests.