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					Office of Government Information Services Open Cases
Case Number




                           10-0004




                           10-0021




                           10-0088




                           10-0104
10-0122




10-0139




10-0144




10-0153
10-0160




10-0168




10-0190




10-0200
10-0202




10-0207




10-0212




10-0245
10-0246




10-0248




10-0254




10-0256
10-0259




10-0264




10-0271




10-0274
10-0278




10-0282




10-0283




10-0284
10-0285




10-0286




10-0290




10-0295
10-0296




10-0298




10-0302




10-0303
10-0304




10-0307




10-0308




10-0310
10-0311




10-0313




10-0314




10-0315
10-0316




10-0318
as of August 27, 2010
Date Received                       Dept/Agency   Category




                        06-Jan-10        DOT           Fees




                        22-Jan-10        DOL          Denial




                        19-Mar-10        DOJ          Denial




                        26-Mar-10       State         Denial
05-Apr-10               HHS           Agency practices




14-Apr-10                n/a               Denial




16-Apr-10   USPS, DOJ, NSA, CIA, TreasuryPrivacy Act




26-Apr-10                n/a          Agency practices
27-Apr-10   State   Fees




29-Apr-10   DOJ     Denial




13-May-10   n/a      Info




17-May-10   DOJ     Denial
17-May-10   State and DHS   Delay




20-May-10       DOJ         Denial




24-May-10        VA         Fees




17-Jun-10   Treasury, DOE   Fees
24-Jun-10                      DOD              Denial




24-Jun-10                                        Delay
            DHS, HHS, DOD, Natl Endowment for Democracy




30-Jun-10                       VA              Denial




01-Jul-10                      DOJ               Info
07-Jul-10     DOI      Denial




08-Jul-10     DOJ




14-Jul-10   DOJ, DHS   Denial




19-Jul-10     DOJ      Delay
20-Jul-10     DHS      Denial




22-Jul-10    DOD       Fees




20-Jul-10   Treasury   Delay




20-Jul-10     DOJ      Delay
20-Jul-10   DOJ   Delay




20-Jul-10   HHS   Delay




27-Jul-10   DOJ   Delay




30-Jul-10   DOJ   Denial
30-Jul-10   Commerce   Delay




03-Aug-10     DOJ      Delay




06-Aug-10     DHS      Denial




09-Aug-10   VA, DOL    Delay
10-Aug-10      DOJ       Ombuds issues




10-Aug-10      EPA           Delay




10-Aug-10   DOJ & NARA      Denial




16-Aug-10      DOJ          Denial
17-Aug-10   DOJ   Agency practices




20-Aug-10   DOJ        Delay




23-Aug-10   DOJ       Denial




24-Aug-10   DOL   Agency practices
12-Aug-10   DOL   Fees




26-Aug-10   DHS   Delay
Description                   Status          Notes




                              search fees for Spoke
                                               EIS-related documents in and FPL several times, both of pertaining spoken
Customer believes FAA chargedFacilitating resolution to FAA FOIA Officercontradiction of CEQ regulationwhom haveto NEPA.to customer regarding issue.




                                Fact finding   Admin. DOL OGC and pursuant on several occasions. Met appeal and customer seeking OGIS input on c
Request for "native electronic format" of OSHASpoke toManual posted customer to (a)(2) denied. Preparingwith customer to discuss issues. Consulting w




                             of information under
                                              Discussed issues with FPL and 300aa-12(d)(4)(A) and 6.
Customer disputes withholdingFacilitating resolution Exemptions 3 (42 U.S.C. requested OIP reconsideration of appeal decision.




                               Fact getting Analyst that were withheld agency and requester on numerous occasions regarding requests pending. A
Customer is requesting assistance infinding documentsbeen in contact with in a FOIA request.
                             process of resolutionis discussing the issue with the agency and the without citing an exemption or formally denying relea
                                              OGIS
Customer questioned agency's Facilitatingdeleting certain information from a preliminary response Justice Department's Office of Information Policy. FDA




                               in obtaining   OGIS clarified regarding customer and will discuss matter waiver.
Customer is seeking assistance Fact finding more informationissues withwithholdings and for denial of fee with CIA.




                               from OGIS on Privacy Act cases to with the PA
                                              provided
Customer is seeking assistance Ombuds serviceOGIS cannot assist6 agencies. requests, however OGIS analyst has contacted agencies for the status of re




                               Facilitating resolutionto discuss matter with CIA week
                                                OGIS
Customer is seeking OGIS assistance with the assignment of rights from JMP to NSC. of 5/10/2010.
                               Facilitating Customer asked to be placed in a favorable fee category; agency denied that treatment. Both parties agre
Customer disputes denial of fee waiver. resolution




                             of information under Exemptions and called
                                              OGIS
Customer disputes withholdingFacilitating resolutionand OIP met 6 and 7(C).the requester on 08/04/10 to directly discuss the matter and potential resolu




                               Fact on the      Fact sheet not included
Customer is looking for information finding services provided by OGIS w 5/28 letter, so re-sent & answered specific ombuds questions; also asked for co




                             Fact finding    Analyst drafted
Customer disputes the withholding of information requested. a letter to customer.
                              the status resolution
                                                delayed requests
Customer seeks information onFacilitating of 20Department of State forwarded an updated status of all cases (28). Analyst has followed up with the custo




                             Fact finding     The agency pulled requested.
Customer disputes the withholding of 388 of 405 pages of recordsthe file and will discuss further with OGIS.




                             Fact finding     Customer appealed the agency's response. OGIS will discuss the issue with the general counsel's Center to
Agency quoted the requester $50,000 to pull 1,000 records requested for review, not duplication, citing an agreement with the Federal Records office to




                               Fact finding   The requester Department adverse decision and OGIS will follow up on the fee issue as the appeal details
Initial FOIA request to Department of Energy was re-routed toappealed the of Treasury and requester disputes the fees as well as some processing moves
                              requested      OGIS
Customer was denied access toFact findingrecords. is gathering agency representatives to discuss best practices with requests such as these and hopes t




                                Fact multiple Sent acknowledgement letter 7/6/10, received consent. Obtained status of all agencies except DoD at thi
Customer is looking for the status offinding requests.




                              Fact finding
Customer disputes the denial of request.      OGIS is gathering agency representatives to discuss best practices with requests such as these and hopes t




                              Fact finding  Sent letter with information about OGIS, FOIA denial
Customer looking for information about mediation and what OGIS can do regarding an appealand PA along with consent.
                             Assigned to analyst
                                             Two
Customer disputes the withholding of information. phone conversations with the customer regarding request, will consult with agency regarding denial.




                              Assigned
Customer disputes the denial of appeal. to analyst




                             Assigned to analyst
Customer disputes the withholding of information.




                                Fact request.
Customer is looking for the status offinding
                             Fact finding    The agency claimed and the fact that some on its end before speaking again with OGIS about the request.
Customer questions both the substance of the exemptions wanted to do some fact finding were claimed for the first time on appeal, leaving no opportun




                               Fact finding
Customer is disputing the denial of a fee waiver




                                Facilitating resolution
Customer is looking for the status of request. 8/2 - contacted customer to request additional information. 8/11 - spoke to Treasury, release expected by




                                Fact request. Customer also seeking information on agency practices.
Customer is looking for the status offinding
                                Fact request. Customer also seeking information on agency practice.
Customer is looking for the status offinding




                               Fact finding      OGIS spoke an injunction as rationale to prohibit release; the customer disputes that gather the
The agency has cited a D.C. District Court decision involvingwith the agency generally about the case on 08/19/10 and the agency willapplication.proper r




                                Fact request. OGIS advised customer that we do not handle PA requests and asked the customer for more information t
Customer is looking for the status offinding




                             Assigned to analyst
Customer disputes the withholding of information requested.
                                Admin request This issue has been added
Customer is looking for the status of a closure for expedited processing. to case no. 10-0196, which has been re-opened.




                                Fact request.
Customer is looking for the status offinding




                             Fact finding
Customer disputes the withholding of information indexed in documents responding to a request.




                                Ombuds service provided
Customer is looking for the status of request. Sent customer info on OGIS/FOIA and consent form.
                                Fact requests Sent letter with BOP.
Customer is looking for the status offinding and appeals asking for consent on 8/18/10, awaiting response from customer before attempting to contact




                                Assigned to analyst
Customer is looking for the status of request.




                             Fact finding
Customer disputes the withholding of information requested.




                             Facilitating resolutionSent customer a appears to have been the name
                                              8/24
Customer requested information from a database the name of which letter informing him ofchanged. change and asking him for consent if this does not
                               Assigned to butOGIS waiting for the customer to return the signed consent prior to contacting agency.
                                                wrote
Agency initially accepted customer's appealanalyst is back seven months later stating that the appeal had not actually been received in a timely fashion




                                Fact request.
Customer is looking for the status offinding




                             Assigned to analyst
Customer disputes the withholding of information requested.




                              Assigned a conflict
Customer is seeking advice from OGIS onto analyst of interest issue.
                              Assigned to
Customer disputes the denial of fee waiver analyst




                                Assigned to analyst
Customer is looking for the status of request.
oken to customer regarding issue. Consulted with CEQ and OIP; drafting final response.




mer to discuss issues. Consulting with DOJ OIP and DOL.




ons regarding requests pending. Awaiting a response from agency regarding a 2nd request from customer to move that one along. Follow up 8/25/10.
s Office of Information Policy. FDA, OIP and OGIS are working on a solution and will keep the requester apprised.




acted agencies for the status of requests and appeals. All agencies except CIA and OIP have been successful. Awaiting new consent to contact OIP again (8/20/10).
 that treatment. Both parties agreed on 08/17/10 to a fee amount; the agency began processing the request. The customer asked OGIS to leave the file open until record




uss the matter and potential resolutions. The agency's component is evaluating options to resolve the dispute.




mbuds questions; also asked for consent
yst has followed up with the customer and attorney, awaiting response. Also received USCIS statuses.




th the general counsel's office to determine whether the fee category can be decided at the threshold level rather than on appeal.




the fee issue as the appeal moves forward.
equests such as these and hopes to meet in late September.




s of all agencies except DoD at this point. Customer has been informed via phone of the current statuses. Follow up on 9/1.




equests such as these and hopes to meet in late September.
sult with agency regarding denial.
gain with OGIS about the request.




e to Treasury, release expected by 8/13.
he agency will gather the proper representatives to speak more specifically about it and call OGIS.




e customer for more information to clarify the issue and determine if we can assist him further.
mer before attempting to contact agency.




ng him for consent if this does not answer his question completely.
ontacting agency.
along. Follow up 8/25/10.
nsent to contact OIP again (8/20/10).
sked OGIS to leave the file open until records received.

				
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