Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration

FY 2000 Annual FOIA Report

 

A. LIST EXEMPTION 3 STATUTES:

1. Brief description of type(s) of information withheld under each statute.

2. Statement of whether a court has upheld the use of each statute. If so cite example.

B. NUMBER OF INITIAL REQUESTS: (include all access requests, whether first party or third party)

1. Number of requests pending at end of FY 99 _______3________

2. Number of requests received during FY 00 _________94_________

3. Number of requests processed during FY 00 ________91_________

4. Number of requests pending at end of FY 00 _________6_________

C. DISPOSITION OF INITIAL REQUESTS:

1. Number of total grants ______30_________

2. Number of partial grants _____42__________

3. Number of denials __________1_______

a. Number of times each FOIA exemption used: (count each exemption once per request)

(1) Exemption 1 __________

(2) Exemption 2 _____1_____

(3) Exemption 3 __________

(4) Exemption 4 _____15_____

(5) Exemption 5 _____9_____

(6) Exemption 6 _____32_____

(7) Exemption 7(A) ___1_______

(8) Exemption 7(B) __________

(9) Exemption 7(C) ___1_______

(10) Exemption 7(D) ____5______

(11) Exemption 7(E) ____1______

(12) Exemption 7(F) __________

(13) Exemption 8 __________

(14) Exemption 9 __________

4. Other reasons for nondisclosure: (total)___18______

a. No records ____10______

b. Referred elsewhere ___6_______

c. Request withdrawn _____1_____

d. Fee-related reason __________

e. Records not reasonably described __________

f. Not a proper FOIA request for some reason _____1_____

g. Not an agency record __________

h. Duplicate request __________

i. Other (specify) __________

D. NUMBER OF APPEALS:

1. Number of appeals received during FY 00 ___1______

2. Number of appeals processed during FY 00 ___1_______

E. DISPOSITION OF APPEALS:

1. Number completely upheld ___1_______

2. Number partially reversed __________

3. Number completely reversed __________

a. Number of times each FOIA exemption used: (count each exemption once per appeal)

(1) Exemption 1 __________

(2) Exemption 2 __________

(3) Exemption 3 __________

(4) Exemption 4 __________

(5) Exemption 5 __________

(6) Exemption 6 __________

(7) Exemption 7(A) __________

(8) Exemption 7(B) __________

(9) Exemption 7(C) __________

(10) Exemption 7(D) __________

(11) Exemption 7(E) __________

(12) Exemption 7(F) __________

(13) Exemption 8 __________

(14) Exemption 9 __________

4. Other reasons for nondisclosure (total):____1____

a. No records ____1______

b. Referred elsewhere __________

c. Request withdrawn __________

d. Fee-related reason __________

e. Records not reasonably described __________

f. Not a proper FOIA request for some reason __________

g. Not an agency record __________

h. Duplicate request __________

i. Other (specify) __________

F. MEDIAN PROCESSING TIME FOR REQUESTS: (Example for calculation of median: Given 7 request completed during the fiscal year, aged 10, 25, 35, 65, 75, 80, and 400 days from date of perfection to date of completion, the total number of requests completed during the fiscal year would be 7 and the median age of the completed requests would be 65 days.)

1. Simple requests (if multiple tracks used)

a. Number of requests processed ____91______

b. Median number of days to process ____14______

2. Complex requests (specify for any and all tracks used)

a. Number of requests processed __________

b. Median number of days to process __________

3. Requests accorded expedited processing

a. Number of requests processed __________

b. Median number of days to process __________

G. STATUS OF PENDING REQUESTS: (Agencies using multiple tracks may provide numbers for each track as well as totals.)

1. Number of requests pending at end of FY 99 ____6______

2. Median number of days requests were pending at end of FY 99 ____9______

H. DESCRIBE AGENCY EFFORTS TO:

1. Improve timeliness _Added repeat request for credit card holders to FOIA website_________

2. Reduce backlog __________

3. Provide training __________

4. Add new categories of records __________

I. TOTAL COSTS: (include staff and all resources)

1. FOIA processing (including appeals) $69,238

2. Litigation-related activities (estimated) __________

3. Total costs $69,238

4. Statement of additional resources needed ________________

J. FEES:

1. Total fees collected for search, review, duplication, and other direct costs permitted by agency regulations $5,036

2. Percentage of total costs __8.5%________

K URL FOR AGENCY FOIA REGULATIONS: (including Fee Schedule):_www.usda.gov/gipsa/newsroom/e-foia/foia2.htm _____

L. STAFFING LEVELS:

1. Number of full-time FOIA personnel _________

2. Number of personnel with part-time or occasional FOIA duties (in work-years)__1___

3. Total number of personnel (Work-years) ____1______


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