2001 Freedom of Information Act Annual Report

FOIA Data Submission Form for Treasury Bureaus

Fiscal Year 2001
(Oct. 1, 2000-Sept. 30, 2001)

  1. and II.- A.  (Not for bureaus.)
  2. B.  Brief Description of your bureau’s response-time ranges.

    The response time in FY2001 averaged approximately 15 days for all requests.

    C.  Brief description why some requests are not granted.

    The most common reasons why requests for records could not be granted are: (1) the Mint maintains no responsive records; (2) records requested are in deliberative process stage, pursuant to Title 5, U.S.C., Section 552(b)(5); and (3) records requested contain business submitter information of a confidential/financial nature, pursuant to Title 5, U.S.C., Section 552(b)(4).

  3. Definition of terms and acronyms used in this report. N/A
  4. Exemption 3 Statutes.N/A
  5. FOIA/PA Access Requests. Include all access requests, whether first-party or third-party.

    A.  Number of initial requests.

    1. Number of requests pending as of end of preceding fiscal year: 21
    2. Number of requests received during current fiscal year: 103
    3. Number of requests processed during current fiscal year: 112
    4. Number of requests pending at the end of current reporting period: 12

    B.  Disposition of initial requests.

    1. Number of total grants: 38
    2. Number of partial grants: 30
    3. Number of denials: 2

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

      (b)(1) __ (b)(6) 7 (b)(7)(E) __
      (b)(2) 8 (b)(7)(A) __ (b)(7)(F) __
      (b)(3) __ (b)(7)(B) __ (b)(8) __
      (b)(4) 15 (b)(7)(C) __ (b)(9) __
      (b)(5) 14 (b)(7)(D) __  
    4. Other reasons for nondisclosure (total): 41

      1. no records 19
      2. referrals 0
      3. withdrawn 1
      4. fee-related 15
      5. records not reasonably described 4
      6. not a proper FOIA request for some other reason 2
      7. not an agency record 0 (not the type of record maintained by Treasury)
      8. duplicate request 0 (more than one request from the same requester which was received by the agency or forwarded from other sources)
      9. other (specify) 0
  6. Appeals of initial denials of FOIA/PA requests. Again, include all access requests, whether First-party or Third-party–all other requests.

    A.  Number of appeals.

    1. Number of appeals received during fiscal year: 10
    2. Number of appeals processed during fiscal year: 5

    B.  Disposition of appeals.

    1. Number completely upheld: 3
    2. Number partially reversed: 1
    3. Number completely reversed: 0

      a. number of times each FOIA exemption used (counting each exemption once per appeal):

      (b)(1) __ (b)(6) 1 (b)(7)(E) __
      (b)(2) __ (b)(7)(A) __ (b)(7)(F) __
      (b)(3) __ (b)(7)(B) __ (b)(8) __
      (b)(4) __ (b)(7)(C) __ (b)(9) __
      (b)(5) __ (b)(7)(D) __  
    4. Other reasons for non-disclosure (total): 3

      1. no records 2
      2. referrals 0
      3. withdrawn 1
      4. fee-related 0
      5. records not reasonably described 0
      6. not a proper request/appeal for some other reason 0
      7. not an agency record 0
      8. duplicate request 0
      9. other (specify) 0
  7. Compliance with Time Limits/Status of Pending Requests.

    A.  Median time for processing requests.

    1. Simple Requests (report only if multi-track processing is used. If not used, report as “N/A”). N/A

      a. Number of “simple requests” processed (closed): __
      b. Median number of days to process “simple requests”: __

    2. Complex Requests

      a. Number of requests processed: 112
      b. Median number of days to process: 15

    3. Requests for expedited processing. N/A

      a. number of expedited requests processed (closed): __
      b. median number of days to process expedited requests: __

    B.  Status of pending requests (bureaus using multiple tracks may provide number for each track, as well as total).

    1. Number of requests pending at end of FY2001: 12
    2. Median number of days that such requests were pending as of that date: 90
  8. Comparisons with Previous Years. (Not required.)
  9. Costs/FOIA Staffing.

    1. Staffing levels.
      1. Number of full-time FOIA personnel: 1
      2. Number of personnel with part-time or occasional FOIA duties: 0
      3. Total number of personnel (in work-years): 1
    2. Total costs (staff and resources combined).
      1. FOIA processing (including appeals): $66,432
      2. Litigation-related activities (estimated): $0
      3. Total Costs: $66,432
      4. Comparison with previous years. (Not required).
    3. Statement of additional resources needed for FOIA compliance (Optional).

      Additional support is needed from the Mint’s Office of the Chief Information Officer in order to comply with EFOIA mandates.

  10. Fees.

    A.  Total fees collected FY 2001: $910
    B.  Percentage of total costs: 1.37%

  11. FOIA Regulations. (Not for bureaus.)
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