U.S. Access Board’s Annual Freedom of Information Act Report, for requests received in 2015.

The Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. § 552), provides a right of access to the public of government records.  The Act also allows the government to withhold certain information in responding to those requests in nine exemptions, including for national security, deliberative process and attorney client, and confidential business information, to name a few.

The information below is also available in an xml data file.

3. Agency Component Abbreviations

None, not applicable.  USAB, from United States Access Board, is used as an abbreviation for the agency.

IV. Exemption 3 Statutes
Statute Type of Information
Withheld
Case Citation Agency / Component Number of Times
Relied upon
by Agency / Component
Total Number of
Times Relied upon
by Agency Overall
N/A N/A N/A USAB 0 0

 

V.A. FOIA REQUESTS -- RECEIVED, PROCESSED AND PENDING FOIA REQUESTS
Agency / Component Number of Requests
Pending as of Start
of Fiscal Year
Number of
Requests Received
in Fiscal Year
Number of
Requests Processed
in Fiscal Year
Number of Requests
Pending as of End
of Fiscal Year
USAB 0 11 11 0

 

V.B.(1). DISPOSITION OF FOIA REQUESTS -- ALL PROCESSED REQUESTS
Agency / Component Number of Full Grants Number of Partial Grants / Partial Denials Number of Full Denials Based on Exemptions Number of Full Denials Based on Reasons Other than Exemptions TOTAL
No Records All Records Referred to Another Component or Agency Request Withdrawn Fee-Related Reason Records not Reasonably Described Improper FOIA Request for Other Reason Not Agency Record Duplicate Request Other *Explain in Chart Below
USAB 4 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11

 

V.B.(2). DISPOSITION OF FOIA REQUESTS -- "OTHER" REASONS FOR "FULL DENIALS BASED ON REASONS OTHER THAN EXEMPTIONS"
Agency / Component Description of "Other" Reasons for Denials from Chart B(1) Number of Times "Other" Reason Was Relied Upon TOTAL
USAB N/A 0 0

 

V.B.(3). DISPOSITION OF FOIA REQUESTS -- NUMBER OF TIMES EXEMPTIONS APPLIED
Agency / Component Ex. 1 Ex. 2 Ex. 3 Ex. 4 Ex. 5 Ex. 6 Ex. 7(A) Ex. 7(B) Ex. 7(C) Ex. 7(D) Ex. 7(E) Ex. 7(F) Ex. 8 Ex. 9
USAB 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

VI.A. ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS OF INITIAL DETERMINATIONS OF FOIA REQUESTS -- RECEIVED, PROCESSED, AND PENDING ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS
Agency / Component Number of Appeals
Pending as of Start
of Fiscal Year
Number of
Appeals Received
in Fiscal Year
Number of
Appeals Processed
in Fiscal Year
Number of Appeals
Pending as of End
of Fiscal Year
USAB 0 1 1 0

 

VI.B. DISPOSITION OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS -- ALL PROCESSED APPEALS
Agency / Component Number Affirmed on Appeal Number Partially Affirmed & Partially Reversed/Remanded on Appeal Number Completely Reversed/Remanded on Appeal Number of Appeals Closed for Other Reasons TOTAL
USAB 1 0 0 0 1

 

VI.C.(1). REASONS FOR DENIAL ON APPEAL -- NUMBER OF TIMES EXEMPTIONS APPLIED
Agency / Component Ex. 1 Ex. 2 Ex. 3 Ex. 4 Ex. 5 Ex. 6 Ex. 7(A) Ex. 7(B) Ex. 7(C) Ex. 7(D) Ex. 7(E) Ex. 7(F) Ex. 8 Ex. 9
USAB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

VI.C.(2). REASONS FOR DENIAL ON APPEAL -- REASONS OTHER THAN EXEMPTIONS
Agency / Component No Records Records Referred at Initial Request Level Request Withdrawn Fee-Related Reason Records not Reasonably Described Improper Request for Other Reasons Not Agency Record Duplicate Request or Appeal Request in Litigation Appeal Based Solely on Denial of Request for Expedited Processing Other *Explain in chart below
USAB 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

 

VI.C.(3). REASONS FOR DENIAL ON APPEAL -- "OTHER" REASONS
Agency / Component Description of "Other" Reasons for Denial on Appeal from Chart C(2) Number of Times "Other" Reason Was Relied Upon TOTAL
USAB N/A 0 0

 

VI.C.(4). RESPONSE TIME FOR ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS
Agency / Component Median Number of Days Average Number of Days Lowest Number of Days Highest Number of Days
AGENCY OVERALL 27.00 27.00 27.00 27.00

 

VI.C.(5). TEN OLDEST PENDING ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS
Agency / Component   10th Oldest Appeal 9th 8th 7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd Oldest Appeal
AGENCY OVERALL Date of Appeal N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Number of Days Pending 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

VII.A. FOIA REQUESTS -- RESPONSE TIME FOR ALL PROCESSED PERFECTED REQUESTS
Agency / Component SIMPLE COMPLEX EXPEDITED PROCESSING
Median Number of Days Average Number of Days Lowest Number of Days Highest Number of Days Median Number of Days Average Number of Days Lowest Number of Days Highest Number of Days Median Number of Days Average Number of Days Lowest Number of Days Highest Number of Days
AGENCY OVERALL 2 12 1 70 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

VII.B. PROCESSED REQUESTS -- RESPONSE TIME FOR PERFECTED REQUESTS IN WHICH INFORMATION WAS GRANTED
Agency / Component SIMPLE COMPLEX EXPEDITED PROCESSING
Median Number of Days Average Number of Days Lowest Number of Days Highest Number of Days Median Number of Days Average Number of Days Lowest Number of Days Highest Number of Days Median Number of Days Average Number of Days Lowest Number of Days Highest Number of Days
AGENCY OVERALL 2 9 1 26 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

VII.C. PROCESSED SIMPLE REQUESTS -- RESPONSE TIME IN DAY INCREMENTS
Agency / Component <1-20
Days
21-40
Days
41-60
Days
61-80
Days
81-100 Days 101-120 Days 121-140 Days 141-160 Days 161-180 Days 181-200 Days 201-300 Days 301-400 Days 401+
Days
TOTAL
USAB 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11

 

VII.C. PROCESSED COMPLEX REQUESTS -- RESPONSE TIME IN DAY INCREMENTS
Agency / Component <1-20
Days
21-40
Days
41-60
Days
61-80
Days
81-100 Days 101-120 Days 121-140 Days 141-160 Days 161-180 Days 181-200 Days 201-300 Days 301-400 Days 401+
Days
TOTAL
USAB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

VII.C. PROCESSED REQUESTS GRANTED EXPEDITED PROCESSING -- RESPONSE TIME IN DAY INCREMENTS
Agency / Component <1-20
Days
21-40
Days
41-60
Days
61-80
Days
81-100 Days 101-120 Days 121-140 Days 141-160 Days 161-180 Days 181-200 Days 201-300 Days 301-400 Days 401+
Days
TOTAL
USAB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

VII.D. PENDING REQUESTS -- ALL PENDING PERFECTED REQUESTS
Agency / Component SIMPLE COMPLEX EXPEDITED PROCESSING
Number Pending Median Number of Days Average Number of Days Number Pending Median Number of Days Average Number of Days Number Pending Median Number of Days Average Number of Days
AGENCY OVERALL 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A

 

VII.E. PENDING REQUESTS -- TEN OLDEST PENDING PERFECTED REQUESTS
Agency / Component   10th Oldest Request 9th 8th 7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd Oldest Request
AGENCY OVERALL Date of Receipt N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Number of Days Pending 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

VIII.A. REQUESTS FOR EXPEDITED PROCESSING
Agency / Component Number Granted Number Denied Median Number of Days to Adjudicate Average Number of Days to Adjudicate Number Adjudicated Within Ten Calendar Days
AGENCY OVERALL 0 0 N/A N/A 0

 

VIII.B. Requests for Fee Waiver
Agency / Component Number Granted Number Denied Median Number of Days to Adjudicate Average Number of Days to Adjudicate
AGENCY OVERALL 5 0 1 1

 

IX. FOIA Personnel and Costs
Agency / Component PERSONNEL COSTS
Number of "Full-Time FOIA Employees" Number of "Equivalent Full-Time FOIA Employees" Total Number of "Full-Time FOIA Staff" Processing Costs Litigation-Related Costs Total Costs
USAB 0 0.5 0.5 $15,000.00 $0.00 $15,000.00

 

X. Fees Collected for Processing Requests
Agency / Component Total Amount of Fees Collected Percentage of Total Costs
USAB $0.00 0.00%

 

XII.A. Backlogs of FOIA Requests and Administrative Appeals
Agency / Component Number of Backlogged Requests as of End of Fiscal Year Number of Backlogged Appeals as of End of Fiscal Year
USAB 0 0

 

XII.B. CONSULTATIONS ON FOIA REQUESTS -- RECEIVED, PROCESSED, AND PENDING CONSULTATIONS
Agency / Component Number of Consultations Received from Other Agencies that were Pending at the 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 the Agency During the Fiscal Year Number of Consultations Received from Other Agencies that were Pending at the Agency as of End of the Fiscal Year
USAB 0 0 0 0

 

XII.C. CONSULTATIONS ON FOIA REQUESTS -- TEN OLDEST CONSULTATIONS RECEIVED FROM OTHER AGENCIES AND PENDING AT THE AGENCY
Agency / Component   10th Oldest Consultation 9th 8th 7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd Oldest Consultation
AGENCY OVERALL Date N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Number of Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

XII.D.(1). COMPARISON OF NUMBERS OF REQUESTS FROM PREVIOUS AND CURRENT ANNUAL REPORT -- REQUESTS RECEIVED AND PROCESSED
Agency / Component NUMBER OF REQUESTS RECEIVED NUMBER OF REQUESTS PROCESSED
Number Received During Fiscal Year from Last Year's Annual Report Number Received During Fiscal Year from Current Annual Report Number Processed During Fiscal Year from Last Year's Annual Report Number Processed During Fiscal Year from Current Annual Report
Agency did not report to DOJ for 2014; 2014 data are from internal USAB 2014 FOIA report
USAB 12 11 12 11

 

XII.D.(2). COMPARISON OF NUMBERS OF REQUESTS FROM PREVIOUS AND CURRENT ANNUAL REPORT -- BACKLOGGED REQUESTS
Agency / Component 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 did not report to DOJ for 2014; 2014 data are from internal USAB 2014 FOIA report
USAB 0 0

 

XII.E.(1). COMPARISON OF NUMBERS OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS FROM PREVIOUS AND CURRENT ANNUAL REPORT -- APPEALS RECEIVED AND PROCESSED
Agency / Component NUMBER OF APPEALS RECEIVED NUMBER OF APPEALS PROCESSED
Number Received During Fiscal Year from Last Year's Annual Report Number Received During Fiscal Year from Current Annual Report Number Processed During Fiscal Year from Last Year's Annual Report Number Processed During Fiscal Year from Current Annual Report
Agency did not report to DOJ for 2014; 2014 data are from internal USAB 2014 FOIA report
USAB 0 1 0 1

 

XII.E.(2). COMPARISON OF NUMBERS OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS FROM PREVIOUS AND CURRENT ANNUAL REPORT -- BACKLOGGED APPEALS
Agency / Component 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 did not report to DOJ for 2014; 2014 data are from internal USAB 2014 FOIA report
USAB 0 0