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October 1, 1997 to September 30, 1998

I. Basic Information

 

A. Name, title, address, and telephone number of person(s) to be contacted with questions about the report:

Howard Schweitzer, Counsel for Administration        
Export-Import Bank of the United States          
811 Vermont Avenue, NW       
Washington, DC 20571       
(202) 565-3229

Peter A. Barton, Assistant Chief Financial Officer       
Export-Import Bank of the United States       
811 Vermont Avenue, NW       
Washington, DC 20571       
(202) 565-3952   

B. Electronic address for report on the World Wide Web:

www.exim.gov/about/library/foia/index.cfm

C. To receive a hard copy of this report, mail a request to Howard Schweitzer   
(see section I. A. of this report, Contacts)

II.  How to Make a FOIA Request (See Attachment, §404.4)

 

A. names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all individual agency components and   
offices that receive FOIA requests

Export-Import Bank of the United States       
Freedom of Information Act Office       
811 Vermont Avenue, NW       
Washington, DC 20571       
(202) 565-3229

B. Brief description of the agency's response-time ranges (see Attachment, §404.5)

  C. Brief description of why some requests are not granted.

   

Ex-Im Bank most commonly withholds documents pursuant to FOIAexemptions (b)(4) and (5).

III. Definitions of Terms and Acronyms Used in the Report

 

A. Agency-specific acronyms or other terms N/A   
B. Basic terms, expressed in common terminology (see Attachment, §404.2)

IV. Exemption 3 Statutes

 

A. List of Exemption 3 statutes relied on by agency during current fiscal year. 0

1. Brief description of type(s) of information withheld under each statute. N/A     
2. Statement of whether a court has upheld the use of each statute. If so, then cite     
example N/A

V. Initial FOIA/PA Access Requests

  A. Number of Initial requests

1. Number of requests pending as of end of preceding fiscal year 7     
2. Number of requests received during current fiscal year 134     
3. Number of requests processed during current fiscal year 126     
4. Number of requests pending as of end of current fiscal year 15

B. Disposition of initial requests

1. Number of total grants 69     
2. Number of partial grants 12     
3. Number of denials   13

(1) Exemption 1   2       
(2) Exemption 2   2       
(3) Exemption 3   0       
(4) Exemption 4  18       
(5) Exemption 5   18       
(6) Exemption 6  0       
(7) Exemption 7(A) 1       
(8) Exemption 7(B) 0       
(9) Exemption 7(C)  0       
(10) Exemption 7(D) 0       
(11) Exemption 7(E) 0       
(12) Exemption 7(F) 0       
(13) Exemption 8  0       
(14) Exemption 9  0

4. Other reasons for nondisclosure (total) 32

a. no records 22       
b. referrals 0       
c. request withdrawn 9            
d. fee-related reason 0       
e. records not reasonably described 1       
f. not a proper FOIA request for some other reason 0       
g. not an agency record 0       
h. duplicate request 0       
i. other 0

VI. Appeals of Initial Denials of FOIA/PA Requests

 

A. Number of Appeals

1. Number of appeals received during fiscal year 4     
2. Number of appeals processed during fiscal year 6

B. Disposition of appeals

1. Number completely upheld 4     
2. Number partially reversed 1     
3. Number completely reversed 1

a. number of times each FOIA exemption used       
(1) Exemption 1 3       
(2) Exemption 2   0       
(3) Exemption 3   0       
(4) Exemption 4  1       
(5) Exemption 5   5       
(6) Exemption 6  0       
(7) Exemption 7(A) 0       
(8) Exemption 7(B) 0       
(9) Exemption 7(C)  0       
(10) Exemption 7(D) 0       
(11) Exemption 7(E) 0       
(12) Exemption 7(F) 0       
(13) Exemption 8  0       
(14) Exemption 9  0

4. Other reasons for nondisclosure (total) 0

a. no records  N/A       
b. referrals  N/A       
c. request withdrawn N/A       
d. fee-related reason N/A       
e. records not reasonably described  N/A       
f. not a proper FOIA request for some other reason  N/A       
g. not an agency record  N/A       
h. duplicate request N/A       
i. other  N/A

VII. Compliance with Time Limits/Status of Pending Requests

 

A. Median processing time for requests processed during the year

1. Simple requests

a. number of requests processed  85       
b. median number of days to process 18

2. Complex requests

a. number of requests processed 41       
b. median number of days to process 29

3. Requests accorded expedited processing 0

a. number of requests processed N/A       
b. median number of days to process N/A

B. Status of pending requests

1. Number of requests pending as of end of current fiscal year 15     
2. Median number of days that such requests were pending as of that date 42

VIII. Comparisons with Previous Years (optional)

IX. Costs/FOIA Staffing

 

A. Staffing levels

1. Number of full-time FOIA personnel 0     
2. Number of personnel with part-time or occasional FOIA duties (in total work-        years) 3     
3. Total number of personnel (in work-years) 1.5

B. Total costs (including staff and all resources)

1. FOIA processing (including appeals) $65,000     
2. Litigation-related activities (estimated) 0     
3. Total costs $65,000     
4. Comparison with previous year(s)(including percentage of change)(optional)     
1997 (1/1/97 to 9/30/97) -  $80,000     
1998 (10/1/97 to 9/30/98) - $65,000      

18.75% decrease from 1997 to 1998.

C.  Statement of additional resources needed for FOIA compliance (optional) N/A

X. Fees

 

A. Total amount of fees collected by agency for processing requests $368   
B. Percentage of total costs 0.57%