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October 1, 1998 to September 30, 1999

I. Basic Information

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

 

          for Administration

 

          Export-Import Bank of the United States

 

          811 Vermont Avenue, NW 

 

          Washington, DC 20571 

 

          (202) 565-3229  



          Joseph A. Sorbera, FOIA Officer 

 

          Export-Import Bank of the United States 

 

          811 Vermont Avenue, NW 

 

          Washington, DC 20571 

 

        (202) 565-3241
      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 Joseph A. Sorbera

 

      (see section 

I. A.

     of this report, Contacts)

II.  How to Make a FOIA Request (See Attachment, Sec. 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) 565-3241
    B. Brief description of the agency's response-time ranges (see Attachment, Sec.404.5)
      C. Brief description of why some requests are not granted.


Ex-Im Bank most commonly withholds documents pursuant to FOIA exemptions (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, Sec.404.2)

IV. Exemption 3 Statutes

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

1

    1. Brief description of type(s) of information withheld under each statute. Referral from CIA on documents originating with Ex-Im.
    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 15>
    2. Number of requests received during current fiscal year 100
    3. Number of requests processed during current fiscal year 111
    4. Number of requests pending as of end of current fiscal year 4
      B. Disposition of initial requests
    1. Number of total grants 55
    2. Number of partial grants 17
    3. Number of denials 8
          (1) Exemption 1 
      1
          (2) Exemption 2 
      0
          (3) Exemption 3 
      1
          (4) Exemption 4  
      17
          (5) Exemption 5 
      21
          (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) 31
          a. no records 
      21
          b. referrals 
      0
          c. request withdrawn 
      10
          d. fee-related reason 
      0
          e. records not reasonably described 
      0
          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 2
    2. Number of appeals processed during fiscal year 2


    B. Disposition of appeals

    1. Number completely upheld 1
    2. Number partially reversed 1
    3. Number completely reversed 0
          a. number of times each FOIA exemption used  

          (1) Exemption 1

          (2) Exemption 2 
      0
          (3) Exemption 3 
      0
          (4) Exemption 4  
      1
          (5) Exemption 5 
      2
          (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
       66
          b. median number of days to process 
      9
    2. Complex requests 
          a. number of requests processed
       45
          b. median number of days to process 
      90
    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 4
    2. Median number of days that such requests were pending as of that date 76

    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) 1.0

     

        B. Total costs (including staff and all resources)
    1. FOIA processing (including appeals) $71,000
    2. Litigation-related activities (estimated) $6,000
    3. Total costs $77,000
    4. Comparison with previous year(s)(including percentage of change)(optional) 
      1998 (10/1/97 to 9/30/98) -  $65,000 
      1999 (10/1/98 to 9/30/99) - $77,000
        18.50% increase from 1998 to 1999.

     

        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 

    $361.10

        B. Percentage of total costs 

    0.47%