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October 1, 2003 to September 30, 2004

I. Basic Information

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

    Joseph A. Sorbera, FOIA Officer
    Export-Import Bank of the United States 
    811 Vermont Avenue, NW 
    Washington, DC 20571 
    (202) 565-3241

    Dawn Kral, FOIA Specialist 
    Export-Import Bank of the United States 
    811 Vermont Avenue, NW 
    Washington, DC 20571 
    (202) 565-3248 

  2. Electronic address for report on the World Wide Web:  www.exim.gov/about/library/foia/index.cfm 
  3. 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, or www.exim.gov/about/library/foia/foia-request-requirements.cfm)

  1.    

    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 

  2. Brief description of the agency's response-time ranges (see Attachment, Sec.404.5, orwww.exim.gov/about/library/foia/fedreg.pdf)
  3. Brief description of why some requests are not granted. 
    Ex-Im Bank most commonly withholds documents pursuant to FOIA Exemptions (b)(4) and (b)(5).

III. Definitions of Terms and Acronyms Used in the Report

  1. Agency-specific acronyms or other terms N/A
  2. Basic terms, expressed in common terminology (see Attachment, Sec.404.2, or www.exim.gov/about/library/foia/fedreg.pdf)

IV. Exemption 3 Statutes

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

  1. Number of Initial requests
    1. Number of requests pending as of end of preceding fiscal year             16
    2. Number of requests received during current fiscal year                     92
    3. Number of requests processed during current fiscal year                  91
    4. Number of requests pending as of end of current fiscal year               17
  2. Disposition of initial requests
    1. Number of total grants         39
    2. Number of partial grants      25
    3. Number of denials                     3
    a. number of times each FOIA exemption used
    (1) Exemption 1                        0
    (2) Exemption 2                        0
    (3) Exemption 3                        0
        (4) Exemption 4                      23
    (5) Exemption 5                      9
    (6) Exemption 6                    5
    (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) 24 
    a. no records                                        9
    b. referrals                                            2
        c. request withdrawn                        13 
    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

  1. Number of Appeals
    1. Number of appeals received during fiscal year            2
    2. Number of appeals processed during fiscal year         2
  2. Disposition of appeals
    1. Number completely upheld                          0
    2. Number partially reversed                           2
    3. Number completely reversed                       0    
    1. number of times each FOIA exemption used 
      (1) Exemption 1                                     0 
      (2) Exemption 2                                     0
      (3) Exemption 3                                     0
      (4) Exemption 4                                     2
      (5) Exemption 5                                   0
      (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                                   0
b. referrals                                       0
c. request withdrawn                        0
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    

VII. Compliance with Time Limits/Status of Pending Requests

  1. Median processing time for requests processed during the year
    1. Simple requests 
    a. number of requests processed                                                                        33
    b. median number of days to process                                                                 12
    2. Complex requests 
    a. number of requests processed                                                                         58
    b. median number of days to process                                                                  55
    3. Requests accorded expedited processing                                                              0
    a. number of requests processed                                                                     N/A
    b. median number of days to process                                                            N/A
  2. Status of pending requests
    1. Number of requests pending as of end of current fiscal year                             17
        2. Median number of days that such requests were pending as of that date         38

VIII. Comparisons with Previous Years (optional)

D.  Ex-Im Bank received no requests for expedited processing of FOIA requests in 
Fiscal Year 2003.

IX. Costs/FOIA Staffing

  1. Staffing levels
    1. Number of full-time FOIA personnel                                             1.0
    2. Number of personnel with part-time or occasional FOIA duties (in total work-        years)         .6    
    3. Total number of personnel (in work-years)                                   1.6
  2. Total costs (including staff and all resources)
    1. FOIA processing (including appeals)                                              $165,000
    2. Litigation-related activities (estimated)                                                 -0-
    3. Total costs                                                                                     $165,000
    4. Comparison with previous year(s)(including percentage of change)(optional)
  3. Statement of additional resources needed for FOIA compliance (optional)         N/A

X. Fees

  1. Total amount of fees collected by agency for processing requests             $2,656.00
  2. Percentage of total costs                                                                                   1.6%