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October 1, 2006 to September 30, 2007

I. Basic Information

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

Joseph A. Sorbera, FOIA Public Liaison

Export-Import Bank of the United States

811 Vermont Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20571

(202) 565-3241

Dawn R. Kral, FOIA Specialist

Export-Import Bank of the United States

811 Vermont Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20571

(202) 565-3248

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

This can be found at www.exim.gov/about/library/foia/foia-request-requirements.cfm

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. 
This can be found athttp://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=ada39b1b53af6f927701d536f82c8d5b&rgn=div5&view=text&node=12%3A4.0.2.3.3&idno=12#12%3A4.0.2.3.3.1.4.1"

C. 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

A. Agency-specific acronyms or other terms
N/A

B. Basic terms, expressed in common terminology
This can be found at: http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=ada39b1b53af6f927701d536f82c8d5b&rgn=div5&view=text&node=12%3A4.0.2.3.3&idno=12#12%3A4.0.2.3.3.1.4.1

IV. Exemption 3 Statutes

A. 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 citeexample.

N/A

V. Initial FOIA/PA Access Requests

A. Number of Initial requests

1. Number of requests pending as of end of preceding fiscal year12

2. Number of requests received during current fiscal year105

3. Number of requests processed during current fiscal year104

4. Number of requests pending as of end of current fiscal year 13

B. Disposition of initial requests

1. Number of total grants60

2. Number of partial grants 35

3. Number of denials0

a. number of times each FOIA exemption used

(1) Exemption 1 0

(2) Exemption 2 3

(3) Exemption 3 0

(4) Exemption 4 33

(5) Exemption 5 9

(6) Exemption 6 7

(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 80

(14) Exemption 90

4. Other reasons for nondisclosure (total) 9

a. no records0

b. referrals2

c. request withdrawn6

d. fee-related reason0

e. records not reasonably described 0

f. not a proper FOIA request forsome other reason0

g. not an agency record1

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 3

2. Number of appeals processed during fiscal year 2

B. Disposition of appeals

1. Number completely upheld 2

2. Number partially reversed0

3. Number completely reversed0

a. number of times each FOIA exemption used

(1) Exemption 1 0

(2) Exemption 20

(3) Exemption 30

(4) Exemption 41

(5) Exemption 51

(6) Exemption 60

(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 80

(14) Exemption 90

4. Other reasons for nondisclosure (total) 0

a. no records0

b. referrals0

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 request0

i. other0

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 46

b. median number of days to process12

2. Complex requests

a. number of requests processed 58

b. median number of days to process66

3. Expedited Requests

a. number of requests processed0

b. median number of days to process0

B. Status of pending requests

1. Number of requests pending as of end of current fiscal year 13

2. Median number of days that such requests were pending as of that date 122

VIII. Comparisons with Previous Years (optional)

D. Ex-Im Bank received two requests for expeditedprocessing during the Fiscal Year.Bothrequests were denied due to lack of justification under Ex-Im Bank’sregulations

IX. Costs/FOIA Staffing

A. Staffing levels

1. Number of full-time FOIA personnel 1

2. Number of personnel with part-time or occasional FOIA duties (in total work- years) 2

3. Total number of personnel (in work-years)3

B. Total costs (including staff and all resources)

1. FOIA processing (including appeals) $371,000

2. Litigation-related activities (estimated)-0-

3. Total costs $371,000

4. Comparison with previous year(s)(includingpercentage of change)(optional)

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$5,700.00

B. Percentage of total costs 1.5%

XI.FOIA Regulations (Including Fee Schedule)

These can be found at:http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=ada39b1b53af6f927701d536f82c8d5b&rgn=div5&view=text&node=12%3A4.0.2.3.3&idno=12#12%3A4.0.2.3.3.1.4.1

XII. Report on FOIA Executive Order Implementation

The following describes the status of the implementation of Export-Import Bank’s FOIA improvement plan.

A.Description of supplementation/modification of agency improvement plan (if applicable).

Not applicable.

B.Report on agency implementation of its plan, including its performance in meeting milestones, with respect to each improvement area.

A link on Ex-Im Bank’s web site to a FOIA request template which can befilled in on-line by a requester and automatically submitted to a FOIA mailboxfor processing was implemented in January 2007. The template will help to ensure that the request is proper and complete and should reduce the need to go back to the requester for clarification oragreement to pay fees, further improving processing time.

C. Identification and discussion of any deficiency in meeting plan milestones (if applicable).
  1. FOIA Improvement Plan area: Ex-Im Bank’s Website
  2. Deficiencyin meeting plan milestones:improvements to Ex-Im Bank’s FOIA web page were to include additionalfrequently requested information or to the extent that the information already existed at other locations on Ex-Im Bank’s web site, include links to thisinformation on the FOIA web page.Inconjunction with this effort, an electronic “reading room” was to beestablished which would more formally organize information of interest to FOIArequesters. This project was originallytargeted for completion by December 31, 2006; the target date was revised toJune 30, 2007.
  3. Stepstaken to correct deficiency:additional delays have been encountered inmeeting the revised target date for implementing these improvements.This is due to a continued shortage of personnel resources available to devote to this project, including Ex-Im Bank’sFOIA Officer who resigned in March 2007.
  4. Steps totake in the future to correct deficiency: Ex-Im Bank’s FOIA web page willbe updated as personnel resources become available.Given the current personnel situation, thetarget date for completion is estimated to be March 2008.

D. Additional narrative statement regarding other Executive Order-related activities (optional).

None.

E. Concise descriptions of FOIA exemptions

The FOIA exemptions authorizefederal agencies to withhold information covering: (1) classified nationaldefense and foreign relations information; (2) internal agency rules andpractices; (3) information that is prohibited from disclosure by anotherfederal law; (4) trade secrets and other confidential business information; (5) inter-agency or intra-agency communications that are protected by legal privileges; (6) information involving matters of personal privacy; (7) recordsor information compiled for law enforcement purposes, to the extent that theproduction of those records (A) could reasonably be expected to interfere withenforcement proceedings, (B) would deprive a person of a right to a fair trial oran impartial adjudication, (C) could reasonably be expected to constitute anunwarranted invasion of personal privacy, (D) could reasonably be expected todisclose the identity of a confidential source, (E) would disclose techniquesand procedures for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions, or would disclose guidelines for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions, or (F)could reasonably be expected to endanger the life or physical safety of anyindividual; (8) information relating to the supervision of financialinstitutions; and (9) geological information on wells.

F. Additional statistics:

1.Ten Oldest Pending FOIA Requests

Calendar Year

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

March 3
October 12

March 2
March 6
March 27
April 4
May 24
June 7
July 16
July 25

2. Consultations

a) Numberof Consultations Received, Processed and Pending

Consultations received From Other AgenciesDuring FY07

Consultations received From Other AgenciesThat Were Processed During FY07 (includes those received prior to FY07)

Consultations received From Other AgenciesThat Were Pending as of October 1, 2007 (includes those received prior toFY07)

2

2

0

b) Ten Oldest Pending Consultations Received From Other Agencies

Calendar Year

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

G. Attachment: Agency improvement plan (in current form).