On January 27, 2011, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, of the United States House of Representatives, under the direction of Chairman Darrell Issa, sought information from most federal agencies concerning their administration of the Freedom of Information Act.

 The Committee asked agencies for the following information:

 1)  A copy of the agency FOIA logs for the five years preceding the date of the letter, in Microsoft Excel or a similar format.  The logs should include the name of the requester, the date of the request, a brief description of the documents or records sought, any tracking number assigned, the date the request was closed, whether any records were provided in response to the request, and any additional number or code assigned to the request for internal agency use.

 2)  Identification of any requests that were pending more than 45 days.

 3)  For those open requests pending more than 45 days, a copy of communications between the agency and requester.

 4)  Identification of any federal judicial action within five years where the agency was ordered by the court to pay attorney’s fees or litigation costs.

 5)  For any such judicial action, a copy of the court order requiring the agency to pay attorney’s fees or litigation costs.

 Most agencies responded quickly to the Committee.  Some took longer, as the data was not in the proper format or readily available.  Some agencies are still developing their responses.

 Chairman Issa's interest in the FOIA process proved informative.  The material submitted by agencies in response to the Committee request presents a unique snapshot of FOIA.

Agency Responses:                                 Access files through links below - all files are PDF format

  Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) 539 KB
  Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled (CPPBSD) 2.3 MB
  Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) 4.5 MB
  Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) 30.3 MB
  Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) 1.3 MB
  Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) 551 KB
  Department of Commerce 639 KB
  Department of Energy (DOE) 8.6 MB
  Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) 3.4 MB
  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 74 MB
  Department of the Interior (DOI)                                    NOTE: LARGE FILE 238 MB
  Department of Justice 59.9 MB
  Department of Labor (DOL)                                            NOTE: LARGE FILE 148 MB
  Department of Transportation (DOT) 377 KB
  Department of the Treasury 3.9 MB
  Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 16.6 MB
  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 5.5. MB
  Executive Office of the President  
      Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) 4.8 MB
       Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 5.2 MB
       Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) 1.1 MB
      Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) 4.6 MB
      Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) 2.9 MB
  Farm Credit Administration (FCA) 639 KB
  Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) 29.5 MB
  Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 31.8 MB
  Federal Election Commission (FEC) 2 MB
  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) 7.9 MB
  Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) 559 KB
  Federal Housing Finance Authority (FHFA) 16.7 MB
  Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) 421 KB
  Federal Mine Safety and Health Commission (FMSHRC) 2.7 MB
  Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) 8 MB
  Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 45.7 MB
  General Services Administration (GSA) 9 MB
  Inter-American Foundation (IAF) 312 KB
  Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) 334 KB
  Legal Services Corporation (LSC) 628 KB
  Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) 643 KB
  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 30 MB
  National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) 10.7 MB
  National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 13.7 MB
  National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) 100 KB
  National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) 490 KB
  National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) 4.3 MB
  National Science Foundation (NSF) 2.2 MB
  National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) 647 KB
  US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 115 KB
  Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) 5.1 MB
  Office of Government Ethics (OGE) 1.8 MB
  Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) 1.1 MB
  Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 1.4 MB
  Occupational Safety and Health Review Committee (OSHRC) 668 KB
  Peace Corps 3.6 MB
  Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) 12.5 MB
  Securities and Exchange Commission                          NOTE: LARGE FILE 226 MB
  Small Business Administration (SBA) 4.1 MB
  Social Security Administration (SSA) 14 MB
  Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) 4.4 MB
  US Agency for International Development (USAID) 71.9 MB
  US Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) 1.7 MB
  US Copyright Office 12.6 MB
  US International Trade Commission (USITC) 483 KB
  US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) 1.4 MB


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