FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

AND PRIVACY ACT APPEAL

 

TO: FOIA PA Appeals Office                       FROM:_________________

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Dear Sir:

1. This is an appeal made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, 5 USC 552, and the Privacy Act 5 USC 552a, for disclosure of certain documents contained in the systems of your agency.

2. A copy of the FOIA and PA request that I made to your agency is attached to this letter, specifying the person or office to whom the request was made, and giving the date of the request.

3. The statements that are checked below describe the facts of your agency's refusal to disclose the requested information and the determination which I hereby appeal.

a. __ The agency responded with a nonsensical pretext for its failure to comply with my request and listed several ridiculous excuses which are clearly harassments or "stonewalling."

b. __ I have received no response of any sort from your agency as of the date of this appeal, whereas the statute requires that the requested documents be disclosed in ten days under FOIA or thirty days under PA.

c. __A copy of the agency's response that I have received is attached to this letter, and the response contains an unjustified refusal to disclose some or all of the requested documents.

d. ___ The denial was improper and the claimed exemptions were improper, illegal, unreasonable, and unfair.

e. ___ I requested that an indexing, itemization, and detailed justification be provided about any documents withheld from disclosure, but none was supplied.

f. ___ I requested that an accounting of other disclosures of the requested documents be made, and none was provided.

g. ___ I requested in my letter (attached) that certain documents or parts thereof be expunged from my records pursuant to the Privacy Act, že, but the agency refused to comply.

h __I was charged an excessive amount on printed material, i.e. published documents which did not need to be photocopied. charged only the smaller, printed-material cost. Also, I was for copies of envelopes, blank pages, etc.

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