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FIA-12-0065 - In the Matter of Advanced Technology Corporation

On October 31, 2012, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) issued a decision denying an appeal (Appeal) from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) determination issued by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office (ORO). The Appellant, the Advanced Technology Corporation, contested the adequacy of ORO’s search of its email and fax correspondence pertaining to its FOIA request.  The OHA reviewed ORO’s description of its search, indicating that a search of emails, email attachments and faxes was conducted extensively, and determined that ORO conducted an adequate search for responsive documents. Therefore, the OHA denied the Appeal.