On April 5, 2017, Tim Hadley (Appellant) filed an Appeal from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) determination issued by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Public Information (OPI) (FOIA Request No. HQ-2016-01577-F). In that determination, OPI responded to a request for information filed under the FOIA, 5 U.S.C. § 552, as implemented by DOE in 10 C.F.R. Part 1004. OPI released nine documents but redacted portions of those documents under Exemption 4 of the FOIA. This Appeal, if granted, would release the information withheld under Exemption 4.
FIA-17-0006 - In the Matter of Tim Hadley
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On April 24, 2017, OHA granted in part and denied in part a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Appeal filed by Tim Hadley from a determination issued by the DOE’s Office of Public Information (OPI). In the Appeal, the Appellant challenged OPI’s use of FOIA Exemption 4 to withhold certain information. After a review, OHA found that the withheld material was “commercial or financial” and “obtained from a person.” However, OHA found that certain information was not sufficiently justified as “confidential.” Accordingly, OHA denied the Appeal in part and remanded it to OPI in part for further consideration.