FIA-18-0014 - In the Matter of Ayyakkannu Manivannan

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On March 29, 2018, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) denied a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Appeal filed by Dr. Ayyakkannu Manivannan (Appellant) from a final determination issued by the Department of Energy’s Nation Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). On Appeal, the Appellant alleged that NETL did not perform an adequate search and improperly invoked Exemptions 5 and 6. After review, OHA determined that NETL conducted an adequate search and properly redacted information pursuant to Exemption 5 and 6. Accordingly, OHA denied the Appeal. OHA Case No.