FIA-20-0032 - In the Matter of Michael Ravnitzky

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On June 15, 2020, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) granted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Appeal filed by Michael Ravnitzky (Appellant) from a final
determination issued by the Department of Energy's Office of Public Information (OPI). On Appeal, the Appellant alleged that OPI had not properly applied Exemption 5 of the FOIA
and had not properly assessed the foreseeable harm possible if the withheld information was released. After review, OHA determined that DOE had not properly justified its use of
Exemption 5. Accordingly, the Appeal was granted. OHA Case No. FIA-20-0032.