FIA-20-0036 - In the Matter of James Kennedy

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On July 7, 2020, the  Office  of  Hearings  and  Appeals  (OHA)  denied  a  Freedom  of Information Act (FOIA)  appeal  filed  by  James  Kennedy  (Appellant)  from  an  interim  response issued by the Department of  Energy's  Office  of  Public  Information  (OPI).  On Appeal, the Appellant challenged OPI's denial of the Appellant’s request for a fee waiver.  OHA found that the Appellant had not met his burden of demonstrating that disclosure of the requested information would be likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of the government.  Therefore, OHA denied the appeal.  OHA Case.  No FIA-20-0036