Pt. 291, App. A
Appendix A to Part 291—Freedom of Information Act Request (DNA Form 524)
Suspense Item—Freedom of Information Act Request
Information Required in PAO NLT
FOIA Case No.
Please conduct a search within your organization to determine if there is information/documents responsive to the attached FOIA request.
If you recommend withholding information from the documents requested, please refer to the FOIA exemptions listed on the reverse.
If this request is for a technical proposal, please provide the name and address for the contact person at the company which was awarded the contract and the name and office symbol to the TM.
Record time spent on this request and the number of pages copied on the enclosed DD Form 2086.
If you believe other DNA offices should be involved in processing this request, please advise PAO ASAP.
If you have any questions call PAO, 57095 or 57306. Do not place this FOIA action in distribution.
DNA Form 524 (28 June 90) Previous Editions Obsolete.
Explanation of Exemptions
Freedom of Information Act (
5 USC 552
(b)(1) Applies to information which is currently and properly classified pursuant to an Executive Order in the interest of national defense or foreign policy. (See Executive Order 12356, DoD Regulation 5200.1-R and DNA Instruction 5400-7C.)
(b)(2) Applies to information which pertains solely to the internal rules and practices of the Agency; this exemption has two profiles, “high” and “low.” The “high” profile permits withholding of a document which, if released, would allow circumvention of an agency rule, policy, or statute, thereby impeding the agency in the conduct of its mission. The “low” profile permits withholding if there is no public interest in the document, and it would be an administrative burden to process the request.
(b)(3) Applies to information specifically exempted by a statute establishing particular criteria for withholding. The language of the statute must clearly state that the information will not be disclosed.
(b)(4) Applies to information such as trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a company on a privileged or confidential basis which, if released, would result in competitive harm to the company.
(b)(5) Applies to inter- and intra-agency memoranda which are deliberative in nature; this exemption is appropriate for internal documents which are part of the decision making process, and contain subjective evaluations, opinions and recommendations.
(b)(6) Applies to information release of which could reasonably be expected to constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of the personal privacy of individuals; and
(b)(7) Applies to records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes that (A) could reasonably be expected to interfere with law enforcement proceedings, (B) would deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or impartial adjudication, (C) could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of the personal privacy of others, (D) disclose the identity of a confidential source, (E) disclose investigative techniques and procedures, or (F) could reasonably be expected to endanger the life or physical safety or any individual.
(b)(8) Permits the withholding of matters contained in, or related to, examination, operating or conditions reports prepared by, on behalf of, or for the use of, an agency responsible for the regulation and supervision of financial institutions.
(b)(9) Permits the withholding of geological information and data including maps, concerning wells.