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FIA-11-0018 - In the Matter of Robert M. Balick

On January 12, 2012, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) denied a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Appeal filed by Robert M. Balick (Appellant).  The DOE’s Office of Information Resources (OIR) denied the Appellant’s request for a fee waiver, claiming that the Appellant had not indicated how he would disseminate the information to the public.  OHA found that the Appellant had not included any information in his Appeal indicating how he would disseminate the information.  In addition, the Appellant did not show that release of the information will significantly enhance the public’s understanding of the activities or operations of the government.  Therefore, OHA denied the Appeal.