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October 15, 2013
FIA-13-0064 - In the Matter of Ferdinand Lohman

On October 15, 2011, The Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA an Appeal filed by Ferdinand Lohman under the FOIA of a final determination issued by the Office of Legacy Management (OLM).   Lohman’s request sought all correspondence concerning his father’s employment by a DOE subcontractor at DOE Fernald Feed Materials Production Center between 1951 and 1983.  OHA found that OLM’s search for responsive documents was adequate and reasonably calculated to locate any responsive agency records.  Accordingly, OHA denied the Appeal.

September 10, 2013
FIA-13-0057 - In the Matter of Shawn R. Hughes

On September 10, 2013, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) issued a decision denying an appeal (Appeal) from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) determination issued by the Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). The Appellant, Shawn R. Hughes, contested the adequacy of OSTI’s search of records, and also argued that the Office of Information Resources (OIR) should have transferred his FOIA Request to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) to conduct a search for records.

August 29, 2013
FIA-13-0056 - In the Matter of National Security Archive

On August 28, 2013, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) issued a decision denying an appeal (Appeal) from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) determination issued by the Office of Information Resources.  The Appellant appealed OIR’s decision to withhold information contained in two released documents pursuant to Exemption 5.  Those documents were from 1980 and concerned a meeting regarding the United States’ oil supply agreement with Israel.

August 19, 2013
FIA-13-0054 - In the Matter of Dow Jones & Company

On August 19, 2013, The Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) granted in part and denied in all other aspects an Appeal filed by Dow Jones & Co. (the Appellant) under the FOIA of a determination issued by the DOE’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE).   The request sought information concerning eight specific “OE-417 Electric Emergency and Disturbance events in 2011 and 2012.”  On June 24, 2013, OE issued a determination letter releasing eight  documents to the Appellant.

August 14, 2013
FIA-13-0051 - In the Matter of DeShonne E. Massey Sr.

On August 14, 2013, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) issued a decision granting, in part, an appeal (Appeal) from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) determination issued by the Office of Information Resources (OIR).  The Appellant filed a FOIA request seeking copies of any and all records related to a named OHA employee’s use of flexiplace or telecommuting during her entire tenure at DOE.

July 25, 2013
FIA-13-0049 - In the Matter of UNROW Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic

On July 25, 2013, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) denied a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Appeal filed by UNROW Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic (Appellant) of a determination issued by the Office of Information Resources (OIR).  In its request, the Appellant asked for a copy of the “cable from the Embassy of the United State in London bearing the reference ID ‘09LONDON1156’ sent on May 15, 2009, with the subject ‘HMG Floats Proposal for Marine Reserve Covering the Chagos Archipelago (British Indian Ocean Territory.’” In its determination, OIR

July 22, 2013
FIA-13-0050 - In the Matter of Letitia A. Murphy

On July 22, 2013, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) issued a decision denying an appeal (Appeal) from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) determination issued by the Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC).

July 17, 2013
FIA-13-0042 - In the Matter of Avery R. Webster

On July 17, 2013, OHA issued a decision granting in part, and denying in part, an appeal (Appeal) from a FOIA determination issued by the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS).  The Appellant had filed a FOIA request seeking copies of any and all records that contain the time of arrival and/or departure of a named OHA employee from the DOE Forrestal Building from August 2007 to the present.  The Appellant appealed the decision of HSS to withhold the responsive documents in their entirety pursuant to FOIA Exemption 6, and also contested the adequacy of the search conducted by HSS.  Th

July 17, 2013
FIA-13-0041 - In the Matter of DeShonne E. Massey, Sr.

On July17, 2013, OHA issued a decision granting, in part, an appeal (Appeal) from a FOIA determination issued by the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS).  The Appellant had filed a FOIA request seeking copies of any and all records that contain the time of arrival and/or departure of a named OHA employee at the FOHO gym located in the DOE Forrestal Building, from August 2007 to the present.  In its response, HSS stated that after conducting a search of its files, HSS did not locate any responsive documents.  The Appellant contested the adequacy of the search conducted in response t

July 17, 2013
FIA-13-0040 - In the Matter of DeShonne E. Massey Sr.

On July 17, 2013, OHA issued a decision denying an appeal (Appeal) from a FOIA determination issued by the Office of Information Resources (OIR).  The Appellant filed a two-part request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  The request sought 1) copies of time and attendance records for OHA employees, and 2) copies of counseling memoranda or disciplinary actions involving time and attendance for OHA employees, including, but not limited to, Avery R.