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1997 JSC FOIA Report

PURSUANT TO 5 U.S.C. 552 (d)

Total number of initial determinations not to comply, in whole or in part, with a request for records made under subsection 552(a) and "no record" responses: 94

Authority relied upon for each such determination:

Exemptions in 552(b):
Exemptions invoked: No. of times invoked:
552(b)1 0
552(b)2 0
552(b)3 0
552(b)4 57
552(b)5 4
552(b)6 1
552(b)7 1

Statute(s) invoked pursuant to Exemption No. 3:
Statutory citation: No. of times invoked:
b3 0

41 U.S.C. 423, The Procurement Integrity Act

Other authority:
Reason: No. of times invoked:
Non-possession of records 10
Failure to adequately identify records 0
Information did not exist 41
Would require creation of records 0
Failure to pay fees 0
Information available elsewhere
(NTIS, Special Procurement Library, etc.) 9
Blanket or categorical request 7
Not an agency record 0
Duplicate request 1
Request withdrawn 13
Request partially withdrawn 0
Handled as a Privacy Act request 0
Provided outside FOIA 0
Fee waiver denied 0
Neither confirm or deny 0
Information not currently available 5

List names and titles or positions of each person who is responsible for the initial denial of records, in the whole or in part, requested, and "no record" responses, and the number of instances of participation of each:

Name Title No. of instances of participation
Douglas K. Ward Acting Director of Public Affairs 64

Total number of intra-agency appeals from adverse initial decisions made pursuant to subsection a) (6):

Number of appeals in which, upon review, request for information was granted in full: NASA Headquarters Action

Number of appeals in which, upon review, request for information was denied in full: NASA Headquarters Action

Number of appeals in which, upon review, request for information was denied in part: NASA Headquarters Action

Number of appeals canceled: NASA Headquarters Action

Specify authority relied upon for total or partial denials on appeal, using the same format as in 2(a), (b) and (c) above: NASA Headquarters Action

List names and title of positions of each person, who on appeal, is responsible for the denial in whole or in part of records requested and the number of instances of participation of each: NASA Headquarters Action

Provide a copy of each court opinion or order giving rise to a proceeding under subsection (a) (4) (F); a copy of the Office of Personnel Management findings and the recommendations on each such proceeding; and a report of the disciplinary action taken against the officer or employee who was primarily responsible for improperly withholding records or an explanation of why disciplinary action was not taken: N/A

Provide an up-to-date copy of all rules or regulations issued pursuant to or in implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). (Only amendments need to be filed with reports for calendar years subsequent to the report filed for calendar year 1975). N/A

Provide separately a copy of the fee schedule adopted and the total dollar amount of fees collected for making records available: During 1997, $6,808.13 was collected.

Pursuant to subparagraph (d) (7), furnish as a minimum the following information as indicative of efforts to administrator fully this section:

Availability of Records (See 14 C.F.R. 1206) - NASA Headquarters will furnish

Office Staff Hours Costs
Legal Office 66 $2,467.63
Human Resources 6 $108.00
Office of Public Affairs 2,090 $55,865.00
Information Systems Directorate 50 $883.00
Procurement Management Office 68 $1,011.50
Flight Crew Operations Directorate 6 $108.00
Mission Operations Directorate 20 $325.50
Engineering Directorate 2 $36.00
Space Shuttle Program Office 7 $126.00
Center Operations Directorate 3 $54.00
Space Station Program Office 20 $343.00
SR&QA Directorate 4 $72.00
Space and Life Sciences Directorate 7 $126.00
Technology Transfer &
Commercialization Office 6 $91.00
White Sands Test Facility 3 $54.00
TOTAL 2,358 $61,670.63

Compliance with time limitations for Agency determinations.

Provide the total number of instances in which it was necessary to seek a 10-day extension of time, broken down as follows:

The need to search for and collect the requested records from Field Installations or other establishments that are separate from the office processing the request: 0

The need to search for, collect, and appropriately examine a voluminous amount of separate and distinct records which are demanded in a single request: 1

The need for consultation, which shall be conducted with all practical speed, with another agency having a substantial interest in the determination of the request or among two or more components of the agency having substantial subject-matter interest therein: 0

The need to comply with Executive Order 12600 that we advise requested and to allow reasonable time for them to submit valid objection to release: 3

The need to search for and collect the requested records from program offices: 0

Provide the total number of instances where court appeals were taken on the basis of exhaustion of administrative procedures because the agency was unable to comply with the request within the applicable time limits: N/A

Provide the total number of instances in which a court allowed additional time upon a showing of exceptional circumstances, together with a copy of each court opinion or order containing such an extension of time: N/A

Internal Memoranda This memo and the JSC Management Directive, 1382.4H, (Attachment B), containing instructions for all elements of JSC in administering and complying with the Act are available upon request.

Provide the total number of FOIA requests received this year: 223

Provide the name and telephone number of the individual to be contacted if there are any questions regarding this report.
Stella Luna 281-483-8612