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FOIA Agency Information

General Information

Department of Interior

Mission statement: "The U.S. Department of the Interior protects America´s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future. "

Where Suits are Filed

Status  Year  City 
Cases filed within: 7 days 30 days over 30 days
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Docket Number Filed Case Title

Statistics on Lawsuits*

Key Indicators
88 Suits filed against DOI in FY 2019
552 Suits filed since 2001
150 Suits still pending
427 Suits closed
55 Suits taking over 24 months
1 Suit taking over 159 months
Lawsuits Filed by Year
*based on FOIA nature of suit

Request Backlogs and Processing Times

Most Recent Data, for the Month of March 2017
TrackPending CasesClosed Cases
All293 cases
average 283 days pending
72 cases
average 72 days to close
Simple0 cases
average 0 days pending
3 cases
average 12 days to close
Normal130 cases
average 210 days pending
48 cases
average 38 days to close
Expedited2 cases
average 443 days pending
0 cases
average 0 days to close
Exceptional/Voluminous76 cases
average 383 days pending
10 cases
average 218 days to close
Complex85 cases
average 303 days pending
11 cases
average 102 days to close


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