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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
61 Suits filed against DOI in FY 2020
613 Suits filed since 2001
156 Suits still pending
482 Suits closed
65 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
TrackPending CasesClosed Cases
All186 cases
average 63 days pending
44 cases
average 33 days to close
Simple2 cases
average 34 days pending
7 cases
average 11 days to close
Normal111 cases
average 128 days pending
47 cases
average 51 days to close
Expedited2 cases
average 47 days pending
1 case
average 211 days to close
Exceptional/Voluminous53 cases
average 279 days pending
0 cases
average 0 days to close
Complex61 cases
average 202 days pending
6 cases
average 118 days to close


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