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FOIA Agency Information

General Information

Environmental Protection Agency

Mission statement: "The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. "

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
12 Suits filed against EPA in FY 2020
294 Suits filed since 2001
56 Suits still pending
252 Suits closed
39 Suits taking over 24 months
1 Suit taking over 210 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
All2,258 cases
average 86 days pending
547 cases
average 57 days to close
Simple552 cases
average 200 days pending
440 cases
average 32 days to close
Expedited56 cases
average 332 days pending
2 cases
average 89 days to close
Default3 cases
average 195 days pending
0 cases
average 0 days to close
Complex1,305 cases
average 422 days pending
147 cases
average 174 days to close


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