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Freedom of Information (FOIA) Tool Box

FOIA exemptions cover such material as:

  • (1) matters of national defense and foreign policy;

  • (2) internal personnel rules and practices;

  • (3) information exempted by other statutes;

  • (4) trade secrets, commercial or financial information (confidential business information);

  • (5) privileged interagency or intraagency communications;

  • (6) personal information affecting an individualís privacy;

  • (7) records compiled for law enforcement purposes;

  • (8) records of financial institutions; and

  • (9) geological and geophysical information concerning wells.

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