A request for records may be denied if the requested record
contains information which falls into one or more of the nine
categories listed below. If the requested record contains
both exempt and nonexempt information, the nonexempt portions
which may reasonably be segregated from the exempt portions
will be released to the requester.
Records which are specifically authorized under criteria
established by an Executive Order to be kept secret in
interest of national defense or foreign policy and are in
fact properly classified pursuant to such Executive
Records related solely to the internal personnel rules and
practices of the FDIC.
Records specifically exempted from disclosure by statute,
provided that such statue:
a. Requires that the matters be withheld from the
public in such a manner as to leave no discretion on the
b. Establishes particular criteria for withholding or
refers to particular types of matters to be withheld.
Trade secrets and commercial or financial information
obtained from a person that is privileged or
Interagency or intra-agency memoranda or letters which
would not be available by law to a private party in
litigation with the FDIC.
Personnel, medical, and similar files (including financial
files) the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly
unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
Records compiled for law enforcement purposes, but only to
the extent that the production of such law enforcement
a. Could reasonably be expected to interfere with
b. Would deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or
an impartial adjudication;
c. Could reasonably be expected to constitute an
unwarranted invasion of personal privacy;
d. Could reasonably be expected to disclose the identity
of a confidential source, including a state, local, or
foreign agency or authority or any private institution
which furnished records on a confidential basis;
e. Would disclose techniques and procedures for law
enforcement investigations or prosecutions, or would
disclose guidelines for law enforcement investigations or
prosecutions if such disclosure could reasonably be
expected to risk circumvention of the law; or
f. Could reasonably be expected to endanger the life or
physical safety of any individual.
Records that are contained in or related to examination,
operating, or condition reports prepared by, on behalf of,
or for the use of the FDIC or any agency responsible for
the regulation or supervision of financial
Geological and geophysical information and data, including
maps, concerning wells.
A person whose initial FOIA request for records has been denied, either in
part or in whole, or whose request for a fee waiver has been denied, has
the right to appeal the denial to the FDIC's General Counsel (or designee)
within 30 business days after receipt of notification of the denial.
Appeals must be in writing and include any additional information relevant
to consideration of the appeal. For additional information on appeals,
please visit our FOIA appeals Web page.