(a) The Commission may review any decision of the Chief FOIA Officer or his/her designee
on its own initiative.
(b) A requester who seeks to appeal any adverse determination must file an appeal with
the Commission within 1 year of the date of the Commission's response.
(c)(1) The Commission will grant or deny the appeal in writing within 20 days (excluding
Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) of the date the appeal is received. If on appeal the adverse determination is upheld, the Commission will notify the
requester of the availability of dispute resolution services from the Office of Government
Information Services as a voluntary, non-exclusive alternative to litigation and the
provisions for judicial review of that determination pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552(c).
(2) The Commission will expeditiously consider an appeal of a denial of expedited processing.
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