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Freedom of Information Act Exemptions

All agency records maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor must be made available to the public under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), except for records that are:

(b)(1) Properly classified as secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.

(b)(2) Related solely to internal personnel rules and practices.

(b)(3) Specifically exempted by other statutes.

(b)(4) Concerning trade secrets or commercial or financial information obtained from a person that is privileged or confidential.

(b)(5) Privileged interagency or intra-agency memoranda or letters, except under certain circumstances.

(b)(6) Personnel and medical files and similar files, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

(b)(7) Investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes the release of which could reasonably be expected:

(b)(7)(A) – to interfere with enforcement proceedings.

(b)(7)(B) – would deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication.

(b)(7)(C) – to constitute an unwarranted invasion of the personal privacy of a third party/parties (in some instances by revealing an investigative interest in them).

(b)(7)(D) – to disclose the identity/identities of confidential sources.

(b)(7)(E) – would disclose techniques and procedures for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions.

(b)(7)(F) –to endanger the life or physical safety of an individual.

(b)(8) Contained in or related to certain examination, operating, or condition reports concerning financial institutions.

(b)(9) Geological and geophysical information and data, including maps, concerning wells.

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