HUD places requests in its routine or complex track based on the
amount of work and time involved in processing the request. The
criteria for assignment to a specific track can be found in HUD’s
FOIA regulations at 24 CFR 15.105(a) (2001).
When you receive your acknowledgment letter from the Department,
you will be advised whether your request has been assigned to the
routine or complex track. If your request has been assigned to the
complex track, you will be advised in the acknowledgment letter
of your opportunity to consult with the FOIA Specialist handling
your request to determine whether your request can be modified and
transferred to the routine track.