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FOIA News: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board proposes to increase search fees

FOIA News (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Today, the Federal Register published a notice of a proposed FOIA fee schedule from the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board that would increase hourly search rates from $83.00 per hour to $85.00 per hour.  The proposed fees are reproduced below.  Public comments may be submitted by August 10, 2015, by mail or hand delivery to the Office of the General Counsel, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington D.C. 20004-2901.  

Proposed fee schedule

Search or Review Charge:  $85.00 per hour.

Copy Charge (paper):  $.05 per page, if done in-house, or generally available commercial rate (approximately $.10 per page).

Electronic Media:  $5.00 per electronic media.

Copy Charge (audio and video cassette):  Actual commercial rates.

Duplication of DVD:  $25.00 for each individual DVD; $16.50 for each duplicate DVD.

Copy Charge for large documents (e.g., maps, diagrams):  Actual commercial rates.