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FOIA News: NRC to increase FOIA fees

FOIA News (2018)Allan BlutsteinComment

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a direct final rule yesterday that would increase its hourly search rates, which were last changed in 2010. Specifically, searches performed by clerical staff would increase from a GS–7/step 6 salary rate to a GS–9/step 7 salary rate, and searches performed by professional staff would increase from a GG–13/step 6 salary rate to a GG–14/ step 7 salary rate.

This direct final rule is effective March 4, 2019, unless “significant adverse comments” are received by January 18, 2019.