§ 503.31Records available upon written request under the Freedom of Information Act.
(a) A member of the public may request permission to inspect, copy or be provided with any Commission records not described in subpart C of this part. Such a request must:
(1) Reasonably describe the record or records sought;
(2) Be submitted in writing to the Secretary, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573; and
(3) Be clearly marked on the exterior with the letters “FOIA”.
(b) The Secretary shall evaluate each request in conjunction with the official having responsibility for the subject matter area and the General Counsel, and the Secretary shall determine whether or not to grant the request in accordance with the provisions of this subpart.
(c) In making any record available to a person under this subpart, the Secretary shall provide the record in any form or format requested by the person if the record is readily reproducible by the Secretary in that form or format.
(d) Certain fees may be assessed for processing of requests under this subpart as prescribed in subpart E of this part.
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