21 U.S. Code § 379f - Recovery and retention of fees for freedom of information requests

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(a) In general
The Secretary, acting through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, may—
(1) set and charge fees, in accordance with section 552 (a)(4)(A) of title 5, to recover all reasonable costs incurred in processing requests made under section 552 of title 5 for records obtained or created under this chapter or any other Federal law for which responsibility for administration has been delegated to the Commissioner by the Secretary;
(2) retain all fees charged for such requests; and
(3) establish an accounting system and procedures to control receipts and expenditures of fees received under this section.
(b) Use of fees
The Secretary and the Commissioner of Food and Drugs shall not use fees received under this section for any purpose other than funding the processing of requests described in subsection (a)(1) of this section. Such fees shall not be used to reduce the amount of funds made to carry out other provisions of this chapter.
(c) Waiver of fees
Nothing in this section shall supersede the right of a requester to obtain a waiver of fees pursuant to section 552 (a)(4)(A) of title 5.

Source

(June 25, 1938, ch. 675, § 731, formerly § 711, as added Pub. L. 101–635, title II, § 201,Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 4584; renumbered § 731,Pub. L. 102–571, title I, § 106(6),Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4499.)
Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 379c of this title prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 102–571.

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21 CFR - Food and Drugs

21 CFR Part 5 - ORGANIZATION

21 CFR Part 7 - ENFORCEMENT POLICY

21 CFR Part 10 - ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES

21 CFR Part 11 - ELECTRONIC RECORDS; ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES

21 CFR Part 12 - FORMAL EVIDENTIARY PUBLIC HEARING

21 CFR Part 13 - PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE A PUBLIC BOARD OF INQUIRY

21 CFR Part 14 - PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE A PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

21 CFR Part 15 - PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE COMMISSIONER

21 CFR Part 16 - REGULATORY HEARING BEFORE THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

21 CFR Part 20 - PUBLIC INFORMATION

21 CFR Part 25 - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT CONSIDERATIONS

 

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