12 CFR 602.11 - Fees by type of requester.

§ 602.11 Fees by type of requester.

Depending on your identity and the purpose of your request, the FCA may charge you the direct costs of searching for responsive records, reviewing the records, and reproducing them. If necessary, we will seek clarification before classifying the request.

(a)Educational institutions and noncommercial scientific institutions. We charge fees for reproduction costs only. The first 100 pages are free. You must show that the request is sanctioned by an educational or noncommercial scientific institution and that you seek the records for scholarly or scientific research, not for a commercial use.

(b)Representatives of the news media. We charge fees for reproduction costs only. The first 100 pages are free. You must be a representative of the news media, and the request must not be made for a commercial use. A request for records supporting news distribution is not a request for a commercial use.

(c)Commercial use. We charge the direct cost for search, review, and reproduction. Commercial use requesters are not entitled to free search time or free reproduction. We will charge you even if we do not disclose any records.

(d)All others. The first 2 hours of search time and the first 100 pages of reproduction are free. After that, we will charge you for search and reproduction costs. We will charge you for a search even if we do not disclose any records.

(e)Fee table. The fee information in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this section is presented in the table to this paragraph. You may apply for a waiver if your request is not mostly in your commercial interest and the disclosure is in the public interest. See § 602.13.

Fee Table

Type of requester Charges for Reproduction
Search time Review time
•Noncommercial scientific users
•News media
No Charge No charge First 100 pages free, $ 0.15 a page after that.
Commercial Users 1 All direct costs All direct costs $0.15 a page.
All others 1 First 2 hours free, all direct costs after that No charge First 100 pages free, $0.15 a page after that.

1 You are responsible for fees even if we do not disclose any records.

[ 64 FR 41770, Aug. 2, 1999; 64 FR 45589, Aug. 20, 1999]

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The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 12 CFR Part 602 after this date.

  • 2016-12-09; vol. 81 # 237 - Friday, December 9, 2016
    1. 81 FR 88975 - Releasing Information; Availability of Records of the Farm Credit Administration; FOIA Fees
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      Notice of effective date.
      Effective date: Under the authority of 12 U.S.C. 2252, the regulation amending 12 CFR part 602 published on September 15, 2016 (81 FR 63365) is effective December 9, 2016.
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