12 CFR 792.17 - What can I do if the time limit passes and I still have not received a response?

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§ 792.17 What can I do if the time limit passes and I still have not received a response?

(a) If NCUA does not comply with the time limits under § 792.15, or as extended under § 792.16, you do not have to pay search fees; requesters qualifying for free search fees will not have to pay duplication fees. However, if NCUA has extended the time limits under § 792.16 and more than 5,000 pages are necessary to respond to the request, NCUA may charge you search fees (or for requesters qualifying for free search fees, duplication fees), if NCUA has discussed with you via written mail, electronic mail, or telephone (or made not less than 3 good-faith attempts to do so) how you could effectively limit the scope of the request.

(b) You can seek assistance from the FOIA Public Liaison or dispute resolution services from the Office of Government Information Services. You also can file suit against NCUA because you will be deemed to have exhausted your administrative remedies if NCUA fails to comply with the time limit provisions of this subpart. If NCUA can show that exceptional circumstances exist and that it is exercising due diligence in responding to your request, the court may retain jurisdiction and allow NCUA to complete its review of the records. You may have to pay search or duplication fees if a court has determined that exceptional circumstances exist and has extended the time limits for NCUA's response by a court order. In determining whether exceptional circumstances exist, the court may consider your refusal to modify the scope of your request or arrange an alternative time frame for processing after being given the opportunity to do so by NCUA, when it notifies you of the existence of unusual circumstances as set forth in § 792.16.

[ 81 FR 93795, Dec. 21, 2016]

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  • 2016-12-22; vol. 81 # 246 - Thursday, December 22, 2016
    1. 81 FR 93792 - Revisions to the Freedom of Information Act Regulation
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      NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION
      Interim final rule with request for comments.
      This interim final rule is effective December 22, 2016. Comments must be received on or before January 23, 2017.
      12 CFR Part 792

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  • 2016-12-22; vol. 81 # 246 - Thursday, December 22, 2016
    1. 81 FR 93792 - Revisions to the Freedom of Information Act Regulation
      GPO FDSys: XML | Text
      NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION
      Interim final rule with request for comments.
      This interim final rule is effective December 22, 2016. Comments must be received on or before January 23, 2017.
      12 CFR Part 792