(1) No search fee shall be charged for requests by educational institutions, noncommercial scientific institutions, or representatives of the news media.
(2) The Board shall provide without charge to all but commercial users:
(i) The first 100 pages of black and white duplication (or the cost equivalent); and
(ii) The first two hours of search by a clerical staff member (or the cost equivalent).
(3) When the total fee for a request will be $14.00 or less for any request, no fee shall be charged.
(b) The Board will not assess search and/or duplication fees, as applicable, if it fails to respond to a requester's FOIA request within the time limits specified under 4 CFR 201.7, and no “unusual” circumstances (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(6)(B) and 4 CFR 201.7(d)) or “exceptional” circumstances (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(6)(C)) apply to the processing of the request.
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