41 CFR 105-60.305-5 - Searches.
(a) GSA may charge for the time spent in the following activities in determining “search time” subject to applicable fees as provided in § 105-60.305-10:
(1) Time spent in trying to locate GSA records which come within the scope of the request;
(2) Time spent in either transporting a necessary agency searcher to a place of record storage, or in transporting records to the locations of a necessary agency searcher; and
(3) Direct costs of the use of computer time to locate and extract requested records.
(b) GSA will not charge for the time spent in monitoring a requester's inspection of disclosed agency records.
(c) GSA may assess fees for search time even if the search proves unsuccessful or if the records located are exempt from disclosure.