A requestor can be charged for various services performed by agency personnel who are responding to a FOIA request. An estimate of these costs must be reported to the ITA FOIA officer before beginning the search and review. Chargeable costs vary depending on the type of requestor:
Administrative fees cannot be charged to the requestor. These include time spent by ITA personnel in preparing a FOIA response (writing and typing, obtaining clearances, or resolving general legal or policy issues regarding the application of exemptions).
All fees are waived (including search, review, and duplication charges) when the amount is less than $20.00.