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• Publication Date: 07/21/2006
• Publication Type: Proposed Rules
• Fed Register #: 71:41384-41392
• Standard Number: 2201
• Title: Regulations Implementing the Freedom of Information Act

[Federal Register: July 21, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 140)]
[Proposed Rules]               
[Page 41384-41392]
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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION

29 CFR Part 2201
 
Regulations Implementing the Freedom of Information Act

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) 
is proposing to revise its regulations implementing the Freedom of 
Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, as amended. The proposed 
regulations contain new provisions to comply with Executive Order 
13392. In addition, the proposed regulations have been updated to 
reflect changes in OSHRC's policies and procedures. As a result of 
these proposed amendments, the public will have a clearer understanding 
of OSHRC's policies and procedures implementing the FOIA.

DATES: Submit comments on or before August 21, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: regsdocket@oshrc.gov. Include "FOIA PROPOSED 
RULEMAKING" in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 606-5417.
     Mail: 1120 20th Street, NW., Ninth Floor, Washington, DC 
20036-3457.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as mailing address.
    Instructions: All submissions must include your name, return 
address and e-mail address, if applicable. Please clearly label 
submissions as "FOIA PROPOSED RULEMAKING." If you submit comments by 
e-mail, you will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail from the 
system indicating that we have received your submission. If, in 
response to your comments submitted via e-mail, you do not receive a 
confirmation e-mail within five working days, please contact us 
directly at (202) 606-5410.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jin H. Kim, Attorney-Advisor, Office 
of the General Counsel, via telephone: (202) 606-5410, or via e-mail: 
jkim@oshrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) 
proposes several substantive and technical revisions governing its 
regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 
U.S.C. 552, as amended. OSHRC proposes revising its FOIA regulations, 
including the addition of new provisions and the modification of 
existing provisions, to comply with Executive Order 13392 (E.O. 13392), 
70 FR 75373, December 19, 2005. In E.O. 13392, the President directs 
each agency to ensure that its FOIA operations treat FOIA requesters 
courteously and appropriately and to provide requesters with prompt 
information regarding the status of their FOIA requests, as well as 
appropriate information regarding the agency's response. In addition, 
each agency is to provide FOIA requesters and the public in general 
with "citizen-centered" ways to learn about the agency's FOIA process 
and how to receive agency records that are publicly available. By 
ensuring that its FOIA operations are "citizen-centered" and 
"results-oriented," each agency will improve service and performance, 
thereby strengthening compliance with the FOIA.
    In order to achieve these goals, E.O. 13392 requires each agency 
head to designate a Chief FOIA Officer, who has agency-wide 
responsibility for the efficient and appropriate compliance with the 
FOIA. As part of his or her duties under E.O. 13392, the Chief FOIA 
Officer must review the agency's FOIA operations and identify any areas 
for improvement. In addition, E.O. 13392 requires agencies to establish 
FOIA Requester Service Centers to enable any FOIA requester to seek 
information concerning the status of his or her FOIA request as well as 
appropriate information about the agency's FOIA response. As part of 
the FOIA Requester Service Center, E.O. 13392 further requires an 
agency to designate its own FOIA Public Liaison(s) to serve as the 
supervisory official(s) to whom a FOIA requester can raise concerns about 
the service the FOIA requester has received from the FOIA Requester Service 
Center, following an initial response to the FOIA request. Based upon these 
new requirements, OSHRC therefore proposes to revise its regulations 
implementing the FOIA to comply fully with E.O. 13392.
    Further, as a result of the Chief FOIA Officer's review of OSHRC's 
FOIA operations, OSHRC proposes to amend its rules to reflect recent 
changes in OSHRC's policies and procedures as they relate to the 
processing of FOIA requests. At the beginning of this fiscal year, 
OSHRC moved all FOIA processing from its Office of Administration to 
the Office of the General Counsel, where paralegals and attorneys have 
received training in the handling of FOIA requests. Moreover, OSHRC has 
identified several areas for improvement in its processing of FOIA 
requests that are addressed by these proposed rules, such as 
establishing a recordkeeping log, standardizing forms for processing 
FOIA requests, adding definitions to clarify the use of terms, and 
establishing a streamlined appeals process that covers fee waiver 
denials. These changes in OSHRC's policies and procedures will make the 
processing of FOIA requests more efficient and responsive. Lastly, 
OSHRC proposes several minor revisions that are purely technical or 
clarifying in nature which relate to changes in phrasing and 
nomenclature.
    Accordingly, OSHRC proposes to revise its regulations implementing 
the FOIA and put them out for public comment pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
552(a)(4)(A)(i), (a)(6)(B)(iv), (a)(6)(D)(i), and (a)(6)(E)(i). For the 
convenience of the reader, OSHRC reproduces proposed 29 CFR part 2201 
in its entirety. The specific amendments that OSHRC proposes to each 
section of 29 CFR part 2201 are discussed hereafter in regulatory 
sequence.

II. Proposed Regulatory Revisions

    The President's issuance of E.O. 13392 on December 14, 2005 created 
new requirements and duties for improving agency disclosure of 
information under the FOIA which are implemented in these proposed 
rules. Consequently, OSHRC proposes to amend the authority citation in 
29 CFR part 2201 to add a reference to E.O. 13392.
    In 29 CFR 2201.1, OSHRC would make changes to correct a grammatical 
error in the section heading and to add abbreviations for 
"Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission" and "Freedom of 
Information Act" to the regulatory text. Accordingly, the proposed 
rules in part 2201 are revised throughout to refer to the 
"Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission" as "OSHRC" or 
"Commission," and the "Freedom of Information Act" as "FOIA."
    In Sec.  2201.2, OSHRC proposes adding a sentence to the end of the 
section that provides additional details about the designation of one 
of the Commissioners as the Chairman and his responsibilities for the 
administrative operations of the Commission, consistent with section 
12(e) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. 
661(e). Also, to conform to the abbreviations noted above in Sec.  
2201.1, OSHRC would substitute "OSHRC" in place of "The Occupational 
Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC or Commission)" in new 
Sec.  2201.2.
    In Sec.  2201.3, OSHRC proposes revising the delegation of FOIA-
related duties to reflect the changes required by E.O. 13392 and break 
them out into new paragraphs (a) through (d). In order to comport with 
E.O. 13392, OSHRC would eliminate the current language regarding the 
Chairman's delegation of authority to the Freedom of Information Act 
Officer. In its place, OSHRC proposes adding a delegation of authority 
to the Chief FOIA Officer under new paragraph (a). In addition, OSHRC 
would eliminate the alternate designation of another OSHRC officer or 
employee, such as the General Counsel or the Executive Secretary, by 
the Chairman or the Executive Director in the absence of the Freedom of 
Information Act Officer. Instead, under new paragraph (b) of proposed 
Sec.  2201.3, the Chief FOIA Officer would designate the agency's FOIA 
Disclosure Officer(s) to process all FOIA requests. Under paragraph 
(c), the Chief FOIA Officer would designate the FOIA Public Liaison(s) 
to address any concerns about the service a FOIA requester has received 
following an initial response by the agency. Under new paragraph (d), 
OSHRC's proposal identifies the FOIA Disclosure Officer(s) and FOIA 
Public Liaison(s) as serving in the agency's FOIA Requester Service 
Center and provides the address and telephone number to contact the 
FOIA Requester Service Center. This new language reflects changes in 
the delegation of authority and designation of personnel in compliance 
with E.O. 13392.
    Indeed, in order to ensure appropriate communication with FOIA 
requesters, E.O. 13392 requires agencies to "establish one or more 
FOIA Requester Service Centers" to receive and respond to inquiries 
from FOIA requesters. To comply with this requirement, OSHRC proposes 
to establish a FOIA Requester Service Center at its national office in 
Washington, DC OSHRC's FOIA Requester Service Center, which will handle 
all FOIA requests and inquiries about FOIA requests, will consist of 
FOIA Disclosure Officer(s) and FOIA Public Liaison(s). Under OSHRC's 
new procedures, the FOIA Disclosure Officer(s) will handle all initial 
responses to FOIA requests. The FOIA Public Liaison(s) will ensure 
appropriate communication between FOIA requesters and FOIA Disclosure 
Officer(s) and will be supervisory employee(s). This change will help 
ensure that OSHRC's FOIA operations are "citizen-centered" and 
"results-oriented" as directed in E.O. 13392. OSHRC also would update 
references to the FOIA Officer and Information Office throughout 29 CFR 
part 2201 to reflect this change.
    OSHRC proposes to eliminate the second to last sentence of current 
Sec.  2201.3 that refers to the handling of requests for copies of 
individual decisions because copies of Commission decisions have been 
placed on OSHRC's Web site for the public's convenience, pursuant to 
the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996, Public 
Law 104-231, 110 Stat. 3048 (codified as amended in 5 U.S.C. 552) (e-
FOIA). OSHRC would further eliminate the last sentence of current Sec.  
2201.3 which refers to the handling of "all other information 
requests" because this information will be covered under new Sec.  
2201.5(a) of the regulations; thus, its inclusion in Sec.  2201.3 is 
redundant.
    In Sec.  2201.4, OSHRC first proposes to change the heading to 
include the phrase "and definitions." Second, OSHRC would update 
regulatory cross-references and make minor nomenclature changes 
throughout the section, such as deleting "Review" from "Review 
Commission" and replacing "Freedom of Information Act Officer" with 
"FOIA Disclosure Officer." Third, OSHRC would make other minor 
changes in phrasing to paragraph (a) by combining the last two 
sentences of the existing regulations for clarity without changing the 
meaning of the provision. Fourth, in paragraph (c), OSHRC would edit 
the paragraph heading to update the nomenclature, as well as the 
introductory text to describe more precisely the location of the 
reading room. Fifth, OSHRC would also add new paragraphs (c)(3) and 
(c)(4) to reflect the language of the FOIA, and renumber current 
paragraphs (c)(3) and (c)(4) as new paragraphs (c)(5) and (c)(6). 
Sixth, in paragraph (d), OSHRC would add a new paragraph heading noting 
record availability at the OSHRC e-FOIA reading room, as well as language 
clarifying the availability of electronic records. Finally, OSHRC would 
add a new paragraph (e) to Sec.  2201.4 to provide definitions relevant 
to 29 CFR part 2201 that are consistent with other agencies' FOIA 
regulations. These nine definitions clarify certain FOIA terminology but 
in no way change how OSHRC processes FOIA requests. The terms include: 
"commercial use request," "direct costs," "duplication," "education 
institution," "noncommercial scientific institution," 
"representative of the news media, or media requester," "review," 
"search," and "working day." The terms have been defined using 
standard language consistent with the statute, including the 
incorporation of minor technical modifications from the FOIA 
regulations of several other government agencies, including the 
Department of Justice (28 CFR part 16) and the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) (5 CFR part 1303). OSHRC proposes to define "working 
day," which is not defined in other government agencies" FOIA 
regulations, in order to clarify the FOIA's calculation of time.
    OSHRC would remove current Sec.  2201.5 altogether because it is no 
longer necessary. OSHRC had a policy of providing a hard copy of a 
single decision before the advent of the Internet and e-FOIA. Pursuant 
to e-FOIA, OSHRC has placed Commission decisions on OSHRC's Web site, 
http://www.oshrc.gov, for the public's convenience. Therefore, OSHRC 
proposes to remove Sec.  2201.5 in its entirety and renumber subsequent 
sections accordingly.
    OSHRC then proposes to redesignate current Sec.  2201.6 as new 
Sec.  2201.5. In new Sec.  2201.5 (old Sec.  2201.6), OSHRC would 
eliminate paragraph (a) of the current regulations in its entirety. 
Pursuant to e-FOIA, OSHRC has placed most of this information on its 
Web site for the public's convenience. OSHRC also proposes to make 
minor technical changes throughout this section to update cross-
references and to reflect changes made to other sections in part 2201, 
as well as to clarify language which would not change the meaning of 
the provision. For example, OSHRC would remove "Review" from "Review 
Commission," replace "Freedom of Information Act Officer" with 
"FOIA Disclosure Officer" and change references to other provisions. 
Further, OSHRC would redesignate the old paragraph (b) as paragraph (a) 
with a new paragraph heading, "Requests for information" and modify 
the language within new paragraph (a) to clearly delineate the 
procedures for making FOIA requests. The new paragraph (a) provides 
that requests for information must be made in writing with "Freedom of 
Information Act Request" printed on the request's envelope or cover as 
well as the request itself, and addressed to the FOIA Disclosure 
Officer. In addition, FOIA requests must describe the record requested 
to the fullest extent possible and specify the preferred form or format 
of the response. The new language states that OSHRC shall try to 
accommodate requesters as to form or format when possible, and if no 
form or format is specified, OSHRC shall respond in the form or format 
that is most accessible to OSHRC. This new language is easier to 
understand and clarifies the procedures for requesting records. 
Further, OSHRC would redesignate current paragraph (c) as new paragraph 
(b), and would rephrase new paragraph (b) for clarity regarding the 
date of receipt of a FOIA request. OSHRC would also delete paragraph 
(d) (Specificity required) (old Sec.  2201.6) because the information 
requested in paragraph (d) is now incorporated in new paragraph (a) of 
proposed Sec.  2201.5.
    OSHRC proposes to redesignate current Sec.  2201.7 as new Sec.  
2201.6. In new Sec.  2201.6 (old Sec.  2201.7), OSHRC would first 
update cross-references to other sections changed in part 2201 and then 
make minor technical and grammatical changes throughout this section. 
For example, OSHRC would remove "Review" from "Review Commission" 
and replace "Freedom of Information Act Officer" with "FOIA 
Disclosure Officer" throughout this section. OSHRC also proposes to 
rephrase paragraph (b) for clarity without changing the meaning of the 
provision by directly stating that the FOIA Disclosure Officer(s) shall 
notify the requester in writing about extensions of time. Also in the 
introductory text to paragraph (b), OSHRC would delete the phrase 
"telephonic notice" when discussing "extensions of response time in 
usual circumstances" beyond the allowable time, because the FOIA 
requires written notice under 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(6)(B). Further, OSHRC 
would modify the language of paragraph (b)(1) to reflect in a more 
precise manner the location of OSHRC records. OSHRC records are 
currently located in OSHRC's national office, regional offices and an 
off-site storage location. In paragraph (b)(3), OSHRC would delete the 
phrase "or among two or more components within the Commission having 
substantial subject-matter interest in the request" because this 
phrase is unnecessary to OSHRC's FOIA operations. For consistency 
purposes, OSHRC proposes requiring written notice in paragraph (c) for 
additional extensions of time, as well as in paragraph (d)(3) for when 
the estimated time to process a FOIA request substantially changes. By 
providing written notice to requesters for these circumstances, OSHRC 
believes that it would improve OSHRC's communication with requesters.
    In paragraph (d) of Sec.  2201.6 (old Sec.  2201.7), OSHRC would 
rename the heading from "multitrack processing" to "two-track 
processing" to describe more accurately OSHRC's processing of FOIA 
requests. Further, in order to streamline the FOIA rules and make them 
more user friendly, OSHRC proposes deleting paragraph (e)(4), as well 
as paragraph (g) of current Sec.  2201.7 and incorporate that 
information in new Sec.  2201.9 (Appeal of denials). New Sec.  2201.9 
will apply to all appeals of denials related to FOIA requests (i.e., 
requests for records, requests for expedited processing, and/or 
requests for fee waiver).
    In paragraph (f), OSHRC proposes to consolidate all denials related 
to FOIA requests (i.e., requests for records, requests for expedited 
processing, and/or requests for fee waiver) to streamline the rules and 
make them more user friendly. Finally, OSHRC would further revise the 
language in paragraph (f) to closely track the language of the FOIA, 5 
U.S.C. 552(a)(6)(C)(i) and (F), by requiring the FOIA Disclosure 
Officer(s) to provide the reason for a denial, a reasonable estimate of 
the volume of matter denied (unless doing so would harm an interest 
protected by the exemption(s) under which the request was denied), the 
name and title or position of the person responsible for the denial of 
the request, and also notify the requester of the right to appeal the 
determination in the written notice of denial.
    Due to the movement of paragraph (g) to new Sec.  2201.9 (Appeal of 
denials), OSHRC proposes redesignating paragraph (h) as new paragraph 
(g). OSHRC would edit the language in new paragraph (g) to require 
written justification for deletions within a record, because the FOIA 
states that "the justification for the deletion shall be explained 
fully in writing" as required under 5 U.S.C. 552(a).
    OSHRC proposes to redesignate current Sec.  2201.8 as new Sec.  
2201.7. In new Sec.  2201.7 (old Sec.  2201.8), OSHRC would revise this 
section to reflect changes in OSHRC's calculation of fees, and create 
an appendix that reflects OSHRC's fee schedule. In paragraph (a), OSHRC 
proposes to make several nomenclature changes and update a cross-
reference to the section on fee waivers. In addition, OSHRC proposes 
eliminating the specified dollar amount ($10) and changing it to "the 
threshold amount as provided in OSHRC's schedule of fees." Further, in 
new Sec.  2201.7 (old Sec.  2201.8), OSHRC proposes deleting paragraphs 
(a)(2) and (a)(3) and incorporating that definitional information in 
paragraph Sec.  2201.4(e). In addition, the procedural information in 
paragraph (a)(3) is duplicated in new Sec.  2201.8(a) discussed below. 
In paragraph (b), OSHRC proposes revising the copying, searching and 
reviewing fees so they are based on the direct costs of these services 
as provided in the FOIA under 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(4)(A)(iv). The FOIA provides 
that the Director of OMB shall promulgate guidelines for a uniform schedule 
of fees for all agencies under 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(4)(A)(i). OSHRC calculates 
its fees in accordance with OMB's "Uniform Freedom of Information Act Fee 
Schedule and Guidelines," 52 FR 10012, March 27, 1987. Under OMB's guidelines, 
these fees are to be based on the average hourly salary (base plus DC 
locality payment) of employees performing the services plus 16 percent 
for benefits. In addition, the fees for clerical employees are to be 
based on an average of all employees at the GS-9 level and below; the 
fees for professional employees are to be based on all employees at the 
GS-10 through GS-14 level; and the fees for managerial employees are to 
be based on an average of all employees at the GS-15 level and above. 
OSHRC's Office of Administration has calculated and updated the fees, 
which appear in the attached Appendix A. The FOIA Requester Service 
Center also will provide a hard copy of the schedule of fees upon 
request. OSHRC proposes to revise the language in paragraphs (b)(1), 
(b)(2) and (b)(3) of new Sec.  2201.7 (old Sec.  2201.8) to reflect the 
new calculation of fees.
    OSHRC proposes to add a new paragraph (c) in new Sec.  2201.7 (old 
Sec.  2201.8) requiring the FOIA Disclosure Officer to provide 
requesters an itemized invoice for fees related to FOIA requests. 
Although the FOIA does not require an itemized invoice, OSHRC would 
provide an itemized invoice for the convenience of the requester as 
part of OSHRC's effort to be citizen-centered pursuant to E.O. 13392. 
OSHRC would also redesignate old paragraph (c) as new paragraph (d) to 
reflect the addition of the new paragraph (c). New paragraph (d) will 
be updated to include changes in nomenclature. OSHRC also would delete 
the current paragraph (d) (Certification or authentication), and 
include such certification or authentication service in a new paragraph 
(g) (Fees for services not required by the Freedom of Information Act), 
which is more inclusive of other services, such as express mail.
    Paragraph (e) will remain essentially the same, except that OSHRC 
would make changes in wording that are technical in nature, such as 
replacing "Freedom of Information Act Officer" with "FOIA Disclosure 
Officer" and using gender neutral language. OSHRC would also change 
"copying or search" to "the total fee" to reflect the true cost of 
satisfying the request. OSHRC in this proposal has left in place the 
$25 total fee threshold, above which the agency is required to contact 
the requester about cost. OSHRC is considering, however, whether to 
raise that threshold amount. OSHRC requests comments specifically on 
whether, and by how much, this threshold should be raised.
    In paragraph (f) of new Sec.  2201.7 (old Sec.  2201.8), OSHRC 
would make some changes in nomenclature to insert the term "FOIA 
Disclosure Officer" and insert gender neutral language. OSHRC would 
also modify the language in the third sentence to require full payment 
when a requester has previously failed to pay within 30 days. This 
revision is more consistent with the other sentences in the paragraph 
addressing advance payment. As noted above, OSHRC proposes to create a 
new paragraph (g) on fees for services not required by the FOIA. This 
new paragraph is more inclusive of the types of services, such as 
express mail, that is not in OSHRC's current regulation. OSHRC also 
would revise the language in paragraph (h), as well as paragraph (i), 
to reflect changes in OSHRC's procedures for transferring the bill 
collection responsibilities related to FOIA requests to OSHRC's Office 
of Administration. OSHRC believes that this change in bill collection 
procedures will improve efficiency because the FOIA Requester Service 
Center will not have to devote resources to bill collection and can 
focus on responding to FOIA requests. In paragraph (i), OSHRC would 
further revise the language to more precisely reflect the statutory 
provisions relating to the Federal government's collection of debts 
under the Debt Collection Act of 1982 and its administrative 
procedures.
    OSHRC proposes to redesignate current Sec.  2201.9 as new Sec.  
2201.8. In new Sec.  2201.8 (old Sec.  2201.9), OSHRC would make 
several minor changes that are technical in nature, such as replacing 
references to the "Freedom of Information Act Officer" with "FOIA 
Disclosure Officer" and using gender neutral language. As mentioned in 
the discussion of new Sec.  2201.7 (old Sec.  2201.8), OSHRC would 
include some of the procedural language from paragraph (a)(3) of old 
Sec.  2201.8 in paragraph (a) of new Sec.  2201.8 (old Sec.  2201.9).
    As previously mentioned, OSHRC proposes adding a new section, Sec.  
2201.9 (Appeal of denials), to consolidate all appeals in one section. 
This change is intended to make the FOIA rules more user friendly. 
OSHRC would also change the time the requester may appeal a denial from 
30 working days after the requester receives notice of the appeal to 20 
working days. This change is based on a survey of various smaller 
agencies, including the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review 
Commission (20 working days). In addition, OSHRC would add appeals of 
denial of fee waivers in this section because OSHRC's current rule does 
not specifically provide for appeals of denial of fee waivers.
    In Sec.  2201.10, OSHRC would make minor technical changes, such as 
replacing "Freedom of Information Act Officer" with "FOIA Disclosure 
Officer."
    Finally, OSHRC would update the cross-references to the various 
sections and paragraphs throughout the rules in 29 CFR part 2201 to 
reflect changes in section numbers and paragraphs due to the 
reorganization of these proposed regulations.

Executive Order 12866

    The Commission is an independent regulatory agency, and as such, is 
not subject to the requirements of E.O. 12866.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Commission has determined that the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq., does not apply because these rules do not contain 
any information collection requirements that require the approval of 
OMB.

Executive Order 13132

    The Commission is an independent regulatory agency, and as such, is 
not subject to the requirements of E.O. 13132.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Commission has determined under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 
5 U.S.C. 606(b), that these rules, if adopted, would not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. 
Therefore, a Regulatory Flexibility Statement and Analysis has not been 
prepared.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

    The Commission is an independent regulatory agency, and, as such, 
is not subject to the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act, 2 U.S.C. 1501 et 
seq.

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996

    This proposed rule is not a major rule under the Small Business 
Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, 5 U.S.C. 804(2). The proposed rule 
will not result in an annual effect on the economy of more than $100 
million per year; a major increase in costs or prices for consumers, 
individual industries, Federal, State, or local government agencies, or 
geographic regions; or significant adverse effects on competition, 
employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or on the ability of 
U.S.-based enterprises to compete with foreign-based companies in 
domestic and export markets.

List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 2201

    Freedom of Information.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on July 17, 2006.
W. Scott Railton,
Chairman.
    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Commission proposes 
that Chapter XX, part 2201 of Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, be 
revised as follows:

PART 2201--REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

Sec.
2201.1 Purpose and scope.
2201.2 Description of agency.
2201.3 Delegation of authority and responsibilities.
2201.4 General policy and definitions.
2201.5 Procedure for requesting records.
2201.6 Responses to requests.
2201.7 Fees for copying, searching, and review.
2201.8 Waiver of fees.
2201.9 Appeal of denials.
2201.10 Maintenance of statistics.
Appendix A to Part 2201--Schedule of Fees

    Authority: 29 U.S.C. 661(g); 5 U.S.C. 552; E.O. 13392, 70 FR 
75373, 3 CFR, 2005 Comp., p. 216.

Sec.  2201.1  Purpose and scope.

    This part prescribes procedures to obtain information and records 
of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC or 
Commission) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552. 
It applies only to records or information of the Commission or in the 
Commission's custody. This part does not affect discovery in adversary 
proceedings before the Commission. Discovery is governed by the 
Commission's Rules of Procedure in 29 CFR part 2200, subpart D.

Sec.  2201.2  Description of agency.

    OSHRC adjudicates contested enforcement actions under the 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. 651-678. The 
Commission decides cases after the parties are given an opportunity for 
a hearing. All hearings are open to the public and are conducted at a 
place convenient to the parties by an Administrative Law Judge. Any 
Commissioner may direct that a decision of a Judge be reviewed by the 
full Commission. The President designates one of the Commissioners as 
Chairman, who is responsible on behalf of the Commission for the 
administrative operations of the Commission.

Sec.  2201.3  Delegation of authority and responsibilities.

    (a) The Chairman delegates to the Chief FOIA Officer the authority 
to act upon all requests for agency records.
    (b) The Chief FOIA Officer shall designate the FOIA Disclosure 
Officer(s), who shall be responsible for processing FOIA requests.
    (c) The Chief FOIA Officer shall designate the FOIA Public 
Liaison(s), who shall serve as the supervisory official(s) to whom a 
FOIA requester can raise concerns about the service the FOIA requester 
has received following an initial response.
    (d) OSHRC establishes a FOIA Requester Service Center that shall be 
staffed by the FOIA Disclosure Officer(s) and FOIA Public Liaison(s). 
The address and telephone number of the FOIA Requester Service Center 
is 1120 20th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20036-3457, (202) 606-5410.

Sec.  2201.4  General policy and definitions.

    (a) Non-exempt records available to public. Except for records and 
information exempted from disclosure by 5 U.S.C. 552(b) or published in 
the Federal Register under 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(1), all records of the 
Commission or in its custody are available to any person who requests 
them in accordance with Sec.  2201.5(a). Records include any 
information that would be a record subject to the requirements of 5 
U.S.C. 552 when maintained by the Commission in any format, including 
electronic format. In response to FOIA requests, the Commission will 
search for records manually or by automated means, except when an 
automated search would significantly interfere with the operation of 
the Commission's automated information system.
    (b) Examination of records in cases appealed to courts. A final 
order of the Commission may be appealed to a United States Court of 
Appeals. When this occurs, the Commission may send part or all of the 
official case file to the court and may retain other parts of the file. 
Thus, a document in a case may not be available from the Commission but 
only from the court of appeals. In such a case, the FOIA Disclosure 
Officer may inform the requester that the request for a particular 
document should be directed to the court.
    (c) Record availability at the OSHRC on-site FOIA Reading Room. The 
records of Commission activities are publicly available for inspection 
and copying at the OSHRC on-site FOIA Reading Room, 1120 20th St., NW., 
Ninth Floor, Washington, DC 20036-3457. These records include:
    (1) Final decisions including concurring and dissenting opinions as 
well as orders issued as a result of adjudication of cases;
    (2) OSHRC Rules of Procedure and Guides to those procedures;
    (3) Specific agency policy statements adopted by OSHRC and not 
published in the Federal Register;
    (4) Administrative staff manuals that affect a member of the 
public;
    (5) Copies of records that have been released to a person under the 
FOIA that, because of the subject matter, the Commission determines 
that the records have become or are likely to become the subject of 
subsequent requests for substantially the same records; and
    (6) A general index of records referred to under paragraph (c)(3) 
of this section.
    (d) Record availability at the OSHRC e-FOIA Reading Room. Materials 
created on or after November 1, 1996 under paragraphs (c)(1), (2), (3) 
and (4) of this section may also be accessed electronically through the 
Commission's Web site at http://www.oshrc.gov.
    (e) Definitions. For purposes of this part:
    Commercial use request means a request from or on behalf of a 
person who seeks information for a use or purpose that furthers his or 
her commercial, trade, or profit interests, which can include 
furthering those interests through litigation. The FOIA Disclosure 
Officer shall determine, whenever reasonably possible, the use to which 
a requester will put the requested records. When it appears that the 
requester will put the records to a commercial use, either because of 
the nature of the request itself or because the FOIA Disclosure Officer 
has reasonable cause to doubt a requester's stated use, the FOIA Disclosure 
Officer shall provide the requester a reasonable opportunity to submit 
further clarification.
    Direct costs means those expenses that the Commission actually 
incurs in searching for and duplicating (and, in the case of commercial 
use requests, reviewing) records to respond to a FOIA request. Direct 
costs include, for example, the salary of the employee performing the 
work (the basic rate of pay for the employee, plus 16 percent of that 
rate to cover benefits) and the cost of operating duplication 
machinery. Not included in direct costs are overhead expenses such as 
the costs of space and heating or lighting of the facility in which the 
records are kept.
    Duplication means the making of a copy of a record, or of the 
information contained in it, necessary to respond to a FOIA request. 
Copies can take the form of paper, microform, audiovisual materials, or 
electronic records (for example, magnetic tape or disk), among others. 
The FOIA Disclosure Officer shall honor a requester's specified 
preference of form or format of disclosure if the record is readily 
reproducible with reasonable efforts in the requested form or format.
    Educational institution means a preschool, a public or private 
elementary or secondary school, an institution of undergraduate higher 
education, an institution of graduate higher education, an institution 
of professional education, or an institution of vocational education, 
that operates a program of scholarly research. To be in this category, 
a requester must show that the request is authorized by and is made 
under the auspices of a qualifying institution and that the records are 
not sought for a commercial use but are sought to further scholarly 
research.
    Noncommercial scientific institution means an institution that is 
not operated on a "commercial" basis, as that term is defined in this 
paragraph, and that is operated solely for the purpose of conducting 
scientific research the results of which are not intended to promote 
any particular product or industry. To be in this category, a requester 
must show that the request is authorized by and is made under the 
auspices of a qualifying institution and that the records are not 
sought for a commercial use but are sought to further scientific 
research.
    Representative of the news media, or news media requester is any 
person actively gathering news for an entity that is organized and 
operated to publish or broadcast news to the public. For purposes of 
this definition, the term "news" means information that is about 
current events or that would be of current interest to the public. 
Examples of news media entities include television or radio stations 
broadcasting to the public at large and publishers of periodicals (but 
only in those instances where they can qualify as disseminators of 
"news") who make their products available for purchase or 
subscription by the general public. For "freelance" journalists to be 
regarded as working for a news organization, they must demonstrate a 
solid basis for expecting publication through that organization. A 
publication contract would be the clearest proof, but the FOIA 
Disclosure Officer shall also look to the past publication record of a 
requester in making this determination. To be in this category, a 
requester must not be seeking the requested records for a commercial 
use. However, a request for records supporting the news-dissemination 
function of the requester shall not be considered to be for a 
commercial use.
    Review means the examination of a record located in response to a 
request in order to determine whether any portion of it is exempt from 
disclosure. It also includes processing any record for disclosure--for 
example, doing all that is necessary to redact it and prepare it for 
disclosure. Review costs are recoverable even if a record ultimately is 
not disclosed. Review time does not include time spent resolving 
general legal or policy issues regarding the application of exemptions.
    Search means the process of looking for and retrieving records or 
information responsive to a request. It includes page-by-page or line-
by-line identification of information within records and also includes 
reasonable efforts to locate and retrieve information from records 
maintained in electronic form or format. The FOIA Disclosure Officer 
shall ensure that searches are done in the most efficient and least 
expensive manner reasonably possible. For example, the FOIA Disclosure 
Officer shall not search line-by-line where duplicating an entire 
document would be quicker and less expensive.
    Working day means a regular Federal working day. It does not 
include Saturdays, Sundays, or Federal legal public holidays.

Sec.  2201.5  Procedure for requesting records.

    (a) Requests for information. All requests for information must be 
made in writing and must be mailed or delivered to the FOIA Disclosure 
Officer at the address in Sec.  2201.3(d). The words "Freedom of 
Information Act Request" must be printed on the face of the request's 
envelope or covering as well as the request itself. Requests for 
information must describe the particular record requested to the 
fullest extent possible and specify the preferred form or format 
(including electronic formats) of the response. The Commission shall 
accommodate requesters as to form or format if the record is readily 
reproducible in the requested form or format. When requesters do not 
specify the preferred form or format of the response, the Commission 
shall respond in the form or format in which the record is most 
accessible to the Commission.
    (b) Date of receipt. A request that complies with paragraph (a) of 
this section is deemed received on the actual date it is received by 
the Commission. A request that does not comply with paragraph (a) of 
this section is deemed received when it is actually received by the 
FOIA Disclosure Officer. For requests that are expected to result in 
fees exceeding $250, the request shall not be deemed to have been 
received until the requester is advised of the anticipated costs and 
the Commission has received full payment or satisfactory assurance of 
full payment as provided under Sec.  2201.7(f).

Sec.  2201.6  Responses to requests.

    (a) Responses within 20 working days. The FOIA Disclosure Officer 
will either grant or deny a request for records within 20 working days 
after receiving the request.
    (b) Extensions of response time in unusual circumstances. In 
unusual circumstances, the Commission may extend the time limit 
prescribed in paragraph (a) of this section by not more than 10 working 
days. The FOIA Disclosure Officer shall notify the requester in writing 
of the extension, the reasons for the extension and the date on which a 
determination is expected. "Unusual circumstances" exists, but only 
to the extent reasonably necessary to the proper processing of the 
particular request, when there is a need to:
    (1) Search for and collect the requested records from one of 
OSHRC's regional offices or off-site storage facilities;
    (2) Search for, collect, and appropriately examine a voluminous 
amount of separate and distinct records that are demanded in a single 
request; or
    (3) Consult, with all practicable speed, with another agency having 
a substantial interest in the determination of the request.
    (c) Additional extension. The FOIA Disclosure Officer shall notify 
the requester in writing when it appears that a request cannot be completed 
within the allowable time (20 working days plus a 10 working day 
extension). In such instances, the requester will be provided an 
opportunity to limit the scope of the request so that it may be 
processed in the time limit, or to agree to a reasonable alternative 
time frame for processing.
    (d) Two-track processing. To ensure the most equitable treatment 
possible for all requesters, the Commission will process requests on a 
first-in, first-out basis using a two-track processing system based 
upon the estimated time it will take to process the request.
    (1) The first track is for requests of simple to moderate 
complexity that are expected to be completed within 20 working days.
    (2) The second track is for requests involving "unusual 
circumstances" that are expected to take between 21 to 30 working days 
to complete and those that, because of their unusual volume or other 
complexity, are expected to take more than 30 working days to complete.
    (3) Requesters should assume, unless otherwise notified by the 
Commission, that their request is in the first track. The Commission 
will notify requesters when their request is placed in the second track 
for processing and that notification will include the estimated time 
for completion. Should subsequent information substantially change the 
estimated time to process a request, the requester will be notified in 
writing. In the case of a request expected to take more than 30 working 
days for action, a requester may modify the request to allow it to be 
processed faster or to reduce the cost of processing. Partial responses 
may be sent to requesters as documents are obtained by the FOIA 
Disclosure Officer from the supplying offices.
    (e) Expedited processing. (1) The Commission may place a person's 
request at the front of the queue for the appropriate track for that 
request upon receipt of a written request that clearly demonstrates a 
compelling need for expedited processing. Requesters must provide 
detailed explanations to support their expedited requests. For purposes 
of determining expedited processing, the term compelling need means:
    (i) That a failure to obtain requested records on an expedited 
basis could reasonably be expected to pose an imminent threat to the 
life or physical safety of any individual; or
    (ii) That a request is made by a person primarily engaged in 
disseminating information, and that person establishes that there is an 
urgency to inform the public concerning actual or alleged Federal 
Government activity.
    (2) A person requesting expedited processing must include a 
statement certifying the compelling need given to be true and correct 
to the best of his or her knowledge and belief. The certification 
requirement may be waived by the Commission as a matter of agency 
discretion.
    (3) The FOIA Disclosure Officer will make the initial determination 
whether to grant or deny a request for expedited processing and will 
notify a requester within 10 calendar days after receiving the request 
whether processing will be expedited.
    (f) Content of denial. When the FOIA Disclosure Officer denies a 
request for records, either in whole or in part, a request for 
expedited processing, and/or a request for fee waivers (see Sec.  
2201.8), the written notice of the denial shall state the reason for 
denial, give a reasonable estimate of the volume of matter denied 
(unless doing so would harm an interest protected by the exemption(s) 
under which the request was denied), set forth the name and title or 
position of the person responsible for the denial of the request, and 
notify the requester of the right to appeal the determination as 
specified in Sec.  2201.9. A refusal by the FOIA Disclosure Officer to 
process the request because the requester has not made advance payment 
or given a satisfactory assurance of full payment required under Sec.  
2201.7(f) may be treated as a denial of the request and appealed under 
Sec.  2201.9.
    (g) Deletions. The FOIA Disclosure Officer shall provide to the 
requester in writing a justification for deletions within records. The 
amount of information deleted from records shall be indicated on the 
released portion of the record, unless including that indication would 
harm an interest protected by the exemption under which the deletion is 
made. If technically feasible, the place in the record where the 
deletion is made shall be marked.

Sec.  2201.7  Fees for copying, searching, and review.

    (a) Fees required unless waived. The FOIA Disclosure Officer shall 
charge the fees in paragraph (b) of this section unless the fees for a 
request are less than the threshold amount as provided in OSHRC's fee 
schedule, in which case no fees shall be charged. The FOIA Disclosure 
Officer shall, however, waive the fees in the circumstances stated in 
Sec.  2201.8.
    (b) Calculation of fees. Fees for copying, searching and reviewing 
will be based on the direct costs of these services, including the 
average hourly salary (base plus DC locality payment), plus 16 percent 
for benefits, of the following three categories of employees involved 
in responding to FOIA requests: clerical--based on an average of all 
employees at GS-9 and below; professional--based on an average of all 
employees at GS-10 through GS-14; and managerial--based on an average 
of all employees at GS-15 and above. OSHRC will calculate a schedule of 
fees based on these direct costs. The schedule of fees under this 
section appears in Appendix A to this Part 2201. A copy of the schedule 
of fees may also be obtained at no charge from the FOIA Disclosure 
Officer. See Sec.  2201.3(d).
    (1) Copying fee. The fee per copy of each page shall be calculated 
in accordance with the per-page amount established in OSHRC's fee 
schedule. For other forms of duplication, direct costs of producing the 
copy, including operator time, shall be calculated and assessed. 
Copying fees shall not be charged for the first 100 pages of copies 
unless the copies are requested for a commercial use.
    (2) Search fee. Search fees shall be calculated in accordance with 
the amounts established in OSHRC's fee schedule. Commercial requesters 
shall be charged for all search time. Search fees shall be charged even 
if the responsive documents are not located or if they are located but 
withheld on the basis of an exemption. However, search fees shall be 
limited or not charged as follows:
    (i) Easily identifiable decisions. Search fees shall not be charged 
for searching for decisions that the requester identifies by name and 
date, or by docket number, or that are otherwise easily identifiable.
    (ii) Educational, scientific or news media requests. No fee shall 
be charged if the request is not for a commercial use and is by an 
educational or scientific institution, whose purpose is scholarly or 
scientific research, or by a representative of the news media.
    (iii) Other non-commercial requests. No fee shall be charged for 
the first two hours of searching if the request is not for a commercial 
use and is not by an educational or scientific institution, or a 
representative of the news media.
    (iv) Requests for records about self. No fee shall be charged to 
search for records filed in the Commission's systems of records if the 
requester is the subject of the requested records. See the Privacy Act 
of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a(f)(5) (fees to be charged only for copying).
    (3) Review fee. A review fee shall be charged only for commercial 
requests. Review fees shall be calculated in accordance with the 
amounts established in OSHRC's schedule of fees. A review fee shall be 
charged for the initial examination of documents located in response to 
a request to determine if it may be withheld from disclosure, and for 
the excision of withholdable portions. However, a review fee shall not 
be charged for review by the Chairman under Sec.  2201.9 (Appeal of 
denials).
    (c) Invoices. The FOIA Disclosure Officer shall provide the 
requester with an invoice containing an itemization of assessed fees.
    (d) Aggregation of requests. When the FOIA Disclosure Officer 
reasonably believes that a requester, or a group of requesters acting 
in concert, is attempting to break a request into a series of requests 
for the purpose of evading the assessment of fees, the FOIA Disclosure 
Officer may aggregate any such requests and charge accordingly.
    (e) Fees likely to exceed $25. If the total fee charges are likely 
to exceed $25, the FOIA Disclosure Officer shall notify the requester 
of the estimated amount of the charges. The notification shall offer 
the requester an opportunity to confer with the FOIA Disclosure Officer 
to reformulate the request to meet the requester's needs at a lower 
cost.
    (f) Advance payments. Advance payment of fees will generally not be 
required. If, however, charges are likely to exceed $250, the FOIA 
Disclosure Officer shall notify the requester of the likely cost and: 
If the requester has a history of prompt payment of FOIA charges, 
obtain satisfactory assurance of full payment; or if the requester has 
no history of payment, require an advance payment of an amount up to 
the full estimated charge. If the requester has previously failed to 
pay a fee within 30 days of the date of billing, the FOIA Disclosure 
Officer shall require the requester to pay the full amount owed plus 
any interest owed as provided in paragraph (h) of this section or 
demonstrate that he or she has, in fact, paid the fee, and to make an 
advance payment of the full amount of the estimated charges before the 
FOIA Disclosure Officer begins to process the new request or a pending 
request from that requester.
    (g) Fees for services not required by the Freedom of Information 
Act. The Commission has discretion regarding its response to requests 
for services not required by the FOIA. For example, the FOIA does not 
require agencies to certify or authenticate responsive documents, nor 
does it require responsive documents to be sent by express mail. If 
these services are requested, the FOIA Disclosure Officer shall assess 
the direct costs of such services.
    (h) Interest on unpaid bills. The Commission's Office of 
Administration shall begin assessing interest charges on unpaid bills 
starting on the thirty-first day after the date the bill was sent. 
Interest will accrue from the date of billing until the Commission 
receives full payment. Interest will be at the rate described in 31 
U.S.C. 3717.
    (i) Debt collection procedures. If bills are unpaid 60 days after 
the mailing of a written notice to the requester, the Commission's 
Office of Administration may resort to the debt collection procedures 
set out in the Debt Collection Act of 1982 (Pub. L. 97-365, 96 Stat. 
1749), as amended, and its administrative procedures, including the use 
of consumer reporting agencies, collection agencies, and offset.

Sec.  2201.8  Waiver of fees.

    (a) General. The FOIA Disclosure Officer shall waive part or all of 
the fees assessed under Sec.  2201.7(b) if two conditions are 
satisfied: Disclosure of the information is in the public interest 
because it is likely to contribute significantly to public 
understanding of the operations or activities of the government; and 
disclosure is not primarily in the commercial interest of the 
requester. Where the FOIA Disclosure Officer has reasonable cause to 
doubt the use to which a requester will put the records sought, or 
where that use is not clear from the request itself, the FOIA 
Disclosure Officer may seek clarification from the requester before 
assigning the request to a specific category for fee assessment 
purposes. The FOIA Disclosure Officer shall afford the requester the 
opportunity to show that the requester comes within these two 
conditions. The following factors may be considered in determining 
whether the two conditions are satisfied:
    (1) Whether the subject of the requested records concerns the 
operations or activities of the government;
    (2) Whether the disclosure is likely to contribute significantly to 
public understanding of government operations or activities;
    (3) Whether the requester has a commercial interest that would be 
furthered by the requested disclosure; and, if so, whether the 
magnitude of the identified commercial interest of the requester is 
sufficiently large, in comparison with the public interest in 
disclosure, that disclosure is primarily in the commercial interest of 
the requester.
    (b) Partial waiver of fees. If the two conditions stated in 
paragraph (a) of this section are met, the FOIA Disclosure Officer will 
ordinarily waive all fees. In exceptional cases, however, only a 
partial waiver may be granted if the request for records would impose 
an exceptional burden or require an exceptional expenditure of 
Commission resources, and the request for a waiver minimally satisfies 
the "public interest" requirement in paragraph (a) of this section.

Sec.  2201.9  Appeal of denials.

    A denial of a request for records, either in whole or in part, a 
request for expedited processing, or a request for fee waivers, may be 
appealed in writing to the Chairman of the Commission within 20 working 
days of the date of the letter denying an initial request. The Chairman 
shall act on the appeal under 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(6)(A)(ii) within 20 
working days after the receipt of the appeal. If the Chairman wholly or 
partially upholds the denial of the request, the Chairman shall notify 
the requesting person that the requester may obtain judicial review of 
the Chairman's action under 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(4)(B)-(G).

Sec.  2201.10  Maintenance of statistics.

    (a) The FOIA Disclosure Officer shall maintain records of:
    (1) The number of determinations made by the agency not to comply 
with the requests for records made to the agency and the reasons for 
those determinations;
    (2) The number of appeals made by persons, the results of those 
appeals, and the reason for the action upon each appeal that results in 
a denial of information;
    (3) A complete list of all statutes that the agency used to 
authorize the withholding of information under 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(3), 
which exempts information that is specifically exempted from disclosure 
by other statutes;
    (4) A description of whether a court has upheld the decision of the 
agency to withhold information under each of those statutes cited, and 
a concise description of the scope of any information upheld;
    (5) The number of requests for records pending before the agency as 
of September 30 of the preceding year and the median number of days 
that these requests had been pending before the agency as of that date;
    (6) The number of requests for records received by the agency and 
the number of requests the agency processed;
    (7) The median number of days taken by the agency to process 
different types of requests;
    (8) The total amount of fees collected by the agency for processing 
requests;
    (9) The average amount of time that the agency estimates as 
necessary, based on the past experience of the agency, to comply with 
different types of requests;
    (10) The number of full-time staff of the agency devoted to the 
processing of requests for records under this section; and
    (11) The total amount expended by the agency for processing these 
requests.
    (b) The FOIA Disclosure Officer shall annually, on or before 
February 1 of each year, prepare and submit to the Attorney General an 
annual report covering each of the categories of records to be 
maintained in accordance with paragraph (a) of this section, for the 
previous fiscal year. A copy of the report will be available for public 
inspection and copying at the OSHRC FOIA Reading Room, and a copy will 
be accessible through OSHRC's Web site at http://www.oshrc.gov.

               Appendix A to Part 2201.--Schedule of Fees
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              Type of fee                         Amount of fee
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Threshold Amount (Amount below which     $10.
 fees will not be assessed).
Search and Review Hourly Fees:
    Clerical (GS-9 and below)..........  $23.
    Professional (GS-10 through GS 14).  $46.
    Managerial (GS-15 and above).......  $76.
Duplication cost per page..............  $0.25.
Computer printout copying fee..........  $0.40.
Searches of computerized records.......  Actual cost to the Commission,
                                          but shall not exceed $300 per
                                          hour, including machine time
                                          and the cost of the operator
                                          and clerical personnel.
Certification Fee......................  $35 per authenticating
                                          affidavit or declaration.
                                          (Note: Search and review
                                          charges may be assessed in
                                          accordance with the rates
                                          listed above.)
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