UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
 
March 10, 2010
 
In Reply Refer To:
1270-2 (560) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 03/18/2010
Instruction Memorandum No. 2010-078
Expires: 09/30/2011
 
To:                   All Washington Office and Field Office Officials
                        Attn: Records Administrators and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Specialists
 
From:               Assistant Director, Information Resources Management
 
Subject:            Cost Recovery Fee Schedule for the Public
 
Program Area: Cost Recovery
 
Purpose: This Instruction Memorandum (IM) updates the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) cost recovery fee rates and supersedes IM 2009-037.
 
Policy/Action: The new fee schedules are included with this IM as Attachment 1. These rates match the latest Department of the Interior (DOI) FOIA fee structure (43 CFR Part 2, Appendix C), published August 1, 2009. Any search requests received prior to that date must be processed at that year’s rates. Each Office must post the current fee schedule in their local Information Access Centers (IACs) and make copies available to the public. 
 
If a member of the public requests copies of information or data for which no standard fee is listed in the schedule, then the State or Center Records Administrator should develop an estimate of the costs involved. 
 
Timeframe: Effective immediately.
 
Budget Impact: None.
 
Background: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-130 provides guidance to Federal Agencies for determining costs for providing copies of information to the public. 
The Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), P. L. 94-579, Section 304. [43 U.S.C. 1734] authorizes the BLM to charge and collect for the cost of providing information to the public. 
 
Manual/Handbook Sections Affected: Manual 1270-2 Cost Recovery.
 
Coordination: This IM was coordinated with the BLM’s State/Center Records Administrators and FOIA Specialists.  
 
Contact: If you have questions about this IM, contact Laura F. Bell, Bureau FOIA Program Manager (WO-560) at (202) 912-7562.
 
 
Signed by:                                                                    Authenticated by:
Ronnie Levine                                                               Robert M. Williams
Assistant Director                                                         Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Information Resources Management
 
 
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