U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
 
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Washington, DC 20240
 
April 19, 2011
 
In Reply Refer To:
1278 (560) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 04/22/2011
Instruction Memorandum No. 2011-102
Expires: 09/30/2012
 
To:                   All SD’s, CD’s and AD’s
                        Attn: Bureau of Land Management Freedom of Information Act Coordinators
 
From:               Assistant Director, Information Resources Management 
 
Subject:          Freedom of Information Act Search and Review Fees
 
Program Area:  Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
 
Purpose:  This Instruction Memorandum (IM) distributes the Department of the Interior (DOI) FOIA Search and Review Fees directive dated September 10, 2010.
 
Policy/Action:  The fees published by this IM will be used when processing FOIA requests for charges related to document searches and reviews. 
 
Timeframe:  Effective Immediately. 
 
Background:  Under the Department’s revised FOIA regulations (43 CFR Part 2, Subpart C and Appendix C (1)), FOIA search and review fees are increased annually with pay increases approved by Congress for employees. If a FOIA request was received before August 1, 2010, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) State and Center FOIA Officers will charge the requester according to the fee schedule that was in effect prior to August 1, 2010. The attached fees are available via http://www.doi.gov/foia
 
Manual/Handbook Affected:  None. 

Coordination:  This IM was coordinated with the IRM Governance Division (WO-560), the State/Center FOIA Specialist, and the Department’s Office of the Chief Information Officer Council. 

Budget Impact:  None. 

Contact:  If you have questions regarding the information in this IM, you may contact Laura Bell, BLM FOIA Program Manager, at (202) 912-7562 or lfbell@blm.gov.

Signed by:                                                                   Authenticated by:
Ronnie Levine                                                              Robert M. Williams
Assistant Director                                                        Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Information Resources Management
 
 
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Last updated: 04-22-2011