U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Washington, DC 20240
April 19, 2011
EMS TRANSMISSION 04/22/2011
Instruction Memorandum No. 2011-102
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Signed by: Authenticated by:
Ronnie Levine Robert M. Williams
Assistant Director Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Information Resources Management