FOIA Fee Schedule

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board is publishing its annual update to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Fee Schedule pursuant to 10 CFR § 1703.107(b)(6) of the Board's regulations.

Effective Date:

September 1, 2015

For Further Information Contact:

General Manager
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004-2901
Phone: (202) 694-7060

Supplementary Information:

The FOIA requires each Federal agency covered by the Act to specify a schedule of fees applicable to processing of requests for agency records. 5 U.S.C.552(a)(4)(i). On March 15, 1991 the Board published for comment in the Federal Register its proposed FOIA Fee Schedule. 56 FR 11114. No comments were received in response to that notice and the Board is now establishing the Fee Schedule.

Pursuant to 10 CFR § 1703.107(b)(6) of the Board's regulations, the Board's General Manager will update the FOIA Fee Schedule once every 12 months. Previous Fee Schedule updates were published in the Federal Register and went into effect, most recently, on July 29, 2011, 76 FR 43819.

Board Action

Accordingly, the Board issues the following schedule of updated fees for services performed in response to FOIA requests:

Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Schedule of Fees for FOIA Services

(Implementing 10 CFR § 1703.107(b)(6))

Search or Review Charge$85.00 per hour

Copy Charge(paper) $.05 per page, if done in-house, or generally available commercial rate (approximately $.10 per page)

Electronic Media $5.00 per electronic media

Copy Charge(audio and video cassette) Actual commercial rates

Duplication of Video $25.00 for each individual DVD; $16.50 for each duplicate DVD

Copy Charge for large documents(e.g., maps, diagrams) Actual commercial rates


Dated: August 21, 2015

Mark T. Welch,
General Manager