FOIA Advisory Committee

Office of Government Information Services

Fees Subcommittee

Members

  • James Hogan, Co-Chair, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Nate Jones, Co-Chair, National Security Archive

  • Dave Bahr, Bahr Law Offices, P.C.

  • Karen Finnegan Meyers, U.S. Department of Defense

  • Maggie Mulvihill, Boston University

  • Ramona Branch Oliver, U.S. Department of Labor

  • Anne Weismann, Campaign for Accountability

Subcommittee Documents

Fees Subcommittee's Proposed Recommendations for the FOIA Advisory Committee's Consideration Handout - April 19, 2016

Fees Subcommittee's Recommendation on Updated Office of Management and Budget Fee Guidance (Draft) - March 10, 2016
Note: To be discussed at April 19, 2016 FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting

Fees Subcommittee Draft FOIA Fees Memorandum
- January 8, 2016
Note: Discussed at January 19, 2016 FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting

Fees Survey Results (Microsoft Excel 97-2003 Spreadsheet) - July 23, 2015

Status Report - July 21, 2015

Draft FOIA Fees Survey sent to NARA Chief Operating Officer for Approval - May 15, 2015

Status Report - April 21, 2015

Status Report (Revised Version) - January 27, 2015

Status Report (Original Version) - January 27, 2015

Memos prepared by Ginger McCall's Interns - October 23, 2014

Status Report - October 17, 2014

Related Resources

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552

Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) Blog Posts. FOIA Fees. Various Dates.

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) FOIA Fee Guidelines [formally known as the Uniform Freedom of Information Act Fee Schedule and Guidelines]

Department of Justice Office of Information Policy (OIP) Fee Waiver Policy Guidance

OIP Training Slides on Fee and Fee Waivers

Department of Justice Guide to the FOIA (2013 edition): Fees and Fee Waivers

Agency Audits and Reports

No Indications of Bias Found in a Sample of Freedom of Information Act Fee Waiver Decisions But the EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] Could Improve Its Process, Report No. 14-P-0319  July 16, 2014.

U.S. Government and Accountability (GAO) Audits and Reports

Academic Studies

Kwoka, Margaret B., FOIA, Inc. (November 2, 2015). Duke Law Journal, Forthcoming; U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-57. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2685402

Maragaret B. Kwoka's FOIA, Inc. April 19, 2016 FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting Presentation Slides (Black and White)

Date Posted: Oct 29, 2014 | Date Updated: Apr 28, 2016 | Last Reviewed: Apr 28, 2016