FCC 0.469 Revised as of October 1, 2014
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§ 0.469 Advance payments.
(a) The Commission may not require advance payment of estimated FOIA
fees except as provided in paragraph (b) or where the Commission
estimates or determines that allowable charges that a requester may be
required to pay are likely to exceed $250.00 and the requester has no
history of payment. Where allowable charges are likely to exceed
$250.00 and the requester has a history of prompt payment of FOIA fees
the Commission may notify the requester of the estimated cost and
obtain satisfactory assurance of full payment. Notification that fees
may exceed $250.00 is not, however, a prerequisite for collecting fees
above that amount.
(b) Where a requester has previously failed to pay a fee charged in a
timely fashion (i.e., within 30 days of the date of the billing), the
Commission may require the requester to pay the full amount owed plus
any applicable interest as provided in § 0.468, and to make an advance
payment of the full amount of the estimated fee before the Commission
begins to process a new request or a pending request from that
(c) When the Commission acts under paragraph (a) of this section, the
administrative time limits prescribed in § § 0.461(g) and (k) (i.e.,
twenty business days from receipt of initial requests and twenty
business days from receipt of appeals from initial denials, plus
permissible extensions of these time limits (see § 0.461(g)(1)(i)
through (iii) and § 0.461(k)(1)(i) through (iii)) will begin only after
the agency has received the fee payments described in this section. See
§ 0.461(e)(2)(ii) and § 0.467(e)(2).
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