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Direct Costs

Administrative Law

32 CFR § 1700.2(b) [32 CFR CHAPTER XVII—OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE: 32 CFR PART 1700—PROCEDURES FOR DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT]

For purposes of this Part, the following terms have the meanings indicated:
(b) Direct costs
means those expenditures which ODNI actually incurs in the processing of a FOIA request; it does not include overhead factors such as space;

32 CFR § 1800.2 [32 CFR CHAPTER XVIII—NATIONAL COUNTERINTELLIGENCE CENTER: 32 CFR PART 1800—PUBLIC ACCESS TO NACIC RECORDS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA)]

For purposes of this part, the following terms have the meanings indicated:
[…]
Direct-costs
means those expenditures which an agency actually incurs in the processing of a FOIA request; it does not include overhead factors such as space; it does include:
(1) Pages
means paper copies of standard office size or the dollar value equivalent in other media;
(2) Reproduction
means generation of a copy of a requested record in a form appropriate for release;
(3) Review
means all time expended in examining a record to determine whether any portion must be withheld pursuant to law and in effecting any required deletions but excludes personnel hours expended in resolving general legal or policy issues; it also means personnel hours of professional time;
(4) Search
means all time expended in looking for and retrieving material that may be responsive to a request utilizing available paper and electronic indices and finding aids; it also means personnel hours of professional time or the dollar value equivalent in computer searches;

32 CFR § 1900.02(e) [32 CFR CHAPTER XIX—CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY: 32 CFR PART 1900—PUBLIC ACCESS TO CIA RECORDS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA)]

For purposes of this part, the following terms have the meanings indicated:
(e) Direct costs
means those expenditures which an agency actually incurs in the processing of a FOIA request; it does not include overhead factors such as space; it does include:
(1) Pages
 means paper copies of standard office size or the dollar value equivalent in other media;
(2) Reproduction
 means generation of a copy of a requested record in a form appropriate for release;
(3) Review
 means all time expended in examining a record to determine whether any portion must be withheld pursuant to law and in effecting any required deletions but excludes personnel hours expended in resolving general legal or policy issues; it also means personnel hours of professional time;
(4) Search
 means all time expended in looking for and retrieving material that may be responsive to a request utilizing available paper and electronic indices and finding aids; it also means personnel hours of professional time or the dollar value equivalent in computer searches;