Reporting on the User Fees Act
Fee name: Fees for processing requests filed under the Access to Information Act
Fee type: Other products and services
Fee-setting authority: Access to Information Act
Year introduced: 1988
Year last amended: 1992
Performance standard: A response is provided within 30 days following receipt of a request; the response time may be extended under section 9 of the Access to Information Act.
Performance results: The department responded within 30 days in 70% of cases.Footnote * The remaining requests were completed within 31 to 60 days (9%), within 61 to 120 days (3%), within 121 to 180 days (3%), within 181 to 365 days (10%) and over 365 days (5%).
Other information: Under the Access to Information Act, fees under $25 may be waived when deemed to be in the public interest. Fees waived during 2015–16 were $120.
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Includes cases where a Notice of Extension is sent to the requester within 30 days of receipt of the request.
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