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OGIS to focus on FOIA fees, immigration records, says Nisbet

From Fierce Government:

Freedom of Information Act fees and fee waivers are a persistent problem for agency FOIA offices and for requesters, according to Miriam Nisbet, director of the Office of Government Information Services at the National Archives and Records Administration.

During a March 12 event co-hosted by the Center for Effective Government and the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Nisbet highlighted two transparency areas her office is focusing on in the coming months. First, the office is exploring ways to help agencies better handle FOIA fees and fee waivers, whether administratively or legislatively, she said.