Reporting on the User Fees Act

General Information

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 42% of cases.Footnote * The remaining requests were completed within 31 to 60 days (11%), within 61 to 120 days (11%), within 121 to 180 days (9%), within 181 to 365 days (16%) and over 365 days (11%).

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 2014–15 were $30.

Financial Information, 2014–15 (dollars)
 
Forecast revenue Actual revenue Full cost
$325 $330 $425,329
Financial Information, 2015–16, 2016–17 and 2017–18 (dollars)
Planning year Forecast revenue Estimated full cost
2015–16 $310 $425,000
2016–17 $310 $425,000
2017–18 $310 $425,000

Footnotes

Footnote *

Includes cases where a Notice of Extension is sent to the requester within 30 days of receipt of the request.

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