The FOIA allows fee charges based on the requester's category. There are three categories: commercial (pay search, review, and reproduction fees); educational, non-commercial scientific institution and news media (pay reproduction fees; first 100 pages provided at no cost); and others (pay search and reproduction fees; first two hours search and 100 pages provided at no cost).
If you are advised or expect that a fee will be charged, you may request in writing a waiver of those fees if the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations and activities of the government and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requester. The mere fact that you are a non-profit organization or a member of the media does not in and of itself qualify for a fee waiver. In addition, a requester's inability to pay is not a legal basis for granting a fee waiver.
AFSEC Freedom of Information Act Office AFSEC/JAR
9700 G. Ave
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117
Commercial: (505) 853-8794
Fax Number: (505) 853-8581
Fax DSN: 263-8581
All requests for information are handled through the FOIA process.
Students making requests please submit your question to the organizational box first before making a FOIA request.