Service fees, regulatory charges and external fees:
reporting on the Service Fees Act

General and financial information by fee category

General information

Fee category: Fees for processing requests filed under the Access to Information Act

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: he department responded within 30 days in 60% of cases.Footnote * The remaining requests were completed within 31 to 60 days (8%), within 61 to 120 days (18%), within 121 to 180 days (9%), within 181 to 365 days (2%) and over 365 days (3%).

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 2017–18 totalled $70.

Financial information

Financial information (dollars)
2016–17 Revenue 2017–18 Revenue 2017–18 Cost* 2017–18 Remissions
440 330 461,827 Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid.

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