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TITLE 1ADMINISTRATION
PART 3OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
CHAPTER 70COST OF COPIES OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
RULE §70.12Allowable Charges Under Section 552.275 of the Texas Government Code

(a) A governmental body shall utilize the methods established in 1 TAC §70.3(c) - (e) when calculating allowable charges under Section 552.275 of the Texas Government Code.

(b) When calculating the amount of time spent complying with an individual's public information request(s) pursuant to Section 552.275 of the Texas Government Code, a governmental body may not include time spent on:

  (1) Determining the meaning and/or scope of the request(s);

  (2) Requesting a clarification from the requestor;

  (3) Comparing records gathered from different sources;

  (4) Determining which exceptions to disclosure under Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code, if any, may apply to information that is responsive to the request(s);

  (5) Preparing the information and/or correspondence required under Sections 552.301, 552.303, and 552.305 of the Government Code;

  (6) Reordering, reorganizing, or in any other way bringing information into compliance with well established and generally accepted information management practices; or

  (7) Providing instruction to, or learning by, employees or agents of the governmental body of new practices, rules, and/or procedures, including the management of electronic records.


Source Note: The provisions of this §70.12 adopted to be effective September 5, 2007, 32 TexReg 5653

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