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FOI(2010) 30 Deadlines for release of information
FOI(2010) 31Initial response deadline of no more than 15 days
According to Article 16(1) of Law on Access to Information (2000), the timeframe within which a request for information must be answered is 15 working days.
Timely responses determined by agency
FOI(2010) 32Right to extend response time
According to Article 16(2) of the Law on Access to Information (2000), an extension of 5 (five) working days may be granted by the superior/manager of the information provider in the following two cases: 1) when a great amount of the information has been solicited and selection is necessary, and 2) when additional consultations are necessary in order to answer the information request.
FOI (2010) ExtraAmount of additional response time
According to Article 16(2) of the Law on Access to Information (2000), an extension of 5 (five) working days may be granted by the superior/manager of the information provider in the following two cases: 1) when a great amount of the information has been solicited and selection is necessary, and 2) when additional consultations are necessary in order to answer the information request.
FOI(2010) 33Maximum total response time of 40 days
According to Article 16 of the Law on Access to Information (2000), the timeframe mandated by the law does not exceed 40 days as the standard timeframe for adjudication of a freedom of information request is 15 working days and extensions are granted for an additional 5 working days in specific and limited cases.
FOI(2010) 34Nominal fees mandated
Article 20(4) of the Law on Access to Information (2000) mandates that no fees shall be paid for responses to specific cases in specific instances such as: response is presented orally, the requested information directly affects the rights and freedoms of the petitioner, the information is solicited in order to be studied on the premises of the intuitions, and when the solicited information contributes to transparency of the public institution and is in the public interest.
Article 20(2) of the Law on Access to Information (2000) provides that other requests that are not exempted from payment are nominal as they are not to exceed the cost of copying, mailing and/or translation if the case.