The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
The U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law ensuring public access to U.S. government records. FOIA carries a presumption of disclosure; the burden is on the government - not the public - to substantiate why information may not be released. Upon written request, agencies of the United States government are required to disclose those records, unless they can be lawfully withheld from disclosure under one of nine specific exemptions in the FOIA. This right of access is ultimately enforceable in federal court.
RECORDS REQUEST FEES
Reproduction Cost (Per Document) - $1.50 for the first two (2) pages and .50 each additional page thereafter.
Postage - Actual cost (will vary on number/size of documents.
USB Flash Drive (if requested) - Actual cost to replace media device used.
** Invoice must be paid in full prior to document delivery. **
WEST VIRGINIA STATE CODE
West Virginia State Code, Freedom of Information Act, Chapter 29B
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