e-CFR Navigation Aids


Simple Search

Advanced Search

 — Boolean

 — Proximity


Search History

Search Tips


Latest Updates

User Info


Agency List

Incorporation By Reference

eCFR logo

Related Resources

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations

We invite you to try out our new beta eCFR site at https://ecfr.federalregister.gov. We have made big changes to make the eCFR easier to use. Be sure to leave feedback using the Help button on the bottom right of each page!

e-CFR data is current as of October 20, 2020

Title 12Chapter IVPart 404Subpart A → §404.10

Title 12: Banks and Banking
Subpart A—Procedures for Disclosure of Records Under the Freedom of Information Act.

§404.10   Fee waivers or reductions.

(a) General. Upon request, Ex-Im Bank shall consider a discretionary fee waiver or reduction of the fees chargeable under §404.9.

(b) Form of request for fee waiver. Ex-Im Bank shall deny a request for a waiver or reduction of fees that does not clearly address each of the following:

(1) The proposed use of the records and whether the requester will derive income or other benefit from such use;

(2) An explanation of the reasons why the public will benefit from such use; and

(3) If specialized use of the records is contemplated, a statement of the requester's qualifications that are relevant to the specialized use.

(d) Burden of proof. In all cases, the requester has the burden of presenting sufficient evidence or information to justify the fee waiver or reduction. The requester may use the procedures set forth in §404.11 to appeal a denial of a fee waiver request.

(e) Employee requests. Fees of less than $50.00 shall be waived in connection with any request by an employee, former employee, or applicant for employment, related to a grievance or complaint of discrimination against Ex-Im Bank.

Need assistance?