Freedom of Information Policy

Freedom of Information

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority is mandated to adhere to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER M.56 (MFIPPA). For information on MFIPPA, please visit the Ontario Government's e-laws website, which can be found here: http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90m56_e.htm

MFIPPA allows for the application of fees to a Freedom of Information request. Each request requires a $5 application fee. In certain instances under Section 45 of the act, fees may be waived. In addition to the $5.00 application fee, the Act provides that costs are to be borne by those who request access to information.

Fee Schedule

UndertakingExplanationRate
Records PreparationA charge applied for every hour of manual search time in order to locate a record and/or time to sever exempt materials for public disclosure$7.50/15 minutes
PhotocopyingPhotocopy cost recovery$0.20/page
Shipping CostsShipping charges, postage, or courierAt cost
Computer ProgrammingA charge applied for every hour of programming for specialized technical search and recovery of files that may otherwise be missing.$15.00/15 minutes

All cheques must be made payable to: Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority

If the cost to prepare a request is over $25.00, the requestor may be given a fee estimate before completion. Records will not be severed, copied or released until the fee is paid or waived. 

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