[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 244 (Tuesday, December 20, 2011)]
[Page 78950]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-32544]



Federal Bureau of Investigation

[Docket No. FBI 150]

FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division; Revised User 
Fee Schedule

AGENCY: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Justice.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to Title 28, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 
20.31(e)(3), this notice establishes revised rates for the user fee 
schedule for authorized users requesting fingerprint-based Criminal 
History Record Information (CHRI) checks for noncriminal justice 

DATES: Effective Date: This fee is effective March 19, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher L. Enourato, Section 
Chief, Resources Management Section, Criminal Justice Information 
Services Division, FBI, 1000 Custer Hollow Road, Module E-3, 
Clarksburg, WV 26306. Telephone number (304) 625-2910.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the authority in Public Law 101-
515 as amended, the FBI has established user fees for authorized 
agencies requesting noncriminal fingerprint-based CHRI checks at 28 CFR 
20.31(e). The FBI will periodically review the process of fingerprint-
based CHRI checks to determine the proper fee amounts that should be 
collected, and the FBI will publish any resulting fee adjustments in 
the Federal Register.
    In accordance with 28 CFR 20.31(e)(2), the fee study employed the 
same methodology as detailed in the Final Rule (F.R.) establishing the 
process for setting fees (75 FR 18751, April 13, 2010).
    The fee study results recommended several adjustments to the 
current user fees, which have been in effect since October 1, 2007. The 
FBI independently reviewed the recommendations, compared them to 
current fee calculations and plans for future service, and determined 
that the revised fees were both objectively reasonable and in 
consonance with the underlying legal authorities. Pursuant to the 
recommendations of the study, the fees for fingerprint-based CHRI 
checks will be decreased. Note that there will be no change in the fee 
for name-based CHRI checks for federal agencies specifically authorized 
by statute, e.g., pursuant to the Security Clearance Information Act, 5 
United States Code (U.S.C.) 9101, as explained at 73 FR 34908.
    The following tables detail the fee amounts for authorized users 
requesting fingerprint-based and name-based CHRI checks for noncriminal 
justice purposes, including the difference, if any, from the fee 
schedule previously set out at 75 FR 18887. The schedule also sets out 
the fee amounts for volunteers, as explained at 75 FR 18752, and 
Centralized Billing Service Providers (CBSPs), as explained at 75 FR 

                                          Fingerprint-Based CHRI Checks
                                                  Fee currently
            Service               Fee currently   in effect for    Change in fee    Revised fee     Revised fee
                                    in Effect         CBSPs           amount                         for CBSPs
Electronic Submission..........          $19.25           $17.25         ($2.75)          $16.50          $14.50
Electronic In/Manual Out                  26.00            24.00          (2.75)           23.25           21.25
Manual Submission..............           30.25            28.25          (2.75)           27.50           25.50
Volunteer Submission...........           15.25            13.25           (.25)           15.00           13.00

                                             Name-Based CHRI Checks
                                                                   Fee currently   Change in fee
                             Service                                 in effect        amount        Revised fee
Electronic Submission...........................................           $2.25               0           $2.25
Manual Submission...............................................            6.00               0            6.00

    This new fee schedule will become effective March 19, 2012.

    Dated: September 30, 2011.
Robert S. Mueller, III,
[FR Doc. 2011-32544 Filed 12-19-11; 8:45 am]