From:   Freeman, Robert (DOS)
Sent:    Monday, January 25, 2010 3:57 PM
Subject:           RE: Primer and related question

Not in our opinion.  When an employee has reached the point of redacting, the record has already been “prepared.”  If, however, portions of a record may properly be redacted, and the agency must make a photocopy from which the redaction is made, it has been advised and confirmed by the courts that the agency may impose a fee of twenty-five cents per photocopy.

Robert J. Freeman
Executive Director
Committee on Open Government
Department of State
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Suite 650
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Albany, NY 12231
Phone: (518)474-2518
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