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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 03-89


Right-to-Know Law Request Policy

[33 Pa.B. 364]

   This written policy outlines the proper procedures for requesting records from the Department of Banking (Department) under Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know Law (65 P. S. §§ 66.1--66.9). Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Department's Legal Office at (717) 787-1471.

   1.  All requests for records must be in writing and signed by the requester. The request should identify or describe the records sought with sufficient specificity to enable the Department to ascertain which records are being requested and shall include a name and address to which the agency should address its response. The Department will not accept anonymous requests for records.

   2.  All requests for records shall be addressed to Kathleen A. Wolfe, Deputy Secretary of Banking for Administration and Non-Depository Institutions, Department of Banking, 333 Market St., 16th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2290.

   3.  Written requests for records may be sent to the Department by mail, by facsimile to (717) 705-5492 or delivered in person during the Department's regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Department will not accept verbal or e-mail requests for records.

   4.  If a written request for records is granted, the following fees will be charged to the requester:


1-10 photocopies No charge
11 + photocopies$.15 per copy
Certified photocopies$1.00 per copy
Redaction $1.00 per page
PC Diskettes $1.00 per diskette
Records fitting into standard letter envelope No charge
Other types of mailing Actual cost

   A ''photocopy'' is either a single-sided copy or one side of a double-sided copy of a standard 8.5" x 11" page. The Department may require a requester to prepay an estimate of the fees listed if the fees required to fulfill the request are expected to exceed $100. Costs may be paid by check or money order payable to ''Pennsylvania Department of Banking.''

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 03-89. Filed for public inspection January 17, 2003, 9:00 a.m.]

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