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Formulas Online Software Release Notices

The release notices are listed in descending order with the most recent Formulas Online release at the top.

Date

Release Notice

Link

06/27/19

Formulas Online 2.12

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12/13/18

Formulas Online 2.9

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05/16/18

Formulas Online 2.7

Download PDF 

12/27/17

Formulas Online 2.6

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08/25/17

Formulas Online 2.5

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09/27/16

Formulas Online 2.2

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03/04/16

Formulas Online 2.1

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11/19/15

Formulas Online 2.0

Download PDF  |  Download MP4

08/05/15

Formulas Online 1.6.1

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06/18/15

Formulas Online 1.6

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09/12/13

Formulas Online 1.4

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09/08/12

Formulas Online 1.2

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03/02/12

Formulas Online 1.1.1

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10/07/11

Formulas Online 1.1

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Page last reviewed: September  5, 2012
Page last updated: June 26, 2019 
Maintained by: Chief Information Officer

FOIA Fees and Fee Waivers

The FOIA and the Department of the Treasury regulations (at 31 C.F.R. § 1.7) authorize the agency to recover the direct costs of providing information to a FOIA requester. The FOIA fees, which are applicable uniformly throughout the Department of the Treasury, permit TTB to charge a fee for document search, review, and/or reproduction. The total fee depends on the type of request. The FOIA and the Department of the Treasury regulations also set out the specific rules for requesting a fee waiver or a reduction in fees (see Fee Waiver subheading below). Some general principles apply to all requests such as:

  • If you are going to request a fee waiver or a reduction in fees, you must do so when you file your initial request for documents.
  • You may be charged for search time even if we do not locate any documents responsive to your request or if the documents we locate are denied to you under one of the FOIA's exemptions.

If a determination is made that fees will be charged, the following fee categories will be used to calculate the exact fees for requesters:

Fee Categories

Categories of FOIA requesters and requests:

  1. Commercial use requesters are charged the full direct costs for search, review, and reproduction associated with processing requests. Commercial use requesters may be charged for search and review costs even if no records are disclosed.

    Commercial use request: A request for information that is from an individual or entity seeking information to further the commercial, trade, or profit interests of the requester.

  2. Educational institution and noncommercial scientific institution requesters are charged the cost of reproduction alone, except that the first 100 pages are provided free of charge. To be included in this category, a requester must show that (1) the request is authorized by and under the auspices of a qualifying institution, and (2) the records are not sought for a commercial use but in furtherance of scholarly research (if the request is from an educational institution) or scientific research (if the request is from a noncommercial scientific institution).

    Educational institution request: A request for information that is from a preschool, a public or private elementary or secondary school, an institution of undergraduate higher education, an institution of graduate higher education, an institution of professional education, or an institution of vocational education that operates a program or programs of scholarly research.

    Noncommercial scientific institution request: A request for information that is from an institution that is not operated on a commercial, trade, or profit basis and that is operated solely for the purpose of conducting scientific research which is not intended to promote any particular product or industry.

  3. News media requesters are charged the costs of reproduction alone, except that the first 100 pages are provided free of charge. For a request to be included in this category, the requester must qualify as a representative of the news media. The request must be made in the course of gathering news and not for a commercial use.

    News media request: A request for information that is from any person actively gathering news for an entity that is organized and operated to publish or broadcast news to the public. The term "news" means information about current events or of current interest to the public. Examples of news media entities include television or radio stations and periodical publishers (but only in those instances when the periodicals can qualify as disseminators of news) that make their products available for purchase or subscription by the general public.

  4. All other requesters are charged the direct cost of search and reproduction, except that the first 2 hours of search and the first 100 pages of duplication are free. After the first 2 hours of search time, requesters may be charged for search costs even if no records are disclosed.

    All other request: A request for information that does not fit into any of the other requester categories.

    Note: The table below is a quick reference of how we assess fees for each category:

Category

Search Fees

Review Fees

Duplication Fees

Commercial use

Yes

Yes

Yes

Educational Institution

No

No

Yes (minus first 100 pages)

Non-commercial Scientific Institution

No

No

Yes (minus first 100 pages)

News Media

No

No

Yes (minus first 100 pages)

All Other

Yes (minus first 2 hours)

No

Yes (minus first 100 pages)

Fee Rates

  • Records are duplicated at a rate of $.20 per page.
  • For copies prepared by computer, such as tapes or printouts, the requester will be charged the actual cost, including operator time, of production of the tape or printout.
  • For other methods of reproduction, the actual direct costs of producing the document(s) will be charged.
  • When the fees are anticipated to be more than $25 and the requester has indicated a willingness to pay fees, the request will be processed so that the fees do not exceed the agreed upon amount.
  • If the requester has not indicated in advance a willingness to pay fees as high as are anticipated, the requester will be promptly notified of the amount of the anticipated fees and the requester's concurrence with the fee amount will be obtained before the request is processed.
  • If the anticipated fees exceed $250 and the requester has a history of prompt payment for information requests, TTB may obtain satisfactory assurances that the requester will fully pay the fees anticipated and process the FOIA request without any advance payment.
  • If the anticipated fees exceed $250 and the requester has no history of paying fees for information requests, TTB may require an advance payment up to the full amount anticipated.
  • If the requester has previously failed to pay a fee for information requests, TTB may require the requester to pay the fees owed, plus interest, or demonstrate that the full amount owed has been paid, and require the requester to make an advance payment of the full amount of the fees anticipated before a new or pending request is processed.

Fee Waiver

TTB may waive or reduce fees if it is determined that disclosure of the records is in the public interest because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations or activities of the government and is not primarily in the commercial interest of the requester. Fees will not be charged to any requester if the cost of collecting a fee would be equal to or greater than the fee itself. The Freedom of Information Act Officer (or designee) will determine whether a waiver or reduction of fees will be granted and the requester will be notified in writing of the determination.

Page last reviewed: September 26, 2018
Page last updated: September 26, 2018
Maintained by: Regulations and Rulings Division

Freedom of Information at TTB

The Freedom of Information Act

TTB is a component of the Department of Treasury.  TTB adheres to the policy and disclosure regulations of the Department of the Treasury (see 31 CFR Part 1, or as a PDF) to implement the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) uniformly and consistently and to provide maximum allowable disclosure of agency records upon request by any individual.  Requests are processed within the time limits defined by the FOIA.  Other than records that are fully disclosed, appeal rights are given to requesters seeking judicial review.

The Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. Sec. 552, as amended, requires federal agencies to give access to the public for non-public and non-published documents, after receiving a perfected written request.  An agency can exclude certain categories of records from disclosure pursuant to nine exemptions and three exclusions contained in the statute.

What is FOIA?

Read the History of the Freedom of Information Act and TTB to see the development of this Act with its many amendments.

The Privacy Act

The Privacy Act, as amended, establishes certain controls over what personal information is collected by the federal government and how it is used. This law guarantees three primary rights:

  1. The right to see records about oneself, subject to the Privacy Act's exemptions.
  2. The right to amend a nonexempt record if it is inaccurate, irrelevant, untimely, or incomplete.
  3. The right to sue the government for violations of the statute, such as permitting unauthorized individuals to read your records.

What is the Privacy Act?

Learn more about the Department of the Treasury's disclosure program on FOIA and the Privacy Act.

Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer

In response to the President's Executive Order 13392 of December 14, 2005 (Improving Agency Disclosure of Information), the Department of the Treasury has designated Brodi Fontenot, Assistant Secretary for Management, as the Chief Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer.

 

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TTB does not accept FOIA requests via email.  Please see the instructions on making and submitting a FOIA request. You may also submit your request using the Online Request Form.


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Questions?  Contact the TTB FOIA Requester Service Center by postal mail at 1310 G Street, NW, Box 12, Washington, DC 20005.  Or you can contact the service center by phone or fax at 202-882-9904 (office), 202-453-2331 (fax) or contact us online.

Page last reviewed: May 28, 2015
Page last updated: September 27, 2017
Maintained by: Regulations and Rulings Division