FNS is authorized by law and the fee schedule contained in 7 CFR Part 1, Appendix A, Fee Schedule, to recover the costs of providing information and records on a FOIA request. Generally, the costs associated with providing records are for search, review, and copying charges. Also, other direct costs may be assessed when appropriate. Requesters may be notified of fees in advance of being provided the records. The requester may accept the charges to receive records or may wish to reduce the charges by narrowing the request. Fees of $25 or less are waived.