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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The Clerk's Office of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska wishes to advise you of the following changes:

1. The Judicial Conference, at its March 14, 2006, session, amended the Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule for the appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the Judicial Panel on Multi District Litigation. The amendment establishes two new fees and increases the existing fee for searches by the PACER Service Center staff.

2. A fee of $.50 per-page has been established for the PACER Service Center to recoup the costs of reproducing on paper, any record pertaining to a PACER account. This fee will apply to service rendered on behalf of the United States if the record or paper relates to the requester's account and is remotely available through electronic access.

3. A fee of $45 has been established for checks that are returned to the PACER Service Center for lack of funds.

4. The Conference also amended the existing fee for searches by the PACER Service Center staff to delete "$20," and to include in its place, "For every search of court records conducted by the PACER Service Center, $26 per name or item searched."

The two new fees and the clarifying language in item four make the EPA Fee Schedule consistent with the appellate, district, and bankruptcy miscellaneous fee schedules. The fee increase will be effective on July 1, 2006.

If you have questions about these changes, please contact the Clerk's Office at 402-661-7350.