(a) In unusual circumstances, the time limits prescribed in §§ 902.60 and 902.61 may be extended by written notice to the person making the request. The notice shall set forth the reasons for the extension and the date on which a
determination is expected to be dispatched. Under no circumstances shall the notice specify a date that would result in an extension
for more than 10 workdays.
(b) As used in this section, unusual circumstances means (but only to the extent reasonably
necessary to the proper processing of the particular request):
(1) The need to search for, collect and appropriately examine a voluminous amount of
separate and distinct records which are demanded in a single request;
(2) The need to search for and collect the requested records from field facilities or
other establishments that are separate from the office processing the request; or
(3) The need for consultation, which shall be conducted with all practicable speed, with
another agency having a substantial interest in the determination of the request or
among two or more components of the agency having substantial subject matter interest
(c) Any person having made a request for records under this part shall have exhausted
his administrative remedies with respect to such request, if the Corporation fails
to comply with the applicable time limitations set forth in this subject.
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