Cabinet Office Ordinance on Issuance of Copy of Record on Disciplinary Cases Involving Certified Public Accountants, etc.

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Published: 2004

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Cabinet Office Ordinance on Issuance of Copy of Record on Disciplinary Cases Involving Certified Public Accountants, etc. (Tentative translation)

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 34, paragraph (2) of the Certified Public Accountants Act and the proviso to Article 1 of the Act on Payment of Government Charges by Revenue Stamps (Act No. 142 of 1948), the Ordinance on Issuance of Copy of Record on Disciplinary Cases Involving Certified Public Accountants, etc. is established as follows:

(Procedure for Requesting Issuance)

Article 1 (1) A person who intends to request issuance of a copy or an extract of a record pursuant to the provisions of Article 34, paragraph (2) of the Certified Public Accountants Act (Act No.103 of 1948) shall, using Form 1, submit in advance an application for issuance of a copy, etc (hereinafter referred to as an "application") to the Commissioner of the Financial Services Agency.

(2) When an application prescribed in the preceding paragraph has been submitted, the Commissioner of the Financial Services Agency shall make a decision on whether or not the copy, etc. should be issued and notify the person who submitted the application (hereinafter referred to as an "applicant") of the decision.

(3) An applicant who has received a notice from the Commissioner of the Financial Services Agency to the effect that the copy, etc. would be issued shall submit a written request for issuance of a copy, etc. (hereinafter referred to as a "written request") using Form 3.

(Payment of Fee for Preparation of a Copy, etc.)

Article 2 (1) An applicant who submits a written request pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (3) of the preceding Article shall pay the actual cost required for the preparation of the copy, etc. (hereinafter referred to the "copy, etc. preparation fee")

(2) The copy, etc. preparation fee shall be the amount calculated based on 20 yen per page, and shall be paid by affixing a revenue stamp in an amount equal to that amount; provided, however, that if the issuance of a copy, etc. is requested pursuant to the provisions of Article 3, paragraph (1) of the Act on User of Information and Communications Technology in Administrative Procedure (Act No.151 of 2002) using an electronic data processing system prescribed in the same paragraph, the payment shall be made in cash based on the payment information obtained upon such request.

(Standard Processing Time)

Article 3 (1) The Commissioner of the Financial Services Agency shall endeavor, within one month of receipt of an application or a written request pursuant to the provisions of this Ordinance, to provide a notice in response to the relevant application or to issue a copy, etc. in response to the relevant request.

(2) The period prescribed in the preceding paragraph shall not include the following periods:

(i) A period necessary to correct the application or written request

(ii) A period necessary for the person who submitted the application or written request to change the contents of the application or request