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TRADEREP RIN: 0350-AA08 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Freedom of Information Act Policies and Procedures 

As part of a comprehensive review of agency practices related to the disclosure of records and information, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is updating its implementing rule under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The proposed rule, which is modeled after a template provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, describes how to make a FOIA request to USTR and how the FOIA Office, which includes the USTR officials who are authorized to work on FOIA requests, processes requests for records. We are renaming and reorganizing part 2004 to include all of the rules governing disclosure of USTR records and information and are moving the FOIA rule into a new subpart B to part 2004.

Agency: Office of the United States Trade Representative(TRADEREP)  Priority: Info./Admin./Other 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 15 CFR 2004 subpart B   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552    19 U.S.C. 2171(e)(3)    Uniform Freedom of Information Act Fee Schedule and Guidelines, 52 FR 10012, Mar 27, 1987   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2016 
NPRM Comment Period End  01/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
USTR FOIA Public Liaison
Office of the United States Trade Representative
Anacostia Naval Annex, Building 410/Door 123, 250 Murray Lane SW.,
Washington, DC 20509
Phone:202 395-3419

Janice Kaye
Chief Counsel for Administrative Law
Office of the United States Trade Representative
Room 515, 600 17th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20508
Phone:202 395-5694