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DOC/ADMIN RIN: 0605-AA45 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Disclosure of Government Information 

Pursuant to the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, all agencies are expected to revise their FOIA-implementing regulations to comport with the statute's new requirements by December 28, 2016. The Department of Commerce will promulgate changes to 15 CFR part 4 in order to comply with that requirement and will also change one definition to align with a recent D.C. Circuit decision that struck down the same definitional language in another agency's regulations.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
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 4   
Legal Authority: FOIA Improvements Act of 2016   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Alice McKenna
Senior Counsel, FOIA Group
Department of Commerce
General Administration
1401 Constitution Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20230
Phone:202 482-5234