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DOI/OS RIN: 1093-AA21 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Freedom of Information Act Regulations 

This rule would revise the regulations the Department of the Interior follows in processing records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  The revisions would clarify and update procedures for requesting information from the Department and procedures that the Department follows in responding to requests from the public.  The driving force behind this revision is the recently-enacted FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.

Agency: Department of the Interior(DOI)  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: 43 CFR 2   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301    5 U.S.C. 552, 552a, 553    31 U.S.C. 3717    43 U.S.C. 1460 and 1461   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 requires issuance of the final rule by December 27, 2016.  12/27/2016 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/20/2016  81 FR 64401   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/21/2016 
Final Action  02/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Cindy Cafaro
Departmental Freedom of Information Act Officer
Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary
1849 C Street NW,
Washington, DC 20240
Phone:202 208-5342