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DOJ/LA RIN: 1105-AB51 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Disclosure or Production of Records or Information  
Abstract:

This rule would revise the Department’s regulations under the FOIA to incorporate certain changes made to the FOIA by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, Public Law 114-185, 130 Stat. 538. The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 addresses a range of procedural issues, including requirements that agencies establish a minimum of 90 days for requesters to file an administrative appeal and that they provide dispute resolution services at various times throughout the FOIA process. The Act also codifies the Department of Justice’s foreseeable harm standard. The regulations are being updated to reflect those changes.   In addition, certain provisions in the fee section are being updated to reflect developments in the case law and to streamline the description of the factors to be considered when making fee waiver determinations.  

 

 
Agency: Department of Justice(DOJ)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 28 CFR 16   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 requires agencies to review and issue updated FOIA regulations within 180 days of enactment.  12/27/2016 

Overall Description of Deadline: The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 requires agencies to review and issue updated FOIA regulations within 180 days of enactment.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  11/00/2016 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  12/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Lindsay M. Roberts
Attorney
Department of Justice
NYAV Building, 1425 New York Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20530
Phone:202 305-0677