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DHS/OS RIN: 1601-AA00 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Freedom of Information Act Regulations 

This rule would amend the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Department would update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions, and to incorporate changes brought about by the amendments to the FOIA under the OPEN Government Act of 2007, among other changes.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 6 CFR 5   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 107-296, 116 Stat 2135    5 U.S.C. 301    5 U.S.C. 552 to 552a   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, Pub. L. 114-185, requires DHS to revise its FOIA regulations by December 27, 2016.  12/27/2016 
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  01/27/2003  68 FR 4056   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  02/26/2003    
NPRM  07/29/2015  80 FR 45101   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/28/2015 
Final Rule  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
James Holzer
Deputy Chief FOIA Officer
Department of Homeland Security
Privacy Office, 245 Murray Lane, Mail Stop 0655,
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Phone:202 343-1756