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FHFA RIN: 2590-AA86 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Freedom of Information Act Amendments 

This rule will implement the amendments made to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, as amended by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. The rule will supersede FHFA’s current FOIA regulation, located at 12 CFR part 1202. The rule will incorporate substantive and administrative changes set forth in the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, guidance issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Agency FOIA regulations, as well as reflect changes in FHFA’s administrative structure, and update several procedural provisions.

The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 requires FHFA's Director, no later than 180 days after enactment, to review FHFA's regulations and "issue regulations on procedures for the disclosure of records under the FOIA in accordance with the amendments made by Section 2."  Agency FOIA regulations shall include procedures for engaging in dispute resolution through the FOIA Public Liaison or the Office of Government Information Services.

Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency(FHFA)  Priority: Info./Admin./Other 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 12 CFR 1202   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (Pub. L. No. 114-185), sec 3  12/26/2016 
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:;   Public Comment URL:;  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
David A. Lee
Chief FOIA Officer and Managing Associate General Counsel
Federal Housing Finance Agency
400 Seventh Street SW,
Washington, DC 20219
Phone:202 649-3058
TDD Phone:800 877-8339

Stacy J. Easter
Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Specialist
Federal Housing Finance Agency
400 Seventh Street SW,
Washington, DC 20219
Phone:202 649-3067
TDD Phone:800 877-8339