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NEH RIN: 3136-AA37 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Update Agency FOIA Regulations to Implement FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 

On June 30, 2016 President Obama signed into law the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.  The Act 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.  NEH intends to update its regulations implementing FOIA to incorporate these amendments.

Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities(NEH)  Priority: Info./Admin./Other 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 45 CFR 1171   
Legal Authority: Pub. L 114-185, sec 3   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Statutory    12/27/2016 

Overall Description of Deadline: Section 3 of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 requires, that not later than 180 days after the date of its enactment, the head of each agency review and revise the agency's regulations to incorporate the Improvement Act's amendments. It specifically requires that the regulations of each agency include procedures for engaging in dispute resolution through the FOIA Public Liaison and the Office of Government Information Services.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 3136-AA32 
Agency Contact:
Lisette Voyatzis
Deputy General Counsel
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street SW,
Washington, DC 20506
Phone:202 606-8322

Adam M. Kress
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 7th Street SW,
Washington, DC 20506
Phone:202 606-8323