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EPA/OEI RIN: 2025-AA38 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Environmental Protection Agency Freedom of Information Act Regulations Update, Phase II 
Abstract:

The Environmental Protection Agency is developing a proposal to review its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations, 40 CFR part 2, subpart A, which were last updated in 2002, to correct obsolete information, reflect EPA's business process, and to comply with the OPEN Government Act of 2007, the OPEN FOIA Act of 2009, and the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. This rule is the second of two rulemakings (Phase II) that EPA is undertaking to update its FOIA regulations.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 2   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552 et seq. Freedom of Information Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Christopher Creech
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of General Counsel
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 2822T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-4286
Email: creech.christopher@epa.gov

Timothy Epp
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of General Counsel
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-2830
Email: epp.timothy@epa.gov