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CFTC RIN: 3038-AE57 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Revisions to Freedom of Information Act Regulations 
Abstract:

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("Commission") revised certain provisions of its regulations for disclosing records under the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA”) to comply with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. The regulations streamline the language of procedural provisions concerning initial determinations and administrative appeals. The regulations have also been updated to incorporate changes in the Commission’s administrative structure, remove superfluous verbiage, and correct inaccurate text.  In finalizing the rule, the Commission will address comments received in response to the interim final rule and make other conforming revisions.

 
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission(CFTC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 17 CFR 145   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 114-185, 130 Stat. 538 (June 30, 2016)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    01/27/2016 

Overall Description of Deadline: The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 required agencies to issue regulations establishing procedures consistent with the amendments made by the Act.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  06/20/2017  82 FR 28001   
Interim Final Rule Effective  07/20/2017 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  08/21/2017 
Final Rule  12/00/2021 
Final Rule Effective  01/00/2022 
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:
Rosemary Bajorek
Attorney Advisor, Legal Division
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW,
Washington, DC 20581
Phone:202 418-5912
Email: rbajorek@cftc.gov