View Rule

View EO 12866 Meetings Printer-Friendly Version     Download RIN Data in XML

EPA/OGC RIN: 2025-AA38 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: Environmental Protection Agency Freedom of Information Act Regulations Update, Phase II 

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
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/17/2022  87 FR 68964   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/19/2022 
Final Rule  07/00/2023 
Additional Information: .
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Energy Effects: Statement of Energy Effects planned as required by Executive Order 13211.  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

Timothy Epp
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of General Counsel
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-2830