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DOD/OS RIN: 0790-AK54 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: DoD Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program; Amendment 

The Department of Defense is finalizing an amendment to 32 CFR part 286 that will update the list of designated Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Centers listed in 286.3 and correct language concerning the FOIA Public Liaison role from Mediation to Dispute Resolution, found in 286.4. According to the FOIA, an agency may, in its regulation, designate those components that can receive FOIA requests. Additionally, the FOIA requires agencies to establish FOIA Public Liaisons, who are responsible for assisting in reducing delays, increasing transparency, understanding the status of requests, and assisting in the resolution of disputes.

Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 32 CFR 286   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/02/2020  85 FR 39856   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/31/2020 
Final Action  02/00/2024 
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 
Agency Contact:
Ms. Tonya "Toni" Fuentes
Chief, FOIA Directorate
Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary
4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 08D09,
Alexandria, VA 22350-1700
Phone:571 296-0159