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FOIA News: DOJ & SIGAR propose amendments to FOIA regs

FOIA News (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

Both the Department of Justice and the Special Inspector for Afghanistan Reconstruction have proposed amendments to their FOIA regulations, according to notices that appear in today's Federal Register.  

DOJ's amendments incorporate certain changes made to the FOIA by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. In addition, they amend certain provisions in the fee section to reflect developments in the case law and streamline the description of the factors to be considered when making fee waiver determinations.  DOJ will accept public comments until March 6. 2017.

SIGAR's amendments likewise incorporate changes required by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. SIGAR will accept public comments until February 3, 2017.