FOIA Advisor

FOIA News: Federal Maritime Commission proposes amendments to FOIA regulations

FOIA News (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

On July 2, 2015, the Federal Register published a proposed rule that would amend the Federal Maritime Commission's FOIA regulations.

The revisions "update and consolidate the provisions identifying records available without the need for a FOIA request, including records available on the Commission's public Web site; revise response time procedures for processing FOIA requests; affirmatively indicate that the Commission uses a multitrack system for processing FOIA requests; and modify the criteria for a FOIA request to qualify for expedited processing."

The proposed rule will become effective on September 1, 2015, unless "significant adverse comment" is received by August 3, 2015.