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FOIA News: FOIA regulations issued by DHS and FDIC

FOIA News (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Today,  two agencies, the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, issued regulations implementing various amendments to the FOIA and developments in case law. 

The FDIC's interim regulations incorporate amendments to the FOIA from 2016.  Public comments are due January 23, 2017.  

DHS's final regulations, which encompass the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, incorporate developments in case law and statutory amendments from 2007 and 2016.  DHS published a proposed rule in July 2015 that reflected the 2007 amendments, but it did not seek public comments with respect to regulatory changes implementing the 2016 amendments.  DHS's final regulations are effective December 22, 2016.