FOIA Advisor

FOIA News: Farm Credit Insurance Corp. amends FOIA regs without seeking public comment

FOIA News (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

The Farm Credit Insurance Corporation issued a final rule today that amends its FOIA regulations to reflect the changes made by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.  The Corporation explained that it decided not to seek public comment before issuing the rule because the "proposed amendments are required by statute, do not involve Corporation discretion, and provide additional protections to the public through the existing regulations.  Thus, notice and public procedure are impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to the public interest."