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FOIA News: NARA publishes direct final rule for new FOIA regulations

FOIA News (2017)Ryan Mulvey1 Comment

The National Archives and Records Administration published a direct final rule implementing revised FOIA regulations in today's issue of the Federal Register.  These amendments are needed to make NARA's regulations consistent with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 and to make "a few small administrative changes."  The rule is effective March 3, 2017, but the agency is soliciting public comment until February 21, 2017.  If it receives any adverse comment, the agency intends to withdraw the rule.