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FOIA News: FTC revises FOIA regulations

FOIA News (2017)Ryan MulveyComment

The Federal Trade Commission published a final rule implementing new FOIA regulations in today's issue of the Federal Register.  The changes are meant to implement the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.  Specifically, the FTC is modifying its definition of a "representative of the news media" and its schedule of direct costs.  The agency is also making some other minor technical changes.  The FTC received two comments in response to its December 22, 2016 proposed rule.  Today's final rule is effective immediately.