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FOIA News: NCUA finalizes FOIA regulations

FOIA News (2017)Ryan MulveyComment

The National Credit Union Administration published a rule finalizing its amendments to its FOIA regulations in today's issue of the Federal Register.  An interim final rule was published in December 2016.  The changes are being made to comport with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.  In its final rule, NCUA made a few "minor changes to wording for consistency and clarification."

NCUA received two comments.  One commenter, a trade organization, urged the agency to "exceed the requirements" of the "presumption of openness" and to "post every FOIA response to its Web site."  

Another commenter, a nonprofit institute, requested that NCUA update its definition of a "representative of the news media" to be consistent with statutory language.  The agency indicated it would "address this in an upcoming technical amendment rule."