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FOIA News: Commerce Department finalizes new FOIA regulations

FOIA News (2018)Ryan MulveyComment

The Department of Commerce published a final rule implementing new FOIA regulations in today's issue of the Federal Register.  The changes are intended to update agency FOIA processes, particularly in light of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.  Twenty-four public comments were received in response to the agency's February 6, 2018 proposed rule, of which twenty-three were deemed "not relevant."  The remaining comment's recommendations were accepted in full.  The new regulations are effective immediately.