Rules Regarding Availability of Information
The Committee is issuing a final rule revising its Rules Regarding Availability of Information. The revisions clarify and update the Committee's regulation implementing the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'').
Rules of Organization
The Federal Open Market Committee (the ``Committee'') has amended its Rules of Organization to provide that the annual terms of Reserve Bank representatives on the Committee shall begin on the date of the Committee's first regularly scheduled meeting of each calendar year (rather than January 1 of each year). The Committee also has made other minor and technical amendments to its Rules of Organization to conform the rules to current practice and to make the rules gender- neutral.
Amendment to Rules Regarding Availability of Information; Rules of Procedure; Statements of Policy
The Federal Open Market Committee (the ``Committee'') has made a variety of technical and minor changes to its Rules Regarding Availability of Information, Rules of Procedure, and Statements of Policy. The amendments are designed to conform the rules and statements to the Committee's existing practices, facilitate the ability of Committee members to participate in a meeting in unusual circumstances, and remove obsolete provisions. The amendments also make the rules gender-neutral and authorize the Secretary of the Committee (with the concurrence of the Committee's General Counsel) to make technical changes to the Committee's rules, regulations, and other actions in the future.