National Endowment for the Humanities January 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Regulations Implementing the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016
Document Number: 2016-31521
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, Agencies and Commissions, National Endowment for the Humanities
On June 30, 2016, President Obama signed the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'') Improvement Act of 2016 (the ``FOIA Improvement Act''). Section 3 of the FOIA Improvement Act requires, that not later than 180 days after the date of its enactment, the head of each agency review and revise the agency's regulations to implement the FOIA Improvement Act's amendments. The FOIA Improvement Act specifically requires that the regulations of each agency include procedures for engaging in dispute resolution through the FOIA Public Liaison and the Office of Government Information Services. After undertaking a review of its FOIA regulations in accordance with Section 3 of the FOIA Improvement Act, NEH is revising its FOIA regulations to incorporate the statutory mandates.