Department of Commerce.
This rule amends the Department of Commerce's (Department) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations by changing the official authorized to deny requests for records under the Freedom of Information Act, and requests for correction or amendment under the Privacy Act (PA), for the Bureau of the Census.
Effective August 15, 2005.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Rochelle Wilkie Martinez, Acting Chief, Policy Office, U.S. Census Bureau, 301-763-3461.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Appendix B to 15 CFR part 4 designates the officials authorized to deny requests for records under the FOIA, and requests for records and requests for correction or amendment under the PA. In order to change the designated official for the Bureau of the Census, we are amending the regulations.
It has been determined that this notice is not significant for purposes of E.O. 12866.
It has been determined that this notice does not contain policies with Federalism implications as that term is defined in EO 13132.
Prior notice and an opportunity for public comment are not required by the Administrative Procedure Act for rules concerning agency organization, procedure, or practice (5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A)). The Department finds good cause to waive the 30-day delay in effectiveness because it is unnecessary. This rule merely changes the name of the official who is authorized to deny requests for records under the Freedom of Information Act, and requests for correction or amendment under the Privacy Act. 5 U.S.C. (d)(3).
Because notice and opportunity for comment are not required pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 or any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) are inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required and has not been prepared.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 4
- Freedom of information
For the reasons above, amend appendix B to 15 CFR part 4 as follows:End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 4—DISCLOSURE OF GOVERNMENT INFORMATIONEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 4 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
Appendix B to Part 4—Officials Authorized To Deny Requests for Records Under the Freedom of Information Act, and Requests for Records and Requests for Correction or Amendment Under the Privacy ActStart Amendment Part
2. In Appendix B to part 4, under the heading ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS ADMINISTRATION, remove “Bureau of the Census: Chief, Policy Office” and add in its place “Bureau of the Census: Manager, Freedom of Information Act”.End Amendment Part Start Signature
Dated: August 9, 2005.
Departmental Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-16093 Filed 8-12-05; 8:45 am]
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