Department of the Air Force, DoD.
This final rule removes the Department of the Air Force's regulation concerning the Freedom of Information Act program. On February 6, 2018, the DoD published a revised FOIA program rule as a result of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. When the DoD FOIA program rule was revised, it included DoD component information and removed the requirement for component supplementary rules. The DoD now has one DoD-level rule for the FOIA program at 32 CFR part 286 that contains all the codified information required for the Department. Therefore, this part can be removed from the CFR.
This rule is effective on June 7, 2018.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Bao-Anh Trinh at 703-614-8500.
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It has been determined that publication of this CFR part removal for public comment is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to public interest since it is based on removing the Air Force's internal policies and procedures that are publically available on the Air Force's website.
The Department of the Air Force's internal guidance concerning the implementation of the FOIA within the Department of the Air Force will continue to be published in Air Force Manual 33-302 (available at http://static.e-publishing.af.mil/production/1/saf_cio_a6/publication/dodm5400.07_afman33-302/dodm5400.07_afman33-302.pdf).
This rule is one of 14 separate DoD FOIA rules. With the finalization of the DoD-level FOIA rule at 32 CFR part 286, the Department is eliminating the need for this separate FOIA rule and reducing costs to the public as explained in the preamble of the DoD-level FOIA rule published at 83 FR 5196-5197.
This rule is not significant under Executive Order (E.O.) 12866, “Regulatory Planning and Review,” therefore, E.O. 13771, “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs” does not apply.
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Accordingly, by the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, 32 CFR part 806 is removed.End Amendment Part
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Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-12237 Filed 6-6-18; 8:45 am]
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