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Notice and Comment Rulemaking: 45 CFR Part 1602 Procedures for disclosure of information under the Freedom of Information Act

Rulemaking Notice

45 CFR 1602
Procedures for dislcosure of information under FOIA
Notice and Comment Rulemaking

LSC has decided to undertake a rulemaking to revise our regulations on Procedures for Disclosure of Information under the Freedom of Information Act, 45 CFR Part 1602. This rulemaking is being conducted by Notice and Comment Rulemaking.

LSC is subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by the terms of the Legal Services Corporation Act. 42 U.S.C. 2996d(g). LSC has implemented FOIA by adopting regulations which contain the rules and procedures the Corporation follows in making agency records available to the public under FOIA. As part of an overall review of LSC's regulations, LSC determined that a variety of amendments to LSC's FOIA regulation are in order and Part 1602 was assigned a high priority for rulemaking. In light of the above, at the August 24, 2002, meeting of the Board of Directors, the Board identified Part 1602 as an appropriate subject for rulemaking.

On October 29, 2002, the LSC President and the Chair of the Operations and Regulations Committee made a determination to proceed with Notice and Comment Rulemaking to revise Part 1602. In accordance with the LSC Rulemaking Protocol, the LSC Office of Legal Affairs will prepare a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for consideration by the Operations and Regulations Committee and the Board of Directors.

If you have any questions about this rulemaking, please contact Mattie C. Condray, Senior Assistant General Counsel, at mcondray@lsc.gov or 202/336-8817.

Victor M. Fortuno
Vice President for Legal Affairs
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

October 29, 2002