5 CFR 1820.3 - Consultations and referrals.

§ 1820.3 Consultations and referrals.

When OSC receives a FOIA request for a record in the agency's possession, it may determine that another Federal agency is better able to decide whether or not the record is exempt from disclosure under the FOIA. If so, OSC will either:

(a) Respond to the request for the record after consulting with the other agency and with any other agency that has a substantial interest in the record; or

(b) Refer the responsibility for responding to the request to the other agency deemed better able to determine whether to disclose it. Consultations and referrals will be handled according to the date that the FOIA request was initially received by the first agency.

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Title 5 published on 2015-12-02

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 5 CFR Part 1820 after this date.

  • 2016-11-07; vol. 81 # 215 - Monday, November 7, 2016
    1. 81 FR 78021 - Revision of Regulations Governing Freedom of Information Act Requests and Appeals, and Revision of Touhy Regulations Governing Release of Information in Response to Legal Proceedings; Correction
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      Final rule; correction.
      Effective November 7, 2016.
      5 CFR Part 1820