[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 78 (Friday, April 22, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 23604]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-09253]


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OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE

32 CFR Part 1704


Mandatory Declassification Review Program

AGENCY: Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

ACTION: Direct final rule; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) is 
withdrawing a direct final rule that would have provided procedures for 
members of the public to request from ODNI a Mandatory Declassification 
Review (MDR) of information classified under the provisions of 
Executive Order 13526 or predecessor orders such that the agency may 
retrieve it with reasonable effort.

DATES: As of April 22, 2016, the direct final rule published on 
February 26, 2016, at 81 FR 9768, is withdrawn.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer L. Hudson, 703-874-8085.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 26, 2016, the ODNI published a 
direct final rule providing procedures for members of the public to 
request from ODNI an MDR of information classified under the provisions 
of Executive Order 13526 or predecessor orders such that the agency may 
retrieve it with reasonable effort. The purpose of this rule was to 
assist in implementing specific sections of Executive Order 13526 
concerning the MDR. In response to this direct final rule, ODNI 
received comments regarding the fee provisions stated in Section 1704.8 
and the recommendation that those provisions be withdrawn and replaced 
with fee provisions comparable to those in ODNI's Freedom of 
Information Act program (32 CFR 1700.6). ODNI agrees and therefore is 
withdrawing its direct final rule. It will simultaneously issue a new 
direct final rule and a proposed rule reflecting that recommendation.

    Dated: April 12, 2016.
Mark W. Ewing,
Chief Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-09253 Filed 4-21-16; 8:45 am]
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