[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 57 (Monday, March 27, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 15138-15139]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05916]



39 CFR Part 265

Production or Disclosure of Material or Information; Technical 

AGENCY: Postal ServiceTM.

ACTION: Final rule; technical correction.


SUMMARY: The Postal Service is making a technical correction to its 
regulations concerning the Freedom of Information Act.

DATES: Effective March 27, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Natalie A. Bonanno, Chief Counsel, 
Federal Compliance, [email protected], 202-268-2944.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 30, 2016 (81 FR 86270), the 
Postal Service published its revised Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 
regulations to comply with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (FOIAIA), 
effective December 27, 2016. In response to public comments, the Postal

[[Page 15139]]

Service published an additional change to these regulations on January 
10, 2017 (82 FR 2896). After further review, the Postal Service 
published miscellaneous technical corrections to its regulations on 
March 8, 2017 (82 FR 12921). The Postal Service is now making a further 
technical correction to these regulations.
    Currently, in defining what records are excluded from the 
requirements of the FOIA, and thus should not be considered responsive 
to a request for disclosure, Sec.  265.4(a) cites both 5 U.S.C. 552(c) 
and 39 U.S.C. 410(c). This citation is in error, because section 410(c) 
is an exempting statute, not an exclusionary one. This amendment 
corrects that error.

List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 265

    Administrative practice and procedure, Courts, Freedom of 
information, Government employees.

    For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Postal Service amends 
39 CFR part 265 as follows:


1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 265 continues to read as 

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552; 5 U.S.C. App. 3; 39 U.S.C. 401, 403, 
410, 1001, 2601; Pub. L. 114-185.

Sec.  265.4  [Amended]

2. In Sec.  265.4(a), remove the words ``or 39 U.S.C. 410(c)'' from the 
final sentence.

Stanley F. Mires,
Attorney, Federal Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2017-05916 Filed 3-24-17; 8:45 am]