[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 81 (Thursday, April 26, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 18220-18221]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08825]



Office of the Secretary

32 CFR Part 296

[Docket ID: DOD-2017-OS-0025]
RIN 0790-AJ66

National Reconnaissance Office Freedom of Information Act Program 

AGENCY: National Reconnaissance Office, DoD.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This final rule removes DoD's regulation concerning the 
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Freedom of Information Act Program 
Regulation. 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.

DATES: This rule is effective on April 26, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patty Cameresi at 703-227-9128.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 DoD 
internal policies and procedures that are publically available on the 
Department's website.
    NRO internal guidance concerning the implementation of the FOIA 
within NRO will continue to be published in National Reconnaissance 
Office Freedom of Information Handbook (available at http://nro.gov/foia/docs/2016%20FOIA%20Handbook.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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List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 296

    Freedom of information.


Accordingly, by the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, 32 CFR part 296 is 

    Dated: April 23, 2018.
Aaron T. Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 2018-08825 Filed 4-25-18; 8:45 am]