Effective Dates for Implementing FOIA Amendments

  • December 31, 1999: Deadline for making available on-line agency's index of selected FOIA-disclosed records.
  • February 1, 1998: Due date for first annual report using new form and new fiscal year timetable (report for fiscal year 1998).
  • October 2, 1997: Effective date for provisions regarding time limits, multitrack processing, unusual circumstances, exceptional circumstances, expedited processing, and volume estimation.
  • October 1, 1997: Due date for Justice Department annual reporting guidelines; statistical compilation for new form of annual report begins.
  • March 31, 1997: General effective date for many amendment provisions.

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