All agencies are required by statute to make certain records created as of November 1, 1996, available online or in another magnetic, optical or other electronic media. The Electronic Reading Room contains records such as (1) final opinions and orders; (2) final statements of policy that have not been published in the Federal Register; (3) certain administrative manuals; and (4) frequently requested records that are of general public interest or are likely to be the subject of repeated requests.
The 1996 amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) mandate electronic availability of certain publicly accessible Agency FOIA materials and other information routinely made available to the public. This is commonly referred to as an Electronic Reading Room. Before submitting a FOIA request, please check to see if the information you are looking for is available in our Electronic Reading Room, or perhaps listed under another category on our website.
5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(2)(A) Records - Final opinions and orders made in the adjudication of cases that may be cited, used, or relied upon as precedents in future adjudications.
5 U.S.C. § 552 (a)(2)(B) Records - Statements of policy and interpretations that have been adopted by the agency and are not published in the Federal Register.
5 U.S.C. § 552 (a)(2)(C) Records - Administrative staff manuals and instructions, or portions thereof, that establish DoD policy or interpretations of policy that affect the public.
5 U.S.C. § 552 (a)(2)(D) Records - Records released to the public, under the FOIA, that are or will likely become the subject of subsequent requests.
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