FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on September 9

The next meeting of the 2020-2022 term of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee is on Thursday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. This virtual meeting is open to the public and registration is required for those wishing to make oral public comments. Please register here by 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, to receive an email with instructions for accessing the meeting via Webex. We also will livestream the meeting on the National Archives and Records Administration’s YouTube channel (with a slight transmission delay). 

Professor Richard Peltz-Steele of the University of Massachusetts Law School will present on public access and the private sector. The Committee also will hear updates from its four subcommittees on the the following tentative topics: Classification (Glomar/can neither confirm nor deny), Legislation (FOIA fees/funding of FOIA programs), Process (first-party requests), and Technology (agency FOIA websites/metadata). Meeting materials, including the agenda, will be posted on the FOIA Advisory Committee website.

Members of the public attending the meeting via Webex may send brief written comments via the chat function at any point during the meeting and may offer oral comments during the last 15 minutes of the meeting. You are also welcome to submit written comments at any time.