FOIA Advisory Committee Meets on May 5

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The penultimate meeting of the 2020-2022 term of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee is Thursday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. 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, May 3, 2022, to receive an email with instructions for accessing the meeting via WebEx. We also will livestream the meeting on the National Archives YouTube channel (with a slight transmission delay). We will monitor the chat function via WebEx and YouTube. 

The Committee is expected to consider and vote on two recommendations from the Technology and Process subcommittees that passed “in spirit” at the April 7, 2022, meeting. For a round-up of recommendations the Committee voted on at its March and April meetings, read our blog post on the topic. 

The Committee also will consider recommendations from the Legislation Subcommittee on the future of OGIS as well as recommendations designed to harmonize FOIA and Executive Order 13526 governing classified national security information. 

All meeting materials, including the agenda, will be posted on the FOIA Advisory Committee website.

Members of the public attending the meeting via WebEx may comment via the telephone during the last 15 minutes of the meeting. Public comments will be limited to three minutes per individual and must relate to the recommendations the Committee is considering.  You are also welcome to submit written comments at any time.

The final meeting of the 2020-2022 term of the FOIA Advisory Committee is scheduled for June 9, 2022.