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Title 7 Part 900 → Subpart K

Title 7 → Subtitle B → Chapter IX → Part 900 → Subpart K

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Title 7 Part 900 → Subpart K

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Title 7Subtitle BChapter IXPart 900 → Subpart K


Title 7: Agriculture
PART 900—GENERAL REGULATIONS


Subpart K—Public Information

Availability of Program Information, Staff Manuals and Instructions, and Related Material

§900.500   General.

This subpart is issued in accordance with the regulations of the Secretary of Agriculture in part 1, subpart A, of subtitle A of this title (7 CFR 1.1 through 1.16), and appendix A thereto, implementing the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). The Secretary's regulations, as implemented by the regulations of this subpart, govern the availability of records of AMS to the public.

[40 FR 20267, May 9, 1975]

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§900.501   Public inspection and copying.

(a) Facilities for public inspection and copying of the indexes and materials required to be made available under §1.2(a) of this title will be provided by AMS during normal information should be made to the Freedom of Information Act Officer at the following address:

Freedom of Information Act Officer, Agricultural Marketing Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250.

(b) Copies of such material may be obtained in person or by mail. Applicable fees for copies will be charged in accordance with the regulations prescribed by the Director, Office of Operations and Finance, USDA.

[44 FR 39151, July 5, 1979]

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§900.502   Indexes.

Pursuant to the regulations in §1.4(b) of this title, AMS will maintain and make available for public inspection and copying current indexes of all material required to be made available in §1.2(a) of this title. Notice is hereby given that publication of these indexes is unnecessary and impractical, since the material is voluminous and does not change often enough to justify the expense of publication.

[44 FR 39151, July 5, 1979]

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§900.503   Request for records.

(a) Requests for records under 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(3) shall be made in accordance with §1.3(a) of this title. Authority to make determinations regarding initial requests in accordance with §1.4(c) of this title is delegated to the Freedom of Information Act Officer of AMS. Requests should be submitted to the FOIA Officer at the following address:

Freedom of Information Act Officer (FOIA Request). Agricultural Marketing Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250.

(b) The request shall identify each record with reasonable specificity as prescribed in §1.3 of this title.

(c) The FOIA Officer is authorized to receive requests and to exercise the authority to (1) make determinations to grant requests or deny initial requests, (2) extend the administrative deadline, (3) make discretinary release of exempt records, and (4) make determinations regarding charges pursuant to the fee schedule.

[44 FR 39151, July 5, 1979]

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§900.504   Appeals.

Any person whose request under §900.503 above is denied shall have the right to appeal such denial in accordance with §1.3(e) of this title. Appeals shall be addressed to the Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250.

[40 FR 20267, May 9, 1975]

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