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EPA Part 2 Section 100

TITLE 40--PROTECTION OF ENVIRONMENT

CHAPTER I--ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

PART 2--PUBLIC INFORMATION--Table of Contents

Subpart A--Procedures for Disclosure of Records Under the Freedom
of Information Act


Sec.  2.100  General provisions.

    (a) This subpart contains the rules that the Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) follows in processing requests for 
records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552. The 
Agency also has rules that it follows in processing Freedom of 
Information (FOI) requests for records submitted to it as Confidential 
Business Information (CBI). Such records are covered in subpart B of 
this part. Requests made by individuals for records about themselves 
under the Privacy Act of 1974 which are processed under 40 CFR part 16, 
will also be treated as FOIA requests under this subpart. This ensures 
that the requestor has access to all responsive records. Information 
routinely provided to the public as part of a regular EPA activity may 
be provided to the public without following this subpart.
    (b) When documents responsive to a request are maintained for 
distribution by agencies operating statutory-based fee schedule 
programs, such as, but not limited to, the Government Printing Office 
or the National Technical Information Service, EPA will inform the 
requester of the steps necessary to obtain records from these sources.

 


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