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110 STAT. 3054 PUBLIC LAW 104-231—OCT. 2, 1996 develop reporting and performance guidelines in connection with reports required by this subsection by October 1, 1997, and may establish additional requirements for such reports as the Attorney General determines may be useful. Lists. "(5) The Attorney General of the United States shall submit an annual report on or before April 1 of each calendar year which shall include for the prior calendar year a listing of the number of cases arising under this section, the exemption involved in each case, the disposition of such case, and the cost, fees, and penalties assessed under subparagraphs (E), (F), and (G) of subsection (a)(4). Such report shall also include a description of the efforts undertaken by the Department of Justice to encourage agency compliance with this section.". SEC. 11. REFERENCE MATERIALS AND GUIDES. Section 552 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding after subsection (f) the following new subsection: "(g) The head of each agency shall prepare and make publicly available upon request, reference material or a guide for requesting records or information from the agency, subject to the exemptions in subsection (b), including— "(1) an index of all major information systems of the agency; "(2) a description of major information and record locator systems maintained by the agency; and "(3) a handbook for obtaining various types and categories of public information from the agency pursuant to chapter 35 of title 44, and under this section.". 5 USC 552 note. SEC. 12. EFFECTIVE DATE. (a) IN GENERAL. —Except as provided in subsection (b), this Act shall take effect 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. (b) PROVISIONS EFFECTIVE ON ENACTMENT.— Sections 7 and 8 shall take effect one year after the date of the enactment of this Act. Approved October 2, 1996. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 3802 (S. 1090): HOUSE REPORTS: No. 104-795 (Comm. on Government Reform and Oversight). SENATE REPORTS: No. 104-272 accompanying S. 1090 (Comm. on the Judiciary). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol 142 (1996): Sept. 17, considered and passed House. Sept. 18, considered and passed Senate. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 32 (1996): Oct. 2, Presidential statement.