PUBLIC LAW 110–175—DEC. 31, 2007
121 STAT. 2527
SEC. 7. INDIVIDUALIZED TRACKING NUMBERS FOR REQUESTS AND STATUS INFORMATION.
(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 552(a) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(7) Each agency shall— ‘‘(A) establish a system to assign an individualized tracking number for each request received that will take longer than ten days to process and provide to each person making a request the tracking number assigned to the request; and ‘‘(B) establish a telephone line or Internet service that provides information about the status of a request to the person making the request using the assigned tracking number, including— ‘‘(i) the date on which the agency originally received the request; and ‘‘(ii) an estimated date on which the agency will complete action on the request.’’. (b) EFFECTIVE DATE AND APPLICATION.—The amendment made by this section shall take effect 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act and apply to requests for information under section 552 of title 5, United States Code, filed on or after that effective date.
5 USC 552 note.
SEC. 8. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
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(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 552(e)(1) of title 5, United States Code, is amended— (1) in subparagraph (B)(ii), by inserting after the first comma ‘‘the number of occasions on which each statute was relied upon,’’; (2) in subparagraph (C), by inserting ‘‘and average’’ after ‘‘median’’; (3) in subparagraph (E), by inserting before the semicolon ‘‘, based on the date on which the requests were received by the agency’’; (4) by redesignating subparagraphs (F) and (G) as subparagraphs (N) and (O), respectively; and (5) by inserting after subparagraph (E) the following: ‘‘(F) the average number of days for the agency to respond to a request beginning on the date on which the request was received by the agency, the median number of days for the agency to respond to such requests, and the range in number of days for the agency to respond to such requests; ‘‘(G) based on the number of business days that have elapsed since each request was originally received by the agency— ‘‘(i) the number of requests for records to which the agency has responded with a determination within a period up to and including 20 days, and in 20day increments up to and including 200 days; ‘‘(ii) the number of requests for records to which the agency has responded with a determination within a period greater than 200 days and less than 301 days; ‘‘(iii) the number of requests for records to which the agency has responded with a determination within
VerDate Aug 31 2005
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