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Effective Dates for Implementing FOIA Amendments

December 31, 1999 Deadline for making available on-line agency's index of selected FOIA-disclosed records.
February 1, 1998 Due date for first annual report using new form and new fiscal year timetable (report for fiscal year 1998).
October 2, 1997 Effective date for provisions regarding time limits, multitrack processing, unusual circumstances, exceptional circumstances, expedited processing, and volume estimation.
October 1, 1997 Due date for Justice Department annual reporting guidelines; statistical compilation for new form of annual report begins.
March 31, 1997 General effective date for many amendment provisions.

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