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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov
 
February 27, 2012

In Reply Refer To

1278 (560) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 02/28/2012
Information Bulletin No. 2012-041
 
To:                All Washington Office and Field Office Officials
                       
From:            Assistant Director, Information Resources Management
 
Subject:        Distribution of the Revised Bureau of Land Management Records Access Category Lists
                                                                                               
This Information Bulletin (IB) transmits the revised Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Records Access Category (RAC) lists. Title 43 CFR 2.5 requires the BLM to regularly update the records that are routinely available to the public, with or without filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request prior to public release. An extensive review of the original BLM RAC list was conducted between September 16th through October 31, 2011 in accordance with IM 2011-170, “Validation of New Records Access Category List.”  
 
The attached RAC list segregates BLM records into two categories.  Records within Category 1 (A) generally do not require a FOIA request or Records within Category 1 (B) require review and segregation prior to release. All records within Category 2 must be requested with a FOIA request.  All BLM employees must review the new RAC lists to familiarize themselves with what BLM records are readily available to the public and to understand what types of records require a FOIA request. This list supersedes the interim guidance previously released.
 
If you have any questions regarding the information within this document please consult your local FOIA Specialists within your State Office or Laura F. Bell, at 202-912-7562.
 
 
Signed by:                                                       Authenticated by:
Ronnie Levine                                                 Robert M. Williams
Assistant Director                                           Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Information Resources Management
 
 
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