FWS FOIA Lawsuit Comment Inquiry

SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks information about potential objections to the public release of possibly confidential information regarding import and export activities tracked via the Service’s Law Enforcement Management Information System. We issue this notice and solicit this information in response to a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act. DATES: You must submit comments on or before November 22, 2016.

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Briefly, the Humane Society International (HSI) is suing FWS claiming they should have received additional privileged information through previous FOIA requests. Importers/exporters are being asked to supply comments as to what information should be exempt from the new HSI request, and why that information should reamain confidential.