Department of the Army Regulation 25-55

Information Management: Records Management

The Department of the Army Freedom of Information Act Program

1 November 1997

Effective date: 1 December 1997


PIN: 067186000

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History: This revision was originally published on 14 April 1997. It was authenticated by Togo D. West, Jr., Secretary of the Army. This electronic edition publishes the basic April 1997 edition and incorporates Change 1, published on 1 November 1997. It was also authenticated by Togo D. West, Jr., Secretary of the Army.

Summary: This regulation updates the Freedom of Information Act Program in accordance with the Freedom of Information Reform Act of 1986. The Reform Act required agency promulgation of regulations specifying a uniform schedule of fees and guidelines for determining waiver or reduction of such fees. The regulation conforms with the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) Uniform Freedom of Information Act Fee Schedule and Guidelines and is published pursuant to the Freedom of Information Reform Act of 1986 ( PL 99-570 , 5 USC 552(B) ); section 954 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 1987 ( PL 99661 , 10 USC 2328 ), as amended by the Defense Technical Corrections Act of 1987 ( PL 100-26 ). It includes all of DOD 5400.7-R dated July 1989 except for appendixes E and F .

Applicability: This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard, the U.S. Army Reserve, and organizations for which the Department of the Army is the Executive Agent.

Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent of this regulation is the Director of Information Systems for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (DISC4). The DISC4 has the authority to approve exceptions to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulation. The proponent may delegate the approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent.

Army Management Control Process: This regulation contains management control provisions in accordance with AR 11-2 and contains checklists for conducting management control reviews.

Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from HQDA (SAIS-IA-R), 107 ARMY PENTAGON, WASH DC 20310-0107.

Interim Changes: Interim changes to this regulation are not official unless they are authenticated by the Administrative Assistant to the Seretary of the Army. Users will destroy interim changes on their expiration dates unless sooner superseded or rescinded.

Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) or in DA Form 2028 format, if they are transmitted electronically, directly to HQDA (SAIS-IA-R), 107 ARMY PENTAGON, WASH DC 20310-0107.

Distribution: Distribution of this regulation is made in accordance with initial distribution number (IDN) 093276, intended for command levels B,C,D,and E for Active Army, Army National Guard, and U.S. Army Reserve.

This regulation supersedes AR 25-55, 10 January 1990

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