U.S. DOJ Seeks Input on New FARA Rulemaking - State and Federal Communications

December 14, 2021  •  

U.S. DOJ Seeks Input on New FARA Rulemaking

The Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building

On December 13, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) formally requested public input regarding future implementation of Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) regulations.

The regulations have not been amended in 14 years.

The DOJ’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published in the Federal Register, Vol. 86, No. 236, seeking public comment to help inform the DOJ’s decision-making prior to its issuance of any new proposed FARA regulations. The DOJ’s National Security Division anticipates issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would amend or otherwise clarify the scope of certain exemptions, update various definitions, and make other modernizing changes to the Attorney General’s FARA implementing regulations.

The public comment period ends on February 11, 2022.

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