(a) Electronic inspection.
(1) Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(2), the Department makes available for public inspection in an electronic format the following records created on or after November 1, 1996:
(i) Final opinions and orders in adjudications;
(ii) Statements of policy and interpretations adopted by the Department and not published in the Federal Register;
(iii) Administrative staff manuals and instructions affecting the public; and
(iv) Copies of all agency records regardless of form or format released to the public pursuant to a FOIA request that the Department determines are likely to be the subject of future FOIA requests or have been requested three or more times.
(2) The Department currently makes the agency records described in paragraph (a)(1) of this section available for public inspection in an electronic format through its electronic reading room located on the Department's FOIA website at http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/foia/readingroom.html.
(b) Public reading room. The Department may maintain a public reading room containing the agency records described in paragraph (a)(1) of this section. The Department's public reading room is currently located at the National Library of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Plaza Level (Level B), Washington, DC 20202-0008. To visit the public reading room, members of the public can contact the Department's FOIA Service Center via email at EDFOIAManager@ed.gov.
(c) Hard copies. For any agency records that are not made available for public inspection in the Federal Register or pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section, the Department will, upon request, provide hard copies in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(3).
[75 FR 33510, June 14, 2010, as amended at 84 FR 67867, Dec. 12, 2019]