Disclosure:Deliberative Material-12opOLC73

The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires advisory committees to make available for public inspection written advisory committee documents, including pre decisional materials such as drafts, working papers and studies.

The disclosure exemption available to agencies under exemption 5 of the Freedom of Information Act for pre decisional documents and other privileged materials is narrowly limited in the context of the Federal Advisory Committee Act to privileged inter-agency or intra-agency documents prepared by an agency and transmitted to an advisory committee.

Please view the Disclosure of Advisory Committee Deliberative Materials (12 op. OLC 73) [PDF - 1 MB] for more information.

Last Reviewed: 2019-02-26