Regulations Under Development

The Office of Open Records ("OOR") is in the process of promulgating procedural regulations as authorized by Section 504(a) of the Right-to-Know Law ("RTKL"). Through these regulations, the OOR intends to provide greater clarity of the requirements of both agencies and requesters.  In the interim, please reference our Procedural Guidelines.

To promulgate regulations, the OOR is required to follow the regulatory process established by Pennsylvania Law. Here is an overview of the regulatory review process that the OOR will follow. There are no hard dates in this attachment because the process is a fluid one that relies upon responses and approvals outside of the OOR's control. The overview is a general outline of the typical regulatory process. If you're interested in more details on the regulatory process, please visit the Independent Regulatory Review Commission's website.

If you have any questions on the regulatory process or the OOR's draft regulations, please call the office at (717) 346-9903 or send an e-mail.  Please check back for updates on additional information throughout the regulatory process.

Current Draft of OOR Regulations
OOR Draft Regulations (May 26, 2021)
Office of the Budget - Signed Fiscal Note (June 3, 2021)

Prior Draft of OOR Regulations
OOR Draft Regulations (Dec. 30, 2020)
OOR Draft Regulations (March 1, 2017)

Stakeholders and Commenters (updated May 11, 2017)
Stakeholders and commenters are individuals and organizations representing RTKL requestors and agencies who provided preliminary comments on the draft OOR procedural regulations.  These comments were provided prior to the submission of the regulations to IRRC which allows for an official public comment period.