Earlier this week (but available on-line for the first time today) the OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) announced that that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) had submitted their final rule on Controlled Unclassified Information for review. The notice of proposed rulemaking on this rule was published last May.
NARA has moved pretty quickly on this final rule with the comment period on the NPRM having closed in July. They were assisted on this by the relatively low number of comments (13) received on the NPRM.
It will be interesting to see how long it takes OIRA to approve the final rule. The NPRM took alomost a year to approve (May 20, 2014 to May 5, 2015). I’m sure that a bunch of the delay was working out agreements with the various affected Federal agencies. That may mean that this is a done deal within the government, but you never can tell.