Printing of Notices for Amtrak pursuant to the Sunshine Act

B-114829: Sep 8, 1978

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A decision was requested concerning the Government Printing Office's (GPO) authorization to open an account for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) for printing notices pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act. Amtrak is considered an agency of the U.S. Government for purposes of the Freedom of Information, Privacy, and Sunshine Acts in spite of a statement in 45 U.S.C. 541 that Amtrak was not to be such an agency. GPO is required to publish information in the Federal Register that Amtrak is required to publish under the acts, and Amtrak may be billed for such publication.