Why does "Day 1" of the 20-day response time limit for FOIA requests begin the day AFTER [the proper component in an] agency receives a perfected request?
I understand that under Rule 6 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure computation works that way, in that the day on which an event is triggered doesn't count. My confusion stems from the OPEN Government Act of 2007, which in part reads, "The 20-day period under clause (i) shall commence on the date on which the request is first received by the appropriate component of the agency, but in any event not later than ten days after the request is first received by any component of the agency that is designated in the agency’s regulations under this section to receive requests under this section."
Now, I get that the purpose of that section was really to grant an additional ten days in most cases, but it still says that "the 20-day period under clause (i) shall commence on the date on which the request is first received."
Assuming a perfected request is received by the appropriate agency component, why is the day upon which a request is received still considered to be "Day Zero?" What did that portion of the Open Government Act even change?