What are agency responsibilities after receiving a mandatory review request forwarded by NARA?
(a) The agency must make a determination within 180 calendar days after receiving the request or inform NARA of the additional time needed to process the request.
(b) The agency must notify NARA of any other agency to which it forwards the request in those cases requiring the declassification determination of another agency.
(c) The agency must return to NARA a complete copy of each referred document with the agency determination uniformly and conspicuously identified to leave no doubt about the status of the information and the authority for its continued classification or its declassification. If a document cannot be declassified in its entirety, the agency must return to NARA a copy of the document with those portions that require continued classification clearly marked. If a document requires continued classification in its entirety, the agency must return to NARA a copy of the document clearly marked.
(d) The agency must also furnish, for transmission to the requester, a brief statement of the reasons the requested information cannot be declassified and a statement of the requester's right to appeal the decision, along with the procedures for filing an appeal. The agency must also supply for transmission to the requester a contact name and title and the address where the appeal must be sent. Additional information on appeals for requesters is located in 36 CFR part 1256 and in Appendix A to 32 CFR part 2001 (Article VIII).
(e) If the agency fails to make a decision on the mandatory review request within one year of the original date of the request, the requester may appeal to the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP).
Title 36 published on 2013-07-01
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