What is the appeal process when a mandatory review request for Executive Branch information is denied?
(a) If an agency denies a declassification request under mandatory review, the requester may appeal directly to the appeal authority at that agency. If a final decision on the appeal is not made within 180 days of the date of the appeal, the appellant may appeal to the ISCAP.
(b) If requested by the agency, NARA will supply the agency with:
(1) Copies of NARA's letter to the requester transmitting the agency denial; and
(2) Copies of any documents denied in part that were furnished in sanitized form to the requester.
(c) The agency appeal authority must notify NARA in writing of the final determination and of the reasons for any denial.
(d) The agency must furnish to NARA a complete copy of any document they released to the requester only in part, clearly marked to indicate the portions that remain classified. NARA will give the requester a copy of any notifications from the agencies that describe what information has been denied and what the requester's appeal rights are.
(e) NARA will also notify the requester of the right to appeal denials of access to the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel, Attn: Mandatory Review Appeals, c/o Information Security Oversight Office, National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 503, Washington, DC 20408.
(f) The pertinent NARA office or Presidential Library will coordinate the potential release of information declassified by the ISCAP when the materials are subject to the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act, 44 U.S.C. 2111 note, and the Presidential Records Act, 44 U.S.C. 2203.
(g) In the case of an appeal for information originated by a defunct agency, NARA will notify the requester of the results and furnish copies of documents declassified in full and in part. If the requested information cannot be declassified in its entirety, NARA will send the requester a brief statement of why the requested information cannot be declassified and a notice of the right to appeal the determination within 60 calendar days to the Deputy Archivist of the United States, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001.
Title 36 published on 2012-07-01
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