What if NARA does not concur with an agency decision to reclassify or restore the classification of information that has been previously released?
(a) If NARA is concerned that relevant procedures and policies under EO 12958, as amended, or its Implementing Directives are not being properly implemented, the Archivist will promptly report such situations to the Director of ISOO.
(b) If, in the opinion of the Archivist, an agency's determination with respect to the classification status of records that have been previously released is improper, the Archivist, as an authorized holder, may challenge the classification status of the pertinent records in accordance with section 1.8 of EO 12958, as amended.
(c) NARA will direct any such challenge in writing to the agency with classification authority and jurisdiction over the information.
(d) If no response is provided by the agency within 120 days, NARA may forward the challenge directly to the ISCAP. NARA must forward the challenge within 60 days of the agency's failure to provide a response within the 120 day response period.
(e) If an agency appellate authority fails to provide NARA with a response to an appeal within 90 days of its receipt, NARA may forward the appeal directly to the ISCAP. NARA must forward the challenge within 60 days of the agency's failure to provide a response to an appeal within the 90 day response period.
(f) All records subject to classification challenges will remain classified pending final resolution of the challenge and, if necessary, any such appeals.
Title 36 published on 2013-07-01
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