Each officer or employee of the Department of the Interior who—
(1)performs any function or duty under this chapter or the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act [43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq.], as amended by this Act; and
(2)has any known financial interest in any person who
(A) applies for or receives any permit or lease under, or
(B) is otherwise subject to the provisions of this chapter or the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act [43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq.],
shall, beginning on February 1, 1979, annually file with the Secretary of the Interior a written statement concerning all such interests held by such officer or employee during the preceeding  calendar year. Such statement shall be available to the public.
(b) “Known financial interest” defined; enforcement; report to Congress
The Secretary of the Interior shall—
(1)within ninety days after September 18, 1978—
(A)define the term “known financial interest” for purposes of subsection (a) of this section; and
(B)establish the methods by which the requirement to file written statements specified in subsection (a) of this section will be monitored and enforced, including appropriate provisions for the filing by such officers and employees of such statements and the review by the Secretary of such statements; and
(2)report to the Congress on June 1 of each calendar year with respect to such disclosures and the actions taken in regard thereto during the preceding calendar year.
(c) Officers and employees in nonregulatory or nonpolicymaking positions
In the rules prescribed in subsection (b) of this section, the Secretary may identify specific positions within the Department of the Interior which are of a nonregulatory or nonpolicymaking nature and provide that officers or employees occupying such positions shall be exempt from the requirements of this section.
Any officer or employee who is subject to, and knowingly violates, this section shall be fined not more than $2,500 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
 So in original. Probably should be “preceding”.
This chapter, referred to in subsec. (a)(1), (2), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 95–372, Sept. 18, 1978, 92 Stat. 629, as amended, known as the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments of 1978, which enacted this chapter, sections
1356 of this title, and section
237 of Title
30, Mineral Lands and Mining, amended sections
1343 of this title, sections
1464 of Title
16, Conservation, and section
6213 of Title
42, The Public Health and Welfare, and enacted provisions set out as notes under sections
1811 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
1801 of this title and Tables.
The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, referred to in subsec. (a)(1), (2), is act Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 345, 67 Stat. 462, as amended, which is classified generally to subchapter III (§ 1331 et seq.) of chapter
29 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
1331 of this title and Tables.
Termination of Reporting Requirements
For termination, effective May 15, 2000, of provisions in subsec. (b)(2) of this section relating to the requirement that the Secretary of the Interior report to Congress on June 1 of each calendar year, see section 3003 ofPub. L. 104–66, as amended, set out as a note under section
1113 of Title
31, Money and Finance, and the 16th item on page 111 of House Document No. 103–7.
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