50 U.S. Code § 2671 - Review of certain documents before declassification and release

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(a) In general
The Secretary of Energy shall ensure that, before a document of the Department of Energy that contains national security information is released or declassified, such document is reviewed to determine whether it contains Restricted Data.
(b) Limitation on declassification
The Secretary may not implement the automatic declassification provisions of Executive Order 12958 if the Secretary determines that such implementation could result in the automatic declassification and release of documents containing Restricted Data.


(Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLV, § 4521, formerly Pub. L. 104–106, div. C, title XXXI, § 3155,Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 625; renumbered Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLV, § 4521, by Pub. L. 108–136, div. C, title XXXI, § 3141(h)(11),Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1774; amended Pub. L. 112–239, div. C, title XXXI, § 3131(p),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2183; Pub. L. 113–66, div. C, title XXXI, § 3146(a)(2)(G),Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 1073.)
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Executive Order 12958, referred to in subsec. (b), which was formerly set out as a note under section 435 of this title, was revoked by Ex. Ord. No. 13526, § 6.2(g), Dec. 29, 2009, 75 F.R. 731, and was reclassified as a note under section 3161 of this title.

Section was formerly set out as a note under section 2162 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 108–136.

2013—Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 113–66substituted “Restricted Data” for “restricted data”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 112–239struck out subsec. (c), which defined “restricted data”.

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50 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 26712013113-66 [Sec.] 3146(a)(2)(G)127 Stat. 1073
§ 26712012112-239 [Sec.] 3131(p)126 Stat. 2183


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