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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 No. 13526 (50 U.S.C. 3161 note) if the Secretary determines that such implementation could result in the automatic declassification and release of documents containing Restricted Data.

Editorial Notes

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.


2014—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 113–291 substituted “Executive Order No. 13526 (50 U.S.C. 3161 note)” for “Executive Order 12958”.

2013—Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 113–66 substituted “Restricted Data” for “restricted data”.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 112–239 struck out subsec. (c), which defined “restricted data”.