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50 U.S. Code § 2675 - Identification in budget materials of amounts for declassification activities and limitation on expenditures for such activities

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(a) Amounts for declassification of records

The Secretary of Energy shall include in the budget justification materials submitted to Congress in support of the Department of Energy budget for any fiscal year (as submitted with the budget of the President under section 1105(a) of title 31) specific identification, as a budgetary line item, of the amounts required to carry out programmed activities during that fiscal year to declassify records pursuant to Executive Order No. 13526 (50 U.S.C. 3161 note), or any successor Executive order, or to comply with any statutory requirement to declassify Government records.

(b) Certification required with respect to automatic declassification of records

No records of the Department of Energy that have not as of October 5, 1999, been reviewed for declassification shall be subject to automatic declassification unless the Secretary of Energy certifies to Congress that such declassification would not harm the national security.

Editorial Notes

Section was formerly set out as a note under section 435 of this title prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 108–136.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 2691, Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLV, § 4541, formerly Pub. L. 104–106, div. C, title XXXI, § 3158, Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 626; renumbered Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLV, § 4541, by Pub. L. 108–136, div. C, title XXXI, § 3141(h)(17), Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1776, related to responsibility for Defense Programs Emergency Response Program, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 113–66, div. C, title XXXI, § 3146(f)(5)(A), Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 1079.


2014—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 113–291 substituted “Executive Order No. 13526 (50 U.S.C. 3161 note)” for “Executive Order No. 12958 (50 U.S.C. 435 note)”.

2013—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 113–66 struck out subsec. (c) which required submission of a report on automatic declassification of Department of Energy records.

2003—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 108–136, § 3141(h)(15)(D), substituted “October 5, 1999,” for “the date of the enactment of this Act”.