51 U.S. Code § 50916 - Disclosing information

The Secretary of Transportation, an officer or employee of the United States Government, or a person making a contract with the Secretary under section 50907(b) of this title may disclose information under this chapter that qualifies for an exemption under section 552(b)(4) of title 5 or is designated as confidential by the person or head of the executive agency providing the information only if the Secretary decides withholding the information is contrary to the public or national interest.

(Pub. L. 103–272, § 1(e), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1340, § 70114 of title 49; renumbered § 70114 then § 50916 of title 51 and amended Pub. L. 111–314, § 4(d)(2), (3)(P), (5)(S), Dec. 18, 2010, 124 Stat. 3440–3442.)

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


49 App.:2608(c).

Oct. 30, 1984, Pub. L. 98–575, § 9(c), 98 Stat. 3059.

The words “data or” are omitted as surplus. The words “the head of” and “executive” are added for consistency in the revised title and with other titles of the United States Code.

Editorial Notes

2010—Pub. L. 111–314, § 4(d)(5)(S), substituted “section 50907(b)” for “section 70106(b)”.

Pub. L. 111–314, § 4(d)(2), (3)(P), successively renumbered section 70114 of title 49 and section 70114 of this title as this section.

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