Goto Section: 0.503 | 0.505 | Table of Contents
Revised as of October 1, 2019
Goto Year:2018 |
§ 0.504 Processing requests for declassification.
(a) Responses to mandatory declassification review requests shall be
governed by the amount of search and review time required to process
the request. A final determination shall be made within one year from
the date of receipt of the request, except in unusual circumstances.
(b) Upon a determination by the bureau or office that the requested
material originally classified by the Commission no longer warrants
protection, it shall be declassified and made available to the
requester, unless withholding is otherwise authorized under law.
(c) If the information may not be declassified or released in whole or
in part, the requester shall be notified as to the reasons for the
denial, given notice of the right to appeal the denial to the
Classification Review Committee, and given notice that such an appeal
must be filed within 60 days of the date of denial in order to be
(d) The Commission's Classification Review Committee, consisting of the
Managing Director (Chairman), the General Counsel or his designee, and
the Chief, Internal Review and Security Division, shall have authority
to act, within 30 days, upon all appeals regarding denials of requests
for mandatory declassification of Commission-originated
classifications. The Committee shall be authorized to overrule previous
determinations in whole or in part when, in its judgment, continued
classification is no longer required. If the Committee determines that
continued classification is required under the criteria of the Order,
the requester shall be promptly notified and advised that an
application for review may be filed with the Commission pursuant to 47
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Goto Section: 0.503 | 0.505
Goto Year: 2018 |
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