49 USC 40123(a): Aviation Safety Action Program voluntarily submitted information.

About This Project

This project uses data compiled by the Sunshine in Government initiative, a coalition of journalism and transparency groups. SGI compiled data from federal agency annual FOIA reports to track how often b(3) exemptions were used. SGI also standardized the exemptions since some agencies used slightly different citations of the same laws. In some cases, agencies listed general laws without specifying a section under which information was withheld. This project does not include information from agencies that use no b(3) exemptions in 2008 or 2009. ProPublica compiled information about FOIA denials.

                        TITLE 49--TRANSPORTATION
                     PART A--AIR COMMERCE AND SAFETY
                           subpart i--general
                     CHAPTER 401--GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 40123. Protection of voluntarily submitted information

(a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, neither the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, nor any agency receiving information from the Administrator, shall disclose voluntarily-provided safety or security related information if the Administrator finds that-- (1) the disclosure of the information would inhibit the voluntary provision of that type of information and that the receipt of that type of information aids in fulfilling the Administrator's safety and security responsibilities; and (2) withholding such information from disclosure would be consistent with the Administrator's safety and security responsibilities. (b) Regulations.--The Administrator shall issue regulations to carry out this section. (Added Pub. L. 104-264, title IV, Sec. 402(a), Oct. 9, 1996, 110 Stat. 3255.) Effective Date Except as otherwise specifically provided, section applicable only to fiscal years beginning after Sept. 30, 1996, and not to be construed as affecting funds made available for a fiscal year ending before Oct. 1, 1996, see section 3 of Pub. L. 104-264, set out as an Effective Date of 1996 Amendment note under section 106 of this title.