46 USC 40306: Closed Session transcripts

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                           TITLE 46--SHIPPING
                Subtitle IV--Regulation of Ocean Shipping
                         Part A--Ocean Shipping
                         CHAPTER 403--AGREEMENTS
Sec. 40306. Nondisclosure of information Information and documents (other than an agreement) filed with the Federal Maritime Commission under this chapter are exempt from disclosure under section 552 of title 5 and may not be made public except as may be relevant to an administrative or judicial proceeding. This section does not prevent disclosure to either House of Congress or to a duly authorized committee or subcommittee of Congress. (Pub. L. 109-304, Sec. 7, Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1531.) Historical and Revision Notes ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 40306................................. 46 App.:1705(j). Pub. L. 98-237, Sec. 6(j), Mar. 20, 1984, 98 Stat. 73. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The words ``judicial proceeding'' are substituted for ``judicial action or proceeding'' to eliminate unnecessary words.