49 USC 70114: Restricted commercial space launch activities information

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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
Sec. 70114. 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 70106(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, Sec. 1(e), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1340.) Historical and Revision Notes ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 70114................................. 49 App.:2608(c). Oct. 30, 1984, Pub. L. 98-575, Sec. 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.