98 STAT. 2212
5 USC 552. Reports. 50 USC 432 note.
Effective date. 50 USC 431 note.
PUBLIC LAW 98-477—OCT. 15, 1984
(2) by adding at the end thereof the following: "(2) No agency shall rely on any exemption in this section to withhold from an individual any record which is otherwise accessible to such individual under the provisions of section 552 of this title.". SEC. 3. (a) The Director of Central Intelligence, in consultation with the Archivist of the United States, the Librarian of Congress, and appropriate representatives of the historical discipline selected by the Archivist, shall prepare and submit by June 1, 1985, a report on the feasibility of conducting systematic review for declassification and release of Central Intelligence Agency information of historical value. (b)(1) The Director shall, once each six months, prepare and submit an unclassified report which includes— (A) a description of the specific measures established by the Director to improve the processing of requests under section 552 of title 5, United States Code; (B) the current budgetary and personnel allocations for such processing; (C) the number of such requests (i) received and processed during the preceding six months, and (ii) pending at the time of submission of such report; and (D) an estimate of the current average response time for completing the processing of such requests. (2) The first report required by paragraph (1) shall be submitted by a date which is six months after the date of enactment of this Act. The requirements of such paragraph shall cease to apply after the submission of the fourth such report. (c) Each of the reports required by subsections (a) and (b) shall be sulamitted to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Committee on Government Operations of the House of Representatives and the Select Committee on Intelligence and the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate. SEC. 4. The amendments made by subsections (a) and (b) of section 2 shall be effective upon enactment of this Act and shall apply with respect to any requests for records, whether or not such request was made prior to such enactment, and shall apply to all civil actions not commenced prior to February 7, 1984. Approved October 15, 1984.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 5164 (S. 1324): HOUSE REPORTS: No. 98-726, Pt. 1 (Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence) and Pt. 2 (Comm. on Government Operations). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 130 (1984): Sept. 17, 19, considered and passed House. Sept. 28, considered and passed Senate. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 20, No. 42 (1984): Oct. 15, Presidential statement.