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Overview Edit

The Kyl-Lott Amendment refers to the requirement established in Section 3161, "Protection against Inadvertent Release of Restricted Data and Formerly Restricted Data," of the National Defense Authorization Act of 1999.[1] The requirement orders the Department of Energy to develop a plan to prevent the release of nuclear weapons design and employment information. Among its provisions is the requirement that records subject to the declassification provisions of Executive Order 12958 be reviewed on a page-by-page basis for Restricted Data and Formerly Restricted Data unless they have been determined to be highly unlikely to contain those types of information. The provision is named after its two proponents, Senators Trent Lott and John Kyl.

References Edit

  1. Pub. L. No. 105-261, §3161.

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