Existing Exemption 3 Statutes

1 2 U.S.C. § 437g(a)(12)(A) Information regarding investigation of a possible FECA violation
2 5 U.S.C. app. § 107(a)(2) Certain government ethics financial disclosure information
3 5 U.S.C. § 574(j) Dispute-resolution communications between a party and a neutral
4 6 U.S.C. § 133(a)(1)(A) Critical infrastructure information voluntarily submitted to a covered federal agency for use regarding security
5 7 U.S.C. § 12(a) Information that would separately disclose the business transactions or market positions of any person and trade secrets or names of customers, data, or information concerning a pending investigation of any person, or certain information obtained from foreign futures authorities
6 7 U.S.C. § 136h Information that contains or relates to trade secrets or commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential
7 7 U.S.C. § 136i-1(b) Data, including the location from which the data was derived, that would directly or indirectly reveal the identity of individual producers of any pesticide or device or ingredient used in producing a pesticide
8 7 U.S.C. § 472 Information furnished by any individual establishment under 7 U.S.C. §§ 471, et seq., dealing with statistics and estimates concerning the grades and staple lengths of stocks of cotton
9 7 U.S.C. § 499f(b) The identity of any person filing a written notification of a violation of 7 U.S.C. §§ 499a, et seq., and any portion of the notification that would indicate the identity of the individual
10 7 U.S.C. § 608d(2) Information acquired to determine any abuse of the privilege of exemption from the antitrust laws
11 7 U.S.C. § 1373(c) Proof of acreage, yield, storage, and marketing of the commodity provided by corn, wheat, cotton, or rice farmers
12 7 U.S.C. § 1502(c) Information furnished by a producer under 7 U.S.C. §§ 1501, et seq.
13 7 U.S.C. § 2018(c) Information obtained regarding retail food store or wholesale food applicants that desire to be authorized to accept and redeem benefits under the supplemental nutrition assistance program
14 7 U.S.C. § 2020(e)(8) Information obtained from applicant households for agricultural food stamps
15 7 U.S.C. § 2105(c) Books and records maintained by handlers in accordance with requirements that information be made available to the Cotton Board
16 7 U.S.C. § 2157 Information relating to trade secrets, processes, operations, style of work, or apparatus, or the identity, confidential statistical data, or amount or source of any income, profits, losses, or expenditures of the research facility
17 7 U.S.C. § 2276 Information that has not been transformed into a statistical or aggregate form and therefore allows the identification of the individual who supplied it pursuant to certain agricultural laws
18 7 U.S.C. § 2279-1(d)(1) Names or individual data of any participant in the program regarding socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers
19 7 U.S.C. § 2426 The contents of applications for plant variety protection
20 7 U.S.C. § 4608(g) Books, records, and reports containing the total number of bee colonies maintained, the quantity of honey produced, and the quantity of honey and honey products handled or imported, as submitted by handlers, importers, or producers
21 7 U.S.C. § 4908(c) Books and records maintained by watermelon handlers and importers as required by orders of the Secretary of Agriculture
22 7 U.S.C. § 5712(a)(2) Individual reports of export sales of wheat and wheat flour, feed grains, oil seeds, cotton and products thereof, and other designated commodities
23 7 U.S.C. § 6804(j)(2)(A) Information obtained from books, records, or reports maintained by fresh-cut flower and greens handlers
24 7 U.S.C. § 8401(h)(1) Registration or transfer documents dealing with possession, use and safety procedures for certain agents and toxins or similar permits predating this Act, or information therefrom that identifies the listed agent or toxin or the identity or location of a specific person, the national database regarding the above information or any other such compilation, any portion of a record that discloses site- or transfer-specific safeguard and security measures used by a registered person, and any notification of a release, theft, or loss of a listed agent or toxin
25 7 U.S.C. § 8791(b)(2) Information pertaining to certain specified agricultural operations, farming or conservation practices, or land
26 8 U.S.C. § 1160(b)(6)(A) Individual applications to change the residency status of lawfully admitted aliens
27 8 U.S.C. § 1202(f) Records pertaining to the issuance or refusal of visas or permits to enter the United States
28 8 U.S.C. § 1255a(c)(5) Information on an application for adjustment of alien status to alien lawfully admitted for temporary residence
29 8 U.S.C. § 1304(b) Alien fingerprints and registration forms, containing date and place of entry into the U.S., activities that alien has or intends to engage in, expected length of stay, any police and criminal record, and additional matters as prescribed
30 8 U.S.C. § 1367(a)(2) Any information which relates to an alien who is the beneficiary of an application for relief under the Immigration and Nationality Act
31 10 U.S.C. § 128 Information pertaining to security measures for the physical protection of special nuclear material
32 10 U.S.C. § 130 Technical data with military or space application under DoD control that may not be exported legally outside of the U.S. without approval under the Export Administration Act
33 10 U.S.C. § 130b Identifying information regarding any armed forces member assigned to an overseas, sensitive, or routinely deployable unit and any DoD or Coast Guard employee whose duty station is with any such unit
34 10 U.S.C. § 130c Sensitive information of foreign governments, if the information was produced by or with a foreign government who is withholding the information from public disclosure and they desire that the information not be disclosed, or the U.S. official determines release of the information would have an adverse affect on U.S. ability to obtain similar information in the future
35 10 U.S.C. § 424 Information regarding the organization or any function of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, or the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, or the number of persons assigned to any of the organizations, or the name, official title, occupational series, grade, or salary of any such person
36 10 U.S.C. § 455(b) Any geodetic product under the control of the DoD that contains information restricted by international agreement; that would reveal sources and methods or capabilities used to obtain source material for geodetic production; or that would jeopardize or interfere with or compromise military or intelligence operations, capabilities, or plans
37 10 U.S.C. § 613a(a) The proceedings of a selection board convened under 10 U.S.C. § 611 regarding the promotion, separation, or involuntary retirement of enlisted, active-duty officers
38 10 U.S.C. § 1102 Medical quality assurance records created by or for DoD as part of a medical quality assurance program
39 10 U.S.C. § 1506(d) Debriefing reports from missing persons returned to U.S. control obtained under a promise of confidentiality
40 10 U.S.C. § 1506(f) Content of a debriefing of a missing person returned to U.S. control between 7-8-59 and 2-10-96
41 10 U.S.C. § 2305(g) Contractor proposals submitted in response to the requirements of a solicitation for a competitive proposal that are under control of DoD, Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, or NASA
42 10 U.S.C. § 2371(i) Information submitted to the DoD with the potential for an award of a cooperative agreement for performance of basic, applied, or advanced research
43 10 U.S.C. § 2485(h) Information contained in the computerized business systems of commissary stores, including data relating to sales of goods or services, demographic information on customers, or any other information pertaining to commissary transactions and operations, and business programs, systems, and applications relating to commissary operations developed with funding from commissary surcharges
44 10 U.S.C. § 2640(h) Safety-related information provided voluntarily by an air carrier
45 12 U.S.C. § 3403 Information from records of any customer of a financial institution shall not be released to any government authority until they apply with 12 U.S.C. § 3401
46 13 U.S.C. § 8(b) Information reported by or on behalf of any particular respondent to the census
47 13 U.S.C. § 9(a) Data of any particular establishment or individual in the census
48 13 U.S.C. § 301(g) Shippers' Export Declarations
49 15 U.S.C. § 46(f) Any trade secret or commercial or financial information obtained by the FTC from person
50 15 U.S.C. § 57b-2(c) All information obtained by the FTC not subject to 15 U.S.C. § 57b-2(b) that is marked confidential by the supplier
51 15 U.S.C. § 57b-2(f) Any material received by the FTC in any investigation provided pursuant to compulsory process or voluntarily, or material from a foreign law enforcement agency that asks that the information be kept confidential , or material reflecting a consumer complaint from a foreign source or foreign reporting mechanism that requests confidential treatment
52 15 U.S.C. § 78m(f)(3) Information of equity securities that the SEC determines is undisclosed for necessary or appropriate public interest or protection of investors
53 15 U.S.C. § 78q(h)(3)(E) Information provided by or obtained from any federal banking agency to the SEC pursuant to a request by the commissioner
54 15 U.S.C. § 78q(h)(5) Information required to be reported under 15 U.S.C. § 78q(h) or supplied to the SEC by any domestic or foreign regulatory agency that relates to the financial or operational condition of any associated person or a registered broker or dealer
55 15 U.S.C. § 78x(d) Records from a foreign securities authority if the foreign securities authority has in good faith represented that public disclosure would violate laws applicable to said authority and the SEC obtains the records pursuant to such procedure as they may authorize or a memorandum of understanding
56 15 U.S.C. § 80a-30(c) SEC internal compliance or audit records or information contained therein
57 15 U.S.C. § 1314(g) Documentary material, answers to written interrogatories, and transcripts of oral testimony provided pursuant to the antitrust civil process
58 15 U.S.C. § 2055(a)(2) All information obtained by the SEC which contains or relates to trade secrets
59 15 U.S.C. § 2055(b)(5) Information submitted pursuant to 15 U.S.C. § 2064(c) or (d) to the SEC respecting a consumer product
60 15 U.S.C. § 2055(e) Information submitted pursuant to 15 U.S.C. § 2084(c)(1) or (c)(2)(A)
61 15 U.S.C. § 2074(c)(1) Information in an accident or investigation report that identifies any injured person or any person treating him
62 15 U.S.C. § 3710a(c)(7) Trade secrets or commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential and obtained from a non-federal party participating in a cooperative research and development agreement
63 15 U.S.C. § 4305(d) Information and documentary material submitted as part of a notification pursuant to the section, and all other information obtained in the course of any investigation, administrative proceeding or case with respect to a potential violation of antitrust laws
64 15 U.S.C. § 6802(c) Certain nonpublic personal information received from a financial institution
65 15 U.S.C. § 7306(c) Voluntarily provided safety-related information that is not directly related to a building failure under investigation, if disclosure would inhibit future voluntary provision of similar information
66 16 U.S.C. § 470hh(a) The nature and location of any archaeological resource which requires a permit or permission for excavation or removal
67 16 U.S.C. § 470w-3 Information about the location, character, or ownership of a historic resource if disclosure would cause a significant invasion of privacy, risk harm to the resource, or impede the use of a traditional religious site by practitioners
68 16 U.S.C. § 1881a(b) Information submitted for the benefit of fishery management planning
69 16 U.S.C. § 3844(b)(1) Information provided for the purpose of providing technical or financial assistant to an owner, operator, or producer with respect to any natural resources conservation program administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service or the Farm Service Agency and is proprietary to the agricultural operation
70 16 U.S.C. § 4304 Information concerning the specific location of any significant cave
71 16 U.S.C. § 5937 Information concerning the nature and specific location of a National Park System resource which is endangered, threatened, rare, or commercially valuable, of mineral or paleontological objects within the National Park System, or objects of cultural patrimony within the National Park System
72 18 U.S.C. § 1426(h) The likeness of a certificate of arrival, declaration of intention to become a citizen, or certificate of naturalization or citizenship, or any part thereof
73 18 U.S.C. § 2520(g) Any wire, oral, or electronic communication intercepted for use by investigative or law enforcement officials
74 18 U.S.C. § 3123(d) An order authorizing or approving the installation and use of a pen register or trap and trace device, and the existence of such pen register or trap and trace device
75 18 U.S.C. § 3153(c)(1) Information obtained in the course of performing pretrial services functions in relation to a particular accused
76 18 U.S.C. § 3509(d) All documents that disclose the name or any other information concerning a child crime victim or witness
77 18 U.S.C. § 3521(b)(1) The identity or location of a crime witness in protective custody
78 18 U.S.C. § 5038 Records of juvenile delinquency proceedings
79 19 U.S.C. § 1677f Information submitted to the administering authority of the U.S. International Trade Commission that is designated as proprietary by the person submitting it
80 19 U.S.C. § 2155(g) Trade secrets and commercial or financial information which is submitted in confidence to officers or employees of the U.S. in connection with trade negotiations
81 19 U.S.C. § 2605(i) Any information submitted in confidence to officers or employees of the U.S. in connection with the responsibilities of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee
82 21 U.S.C. § 331(j) Any information acquired under 21 U.S.C. § 301 concerning any method or process entitled to protection as a trade secret
83 21 U.S.C. § 360j(c) Information reported to or obtained by the Secretary of Health and Human Services dealing with legal drugs or devices used for diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease that comprise trade secrets
84 22 U.S.C. § 1461(a) Certain program material prepared by the U.S. Information Agency for dissemination abroad
85 22 U.S.C. § 1461-1a Certain Program material prepared by the U.S. Information Agency for dissemination abroad
86 22 U.S.C. § 2778(e) Names of the countries and the types and quantities of defense articles for which licenses are issued if the President determines that the release of such information would be contrary to the national interest
87 22 U.S.C. § 3104(c) Certain reports pertaining to investment and U.S. Foreign trade
88 25 U.S.C. § 2103(c) Terms and conditions of Minerals Agreements, financial return to the Indian parties thereto, or the extent, nature, value, or disposition of Indian mineral resources, or the production, products, or proceeds thereof
89 25 U.S.C. § 2716(a) Any and all information regarding Indian gaming received as confidential
90 26 U.S.C. § 6103 Tax returns and return information
91 26 U.S.C. § 6105 Tax convention information, including any agreement entered with the competent authority of a foreign government, an application for relief under a tax convention, any background information related to such agreement or application, any document implementing such agreement, or any other information exchanged pursuant to a tax convention and treated as confidential under the convention
92 28 U.S.C. § 592(e) Any notification, application, or any other document, materials, or memorandum supplied to the division of the court under this chapter dealing with preliminary criminal investigations by the Attorney General and selection of independent counsel
93 29 U.S.C. § 1310(c) Information of documentary material submitted to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation pursuant to this title
94 29 U.S.C. § 1343(f) Notification to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation of a reportable event as laid out in 29 U.S.C. § 1343(c)
95 30 U.S.C. § 872(b) Coal mine maps, revisions, and supplements which must be maintained by coal mine operators
96 31 U.S.C. § 3729(d) Information regarding alleged false claims furnished pursuant to 31 U.S.C. § 3729(a)(2)
97 31 U.S.C. § 3733(k) Documentary material, answers to interrogatories, and oral testimony from any civil investigative demand under 31 U.S.C. § 3733(a), dealing with information relevant to false claims law
98 31 U.S.C. § 5319 Information in reports filed under 31 U.S.C. §§ 5311, et seq., regarding domestic and foreign currency transactions, financial agency transactions, and monetary instruments
99 35 U.S.C. § 122 Applications for patents and information concerning them
100 35 U.S.C. § 181 Inventions and publication of patents when publication or disclosure would be detrimental to national security
101 35 U.S.C. § 202(c)(5) Any information on the utilization or efforts at obtaining utilization of license to a patented invention
102 35 U.S.C. § 205 Any invention in which the federal government owns or may own a right, title, or interest may be withheld for a reasonable time to file a patent application
103 38 U.S.C. § 5701(a) All files, records, reports, and other papers or documents pertaining to any claim under any law administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and the names and addresses of present or former members of the Armed forces, and their dependents, in possession of the VA
104 38 U.S.C. § 5705(a) Records and documents created by the VA as part of a medical quality-assurance program
105 38 U.S.C. § 7332 Records of the identity, diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment of any patient or subject maintained in connection with the performance of any program or activity relating to drug or alcohol abuse, alcoholism, infection with HIV, or sickle cell anemia carried out by or for the Department of Veterans Affairs
106 38 U.S.C. § 7451 Information collected by VHA in a survey under 38 U.S.C. § 7451, dealing with the basic pay grade for health-care personnel other than physicians and RNs
107 39 U.S.C. § 410(c) The name or address (past or present) of any postal patron, postal commercial information, information prepared for use in collective bargaining agreement negotiations or minutes or notes from negotiating sessions, reports and memoranda of consultants or independent contractors to the extent that they would be protected if prepared by the Postal Service, and investigatory files compiled by law enforcement
108 39 U.S.C. § 412(a) Any mailing or other list of names or addresses (past or present) of postal patrons or other persons
109 41 U.S.C. § 253b(m)(1) Any technical, management, or cost proposal in control of an executive agency submitted by a contractor in response to the requirements of solicitation for a competitive proposal
110 41 U.S.C. § 423(a)(1) Certain contractor bid or proposal information or source selection information
111 42 U.S.C. § 242m(d) Any information in which an establishment or person supplying the information or described in it is identifiable, when the information is obtained in the course of 42 U.S.C. § 242(b), (k), or (l), research, evaluation, and demonstrations in health statistics
112 42 U.S.C. § 262a(h)(1) Registration or transfer documentation of agents and toxins submitted according to the Secretary's regulations or information derived therefrom that identifies the agent or toxin possessed, used, or transferred by a registered person or the identity or location or a specific registered person, or the national database or any other compilation of such registration or transfer information to the extent that it discloses site-specific registration or transfer information, or any portion of a record that discloses site- or transfer-specific safeguard and security measures used by a registered person, or notification of release, theft, or loss of a listed agent or toxin, or any portion of an evaluation or report of inspection of a specific registered person that identifies the listed agent or toxin or discloses the identity or location of a specific registered person
113 42 U.S.C. § 290dd-2 Records of the identity, diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment of any patient maintained in connection with any program or activity relating to substance abuse education, prevention, training, treatment, rehabilitation, or research conducted, regulated, or assisted by any U.S. department or agency
114 42 U.S.C. § 300aa-12(d)(4)(a) Information submitted to a United States Court of Federal Claims special master to a nonparty of the claim
115 42 U.S.C. § 300aa-25(c) Information maintained regarding an individual's vaccinations which identifies the individual and is in control of the government
116 42 U.S.C. § 405(r)(6) Information submitted to the Commissioner of Social Security under 42 U.S.C. § 405, evidence and procedure for establishment of benefits
117 42 U.S.C. § 1306(a) Any return or portion of a return filed with the Commissioner of the IRS, which has been transmitted to the head of the applicable agency (either the SSA or HHS), or any file, record, report, or any information obtained at any time the applicable agency in the course of discharging the duties of the head of that agency
118 42 U.S.C. § 1396r-8(b)(3)(D) Information disclosed by drug manufacturers or wholesalers under agreement with the Secretary of Veteran's affairs
119 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-5(b) Charges of unlawful employment practices filed with the EEOC and anything said or done during informal investigation
120 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-8(e) Any information obtained by the EEOC prior to the institution of any proceeding under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e
121 42 U.S.C. § 2000g-2(b) Any information the Community Relations Service acquires in the regular performance of its duties upon the understanding that the information will be held confidential
122 42 U.S.C. § 2162 Certain atomic energy-related information
123 42 U.S.C. § 2167 Information which specifically identifies a licensee's or applicant's control and accounting procedures or security measures for physical protection of special nuclear material, source or byproduct material, and plant equipment vital to the safety or utilization of facilities involving nuclear materials
124 42 U.S.C. § 2168 Information pertaining to production or utilization facilities and nuclear material therein or in transit, and the design, manufacture, or utilization of atomic weapons or components
125 42 U.S.C. § 3537a Certain HUD funding decisions
126 42 U.S.C. § 3610(d) Certain information obtained in federal conciliation activities
127 42 U.S.C. § 3789g Research or statistical information furnished by any person and identifiable to any specific person furnished under this title dealing with collection of criminal history information
128 42 U.S.C. § 7412 Off-site consequence analysis information covered by regulations that, in the opinion of the President, minimize the likelihood of accidental releases of regulated or extremely hazardous substances into the ambient air, and any ranking stationary sources derived from the information
129 42 U.S.C. § 11137(b) Information regarding malpractice payments reported under 42 U.S.C. §§ 11131, et seq.
130 45 U.S.C. § 362(d) Information obtained by the Railroad Retirement Board in any proceeding relative to the determination of any right to benefits
131 45 U.S.C. § 362(n) Information and reports by any doctor with respect to a claims for sickness benefits by any employee under the Board
132 47 U.S.C. § 605 The existence, contents, substance, purport, effect, or meaning of any interstate or foreign communication by wire or radio
133 49 U.S.C. § 114(r)(1) Certain information pertaining to transportation security
134 49 U.S.C. § 1114(b) Trade secrets described in 18 U.S.C. § 1905, and voluntarily provided safety-related information if that information is not related to the National Transportation Safety Board's accident or incident investigation authority and disclosure would inhibit the voluntary provision of such information
135 49 U.S.C. § 1114(c) Any part of a cockpit voice or video recorder recording or transcript between flight crew and ground stations in relation to an accident or incident investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board
136 49 U.S.C. § 1114(d) Any part of a surface vehicle voice or video recorder recording or transcript relating to an accident investigated by the NTSB
137 49 U.S.C. § 1114(e) Laboratory records that reveal medical use of an allowable drug and medical information related to a drug test provided by an officer or employee subject to the test that are submitted to the NTSB
138 49 U.S.C. § 1114(f) Records or information relating to NTSB participation in foreign aircraft accident investigations
139 49 U.S.C. § 20109(h) The name of an employee of a railroad carrier who has provided information about an alleged violation of railroad safety or security
140 49 U.S.C. § 30305(c)(1) The name, date of birth, sex, and any other information reported to the Secretary of Transportation of any individual denied a driver's license for cause or whose license is revoked, suspended, or canceled for cause
141 49 U.S.C. § 31143(b) The identity of a person alleging a substantial violation of regulation under 49 U.S.C. §§ 31131, et seq., dealing with commercial motor vehicle safety
142 49 U.S.C. § 40110(e) Any technical, management, or cost proposal submitted in response to the requirements of a solicitation for a competitive response that is in control of the Administrator of the FAA
143 49 U.S.C. § 40115(a) Any record filed or obtained by the Secretary of Transportation, Secretary of State, or the USPS under 49 U.S.C. §§ 40101, et seq., dealing with Air Commerce and Safety, when disclosure is objected to and would prejudice the U.S. in preparing and presenting its position in international negotiations or have an adverse effect on the competitive position of an air carrier in foreign air transportation
144 49 U.S.C. § 40119(b) Information obtained of developed in ensuring security, if disclosure would be an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, reveal a trade secret or privileged or confidential commerce or financial information, or be detrimental to transportation safety
145 49 U.S.C. § 40123(a) Safety or security related information voluntarily provided to the FAA, if disclosure would inhibit such future voluntary provision and the receipt of that type of information aids in the safety and security responsibilities of the Administrator of the FAA, and is consistent with the Administrator's safety and security responsibilities
146 50 U.S.C. § 402 note Organization or function of National Security Agency and names, titles, salaries, or number of persons employed
147 50 U.S.C. § 403g The organization, functions, names, official titles, salaries, or numbers of personnel employed by the CIA
148 50 U.S.C. § 403-1(i)(1) Intelligence sources and methods within the protective control of the Director of National Intelligence
149 50 U.S.C. § 421(c) The identity of a U.S. covert agent
150 50 U.S.C. app. § 2411(c)(1) Certain export control information
151 Geneva Conventions, Articles 13 and 27 Information about military prisoners that if disclosed would subject them to “insults and public curiosity”
152 Pub. L. No. 108-447, 118 Stat. 2809, 2859-60 (see also Pub. L. No. 108-199, 118 Stat. 3, 53; Pub. L. No. 110-161, 121 Stat. 1844, 1903-04; Pub. L. No. 111-8, 123 Stat. 524, 575-76) Information pertaining to ATF Firearms Trace System database
153 Pub. L. No. 111-83, § 565 Photographs relating to treatment of military detainees or others taken during specified time period
154 Pub. L. No. 112-81, § 1095 (to be codified at 10 U.S.C. § 130e) Certain DOD “critical infrastructure security information”
155 Fed. R. Crim. Pro. 6(e) Matters occurring before a federal grand jury
156 Fed. R. Crim. Pro. 32 Certain information in a federal probation officer's presentence report

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