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                        TITLE 49--TRANSPORTATION
                     PART A--AIR COMMERCE AND SAFETY
                           subpart i--general
                     CHAPTER 401--GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 40119. Security and research and development activities

    (a) General Requirements.--The Administrator of the Federal Aviation 
Administration shall conduct research (including behavioral research) 
and development activities appropriate to develop, modify, test, and 
evaluate a system, procedure, facility, or device to protect passengers 
and property against acts of criminal violence and aircraft piracy.
    (b) Disclosure.--(1) Notwithstanding section 552 of title 5, the 
Administrator shall prescribe regulations prohibiting disclosure of 
information obtained or developed in carrying out security or research 
and development activities under section 44501(a) or (c), 44502(a)(1) or 
(3), (b), or (c), 44504, 44505, 44507, 44508, 44511, 44512, 44513, 
44901, 44903(a), (b), (c), or (e), 44905, 44912, 44935, 44936, or 
44938(a) or (b) of this title if the Administrator decides disclosing 
the information would--
        (A) be an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy;
        (B) reveal a trade secret or privileged or confidential 
    commercial or financial information; or
        (C) be detrimental to the safety of passengers in air 

    (2) Paragraph (1) of this subsection does not authorize information 
to be withheld from a committee of Congress authorized to have the 
    (c) Transfers of Duties and Powers Prohibited.--Except as otherwise 
provided by law, the Administrator may not transfer a duty or power 
under this section to another department, agency, or instrumentality of 
the United States Government.

(Pub. L. 103-272, Sec. 1(e), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1117.)