Title 22—Foreign


(This book contains part 300 to End)

Part CHAPTER III-Peace Corps

301 CHAPTER IV-International Joint Commission, United States and Canada

401 CHAPTER V—United States Information Agency

500 CHAPTER VI–United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

601 CHAPTER VII—Overseas Private Investment Corporation, International Development Cooperation Agency

705 CHAPTER IX-Foreign Service Grievance Board Regulations 901 CHAPTER X-Inter-American Foundation

1001 CHAPTER XI–International Boundary and Water Commis

sion, United States and Mexico, United States Section 1100 CHAPTER XII–United States International Development Cooperation Agency

1201 CHAPTER XIII–Board for International Broadcasting

1300 CHAPTER XIV-Foreign Service Labor Relations Board; Fed

eral Labor Relations Authority; General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority; and the Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel

1411 CHAPTER XV–African Development Foundation

1500 CHAPTER XVI–Japan-United States Friendship Commission 1600 CHAPTER XVII—United States Institute of Peace


CROSS REFERENCES: U.S. Customs Service, Department of the Treasury: See Cus

toms Duties, 19 CFR chapter I. International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce: See Commerce

and Foreign Trade, 15 CFR chapter III. Foreign-Trade Zones Board: See Commerce and Foreign Trade, 15 CFR chapter

Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice: See Aliens and

Nationality, 8 CFR chapter I.
Taxation pursuant to treaties: See Internal Revenue, 26 CFR 1.894-1.


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Public access to classified material
Organization ......
Inspection and copying of records: Rules for com-

pliance with Freedom of Information Act
Claims against Government under Federal Tort

Claims Act ......
Eligibility and standards for Peace Corps volunteer

Volunteer discrimination complaint procedure
Peace Corps standards of conduct
Implementation of the Privacy Act of 1974 ..
Claims collection ..........
Governmentwide debarment and suspension

(nonprocurement) and governmentwide require

ments for drug-free workplace (grants) New restrictions on lobbying


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Sec. 301.1 Introduction. 301.2 Requests for mandatory declassifica

tion review. 301.3 Action on requests for declassification

review. AUTHORITY: E.O. 12356, 43 FR 14874 dated April 2, 1982.

SOURCE: 49 FR 13692, Apr. 6, 1984, unless otherwise noted.

8 301.1 Introduction.

The following regulations implement Executive Order 12356 and provide guidance for members of the public desiring a review for declassification of a document of the Peace Corps. 8301.2 Requests for mandatory declas

sification review. (a) All information originally classified by the Peace Corps shall be subject to review for declassification.

(b) Requests for review of such information for declassification shall be in writing, addressed to the Peace Corps Director of Security, Peace Corps, Washington, DC 20526, and reasonably describe the information sought with sufficient specificity to enable its location with a reasonable amount of effort. Only requests made by a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien, a Federal agency or a State or local government will be considered.

(c) Requests relating to information, either derivatively classified by the Peace Corps or originally classified by another agency but in the possession of the Peace Corps, shall be forwarded, together with a copy of the record, to the originating agency. The transmittal may contain in Peace Corps recommendation for action.

of the Associate Director for International Operations, the Associate Director for Management and the General Counsel, or their designees, together with his or her recommendation for action.

(b) Every effort will be made to complete action on each request within 60 days of receipt thereof.

(c) Information shall be declassified or downgraded as soon as national security considerations permit. If the Classification Review Committee determines that the material for which review is requested no longer requires this protection, it shall be declassified and made available to the requester unless withholding is otherwise authorized by law.

(d) If the Peace Corps Classification Review Committee determines that requested information must remain classified, the requester shall be given prompt notice of the decision and, if possible, a brief explanation of why the information cannot be declassified.

(e) The Peace Corps may refuse to confirm or deny the existence or nonexistence of requested information whenever the fact of its existence or non-existence is itself classified under E.O. 12356.

() A requester may appeal a refusal to declassify information to the Director of the Peace Corps, or the Director's designee. Appeals shall be in writing, addressed to the Director of the Peace Corps, Washington, DC 20526, and shall briefly state the reasons why the requester believes that the Peace Corps Classification Review Committee decision is in error. Appeals must be submitted within 30 days after receipt of notice of the Classification Review Committee decision. The decision of the Peace Corps Director, or designee, will be based on the entire record, and will be rendered in writing within 60 days after receipt of an appeal. The decision of the Director or Director's designee is the final Peace Corps action on a request.

8 301.3 Action on requests for declas

sification review. (a) The Director of Security shall present each request for declassification to the Peace Corps Classification Review Committee, which shall consist


Sec. 302.1 Introduction. 302.2 Central and field organization, estab

lished places at which, the officers from whom, and the methods whereby the pub lic may secure information, make submittals, or request, or obtain decisions; and statements of the general course and methods by which its functions are chan

neled and determined. 302.3 Rules of procedure, description of

forms available, the places at which forms may be obtained, and instructions as to the scope and content of all papers,

reports, or examinations. 302.4 Substantive rules of general applica

bility adopted as authorized by law, and statements of general policy or interpretation of general applicability formu

lated and adopted by the agency. AUTHORITY: Sec. 4, Pub. L. 87-239, Stat. 612 (22 U.S.C. 2503, as amended); 5 U.S.C. 552; E.O. 12137, 44 FR 29023, 3 CFR, 1979 Comp., p. 389.

SOURCE: 52 FR 47715, Dec. 16, 1987, unless otherwise noted.

8 302.1 Introduction.

The regulations of this part are issued pursuant to section 3 of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 552, effective July 4, 1967. 8 302.2 Central and field organization,

established places at which, the officers from whom, and the methods whereby the public may secure information, make submittals, or request, or obtain decisions; and statements of the general course and methods by which its functions

are channeled and determined. (a) The following are statements of the central and field organization of the Peace Corps:

(1) Central Organization—(i) Director. As head of the Peace Corps, the Director is responsible for all the activities of the agency. He or she is assisted by a Deputy Director, a Chief of Staff, and the following staff units:

(A) The Office of the General Counsel which provides legal advice and assistance relating to Peace Corps programs and activities;

(B) The Office of Congressional Relations which serves as primary informational contact between Congress and the Peace Corps, advising the Director and other senior managers on governmental and legislative affairs;

(C) The Office of Public Affairs which promotes awareness of the Peace Corps, monitors agency news coverage and prepares disseminates national news releases and other information about the Peace Corps. The Office also coordinates agency activities and maintains files relating to graphic, photographic and audiovisual services and works closely with the Advertising Council on placement on public service announcements;

(D) The office of Private Sector Relations/Development Education which coordinates private sector support and participation in Peace Corps activities;

(E) The Executive Secretariat which manages correspondence and other documents on behalf of the Director.

(ii) Office of the Associate Director for International Operations consists of the Regional Offices for Africa; InterAmerica; and North Africa, Near East, Asia and Pacific; and the Office of Training and Program Support. The immediate office of the Associate Director includes the Overseas Staff Training and the United Nations Volunteer Program staff.

(A) The Regional offices are responsible for the negotiation, establishment and operation of Peace Corps projects overseas and for the training of Peace Corps Volunteers for such projects. They also provide, on behalf of the Director, policy guidance and immediate supervision to Peace Corps staff and operations overseas.

(B) The Office of Training and Program Support provides technical assistance and policy direction in the development of effective program and training strategies/designs, and coordinates a wide variety of program and training services.

(iii) The Office of the Associate Director for Management consists of the following offices:

(A) The Office of Medical Services which provides medical screening for applicants and health care services to Volunteers and in-country staff.

(B) The Office of Special Services which provides personal and administrative support to Peace Corps trainees and Volunteers, and their families.

(C) The Office of Personnel Policy and Operations which provides Agency personnel services.

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