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from home to the station or dock, et cetera. Receipts are not necessary but should be submitted if possible. Charges by porters for handling the bags or baggage will not be allowed.

(8) Steamer rug and steamer chair. Receipts are necessary. Charges for steamer cushions will not be allowed.

(9) Tips and gratuitous fees. Will not be reimbursed.

CROSS REFERENCE: For forms and procedures with respect to Government requests for transportation of passengers, see 4 CFR Part 51.

(c) Per diem. Per diem in lieu of subsistence while in travel status proceeding from, and to, his home at the following rates: $6 over land and by air in and outside of the United States, and $4 aboard vessels outside of the United States. No per diem will be allowed concurrently with monthly allowances, but per diem may be substituted therefor at the rate of $6 per day for any period of authorized travel.

(1) Rail fare -First-class fare. If travel is performed on an extra-fare train, expenses in excess of the firstclass fare must be borne by the traveler. No receipts are necessary. (Government transportation requests are to be used, if practicable, within the United States.)

(2) Pullman fare.' Lower berth or parlor car seat. No receipts are necessary if Government transportation requests are used. If purchased with cash the Pullman stub must be attached to the reimbursement voucher.

(3) Steamer fare.' Not exceeding the lowest minimum first-class fare of the ship on which travel is performed. American vessels must be used if avail. able (section 901 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, 49 Stat. 2015. This requirement has been suspended with respect to appropriations for the fiscal year 1944 by section 302 of Pub. L. 216-78th Congress, approved December 23, 1943). No receipts are necessary.

(4) Airplane fare.' Transportation by air will be allowed regardless of the cost when authorized by the head of the respective bureau. When air travel has not been specifically authorized, the traveler may proceed by air with the understanding that he may claim reimbursement therefor only in an amount not exceeding what it would have cost had the travel been performed by public conveyance over land or water. No receipts are necessary.

(5) Taxicab. At the beginning and termination of the journey and at all points where a change of conveyance is necessary while in a direct travel status. No receipts are necessary.

(6) Excess baggage charges. For personal effects (not household furniture) which are not carried free by the transportation company. Receipts are necessary and they should indicate that the traveler has availed himself of the free allowance, if such an allowance is granted.

(7) Drayage or transfer of baggage. For the hauling of personal effects

8 9.5 Duration of fellowships.

Fellowships will be awarded for periods not exceeding one year each from date of arrival in Washington, and may be extended for not exceeding the same periods in the manner prescribed under $ 9.3 and subject to the availability of appropriations. Fellowships may be cancelled for cause by the Secretary of Agriculture on the recommendation of the appropriate bureau head, and with the approval of the Secretary of State, or the duly authorized representative of the Secretary of State.

$ 9.6 Official notification.

Each applicant recommended for a fellowship by the head of a bureau and approved by the Secretary of Ag. riculture and the Secretary of State, or the duly authorized representative of the Secretary of State, shall be notified of his award through diplomatic channels. The notification shall name the option in which the award is granted, state the duration and type of fellowship, and the allowances authorized; and shall describe in general terms the program of studies: Provided, however, That the head of the bureau concerned may in his discre

'In all cases, round trip tickets must be purchased if possible. In the event that the return portion of the ticket cannot be used, it should be returned to the respective bureau for collection of the refund.

tion subsequently amend the course of studies and duration of the fellowship within the broad outlines of the prescribed option in order to develop a program better suited to the needs and capabilities of the individual fellow.

8 9.7 Definitions.

As used in the regulations in this part, the term “bureau” includes the Agricultural Research Service, the Extension Service, and the Soil Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. The term “heads of the respective bureaus" includes the Administrator of the Agricultural Research Service, the Director of the Extension Service, and the Administrator of the Soil Conservation Service.



ration, Government controlled corpo. ration, or other establishment in the executive branch of the Government (including the Executive Office of the President), or any independent regulatory Agency.

(d) “USDA Agency Head" means the Administrator or the Chief Executive Officer of a USDA Agency in the Department.

(e) "Original Classification" means the initial determination by a United States Government employee who has or had original classification authority pursuant to the Order or predecessor Orders, that information owned by, produced for or by, or under the control of the United States Government requires protection against unauthor. ized disclosure and is so designated.

(f) “Classification guide" means a document issued by an authorized original classifier that prescribes the level of classification and appropriate declassification instructions for speci. fied information to be classified on a derivative basis.

(g) “Derivative classification" means that information used in a new document is in substance the same information currently classified in a source document. The extracted information used in the new doucment must be classified at the same level as in the source document.

(h) "Multiple sources" means the term used to indicate that a document is derivatively classified when it contains classified information derived from more than one source.

(i) “Intelligence activity” means an activity that an Agency within the Intelligence Community is authorized to conduct pursuant to Executive Order 12333.

(j) “Unauthorized disclosure" means a communication or physical transfer of classified information to an unauthorized recipient.

Sec. 10.1 Definitions. 10.2 Implementation, oversight, and safe

guard responsibilities concerning classi

fied information. 10.3 Classification levels. 10.4 Authority to classify. 10.5 Derivative classification. 10.6 Declassification. 10.7 Systematic review for declassification. 10.8 Mandatory review for USDA original

ly classified documents. 10.9 Mandatory review for derivatively

classified documents. 10.10 Appeals.

AUTHORITY: E. O. 12356 (47 FR 14874, Apr. 2, 1982) as implemented by Information Security Oversight Office Directive No. 1 (47 FR 27836, June 25, 1982).

SOURCE: 48 FR 11405, Mar. 18, 1983, unless otherwise noted.


§ 10.1 Definitions.

(a) “Order" means Executive Order 12356.

(b) "USDA Agency” means a major line or program unit of the Department headed by an Administrator or equivalent who reports to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Under Secretary, or Assistant Secretary.

(c) “Agency" includes any executive department, military department, intelligence Agency, Government corpo

§ 10.2 Implementation, oversight, and

safeguard responsibilities concerning

classified information. (a) Department responsibility. (1) The Order requires that each Agency originating or handling classified information shall designate a senior offi. cial to direct and administer its infor

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of any provision of the Order, Information Security Oversight Office Di. rectives, or this regulation.

(B) Members of the Department Review Committee shall consist of:

(1) Assistant Secretary for Administration (chairperson)

(2) Director of Personnel
(3) Department Security Officer

(4) Appropriate USDA Agency Head having jurisdiction over the subject matter of the document

(5) Head of the unit subordinate to the USDA Agency Head, who has a working knowledge of the subject matter or information under consideration.

mation security program. Within the Department, the Assistant Secretary for Administration has the responsibility for the information security program. As such, the Assistant Secretary for Administration has delegated primary responsibility for providing guidance, oversight, and developing procedures governing the Department information security program to the Department Security Officer.

(i) Assistant Secretary for Administration. He/She has the following responsibilities:

(A) Establish and monitor policies and procedures within the Department to prevent unauthorized classification, as well as under derivative classification, to protect against unauthorized disclosure of properly classified information, and to ensure timely declassification of Department documents which no longer require protection, in accordance with the provisions of the Order.

(B) Oversee that a security education program for employees handling classified information is implemented and maintained.

(C) Provide to the Secretary of Agriculture any necessary guidelines concerning derivative classification, originated information that may warrant classification, and declassification.

(D) Chair the Department Review Committee which shall have authority to act on all suggestions and complaints with respect to the Department's administration of the Order.

(ii) Department Review Committee. (A) The Department Review Committee is responsible for the following functions:

(1) Provide assistance and advice to the Assistant Secretary for Administration in carrying out his/her responsibilities concerning implementation and administration of the Order, Information Security Oversight Office Directives.

(2) Review all appeals of requests for records under the provisions of Mandatory Review for Declassification (section 3.4 of the Order) when the proposed denial is based on their continued classification under the Order.

(3) Recommend to the Secretary of Agriculture appropriate administrative sanctions to correct abuse or violation

§ 10.3 Classification levels.

(a) Only three (3) levels of classification are authorized: “Top Secret,” “Secret,” and “Confidential.”

(1) Top Secret. Information may be classified “Top Secret” if its unauthorized disclosure could reasonably be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security.

(2) Secret. Information may be classified “Secret" if its unauthorized disclosure could reasonably be expected to cause serious damage to the national security.

(3) Confidential. Information may be classified “Confidential" if its unauthorized disclosure could reasonably be expected to cause damage to the national security.

§ 10.4 Authority to classify.

(a) USDA officials do not have original classification authority for information or material that is created within the Department.

(b) When a USDA employee originates information and has a reasonable doubt about the need to classify the information, the information shall be safeguarded as if it were “Confidential” pending a determination about its classification by an original classification authority. When there is reasonable doubt about the appropriate classification level, the information shall be safeguarded at the higher level pending determination of its classification level. In either case, the information shall be released to the Department Security Officer who shall transmit the document to the Agency which has appropriate subject matter interest and original classification authority. The Order provides that the Agency having original classification authority shall decide within thirty (30) days whether to classify the information. When it is unclear which Agency should receive the information, it shall be sent to the Director of the Information Security Oversight Office. The Director shall determine the Agency having primary subject matter interest and forward the information, with appropriate recommendations, to that Agency for a classification determination.

8 10.5 Derivative classification.

(a) Responsibility. (1) Derivative application of classification markings is the responsibility of those USDA employees who incorporate, paraphrase, restate, or generate in new form, information which is already classified or those who apply markings in accordance with guidance from an authorized classifier. If an employee who applies derivative classification markings believes that the paraphrasing, restating or summarizing of classified information has removed the basis for classification, the employee must consult an appropriate official of the originating Agency who has the authority to upgrade, downgrade or declassify the information for a determination. A sample marking of a derivatively classified document appears in the appendix section of these regulations.

(2) Employees who apply derivative classification markings shall:

(i) Respect original classification decisions;

(ii) Carry forward to any newly created documents the assigned dates or events for declassification or review and any additional authorized markings.

(b) Marking derivatively classified documents. (1) Paper copies of derivatively classified documents shall be marked at the time of preparation as follows:

(i) Overall marking. The highest level of classification of information in a document shall be marked in such a way as to distinguish it clearly from the informational text. These mark

ings shall appear at the top and bottom of the outside of the front cover (if any), on the title page (if any), on the first page, and on the outside of the back cover (if any).

(ii) Page marking. Each interior page of a derivatively classified document shall be marked at the top and bottom according to the highest classification of the content of the page, including the designation "unclassified" when applicable, or with the highest overall classification of the document.

(iii) Portion marking. Each portion of a document, including subjects and titles, shall be marked by placing a parenthetical designation immediately preceding or following the text to which it applies. The symbols “(TS)" for Top Secret “(S)” for Secret, “(C)” for Confidential and “(U)" for Unclassified shall be used for this purpose. If the application of parenthetical designations is not practicable, the document shall contain a statement sufficient to identify the information that is classified and the level of such classification, as well as the information that is not classified. If all portions of a document are classified at the same level, this fact may be indicated by a statement to that effect.

(iv) Classification authority. The authority for classification shall be shown on the bottom of the first page of the derivatively classified document as follows: Derivatively Classified by (name of USDA

employee) USDA Agency Derived from (Insert identity of original

classification) Declassify on (Date listed on source docu

ment) If a document is classified on the basis of more than one source document or classification guide, the authority for classification shall be shown on the “derived from” line as “classified from multiple sources.” In these cases, the derivative classifier shall maintain the identification of each source with the file or record copy of the derivatively classified document. A document derivatively classified on the bases of a source document that is marked “clas. sified by multiple sources" shall cite


ings. The same classification shall be applied to the derivatively classified document.

(6) Change in classification marking. When the original classifier of source document notifies the appropri. ate USDA employee, as the holder of a copy of the source document, that a change in the duration of the classified information and/or a change in the level of classification is being made, the USDA employee shall line through the old markings to conform to the change. The authority for the action and date shall be conspicuously marked on the bottom of the first page of the document to indicate the change.

(d) Prohibitive markings or classification. Markings such as “For Official Use Only” or “Limited Official Use" shall not be used to identify national security information. No other term or phrase shall be used in conjunction with these designations, such “Secret Sensitive" or "Agency Confidential” to identify national security information.


the source document on its “derived from" line.

(v) Declassification and downgrading instructions. Dates or events for automatic downgrading or declassification, or the notation "originating Agency review required” to indicate that the document is not to be downgraded or declassified automatically, shall be carried forward from the source document, or as directed by a classification guide, and shown on the “declassify on” or an additional line “downgrade to”.

(c) Special markings. (1) Transmittal documents. A transmittal document shall indicate on its face the highest classification of any information transmitted by it. It shall also include the following instruction:

For an unclassified transmittal document, the marking “unclassified when classified enclosure is removed" shall be used on the bottom of the last page.

(2) Information marked "Restricted Data” or “Formerly Restricted Data" in accordance with regulations issued under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, shall be handled, protected, classified, downgraded, and declassified in conformity with the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended.

(3) Derivatively classified documents that contain information from source document relating to intelligence sources or methods shall include the marking “warning notice-intelligence sources or methods involved” on the bottom of the first and last pages unless otherwise prescribed by the Director of Central Intelligence.

(4) Foreign government information. Documents that contain foreign government information shall include the marking “foreign government information" on the bottom of the first and last pages of the documents. If the fact that information is foreign government information must be concealed, the marking shall not be used and the derivatively classified document shall be marked as if it were wholly of U.S. origin.

(5) Information classified under predecessor Orders on source docu. ments shall be considered as classified at that level of classification despite the omission of other required mark


8 10.6 Declassification.

(a) Information shall remain classified for as long as is required by national security considerations. When it can be determined, a specific date or event for declassification shall be set by the original classification authority at the time the information is originally classified.

(b) Information classified under predecessor Orders that is not subject to automatic declassification or that is marked for review before declassification shall remain classified until reviewed for declassification.

(c) Automatic declassification determinations under predecessor Orders shall remain valid unless the classification is extended by an authorized official of the originating Agency. Authority to extend the classification of information subject to automatic declassification under predecessor Orders is limited to those officials who have original classification authority at the level of the information to remain classified or by the Director of the Information Security Oversight Office.

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