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b9

Also known as Wells Financial Institutions 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(9), b9.

This guide is for informational purposes only, is general in nature, and is not legal opinion nor legal advice regarding any specific issue or factual circumstance.

5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(9) concerns “Geological and geophysical information and data, including maps concerning wells.”

Key Citations

DOJ b(9) guidance