Final Rule: Procedures for Handling PCII

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The Department of Homeland Security filed “Procedures for Handling Protected Critical Infrastructure Information" with the Federal Register for publication. This final rule, which became effective upon publication in the Federal Register September 1, 2006, amends Homeland Security regulations establishing uniform procedures to implement the Critical Infrastructure Information Act of 2002.

These procedures govern the receipt, validation, handling, storage, marking, and use of critical infrastructure information voluntarily submitted to the Department of Homeland Security. This rule applies to all federal agencies, all U.S. government contractors, and state, local, and other governmental entities that handle, use, store, or have access to critical infrastructure information that enjoys protection under the Critical Infrastructure Information Act of 2002.