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§ 412. —  Nondisclosure of lists of names and addresses.

[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 39USC412]

                        TITLE 39--POSTAL SERVICE
                             PART I--GENERAL
                      CHAPTER 4--GENERAL AUTHORITY
Sec. 412. Nondisclosure of lists of names and addresses

    (a) Except as specifically provided by subsection (b) or other law, 
no officer or employee of the Postal Service shall make available to the 
public by any means or for any purpose any mailing or other list of 
names or addresses (past or present) of postal patrons or other persons.
    (b) The Postal Service shall provide to the Secretary of Commerce 
for use by the Bureau of the Census such address information, address-
related information, and point of postal delivery information, including 
postal delivery codes, as may be determined by the Secretary to be 
appropriate for any census or survey being conducted by the Bureau of 
the Census. The provision of such information under this subsection 
shall be in accordance with such mutually agreeable terms and 
conditions, including reimbursability, as the Postal Service and the 
Secretary of Commerce shall deem appropriate.

(Pub. L. 91-375, Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 727; Pub. L. 103-430, Sec. 4, 
Oct. 31, 1994, 108 Stat. 4394.)


    1994--Pub. L. 103-430 substituted ``(a) Except as specifically 
provided by subsection (b) or other law,'' for ``Except as specifically 
provided by law,'' and added subsec. (b).

                             Effective Date

    Section effective July 1, 1971, pursuant to Resolution No. 71-9 of 
the Board of Governors. See section 15(a) of Pub. L. 91-375, set out as 
a note preceding section 101 of this title.