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32 CFR PART 1806:
PROCEDURES GOVERNING ACCEPTANCE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS

 

32 CFR PART 1806—PROCEDURES GOVERNING ACCEPTANCE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS

  • 1806.1:  Scope and Purpose.
  • 1806.2:  Definitions.
  • 1806.3:  Procedures governing acceptance of service of process.
  • 1806.4:  Notification to NACIC Counsel.
  • 1806.5:  Authority of NACIC Counsel.

Authority:
5 U.S.C. 104; Presidential Decision Directive/NSC 24 “U.S. Counterintelligence Effectiveness”, dated May 3, 1994; 50 U.S.C. 403g; E.O. 12333.

Source:
64 FR 49895, Sept. 14, 1999, unless otherwise noted.

 

32 CFR 1806.1:  Scope and purpose.

(a) This part sets forth the authority of NACIC personnel to accept service of process on behalf of the NACIC or any NACIC employee.
(b) This part is intended to ensure the orderly execution of the NACIC's affairs and not to impede any legal proceeding.
(c) NACIC regulations concerning employee responses to demands for production of official information before federal, state or local government entities are set out in part 1805 of this chapter.

32 CFR 1806.2:  Definitions.

 

 NACIC

 means the National Counterintelligence Center and include all staff elements of NACIC.

 Process

 means a summons complaint, subpoena, or other official paper (except garnishment orders) issued in conjunction with a proceeding or hearing being conducted by a federal, state, or local government entity of competent jurisdiction.

 Employee

 means any NACIC officer, any staff, contract, or other employee of NACIC, any person including independent contractors associated with or acting for or on behalf of NACIC, and any person formerly having such a relationship with NACIC.

 NACIC Counsel

 refers to the NACIC employee designated by NACIC to manage legal issues and regulatory compliance.

32 CFR 1806.3:  Procedures governing acceptance of service of process.

(a) Service of Process Upon the NACIC or a NACIC Employee in an Official Capacity

(1)  Personal Service.
 Unless otherwise expressly authorized by NACIC Counsel, or designee, personal service of process may be accepted only by NACIC Counsel, Director, NACIC, or Deputy Director, NACIC, located at Central Intelligence Agency Headquarters, Langley, Virginia.
(2) Mail Service.
 Where service of process by registered or certified mail is authorized by law, unless expressly directed otherwise by the NACIC Counsel or designee, personal service of process may be accepted only by NACIC Counsel, Director, NACIC, or Deputy Director, NACIC. Process by mail should be addressed as follows: NACIC Counsel, National Counterintelligence Center, Washington, DC 20505.

(b) Service of Process Upon a NACIC Employee Solely in An Individual Capacity

(1)  General.
 NACIC will not provide the name or address of any current or former NACIC employee to individuals or entities seeking to serve process upon such employee solely in his or her individual capacity, even when the matter is related to NACIC activities.
(2) Personal Service.
 Subject to the sole discretion of appropriate officials of the CIA, where NACIC is physically located, process servers generally will not be allowed to enter CIA Headquarters for the purpose of serving process upon any NACIC employee solely in his or her individual capacity. Subject to the sole discretion of the Director, NACIC, process servers will generally not be permitted to enter NACIC office space for the purpose of serving process upon a NACIC employee solely in his or her individual capacity. The NACIC Counsel, the Director, NACIC, and the Deputy Director, NACIC are not permitted to accept service of process on behalf of a NACIC employee in his or her individual capacity.
(3) Mail Service.
 Unless otherwise expressly authorized by the NACIC Counsel, or designee, NACIC personnel are not authorized to accept or forward mailed service of process directed to any NACIC employee in his or her individual capacity. Any such process will be returned to the sender via appropriate postal channels.

(c) Service of Process Upon a NACIC Employee in a Combined Official and Individual Capacity

—Unless expressly directed otherwise by the NACIC Counsel, or designee, any process to be served upon a NACIC employee in his or her combined official and individual capacity, in person or by mail, can be accepted only by NACIC Counsel, Director, NACIC, or Deputy Director, NACIC, National Counterintelligence Center, Langley, Virginia.

(d) Service of Process Upon a NACIC Counsel.

 The documents for which service is accepted in official capacity only shall be stamped “Service Accepted in Official Capacity Only.” Acceptance of Service of Process shall not constitute an admission or waiver with respect to jurisdiction, propriety of service, improper venue, or any other defense in law or equity available under the laws or rules applicable to the service of process.

32 CFR 1806.4:  Notification to NACIC Counsel.

A NACIC employee who receives or has reason to expect to receive service of process in an individual, official, or combined individual and official capacity, in a matter that may involve or the furnishing of documents and that could reasonably be expected to involve NACIC interests, shall promptly notify the NACIC Counsel. Such notification should be given prior to providing the requestor, personal counsel or any other representative, any NACIC information and prior to the acceptance of service of process.

32 CFR 1806.5:  Authority of NACIC Counsel.

Any questions concerning interpretation of this part shall be referred to the NACIC Counsel for resolution