Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Hanford
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Hanford. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Counterintelligence Evaluation Regulations
The Department of Energy (DOE or Department) today is publishing a final rule to establish new counterintelligence evaluation regulations to minimize the potential for disclosure of classified information, data, and materials. The rule published today, which replaces the current DOE polygraph regulations contained at 10 CFR part 709, requires counterintelligence evaluations for applicants of certain high-risk positions and every five years for incumbents of those positions.
Federal Energy Management Advisory Committee
This notice announces an open meeting of the Federal Energy Management Advisory Committee (FEMAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that these meetings be announced in the Federal Register to allow for public participation. This notice announces the fourteenth FEMAC public meeting, an advisory committee established under Executive Order 13123``Greening the Government through Efficient Energy Management.''
Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Nevada
This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Nevada Test Site. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.
Office of Science; Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee
This notice announces a meeting of the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee. Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register.
Office of International Regimes and Agreements; Proposed Subsequent Arrangement
This notice is being issued under the authority of Section 131 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2160). The Department is providing notice of a proposed ``subsequent arrangement'' under the Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy between the United States and the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) and the Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Civil Uses of Atomic Energy between the United States and Norway. This subsequent arrangement concerns the retransfer of eight irradiated fuel rod segments containing a total of 124.4 grams of U.S.- origin uranium, 5.74 grams of which is U-235, and 11.48 grams of U.S.- origin plutonium, from the Institutt for Energiteknikk, Kjeller, Norway, to the CEA/CEN Cadarache, LECA/STAR research center, Saint Paul-Les-Durance, France. The segments, irradiated at the Halden Boiling Water Reactor, are being retransferred for the purpose of post irradiation examination. CEA/CEN Cadarache, LECA/STAR research center is authorized to receive nuclear material pursuant to the U.S.-Euratom Agreement for Cooperation. In accordance with Section 131 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, we have determined that this subsequent arrangement will not be inimical to the common defense and security. This subsequent arrangement will take effect no sooner than fifteen days after the date of publication of this notice.
National Energy Technology Laboratory; Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive or Partially Exclusive Patent License
Notice is hereby given of intent to grant to Johnson Matthey Inc. of Malvern, PA, an exclusive or partially exclusive license to practice the invention described in the U.S. patent number 7,033,419, ``Method for High Temperature Mercury Capture from Gas Streams.'' The invention is owned by the United States of America, as represented by the Department of Energy (DOE). The proposed license will be exclusive or partially exclusive, subject to a license and other rights retained by the U.S. Government, and other terms and conditions to be negotiated.
Agency Information Collection
The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), intends to propose an information collection package with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) concerning the Work Authorization System, as prescribed in DOE O 412. 1A, in order to authorize and control work performed by designated Management and Operating (M&O) contractors and other contractors as determined by the senior procurement executive, consistent with the budget execution and program evaluation requirements of the DOE Planning, Programming, Budget, and Evaluation process. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the extended collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record.