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tion in connection with a particular matter in a scientific or technological field
if the Secretary or the Commission, as the case may be, makes a certification in writing, published in the Federal Register, that the national interest would be served by such action or appearance by such former supervisory employee.
(b)(1) Each former supervisory employee of the Department shall Report. file with the Secretary, in such form and manner as the Secretary shall prescribe, not later than May 15 of the first and second calendar years following the first full year in which such person ceased to be an officer or employee of the Department, a report describing any employment with any energy concern during the period to which such report relates, including any employment as a consultant, agent, attorney, or otherwise, except that the requirements of this subsection shall not apply to any former supervisory employee who, at the time such employment with the Department ceases, has any contract, promise, or other agreement with respect to future employment with any energy concern, if (A) the former supervisory employee describes such agreement in any report filed within thirty days after the individual ceases to be an employee of the Department, and (B) the former supervisory employee amends the report by May 15 of either of the next two years during which he has accepted employment with another
energy concern. (2) Each report filed pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsec- Contents. tion shall contain the name and address of the person filing the report, the name and address of the energy concern with which he holds or will hold employment during any portion of the period covered by the report, a brief description of his responsibilities for the energy concern, the dates of his employment, and such other pertinent information as the Secretary may require.
Sec. 606. (a) For a period of one year after terminating any 42 USC 7216. employment with any energy concern, no supervisory employee shall knowingly participate in any Department proceeding in which his former employer is substantially, directly, or materially involved, other than in a rulemaking proceeding which has a substantial effect on numerous energy concerns.
(b) For a period of one year after commencing service in the Department, no supervisory employee shall knowingly participate in any Department proceeding for which, within the previous five years, he had direct responsibility, or in which he participated substantially or personally, while in the employment of any energy concern.
(c) Whenever the Secretary makes a written finding as to a particu. Waiver. lar supervisory employee that the application of a particular restriction or requirement imposed by subsection (a) or (b) in a particular circumstance would work an exceptional hardship upon such supervisory employee or would be contrary to the national interest, the Secretary may waive in writing such restriction or requirement as to such supervisory employee. Any waiver made by the Secretary of a restriction imposed under subsection (b) shall also be filed with any record of the Department proceeding as to which the waiver for purposes of participation is granted. No such waiver shall in any instance constitute a waiver of the requirements of section 207 of title 18, United States Code.
PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO REPORTS SEC. 607. (a)(1) Except as provided in this section, the Secretary shall make each report filed with him under section 603, 601, or 605 available to the public within thirty clays after the receipt of such report, and shall provide a copy of any such report to any person upon written request.
(2) The Secretary may require any person receiving a copy of any report to pay a reasonable fee in any amount which the Secretary tinis necessary to recover the cost of reproduction or mailing of such ieport, excluding any salary of any employee involved in such reproduction or mailing. The Secretary may furnisii a copy of any such report withont charge, or at a reduced charge, if he determines that waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest because furnishing the information primarily benefits the public.
(3) Any report received by the Secretary shall be held in his custody and made available to the public for a period of six years after receipt by the Secretary of such report. After such six-year period, the Secretary shall destroy any such report.
(b) The Civil Service Commission shall, under such regulations as are prescribed by the Commission, conduct, on a random basis, a sufficient number of audits of the reports filed pursuant to sections 603, 604, and 605, as deemed necessary and appropriate in order to monitor the accuracy and completeness of such reports.
(c) The Secretary shall maintain a file containing all findings and waivers made by him pursuant to section 602(c), 603 (c), 605 (a), or 606(c) and all such findings and waivers shall be available for public inspection and copying at all times during regular working hours in accordance with the procedures of this section.
Findings and waivers file, availability to public.
42 USC 7218.
SANCTIONS SEC. 608. (a) Any individual who is subject to, and knowingly violates, section 603 shall be fined not more than $2,500 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
(b) Any individual who violates section 602, 603, 604, 605, or 606 shall be subject to a civil penalty, assessed by the Secretary in accordance with applicable law or by any district court of the United States, not to exceed $10,000 for each violation.
(c) Notwithstanding any penalty imposed under subsection (a), any violation of section 605 (a) shall be taken into consideration in deciding the outcome of any Department proceeding in connection with which the prohibited appearance, attendance, communication, or submission was made.
(1) Nothing in this title shall be deemed to limit the operation of section 207 or section 208 of title 18, United States Code. Nor shall any waiver issued pursuant to section 602(c) constitute a waiver of the requirements of such provision.
Part B-PERSONNEL PROVISIONS
OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
42 USC 7231.
Sec. 621. (a) In the performance of his functions the Secretary is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of such officers and employees, including attorneys, as may be necessary to carry out such functions. Except as otherwise provided in this section, such officers
5 USC 5332 note.
and employees shall be appointed in accordance with the civil service laws and their compensation fixed in accordance with title 5, United States Code.
(b)(1) Subject to the limitations provided in paragraph (2) and to the extent the Secretary deems such action necessary to the discharge of his functions, he may appoint not more than three hundred eleven of the scientific, engineering, professional, and administrative personnel of the department without regard to the civil service laws, and may fix the compensation of such personnel not in excess of the maximum rate payable for GS-18 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5, United States Code.
(2) The Secretary's authority under this subsection to appoint an individual to such a position without regard to the civil service laws shall cease
(A) when a person appointed, within four years after the effective date of this Act, to fill such position under paragraph (1) leaves such position, or
(B) on the day which is four years after such effective date, whichever is later.
(c)(1) Subject to the provisions of chapter 51 of title 5, United States Code, but notwithstanding the last two sentences of section 5 USC 5101. 5108(a) of such title, the Secretary may place at GS-16, GS-17; and GS-18, not to exceed one hundred seventy-eight positions of the positions subject to the limitation of the first sentence of section 5108 (a) of such title.
(2) Appointments under this subsection may be made without regard to the provisions of sections 3324 of title 5, United States Code, relating to the approval by the Civil Service Commission of appointments under GS-16, GS-17, and GS-18 if the individual placed in such position is an individual who is transferred in connection with a transfer of functions under this Act and who, immediately before the effective date of this Act, held a position and duties comparable to those of such position.
(3) The Secretary's authority under this subsection with respect to any position shall cease when the person first appointed to fill such position leaves such position.
(d) In addition to the number of positions which may be placed at GS-16, GS-17, and GS-18 under section 5108 of title 5, United States Code, under existing law, or under this Act and to the extent the Secretary deems such action necessary to the discharge of his functions, he may appoint not more than two hundred of the scientific. engineering, professional, and administrative personnel without regard to the civil service laws and may fix the compensation of such personnel not in excess of the maximum rate payable for GS-18 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5, United States Code.
(e) For the purposes of determining the maximum aggregate number of positions which may be placed at GS-16, GS-17, or GS-18 under section 5108(a) of title 5, United States Code, 63 percent of the positions established under subsections (b) and (c) shall be deemed GS-16 positions, 25 percent of such positions shall be deemed GS-17 positions, and 12 percent of such positions shall be deemed GS-18.
42 USC 7232.
Sec. 622. In addition to those positions created by title II of this Act, there shall be within the Department fourteen additional officers Ante, p. 569. in positions authorized by section 5316 of title 5. United States Code, who shall be appointed by the Secretary and who shall perform such functions as the Secretary'shall prescribe from time to time.
42 USC 7233.
EXPERTS AND CONSULTANTS Sec. 623. The Secretary may obtain services as authorized by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, at rates not to exceed the daily rate
prescribed for grade GS-18 of the General Schedule under section 5 USC 5332 note. 5332 of title 5, United States Code, for persons in Government service
Establishment. 42 USC 7234. 5 USC app. I.
Sec. 624. (a) The Secretary is authorized to establish in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act such advisory committees as he may deem appropriate to assist in the performance of his functions. Members of such advisory committees, other than full-time employees of the Federal Government, while attending meetings of such committees or while otherwise serving at the request of the Sec. retary while serving away from their homes or regular places of business, may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by section 5703 of title 5, United States Code, for individuals in the Government serving without pay.
(b) Section 17 of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 shall be applicable to advisory committees chartered by the Secretary, or transferred to the Secretary or the Department under this Act, except that where an advisory committee advises the Secretary on matters pertaining to research and development, the Secretary may determine that such meeting shall be closed because it involves research and development matters and comes within the exemption of section 552b(c) (4) of title 5, United States Code.
ARMED SERVICES PERSONNEL SEC. 625. (a) The Secretary is authorized to provide for participation of Armed Forces personnel in carrying out functions authorized to be performed, on the date of enactment of this Act, in the Energy Research and Development Administration and under chapter 641 of title 10, United States Code. Members of the Armed Forces may be detailed for service in the Department by the Secretary concerned (as such term is defined in section 101 of such title) pursuant to cooperative agreements with the Secretary.
(b) The detail of any personnel to the Department under this section shall in no way affect status, office, rank, or grade which officers or enlisted men may occupy or hold or any emolument, perquisite, right, privilege, or benefit incident to, or arising out of, such status, office, rank, or grade. A member so detailed shall not be subject to direction or control by his armed force, or any officer thereof, directly or indirectly, with respect to the responsibilities exercised in the position to which detailed.
42 USC 7235.
10 USC 7421 et seg.
Part C-GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
42 USC 7251.
Sec. 641. To the extent necessary or appropriate to perform any function transferred by this Act, the Secretary or any officer or employee of the Department may exercise, in carrying out the function so transferred, any authority or part thereof available by law,
including appropriation Acts, to the official or agency from which such function was transferred.
SEC. 642. Except as otherwise expressly prohibited by law, and except 42 USC 7252. as otherwise provided in this Act, the Secretary may delegate any of his functions to such officers and employees of the Department as he may designate, and may authorize such successive redelegations of such functions within the Department as he may deem to be necessary or appropriate.
Sec. 643. The Secretary is authorized to establish, alter, consolidate 42 USC 7253. or discontinue such organizational units or components within the Department as he may deem to be necessary or appropriate. Such authority shall not extend to the abolition of organizational units or components established by this Act, or to the transfer of functions vested by this Act in any organizational unit or component.
Sec. 644. The Secretary is authorized to prescribe such procedural 42 USC 7254. and administrative rules and regulations as he may deem necessary or appropriate to administer and manage the functions now or hereafter vested in him.
SEC. 615. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act, 42 USC 7255. the Secretary, or his duly authorized agent or agents, shall have the same powers and authorities as the Federal Trade Commission under section 9 of the Federal Trade Commission Act with respect to all 15 USC 49. functions vested in, or transferred or delegated to, the Secretary or such agents by this Act. For purposes of carrying out its responsibilities under the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978, the Commission shall have the same powers and authority as the Secretary has under this section.
Sec. 646. (a) The Secretary is authorized to enter into and perform 42 USC 7256. such contracts, leases, cooperative agreements, or other similar transactions with public agencies and private organizations and persons, and to make such payments (in lump sum or installments, and by way of advance or reimbursement) as he may deem to be necessary or appropriate to carry out functions now or hereafter vested in the Secretary.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, no authority io enter into contracts or to make payments under this title shall be effective except to such extent or in such amounts as are provided in advance in appropriation Acts.
ACQUISITION AND MAINTENANCE OF PROPERTY Sec. 647. The Secretary is authorized to acquire (by purchase, lease, 42 USC 7257. condemnation, or otherwise), construct, improve, repair, operate, and maintain laboratories, research and testing sites and facilities, quarters and related accommodations for employees and dependents of employees of the Department, personal property (including patents), or any interest therein, as the Secretary deems necessary; and to provide by contract or otherwise for eating facilities and other necessary facilities for the health and welfare of employees of the Department at its installations and purchase and maintain equipment therefor.