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8 531.6 Hearings.
(a) Hearings, whether upon the Commission's own motion or upon request of claimant, shall be held upon not less than fifteen days' notice of the time and place thereof.
(b) Such hearings shall be open to the public unless otherwise requested by claimant and ordered by the Commission.
(c) Such hearings shall be conducted by the Commission, its designee or designees. Oral testimony and documentary evidence, including depositions that may have been taken as provided by statute and the rules of practices, may be offered in evidence on the claimant's behalf or by counsel for the Commission designated by it to represent the public interest opposed to the allowance of any unjust or unfounded claim or portion thereof; and either may cross-examine as to evidence offered through witnesses on behalf of the other. Objections to the
admission of any such evidence shall be ruled upon by the presiding officer.
(d) The claimant shall be the moving party, and shall have the burden of proof on all issues involved in the determination of his or her claim.
(e) Hearings may be stenographically reported either at the request of the claimant or upon the discretion of the Commission. A claimant making such a request shall notify the Commission at least ten (10) days prior to the hearing date. When a stenographic record of a hearing is ordered at the claimant's request, the cost of such reporting and transcription may be charged to the claimant.
8 531.7 Presettlement conference.
The Commission on its own motion or initiative, or upon the application of a claimant for good cause shown, may direct that a presettlement conference be held with respect to any issue involved in a claim.
CHAPTER VI-NATIONAL SCIENCE
Page Classification and declassification of national security information ......
41 Uniform administrative requirements for grants
and cooperative agreements to state and local
43 Nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in
programs and activities receiving or benefiting
71 Enforcement of nondiscrimination on the basis of
handicap in programs or activities conducted by
87 Procedures and criteria for resolving questions in
volving moral character or loyalty of applicants
93 Nondiscrimination in federally-assisted programs
of the National Science Foundation-effectua
tion of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.... 95 Availability of records and information.....
106 Privacy Act regulations ........
116 Government in the Sunshine Act regulations of the National Science Board..
119 Nondiscrimination on the basis of age in programs
or activities receiving Federal financial assist-
122 Governmentwide debarment and suspension (non
procurement) and governmentwide require-
126 Fellowship Review Panel .............
142 Compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act
144 Patents ...............
148 Intergovernmental review of the National Science Foundation programs and activities ..........
158 Conservation of Antarctic animals and plants......... 161
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NSF conflict-of-interests rules and standards of
conduct: Introduction and general provisions .....
posals and awards..............
with proposals and projects during and after
PART 601-CLASSIFICATION AND concerned with classified information
DECLASSIFICATION OF NATIONAL or material.
(b) Encouraging Foundation person
nel to challenge those classification Sec.
decisions they believe to be improper. 601.1 Purpose.
(c) Issuing directives that ensure 601.2 Classification authority.
classified information is used, proc601.3 Security program.
essed, stored, reproduced and trans601.4 Classification Review Committee. mitted only under conditions that will 601.5 Derivative classification.
provide adequate protection and pre601.6 Downgrading and declassification.
vent access by unauthorized persons. 601.7 Mandatory declassification review. 601.8 Access to classified materials.
(d) Recommending to the Director 601.9 Access by historical researchers and
appropriate administrative action to former Presidential appointees.
correct abuse or violation of any provi
sion of these regulations, including noAUTHORITY: E.O. 12356, 43 FR 14874, Apr.
tification by warning letters, formal 2, 1982.
reprimand, and to the extent permitSOURCE: 47 FR 57284, Dec. 23, 1983, unless
ted by law, suspension without pay otherwise noted.
and removal. 8 601.1 Purpose.
8 601.4 Classification Review Committee. Pursuant to Executive Order 12356 and Information Security Oversight
The Security Officer (Information) Office Directive No. 1, the National
chairs the Foundation's Classification Science Foundation (Foundation] Review Committee which has authorissues the following regulations. The ity to act on all suggestions and comregulations identify the information to plaints with respect to the Foundabe protected, prescribe classification, tion's administration of the reguladeclassification, downgrading, and tions. The Assistant Directors and the safeguarding procedures to be fol Heads of other offices reporting to the lowed, and establish a monitoring Director serve as members of the Comsystem to ensure the regulations' ef mittee. All suggestions and complaints fectiveness.
including those regarding overclassifi
cation, failure to classify, or delay in 8 601.2 Classification authority.
declassifying not otherwise resolved, The Foundation does not have origi shall be referred to the Committee for nal classification authority under Ex resolution. The Committee shall estabecutive Order 12356. In any instance lish procedures to review and act where a Foundation employee devel within 30 days upon all appeals reops information that appears to war
garding requests for declassification. rant classification because of its na
The Committee is authorized to overtional security character, the material
rule previous determinations in whole will be afforded protection and sent to
or in part when in its judgment, conthe Division of Administrative Serv
tinued protection is no longer reices (DAS). Upon determination that
quired. If the Committee determines classification is warranted, DAS will submit such material to the agency
that continued classification is rethat has appropriate subject matter
quired under the criteria of the Execuinterest and classification authority.
tive Order, it shall promptly so notify
the requester and advise him that he 8 601.3 Security program.
may file an application for review with The Director, Division of Adminis
the Foundation. In addition, the Comtrative Services, is responsible for con
mittee shall review all appeals of reducting a security program that en
quests for records under section 552 of sures effective implementation of Ex
Title 5 U.S.C. (Freedom of Informaecutive Order 12356, to include:
tion Act) when the proposed denial is (a) Maintaining active training and
based on their continued classification orientation programs for employees
under Executive Order 12356.