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Chapter 283 - 1st Session

S. 2399

AN ACT

To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, as amended.

42 USC 1802.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 2 (a) (4) (B) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, as amended, is amended 60 Stat. 757. to read as follows:

"(B) a Division of Military Application and such other program Division of divisions (not to exceed ten in number) as the Commission may deter- Military Apmine to be necessary to the discharge of its responsibilities. Each plication, eto a division shall be under the direction of a Director who shall be appointed by the Commission and shall be compensated at a rate determined by the Commission, but not in excess of $16,000 per annum. The Director of the Division of Military Application shall be a member of the Armed Forces. The Commission shall require each such division to exercise such of the Commission s powers as the Commission may determine."

Sec. 2. Section 10 (b) (5) (B) (iv) of the Atomic Energy Act of 42 USC 1810. 1946, as amended, is renumbered as section 10 (b) (5) (B) (vii).

Sec. 3. Section 10 (b) (5) (B) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, as Control of amended, is amended by adding the following subsection:

information, “(iv) In the event an investigation made pursuant to sections FBI investiga10 b) (5) (B) (i) and (ii) develops any data reflecting that the tions, eto. individual who is the subject of the investigation is of questionable 67 Stat. 240, loyalty, the Civil Service Commission shall refer the matter to the 67 Stat, 241. Federal Bureau of Investigation for the conduct of a full field investigation, the results of which shall be furnished to the Civil Service Commission for its information and appropriate action."

Sec. 4. Section 10 (b) (5) (B) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, as amended, is amended by adding the following subsection:

“(v) If the President deems it to be in the national interest, he may from time to time cause investigations of any group or class which are required by sections 10 (b) (5) (B) (i) and (ii) to be made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation rather than the Civil Service Commission.”

Sec. 5. Section 10 (b) (5) (B) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, as amended, is amended by adding the following subsection:

“(vi) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 10 (b) (5) (B) (i) and (ii) above, a majority of the members of the Commission shall certify those specific positions which are of a high degree of importance or sensitivity and upon such certification the investigation and reports required by such provisions shall be made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation rather than by the Civil Service Commission."

Sec. 6. Section 12 (a) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, as amended, 42 USC 1812, is amended by adding the following subsection:

“(9) authorize such of its members, officers and employees as it Carrying of deems necessary in the interest of the common defense and security firearms. to carry firearms while in the discharge of their official duties

. The Commission may also authorize such of those employees of its contractors engaged in guard duties at facilities owned by the United States as it deems necessary in the interest of the common defense and security to carry firearms while in the discharge of

their official duties. Sec. 7, Section 12 (a) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, as amended, is amended by adding the following subsection:

"(10) make, promulgate, issųe, rescind, and amend such rules Rules and and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of regulations. this Act."

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All 67 Stat. 241. 42 USC 1815. Seo. 8. Section 15 (e) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, as Congressional amended, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following Committees, sentence: “The committee is authorized to permit such of its members, eto.

employees and consultants as it deems necessary in the interest of Carrying of

common defense and security to carry firearms while in the discharge firearms.

of their official duties for the committee." 42 USC 1801. Sec. 9. The provisos contained in section 1 of the Act to provide for Repeal of

certain investigations by the Civil Service Commission in lieu of the provisos.

Federal Bureau of Investigation and for other purposes, approved April 5, 1952, are hereby repealed as of the date of this Act insofar as they apply to the Atomic Energy Act of 1946.

Approved July 31, 1953.

Public Law 137 - 83d Congress
Chapter 228 - Ist Session

H. R. 4905

AN ACT

contracts.

To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, as amended. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 12 of the Atomic Energy Atomic Energy Act of 1946, as amended, is amended by adding a new Commission. subsection (d) as follows:

60 Stat. 770. “(a) The Atomic Energy Commission is authorized in connection 42 USC 1812.

Electric-utility with the construction or operation of the Oak Ridge, Paducah, and Portsmouth installations of the Commission, without regard to section 3679 of the Revised Statutes, as amended, to enter into new contracts 31 USC 665. or modify or confirm existing contracts to provide for electric-utility

67 Stat. 181. services for periods not exceeding twenty-five years, and such contracts

67 Stat, 182. shall be subject to termination by the Commission upon payment of cancellation costs as provided in such contracts, and any appropriation presently or hereafter made available to the Commission shall be available for the payment of such cancellation costs. Any such cancellation payments shall be taken into consideration in determination of the rate to be charged in the event the Commission or any other agency of the Federal Government shall purchase electric-utility services from the contractor subsequent to the cancellation and during the life of the original contract."

Sec. 2. The first proviso under the appropriation to the Commission Repeal. for “Plant and equipment" in the Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1953, is hereby repealed.

66 Stat. 643. Approved July 17, 1953.

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AN ACT

All 67 Stat. 575. To amend section 9 (b) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 relating to the exemp

tion of activities of the Atomic Energy Commission from State and local taxation.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 9 (b) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 is amended by striking out the last 60 Stat. 765, sentence thereof.

42 USC 1809. Sec. 2. This amendment shall be effective only as to tax liabilities which accrue on or after October 1, 1953.

Approved August 13, 1953.

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Chapter 1073 - 2d Session

H. R. 9757

AN ACT

A11 68 Stat. 919. To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, as amended, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Atomic Atomio Energy Energy Act of 1946, as amended, is amended to read as follows: Aot of 1954.

"ATOMIC ENERGY ACT OF 1954

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"CHAPTER 1. DECLARATION, FINDINGS, AND PURPOSE "Sec. 1. Declaration. "Sec. 2. Findings. "Sec. 3. Purpose.

"CHAPTER 2. DEFINITIONS "Sec. 11. Definitions.

"CHAPTER 3. ORGANIZATION "Sec. 21. Atomic Energy Commission. "Sec: 22. Members. "Sec. 23. Office. “Sec. 24. General Manager. "Sec. 25. Divisions and Offices. "Sec. 26. General Advisory Committee. "Sec. 27. Military Liaison Committee. “Sec. 28. Appointment of Army, Navy, or Air Force Officers.

"CHAPTER 4. RESEARCH "Sec. 31. Research Assistance. "Sec. 32. Research by the Commission. "Sec. 33. Research for Others.

"CHAPTER 5. PRODUCTION OF SPECIAL NUCLEAR MATERIAL
Sec. 41. Ownership and Operation of Production Facilities.
Sec. 42. Irradiation of Materials.
*:Sec. 43. Acquisition of Production Facilities.
“Sec. 44. Disposition of Energy.

"CHAPTER 6. SPECIAL NUCLEAR MATERIAL
Sec. 51. Special Nuclear Material.
Sec. 52. Government Ownership of all Special Nuclear Material
Sec. 53. Domestic Distribution of Special Nuclear Material.
Sec. 54. Foreign Distribution of Special Nuclear Material.

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"Sec. 55. Acquisition.
"Sec. 56. Fair Price.
"Sec. 57. Probibition.

"CHAPTER 7. SOURCE MATERIA:

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