[USC02] 50 USC CHAPTER 42, SUBCHAPTER VI, Part B: Education and Training
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50 USC CHAPTER 42, SUBCHAPTER VI, Part B: Education and Training
From Title 50—WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSECHAPTER 42—ATOMIC ENERGY DEFENSE PROVISIONSSUBCHAPTER VI—PERSONNEL MATTERS

Part B—Education and Training

§2721. Executive management training in Department of Energy

(a) Establishment of training program

The Secretary of Energy shall establish and implement a management training program for personnel of the Department of Energy involved in the management of atomic energy defense activities.

(b) Training provisions

The training program shall at a minimum include instruction in the following areas:

(1) Department of Energy policy and procedures for management and operation of atomic energy defense facilities.

(2) Methods of evaluating technical performance.

(3) Federal and State environmental laws and requirements for compliance with such environmental laws, including timely compliance with reporting requirements in such laws.

(4) The establishment of program milestones and methods to evaluate success in meeting such milestones.

(5) Methods for conducting long-range technical and budget planning.

(6) Procedures for reviewing and applying innovative technology to defense environmental cleanup.

(Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLVI, §4621, formerly Pub. L. 101–189, div. C, title XXXI, §3142, Nov. 29, 1989, 103 Stat. 1680; renumbered Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLVI, §4621, and amended Pub. L. 108–136, div. C, title XXXI, §3141(i)(8), Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1778; Pub. L. 113–66, div. C, title XXXI, §3146(g)(6), Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 1080.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 7236 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 108–136.

Amendments

2013—Subsec. (b)(6). Pub. L. 113–66 substituted "defense environmental cleanup" for "environmental restoration and defense waste management".

2003Pub. L. 108–136, §3141(i)(8)(D), made technical amendment to section catchline.

§2722. Stockpile stewardship recruitment and training program

(a) Conduct of program

(1) As part of the stockpile stewardship program established pursuant to section 2521 of this title, the Secretary of Energy shall conduct a stockpile stewardship recruitment and training program at the national security laboratories.

(2) The recruitment and training program shall be conducted in coordination with the Chairman of the Joint Nuclear Weapons Council established by section 179 of title 10 and the directors of the laboratories referred to in paragraph (1).

(b) Support of dual-use programs

As part of the recruitment and training program, the directors of the national security laboratories may employ undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to carry out research sponsored by such laboratories for military or nonmilitary dual-use programs related to nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship.

(c) Establishment of retiree corps

As part of the training and recruitment program, the Secretary, in coordination with the directors of the national security laboratories, shall establish for the laboratories a retiree corps of retired scientists who have expertise in research and development of nuclear weapons. The directors may employ the retired scientists on a part-time basis to provide appropriate assistance on nuclear weapons issues, to contribute relevant information to be archived, and to help to provide training to other scientists.

(Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLVI, §4622, formerly Pub. L. 103–337, div. C, title XXXI, §3131, Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 3085; renumbered Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLVI, §4622, and amended Pub. L. 108–136, div. C, title XXXI, §3141(i)(9), Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1778; Pub. L. 112–239, div. C, title XXXI, §3131(r), Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2184; Pub. L. 113–66, div. C, title XXXI, §3146(g)(7), Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 1080.)

Amendments

2013—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 113–66, §3146(g)(7)(A), substituted "national security laboratories" for "Sandia National Laboratories, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory".

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 113–66, §3146(g)(7)(B), substituted "national security laboratories" for "laboratories referred to in subsection (a)(1)".

Pub. L. 112–239, §3131(r)(1), struck out par. (1) designation and struck out par. (2) which read as follows: "Of the amounts authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Energy in section 3101(a)(1) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 (Public Law 103–337) for weapons activities for core research and development and allocated by the Secretary for education initiatives, $5,000,000 shall be available for employing students and fellows to carry out research referred to in paragraph (1). The amount available under this paragraph shall be allocated equally among the laboratories referred to in subsection (a)(1)."

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 113–66, §3146(g)(7)(B), substituted "national security laboratories" for "laboratories referred to in subsection (a)(1)".

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 112–239, §3131(r)(2), struck out subsec. (d), which required the Secretary to submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives a report on the demographic trends of personnel.

2003—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 108–136, §3141(i)(9)(D)(i), substituted "section 2521 of this title" for "section 3138 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 (Public Law 103–160; 107 Stat. 1946; 42 U.S.C. 2121 note)".

Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 108–136, §3141(i)(9)(D)(ii), inserted "of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 (Public Law 103–337)" after "section 3101(a)(1)".

§2723. Fellowship program for development of skills critical to the nuclear security enterprise

(a) In general

The Secretary of Energy shall conduct a fellowship program for the development of skills critical to the ongoing mission of the nuclear security enterprise. Under the fellowship program, the Secretary shall provide educational assistance and research assistance to eligible individuals to facilitate the development by such individuals of skills critical to maintaining the ongoing mission of the nuclear security enterprise.

(b) Eligible individuals

Individuals eligible for participation in the fellowship program are United States citizens who are either of the following:

(1) Students pursuing graduate degrees in fields of science or engineering that are related to nuclear weapons engineering or to the science and technology base of the Department of Energy.

(2) Individuals engaged in postdoctoral studies in such fields.

(c) Covered facilities

The Secretary shall carry out the fellowship program at or in connection with the national security laboratories and nuclear weapons production facilities.

(d) Administration

The Secretary shall carry out the fellowship program at a facility referred to in subsection (c) through the stockpile manager of the facility.

(e) Allocation of funds

The Secretary shall, in consultation with the Assistant Secretary of Energy for Defense Programs, allocate funds available for the fellowship program under subsection (f) among the facilities referred to in subsection (c). The Secretary shall make the allocation after evaluating an assessment by the weapons program director of each such facility of the personnel and critical skills necessary at the facility for carrying out the ongoing mission of the facility.

(f) Agreement

(1) The Secretary may allow an individual to participate in the program only if the individual signs an agreement described in paragraph (2).

(2) An agreement referred to in paragraph (1) shall be in writing, shall be signed by the participant, and shall include the participant's agreement to serve, after completion of the course of study for which the assistance was provided, as a full-time employee in a position in the nuclear security enterprise for a period of time to be established by the Secretary of Energy of not less than one year, if such a position is offered to the participant.

(Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLVI, §4623, formerly Pub. L. 104–106, div. C, title XXXI, §3140, Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 621; Pub. L. 106–65, div. C, title XXXI, §3162(a)–(d), Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 943; renumbered Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLVI, §4623, by Pub. L. 108–136, div. C, title XXXI, §3141(i)(10), Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1779; Pub. L. 112–239, div. C, title XXXI, §3131(s)(1), Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2184; Pub. L. 113–66, div. C, title XXXI, §3146(g)(8), Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 1080.)

Codification

Section was formerly set out as a note under section 2121 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 108–136.

Amendments

2013Pub. L. 112–239, §3131(s)(1)(A), substituted "nuclear security enterprise" for "Department of Energy nuclear weapons complex" in section catchline.

Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–239, §3131(s)(1)(B), substituted "nuclear security enterprise" for "Department of Energy nuclear weapons complex" in two places.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 113–66 inserted "either of" after "who are" in introductory provisions.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 112–239, §3131(s)(1)(C), substituted "national security laboratories and nuclear weapons production facilities." for "following facilities:

"(1) The Kansas City Plant, Kansas City, Missouri.

"(2) The Pantex Plant, Amarillo, Texas.

"(3) The Y–12 Plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

"(4) The Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina.

"(5) The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California.

"(6) The Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico.

"(7) The Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Livermore, California."

Subsec. (f)(2). Pub. L. 112–239, §3131(s)(1)(D), substituted "the nuclear security enterprise for" for "the Department of Energy for".

1999—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 106–65, §3162(a), substituted "Secretary shall" for "Secretary shall—", struck out par. (1) designation before "provide educational assistance", and struck out pars. (2) and (3) which read as follows:

"(2) employ eligible individuals at the facilities described in subsection (c) in order to facilitate the development of such skills by these individuals; or

"(3) provide eligible individuals with the assistance and the employment."

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 106–65, §3162(b), inserted "are United States citizens who" after "program" in introductory provisions.

Subsec. (c)(5) to (7). Pub. L. 106–65, §3162(c), added pars. (5) to (7).

Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 106–65, §3162(d), amended heading and text of subsec. (f) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: "Of the funds authorized to be appropriated to the Department of Energy for fiscal year 1996 under section 3101(b), $10,000,000 may be used for the purpose of carrying out the fellowship program under this section."