PUBLIC LAW 100-456—SEPT. 29, 1988
102 STAT. 2079
"SEC. 313. POWERS OF BOARD.
"(a) HEARINGS.—(1) The Board or a member authorized by the Board may, for the purpose of carrying out this chapter, hold such hearings and sit and act at such times and places, and require, by subpoena or otherwise, the attendance and testimony of such witnesses and the production of such evidence as the Board or an authorized member may find advisable. "(2)(A) Subpoenas may be issued only under the signature of the Chairman or any member of the Board designated by him and shall be served by any person designated by the Chairman, any member, or any person as otherwise provided by law. The attendance of witnesses and the production of evidence may be required from any place in the United States at any designated place of hearing in the United States. "(B) Any member of the Board may administer oaths or affirmations to witnesses appearing before the Board. "(C) If a person issued a subpoena under paragraph (1) refuses to obey such subpoena or is guilty of contumacy, any court of the United States within the judicial district within which the hearing is conducted or within the judicial district within which such person is found or resides or transacts business may (upon application by the Board) order such person to appear before the Board to produce evidence or to give testimony relating to the matter under investigation. Any failure to obey such order of the court may be punished by such court as a contempt of the court. "(D) The subpoenas of the Board shall be served in the manner provided for subpoenas issued by a United States district court under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for the United States district courts. "(E) All process of any court to which application may be made under this section may be served in the judicial district in which the person required to be served resides or may be found. "(b) STAFF.—The Board may, for the purpose of performing its responsibilities under this chapter— "(1) hire such staff as it considers necessary to perform the functions of the Board, but not more than the equivalent of 100 full-time employees; and "(2) procure the temporary and intermittent services of experts and consultants to the extent authorized by section 3109(b) of title 5, United States Code, at rates the Board determines to be reasonable. "(c) REGULATIONS.—The Board may prescribe regulations to carry out the responsibilities of the Board under this chapter. "(d) REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.—The Board may establish reporting requirements for the Secretary of Energy which shall be binding upon the Secretary. The information which the Board may require the Secretary of Energy to report under this subsection may include any information designated as classified information, or any information designated as safeguards information and protected from disclosure under section 147 or 148 of this Act. "(e) U S E OF GOVERNMENT FACILITIES, ETC.—The Board may, for the purpose of carrying out its responsibilities under this chapter, use any facility, contractor, or employee of any other department or agency of the Federal Government with the consent of and under appropriate support arrangements with the head of such depart-
42 USC 2286b.