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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-456—SEPT. 29, 1988

102 STAT. 2080 42 USC 2286b.

ment or agency and, in the case of a contractor, with the consent of the contractor. "(0 ASSISTANCE FROM CERTAIN AGENCIES OF THE FEDERAL (JOVERN-

MENT.—With the consent of and under appropriate support arrangements with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Board may obtain the advice and recommendations of the staff of the Commission on matters relating to the Board's responsibilities and may obtain the advice and recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards on such matters. "(g)

ASSISTANCE FROM ORGANIZATIONS OUTSIDE THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT.—The Board may enter into an agreement with the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences or any other appropriate group or organization of experts outside the Federal Government chosen by the Board to assist the Board in carrying out its responsibilities under this chapter. "(h) RESIDENT INSPECTORS.—The Board may assign staff to be stationed at any Department of Energy defense nuclear facility to carry out the functions of the Board. "(i) SPECIAL STUDIES.—The Board may conduct special studies pertaining to adequate protection of public health and safety at any Department of E n e i ^ defense nuclear facility. 0) EVALUATION OF INFORMATION.—The Board may evaluate information received from the scientific and industrial communities, and from the interested public, with respect to— "(1) events or practices at any Depsirtment of Energy defense nuclear facility; or "(2) suggestions for specific measures to improve the content of standards described in section 312(1), the implementation of such standards, or research relating to such standards at Department of Energy defense nuclear facilities. 42 USC 2286c.

"SEC. 314. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY.

contracts.

"(a) COOPERATION.—The Secretary of Energy shall fully cooperate with the Board and provide the Board with ready access to such facilities, personnel, and information as the Board considers necessary to carry out its responsibilities under this chapter. Each contractor operating a Department of Energy defense nuclear facility under a contract awarded by the Secretary shall, to the extent provided in such contract or otherwise with the contractor's consent, fully cooperate with the Board and provide the Board with ready access to such facilities, personnel, ai\d information of the contractor as the Board considers necessary to carry out its responsibilities under this chapter. "(b) ACCESS TO INFORMATION.—The Secretary of Energy may deny access to information provided to the Board to any person who— "(1) has not been granted an appropriate security clearance or access authorization by the Secretary of Energy; or "(2) does not need such access in connection with the duties of such person.

42 USC 2286d.

"SEC. 315. BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS.

Federal Register, publication.

"(a) PuBuc AVAILABILITY AND COMMENT.—Subject to subsections (g) and (h) and after receipt by the Secretary of Energy of any recommendations from the Board under section 312, the Board promptly shall make such recommendations available to the public in the Department of Energy's regional public reading rooms and shall publish in the Federal Register such recommendations and a