United States Code
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Management structure for nuclear security enterprise
The Administrator shall establish a management structure for the nuclear security enterprise in accordance with the National Nuclear Security Administration Act (50 U.S.C. 2401 et seq.).
National Nuclear Security Administration Council
The Administrator shall establish a council to be known as the “National Nuclear Security Administration Council”. The Council may advise the Administrator on—
scientific and technical issues relating to policy matters;
the development of priorities relating to the mission and operations of the Administration and the nuclear security enterprise; and
such other matters as the Administrator determines appropriate.
The Council shall be composed of the directors of the national security laboratories and the nuclear weapons production facilities.
The Council may provide the Administrator or the Secretary of Energy recommendations—
for improving the governance, management, effectiveness, and efficiency of the Administration; and
relating to any other matter in accordance with paragraph (1).
Not later than 60 days after the date on which any recommendation under paragraph (3) is received, the Administrator or the Secretary, as the case may be, shall respond to the Council with respect to whether such recommendation will be implemented and the reasoning for implementing or not implementing such recommendation.
(Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLI, § 4102, formerly Pub. L. 104–201, div. C, title XXXI, § 3140,
Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2833; renumbered Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLI, § 4102, and amended Pub. L. 108–136, div. C, title XXXI, § 3141(d)(3), Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1757; Pub. L. 112–239, div. C, title XXXI, § 3113(a), Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2169; Pub. L. 113–291, div. C, title XXXI, § 3142(b), Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3900.)
cite as: 50 USC 2512