42 U.S. Code § 7132 - Principal officers

(a) Deputy Secretary
There shall be in the Department a Deputy Secretary, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and who shall be compensated at the rate provided for level II of the Executive Schedule under section 5313 of title 5. The Deputy Secretary shall act for and exercise the functions of the Secretary during the absence or disability of the Secretary or in the event the office of Secretary becomes vacant. The Secretary shall designate the order in which the Under Secretary and other officials shall act for and perform the functions of the Secretary during the absence or disability of both the Secretary and Deputy Secretary or in the event of vacancies in both of those offices.
(b) Under Secretary for Science
(1) There shall be in the Department an Under Secretary for Science, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
(2) The Under Secretary shall be compensated at the rate provided for level III of the Executive Schedule under section 5314 of title 5.
(3) The Under Secretary for Science shall be appointed from among persons who—
(A) have extensive background in scientific or engineering fields; and
(B) are well qualified to manage the civilian research and development programs of the Department.
(4) The Under Secretary for Science shall—
(A) serve as the Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary;
(B) monitor the research and development programs of the Department in order to advise the Secretary with respect to any undesirable duplication or gaps in the programs;
(C) advise the Secretary with respect to the well-being and management of the multipurpose laboratories under the jurisdiction of the Department;
(D) advise the Secretary with respect to education and training activities required for effective short- and long-term basic and applied research activities of the Department;
(E) advise the Secretary with respect to grants and other forms of financial assistance required for effective short- and long-term basic and applied research activities of the Department;
(F) advise the Secretary with respect to long-term planning, coordination, and development of a strategic framework for Department research and development activities; and
(G) carry out such additional duties assigned to the Under Secretary by the Secretary relating to basic and applied research, including supervision or support of research activities carried out by any of the Assistant Secretaries designated by section 7133 of this title, as the Secretary considers advantageous.
(c) Under Secretary for Nuclear Security
(1) There shall be in the Department an Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Under Secretary shall be compensated at the rate provided for at level III of the Executive Schedule under section 5314 of title 5.
(2) The Under Secretary for Nuclear Security shall be appointed from among persons who—
(A) have extensive background in national security, organizational management, and appropriate technical fields; and
(B) are well qualified to manage the nuclear weapons, nonproliferation, and materials disposition programs of the National Nuclear Security Administration in a manner that advances and protects the national security of the United States.
(3) The Under Secretary for Nuclear Security shall serve as the Administrator for Nuclear Security under section 2402 of title 50. In carrying out the functions of the Administrator, the Under Secretary shall be subject to the authority, direction, and control of the Secretary. Such authority, direction, and control may be delegated only to the Deputy Secretary of Energy, without redelegation.
(d) Under Secretary
(1) There shall be in the Department an Under Secretary, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and who shall perform such functions and duties as the Secretary shall prescribe, consistent with this section.
(2) The Under Secretary shall be compensated at the rate provided for level III of the Executive Schedule under section 5314 of title 5.
(e) General Counsel
(1) There shall be in the Department a General Counsel, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and who shall perform such functions and duties as the Secretary shall prescribe.
(2) The General Counsel shall be compensated at the rate provided for level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5.

Source

(Pub. L. 95–91, title II, § 202,Aug. 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 569; Pub. L. 106–65, div. C, title XXXII, § 3202,Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 954; Pub. L. 109–58, title X, § 1006(a), (c)(1),Aug. 8, 2005, 119 Stat. 930, 931.)
Amendments

2005—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 109–58, § 1006(a), added subsec. (b) and struck out former subsec. (b) which read as follows: “There shall be in the Department an Under Secretary and a General Counsel, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and who shall perform such functions and duties as the Secretary shall prescribe. The Under Secretary shall bear primary responsibility for energy conservation. The Under Secretary shall be compensated at the rate provided for level III of the Executive Schedule under section 5314 of title 5, and the General Counsel shall be compensated at the rate provided for level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5.”
Subsecs. (d), (e). Pub. L. 109–58, § 1006(c)(1), added subsecs. (d) and (e).
1999—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 106–65added subsec. (c).
Term of Office of Person First Appointed as Under Secretary for Nuclear Security of the Department of Energy

Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [div. C, title XXXI, § 3151], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–464, provided that:
“(a) Length of Term.—The term of office as Under Secretary for Nuclear Security of the Department of Energy of the person first appointed to that position shall be three years.
“(b) Exclusive Reasons for Removal.—The exclusive reasons for removal from office as Under Secretary for Nuclear Security of the person described in subsection (a) shall be inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office.
“(c) Position Described.—The position of Under Secretary for Nuclear Security of the Department of Energy referred to in this section is the position established by subsection (c) ofsection 202 of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7132), as added by section 3202 of the National Nuclear Security Administration Act (title XXXII of Public Law 106–65; 113 Stat. 954).”
Substantially identical provisions were contained in Pub. L. 106–377, § 1(a)(2) [title III, § 313], Oct. 27, 2000, 114 Stat. 1441, 1441A–81.

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18 CFR Part 12 - SAFETY OF WATER POWER PROJECTS AND PROJECT WORKS

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18 CFR Part 24 - DECLARATION OF INTENTION

18 CFR Part 32 - INTERCONNECTION OF FACILITIES

18 CFR Part 33 - APPLICATIONS UNDER FEDERAL POWER ACT SECTION 203

18 CFR Part 34 - APPLICATION FOR AUTHORIZATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF SECURITIES OR THE ASSUMPTION OF LIABILITIES

18 CFR Part 35 - FILING OF RATE SCHEDULES AND TARIFFS

18 CFR Part 37 - OPEN ACCESS SAME-TIME INFORMATION SYSTEMS

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18 CFR Part 46 - PUBLIC UTILITY FILING REQUIREMENTS AND FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR PERSONS HOLDING INTERLOCKING POSITIONS

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18 CFR Part 116

18 CFR Part 131 - FORMS

18 CFR Part 141 - STATEMENTS AND REPORTS (SCHEDULES)

18 CFR Part 152 - APPLICATION FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THE NATURAL GAS ACT PURSUANT TO SECTION 1(C) THEREOF AND ISSUANCE OF BLANKET CERTIFICATES AUTHORIZING CERTAIN SALES FOR RESALE

18 CFR Part 154 - RATE SCHEDULES AND TARIFFS

18 CFR Part 161

18 CFR Part 201 - UNIFORM SYSTEM OF ACCOUNTS PRESCRIBED FOR NATURAL GAS COMPANIES SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE NATURAL GAS ACT

18 CFR Part 225 - PRESERVATION OF RECORDS OF NATURAL GAS COMPANIES

18 CFR Part 250 - FORMS

18 CFR Part 260 - STATEMENTS AND REPORTS (SCHEDULES)

18 CFR Part 275

18 CFR Part 281 - NATURAL GAS CURTAILMENT UNDER THE NATURAL GAS POLICY ACT OF 1978

18 CFR Part 284 - CERTAIN SALES AND TRANSPORTATION OF NATURAL GAS UNDER THE NATURAL GAS POLICY ACT OF 1978 AND RELATED AUTHORITIES

18 CFR Part 290 - COLLECTION OF COST OF SERVICE INFORMATION UNDER SECTION 133 OF THE PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATORY POLICIES ACT OF 1978

18 CFR Part 292 - REGULATIONS UNDER SECTIONS 201 AND 210 OF THE PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATORY POLICIES ACT OF 1978 WITH REGARD TO SMALL POWER PRODUCTION AND COGENERATION

18 CFR Part 300 - CONFIRMATION AND APPROVAL OF THE RATES OF FEDERAL POWER MARKETING ADMINISTRATIONS

18 CFR Part 340 - RATE SCHEDULES AND TARIFFS

18 CFR Part 341 - OIL PIPELINE TARIFFS: OIL PIPELINE COMPANIES SUBJECT TO SECTION 6 OF THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE ACT

18 CFR Part 343 - PROCEDURAL RULES APPLICABLE TO OIL PIPELINE PROCEEDINGS

18 CFR Part 344 - FILING QUOTATIONS FOR U.S. GOVERNMENT SHIPMENTS AT REDUCED RATES

18 CFR Part 346 - OIL PIPELINE COST-OF-SERVICE FILING REQUIREMENTS

18 CFR Part 347 - OIL PIPELINE DEPRECIATION STUDIES

18 CFR Part 348 - OIL PIPELINE APPLICATIONS FOR MARKET POWER DETERMINATIONS

18 CFR Part 349 - DISPOSITION OF CONTESTED AUDIT FINDINGS AND PROPOSED REMEDIES

18 CFR Part 356 - PRESERVATION OF RECORDS FOR OIL PIPELINE COMPANIES

18 CFR Part 357 - ANNUAL SPECIAL OR PERIODIC REPORTS: CARRIERS SUBJECT TO PART I OF THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE ACT

18 CFR Part 358 - STANDARDS OF CONDUCT

18 CFR Part 375 - THE COMMISSION

18 CFR Part 376 - ORGANIZATION, MISSION, AND FUNCTIONS; OPERATIONS DURING EMERGENCY CONDITIONS

18 CFR Part 380 - REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT

18 CFR Part 381 - FEES

18 CFR Part 382 - ANNUAL CHARGES

18 CFR Part 388 - INFORMATION AND REQUESTS

18 CFR Part 390 - ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION

18 CFR Part 821

 

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