50 U.S. Code § 2704 - Department of Energy defense nuclear facilities workforce restructuring plan

(a) In general
Upon determination that a change in the workforce at a defense nuclear facility is necessary, the Secretary of Energy shall develop a plan for restructuring the workforce for the defense nuclear facility that takes into account—
(1) the reconfiguration of the defense nuclear facility; and
(2) the plan for the nuclear weapons stockpile that is the most recently prepared plan at the time of the development of the plan referred to in this subsection.
(b) Consultation
(1) In developing a plan referred to in subsection (a), the Secretary shall consult with the Secretary of Labor, appropriate representatives of local and national collective-bargaining units of individuals employed at Department of Energy defense nuclear facilities, appropriate representatives of departments and agencies of State and local governments, appropriate representatives of State and local institutions of higher education, and appropriate representatives of community groups in communities affected by the restructuring plan.
(2) The Secretary shall determine appropriate representatives of the units, governments, institutions, and groups referred to in paragraph (1).
(c) Objectives
In preparing the plan required under subsection (a), the Secretary shall be guided by the following objectives:
(1) Changes in the workforce at a Department of Energy defense nuclear facility—
(A) should be accomplished so as to minimize social and economic impacts;
(B) should be made only after the provision of notice of such changes not later than 120 days before the commencement of such changes to such employees and the communities in which such facilities are located; and
(C) should be accomplished, when possible, through the use of retraining, early retirement, attrition, and other options that minimize layoffs.
(2) Employees whose employment in positions at such facilities is terminated shall, to the extent practicable, receive preference in any hiring of the Department of Energy (consistent with applicable employment seniority plans or practices of the Department of Energy and with section 3152 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (Public Law 101–189; 103 Stat. 1682)).
(3) Employees shall, to the extent practicable, be retrained for work in environmental restoration and waste management activities at such facilities or other facilities of the Department of Energy.
(4) The Department of Energy should provide relocation assistance to employees who are transferred to other Department of Energy facilities as a result of the plan.
(5) The Department of Energy should assist terminated employees in obtaining appropriate retraining, education, and reemployment assistance (including employment placement assistance).
(6) The Department of Energy should provide local impact assistance to communities that are affected by the restructuring plan and coordinate the provision of such assistance with—
(A) programs carried out by the Secretary of Labor under title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.);
(B) programs carried out pursuant to the Defense Economic Adjustment, Diversification, Conversion, and Stabilization Act of 1990 (division D of Public Law 101–510; 10 U.S.C. 2391 note); and
(C) programs carried out by the Department of Commerce pursuant to title II of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3141 et seq.).
(d) Implementation
The Secretary shall, subject to the availability of appropriations for such purpose, work on an ongoing basis with representatives of the Department of Labor, workforce bargaining units, and States and local communities in carrying out a plan required under subsection (a).
(e) Submittal to Congress
(1) The Secretary shall submit to Congress a plan referred to in subsection (a) with respect to a defense nuclear facility within 90 days after the date on which a notice of changes described in subsection (c)(1)(B) is provided to employees of the facility, or 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, [1] whichever is later.
(2) In addition to the plans submitted under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall submit to Congress every six months a report setting forth a description of, and the amount or value of, all local impact assistance provided during the preceding six months under subsection (c)(6).
(f) Department of Energy defense nuclear facility defined
In this section, the term “Department of Energy defense nuclear facility” means—
(1) a production facility or utilization facility (as those terms are defined in section 2014 of title 42) that is under the control or jurisdiction of the Secretary and that is operated for national security purposes (including the tritium loading facility at Savannah River, South Carolina, and the 236 H facility at Savannah River, South Carolina), but the term does not include any facility that does not conduct atomic energy defense activities and does not include any facility or activity covered by Executive Order Number 12344, dated February 1, 1982, pertaining to the naval nuclear propulsion program;
(2) a nuclear waste storage or disposal facility that is under the control or jurisdiction of the Secretary;
(3) a testing and assembly facility that is under the control or jurisdiction of the Secretary and that is operated for national security purposes (including the Nevada National Security Site, Nevada  [2] and the Pantex facility, Texas);
(4) an atomic weapons research facility that is under the control or jurisdiction of the Secretary (including Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, and Sandia National Laboratories); or
(5) any facility described in paragraphs (1) through (4) that—
(A) is no longer in operation;
(B) was under the control or jurisdiction of the Department of Defense, the Atomic Energy Commission, or the Energy Research and Development Administration; and
(C) was operated for national security purposes.


[1]  See References in Text note below.

[2]  So in original. Probably should be followed by a comma.

Source

(Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLVI, § 4604, formerly Pub. L. 102–484, div. C, title XXXI, § 3161,Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2644; Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title X, § 1070(c)(2),Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 2857; Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, § 101(f) [title VIII, § 405(d)(7)(A), (f)(6)(A)], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–337, 2681–419, 2681–430; Pub. L. 107–107, div. A, title X, § 1048(h)(1),Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1229; renumbered Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLVI, § 4604, and amended Pub. L. 108–136, div. C, title XXXI, § 3141(i)(5),Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1777; Pub. L. 112–239, div. C, title XXXI, §§ 3131(q)(1), (bb)(1)(A), (C), 3134(b)(1),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2183, 2185, 2193; Pub. L. 113–66, div. C, title XXXI, § 3146(g)(4),Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 1079.)
References in Text

Section 3152 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991, referred to in subsec. (c)(2), is section 3152 ofPub. L. 101–189, div. C, title XXXI, Nov. 29, 1989, 103 Stat. 1682, which is not classified to the Code.
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998, referred to in subsec. (c)(6)(A), is Pub. L. 105–220, Aug. 7, 1998, 112 Stat. 936, as amended. Title I of the Act is classified principally to chapter 30 (§ 2801 et seq.) of Title 29, Labor. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 9201 of Title 20, Education, and Tables.
The Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, referred to in subsec. (c)(6)(C), is Pub. L. 89–136, Aug. 26, 1965, 79 Stat. 552, as amended. Title II of the Act is classified generally to subchapter II (§ 3141 et seq.) of chapter 38 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 3121 of Title 42 and Tables.
The date of the enactment of this Act, referred to in subsec. (e)(1), meant Oct. 23, 1992, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 102–484, in this section as originally enacted. As renumbered by Pub. L. 108–136, this section is now part of Pub. L. 107–314, which was approved Dec. 2, 2002.
Executive Order Number 12344, referred to in subsec. (f)(1), is set out as a note under section 2511 of this title.
Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 7274h of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 108–136.
Amendments

2013—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 112–239, § 3134(b)(1)(A), struck out “and any updates of the plan under subsection (e)” after “plan referred to in subsection (a)”.
Subsec. (c)(6)(A). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(g)(4)(A), inserted “(29 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.)” after “1998”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 112–239, § 3134(b)(1)(B), (D), redesignatedsubsec. (f) as (e) and struck out former subsec. (e), which required the Secretary to issue plan updates.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 112–239, § 3134(b)(1)(D), redesignatedsubsec. (g) as (f). Former subsec. (f) redesignated (e).
Subsec. (f)(1). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(g)(4)(B), substituted “and the 236 H facility at Savannah River, South Carolina” for “the 236 H facility at Savannah River, South Carolina; and the Mound Laboratory, Ohio”.
Subsec. (f)(2). Pub. L. 112–239, § 3134(b)(1)(C), redesignated par. (3) as (2) and struck out former par. (2) which read as follows: “The Secretary shall submit to Congress any updates of the plan under subsection (e) immediately upon completion of any such update.
Subsec. (f)(3). Pub. L. 112–239, § 3134(b)(1)(C)(ii), redesignated par. (3) as (2).
Pub. L. 112–239, § 3131(q)(1), added par. (3).
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 112–239, § 3134(b)(1)(D), redesignatedsubsec. (g) as (f).
Subsec. (g)(3). Pub. L. 112–239, § 3131(bb)(1)(A), (C), substituted “Nevada National Security Site” for “Nevada Test Site” and struck out “; the Pinnellas Plant, Florida;” before “and the Pantex facility”.
2003—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–136, § 3141(i)(5)(D)(i), struck out “(hereinafter in this subtitle referred to as the ‘Secretary’)” after “Secretary of Energy”.
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 108–136, § 3141(i)(5)(D)(ii), added subsec. (g).
2001—Subsec. (c)(6)(C). Pub. L. 107–107substituted “title II of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3141 et seq.)” for “title IX of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3241 et seq.)”.
1998—Subsec. (c)(6)(A). Pub. L. 105–277, § 101(f) [title VIII, § 405(f)(6)(A)], added subpar. (A) and struck out former subpar. (A) which read as follows: “programs carried out by the Secretary of Labor under the Job Training Partnership Act or title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998;”.
Pub. L. 105–277, § 101(f) [title VIII, § 405(d)(7)(A)], added subpar. (A) and struck out former subpar. (A) which read as follows: “programs carried out by the Department of Labor pursuant to the Job Training Partnership Act (29 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.);”
1994—Pub. L. 103–337, § 1070(c)(2)(B), substituted “workforce” for “work force” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–337, § 1070(c)(2)(A), substituted “workforce for” for “work force for” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 103–337, § 1070(c)(2)(A), substituted “workforce” for “work force” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (c)(6)(B). Pub. L. 103–337, § 1070(c)(2)(C), substituted “division D” for “Part D”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 103–337, § 1070(c)(2)(A), substituted “workforce” for “work force”.
Effective Date of 1998 Amendment

Amendment by section 101 (f) [title VIII, § 405(d)(7)(A)] of Pub. L. 105–277effective Oct. 21, 1998, and amendment by section 101 (f) [title VIII, § 405(f)(6)(A)] of Pub. L. 105–277effective July 1, 2000, see section 101 (f) [title VIII, § 405(g)(1), (2)(B)] of Pub. L. 105–277, set out as a note under section 3502 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Effective Date of 1994 Amendment

Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title X, § 1070(c),Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 2857, provided that the amendment made by that section is effective as of Oct. 23, 1992, and as if included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993, Pub. L. 102–484, as enacted.

 

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