Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/424

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112 STAT. 2254 PUBLIC LAW 105-261—OCT. 17, 1998 (2) individuals with the necessary skills to manage large construction and environmental remediation projects. (c) LEGISLATIVE CHANGES. —The plan shall include an identification of the provisions of Federal law that would need to be changed to allow the Secretary of Energy to restructure the Department of Energy defense environmental management workforce to hire individuals described in subsection (b), while staying within any numerical limitations required by law (including section 3161 of Public Law 103-337 (42 U.S.C. 7231 note)) on employment of such individuals. SEC. 3154. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY NUCLEAR MATERIALS COURIERS. (a) MAXIMUM AGE FOR ENTRY INTO NUCLEAR MATERIALS COURIER FORCE. —Section 3307 of title 5, United States Code, is amended— (1) in subsection (a), by striking "and (d)" and inserting "(d), (e), and (f)"; and (2) by adding at the end the following: "(f) The Secretary of Energy may determine and fix the maximum age limit for an original appointment to a position as a nuclear materials courier, as defined by section 8331(27) or 8401(33). ". (b) DEFINITION FOR PURPOSES OF CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM.—Section 8331 of title 5, United States Code, is amended— (1) by striking "and" at the end of paragraph (25); (2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (26) and inserting "; and"; and (3) by adding at the end the following: "(27) 'Nuclear materials courier'— "(A) means an employee of the Department of Energy, the duties of whose position are primarily to transport, and provide armed escort and protection during transit of, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapon components, strategic quantities of special nuclear materials or other materials related to national security; and "(B) includes an employee who is transferred directly to a supervisory or administrative position within the same Department of Energy organization, after performing duties referred to in subparagraph (A) for at least 3 years.". (c) DEDUCTIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS, AND DEPOSITS UNDER CSRS. — (1) Subsection (a)(1) of section 8334 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking "or member of the Capitol Police," and inserting "member of the Capitol Police, or nuclear materials courier,". (2) Subsection (c) of that section is amended by adding after the item for a Member of the Capitol Police the following new item: