PUBLIC LAW 95-91—AUG. 4, 1977
91 STAT. 595
tion in connection with a particular matter in a scientific or technological field if the Secretary or the Commission, as the case may be, makes a certification in writing, published in the Federal Register, that the national interest would be served by such action or appearance by such former supervisory employee. (b)(1) Each former supervisory employee of the Department shall Report, file with the Secretary, in such form and manner as the Secretary shall prescribe, not later tlian May 15 of the first and second calendar years following the first full year in which such person ceased to be an officer or employee of the Department, a report describing any employment with any energy concern during the period to which such report relates, including any employment as a consultant, agent, attorney, or otherwise, except that the requirements of this subsection shall not apply to any former supervisory employee who, at the time such employment with the Department ceases, has any contract, promise, or other agreement with respect to future employment with any energy concern, if (A) the former supervisory employee describes such agreement in any report filed within thirty days after the individual ceases to be an employee of the Department, and (B) the former supervisory employee amends the report by May 15 of either of the next two years during which he has accepted employment with another energy concern, (2) Each report filed pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsec- Contents, tion shall contain the name and address of the person filing the report, the name and address of the energy concern with which he holds or will hold employment during any portion of the period covered by the report, a brief description of his responsibilities for the energy concern, the dates of his employment, and such other pertinent information as the Secretary may require. PARTICIPATION
SEC. 606. (a) For a period of one year after terminating any 42 USC 7216. employment with any energy concern, no supervisory employee shall knowingly participate in any Department proceeding in which his former employer is substantially, directly, or materially involved, other than in a rulemaking proceeding which has a substantial effect on numerous energy concerns. (b) For a period of one year after commencing service in the Department, no supervisory employee shall knowingly participate in any Department proceeding for which, within the previous five years, he had direct responsibility, or in which he participated substantially or personally, while in the employment of any energy concern. (c) Whenever the Secretary makes a written finding as to a particu- Waiver, lar supervisory employee that the application of a particular restriction or requirement imposed by subsection (a) or (b) in a particular circumistance would work an exceptional hardship upon such supervisory employee or would be contrary to the national interest, the Secretary may waive in writing such restriction or requirement as to such supervisory employee. Any waiver made by the Secretary of a restriction imposed under subsection (b) shall also be filed with any record of the Department proceeding as to which the waiver for purposes of participation is granted. No such waiver shall in any instance r constitute a waiver of the requirements of section 207 of title 18, United States Code.