Organizational History

Naming of the Office of Science

Office of Science

October 28, 1998

OFFICE OF ENERGY RESEARCH NOW OFFICE OF SCIENCE

The Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 1999 (Public Law 105-245, Sec. 309, October 7, 1998) changed the name of the Office of Energy Research to the Office of Science. Because the mission of our organization has always been fundamental science, I believe the title change better reflects our missions and functions.

The administrative requirements necessary to implement this change have been completed by the Office of Human Resources and Administration. Therefore, effective immediately, you may begin using the new organizational title of Office of Science. The mail routing symbol for the organization and all subordinate organizations has been changed from ER to SC.

Martha A. Krebs
Director,
Office of Science
 

H.R.4060External link
Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1999

SEC. 309. CHANGE OF NAME OF THE OFFICE OF ENERGY RESEARCH.
(a) IN GENERAL-Section 209 of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7139) is amended--
(1) in the section heading, by striking `energy research' and inserting `science'; and
(2) in subsection (a), by striking `Energy Research' and inserting `Science'.
(b) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS-
(1) TABLE OF CONTENTS- The table of contents in the first section of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. prec. 7101) is amended by striking the item relating to section 209 and inserting the following:
`Section 209. Office of Science.'.
(2) REFERENCES IN OTHER LAW- Each of the following is amended by striking `Energy Research' and inserting `Science':
(A) The item relating to the Director, Office of Energy Research, Department of Energy in section 5315 of title 5, United States Code.
(B) Section 2902(b)(6) of title 10, United States Code.
(C) Section 406(h)(2)(A)(v) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 284a(h)(2)(A)(v)).
(D) Sections 3167(3) and 3168 of the Department of Energy Science Education Enhancement Act (42 U.S.C. 7381d(3), 7381e).
(E) Paragraphs (1) and (2) of section 224(b) of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (42
U.S.C. 10204(b)).
(F) Section 2203(b)(3)(A)(i) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 13503(b)(3)(A)(i)).

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