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Preliminary Notice, Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC, SEA-2011-01

April 18, 2011

Issued to Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC related to Classified Information Introduced into Unapproved Information Systems at the Idaho National Laboratory

Pursuant to section 234B of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, (the Act), and the Department of Energy's (DOE) regulations at 10 C.F.R. §§ 824.4(a)(3) and 824.7(b), DOE is issuing this Final Notice of Violation (FNOV) to Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA) for multiple violations of classified information security requirements. The FNOV is based upon the Office of Health, Safety and Security's Office of Enforcement May 11, 2010, Investigation Report and an evaluation of the evidence presented to DOE by BEA, including BEA's final inquiry report, corrective actions, and reply to the Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV). For the reasons set forth in the enclosed FNOV, DOE finds no basis for modification of the PNOV. The FNOV assesses a civil penalty of$425,000 for these violations.