The individual is an employee of a DOE contractor and an applicant for an access authorization. To address concerns related to the individual’s past use of alcohol and marijuana, other prior criminal conduct, and certain discrepancies in the record regarding the individual’s conduct, a Local Security Office (LSO) summoned the individual for an interview (PSI) with a personnel security specialist on August 29, 2011. Exhibit 10. After the PSI, the LSO determined that derogatory information existed that cast into doubt the individual’s eligibility for access authorization. The LSO informed the individual of this determination in a letter that set forth the DOE’s security concerns and the reasons for those concerns. Exhibit 1. The Notification Letter also informed the individual that he was entitled to a hearing before a hearing officer in order to resolve the substantial doubt concerning his eligibility for an access authorization.