On May 22, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he determined that the DOE should grant an individual access authorization. As security concerns under 10 CFR Part 710, a Local Security Office (LSO) cited the individual’s cited the individual’s past and present association with persons engaged in illegal drug use and possession in his presence. The Hearing Officer found that the individual no longer associates with persons who use illegal drugs or engage in any other illegal activity, and there was no basis in the record for a concern that the individual will have such associations in the future. Accordingly, the Hearing Officer found that the DOE should grant the individual a security clearance.
Steven Goering - Hearing Officer