On December 11, 2020, an Administrative Judge determined that an Individual's access authorization should not be restored under 10 C.F.R. Part 710. The Individual was arrested for Aggravated Assault in October 2018 as a result of an altercation with his girlfriend after consuming alcohol. The Individual subsequently met with a DOE-contracted Psychiatrist ( DOE Psychiatrist) for a clinical interview. During the clinical interview, the Individual reported that he consumed alcohol in moderation and had not consumed alcohol for at least three weeks prior to the clinical interview. However, laboratory testing provided evidence that the Individual had consumed alcohol heavily within several weeks of the clinical interview. In light of this evidence that the Individual had misrepresented his alcohol consumption habits, the DOE Psychiatrist concluded that the Individual binge consumed alcohol to the point of impaired judgment and met the diagnostic criteria for AUD, Moderate, under the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fifth Edition (DSM-5). The DOE Psychiatrist recommended that the Individual demonstrate rehabilitation or reformation by attending Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings, obtaining an AA sponsor, and undergoing periodic random alcohol tests. At the hearing, the Individual testified that he had consumed six or seven beers in a sitting several days before the clinical interview, but had not disclosed that fact to the DOE Psychiatrist because he found the DOE Psychiatrist's questions concerning his alcohol consumption practices confusing. The Individual asserted that he did not believe that his consumption of alcohol was problematic because he only consumed alcohol occasionally and had not experienced occupational impairment or engaged in unlawful activity after drinking. The Individual indicated that he had last consumed alcohol several weeks prior to the hearing. The DOE Psychiatrist opined that his opinion was unchanged and that he did not expect the Individual to control his problematic alcohol consumption unless he abstained from alcohol. The Individual misrepresented his alcohol consumption to the DOE Psychiatrist, and his explanation for this misrepresentation was illogical and suggested that the Individual had not acted in good faith to fully disclose derogatory information. Accordingly, the Administrative Judge concluded that the Individual had not resolved the security concerns under Guideline E. Additionally, the Individual denied that his alcohol consumption was problematic, continued to consume alcohol, and did not follow the DOE Psychiatrist's recommendations for demonstrating rehabilitation or reformation. Thus, the Administrative Judge found that the Individual had not resolved the security concerns under Guideline G. Therefore, the Administrative Judge concluded that the Individual's access authorization should not be restored. OHA Case No. PSH-20-0041 (Kimberly Jenkins-Chapman).