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e-CFR data is current as of December 5, 2019

Title 10Chapter IISubchapter EPart 501 → Subpart J


Title 10: Energy
PART 501—ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES AND SANCTIONS


Subpart J—Rulings


Contents
§501.140   Purpose and scope.
§501.141   Criteria for issuance.
§501.142   Modification or rescission.
§501.143   Comments.

§501.140   Purpose and scope.

DOE may issue rulings in accordance with the provisions of this subpart. DOE will publish each ruling in the Federal Register and in 10 CFR part 518. A person is entitled to rely upon a ruling to the extent provided in this subpart.

§501.141   Criteria for issuance.

(a) The General Counsel may issue a ruling whenever:

(1) There has been a substantial number of inquiries with regard to similar factual situations or a particular section of the regulations; or

(2) It is determined that a ruling will be of assistance to the public in applying the regulations to a specific situation.

§501.142   Modification or rescission.

(a) A ruling may be modified or rescinded by—

(1) Publication of the modification or rescission by DOE in the Federal Register and in 10 CFR part 518; or

(2) Adoption of a rule that supersedes or modifies a prior ruling.

(b) A person shall not be subject to the sanctions or penalties stated in these regulations for actions taken in reliance upon a ruling, notwithstanding that the ruling is subsequently declared to be invalid or no longer applicable. A person affected by a ruling may not rely upon it for more than 30 days after it has been rendered invalid pursuant to issuance of a superseding rule by OFE, or after it has been rescinded or modified by DOE.

§501.143   Comments.

Any interested person may file a written comment on or objection to a published ruling at any time with the Assistant General Counsel for Interpretations and Rulings at the address provided in §501.11.

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