High-Risk Property General Information

HIGH-RISK PROPERTY and protecting our National Security

What is "high-risk" property? High risk property is:

Equipment, components, or materials especially designed for nuclear application. These items are on the "trigger list" because they trigger the safeguards of International Atomic Energy Agency.
Equipment, components, or materials which have both nuclear and non-nuclear applications. These are known as "dual-use" items.
Information of any kind that can be used or adopted for use in the design, production, manufacture, utilization or reconstruction of items on the trigger or dual-use list.
DOE-sponsored activities often entail the transfer of high-risk property to the private sector. When such transfers occur without restriction, the beneficiaries may be nuclear proliferants or adversary countries. DOE's policy on such transfers must balance
its commitment to nonproliferation and national security objectives, with
its commitment to benefit U.S. industry.
These sometimes conflicting commitments may require imposing limits on such transfers.

HIGH-RISK PROPERTY and Dissemination of Information

High-Risk property will be identified when it is procured, inventoried, loaned or excessed. High-Risk property is accountable property and will be tagged, assigned to a custodian, transferred, and inventoried, while in possession of UT-Battelle, LLC or our Subcontractors.


Additionally, some information products are associated with high-risk property (e.g., the accompanying manuals), and some information is in itself export-controlled. Usually, the source of funding (DOE program or Work for Others) will indicate that information has this sort of sensitivity. Be sure to indicate on your site's clearance form that the information you are clearing deals with high-risk property or is export controlled. This is required regardless of the method of transfer, for example, information provided:

by publications;
through presentations at conferences;
to foreign national visitors or those on assignment to DOE facilities; and
through computer networking.

Information that is not approved for public release or that is not already publicly available, e.g., proprietary information, must undergo a review by the export control officer, prior to its transfer or release to non-U.S. citizens.


HIGH-RISK PROPERTY, when it should be identified and reported

Key times to control High-Risk property is when it is purchased, moved, loaned, or excessed. Therefore, personnel will be required to review the On-line High-Risk Checklist when property is being processed through these three situations:

PURCHASED - When purchasing property with a Requisition (RAS), or AVID (non-recognized, non-stocked), the Checklist must be completed for all items, except those on the EXCEPTION LIST. Property on the exception list are not High-Risk (such as furniture, janitorial, office computers, etc.).
LOANS - When submitting the loan documentation to Property Management, (i.e., the Loan Agreement and Shipping Order) a copy of the On-Line High-Risk Checklist report is required except for the property matching the EXCEPTION LIST.
EXCESSING PROPERTY - When property is excessed from the sites, by trade-ins, donations, transfers, or public sales, a copy of the On-Line High-Risk Checklist report is required to be submitted with the Excess Property Tag except for the property matching the EXCEPTION LIST.

(NOTE: If you are loaning or excessing property identified on the TRIGGER LIST , notify Property and Materials Management personnel for further guidance in processing this property. )


HIGH-RISK PROPERTY, who can answer my questions?

BWXT Y-12, LLC - (865) 576-7025
UT-Battelle, LLC - (865) 241-5120
Bechtel Jacobs - ((865) 574-8183