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About the regulation

The Atomic Energy Act (AEA) is the control of import and export activities under policy letter NAP-476.1.  The purpose of the AEA is to establish NNSA policy and procedures for nuclear weapon-related import and export activities under the Atomic Energy Act.

Historical information

The Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, provides the Department of Energy (DOE) unique authority to perform a broad range of activities related to nuclear weapons.

AEA Certification Process (Sandia specific process)

Interested suppliers must become an approved AEA supplier of nuclear weapons-related items, information or services for Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) per the Atomic Energy Act (AEA) certification. 

An Approved and Active AEA Certification is required prior to receiving AEA information and/or commencing work.