The University of Arizona

DOE Foreign Person Approval

Export Control

Kay Ellis
Director and
Empowered Official
(520) 626-2437

Laura Provencher
(520) 626-5865

Amy Weber

Andrew Garcia
Student Associate

Street Address
1618 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85721

Mailing Address
PO Box 210409
Tucson, AZ 85721


Are any Foreign Nationals (not naturalized or US citizens) nvolved in any Department of Energy (DOE) projects (subcontracts included) for your department or college?

A recent regulatory change was made to DOE Order 142.3A (Dec. 13, 2019). You may see this clause in DOE agreements awarded after Dec. 2019 as well older DOE agreements that are being amended. The DOE order requires prior approval of all foreign nationals working on DOE projects (including U.S. Permanent Residents). The clause must also be flowed down to subcontractors. Export Control was asked by RII to centralize collection and submissions of the documentation to DOE.


Please check your DOE agreements awarded/amended after Dec. 2019. If any foreign nationals are working on or expected to work on DOE projects, please email If these agreements contain the revised clause and foreign nationals are working on the project, they most likely will be suspended from the project until approval is obtained from DOE. We will work with you to expeditiously request approval.

DOE Foreign Access Approval Process