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Office of the Chief Information Officer

Freedom of Information Act & Privacy Act Programs

The Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Division/Office is responsible for administering policies, programs, and procedures to ensure DOE compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOlA) and the Privacy Act (PA), 5 U.S.C. 552 and 5 U.S.C. 552a, respectively.

The resources on these pages are provided to aid in finding answers to questions about programs of the Department of Energy and to obtain information that is publicly available without submitting a FOlA request. If the information is not available here, submit a Freedom of Information Act request electronically.

Please note, many of the documents on these pages will require Adobe Reader for viewing.

 What is the FOIA?
What is the FOIA? (PDF) provides background on the FOIA.

 FOIA Fees
FOIA Fees (PDF) discusses fees requestors pay for processing FOIA requests.

 How do I make a FOIA Request?
The Public Handbook for Gaining Access to Department of Energy Information (PDF) explains how you can obtain DOE information.

 Privacy Act System of Records
Privacy Act Notice, April 2, 2008 (PDF)
Publication of Proposed Compilation
of Privacy Act Systems of Records

  Related Links

Link: The White House Link: USA.gov Link: E-gov Link: Information Quality (IQ) Link: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
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