To contact us:

FOIA/Privacy Act Officer
U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Office
P.O. Box 2001
Oak Ridge, TN 37831

Phone: (865) 57601216 or toll free 1-800-382-6938, option 7
Fax: (865) 576-1556
Email: FOIA@oro.doe.gov

PRIVACY ACT ADVISORY:

AUTHORITY:

5 U.S.C. 301, 5 U.S.C. 552, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); and Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1004.

PURPOSE:

To allow individuals to file electronic FOIA requests; to track all FOIA requests from receipt to response to compile statistics for the Annual FOIA Report; to research and respond to FOIA requests; to maintain case files to comply with records disposal requirements; and to maintain an administrative record to support any litigation. Requests are received in the FOIA and Privacy Act Group at DOE Headquarters, assigned a case number, filed in a case file, and sent to the appropriate organization to process and respond to the requester.

ROUTINE USE:

Records related to the FOIA request will be maintained in DOE-55 "Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) Requests for Records." A record from this system of records may be disclosed (1) to another Federal agency when consultation or referral is required to process a request; (2) in court or administrative proceedings to the tribunal, counsel, other parties, witnesses, and the public under certain conditions; (3) to a member of Congress submitting a request involving a constituent when the constituent has requested assistance from the member with respect to the subject matter of the record; (4) and to a DOE contractor in the performance of the contract, and their officers and employees who have a need for the record in the performance of their duties. Requests that are transferred, receive a no records response, or granted in full are retained for two years and then destroyed in accordance with applicable authorities. Requests that are denied in whole or in part are retained for six years and then destroyed.

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