Electronic Reading Room - making information about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act process accessible to the public electronically.
Major Information Systems – Final Opinions - [5 USC 552 (a)(2)](A) final opinions, including concurring and dissenting opinions, as well as orders, made in the adjudication of cases within the Office of Hearings and Appeals
Statements of Policy and Interpretation and Administrative Staff Manuals and Instructions - [5 USC 552 (a)(2)](B) those statements of policy and interpretation which have been adopted by the agency and are not published in the Federal Register - Directives, DOE Orders, Headquarters Orders, Secretarial Notices, Technical Standards, Forms, Delegations, Electronic Library
Public Reading Facilities – making information available for public inspection and copying
Frequently Requested Records - [5 USC 552 (a)(2)](D) copies of all records, regardless of form or format, which have been released to any person . . . and which, because of the nature of their subject matter, the agency determines have become or are likely to become the subject of subsequent requests for substantially the same record.
Other Records of Interest – finding aids, record collections, and other repositories
The FOIA Process:
The agency is required to acknowledge your request within 20 business days of receipt. Searches for the information you request are initiated at the locations identified as likely to having responsive records. Once the records are retrieved, we review the documents to ensure that all of the records have been brought to our attention, that the information is releasable, and that the information is actually responsive to your request before we issue a final response.
The FOIA Analyst assigned to your case will keep you informed on the status of searches for documents, allowable fees if applicable, and any other issues regarding your request until it is completed.
If you are not satisfied with any aspect of the processing of your case, you may contact the FOIA Liaison listed for the FOIA Requester Service Center handling your request.
A requester of information must receive a written response to each request. These initial agency determinations may be appealed to the Office of Hearings and Appeals. Decisions of the Office of Hearings and Appeals constitute the agency's final determinations on requests made under either statute.
Last Revised: September 9, 2010