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DOE/OGC RIN: 1990-AA47 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Amendments to the Regulation Governing Testimony of Agency Employees and Production of Agency Records and Information 
Abstract:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is considering amendments to its "Touhy" regulations, which sets forth the procedures to be followed in the event of a demand for DOE records or testimony in a legal proceeding. The proposed revisions are intended to: 1) provide more helpful guidance to parties seeking to obtain information in the control of the DOE; 2) establish clear instructions for DOE employees faced with demands for DOE information; and 3) improve the decision-making process by disclosing the factors to be considered by the decision-maker and clarifying the procedure for authorizing the disclosure of information.

 
Agency: Department of Energy(DOE)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301    42 U.S.C. 7254   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Matthew Rotman
Trial Attorney
Department of Energy
Office of General Counsel
1000 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-4753
Email: matthew.rotman@hq.doe.gov