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DOE/OGC RIN: 1990-AA47 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Amendments to the Regulation Governing Testimony of Agency Employees and Production of Agency Records and Information 

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: Other Significant 
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
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2024 
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:
Ada Mitrani
Trial Attorney
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20585
Phone:202 586-5000