The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 requires each Federal agency to seek and obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) before undertaking a collection of information directed to 10 or more persons (including operations of Government-owned, contractor-operated facilities). Under the PRA, OMB approval for each information collection instrument can last a maximum of 3 years.
This site provides information about the Paperwork Reduction Act's requirements and guidance in fulfilling those requirements. DOE's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the Senior Official responsible for DOE's compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for DOE Information Collection Requests (ICRs) is managed by the Office of the CIO; although the Energy Information Administration handles the approval process for statistical energy information collections and customer surveys.
USC Title 44 Chapter 35, Section 3507 - Public information collection activities; submission to Director; approval and delegation
CFR Title 5 Chapter 3, Part 1320 - Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public
DOE Order 200.2 Information Collection Management Program – To set forth the Department of Energy (DOE) requirements and responsibilities for implementing the information collection management provisions of the PRA and OMB regulation controlling Paperwork Burdens on the public. To assist in the development of an Information Collection Request, please refer to these templates provided below by the Information Management Program.