The DOE’s mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.


The records maintained by the DOE often involve:

- proprietary matters,

- classified matters,

- innovation matters, and

- environmental matters.


These types of information may not be granted under the FOIA to protect national security, proprietary interests of submitters; personal privacy of individuals, and open and frank discussion.


A paper copy of the report can be obtained at the Headquarters FOIA Public Reading Room located in the Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, room 1J-018, Washington, DC 20585, or by submitting a request to the FOIA Office.
The hours of the Reading Room at Headquarters are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays, except federal holidays.