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Major Information Systems

Information Available for Public Inspection and Copying

[5 USC 552 (a)](2) Each agency, in accordance with published rules, shall make available for public inspection and copying [the following document types:]

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.

Statements of Policy and Interpretation

[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.

Administrative Staff Manuals and Instructions

[5 USC 552 (a)(2)](C) administrative staff manuals and instructions to staff that affect a member of the public.

Other Records of Interest

[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.

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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.
 
Office of Hearings and Appeal - FOIA Appeals
Initial agency determinations in response to FOIA and Privacy Act requests may be appealed to the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA). Decisions of the OHA constitute the agency's final determinations on requests made under either statute. OHA decisions issued after January 1, 1995, are available from this page.

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Statements of Policy and Interpretation

[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.
Explorer
Contains links to: DOE Directives*, DOE Office of Performance Excellence (formerly the Office of Quality Management*), DOE Success Stories Input Form (DOE Only), Success-thru-Sharing*, and Other DOE Documents. (*Also listed individually below)
DOE Directives
DOE Directives include Policies, Orders, Notices, Manuals, and Guides which are intended to direct, guide, inform, and instruct employees in the performance of their jobs, and enable them to work effectively within the Department and with agencies, contractors, and the public.
DOE Office of Performance Excellence (formerly the Office of Quality Management)
The Office of Performance Excellence serves as the corporate level catalyst for accelerating the transformation of the DOE to a customer-centered, quality culture. It provides the corporate quality framework, expertise, training, and information processes in partnership with internal/external customers and stakeholders.
Success-thru-Sharing
Indexes and provides a single point of access to information repositories from around the country and around the globe. The repositories fall under the following broad categories: Benchmarking, Best Practices, Energy Efficiency, General, Lessons Learned, National Security, Performance Measurements, and Procurement.

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Administrative Staff Manuals and Instructions

[5 USC 552 (a)(2)](C) administrative staff manuals and instructions to staff that affect a member of the public.
Explorer
Contains links to: DOE Directives*, DOE Office of Performance Excellence (formerly the Office of Quality Management), DOE Success Stories Input Form (DOE Only), Success-thru-Sharing, and Other DOE Documents. (*Also listed individually below)
DOE Directives
DOE Directives include Policies, Orders, Notices, Manuals, and Guides which are intended to direct, guide, inform, and instruct employees in the performance of their jobs, and enable them to work effectively within the Department and with agencies, contractors, and the public.

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Other Records of Interest

[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.
General DOE Documents
General Search Indexes
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB)
Human Subject Research
Environment, Safety, and Health
Open, Declassified Documents
Technical Information Services (TIS)
Technical Reports
Other Links

General DOE Documents

Current Awareness Electronic and Paper Publications
Abstracts of publications within specific DOE R&D areas
Department of Energy Home Page
The DOE Home Page provides a point of entry through which users can access the Department's information and a mechanism through which DOE can quickly make its information available to the public. Types of information covered include scientific and technical, research results, technology transfer, announcements of technology with commercialization potential, strategic planning, and DOE administrative and operational information. Additionally, it provides links to the Home Pages of the major programs and initiatives of the Department.
Other DOE and DOE sponsored Information Resources
People, Places and Organizations
DOE National Telephone Listings, mailing addresses of all of the DOE sites, and links to the home pages of DOE Headquarters or Program Offices, DOE Operations Offices, DOE Laboratories and Other Field Facilities, and other DOE Information Sources.
R&D Project Summaries Web Database
Access to over 12,000 R&D projects currently ongoing within the DOE can be found within this application. Projects pertaining to Departmental activities in Energy Research, Fossil Energy, Environmental Management, and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, are some of the R&D disciplines found in the database.

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General Search Indexes

Congressional Questions and Answers Database (QADB)
The DOE Congressional Question and Answer/Testimony Database (QADB) is a WAIS database containing the full-text of the Department's testimonies before Congressional Committees and/or Subcommittees and pre- or post-Hearing questions and answers.
Congressional QADB Search
The search form for the QADB database.
Coordination and Information Center
The CIC collects and consolidates for long-term protection, historical documents and data dealing with radioactive fallout from all US testing of nuclear devices. Records relating to Human Radiation Experiments are also available. Over 310,000 documents are available through the CIC at the Public reading Facility in Las Vegas, Nevada and through abstracts accessed through OpenNet.
Information Bridge
The DOE Information Bridge, a component of DOE's EnergyFiles, provides free, convenient, and quick access to full-text DOE research and development reports in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics. For all features to work properly, either Netscape 3.01 or greater or Microsoft Explorer 4.0 or greater is required.
OpenNet
OpenNet is a database containing bibliographic citations that identify and provide a source of availability for DOE documents declassified after October 1994 and made publicly releasable. It includes some documents that were never classified but are of historical interest. It was created to facilitate access to publicly releasable DOE information that was previously classified or restricted or is of historical interest.
OpenNet Search
The OpenNet Database Search Form.
Web Site Title Search
Title search of DOE server from DOE Home Page.
Management & Administration - The Reference Desk
Reference material, telephone numbers, DOE Directives, Strategic Plans, etc.
EIA's Energy Applications

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Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB)

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board provides an independent oversight of the operation of Defense Nuclear Facilities operated by the Department of Energy. The documents in this collection are the reports and assessments prepared by the DNFSB as part of their responsibilities.
 
Office of the Representative to the DNFSB
Departmental Representative to the DNFSB, Information Archive
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
DNFSB Documents & Reports
DNFSB Technical Reports

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Human Subject Research

Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) Program
The DOE has developed the Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) Program to provide public access to health and exposure data concerning DOE installations. Most of the data are from epidemiologic studies conducted by DOE-funded researchers as part of the DOE Worker Health and Mortality Study. Additionally, studies of populations residing near DOE installations, and other studies of radiation health effects, such as classic studies of atomic bomb survivors and the radium dial painters, are represented in CEDR.
HREX (Human Radiation Experiments Database)
The Human Radiation Experiments Information Management System was designed by Argonne National Laboratory to allow users to search for imaged historical radiation documents that have gone through the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) process. HREX currently contains historical documents from the following agencies: Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA), and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Human Subjects Research Database
The DOE Human Subjects Research Database contains information relating to research projects involving human subjects that are currently funded by the DOE, or are performed at DOE facilities with support from other sponsors, or performed by DOE personnel or DOE contractor personnel. This database consists of a searchable interface, detailed descriptions of each research project and a section that summarizes the information for quick referencing.

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Environment, Safety, and Health

The Office of Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) is the Departmental advocate for excellence in programs to protect the environment, as well as the health and safety of workers at Department of Energy facilities and the public.
Earth and Environmental Science EES-3's Technical Reports, LANL
A listing of Technical Reports available from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Geophysics Group.
Environmental Management Science Program Research Projects
Grants awarded under the DOE's Environmental Management Science Program. Congress created the research initiative in 1995 to stimulate basic research and technology development for cleanup of the nation's nuclear weapons complex. The principal goal of this initiative is to fund basic research projects that will make the department's environmental cleanup effort more effective, efficient and less costly.
Environmental Management Technical Reports Database
The Environmental Management Technical Reports Database (EMTRD) provides the capability to search, retrieve and browse bibliographic citations of environmental management scientific and technical reports sponsored by the Office of Environmental Management, published from Jan. 1989 - Sept. 1997. The database is cumulative and is updated annually on a fiscal year basis.
Environmental Sciences Division Database
Abstracts from all programs supported in FY 1995 and FY96, and from a subset of programs supported in FY 1994 comprise this database. ESD supports research in the following two areas: Environmental Processes: Global Change Research and Environmental Remediation Research.
The Environmental, Safety and Health Researchers Workstation
A source for locating records concerning Cold War activities of the DOE and its predecessors. The site provides research tools to help navigate the ES&H records dispersed across multiple DOE sites. While the site does not contain copies of the records, it provides finding aids and research aids to help locate records collections and provides pointers to some on-line collections. A list of related ES&H Web sites is also available at this site.
Facility Profile Information Management System (FPIMS)
The Office of Information Management has designed and implemented the ES&H Facility Profile Information Management System, which is the central repository for oversight documents consisting of Baseline Compliance Assessments, Action Plans, the follow-on Progress Assessments, other site specific information such as maps, fact sheets and profiles, as well as other relevant DOE oversight-related documents.
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Analyses
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies to consider environmental values and factors in agency planning and decision-making. This site provides access to Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, and other DOE NEPA-related documents.
Occurrence Reporting Program
The DOE's Occurrence Reporting Program provides timely notification to the DOE complex of events that could adversely affect: public or DOE worker health and safety, the environment, national security, DOE's safeguards and security interests, functioning of DOE facilities, or the Department's reputation. DOE analyzes aggregate occurrence information for generic implications and operational improvements. Note: Access to the ORPS Data Base requires prior registration.
Office of International Health Program's Virtual File Cabinet
This database contains documents related to the program areas of our office: Europe (radiation effects research in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, France, and Spain); Japan (support of the Radiation Effects Research Foundation); and Marshall Islands (medical surveillance and environmental monitoring). Some examples of the types of documents that can be found in this file cabinet are agreements, correspondence, progress reports, protocols, and trip reports.
Operating Experience Weekly Summary
The Office of Environment, Safety and Health, through its Office of Nuclear and Facility Safety, publishes the Operating Experience Weekly Summary.

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Open, Declassified Documents

OpenNet
OpenNet is a database containing bibliographic citations that identify and provide a source of availability for DOE documents declassified after October 1994 and made publicly releasable. It includes some documents that were never classified but are of historical interest. It was created to facilitate access to publicly releasable DOE information that was previously classified or restricted or is of historical interest.
OpenNet Search
The OpenNet Database Search Form.
Hanford Declassified Document Search
The Richland Operations Office (RL) initiated the Hanford Declassification Project (HDP) to declassify sensitive DOE documents. The declassified documents are scanned and the images made available directly through this homepage or via OpenNet. The intent is to provide easy and timely access to recently declassified Hanford documents, including documents declassified in response to Freedom of Information Act requests.
Historical Records Review Database
The Historical Records Review database makes available to the American Public characterization data that will assist researchers in locating records in the National Archives and Records Administration and the DOE Headquarters' History Division. This database provides details regarding the contents of the records in a box containing information from the Atomic Energy Commission including records that predate the Manhattan Project.

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Technical Information Services (TIS)

Technical Information Services (TIS) is a collection of information services that provides safety and health professionals with reliable, accurate and current information to assist them in performing their jobs. There is a:
Graphical Interface and a Text Interface.
In addition, some links to TIS information resources are provided directly below.
InfoCenter Navigation Map
Through the ES&H InfoCenter, an experienced research staff provides multi-media access to Federal, industry and international information sources.
Internet Resource Directory
To help locate information relevant to job responsibilities, the Technical Research and Applications Center (TRAC) has compiled an ES&H Internet Resource Directory. The Directory is a list of ES&H-related resources accessible via the TIS Home Page and contains hyperlinks to individual entries.
Lessons Learned Search
The DOE has established a team to review the utilization and sharing of information relative to improving the health and safety at it's facilities, and to make recommendations for improvement. The information contained within this directory is part of a pilot program to share such information. Information being made available here is complementary to existing reporting systems presently used within the DOE.

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Technical Reports

Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) Program
The DOE has developed the Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) Program to provide public access to health and exposure data concerning DOE installations. Most of the data are from epidemiologic studies conducted by DOE-funded researchers as part of the DOE Worker Health and Mortality Study. Additionally, studies of populations residing near DOE installations, and other studies of radiation health effects, such as classic studies of atomic bomb survivors and the radium dial painters, are represented in CEDR.
DNFSB Technical Reports
Selected reports published by the Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board.
Earth and Environmental Science EES-3's Technical Reports, LANL
A listing of Technical Reports available from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Geophysics Group.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Database (EREN)
This bibliographic database is a subset of the Energy Science and Technology Database (EDB) created and maintained by the Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). The database contains all unlimited, unclassified scientific and technical information relating to energy efficiency and renewable energy topics processed at OSTI that is DOE sponsored or published in the United States.
EnergyFiles Subject Path
At this site you will find a vast array of information and resources pertaining to energy science and technology. Sponsored, developed, and maintained by the DOE's Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) under the auspices of the Department's Scientific and Technical Information Program, EnergyFiles provides information, tools, and technologies to facilitate the use of scientific resources and capabilities in planning and conducting energy-related research. The EnergyFiles' goal is to maximize access to and usefulness of the vast body of knowledge that exists in the energy community, establishing the foundation for a National Library of Energy Science and Technology.
Energy Science and Technology Software Center (ESTSC)
The Energy Science and Technology Software Center Database includes citations to the latest in federal technology that has solved many problems in energy, science, environment, administration, mathematics, and computing. It also contains selected software obtained from the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Software packages contained in the collection range from those designed to run on personal computers and work stations to those designed for mainframes and supercomputers. Many of the packages have multiple versions available in order to facilitate usage on a variety of computers with varying operating systems. The Database was created to facilitate access to federally-funded software developed by DOE national laboratories and other facilities, contractors of DOE, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
Energy Science and Technology Software Center (ESTSC) Search
The search form for ESTSC information.
Environmental Management Technical Reports Database
The Environmental Management Technical Reports Database (EMTRD) provides the ability to search, retrieve and browse bibliographic citations of environmental management scientific and technical reports sponsored by the Office of Environmental Management, published from Jan. 1989 - Sept. 1997. The database is cumulative and is updated annually on a fiscal year basis.
Historical Nuclear Weapons Test Films
The DOE, in cooperation with the Department of Defense, has begun an effort to declassify a series of historical films on the nuclear weapons program. They are being converted to videotape format to help preserve the films and to facilitate the declassification and release process. These films document the history of the development of nuclear weapons, starting with the first bomb tested at Trinity Site in southeastern New Mexico in July 1945. This is the first time the films have ever been edited for declassification and public release. (Portions of some of these films were previously released.)
Information Bridge
The DOE Information Bridge, a component of DOE's EnergyFiles, provides free, convenient, and quick access to full-text DOE research and development reports in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics. For all features to work properly, either Netscape 3.01 or greater or Microsoft Explorer 4.0 or greater is required.
Los Alamos National Laboratory - Technical Report Collection
A listing of the unclassified Technical Reports available from LANL.
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Analyses
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies to consider environmental values and factors in agency planning and decision-making. This site provides access to Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, and other DOE NEPA-related documents.
OCRWM Technical Publications Database
Use the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) Technical Publications Database to search for recent information pertaining to the management of commercial spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. The database contains abstracts of OCRWM's scientific and technical reports published in the past year.
OCRWM Technical Publications Search
The search form for the OCRWM Technical Publications Database.
Reports Bibliographic Database
The DOE Reports Bibliographic Database contains citations for DOE sponsored scientific and technical reports published, announced, and made available in full-text to the public via the Government Printing Office (GPO) Depository Libraries (in microfiche) and the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) (in paper copy) from January 1, 1994 through the present. It is a locator for publicly available DOE sponsored research results and was created to facilitate access to that information.
Technical Standards
Full-text DOE technical standards (also available through Explorer).

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Other Links

The Electronic Resource Library (sponsored by the Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium)
The Electronic Resource Library (ERL) is being constructed and administered through the Document Exchange Laboratory at the Lynn Library Learning Center on the Amarillo College campus in Amarillo, TX. Funded by a grant from the Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium, it is the first electronic, subject-specific library on the Internet--collecting, scanning, processing, and electronically exchanging information on plutonium. It is designed to support the scientific and technical projects of the researchers and scientists funded by the Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium, but many of its services and resources are of interest to elected officials and policy-makers, K-16 math and science teachers and students, and the interested citizen. All these interest groups may access the ERL through the World Wide Web (WWW). Every title in the library has passed through a screening process that selects only scientific and technical research topics concerning storage, use, disposition, transportation, environmental aspects, health and safety aspects, and the history of plutonium. This information has become invaluable as the nation moves toward final disposition of weapons plutonium.
The Executive Secretariat/History Division Publications
List of publications available electronically and in hardcopy.

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