Open Government Plan The Department of Energy is hard at work to discover solutions to secure the nation’s energy future. To accomplish our mission, we are focused on achieving a number of ambitious strategic priorities. The Department is investing in science and technology, research development and deployment, pursuing clean and renewable energy initiatives to help reduce America’s dependence on oil and changing the landscape of energy demand and supply. The Department is positioning the U.S. to lead on climate change policy, and working to protect national security interests by maintaining the nation’s nuclear deterrent and preventing proliferation. We are advancing economic prosperity by creating millions of clean energy jobs and increasing competitiveness. Throughout our history, the Department of Energy has sought to help the American people better appreciate our mission and operations, engage our stakeholders and the general public to provide insights about our policies and programs and to partner with a wide range of entities inside and outside government to address national challenges. The Department of Energy recognizes that transparency, partnership and collaboration with the public is key to the success of the Department and the nation. We will continue employing these principles in our strategic planning and operations, but we need the help of the American people. We encourage you to help us better serve the public by telling us the information you want to hear about, identify better ways to share information and help the Department find innovative ways to collaborate with the American people. U.S. Department of Energy DOE _900cfefc-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a _900d02b2-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a _900d05a0-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a Transparency Government should be transparent. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing. Information maintained by the Federal Government is a national asset. My Administration will take appropriate action, consistent with law and policy, to disclose information rapidly in forms that the public can readily find and use. Executive departments and agencies should harness new technologies to put information about their operations and decisions online and readily available to the public. Executive departments and agencies should also solicit public feedback to identify information of greatest use to the public. Participation Government should be participatory. Public engagement enhances the Government's effectiveness and improves the quality of its decisions. Knowledge is widely dispersed in society, and public officials benefit from having access to that dispersed knowledge. Executive departments and agencies should offer Americans increased opportunities to participate in policymaking and to provide their Government with the benefits of their collective expertise and information. Executive departments and agencies should also solicit public input on how we can increase and improve opportunities for public participation in Government. Collaboration Government should be collaborative. Collaboration actively engages Americans in the work of their Government. Executive departments and agencies should use innovative tools, methods, and systems to cooperate among themselves, across all levels of Government, and with nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individuals in the private sector. Executive departments and agencies should solicit public feedback to assess and improve their level of collaboration and to identify new opportunities for cooperation. Flagship Initiatives _900d06ae-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 1 Open Energy Information (OpenEI) Make a range DOE resources and open energy data widely available to the public _900d07ee-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 1.1 Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Other National Laboratories Open Energy Information (OpenEI), www.openei.org - In December 2009, as part of its efforts to promote clean energy technologies, the Department of Energy launched Open Energy Information. This open-source web platform will make a range DOE resources and open energy data widely available to the public. The wiki-platform enables the sharing of resources by government officials, the private sector, project developers, the international community and others. The Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy worked closely with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and other National Laboratories to develop and populate the Open Energy Information platform. The site hosts more than 60 clean energy resources and data sets, including maps of worldwide solar and wind potential, information on climate zones, and project development and modeling software. OpenEI.org also links to the Virtual Information Bridge to Energy (VIBE), a dynamic portal for energy data analysis. The American public and the global energy community now have the opportunity to upload additional data to the site and download the information in user-friendly formats. 1a51ea34-848f-4d7f-8fd0-3936b6870e9a 6caa2554-fd98-48d8-a23d-c41646beaa46 ScienceEducation.gov Collect the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education resources from several federal agencies _900d08f2-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 1.2 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Department of Agriculture (USDA) U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Department of Energy (DOE) ScienceEducation.gov, www.scienceeducation.gov - Early in 2010, the Department of Energy unveiled a beta version of a new interagency website with a web 2.0 platform, collecting the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education resources from several federal agencies. ScienceEducation.gov features STEM education information from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the Department of Energy (DOE). Scienceeducation.gov employs social networking software designed to encourage participation by the STEM education community through feedback, comments and ratings. Within the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, the Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists and the Office of Scientific and Technical Information partnered to develop this important resource for STEM educators, students and researchers. Federal agencies have also formed a voluntary interagency collaboration, the Interagency Science Education Portal Coordinating Group, which is advising the development of ScienceEducation.gov. 299db5e1-ab32-4944-98f4-13ad1ee0b985 b940afb5-4796-4020-8ae1-b7dc9c5870dd Energy Education and Literacy Initiative Offer an encyclopedia of energy topics _900d0a0a-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 1.3 Energy Information Administration (EIA) Teachers Kids In 2009, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) launched Energy Explained, the Energy in Brief series and Energy Kids. Energy Explained offers an encyclopedia of energy topics. The Energy in Brief series presents a number of short articles on prominent energy issues, and Energy Kids includes energy facts, games and teacher resources. This education initiative strives to engage with a broader audience online and advance the public’s energy literacy. An Energy Education team within EIA is tasked with managing the content, adding innovative features and developing new products. In discussing the Open Energy Information (OpenEI) platform, Secretary Chu said... "This information platform will allow people across the globe to benefit from the Department of Energy’s clean energy data and technical resources. The true potential of this tool will grow with the public’s participation – as they add new data and share their expertise – to ensure that all communities have access to the information they need to broadly deploy the clean energy resources of the future.” OpenEI, along with the ScienceEducation.gov and EIA Energy Education and Literacy Initiative, are focused on transparency, collaboration, and participation and strive to provide open access to this energy information, which will spur creativity and drive innovation in the energy sector. f997a800-d130-4ab0-8f32-a96e88b4c731 94f4be00-669d-44e0-b0d5-71e16d1f1314 Transparency Promotes accountability by providing citizens with information about what the Government is doing. _900d0b36-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2 Energy Information Administration Provide policy-independent data, forecasts and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets and public understanding on energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment _900d0c6c-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.1 Energy Information Administration Energy Information Administration, http://www.eia.doe.gov - The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is a statistical agency within the Department of Energy. EIA’s mission is to provide policy-independent data, forecasts and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets and public understanding on energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. By law, the Energy Information Administration’s products are developed independently and are not subject to clearance by the Department or other government agencies. EIA maintains and makes available on its public web site a large number of data sets. These data sets cover: * fuel reserves, production, prices, storage, transportation, demand, and imports and exports; * end-use energy consumption by sector (residential, commercial, manufacturing and transportation); * short- and long-term forecasts of energy supply, demand, prices and other factors; * energy balances by country and by region around the world; and * financial and environmental information related to energy production and consumption. The Energy Information Administration invites extensive public and stakeholder input on its mission: * EIA’s Customer Contact Center, which is open 9:00-5:00 ET every business day, responds to about 20,000 email and telephone inquiries from the public and stakeholders each year. * Before seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget for an information data request, EIA solicits public comments on proposals in a Federal Register Notice. EIA also obtains input from stakeholders on the proposed data collections at trade association meetings and other forums. * Several times each year, EIA solicits input on its models and data collection programs from energy experts and academia through a program called Independent Expert Reviews. In addition, the Energy Information Administration’s main public website conducts an online customer survey every year and collects feedback from over 5,000 customers and stakeholders. 4240484e-fbab-412e-adce-7a6c84e05b0e 0c30052b-a12f-4dcc-83ed-bf82884ca2da Office of Scientific and Technical Information Collect, preserve and disseminate scientific and technical information (STI) emanating from the Department’s R&D activities _900d0db6-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.2 Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) Office of Scientific and Technical Information, http://www.osti.gov - The Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) fulfills the agency’s responsibilities to collect, preserve and disseminate scientific and technical information (STI) emanating from the Department’s R&D activities. OSTI’s mission is to advance science and creativity by making R&D findings available to the Department of Energy and other researchers and the public. In April 2007, OSTI introduced Science Accelerator, a searchable database of the Department’s scientific and technical information, including research documents and summaries and results from DOE R&D projects. 905b12df-43d9-42f2-bf87-968abfc75471 a30ec7d6-b127-44c6-90f3-ca0d358e2cce 2008 Presidential Transition Materials [Make available online] four detailed volumes on the Department of Energy that had been prepared for the 2008 Presidential Transition _900d0f14-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.3 Four detailed volumes on the Department of Energy that had been prepared for the 2008 Presidential Transition are available online in the DOE Freedom of Information Act reading room, along with all other documents provided to the DOE Transition Team. 97446b7d-30d0-43db-bd21-452a27816cc1 032bfaf5-8823-44ea-852f-116bd79df8a3 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Provide a full listing of the DOE’s Recovery Act Awardees _900d1086-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.4 The Department of Energy’s website features a full listing of the DOE’s Recovery Act Awardees. The list, which is updated weekly, shows award amounts and how much recipients have spent. To expedite resolution of legal issues related to Recovery Act programs, the DOE Office of General Counsel has created an email hotline, GChotline@hq.doe.gov. State, county, municipal, and tribal government representatives can email questions to DOE attorneys. Answers are posted on a FAQ page and are simultaneously emailed out to a listserv. Further, the DOE Recovery Act Clearinghouse provides initial consultations, and also makes referrals when appropriate to other information sources. For additional information, please contact the Recovery Act Clearinghouse staff directly by submitting your inquiry using the web submission form or by calling the toll-free number 1-888-DOE-RCVY (1-888-363-7289). 3980c036-0861-4b29-a944-25d52eed96a6 e9d8c2ef-53c7-4429-a897-2f39f5701cbf DOE Loan Programs Maintain updated information about the Loan Guarantee Program and the Advance Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Initiative Program (ATVMIP). _900d1202-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.5 The Department of Energy maintains updated information about the Loan Guarantee Program and the Advance Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Initiative Program (ATVMIP). A principal purpose of the Loan Guarantee Program is to encourage innovative and commercial use of new or significantly improved technologies in U.S. energy projects. ATVMIP provides loans to automobile manufacturers for the cost of re-equipping, expanding or establishing manufacturing facilities in the U.S. to produce advanced technology vehicles and qualified other components. DOE provides updated information about the progress of both programs including solicitation and application information, all offers of conditional commitments, and closed loans and loan guarantees. 9589692f-8c18-443b-865f-19a8175c8085 1dc13456-7cae-4c63-bf34-102cd77f16eb Nuclear Waste Fund Fee Adequacy Reports [Make available on DOE's website] determinations about the adequacy of the Nuclear Waste Fund Fee _900d1392-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.6 General Counsel In February 2010, the Department of Energy General Counsel announced that all future determinations about the adequacy of the Nuclear Waste Fund Fee will be made available to the public on the DOE website, starting with a fee adequacy determination for 2008. The first publicly released fee adequacy determination is from 2008. b5aa4f55-4faa-4674-87d5-aa4032111c1c c762c728-7577-4688-8ef3-de09ee181829 Patent Waivers and Ex Parte Communications Postings Grant patent waivers which determine the ownership of patents generated under DOE awards and release guidance on ex parte communications _900d152c-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.7 General Counsel The Department of Energy General Counsel’s office grants patent waivers which determine the ownership of patents generated under DOE awards. DOE is required by law to make waiver determinations public. Patent waiver determinations are posted on the Department of Energy General Counsel website. In October 2009, the Office of General Counsel released guidance on ex parte communications (i.e., written, electronic, or oral communication that is not provided to all interested parties) during informal rulemaking proceedings. Memos memorializing ex parte communications must be emailed to expartecommunications@hq.doe.gov. 4205ee5d-6ab4-48ad-a475-e4b316cee2e9 ceeedcab-949a-4072-a07a-85c3d0c055ac Fossil Energy R&D Project Database Manage more than 300 active research and development projects spanning a wide range of coal, petroleum and natural gas topics _900d16da-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.8 Office of Fossil Energy The Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy regularly manages more than 300 active research and development projects spanning a wide range of coal, petroleum and natural gas topics. The public can access information on each of these projects through the Fossil Energy Online Project Database. fc2e4a39-8d1c-4431-82a4-d38e8f5b399f 0bc8d3b2-7ef3-485c-a74f-a720d789020a Green Energy Portal Launch the Green Energy Portal _900d1892-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.9 Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) In Spring 2010, the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) will launch the Green Energy Portal. The Portal will be made available at www.osti.gov/greenenergy. Users will be able to download DOE bibliographic citations and associated full-text research reports and patents focusing on renewable energy and energy efficiency science and technology. This OSTI data collection has been developed for researchers to accelerate scientific discovery and innovation and by business and industry to stimulate economic growth related to renewable energy and energy efficiency. c71fc108-9134-4419-9c0f-a449be036ffc a2e0a06b-6472-483e-827c-ef92b70e47b0 Future EIA Datasets Post more High-Value Information and Datasets in the future _900d1a54-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.10 Energy Information Administration Office of Oil and Gas 1 U.S. Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Natural Gas Liquids Reserves (link will work when the data is available) Available Years: 1977-2007 File type: TBD 2 Company Level Imports (Petroleum) Available Year: 1986 through 2008 File type: XLS Office of Energy Markets and End Use 3 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) Available Year: 1987 through 2001 File type: XLS Office of Coal, Nuclear, Electricity and Alternative Fuels 4 Coal Production by MSHA ID, Mine Operation, Union Status, and Average Number of Employees and Hours – All Available Years Available Years: All Recorded Data File types: XLS and DBF (dBase) 5 Form EIA-861 Annual Electric Power Industry Database 2002-2006 Available Years: All Recorded Data File types: XLS and DBF (dBase) 6 EIA-860 Annual Electric Generator Report – 2004 & 2006 Available Years: All Recorded Data File types: XLS and DBF (dBase) 7 EIA 826 Monthly Electric Utility Sales and Revenue Data – All Available Years Available Years: All Recorded Data File types: XLS and DBF (dBase) Office of Integrated Analysis and Forecasting 8 Historical CO2 Emissions from 1949 Available Years: 1987 through 2007 File type: XLS 6823729f-c3b0-4d04-85c7-e27340eca557 da967818-25f7-479d-abc3-5650281a254f Future OSTI Datasets Post more High-Value Information and Datasets in the future including adding the Green Energy Data Service and publishing Comma-separated value (CSV) formats for the other datasets _900d1c20-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.11 Office of Scientific and Technical Information Office of Scientific and Technical Information 1 DOE Green Energy Data Service Available Years: TBD File type: TBD 2 Information Bridge XML Data Service Available Years: All Recorded Data To Date File type: XML 3 Energy Citations Database XML Data Service Available Years: All Recorded Data To Date File type: XML 4 DOEpatents XML Data Service Available Years: All Recorded Data To Date File type: XML 5 Geothermal/Geothermal Legacy Data XML Data Service Available Years: All Recorded Data To Date File type: XML 2f625896-9de9-4572-a8b3-502a86aa59be 66e6ae81-5e34-4e30-9d6d-074d377e823e Presidential Open Government Initiatives Detail how [the Department] is implementing the Presidential Open Government Initiatives _900d1e14-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.12 Chief Financial Officer The Open Government Directive requires each agency to detail how it is implementing the Presidential Open Government Initiatives. These transparency programs include data.gov, eRulemaking, IT Dashboard, Recovery.gov and USAspending.gov, among others. Additionally, the Department of Energy has designated its Chief Financial Officer to be accountable for the Department’s publicly disseminated spending information. dfa2a569-c5da-4843-9f34-a2281e2ae4cb a250fd90-0ad9-48a6-840f-8b57d96b4369 Data.gov Publish high-value data sets and upload raw data catalog entries and tool catalog entries. _900d2026-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.13 Chief Information Officer Data.gov, http://www.data.gov - Launched in May 2009, Data.gov opens up the workings of government by making economic, energy, environmental, healthcare and other information available on a single website, and by allowing the public to access this raw data and transform it in innovative ways. Data.gov provides descriptions of its Federal databases, information about how to access the datasets, and user-friendly tools that leverage the datasets. The data catalogs will continue to grow as datasets are added. The Open Government Directive required that each agency publish at least three new, high-value datasets at Data.gov by January 22, 2010. The Department of Energy published seven high-value data sets. In addition, the Department has uploaded 19 raw data catalog entries, and 16 tool catalog entries. The Department of Energy’s Chief Information Officer has identified points-of-contact across the Department who are tasked with selecting high-value data sets for posting. These contacts are surveyed on a regular basis to ensure that as new data sets are identified, they are published on data.gov. 3ae501a6-c1b7-475f-9d52-408dcfa6e2f7 ad7dd69d-3266-4461-92f3-b018755961d0 eRulemaking and regulations.gov [Post the Department's] rulemaking materials and encourage the public to participate in rulemaking proceedings _900d2238-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.14 Members of the Public eRulemaking and regulations.gov, http://www.regulations.gov - eRulemaking was established through the Office of Management and Budget’s e-Gov initiative to increase public accessibility and participation in the development of regulations and promote a more efficient and collaborative rulemaking process. In 2003, eRulemaking launched regulations.gov. Through this website the public can search and comment on Federal regulations. The Department of Energy fully complies with eRulemaking requirements. The Department manages rulemaking materials, such as Federal Register dockets, supporting analyses and public comments through the Federal Docket Management System. The Department’s rulemaking materials are posted transparently, and the public is encouraged to participate in rulemaking proceedings. 9f627b44-a41f-4863-8579-1940ecbf5b71 7e975e07-ed28-4583-84a0-d1c63a6b38f1 IT Dashboard Allow the public to track federal information technology initiatives and investments and hold the government accountable for progress and results _900d245e-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.15 Chief Information Officer IT Dashboard, http://it.usaspending.gov/ - Launched in June 2009, the IT Dashboard, a part of USASpending.gov, allows the public to track federal information technology initiatives and investments and hold the government accountable for progress and results. The IT Dashboard displays data received from agency reports to the Office of Management and Budget, including information on more than 7,000 Federal IT investments. IT Dashboard gives the public a detailed look at the Department of Energy’s IT portfolio and access to monthly performance data for the Department's 27 major IT investments, which totaled $1.6 billion in 2009. The site also shows the total amount of funding the investments have received over time and how effectively these funds have been managed. In addition, IT Dashboard features the Chief Information Officer’s monthly evaluation and performance rating of each investment. 6b381801-c4cc-4a16-a6ed-943aae05659f 455633ad-c17e-4aa6-8c96-df3ebe9e07d9 USA Spending.gov Provide the public with information from the Federal Procurement Data System and the Federal Assistance Award Data System _900d2684-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.16 Members of the Public USA Spending.gov, http://www.usaspending.gov - USASpending.gov provides the public with information from the Federal Procurement Data System and the Federal Assistance Award Data System. USAspending.gov was launched in December 2007 to meet the mandates of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006. The Department of Energy reports all data required by the Transparency Act on the bimonthly schedule prescribed by the Office of Management and Budget. 7b658c12-e68e-4e38-ba95-b59450cbb642 e38d5fc2-3d3f-4558-b414-27ae55ad7253 Recovery.gov and FederalReporting.gov Track ARRA funds and provide lists of projects by state, Congressional district, counties and zip codes; and collect quarterly reports from recipients of Recovery Act grants, loans and federally awarded contracts _900d28b4-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.17 Recovery.gov and FederalReporting.gov, http://www.recovery.gov/Pages/home.aspx and https://www.federalreporting.gov/federalreporting/home.do - As required by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Recovery.gov tracks ARRA funds and provides lists of projects by state, Congressional district, counties and zip codes. FederalReporting.gov collects quarterly reports from recipients of Recovery Act grants, loans and federally awarded contracts. The Department of Energy also prepares two weekly reports on Recovery Act awards, the Financial and Activity Report and the Funding Notification Report. These reports are posted on Recovery.gov. 58480e5c-10a0-48d5-810f-fded233fc5a0 fc1edfbb-4407-4847-ae11-427821665843 Grants.gov [Enable] potential recipients to find and apply for grants _900d2af8-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.18 Grant Recipients Grants.gov, http://www.grants.gov/ - Grants.gov is an online portal where potential grant recipients can find and apply for over 1,000 grant programs. The portal has helped the Department of Energy streamline its grants process and standardize a common set of forms. In Fiscal Year 2008, the Department posted 133 synopses and 134 application packages on Grants.gov, and received a total of 6,507 applications. b737a51b-63d9-428c-9192-745da8eebb7f 153c648f-b217-4ed6-a362-e39afd4f01c8 GovBenefits.gov Help users determine eligibility for government benefits and services _900d2ecc-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.19 Low-Income Families GovBenefits.gov, http://www.govbenefits.gov/ - GovBenefits.gov helps users determine eligibility for government benefits and services. The Department of Energy uses GovBenefits.gov to provide information on the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Weatherization Assistance Program. This program helps low-income families permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. 296676ec-ccc2-460a-a040-30bde01c8841 9b0eea17-a5f6-4e5c-a326-b88e2d292e66 Environmental Management Newsletter Publish the EM Update Newsletter twice each month on projects and programs funded by EM’s $6 billion base program _900d317e-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.20 Office of Environmental Management (EM) Since last year, the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) has published the EM Update Newsletter twice each month on projects and programs funded by EM’s $6 billion base program. The EM American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Newsletter is published each month and focuses on Recovery Act-funded EM programs and related job creation. These newsletters are emailed to key stakeholder groups and are posted on the EM webpage. Additionally, the Department’s EM field sites are utilizing new media tools to expand their outreach and transparency efforts. For example, the Savannah River Site is accessible through Twitter and regularly posts news for public comment and feedback. 20163bac-18ed-4c54-9a8f-aef0743bae93 00540695-d1e2-4e96-b6ef-9887fab5126b Media Advisories Post media advisories prior to Secretary Chu’s events with location and media contact information and links to webcasts _900d33f4-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.21 The Department of Energy Office of Public Affairs posts media advisories prior to Secretary Chu’s events with location and media contact information and links to webcasts. 265fc918-6825-41c5-8032-5218c32f6f8a 7e330443-65a8-4811-89aa-78b886d32258 Records Management Ensure compliance with existing requirements by managing records in an economical and effective manner _900d366a-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.22 The Department of Energy Records Management Program ensures compliance with existing requirements by managing records in an economical and effective manner. DOE’s Records Management Program is also responsible for the Department’s Information Collection Program under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Information Quality Program through guidelines set by the Office of Management and Budget. The Records Management Program also addition maintains the Records Disposition Schedules, citations to the disposition authorities, Record Management processes, assessment processes, and the Records Management Council charter. 5656e9e4-000b-4525-9ea7-59c0f029a98a 0a85b392-24e2-4f2e-9d0f-961b0af526af Freedom of Information Act Program Conduct biweekly meetings to share best practices and address target areas and use FOIAXpress tracking and processing software system to better coordinate agency responses to FOIA requests _900d38f4-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.23 Office of Management FOIA Coordinators Attorneys The Department of Energy’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program is located in the Office of Management. Following the Attorney General’s March 2009 memorandum on FOIA implementation, the Department of Energy conducted an assessment of its FOIA policies and procedures. The assessment identified two areas for improvement: public accessibility to FOIA staff and FOIA program visibility. The Department’s FOIA coordinators and attorneys now conduct biweekly meetings to share best practices and address these target areas. Further, on October 1, 2009, the Department began using the FOIAXpress tracking and processing software system to better coordinate agency responses to FOIA requests. All Federal agencies have been called on to reduce FOIA backlogs by 10 percent annually. The Department of Energy has established a 15 percent reduction goal as part of a three-year plan established in 2008. 396dc0ba-4997-44a3-b569-3c64c92d7396 a468434c-bc68-4ff5-9d88-90976dfbe8e4 Congressional Correspondence and Requests for Information Enter Congressional correspondence into the tracking system, task it out to the appropriate program for response, and track reports due to Congress. _900d3b88-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.24 Office of the Executive Secretariat The Department of Energy’s Office of the Executive Secretariat processes all Congressional correspondence. When a Congressional letter or request for information is received by the Department, it is entered into the tracking system and tasked out to the appropriate program for response. The Executive Secretariat also maintains and tracks a database of reports due to Congress. 28116dc9-bf81-40b7-8459-50422cc3e4b0 b730ed6d-af19-40cb-947a-cd15c3506765 Declassification Programs Develop OpenNet to provide easy, timely access to recently declassified documents _900d3e30-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.25 The Department of Energy’s Office of Classification has developed OpenNet to provide easy, timely access to recently declassified documents, including information declassified in response to Freedom of Information Act requests. 5cebe800-025e-4b6f-82ee-7f076a1aafd5 db333d8b-a1cf-4a58-9f65-e8531a4ee827 National Library of Energy Integrate information collections from the Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (ERRE) and the Energy Information Administration (EIA). _900d40ec-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.26 Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (ERRE) Energy Information Administration (EIA). The National Library of Energy a science-driven, virtual library which will integrate information collections from the Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (ERRE) and the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The National Library of Energy will engage the public through web-based participation and collaboration mechanisms, and will be a resource for supporting and promoting energy-related education schools, universities and laboratories. The National Library of Energy will also be a tool for accelerating energy-focused scientific discovery. The Department of Energy is currently working to secure funding to advance this project. In its initial deployment, the National Library of Energy will integrate the OSTI, EERE and EIA information collections into one public website. In its second phase, the National Library of Energy will offer interactive tools for teachers and students and tools to encourage collaboration across the science community. e677cab7-403a-487c-93e7-b9c1d0235152 edc926e2-025b-40bb-919e-32e1a657ef72 National Environmental Policy Act Categorical Exclusions Foster public participation and engagement through several features, such as the Public Participation Calendar, online draft and final NEPA documents, Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports and NEPA Document Status and Schedules _900d43a8-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.27 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Program The Department of Energy’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Program fosters public participation and engagement through several features, such as the Public Participation Calendar, online draft and final NEPA documents, Lessons Learned Quarterly Reports and NEPA Document Status and Schedules. In October 2009, the Department adopted a new policy requiring online publication of Categorical Exclusion (CX) NEPA determinations. The Department of Energy is the first Federal agency to publish Categorical Exclusions on its website. The General Counsel’s office can host workshops and webcast to help interested agencies adopt similar policies. 45dc533d-b06f-47ef-8c2b-5077dd300f4b 57d161c0-87af-41ca-95a9-81ead2e20bb2 Health, Safety and Security Datasets Develop a business intelligence tool to analyze datasets from the Computerized Accident/Incident Report System, the Occurrence Reporting and Process System and the eDOE Information Security System _900d4718-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.28 Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) The Department of Energy’s Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) is developing a business intelligence tool to analyze datasets from the Computerized Accident/Incident Report System, the Occurrence Reporting and Process System and the eDOE Information Security System. The data covers reporting years 2005 to present. The business intelligence tool and the three datasets will be made public on a searchable website over the course of the next year. cb09668f-e17b-4912-b0e9-252c54216b2b 24eeb1ca-30e7-4406-9473-85e4dad661fa Multilingual WorldWideScience.org Offer unprecedented access to international science _900d4a06-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.29 Speakers of English Non-English Speakers Multilingual WorldWideScience.org, http://worldwidescience.org - In summer 2010, the Department of Energy will launch Multilingual WorldWideScience.org, which will offer unprecedented access to international science. The Department helped establish WorldWideScience.org in 2008 with a number of international science organizations. Since its inception, the website has been populated with databases from 62 countries. However, as it currently stands, the website only serves English-speaking users. Multilingual WorldWideScience.org will help English speakers search non-English science databases and help non-English speakers search all databases in the language of their choice. 63aaf90b-5bbb-4fc2-ac39-1049d8bce71b 6b3e42ab-abfd-4ad8-a4a5-27aef739902a FOIA Portal Launch the FOIA Portal _900d4cf4-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 2.30 Members of the Public In spring 2011, the Department of Energy will launch the FOIA Portal. Currently, FOIA materials are available in 20 different DOE Reading Rooms. The portal will consolidate these documents into one, searchable database. Public users will be able to register their interests and receive notifications of relevant FOIA records as they are made available. The Portal will help DOE officials understand the needs and interests of the public. d6b324af-3570-40f2-91e8-a01ed8608a11 2a55380e-e954-4bfa-8a78-b5f07646c21d Participation Alows members of the public to contribute ideas and expertise so that their government can make policies with the benefit of information that is widely dispersed in society. _900d500a-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a Members of the Public New and Social Media Tools Use Energy.gov, Facebook and other new media tools to educate and engage the public about the Department’s plans and priorities _900d5316-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 3.1 Secretary of Energy Steven Chu Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and the Department of Energy are using Energy.gov, Facebook and other new media tools to educate and engage the public about the Department’s plans and priorities. Secretary Chu’s Facebook page offers readers a series of regular updates and perspectives from the Secretary on a range of issues, and gives Facebook users the chance to comment, discuss, and offer feedback. Similarly, the Department’s YouTube Channel gives the public another way to learn about the Department and our National Laboratories, including how Recovery Act funding is spent. Recent videos include: * Kill-a-Watt Competition at University of Central Florida * Face of the Recovery Act: Sun Catalytix * Investing in Clean, Safe Nuclear Energy * Secretary Chu Speaks at the 2010 Washington Auto Show * Face of the Recovery Act: Johnson Controls * Energy Savings You Can Savor In addition, a number of Department of Energy program offices have Facebook pages, including: * National Nuclear Security Administration * Office of Renewable Energy and Environmental Efficiency * Office of Fossil Energy DOE utilizes machine-generated captioning which can be toggled on and off by the end user on all of its YouTube videos. Additionally, the Department partners with social media companies and the General Services Administration (GSA) to maintain user-friendly social media websites. For example, DOE’s Open Gov comment webpage collaborated with Ideascale which made modifications to the website interface to make it more accessible for screen readers. dd6735b5-ed3a-426b-9f7a-327c1b5a8236 07652806-cea9-4887-83f1-91d8ec068a9e ARPA-E Fund projects that will reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign energy imports, curb U.S. energy-related emissions, and improve energy efficiency across all sectors of the U.S. economy _900d5654-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 3.2 Advanced Projects Research Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) The Advanced Projects Research Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) was authorized by the 2007 America COMPETES Act to fund projects that will reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign energy imports, curb U.S. energy-related emissions, and improve energy efficiency across all sectors of the U.S. economy. The initial funding for ARPA-E, $400 million, was provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. In March 2010, the Department of Energy hosted the inaugural ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Washington, DC as an opportunity for the country’s energy leaders to share ideas and identify key technology opportunities in the field. The Summit showcased many of the winning research projects from the first funding round. Approximately 1,300 attendees participated in the Summit. 487ec9ee-c39d-4f2f-b737-160fbb94e097 15b268d2-8a7d-49d7-a6d4-42ee8301954f Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum Develop of cost-effective carbon sequestration technologies _900d5992-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 3.3 Office of Fossil Energy National Government Entities European Commission Members of the Public The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) is an international initiative focusing on the development of cost-effective carbon sequestration technologies. CSLF was created in 2004 by the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy. Membership is open to national government entities, and CSLF is currently comprised of 23 countries and the European Commission. The Forum features an online Registry of CSLF Stakeholders, and CSLF meetings are open to the public. 30d574e2-f00d-4615-8534-d056a24728c2 8625e35a-38ad-4727-bad7-de345b02468d Committees of Visitors Establish at least one Federal Advisory Committee for each of science program _900d5cd0-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 3.4 Office of Science The Department of Energy’s Office of Science has established at least one Federal Advisory Committee for each of its science programs in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972. These expert committees provide independent advice to the Director of the Office of Science on scientific and technical issues relating to the Offices of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics. Federal Advisory Committees manage Committees of Visitors (COV), which assess Office of Science programs on a regular basis. These sub-committees feature a panel of scientists and researchers, and every Office of Science program element must be reviewed by a COV panel every three years. As part of this review process, COV panels present assessment reports to the appropriate Federal Advisory Committee at a public meeting. Within 30 days of this submission, an associate director in the Office of Science provides a response to the review. Following review by the Federal Advisory Committee, the report is sent to the Director of the Office of Science and publicly released. df86ec33-ee02-4a1a-ad41-de2abd44d948 962c49d5-fcd4-48e4-905a-5250c55b69c7 Appliance Conservation Standards Enable members of the public to report appliance energy and water conservation regulation violations _900d6018-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 3.5 Members of the Public General Counsel As part of the Department of Energy’s efforts to step up enforcement and verification of appliance energy and water conservation standards, the Office of General Counsel has created a webpage and email link where members of the public can report an appliance regulation violation. 23de718d-6367-499c-aadf-7f7286cf7ea0 51531362-a01b-4e3f-8755-3ef2adaac2c7 Small Business Conference Assist small businesses _900d637e-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 3.6 Small businesses Office of Economic Impact and Diversity assists small businesses that are interested in working with the Department of Energy. In May 2010, the Department will host its 11th annual Small Business Conference and Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. The event will include educational workshops, exhibit hall and business matchmaking sessions. Over 1,600 attendees are expected, representing all levels of federal, state and local government agencies, small businesses and contractors. 89c4bbc5-19af-4ae4-9e80-1e08f56bf989 bf4ab10c-8ee0-4c80-867a-d7802cf818f8 Collaboration Improve the effectiveness of government by encouraging partnerships and cooperation within the Federal government, across levels of government and between the government and private institutions. _900d66ee-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 4 Other Government Agencies Private Institutions State Energy Efficiency (SEE) Action Network Drive energy efficiency through a set of goals _900d6a7c-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 4.1 States In February 2010, the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly announced the creation of the State Energy Efficiency (SEE) Action Network to help states achieve maximum cost-effective energy efficiency improvements in homes, offices and buildings by 2020. The SEE Action Network will drive energy efficiency through a set of goals developed in the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency. 8587e96a-59e1-49a6-bb7e-5c716ae93f73 980983b2-a876-4e1c-9085-810fcd3de12c Large Hadron Collider Participate in the design and construction of the Large Hardon Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva _900d6e00-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 4.2 National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Science Scientists Engineers Graduate Students U.S. participation in the design and construction of the Large Hardon Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland is supported by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science and the National Science Foundation (NSF). More than 1,700 scientists, engineers and graduate students from U.S. universities and national laboratories have participated in six LHC experiments. DOE and NSF have developed a website highlighting American participation in LHC experiments. This website features blogs written by American scientists working on the accelerator and resources for teachers and students. aca6fff1-3d7c-4bf4-9950-2a1265b1b982 906ddcbd-2d58-45de-9e1e-f326735ce7dc EurekAlert! [Make available via a global online news service] Department of Energy Science News with press releases and information about research advances funded by the Department _900d718e-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 4.3 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Office of Science EurekAlert! is an online global news service operated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Through collaboration with the Department of Energy Office of Science, EurekAlert! features “Department of Energy Science News” with press releases and information about research advances funded by the Department. 15d97402-8f58-4ecb-b4a4-bb73dfd229db 9ed16979-8135-431f-a991-88a71b036e76 EIA Collaborations Partner with organizations and stakeholder groups _900d7530-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 4.4 Energy Information Administration (EIA) Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) National Energy Education Development (NEED) National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) National Academy of Science (NAS) Committee on National Statistics Stanford University Energy Modeling Forum (EMF) National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) The Energy Information Administration (EIA) partners with a number of organizations and stakeholder groups. Examples of EIA’s leadership in collaboration include: * Partnering with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to host the EIA’s International Energy Outlook * Collaborating with National Energy Education Development (NEED) to promote educational materials and lesson plans for teachers and students * Joining with the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) to connect with state agencies and authorities * Working with the National Academy of Science’s (NAS) Committee on National Statistics to conduct a 30-month study of the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey and the Residential Energy Consumption Survey. * Participating in Stanford University’s Energy Modeling Forum (EMF) and two other EMF projects, Technology Strategies for Achieving Climate Policy Objectives and Efficiency and the Shape of Future Energy Demand. * Partnering with the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) to manage the Energy Micro Data Research Program 767b98dc-b4e3-4dff-98f1-a353b5a1d070 92f72fab-4b6d-4cee-b310-d7515866f30f Science.gov Serve the information needs of science professionals, students, educators and the business community _900d78e6-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 4.5 Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) Science Professionals Students Educators Business Community The Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) launched Science.gov in December 2002 as an interagency initiative among 18 U.S. government science organizations within 14 Federal agencies. This website serves the information needs of science professionals, students, educators and the business community. Now in its fifth generation, Science.gov features over 40 databases. 01014f7e-fd69-4852-9b67-20e9228eecdf 2eafb5c9-9fcd-445f-b865-9214f8032b94 WorldWideScience.org [Provide] information on science and technology research and development from 62 nations _900d7ce2-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 4.6 Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) also co-developed and hosts WorldWideScience.org as a gateway to international science. Launched in June 2007, the website features information on science and technology research and development from 62 nations. WorldWideScience.org advances OSTI’s mission to foster collaborative between the scientific community and the Department of Energy. fa5866c2-d1a4-4174-88bc-137173c52d26 68e777e2-0ac7-45c1-a032-21265e5717c7 National Lab Day Participate in National Lab Day _900d80d4-52e3-11df-b44f-1f0e7a64ea2a 4.7 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Teachers The Department of Energy and its 17 national laboratories will be participating in the inaugural National Lab Day on May 12, 2010. In November 2009, President Obama announced this initiative as part of the Educate to Innovate campaign, a nationwide effort to foster student excellence in science and math. National Lab Day is a collaborative effort between government agencies and grassroots organizations to upgrade science labs, support project-based learning, and build communities of support for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers. The National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy are working with professional societies and foundations to connect Federal experts and scientists with teachers and local schools. 690eb828-eabf-4846-a8d3-512982946798 72e6df1b-206c-4142-8779-0c0388d927d0 2010-04-07 2010-04-28 http://www.energy.gov/open/documents/DOE_OGI_Plan_07Apr2010.pdf Owen Ambur Owen.Ambur@verizon.net Submit error.