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Information Collection Management

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The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 requires federal agencies and government-owned, contractor-operated facilities to obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) before requesting most types of information from the public, including forms, interviews, and record-keeping requirements, among others.

DOE's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the Senior Official responsible for DOE PRA compliance. DOE Information Collection Requests (ICRs) must be submitted to the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCI) for approval, unless the ICR is related to statistical energy information collections and customer surveys which is handled by the Energy Information Administration.

Provided below are PRA requirements and implementation guidance: