In the Department of Energy's correction request process, the burden of proof rests with the requester. An affected person who believes that information the Department disseminates does not adhere to the information quality guidelines of OMB or the Department, or who would like to request correction of specific information, needs to provide the following information within 60 calendar days of the initial information dissemination:
- Requester Identification: the requester's name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, and organizational affiliation if any;
- Detailed Description: information the requester believes not to be in compliance with the Department's or OMB's guidelines, or information requester believes needs correction must be addressed by requester providing 1.) the exact name of the data collection or report, 2.) the disseminating office and the author, if known, and, 3.) a description of the specific item in question;
- Potential Impacts: a requester must explain their interest in the information identified for correction and described and how they are affected by the information in questions; and,
- Explanation of Non-adherence: requester must specifically explain the reason(s) the information does not adhere to the information quality guidelines, or the reason(s) specific information should be corrected, if possible, and the requester must provide specific recommendations on what/how correction(s) should be made.
In efforts to ease paperwork burden, requesters are encouraged to provide the required information electronically using the online request document.
Requests for correction may also be mailed to:
U.S. Department of Energy
Information Collection & Forms Management Programs (IM-23)
1000 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20585
Attn: Information Quality Request/FORS Rm. 1F-084