On October 29, 2013, Clarence Dorsey (“Appellant”) filed an Appeal from a determination issued to him on October 11, 2013, by the Oak Ridge Office (ORO) of the Department of Energy (DOE) (Privacy Act Request ORO-2013-00708-PA). In its determination, ORO responded to the Appellant’s request for information filed under the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552a, as implemented by DOE in 10 C.F.R. Part 1008. This Appeal, if granted, would require ORO to conduct another search for the requested documents.
On August 30, 2013, DOE’s Office of Information Resources transferred the Appellant’s Privacy Act Request to ORO. On October 11, 2013, ORO responded to the Privacy Act Request stating that it searched for records at its site, contractor sites and repositories, but could not locate any documents. ORO then informed the Appellant that the Mississippi State Department of Health may possess the documents that he seeks, and ORO provided its mailing address in its response. See Determination Letter from Amy Rothrock, Authorizing Official, to Appellant (Oct. 11, 2013). On October 29, 2013, the Appellant submitted the instant Appeal of ORO’s response.