Tennessee Valley Authority September 10, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Testimony by TVA Employees, Production of Official Records, and Disclosure of Official Information in Legal Proceedings
Document Number: E7-17722
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-10
Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority, Agencies and Commissions
The Tennessee Valley Authority (``TVA'') seeks public comment on a proposed rule that would govern access to TVA information and records in connection with legal proceedings in which neither the United States nor TVA is a party. The rule, tracking similar regulations issued by many other federal agencies, would establish guidelines for use in determining whether TVA employees will provide testimony or records relating to their official duties. The rule would also establish procedures for requesters to follow when making demands on or requests to a TVA employee for official documents or to provide testimony. The proposed rule will standardize TVA's past practices, promote uniformity in decisions, conserve the ability of TVA to conduct official business, preserve its employee resources, protect confidential information, provide guidance to requestors, minimize involvement in matters unrelated to TVA's mission and programs, avoid wasteful allocation of agency resources, and avoid spending public time and money for private purpose.