Testimony by TVA Employees, Production of Official Records, and Disclosure of Official Information in Legal Proceedings
The Tennessee Valley Authority (``TVA'') is publishing as a final rule a regulation governing access to TVA information and records in connection with legal proceedings in which neither the United States nor TVA is a party. This final rule establishes guidelines for use in determining whether TVA employees will provide testimony or records relating to their official duties. It also establishes procedures for requesters to follow when making demands on or requests to a TVA employee for official documents or to provide testimony. This final rule standardizes TVA's past practices, promotes uniformity in decisions, conserves the ability of TVA to conduct official business, preserves its employee resources, protects confidential information, provides guidance to requestors, minimizes involvement in matters unrelated to TVA's mission and programs, avoids wasteful allocation of agency resources, and avoids spending public time and money for private purpose.