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Publishing Priorities and Schedule

Section 207(f)(2) of the E-Government Act of 2002 requires Federal agencies to develop an inventory of information to be published on their Web sites, establish a schedule for publishing information, make those schedules available for public comment, and post the schedules and priorities on the Web site. The purpose of publishing this inventory is "to improve the methods by which government information, including information on the Internet, is organized, preserved, and made accessible to the public."

The table of Web content, below, uses the following definitions for priorities:

  • Priority 1: required by law, regulation, Presidential directive, or other official directive or to ensure national security
  • Priority 2: mission-critical and essential for program operations, but not required by law, regulation, or Presidential directive (that is, information or services that are directly tied to an agency's mission and/or strategic plan)
  • Priority 3: frequently requested information or services that would improve business processes and/or customer service to the public (for example, most commonly used forms, documents, applications, transactions, etc.)
  • Priority 4: other information

Priority Content Category Category Description Publication Target Date
1 About EIA General agency information such as agency mission, organization chart, and strategic plan Currently Available
1 Data, Analyses, & Forecasts Energy data collected through surveys, reports and articles detailing energy data analyses, and forecasts Currently Available
1 Privacy/Security Privacy policy and security policy Currently Available
1 Standards & Guidelines Information quality guidelines, publishing style guide, copyright information, guidelines for statistical graphs, and customer service standards Currently Available
1 Survey Forms Forms used to collect energy data Currently Available
1 Upcoming Reports Schedule Information regarding publication release dates Currently Available
2 Contact Information Contact information for EIA, NEIC, and subject-matter experts Currently Available
2 Press Releases, Presentations, Testimonies, & Events Press releases, presentations, testimonies, and events Currently Available
3 Energy Basics Descriptions of energy concepts, fuel types, and measurements Currently Available
3 Frequently Asked Questions Frequently asked questions Currently Available
3 EIA Kid's Page Basic energy history, facts, and games Currently Available
3 Glossary Glossary of energy-related terms as used by EIA Currently Available
3 Jobs Current job announcements and contact information Currently Available