15 U.S. Code § 790g - Access by Director to energy information
(a) Access by Director to energy information in possession of other Federal agencies; limitations
In furtherance and not in limitation of any other authority, the Director, on behalf of the Administrator, shall have access to energy information in the possession of any Federal agency except information—
(b) Authority to obtain information from original or alternate sources
In the event that energy information in the possession of another Federal agency which is required to achieve the purposes of this chapter is denied the Director or the Administrator pursuant to paragraph (1) or paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of this section, the Administrator, or the Director, on behalf of the Administrator, shall take appropriate action, pursuant to authority granted by law, to obtain said information from the original sources or a suitable alternate source. Such source shall be notified of the reason for this request for information.
Source(Pub. L. 93–275, § 58, as added Pub. L. 94–385, title I, § 142,Aug. 14, 1976, 90 Stat. 1139.)
Section effective 150 days after Aug. 14, 1976, see section 143 ofPub. L. 94–385, set out as a note under section 790 of this title.
Transfer of Functions
Functions assigned to Director of Office of Energy Information and Analysis under this subchapter vested in Administrator of Energy Information Administration within Department of Energy by section 7135 (c) of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.