Subject:  Proposed Rule: Electronic Availability of NRC Public Records &
     Ending NRC Local PDRs

[Federal Register: May 7, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 88)]
[Proposed Rules]               
[Page 24531-24542]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []

Proposed Rules
                                     Federal Register

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the
proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices
is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule
making prior to the adoption of the final rules.


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10 CFR Parts 1, 2, 7, 9, 50, 51, 52, 60, 62, 72, 75, 76, 100, and 

RIN 3150-AG07

Electronic Availability of NRC Public Records and Ending of NRC 
Local Public Document Room Program

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.


SUMMARY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing 
amendments to its regulations that would reflect a change in the way its
records are made available to the public. The amendments are intended to
reflect the NRC's decision to implement a new document management system
that would permit the electronic storage, retrieval, and on-line ordering
of publicly available NRC official records through the NRC Web site.

DATES: Submit comments by June 21, 1999. Comments received after this date
will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of
consideration cannot be given except as to comments received on or before
this date.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to: Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555. Attention: Rulemaking and 
Adjudications staff.

    Deliver comments to 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 
between 7:30 am and 4:15 pm on Federal workdays.

    You may also provide comments via the NRC's interactive rulemaking web
site through the NRC home page ( This site provides
the capability to upload comments as files (any format), if your web
browser supports that function. For information about the interactive
rulemaking web site, contact Ms. Carol Gallagher, (301) 415-5905 (email:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Russell A. Powell, Chief, Information
Services Branch, Information Management Division, Office of the Chief
Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.
20555-0001, telephone (301) 415-6527, email: