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                                 UNITED STATES
                         NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
                     OFFICE OF NUCLEAR REACTOR REGULATION
                         WASHINGTON, D.C.  20555-0001

                                  May 3, 1996


NRC ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER 94-13, REVISION 2:  ACCESS TO NUCLEAR REGULATORY
                                              COMMISSION BULLETIN BOARD
                                              SYSTEMS


Addressees

All NRC licensees.

Purpose

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this administrative
letter revision to give addressees updated information about the availability
of NRC bulletin board systems (BBSs) and list server systems.  This
administrative letter does not transmit or imply any new or changed
requirements or staff positions.  No specific action or written response is
required.

Background

The NRC issued Administrative Letter 94-13 and 94-13 Revision 1, "Access to
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Bulletin Board Systems," dated September 13,
1994 and June 29, 1995 respectively, to inform addressees of the availability
of NRC BBSs containing the Standard Technical Specifications, NRC generic
communications, and files on several other subjects.  Recently, the NRC
initiated list server systems which may deliver electronic information
directly to interested recipients. 

Discussion

The NRC operates several subsystems on the Federal Government Fedworld BBS,
which is operated by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS).  The
names of the NRC subsystems on Fedworld, the information they contain, and
their associated NRC contacts are presented in Attachment 1.  The NRC also
operates some stand-alone systems (i.e., not on, but accessible from,
Fedworld).  The names of these systems, the information they contain, and
their associated NRC contacts are in a table on Attachment 2.  Information on
accessing the various BBSs is given in Attachment 3.  Except for the
Bibliographic Retrieval System, new users to each system establish their own
password when they first log on to the system.  Information on obtaining a
password for the Bibliographic Retrieval System is given in a footnote to
Attachment 3.


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Users who access any of these systems through a modem should set their
communications parameters as follows:

    bits/character         8
    parity                 N
    number of stop bits    1
    full duplex

Users should know (1) the protocol their telecommunications software will use
for downloading files, e.g., zmodem, and (2) the command(s) necessary to
initiate a file transfer using their software.  

Although every effort is made to ensure that the information on each BBS is
accurate, documents obtained from them are not official documents.  Every user
explicitly acknowledges that all information obtained from the BBSs is
provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied,
including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and
fitness for a particular purpose and that the entire risk of acting on
information obtained from the BBSs, including the entire cost of all necessary
remedies, is with those who choose to act on such information and not with the
operators of the BBSs.

In addition to the BBSs, NRC maintains a list server system with a number of
lists that the public may subscribe to via electronic mail transmitted over
the internet.  There is no charge for subscribing to any of the lists.  Some
of the lists are moderated and only accept messages from the list managers. 
Other lists are unmoderated and accept messages from all subscribers.  Both
types distribute messages sent to the list to all list subscribers.  

NRC-moderated lists include (1) a daily report consisting of the plant status
report, event notifications, and the NRC morning report; (2) NRC generic
communications; and (3) NRC press releases.  These lists are named DR-NRR,
GC-NRR, and PR-OPA, respectively.

An unmoderated list, TS-NRR, is used to exchange information on technical
specifications (TS) between the NRC, licensees, and the public.  This list
serves as a forum for the discussion of suggested changes to NRC standard TS
(STS), including the format of STS as WordPerfect documents and nonproprietary
formats such as the standard generalized markup language (SGML).  The NRC 
Technical Specifications Branch is examining the feasibility of using SGML for
TS documents.  The list is also a discussion forum for issues on converting
plant TS to the guidance provided by the STS.  The names of all of the lists,
their contents and an NRC contact are shown in a table on Attachment 2.

To subscribe to any of these lists, send an e-mail message to

listproc@nrc.gov, no subject, with the following message:

subscribe  
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Replace "list-name" with the name of the list you wish to subscribe to and
give your first and last name.  Do not type the symbols <> and do not add
commas.  A sample message is:  subscribe TS-NRR John Jones.  The list server
will use the address from the e-mail heading so that address should represent 
the person or group to which information is to go.  Also, do not include the
address as part of the subscribe message.  You will get a message that you
have been added to the list and instructions for communicating with the list
server system.  If you do not receive this return message, please check with
the contact for that list by email or phone.  

Subscribers are reminded that, on unmoderated list systems, using the reply
feature of e-mail to respond to a message from the list sends that response to
all members on the list and not just the initiator of the original message. 
Therefore, NRC asks that all messages sent to an unmoderated list, addressed
to @nrc.gov, include the address of the sender so that, if
appropriate, a response may be sent to that individual and not to all
subscribers to the list.
  
This administrative letter requires no specific action or written response. 
If you have any questions about this letter, please contact one of the people
listed below or the appropriate NRR project manager.


                                          signed by

                                       Brian K. Grimes, Acting Director
                                       Division of Reactor Program Management
                                       Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation

Contacts:  James W. Shapaker, NRR
           (301) 415-1151
           Internet:jws@nrc.gov

           Tom Dunning, NRR
           (301) 415-1189
           Internet:tgd@nrc.gov

           Kevin Ramsey, NMSS
           (301) 415-7887
           Internet:kmr@nrc.gov

Attachments:
1.  NRC Bulletin Board Subsystems on Fedworld
2.  NRC Stand-Alone Bulletin Board Systems and List Server Systems
3.  Access to the Bulletin Board Systems
4.  List of Recently Issued NRC Administrative Letters






                                                            Attachment 1
                                                            AL 94-13, Rev. 2
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                 NRC SUBSYSTEMS (BULLETIN BOARDS) ON FEDWORLD

      SUBSYSTEM                  CONTENTS CONTACT/PHONE/
INTERNET ADDRESS Enhanced
Participatory
Rulemaking NRC rulemakings in progress plus draft
NUREG-series documents and regulatory guides
and the opportunity to provide comments Christine Daily
(301) 415-6026
cxd@nrc.gov, or
Carol Gallagher
(301) 415-5905
cag@nrc.gov Public Petitions Status of pending petitions under
10 CFR 2.206 Thomas Dunning
(301) 415-1189
tgd@nrc.gov Enforcement
Program Information on the NRC enforcement program
and the opportunity to provide comments Thomas Dunning
(301) 415-1189
tgd@nrc.gov Health Physics NRC staff positions on regulatory
requirements and guidance for radiation
protection Jim Wigginton
(301) 415-1059
jlw@nrc.gov, or
Roger Pedersen
(301) 415-3162
rlp1@nrc.gov Generic
Communications NRC bulletins, generic letters, information
notices, administrative letters, and
circulars from 1971 to the present Jim Shapaker
(301) 415-1151
jws@nrc.gov Public Document
Room Bulletin
Board Selected types of publicly released
documents related to NRC licensing and 
rulemaking activities such as SECYs, SRMs,
Commission meeting transcripts, preliminary
notifications, advisory committee meetings,
daily reports, and Federal Register notices. 
Posted for 30 days. M. Kim Basile
(202) 634-3381
pdr@nrc.gov Press Releases,
Speeches, and
Special
Announcements NRC press releases, speeches, and other
items of interest for the last two weeks Gladys Ordaz
(301) 415-8200
opa@nrc.gov                                                             Attachment 2
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                   NRC STAND-ALONE SYSTEMS (BULLETIN BOARDS)
                          (Accessible from Fedworld)

      SYSTEM                   CONTENTS CONTACT/PHONE/
INTERNET ADDRESS Tech Specs Plus Improved standard technical specifications
for each of the power reactor vendors, NRC
Inspection Manual, and other information Thomas Dunning
(301) 415-1189
tgd@nrc.gov Public Meeting
Notice System Upcoming staff meetings open to the public,
Commission meetings, advisory committee
meetings, or licensing board hearings (see
the Public Document Room Bulletin Board for
full texts) Jona Souder
(301) 415-7170
jls3@nrc.gov Bibliographic
Retrieval System Searchable records of documents available
through the NRC Public Document Room with
full text of selected documents and
comprehensive descriptive citations. 
Includes full text documents initially
posted on the PDR Bulletin Board M. Kim Basile
(202) 634-3381
pdr@nrc.gov


                                  NRC LIST SERVER SYSTEMS

     LIST NAME                          CONTENTS CONTACT/PHONE/
INTERNET ADDRESS DR-NRR A daily report of plant status, event
notifications, and NRC morning reports Eric Benner
(301) 415-1171
ejb@nrc.gov
John Tappert
(301) 415-1167
jrt@nrc.gov GC-NRR New NRC generic communications  Jim Shapaker
(301) 415-1151
jws@nrc.gov PR-OPA NRC press releases, speeches, and other
items of interest Gladys Ordaz
(301) 415-1151
opa@nrc.gov TS-NRR Exchange of information on technical
specifications (TS) between NRC, licensees,
and the public also a discussion forum on
suggested changes to NRC standard TS Thomas Dunning
(301) 415-1189
tgd@nrc.gov                                                             Attachment 3
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                     ACCESS TO THE BULLETIN BOARD SYSTEMS
   Bulletin Board System                      Access Method(s) Fedworld





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Fedworld Help Desk 1. Modem (703) 321-3339 for all parts of Fedworld
2. Modem (800) 303-9672 for NRC systems only
3. Telnet access via Internet - fedworld.gov
4. File transfer protocol (FTP) site access via Internet -
     ftp.fedworld.gov
5. World Wide Web (home page) - www.fedworld.gov
-----------------------------------------------------------
1. Voice (703) 487-4608
2. E-mail through Internet - helpdesk@fedworld.gov Enhanced Participatory
Rulemaking From the NRC Main Menu on Fedworld, select (C) Public Petitions From the NRC Main Menu on Fedworld, select (O) to reach the
NRC Subsystems Menu, then select (A) Enforcement Program From the NRC Main Menu on Fedworld, select (O) to reach the
NRC Subsystems Menu, then select (B) Health Physics From the NRC Main Menu on Fedworld, select (O) to reach the
NRC Subsystems Menu, then select (C) Generic Communications From the NRC Main Menu on Fedworld, select (O) to reach the
NRC Subsystems Menu, then select (D), then (F) Public Document Room
Bulletin Board 1. From the NRC Main Menu on Fedworld, select (O) to reach  
   the NRC Subsystems Menu, then select (E)
2. NRC-PDR Library List direct ftp access -                 
    ftp://ftp.fedworld.gov/pub/nrc-pdr/nrc-pdr.htm                                   Press Releases, Speeches
and Special Announcements From the NRC Main Menu on Fedworld, select (N)
 Tech Specs Plus 1. From the NRC Main Menu on Fedworld, select (D) to reach
   the Gateway Menu, then select (A)
2. Direct access (not Fedworld) by modem (800) 679-57841
3. Direct access (not Fedworld) by modem (301) 415-1178 Public Meeting Notice
System 1. From the NRC Main Menu on Fedworld, select (D) to reach
   the Gateway Menu, then select (B)
2. Direct access (not Fedworld) by modem (800) 952-96761
3. Direct access (not Fedworld) by modem (301) 415-5088 Bibliographic Retrieval
System 1. From the NRC Main Menu on Fedworld, select (D) to reach
   the Gateway Menu, then select (C)
2. Direct access (not Fedworld) by modem (800) 270-27871
3. Direct access (not Fedworld) by modem (202) 634-1421


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