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Executive Order 13392, Improving Agency Disclosure of Information


On December 14, 2005, President George W. Bush issued Executive Order 13392, "Improving Agency Disclosure of Information." In the order, the President directed agencies to ensure citizen-centered and results-oriented FOIA operations. The executive order requires the head of each agency to —

  • designate a Chief FOIA Officer at the Assistant Secretary level or equivalent;
  • establish agency FOIA Service Centers to enable a FOIA requester to seek information concerning the status of a FOIA request and appropriate information about the agency's FOIA response;
  • designate one or more FOIA Public Liaisons (FOIA Public Liaisons will serve as supervisory officials to whom a FOIA requester can raise concerns about the service the FOIA requester has received from the FOIA Service Center, following an initial response from the Center staff);
  • conduct a review of the agency's FOIA operations and draft a plan for improvement with concrete milestones for fiscal year (FY) 2006 and FY 2007; and
  • include, in its annual FOIA report to the Department of Justice for FY 2006 and FY 2007, information on the agency's performance in meeting the milestones of its FOIA improvement plan.

Status of NRC Compliance

Chief FOIA Officer: On April 29, 2007, Dale E. Klein, Chairman, NRC, designated Darren B. Ash, Chief Information Officer, as the NRC Chief FOIA Officer.

FOIA Service Center: You may call the NRC FOIA Service Center at (301) 415-7169.

FOIA Public Liaisons

  • Donna L. Sealing, (301) 415-5804
  • Russell A. Nichols, (301) 415-6874
Report Scheduled Publication Date*
FOIA Program Review June 14, 2006
FOIA Improvement Plan June 14, 2006
FOIA Improvement Plan - Modified December 27, 2006
FOIA Report to DOJ for FY 2006 February 1, 2007
FOIA Report to DOJ for FY 2007 February 1, 2008

*Each report will be published at this site no later than the date specified.

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