United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Document Reproduction Information

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Public Document Room (PDR) contractor, Best Copy and Printing Incorporated, (BCPI), will provide document reproduction services at the PDR's Headquarters location at the rates listed below. Relevant sales tax and postage will be added.

The turnaround time clock starts once BCPI has picked up the daily order from the PDR; it does not include the time it takes for PDR staff to research and prepare an order for BCPI. Reproduction orders are collected from the PDR by BCPI staff each morning around 10:00 am. Any orders submitted to PDR staff after that morning collection will be a RUSH order for same day delivery or it will be picked up by BCPI as part of the regular morning collection on the next business day. Please contact the PDR staff if you have questions on RUSH orders or other reproduction questions.

Best Copy and Printing, Inc. may be directly contacted with any questions at 301-816-2820. They can provide the total amount for the requested service on the customer invoice, since the cost may be more expensive than the prices quoted below. BCPI may charge minimum pricing beyond what is provided in the current NRC contract. Please see the BCPI Minimum Order Policy

Non-rush Orders and Pricing

For non-rush order documents the charges and turnaround times are as follows.  These prices are effective from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014.

Formats Maximum Quantity Turnaround Time Cost
Aperture Card (Black & White) to Paper 500 pages 72 hours $4.00 per square foot
Aperture Card to Aperture Card 1 card 48 hours $7.00 per card
Aperture Card to Paper 1 card 48 hours $7.00 per card
Audio Cassette to Audio Cassette 10 audio cassettes 6 hours $55.00 per audio cassette
CD-ROM to CD-ROM 10 CD-ROMs 24 hours $28.00 per CD-ROM
CD-ROM to Paper 1000 pages 4 hours $0.42 per page
DVD-ROM to DVD-ROM 1 DVD-ROM 72 hours $33.00 per DVD-ROM
Full-text (EFT)/Citations to CD-ROM 100 citations 48 hours $9.00 + $0.19 per page
Full-text (EFT)/Citations to Paper 3000 citations * 4 hours $0.42 per page
Microfiche to Microfiche 300 pages 3 hours $14.00 per card
Microfiche to Paper 3000 pages 6 hours $0.60 per page
Microfiche to PDF 1 card 6 hours $0.65 per page
Microfiche to PDF to CD-ROM 1 card 6 hours $28.00 + $0.65 per page
Microfiche to PDF to DVD-ROM 1 card 6 hours $33.00 + $0.65 per page
Paper to Paper (up to 11"x17") 3000 pages 4 hours $0.42 per page
Paper to Paper (larger than 11"x17") 1000 pages 4 hours $0.42 per page
Paper to PDF to CD-ROM 3000 pages 4 hours $28.00 + $0.42 per page
Paper to PDF to DVD-ROM 3000 pages 4 hours $33.00 + $0.42 per page
Video Cassette to CD-ROM and DVD-ROM 1 video cassette 72 hours $140.00 per CD-ROM and DVD-ROM
Video Cassette to DVD-ROM 1 video cassette 72 hours $80.00 per DVD-ROM
Video Cassette to Video Cassette 1 video cassette 6 hours $65.00 per video cassette
* Applies to Image and OCR TIFF & PDF Text

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Rush Orders and Pricing

Rush processing is offered for standard size paper to paper reproduction, microfiche to paper, and electronic file to paper reproduction, excluding pages reproduced from bound volumes. A request for rush processing must be indicated when placing the order. For rush order processing the charges and turnaround times are as follows:

Formats Maximum Quantity Turnaround Time Cost
Aperture Card (Black & White) to Paper 50 pages 24 hours $4.50 per square foot
Aperture Card to Aperture Card 1 card 48 hours $9.50 per card
Aperture Card to Paper 1 card 48 hours $9.50 per card
Audio Cassette to Audio Cassette 5 audio cassettes 3 hours $65.00 per audio cassette
CD-ROM to CD-ROM 10 CD-ROMs 2 hours $33.00 per CD-ROM
CD-ROM to Paper 1000 pages 1 hour $0.47 per page
DVD-ROM to DVD-ROM 1 DVD-ROM 48 hours $47.00 per DVD-ROM
Full-text (EFT)/Citations to CD-ROM 20 citations 6 hours $10.00 + $0.28 per page
Full-text (EFT)/Citations to Paper 1000 citations * 1 hour $0.47 per page
Microfiche to Microfiche 300 pages 1 hour $19.00 per card
Microfiche to Paper 3000 pages 3 hours $0.70 per page
Microfiche to PDF 1 card 3 hours $0.85 per page
Microfiche to PDF to CD-ROM 1 card 3 hours $33.00 + $0.85 per page
Microfiche to PDF to DVD-ROM 1 card 3 hours $47.00 + $0.85 per page
Paper to Paper (up to 11"x17") 3000 pages 1 hour $0.47 per page
Paper to Paper (larger than 11"x17") 100 pages 24 hours $2.50 per page
Paper to PDF 100 pages 1 hour $0.60 per page
Paper to PDF to CD-ROM 100 pages 1 hour $33.00 + $0.60 per page
Paper to PDF to DVD-ROM 100 pages 1 hour $47.00 + $0.60 per page
Video Cassette to CD-ROM and DVD-ROM 1 video cassette 48 hours $165.00 per CD-ROM and DVD-ROM
Video Cassette to DVD-ROM 1 video cassette 48 hours $95.00 per DVD-ROM
Video Cassette to Video Cassette 1 video cassette 3 hours $75.00 per video cassette
* Applies to Image and OCR TIFF & PDF Text

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Delivery via Fax

Fax service (unlimited pages) is available. The turnaround time is 1 hour and the fees are as follows: Local: $1.40 per page; long distance, U.S.: $2.50 per page; and long distance, foreign: $8.00 per page. Prices do not include the per page copying fee.

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Delivery via the United States Postal Service

Orders completed for mailing by the U.S. Postal Service or by private delivery service will include an additional fee for the actual mailing, shipping or delivery service rate. Unless a user requests special packaging materials, there is no additional charge by the contractor for wrapping materials and handling.

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Discount on Orders Over $300

A 5% discount will apply to orders of more than $300.00.

Payment Methods

Payment for document reproduction services is made directly to the contractor. Customers may pay by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit cards. Orders can be submitted for customers who wish to pay by check. The PDR staff will inform the customer of the total charges for the order and a check may be submitted to Best Copy and Printing Incorporated (BCPI). Upon receipt of the check, the customer's order will be delivered as requested.  Your order number must appear on the check.

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Deposit Account Questions

Repeat customers are encouraged to establish a deposit account. Invoices are issued with each order. Service will be suspended for those customers with zero amounts in their deposit accounts. Returned checks will place accounts on hold and will incur a penalty. Payment should be mailed to Best Copy and Printing Incorporated, 7851-E Beechcraft Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20879, phone: 301-816-2820.

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Billing Questions

For information regarding billing and opening a deposit account, contact Best Copy and Printing Incorporated at 301-816-2820. BCPI does not provide reference services and does not directly accept orders by U.S. mail, fax, e-mail, or telephone from the public. Orders must be placed through the PDR reference librarians or through the online order module. Please note that information collected through the online ordering of documents from the NRC Public Document Room is not maintained in a system of records. The requested information is used solely for shipping and billing purposes and notification of any contractor/rate changes.

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Duplication Service Questions

Please direct requests for information or questions about document duplication services by mail to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Public Document Room, O-1F-13, Washington, DC 20555; by fax to 301-415-3548; or by e-mail to PDR.resource@nrc.gov. Assistance is available from technical reference librarians Monday through Friday by telephone at 1-800-397-4209 or 301-415-4737 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. The PDR is closed on Federal holidays.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Monday, September 30, 2013