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Availability Notice

Availability of Reference Materials Cited in NRC Publications

Most documents cited in NRC publications will be available from one of the following sources:

  1. The NRC Public Document Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Mail Stop O1F13, Washington, DC 20555-0001
  2. The Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 37082, Washington, DC 20402-9328
  3. The National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161-0002

Although the listing that follows represents the majority of documents cited in NRC publications, it is not intended to be exhaustive.

Referenced documents available for inspection and copying for a fee from the NRC Public Document Room include NRC correspondence and internal NRC memoranda; NRC bulletins, circulars, information notices, inspection and investigation notices; licensee event reports; vendor reports and correspondence; Commission papers; and applicant and licensee documents and correspondence.

The following documents in the NUREG series are available for purchase from the Government Printing Office: formal NRC staff and contractor reports, NRC-sponsored conference proceedings, international agreement reports, grantee reports, and NRC booklets and brochures. Also available are regulatory guides, NRC regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission Issuances.

Documents available from the National Technical Information Service include NUREG-series reports and technical reports prepared by other Federal agencies and reports prepared by the Atomic Energy Commission, forerunner agency to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Documents available from public and special technical libraries include all open literature items, such as books, journal articles, and transactions. Federal Register notices, Federal and State legislation, and congressional reports can usually be obtained from these libraries.

Documents such as theses, dissertations, foreign reports and translations, and non-NRC conference proceedings are available for purchase from the organization sponsoring the publication cited.

Single copies of NRC draft reports are available free, to the extent of supply, upon written request to the Office of Administration, Distribution, and Mail Services Section, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

Copies of industry codes and standards used in a substantive manner in the NRC regulatory process are maintained at the NRC Library, Two White Flint North, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-2738, for use by the public. Codes and standards are usually copyrighted and may be purchased from the originating organization or, if they are American National Standards, from the American National Standards Institute, 1430 Broadway, New York, NY 10018-3308.


NRC publishes the several types of documents in its NUREG-series, each of which has a unique alphanumeric designator beginning with the alpha designator NUREG, followed by either a four-digit number or by two letters further identifying the type of report and a four-digit number. NRC has issued disclaimers for several of these types of documents as follows:

  • NUREG-XXXX for a report or book prepared by the NRC staff: no disclaimer
  • NUREG/BR-XXXX for a brochure prepared by the NRC staff: no disclaimer
  • NUREG/CP-XXXX for a conference proceeding prepared by either the NRC staff or a contractor: disclaimer
  • NUREG/IA-XXXX for a report resulting from an international agreement and usually overseen by the NRC staff: disclaimer
  • NUREG/CR-XXXX for a report prepared for NRC by a contractor: disclaimer
  • NUREG/GR-XXXX for a report prepared with the support of the NRC Grant Program: disclaimer
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