Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act
NRC administers policies, programs, and procedures to ensure NRC compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act (PA) , 5 U.S.C. 552 and 5 U.S.C. 552a. NRC's regulations on public records are found in 10 CFR Part 9 of the Code of Federal Regulations. NRC's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is designated as the NRC Chief FOIA Officer. David J. Nelson is the Chief Information Officer and the Chief FOIA Officer for the NRC.
The FOIA generally provides any person the right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to Federal agency records.
The objectives of the Privacy Act are to restrict disclosure of personally identifiable records maintained by Federal agencies, grant individuals rights of access to agency records maintained on themselves, grant individuals the right to seek amendment of agency records maintained on themselves, and to require agencies to comply with statutory norms for collection, maintenance, and dissemination of records.
For more information related to the FOIA and Privacy Act, see the following:
- Access to Records Without a FOIA Request [5 U.S.C 552(a)(1) & (2)]
- FOIA Reading Room – FOIA Reports, FOIA Request Logs, and Closed Requests
- What to include in a FOIA request, how to submit the request, and how NRC will process the request
- Processing Fees - detailed explanation of our FOIA and Privacy Act processing fees and fee waivers
- FOIA Desk Guide
- Privacy Act Request Guide - what to include in a Privacy Act request, how to submit the request, and how NRC will process the request
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For more information on the U.S. Federal government's FOIA programs, visit the Office of Information Policy, U.S. Department of Justice.