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.  Scott Flanders 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.

Please ensure that you intend to seek records of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Please do not be confused that our agency’s acronym, NRC, is also the same as the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) National Records Center. If you are seeking access to records, such as an individual’s A-File, visa application, H-1B documentation, Form I-797, or other immigration and naturalization documents, please direct your request to USCIS. View the USCIS webpage for more information: Request Records through the Freedom of Information Act or Privacy Act Webpage

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:

To receive information from the NRC FOIA program, subscribe to our distribution list.

For more information on the U.S. Federal government's FOIA programs, visit the Office of Information Policy, U.S. Department of Justice.

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Wednesday, April 03, 2024