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 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 ordering documents.

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.  

There is a $25 minimum charge on all copy orders.

Orders and Pricing

For ordering of documents the charges and turnaround times are as follows. These prices are effective from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.

Formats Maximum Quantity Turnaround Time Cost
Microfiche to Paper 3000 pages 6 hours $0.80 per page
Microfiche to PDF (electronic full text reproduction) - per page 3000 pages 6 hours $0.85 per page
Microfiche to PDF to CD-ROM 1 CD-ROM 6 hours $37.00 + $0.85 per page
Microfiche to PDF to DVD 1 DVD 6 hours $37.00 + $0.85 per page
CD-ROM to CD-ROM Reproduction (per CD) 10 CD-ROMs 24 hours $37.00 per CD-ROM
DVD to DVD Reproduction 1 DVD 72 hours $37.00 per DVD
Facsimile Transmission (per page) - Local Service N/A 1 hour $1.50
Facsimile Transmission (per page) - Long Distance N/A 1 hour $3.00
Facsimile Transmission (per page) - Foreign N/A 1 hour $9.00

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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: $1.50 per page; long distance, U.S.: $3.00 per page; and long distance, foreign: $9.00 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.

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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.   

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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 Tuesday, October 02, 2018