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Requests for Information


The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), is a law that provides any person access to agency records, except to the extent that such agency records or portions of such agency records are protected from disclosure by one or more of the nine FOIA exemptions.

There are certain requirements for making a FOIA request, and in some cases, the records you are requesting may already be posted online. Prior to submitting a FOIA request, browse the NRC's FOIA Reading Room (FOIA ReportsRequest Logs, and Closed Requests), ADAMS Public Documents and search the NRC's website for the information you are seeking.

Members of the public may use this portal to submit requests, or check the status of previously submitted requests, for information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and/or Privacy Act.

The NRC's FOIA program leverages this portal to ensure proper routing of requests, and to provide additional information to requesters during the processing of a request.  By registering with this portal to file your request, you will:

  • help minimize administrative delays,
  • have access to your recent requests and their status,
  • receive automated updates, and
  • receive final released documents via the portal

You will only need to register with the portal once.

Request Information Pursuant to the FOIA and/or Privacy Act

We recommend that you Register to create an online profile, or Sign In to your existing profile to submit a request for information.

Check the Status of a Previously Submitted FOIA and/or Privacy Act Request

Sign in to your existing profile to check the status of a previously submitted request for information or Click Here to check the status if you do not have a profile.

Appeal an Adverse Determination of a FOIA Request and/or Privacy Act Request

Sign in to your profile to file an appeal of an adverse determination or Click Here to register if you do not have a profile.

Helpful Tips for Requesters

Review the NRC's Freedom of Information and Privacy Act webpage.

Learn more about submitting a Privacy Act Request.

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