NRC to hold public meeting March 23 on FOIA program

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a meeting March 23 to provide the public an opportunity to comment on the agency’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) program. FOIA gives people the right to request government records. Staff will discuss efforts to improve how the NRC implements the program. Discussions will address transparency, consistency and technology used in the FOIA process.

The meeting will run from 1-3 p.m. in the NRC’s Two White Flint North auditorium at 11545 Rockville Pike in Rockville, Md. The meeting agenda includes presentations by NRC and the National Archives and Records Administration. There will also be specific opportunities for the public to ask questions, express concerns, and make suggestions for additional efficiencies and improvements to the FOIA program.

A telephone bridge line has been set up for those who cannot attend. Those interested should call 1-800-369-1849 and use passcode 1289807. For more information on the issues to be discussed, please contact the NRC’s Roger Andoh at 301-415-5906, or via e-mail at