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Access to Nuclear Regulatory Commission Bulletin Board Systems

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UNITED STATES
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
OFFICE OF NUCLEAR REACTOR REGULATION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555-0001
May 3, 1996

NRC ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER 94-13, REVISION 2: ACCESS TO NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION BULLETIN BOARD SYSTEMS

Addressees

All NRC licensees.

Purpose

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this administrative letter revision to give addressees updated information about the availability of NRC bulletin board systems (BBSs) and list server systems. This administrative letter does not transmit or imply any new or changed requirements or staff positions. No specific action or written response is required.

Background

The NRC issued Administrative Letter 94-13 and 94-13 Revision 1, "Access to Nuclear Regulatory Commission Bulletin Board Systems," dated September 13, 1994 and June 29, 1995 respectively, to inform addressees of the availability of NRC BBSs containing the Standard Technical Specifications, NRC generic communications, and files on several other subjects. Recently, the NRC initiated list server systems which may deliver electronic information directly to interested recipients.

Discussion

The NRC operates several subsystems on the Federal Government Fedworld BBS, which is operated by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). The names of the NRC subsystems on Fedworld, the information they contain, and their associated NRC contacts are presented in Attachment 1. The NRC also operates some stand-alone systems (i.e., not on, but accessible from, Fedworld). The names of these systems, the information they contain, and their associated NRC contacts are in a table on Attachment 2. Information on accessing the various BBSs is given in Attachment 3. Except for the Bibliographic Retrieval System, new users to each system establish their own password when they first log on to the system. Information on obtaining a password for the Bibliographic Retrieval System is given in a footnote to Attachment 3.

Users who access any of these systems through a modem should set their communications parameters as follows:

bits/character 8
parity N
number of stop bits 1
full duplex

Users should know (1) the protocol their telecommunications software will use for downloading files, e.g., zmodem, and (2) the command(s) necessary to initiate a file transfer using their software.

Although every effort is made to ensure that the information on each BBS is accurate, documents obtained from them are not official documents. Every user explicitly acknowledges that all information obtained from the BBSs is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and that the entire risk of acting on information obtained from the BBSs, including the entire cost of all necessary remedies, is with those who choose to act on such information and not with the operators of the BBSs.

In addition to the BBSs, NRC maintains a list server system with a number of lists that the public may subscribe to via electronic mail transmitted over the internet. There is no charge for subscribing to any of the lists. Some of the lists are moderated and only accept messages from the list managers. Other lists are unmoderated and accept messages from all subscribers. Both types distribute messages sent to the list to all list subscribers.

NRC-moderated lists include (1) a daily report consisting of the plant status report, event notifications, and the NRC morning report; (2) NRC generic communications; and (3) NRC press releases. These lists are named DR-NRR, GC-NRR, and PR-OPA, respectively.

An unmoderated list, TS-NRR, is used to exchange information on technical specifications (TS) between the NRC, licensees, and the public. This list serves as a forum for the discussion of suggested changes to NRC standard TS (STS), including the format of STS as WordPerfect documents and nonproprietary formats such as the standard generalized markup language (SGML). The NRC Technical Specifications Branch is examining the feasibility of using SGML for TS documents. The list is also a discussion forum for issues on converting plant TS to the guidance provided by the STS. The names of all of the lists, their contents and an NRC contact are shown in a table on Attachment 2.

To subscribe to any of these lists, send an e-mail message to listproc@nrc.gov, no subject, with the following message:

subscribe < list-name > < your first and last name >

Replace "list-name" with the name of the list you wish to subscribe to and give your first and last name. Do not type the symbols < > and do not add commas. A sample message is: subscribe TS-NRR John Jones. The list server will use the address from the e-mail heading so that address should represent the person or group to which information is to go. Also, do not include the address as part of the subscribe message. You will get a message that you have been added to the list and instructions for communicating with the list server system. If you do not receive this return message, please check with the contact for that list by email or phone.

Subscribers are reminded that, on unmoderated list systems, using the reply feature of e-mail to respond to a message from the list sends that response to all members on the list and not just the initiator of the original message. Therefore, NRC asks that all messages sent to an unmoderated list, addressed to < list-name >@nrc.gov, include the address of the sender so that, if appropriate, a response may be sent to that individual and not to all subscribers to the list.

This administrative letter requires no specific action or written response. If you have any questions about this letter, please contact one of the people listed below or the appropriate NRR project manager.

signed by

Brian K. Grimes, Acting Director
Division of Reactor Program Management
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation

Contacts:

James W. Shapaker, NRR
(301) 415-1151
Internet:jws@nrc.gov
Tom Dunning, NRR
301) 415-1189
Internet:tgd@nrc.gov
Kevin Ramsey, NMSS
(301) 415-7887
Internet:kmr@nrc.gov

Attachments:

  1. NRC Bulletin Board Subsystems on Fedworld
  2. NRC Stand-Alone Bulletin Board Systems and List Server Systems
  3. Access to the Bulletin Board Systems
  4. List of Recently Issued NRC Administrative Letters

 

Attachment 1
AL 94-13, Rev. 2
May 3, 1996
NRC SUBSYSTEMS (BULLETIN BOARDS) ON FEDWORLD
SUBSYSTEM CONTENTS CONTACT/PHONE/ INTERNET ADDRESS
     
Enhanced Participatory Rulemaking NRC rulemakings in progress plus draft NUREG-series documents and regulatory guides and the opportunity to provide comments Christine Daily (301) 415-6026 cxd@nrc.gov, or Carol Gallagher (30
Public Petitions Status of pending petitions under 10 CFR 2.206 Thomas Dunning (301) 415-1189 tgd@nrc.gov
Enforcement Program Information on the NRC enforcement program and the opportunity to provide comments Thomas Dunning (301) 415-1189 tgd@nrc.gov
Health Physics NRC staff positions on regulatory requirements and guidance for radiation protection Jim Wigginton (301) 415-1059 jlw@nrc.gov, or Roger Pedersen (301) 415-3162 rlp1@nrc.gov
Generic Communications NRC bulletins, generic letters, information notices, administrative letters, and circulars from 1971 to the present Jim Shapaker (301) 415-1151 jws@nrc.gov
Public Document Room Bulletin Board Selected types of publicly released documents related to NRC licensing and rulemaking activities such as SECYs, SRMs, Commission meeting transcripts, preliminary notifications, advisory committee meetings, daily reports, and Federal Register notices. Posted for 30 days. M. Kim Basile (202) 634-3381 pdr@nrc.gov
Press Releases, Speeches, and Special Announcements NRC press releases, speeches, and other items of interest for the last two weeks Gladys Ordaz (301) 415-8200 opa@nrc.gov

 


Attachment 2
AL 94-13, Rev. 2
May 3, 1996
NRC STAND-ALONE SYSTEMS (BULLETIN BOARDS)
SYSTEM CONTENTS CONTACT/PHONE/ INTERNET ADDRESS
Tech Specs Plus Improved standard technical specifications for each of the power reactor vendors, NRC Inspection Manual, and other information Thomas Dunning (301) 415-1189 tgd@nrc.gov
Public Meeting Notice System Public Meeting Notice System Jona Souder (301) 415-7170 jls3@nrc.gov
Bibliographic Retrieval System Searchable records of documents available through the NRC Public Document Room with full text of selected documents and comprehensive descriptive citations. Includes full text documents initially posted on the PDR Bulletin Board M. Kim Basile (202) 634-3381 pdr@nrc.gov
NRC LIST SERVER SYSTEMS
SYSTEM CONTENTS CONTACT/PHONE/ INTERNET ADDRESS
DR-NRR A daily report of plant status, event notifications, and NRC morning reports Eric Benner (301) 415-1171 ejb@nrc.gov or John Tappert (301) 415-1167 jrt@nrc.gov
GC-NRR New NRC generic communications Jim Shapaker (301) 415-1151 jws@nrc.gov
PR-OPA NRC press releases, speeches, and other items of interest Gladys Ordaz (301) 415-1151 opa@nrc.gov
TS-NRR Exchange of information on technical specifications (TS) between NRC, licensees, and the public also a discussion forum on suggested changes to NRC standard TS Thomas Dunning (301)415-1189 tgd@nrc.gov

 


Attachment 3
AL 94-13, Rev. 2
May 3, 1996
ACCESS TO THE BULLETIN BOARD SYSTEMS
Bulletin Board System Access Method(s)
Fedworld
  1. Modem (703) 321-3339 for all parts of Fedworld
  2. Modem (800) 303-9672 for NRC systems only
  3. Telnet access via Internet - fedworld.gov
  4. File transfer protocol (FTP) site access via Internet
  5. - ftp.fedworld.gov
  6. World Wide Web (home page)
  7. - www.fedworld.gov
Fedworld Help Desk
  1. Voice (703) 487-4608
  2. E-mail through Internet
  3. - helpdesk@fedworld.gov
Enhanced Participatory Rulemaking From the NRC Main Menu on Fedworld, select (C)
Public Petitions From the NRC Main Menu on Fedworld, select (O) to reach the NRC Subsystems Menu, then select (A)
Enforcement Program From the NRC Main Menu on Fedworld, select (O) to reach the NRC Subsystems Menu, then select (B)
Health Physics From the NRC Main Menu on Fedworld, select (O) to reach the NRC Subsystems Menu, then select (C)
Generic Communications From the NRC Main Menu on Fedworld, select (O) to reach the NRC Subsystems Menu, then select (D), then (F)
Public Document Room Bulletin Board
  1. From the NRC Main Menu on Fedworld, select (O) to reach the NRC Subsystems Menu, then select (E)
  2. NRC-PDR Library List direct ftp access
  3. - ftp://ftp.fedworld.gov/pub/nrc-pdr/nrc-pdr.htm
Press Releases, Speeches and Special Announcements From the NRC Main Menu on Fedworld, select (N)
Tech Specs Plus
  1. From the NRC Main Menu on Fedworld, select (D) to reach the Gateway Menu, then select (A)
  2. Direct access (not Fedworld) by modem (800) 679-5784╣
  3. Direct access (not Fedworld) by modem (301) 415-1178
Public Meeting Notice System
  1. From the NRC Main Menu on Fedworld, select (D) to reach the Gateway Menu, then select (B)
  2. Direct access (not Fedworld) by modem (800) 952-9676╣
  3. Direct access (not Fedworld) by modem (301) 415-5088
Bibliographic Retrieval System▓
  1. From the NRC Main Menu on Fedworld, select (D) to reach the Gateway Menu, then select (C)
  2. Direct access (not Fedworld) by modem (800) 270-2787╣
  3. Direct access (not Fedworld) by modem (202) 634-1421

╣ 800 numbers will only work within the U.S.

▓A password is required for this system. Please contact the Public Document Room at (800) 397-4209 (inside the U.S. only), (202) 634-3273, or e-mail through Internet at pdr@nrc.gov to obtain a password.

 

 

 

 

 

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