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While the Public document room posts all NRC generated documents, it does so in the Adobe Acrobat file format. NRC generates charts, tables and spreadsheets that contain valuable data. While this data is presented in the Adobe Acrobat file, the ability to manipulate/analyze the data (charts, spreadsheets) to sort differently, rank, trend, etc. is not available. Please consider also making the source file for these charts,... more »

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What is safety?

What is safety?

NRC philosophy of reactor safety.

Should be a additional item under ideas... such as innovation, collaboration?

As a example, you could crater local and national credibility of the NRC and industry before you crossed safety barrier? What if you cratered two local areas and then a TMI or Besse level event occcured? And it is based on not being safety related.

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Public 2.206 petition

Make the 2.206 pre hearing internal deliberation public. Video record and place on the internet these deliberations. It would make board members more accountable to the community...not accountable to themselves in a private meeting. The prehearing is a black box and nobody knows how these deliberation work. If future users had true knowledge of the petition board member deliberation they might become more successful.... more »

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Plant blog or message board...NRC participation

How about a internet blog or message board for every plant. A member of the community and a NRC official could moderate the site...preferably a on site inspector. I suggest everyone has to be identified...no anonymous additions. On a case by case situation you might allow anonymous sources. There would have to be a respectful decorum. So members of the public and community could ask questions to the board and the NRC.... more »

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Public participation on writing up inspection reports

Revamp the ROP and the inspection report process. Make real time public participation the watch word with the NRC. With inspection reports, LERs, any other NRC special investigations...write up the report as a day by day process to and on the internet. Allow public internet questions and inputs as the report is written.

 

So the final report would include public participation?

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Searching for NRC documents

The old Adam citric was a abomination. When this system (old adam) first came on the line years ago it was revolutionary...microfiche was the pits. The internet Adams search engine and the new public Adams are too frustrating to use and inefficient today. In public Adams, I have lost faith I can find documents that I know are in the NRC data base.

There is a huge frustration quotient with searching NRC documents.... more »

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10 CFR 2.206 public participation

Assign a senior NRC official to a petitioner. His job would be to help negotiate around the NRC bureaucracy and be a technical advisor to a petitioner. He’d be like NRC assigned lawyer or a NRC assigned public defender. His job would be to wholly serve the petitioner, then the community. The NRC bureaucracy and nuclear issues are technically too complex for the average person...let alone for the professionals.

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Publicly available documents in ADAMS searchable by Google, etc

The NRC should make all publicly available ADAMS documents searchable by outside search engines (suchs as Google...and other search engines).

Also all Generic Communications (GCs) should be made searchable by the NRC public web page for GC's - after about 2007 the agency stopped posting the pdf file versions to our webpage generally, instead they startedlinking the GC's by ML number into ADAMS. This had the unintended... more »

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Provide the public access to an NRC FINDING search forum

The NRC should give the public access to an NRC FINDING SEARCH FORUM/ a finding search engine.

This would have the benefit of the public being able to quickly search plants in their area or plants of interest with regards to NRC inspection findings. It would also allow groups such as the Union of Concerned Scientist (UCS) and Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) and individual licensees to do these searches... more »

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OpenNRC v2.0: A next gen opensource/opensocial portal

A pilot project to build a next-gen Nuclear Regulatory Commission portal for the Federal Community Cloud. The idea is to build a suite of opensocial portals, one at each Federal Agency, based on The Open Stack that will enable communication with all opensocial partners.

 

Useful Links:

http://tinyurl.com/yks78pg

http://bit.ly/cUrTv8

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Metrics for Non-part 50

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The NRC is without a doubt one of the most transparent organizations in the country. Relative to operating commerical nuclear power plants, the NRC already provides public access to the most comprehensive performance metrics for each licensee possible. I would not recommend a dramatic change in NRC transparency relative to power reactors or DOE facilities... more »

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Daily Event Notifications in a map format

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I would like to see the NRC publish the Daily Event Notifications in a map format, similar to the Google Maps mash-up employed by EPA (http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/reports/endofyear/eoy2009/2009-mapallactions.html). This form of viewing events would be particularly beneficial to a concerned public and would hopefully facilitate better understanding... more »

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Sealed Source and Device Registry

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I suggest the NRC provide access to the Sealed Source & Device Registry, if not to the public at large, at least to current licensees. I don't feel there is anything particulary sensitive to security contained in these certificates, and they are of invaluble use to licensees and others working with the manufacture, distribution, service, and purchase of... more »

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