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Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Reference librarians are available to Regulatory Agenda (NUREG-0936), assist users with information requests. published in the Federal Register each The computerized online Bibliographic April and October, is updated

Retrieval System includes extensive semiannually.

indices to the collection and an online Documents in the NUREG series may

ordering module for the placement of be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office,

orders for the reproduction and delivery

of specific documents. Off-site access to P.O. Box 37082, Washington, DC

the Bibliographic Retrieval System (at 20013–7082. Copies are also available from the National Technical Information

1200, 2400, and 9600 baud) is available Service, 5285 Port Royal Road,

for searches 24 hours a day, including Springfield, VA 22161. Persons may

weekends and holidays. Access to the obtain information regarding the status of system may be arranged by calling the any regulation or petition for rulemaking number listed below. before the Commission by calling 301– For additional information regarding 415-7158.

the Public Document Room, contact the Reading Rooms The Headquarters

Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Public Public Document Room maintains an

Document Room, Washington, DC extensive collection of documents

20555. Phone, 202-634-3273 related to NRC licensing proceedings

(Washington, DC, area), or 800–397– and other significant decisions and

4209 (toll-free). E-mail, pdr@nrc.gov. actions, and documents from the

Fax, 202-634-3343. regulatory activities of the former Atomic Energy Commission. Persons interested In addition, the Commission maintains in detailed, technical information about approximately 87 local public document nuclear facilities and other licensees find rooms around the country. The this specialized research center to be a document rooms are located in libraries major resource. (Books, journals, trade in cities and towns near commercially publications, or documents on industry operated nuclear power reactors and standards are not stocked in the Reading certain nonpower reactor facilities. They Room.) Located at 2120 L Street NW., contain detailed information specific to Washington, DC, the Public Document the nearby facilities, which are either Room is open Monday through Friday licensed or under regulatory review. from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., except on Power reactor and high-level radioactive Federal holidays.

waste local public document rooms also Documents from the collection may

contain a microfiche file of all publicly be reproduced, with some exceptions,

available NRC documents issued since on paper, microfiche, or diskette for a

January 1981. A list of local public nominal fee. The Public Document

document rooms is available from the Room also offers an order subscription service for selected serially published

Director, Division of freedom of documents and reports. Certain items of

Information and Publications Services, immediate interest, such as press

Nuclear Regulatory Commission, releases and meeting notices, are posted

Washington, DC 20555-0001. To obtain in the Reading Room and on an

specific information about the electronic bulletin board via FedWorld,

availability of documents at the local a Governmentwide computer bulletin public document rooms, contact the board system. Contact FedWorld at 703- NRC Local Public Document Room 487-4608 for access to the Public

Program staff. Phone, 800-638-8081 Document Room bulletin board.


For further information, contact the Office of Public Affairs, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Phone, 301-415-8200.

1120 Twentieth Street NW., Washington, DC 20036-3419
Phone, 202-606-5100


Executive Director
Chief Administrative Law Judge
General Counsel
Executive Secretary
Public Affairs Specialist

Earl R. OHMAN, JR.

The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission works to ensure the timely and fair resolution of cases involving the alleged exposure of American workers to unsafe or unhealthy working conditions.

The Occupational Safety and Health or likely to cause death or serious Review Commission is an independent, physical harm to the employees and to quasi-judicial agency established by the comply with occupational safety and Occupational Safety and Health Act of health standards promulgated under the 1970 (29 U.S.C. 651-678).

act. The Commission is charged with ruling on cases forwarded to it by the Activities Department of Labor when

The Commission was created to disagreements arise over the results of

adjudicate enforcement actions initiated safety and health inspections performed under the act when they are contested by the Department's Occupational Safety by employers, employees, or and Health Administration. Employers representatives of employees. A case have the right to dispute any alleged job arises when a citation is issued against safety or health violation found during an employer as the result of an the inspection by the Administration, the

Occupational Safety and Health penalties it proposed, and the time given Administration inspection and it is by the agency to correct any hazardous

contested within 15 working days. situation. Employees and representatives The Commission is more of a court of employees may initiate a case by system than a simple tribunal, for within challenging the propriety of the time the the Commission there are two levels of Administration has allowed for

adjudication. All cases that require a correction of any violative condition.

hearing are assigned to an administrative The Occupational Safety and Health law judge, who decides the case. Act covers virtually every employer in Ordinarily the hearing is held in the the country. Enforced by the Secretary of community where the alleged violation Labor, the act is an effort to reduce the

occurred or as close as possible. At the incidence of personal injuries, illness, hearing, the Secretary of Labor will and deaths among working men and generally have the burden of proving the women in the United States that result case. After the hearing, the judge must from their employment. It requires issue a decision, based on findings of employers to furnish to each of their

fact and conclusions of law. employees a working environment free A substantial number of the decisions from recognized hazards that are causing of the judges become final orders of the

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Commission. However, each decision is subject to discretionary review by the three members of the Commission upon the direction of any one of the three, if done within 30 days of the filing of the decision. When that occurs, the Commission issues its own decision.

Once a case is decided, any person adversely affected or aggrieved thereby may obtain a review of the decision in the United States Courts of Appeals.

The principal office of the Commission is in Washington, DC. There are also three regional offices where Commission judges are stationed.

Sources of Information
Publications Copies of the
Commission's Rules of Procedure, Guide
to the Rules of Procedure, decisions,
Annual Report to the President, and
pamphlets explaining the functions of
the Commission are available from the
Public Affairs Specialist at the
Commission's Washington office.

For further information, contact the Public Affairs Specialist, Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, 1120 Twentieth Street NW., Washington, DC 20036–3419. Phone, 202-606-5398. Fax, 202– 606-5050.

Suite 500, 1201 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20005–3917
Phone, 202-208-8000


STEPHEN D. POTTS Deputy Director and General Counsel

F. GARY DAVIS Deputy Director for Government Affairs and JANE S. LEY

Special Projects Deputy General Counsel

MARILYN GLYNN Associate Director for Administration

ROBERT E. LAMMON Associate Director for Agency Programs

JACK COVALESKI Associate Director for Education

BARBARA A. MULLEN-ROTH for the Office of Government Ethics statement of organization, see the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 5, Pan 2600)

The Office of Government Ethics provides overall direction of executive branch policies in preventing conflicts of interest on the part of officers and employees of all executive agencies. The Office is the principal agency for administering the Ethics in Government Act for the executive branch.

The Office of Government Ethics is a separate executive agency established under the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended (5 U.S.C. app. 401).

The Director of the Office is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate for a 5-year term,

and is required to submit to Congress a biennial report concerning the implementation of the Director's functions and responsibilities.

-providing guidance on and promoting understanding of ethical standards in executive agencies through an extensive program of Government ethics advice, education, and training;

-evaluating the effectiveness of the Ethics Act, the conflict of interest laws, and other related statutes; and

-recommending appropriate new legislation or amendments.

The chief responsibilities of the Office

-developing, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Office of Personnel Management, rules and regulations to be promulgated by the President or the Director of the Office of Government Ethics pertaining to standards of ethical conduct of executive agencies, public and confidential financial disclosure of executive branch officials, executive agency ethics training programs, and the identification and resolution of conflicts of interest;

-monitoring and investigating compliance with the executive branch financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended;

-providing ethics program assistance and information to executive branch agencies through a desk officer system;

conducting periodic reviews of the ethics programs of executive agencies;

-ordering corrective action on the part of agencies and employees that the Director of the Office deems necessary, including orders to establish or modify an agency's ethics program;

Sources of Information The Office of Government Ethics annually updates its publication, The Informal Advisory Letters and Memoranda and Formal Opinions of the United States Office of Government Ethics, available from the Government Printing Office. In addition, the Office publishes a periodic newsletter on Government ethics, offers a free ethics electronic bulletin board service (phone via modem, 202-523-1186), and has available ethics publications, instructional videotapes, and a CDROM. The Office also, upon request, provides copies of executive branch public financial disclosure reports (SF 278's) in accordance with the Ethics Act and the Office's regulations.

For further information, contact the Office of Government Ethics, Suite 500, 1201 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20005–3917. Phone, 202-208-8000. TDD, 202-208-8025. Fax, 202-208-8037.

1900 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20415-0001
Phone, 202-606-1800

Deputy Director
General Counsel
Director, Office of Congressional Relations
Director, Office of Communications
Inspector General
Chief Financial Officer
Chairman, Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory

Associate Director, Human Resources Systems

Associate Director for Investigations Service
Associate Director for Employment Service




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