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Energy Law Research Guide

This guide is intended as a starting point for research on energy law, especially the transportation, distribution, and sale of energy and energy-related natural resources in interstate commerce. Both primary and secondary materials in print and electroni

NRC Resources

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
The NRC is an independent agency created by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. § 5801 et seq., and receives additional authority from the Atomic Energy Act of 195442 U.S.C. § 2011 et seq. The NRC's predecessor was the Atomic Energy Commission. NRC regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of nuclear materials, such as in nuclear medicine. NRC regulations appear in Title 10 of the C.F.R. Sources of NRC decisions, regulations, and guidance documents include:


Code of Federal Regulations (1938-), KF70 .A3.

Free Web

CFR on FDsys (1996-; no more up-to-date than the print, but provides historical regulations when needed).

e-CFR (current regulations only).

Federal Register on FDsys (1994-; proposed and final rule notices; preambles).

NRC Regulatory Guides. Regulatory guidance for applicants and licensees. For more guidance and other NRC documents, see the NRC's Document Collection.


Code of Federal Regulations (1938-)

Federal Register (1936-)


Browse Sources > Search Sources > CFR - View Table of Contents - Title 10

Browse Sources > Search Sources > Federal Register - search all or select year

Lexis has a number of NRC resources. To locate the ones listed below as well as others:

Browse Sources > Search Sources > Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Decisions (1975 - )

NRC Bulletins (1971 - )

NRC Inspector General Reports (1995 - )

Bloomberg Law

Code of Federal Regulations - Title 10, Chapter 1

Federal Register


Code of Federal Regulations - Title 10, Chapter 1

Federal Register

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Documents

Nuclear Regulation Reporter (1964-). Statutes, regulations, court opinions and Nuclear Regulatory Commission decisions are indexed and reprinted.
Print only: KF2138.A6 C66