Electronic Submittals Application

The Electronic Submittals applications allow formal electronic transmission of information to the NRC pertaining to licensing actions, associated hearings, forms, and other regulatory matters. The applications ensure that information sent to the NRC via the Internet is secure and unaltered during transmission. For other communications with the NRC, see our general NRC Contact Us page.

The Electronic Submittals applications operate 24 hours daily except when the applications must be taken down for scheduled maintenance. System operators will post a notice on the Electronic Submittals home page whenever a scheduled outage is planned.

Users new to the Electronic Submittals applications (Adjudicatory Submissions, General Form Submissions, Criminal History Submissions and Operator Licensing Submissions) or in need of instructions should select the link below before accessing their applicable system:

For the MAP-X electronic submission portal go to the following link to see information on obtaining user access to MAP-X, the MAP-X User Guide and the MAP-X FAQ:

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MAP-X Portal

MAP-X is the newest application for formally submitting information electronically to the NRC.

The first MAP‑X module was deployed in 2021, which allowed licensees to submit proposed alternatives under Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 50.55a(z).  The second MAP‑X module was deployed in 2022, which allowed licensees to submit NRC Form 361, “Event Notification Worksheet” electronically.

The NRC is actively developing new modules and capabilities for the MAP‑X portal.  Although use of MAP-X is currently voluntary, the NRC is encouraging external users to use MAP-X to submit information to the NRC, where possible, and to provide any suggested improvements or suggestions for new modules or capabilities to MAP-X.Resource@nrc.gov.

Electronic Submission Systems

The Electronic Submittals application supports three separate systems. Users may access their applicable system by selecting from among the following links:

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Electronic Submission for Operator Licensing Applications

Submitting reports for Part 55 is an integral part  of the issuance of licenses to operators and senior operators of utilization facilities licensed under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended.

There are two ways to submit Part 55 documents:

  1. Electronic Submission through the Electronic Information Exchange (EIE) Part 55 Interface

    This is the preferred and easiest method of reporting. Licensees complete the required forms such as Certification of Medical Examination by Facility Licensee (Form 396) and the Personal Qualification Statement (Form 398) and attach them to the Part 55 submission form which can be submitted electronically to the NRC.

    Use the following below listed Part 55 Forms when making an electronic submittal through EIE. Simply complete and save as a .pdf file before attaching in EIE:

    The benefits of using this method are:

    • Easy and timely,
    • Better data verification,
    • Secure data transfer, and
    • Enhanced data evaluation by both licensees and the NRC.
  2. Hard Copy via mail or by hand

    • By mail – Sent by mail and addressed to the Director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation or the Director of the Office of New Reactors.

    By delivery in person to the NRC's offices at 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland

For additional guidance on operator licensing application submissions, please reference the user guide or view the following interactive video clips:

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Electronic Submission for Licensing Applications

Because of previous limitations on the file size that could be received and processed in the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS), past licensing applications were composed of many documents. This resulted in the need for an electronic submission process that involved the use of “packing slips” to support the submission of Design Control Documents, Early Site Permits, Combined Licenses or other large applications to the NRC.

Because ADAMS can receive and process larger file sizes, the NRC has determined that the packing slip process is no longer needed and that applicants have the following two options for submission of large applications to the NRC using the guidance found on the NRC's website, "Reference Materials for Electronic Submissions"

  • Option 1 – application documents can be broken into manageable number of files (e.g., around 25 files) and total file size for the combined files is also manageable (around 1 gigabyte or less)
    • Electronic Information Exchange (EIE) could be used as described in the information found above on this webpage
  • Option 2 – application documents can be broken into manageable number of files and total file size for the combined files is large (greater than 1 gigabyte)
    • The NRC staff recommends applications meeting this criteria submit the information on optical storage media (OSM) such as CDs/DVDs and/or thumb drives, to allow for efficient processing of the document.
      • Option 2 minimizes the chances that uploading of such large applications via EIE could be interrupted during the transfer process.

Both of the above options assume major portions of the application will be submitted initially and in subsequent revisions (i.e., subsequent revisions will not be on a page replacement basis). In addition, as discussed in "Reference Material for Electronic Submissions," webpage, applicants are cautioned to ensure appropriate steps are taken to protect sensitive unclassified non-safeguard information (SUNSI) and are reminded that Safeguard information is not to be processed in ADAMS.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, June 06, 2023