Public Reference Room

Wireless broadband access at FERC headquarters:

Wireless broadband internet service is now available on the 2nd-floor hearing rooms and Commission Meeting Room.
Access is provided independent of FERC and is controlled by the respective cellular providers, Verizon, Nextel, Cingular, Sprint, T-Mobil, and Velocita.
This will require the purchase of a wireless air card and a data service plan from one of the aforementioned vendors. If you would like further information on establishing a service agreement or have questions on an existing account, please contact the vendors directly.

The Public Reference Room provides a place for members of the public to view official Commission documents. The Public Reference Room, along with eLibrary, are the Commission's primary channels for disseminating information. Interested parties may use the public workstations to access FERC's website and to view FERC documents at no charge.

Members of the public may visit the Public Reference Room of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at Room 2-A, Commission headquarters, 888 First Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20426 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. It is closed on Federal holidays.

Public Services and Fees

Filings and other official documents may be viewed free of charge. Fees are charged for printing and photocopying FERC official documents. The Public Reference Room does not offer printing or copying services for materials that have not been officially submitted to or issued by FERC. 

Service or Product

Price Schedule

Notes

Certified copies of FERC official documents

$5.00/ document

Government agencies are exempt.

Copying, Full-service

$0.30/ page

First-come/first-serve basis

Copying, Large Format (maps, blueprints, etc.)

$2.50/ square foot for B&W, Up to $15.00/square foot for color, depending on printer required.

 

Copying, self-service

$0.25/ page

Debit-based

eLibrary Printing, local

$0.20/ page

Shipping preparation and delivery charges apply

eLibrary Printing, remote web-based

$0.20/ page

Shipping preparation and delivery charges apply

Faxing, full-service

$1.00 /page

 

Faxing, self-service (local)

$1.00/ page

Debit-based

Faxing, self-service (long distance)

$2.00/ page

Debit-based

Fiche-to-paper, full-serve

$2.00/ page

 

Research and Research Consultative Services

$60.00/ hour

Billed in 1/10th of an hour increment; $12 minimum.

Software Duplicates, download to CD

$15.00/ disc

Additional Handling fees or Research fees may apply.

Scan-to-CD Service

$25.00 per CD, plus $0.30 per scanned page

 

Payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Check, Visa Check Card

 

Customer Service Levels (CSLs)

For Services Provided by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Public Reference Room

(Fees apply to most services; CSLs do not include delivery time of materials. Delivery is made by United States Postal Service, standard delivery, unless other arrangements are made by the customer, such as FedEx or electronic delivery. )

Service

Description

Customer Service Level

Data Needed for Request

Note

Requests for Records - Off-Site (including gas tariffs)

Requests for original documents stored at off-site storage facilities

7-10 business days

Via Written Request:  Date, docket and sub-docket number or tariff/rate schedule number, description of document;

Via Walk-In:  Fill out Request for Records with specific dates of documents, descriptions, and docket and sub-docket numbers or tariff/rate schedule number.

Documents must be obtained from eLibrary if available.  Assistance for use of publicly-available computers is available.

Requests for Records - On-Site (including electric tariffs)

Requests for original documents stored at FERC

1-3 business days

Via Written Request:  Document identifying information (i.e. accession number, docket and sub-docket number or tariff/rate schedule number, date, company name, description of document);

Via Walk-In:  Fill out Request for Records with specific date of document, description, and docket and sub-docket number or tariff/rate schedule number.

Documents must be obtained from eLibrary if available.  Assistance for use of publicly-available computers is available.

Requests for Printing Documents from eLibrary for requester

Requests for Public Reference Room to  print documents available in non-microform format (full service)

1 business day

Via Written Request:  Must include document identifying information (i.e. accession number, docket and sub-docket number, date, company name, description of document);

Via Walk-In:  Customer must use publicly available computers to print documents.

Assistance for use of publicly-available computers is available.

Requests for Printing Microform Documents from eLibrary for requester

Requests for Public Reference Room to print documents only available in microform for requester (full-service microform)

3 business days, depending on total number of pages within document(s)

Via Written Request:  Must include document identifying information (i.e. accession number, docket and sub-docket number, date, description of document);

Via Walk-In:  Customer must use publicly available computers to request documents.

Assistance for use of publicly-available computers is available.

Photocopying

Requests for Public Reference Room to photocopy documents retrieved from on-site storage or from off-site storage for the requester

1-3 business days after receipt of records from storage.

Via Written Request:  Docket and sub-docket number, accession number (if available), file date, description of document or other document identifying information.

Via Walk-In:  Self-Service

Depends on clarity of request and condition and volume of records.

Requests for Certifications

Requests for document certification

1 business day

Via Written Request:  Docket and sub-docket number, accession number, file date, description, quantity of copies;

Via Walk-In:  Certification Request Form required.  Identify docket and sub-docket number, accession number, file date, description and quantity.

No charge for Government agencies.Depends on availability of Secretary of the Commission staff.

Requests for Hearing  Transcripts

 

1 business day after transcripts become publicly available.

Via Written Request:  Docket and sub-docket number, accession number, file date and description of transcript;

Via Walk-In:  Self-Service

Transcripts available in Public Reference Room 10 business days after hearing.  Transcripts may be available through eLibrary 8 days after hearing.

This page was last updated on August 31, 2020