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Exploring the First Federal Register

[This post was written by OFR Intern Lissa Snyders] The first document ever printed in the Federal Register was an Executive Order titled Enlarging Cape Romain Migratory Bird Refuge. In 1936, a banker from New York, Gayer Dominick, donated Bulls … Continue reading

Public Inspection News

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, we stopped posting the online Public Inspection List (PIL) at From now on, the online PIL will only be available here at The content of the the list remains the sames, but some … Continue reading

Federal Depository Library Program

We get a lot of questions here at the Office of the Federal Register. Some folks are interested in commenting on regulations. Check out our earlier post on our commenting feature: Others are looking for help finding regulations in … Continue reading

UPDATE: Public Inspection – January 16

UPDATE: January 27 The official Public Inspection site, was fixed in the early evening on January 16 and has been working without issue since. We want to thank everyone for their patience as we addressed the matter. You can keep up with … Continue reading

Public Inspection Issues- January 16

We are currently experiencing issues getting the Public Inspection List posted to our sites at and subsequently We are working with the Government Publishing Office to resolve the matter as quickly as possible. The Public Inspection desk is … Continue reading

eCFR May be Down for Maintenance

Many of our customers access the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) via It is an up-to-date, unofficial version of the CFR. The official version is still the printed CFR books. This weekend, from 9 a.m. Saturday, December 20 to 4 p.m. Sunday, December … Continue reading

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