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What is Public Inspection?

[This post was written by OFR intern Lissa N. Snyders] Although agency regulations are not official until they are published in the Federal Register, the public has the opportunity to preview these documents before they are published. All documents that … Continue reading

Federal Register by the Numbers

[This blog post was written by OFR intern Lissa N. Snyders] Our users frequently ask for information about Office of the Federal Register (OFR) publications. Publication statistics for the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations are compiled annually … Continue reading

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

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