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The Office of the Federal Register (OFR) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) jointly administer the FederalRegister.gov website. We developed this website to make it easier for citizens and communities to understand the regulatory process and to participate in Government decision-making.
The OFR/GPO partnership is committed to presenting accurate and reliable regulatory information on FederalRegister.gov with the objective of eventually establishing the XML-based Federal Register as a publication officially recognized by the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register. While we try to ensure that the material on FederalRegister.gov is accurately displayed, consistent with the official PDF version on FDsys.gov, those relying on it for legal research should verify their results against an official edition of the daily Federal Register. This prototype version will remain an unofficial informational resource until the ACFR grants it official legal status. You can learn more about, including how to access, OFR’s official publications.
Any person may reproduce or republish any material appearing in any regular or special edition of the Federal Register (1 CFR 2.6). There are no restrictions regarding what is reproduced, who can reproduce it, or where it can be reproduced.
In this HTML version, Federal Register documents are organized and displayed in an easier to read format with extensive navigation aids and links to related material, such as the Code of Federal Regulations and the United States Code. We also added various web tools and user aids designed to help people find material relevant to their interests, such as broad topical sections in six areas of interest, suggested searches for trending items, and agency “home pages” that list every Federal Register document published by an agency and its sub-agencies.
This site also has the electronic Public Inspection list. Although we make a concerted effort to reproduce the original document in full, in some cases graphics may not be displayed, and non-substantive markup language may appear alongside substantive text. If you are using public inspection listings for legal research, you should verify the contents of documents against a final, official edition of the Federal Register. Only an official version of the Federal Register document provides legal notice to the public and judicial notice to the courts under 44 U.S.C. 1507.