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Reader Aids help people use and understand the federal rulemaking process. Reader Aids information is not published in the Federal Register.


Federal Register publications, including the website and the various editions of the daily Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Federal Register/CFR indexes, and the Public Laws posted on the Federal Digital System ( are not subject to the request for records provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Under the FOIA, our publications are made available to the public through numerous sources, including this website, GPO’s website, the GPO book sales program, and nearly 1,250 Government depository libraries located throughout the nation.

For information about requesting NARA’s operational and historical records, visit NARA’s FOIA page.