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Document Features – Sidebar
Document Utility Bar
The utility bar runs along the left side of the document and scrolls with you down the page. You can access the Public Inspection version and the official electronic format of the published document using the 2 bottom icons. And you can print using the printer icon.
You can share (email, Facebook, and Twitter) individual paragraphs using the Paragraph icon or the entire document using the Share icon.
To enhance navigation within Federal Register documents, we use the major headings from the published document to create an internal table of contents (located near the top of the utility bar on the left side) that link to the text in the body of the document. The bookmark shows you what page you’re on.
Documents open for comment display a due-date banner and a green button, as well as an active sidebar icon, to “Submit a Formal Comment,” which when possible opens a comment form from Regulations.gov (the centralized Federal docket site for submitting and viewing comments on rulemaking and non-rulemaking actions). This allows you to submit a comment from the context of the FederalRegister.gov document page. If an electronic docket is not available on Regulations.gov, our comment link jumps to the comment submission information in the Federal Register document. When Regulations.gov reprocesses its data, our links to the Regulations.gov site may not function for a period of time. If our green “Submit a Formal Comment” button does not work or docket information appears to be missing, the agency’s docket may not be ready for use, or the agency may have chosen to collect comments in another way.
We show a running count of comments received in electronic dockets. Our comment count is based on the information currently available from Regulations.gov. Agencies may require several days to get a new docket established. Once a comment is received, the appropriate agency must process it before it is posted to Regulations.gov. Given the fact that certain documents may generate thousands of comments, processing may take several weeks before a comment can be viewed online. However, some “non-participating agencies” do not have Regulations.gov comment dockets; they may post comments on their agency web site. Some participating agencies may not post all comments received, particularly those submitted in paper form. For more information on Regulations.gov comment dockets and the features of that site, please visit their FAQs page
You can toggle the non-print markup elements on or off, which can help you see how a specific document follows the requirements of the Document Drafting Handbook.