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Subscription Options and Managing Your Subscriptions

The site includes tools for sharing documents with associates and communities via email notification subscriptions, RSS feeds, and Twitter and Facebook social networking applications. You also can send emails of Federal Register documents to associates and communities on a one-time basis. The sidebar on the left side of the document provides links many of these features.

  • Subscriptions: To subscribe to notifications look for the green “subscribe” box with the RSS and email symbols (most often off to the right side of a page). When you click on the subscribe button, you can select from an RSS option and an email option. If you choose email for notifications, just fill in your email address and click on “subscribe.” Unless you are signed in to a MyFR account you will receive an email with a link to confirm your subscription. You can easily unsubscribe at any time with a click on “unsubscribe” in the email, and another click to confirm. A MyFR account has many features for managing your subscriptions and other content. If you choose RSS for notifications, click on the RSS link and follow the instructions in your RSS software .
  • Subscription Options: You have the option of receiving the Table of Contents of each day’s issue in an email or RSS notification; you can subscribe to the documents in any of our News Sections; you can subscribe to a particular agency’s documents from their Agency page; or to a particular subject from the Topics (CFR Indexing Terms) pages. In many instances, you have the option of limiting notifications to “significant” documents as defined under E.O. 12866. You may also use our subscription service to get notifications of public inspection filings: by agency; by saved search terms; or by the complete set of documents on file each day.
  • Saved-Search Customized Subscriptions: You can create custom email and RSS notifications by subscribing to specific search results. For example, you may want to track Airworthiness Directives issued by the FAA. Enter “Airworthiness Directives” in the search box and click. To exclude other agencies that reference airworthiness documents, choose FAA as the agency in the left column of search results. If you only want to see proposed directives, choose “Proposed Rule” as the document type. Complete the process by clicking on “subscribe.” You will start getting notifications in your email in-box as soon as new documents become available.