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Internet Access

How can I do online research in the Federal Register ?

• Search the FR for documents in all issues from 1995 to present, at:
! http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/aces140.html » 1994 FR documents are available in a separate database.

• Browse the FR table of contents using the hyperlinks to retrieve documents in today’s issue, or in any issue from 1998 to present, at:
!
www.archives.gov/federal_register/the_federal_register/indexes.html

» You can also view the FR TOC in either HTML or PDF.

• Check Documents in the News for high profile and frequently requested FR documents, at:
! http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html

Internet Access

How can I do online research in the CFR ?
• Visit http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/index.html and follow the links to:
! Search or Browse your choice of CFR titles and/or volumes using the tables of contents in any volume from 1997 to present: ! Retrieve CFR sections or subparts by citation in any volume from 1997 to present: ! Search the entire CFR by keyword in any current volume

Internet Access

How can I be Sure my CFR Research is up to date?
• Visit http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/lsa/aboutlsa.html, to:
! Check the “LSA” (List of CFR Sections Affected): » Final changes to CFR sections in the last 12 month’s FR issues. » Also lists proposed changes to CFR parts. ! Check “Last Month’s List of CFR Parts Affected” » Final and proposed changes to CFR parts in last month’s FR issues. ! Check the “Current List of CFR Parts Affected” » Final and proposed changes to CFR parts in this month’s FR issues. ! Check the “List of CFR Parts Affected Today” » Final and proposed changes to CFR parts in today’s FR. » Use this service for daily monitoring.

Internet Access

What other information on Federal Register publications and services is on the Web ?

• To learn more about Office of the Federal Register publications and services, go to the National Archives and Records Administration’s Federal Register home page:
http://www.archives.gov/federal_register

Rulemaking Process

How can the public participate in rulemaking ?
• Citizens have a right to express their views before an agency adopts final rules • Each Federal Register document tells you:
! Whether comments are requested ! How, when and where to comment

• Writing effective comments?
! Type neatly and cite rulemaking by docket number and other identifying information (subject heading; FR cite) ! Include your name and address ! Follow directions -- agency may ask you to respond to specific questions or label comments with CFR parts or section numbers ! Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and substitute language for your requested changes

Customer Service

Customer Service Information
• Phone numbers:
! FR/CFR, Presidential Documents, US Government Manual: 202/741-6000 ! Electronic and on-line services (voice): 202/741-6020 ! Privacy Act Compilation: 202/741-6064 ! Public Laws Update Services: 202/741-6043 ! TTY: 202/741-6086

• Internet addresses:
! Full text of FR/CFR: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara ! FR information and research tools: www.archives.gov/federal_register

• E-mail addresses:
! Reference questions: fedreg.info@nara.gov ! PENS: send e-mail to listproc@lucky.fed.gov with the following text message: SUBSCRIBE PUBLAWS-L <firstname><lastname>

Customer Service

How to Enroll in a Federal Register Workshop
• Call the Office of the Federal Register at 202 741-6010 to register for workshops. • We offer workshops in Washington DC and in selected cities across the country. • Look for announcements of dates and locations of future workshops:
! In the front pages of the Federal Register. ! Online at: www.archives.gov/federal_register

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