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U.S. Administrative Law Research

A guide to finding regulations and administrative decisions issued by federal agencies

About the Federal Register

Proposed changes to existing regulations and new regulations are first published in the Federal Register. Changes to regulations may be proposed at any time, so users must update the status and language of the regulations found in the C.F.R. by consulting the Federal Register. Learn more

In addition to proposed and adopted agency regulations, the Federal Register contains notices of meetings, hearings, and adjudicatory proceedings and the text of presidential proclamations and executive orders.

The Federal Register is published each business day.

Bluebook abbreviation: Fed. Reg.

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Annual indexes are found at the end of each year in the print collection, as well as some of the online sources. See also:

Having trouble finding the right heading to use in the index? See the Federal Register Thesaurus of Indexing Terms.

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