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U.S. Administrative Law (Regulations)

Federal Register / Code of Federal Regulations

Introduction

Many laws enacted by Congress require agencies to issue regulations (rules) which specify how laws are to be carried out.
The Federal Register is the medium for notifying the public of official agency actions.
All proposed and final rules are published in the Federal Register.
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After publication as a final rule in the Federal Register, regulations are codified in the
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) which is a subject arrangement of regulations in force.

Acknowledgement

Information in this guide was adapted from: The Federal Register: What It Is and How to Use It.   Reference KF 70 .A2 F292 suppl.