The Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) is the place in which all codified rules and regulations promulgated by agencies are located. Proposed and final regulations initially appear in the Federal Register. Once adopted, the rules and regulations are codified and published in the C.F.R.
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The Federal Register is published daily Monday through Friday except federal holidays. It acts as a "newspaper" of the federal agencies and can be scanned daily to keep abreast of agency activity.
In addition to including the text of proposed and final rules and regulations, the Federal Register provides notice of agency actions, meetings, final dates for comments on proposed rules, and other activities of the federal agencies.
Like the C.F.R., the Federal Register is available in a number of places and formats
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The update process will be the same whether you are using print or online versions of the titles affected.
Remember that each title is updated once each calendar year on a staggered basis (titles 1-16 revised as of January 1, titles 17-27 revised as of April 1, titles 28-41 revised as of July 1, titles 42-50 revised as of October 1).
Many federal agencies have adjudicative bodies. Depending on the agency, written decisions may be published. Agency decisions are often available at the agency website and may also be available on Lexis Advance and Westlaw.
Federal agencies are very good at providing a significant amount of useful information on their websites. If you are working on an issue involving a federal agency, be sure to locate its website and explore the procedural information, law, regulations, and other documents provided.
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