The Federal Register and the Unified Agenda Carol Bednar July 26, 2006 Reference Retreat.
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The Federal Register and the Unified Agenda Carol Bednar July 26, 2006 Reference Retreat
Unified Agenda What is it? It is part of the Federal Register
Federal Register Federal Register began on July 26, 1935 – 71 years ago today! Started as Communications Tool
Act establishing the Federal Register Required: Filing of documents with the Office of Federal Register Placement of documents on public inspection Publication of documents in the Federal Register
1937 amendment Permanent codification (numerical arrangement) of rules in the Code of Federal Regulations.
1945 amendments Administrative Procedure Act Introduced as a general requirement the right of the public to participate in the rulemaking process by commenting on proposed rules Required that the effective date for a regulation be not less than 30 days from the date of publication unless there was good cause for an earlier date
Contents of Federal Register Table of Contents CFR Parts affected in this issue Rules and Regulations Proposed Rules Notices Sunshine Act Meetings
Contents of Federal Register Presidential Documents Proclamations Executive Orders Other documents the President orders to be published (reorganization plans, letters, etc.) These Presidential documents are compiled annually in Title 3 of the CFR
Unified Agenda The Unified Agenda (also known as the Semiannual Regulatory Agenda) is published twice a year (usually in April and October) in the Federal Register It summarizes the rules and proposed rules that each Federal agency expects to issue during the next six months.
Unified Agenda It is searchable on GPO Access www.gpoaccess.gov/ua/index.html www.gpoaccess.gov/ua/index.html