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What is the Federal Register?

All federal agency regulations and proposed regulations are first issued in the Federal Register, which is published every federal business day. They are organized chronologically. Proposed rules may include information as to the length of the comment period and where comments are to be sent. Final rules are prefaced by Supplementary Material which may be helpful in interpreting the rule. The Federal Register also contains presidential proclamations and executive orders and all notices and other documents which the President determines have general applicability or which Congress requires to be published in the Federal Register. Notices may include dates and locations of public hearings.

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