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Locating and Updating Federal Regulations

Subscription databases and looseleafs

Numerous online services/reporters (subscription resources) track and analyze federal regulatory developments! Always check to see if a publisher might have done almost all the job for you.

Monitoring Federal Regulations for Free

  • Office of the Federal Register Public Inspection Desk
    Provides access to documents that will be published in tomorrow's Federal Register.
  • Federal Register
    Today's Federal Register
  • E-CFR latest updates page
    Find proposed rules and regulations still open for comment using this site. This site allows you to submit electronic comments for some rules and read electronically submitted comments from others.
    Offers RSS feeds for a daily update of the Documents that are published in the Federal Register
  • govpulse
    View Federal Register notices and documents by topic or location
  • Federal E-Rulemaking Sites
    "Most of these sites offer the text of Proposed and Final Rules, along with other regulatory information, and some enable the public to comment online."
  • Unified Agenda
    Published twice a year; contains each agency's projected regulatory activity for the next six months.
  • Agency Websites
    Many agencies post proposed rulemaking activity and documents initiated by their agencies on their web sites. They also often offer the opportunity to subscribe RSS-feeds.