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SUBCHAPTER A GENERAL
PART 1 - GENERAL INFORMATION rials required by law to be filed with the
Committee, and all correspondence, inSec. 1.0 Scope and purpose.
quiries, and other communications in1.1 Administrative Committee of the Fed
tended for the Committee shall be dieral Register.
rected to the Director at the Office of the 1.2 Office of the Federal Register; location, Federal Register.
hours. 1.3 General authority of Director, Office of
$ 1.2 Office of the Federal Register; loof the Federal Register.
cation, hours. 1.4 Publication of statutes, rules, and re- The Office of the Federal Register is a lated documents.
component of the National Archives and 1.5 Availability of Federal Register publications.
Records Service of the General Services
Administration. The Office is located in AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 1
the National Archives Building, Eighth issued under sec. 6, 49 Stat. 501, as amended;
Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW., 44 U.S.C. 306. Sec. 6, E.O. 10530, 19 F.R. 2709; 3 CFR 1954-1958 Comp.
Washington, D.C. Office hours are from
8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Monday through SOURCE: The provisions of this part 1 ap
Friday except official Federal holidays. pear at 30 F.R. 15122, Dec. 7, 1965.
General authority of Director, Of. $ 1.0 Scope and purpose.
fice of the Federal Register. This chapter sets forth the proce
The Director is authorized to adminisdures, policies, determinations, and
ter generally the provisions of this chapdelegations whereby the Administra
ter, the related provisions of the Federal tive Committee of the Federal Register
Register Act, and the pertinent provicarries out its general responsibilities
sions of acts and rules contemplated by under the Federal Register Act. One of
section 5 of the Federal Register Act. the primary purposes of this chapter is to inform the public of the nature and $ 1.4 Publication of statutes, rules, and uses of Federal Register publications.
related documents. Interested persons should consider not The Office of the Federal Register is only the provisions of this part and responsible for the central filing of the Part 2 of this subchapter but also
original acts comprising the laws enacted should read related provisions directed by the Congress, and the original docuprincipally to the agencies of the Federal
ments comprising the public rules and Government. These latter provisions de- notices issued pursuant to those laws by velop details and assist the user in taking the executive branch of the United States full advantage of the protection and Government. From these original acts services afforded under the Federal
and documents, the Office publishes the Register Act.
slip laws, the United States Statutes at § 1.1 Administrative Committee of the
Large, the daily FEDERAL REGISTER, and Federal Register.
the Code of Federal Regulations. From
related official source material, the Ofice The Administrative Committee of the
also publishes the United States GovernFederal Register, established by section
ment Organization Manual, the Public 6 of the Federal Register Act, consists of
Papers of the Presidents of the United the Archivist or Acting Archivist of the
States, and the Weekly Compilation of United States, who is chairman of the
Presidential Documents. Committee, an officer of the Department of Justice, designated by the Attorney
$ 1.5 Availability of Federal Register General, and the Public Printer or Acting
publications. Public Printer. The Director of the Of. The publications described in § 1.4 are fice of the Federal Register serves as printed by the Government Printing Ofsecretary of the Committee. All mate- fice and may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. These publications are not available for free distribution to members of the public at large (see § 2.5 of this chapter).
PART 2-SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC Sec. 2.1 Inquiries and correspondence. 2.2 Information service. 2.3 Public inspection of documents. 2.4 Reproductions and certified copies of
acts and documents. 2.5 Subscription and sale of publications.
AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 2 issued under sec. 6, 49 Stat. 501, as amended; 44 U.S.C. 306. Sec. 6, E.O. 10530, 19 F.R. 2709; 3 CFR 1954–1958 Comp.
SOURCE: The provisions of this part 2 appear at 30 F.R. 15122, Dec. 7, 1965. $ 2.1 Inquiries and correspondence.
Inquiries and other correspondence should be addressed to the Director, Office of the Federal Register, National Archives Building, Washington, D.C. 20408. 8 2.2 Information service.
Information concerning the publications described in § 1.4 of this chapter and concerning the original acts and documents filed with the Office of the Federal Register will be given freely by the Office on request, unless the time required to provide that information would be excessive. Staff members of the Office will not undertake to summarize or interpret substantive text of any law or document. § 2.3 Public inspection of documents.
Current documents filed with the Office pursuant to law are
open to public inspection in the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives Building, during the working day. There are no formal inspection requirements or procedures. Manual, typewritten, or other copies or excerpts may be made freely at the inspection desk. § 2.4 Reproductions and certified copies
of acts and documents. The furnishing of reproductions of acts and documents and the preparation and attachment of authentication certificates are governed by the rules covering the public use of records in the National Archives (41 CFR Part 101-7). In general, the rules provide for the advance
payment of appropriate fees for repro-
(a) Slip laws. See section 191, title 44 of the United States Code.
NOTE: Orders for individual copies of public slip law prints or annual subscription to such prints are handled by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.
(b) U.S. Statutes at Large. See section 196a, title 44 of the United States Code.
NOTE: Orders are handled by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. Price of volume varies with each session of Congress.
(c) Federal Register. See $ $ 15.10 and 15.11 of this chapter.
(d) Code of Federal Regulations. See $ $ 30.16 and 30.17 of this chapter.
(e) U.S. Government Organization Manual. See $ 31.28 of this chapter.
(f) Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States. See $ 32.22 of this chapter.
(g) Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. See $ 32.50 of this chapter.
PART 3-SERVICES TO FEDERAL
Submission of documents. 3.4 Informal staff assistance. 3.5 Reproductions and certified copies of
acts and documents. 3.6
Official subscriptions and requisitions of Federal Register publications.
Subpart B-Special Assistance 3.10 Information on document drafting and
publication assistance. 3.11 Programs of technical instruction. Subpart C-Supplementary Printing and
Editorial Services 8.15 Purpose. 8.16 Use of Federal Register standing type. 8.17 Overruns of Federal Register publica
$ 3.6 Official subscriptions and requisi. 8.18 Special editorial service.
tions of Federal Register publica3.19 Supplementary loose-leal services.
tions. AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 3
The availability for official use of the 18sued under sec. 6, 49 Stat. 501, as amended;
Federal Register publications described 44 U.S.C. 306. Sec. 6, E.O. 10530, 19 F.R. 2709; 3 CFR 1954–1958 Comp.
in § 1.4 of this chapter varies with the
nature of each publication. Provisions SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 3 appear at 30 F.R. 15123, Dec. 7, 1965.
governing official distribution are as follows:
(a) Slip laws. See section 191, title Subpart A-General
44 of the United States Code. $ 3.1 General cooperation.
NOTE: Single copies may be obtained from The Director stands ready to cooperate
the House Senate Document Room, fully with all agencies having business
United States Congress. Quantity overruns with the Office in order to assist such
of one or all of the slip laws may be obtained
by timely submission of a requisition (Standagencies in complying with pertinent
ard Form 1) to the Government Printing publication laws and to assure efficient
Ofice, Washington, D.C. 20402. public service in the promulgation of administrative documents having the ef
(b) U.S. Statutes at Large. See secfect of law or of legal notice.
tion 196a, title 44 of the United States
Code. 8 3.2 Information service.
NOTE: Written request for official coples The Office of the Federal Register should be directed to the Joint Committee stands ready to answer all appropriate on Printing, United States Capitol, Washinquiries presented in person, by tele
ington, D.C. 20510. phone, or in writing. All written com- (c) Federal Register. See $ $ 15.3 to munications and all matters involving 15.8 of this chapter. classified material or involving the Ad- (d) Code of Federal Regulations. See ministrative Committee should be pre
$$ 30.12 to 30.15 of this chapter. sented to the Director, Office of the Fed
(e) U.S. Government Organization eral Register, National Archives Build
Manual. See $$ 31.21 to 31.26 of this ing, Washington, D.C. 20408.
chapter. $ 3.3 Submission of documents.
(f) Public Papers of the Presidents of Documents authorized or required by
the United States. See $ $ 32.15 to 32.19 law to be filed with the Office or pub
of this chapter. lished in the FEDERAL REGISTER or filed
(g) Weekly Compilation of Presidenwith the Administrative Committee shall
tial Documents. See $ 32.40 of this be presented to the Director.
chapter. $ 3.4 Informal staff assistance
Subpart B-Special Assistance The Office of the Federal Register is
$ 3.10 Information on document draft. prepared to give informal assistance and ing and publication assistance. advice to oficials of the various agencies The Director is authorized to prepare with respect to general or specific prob- and distribute to agencies information lems of rule drafting, rule making proce- and instructions designed to promote dures, and promulgation practices. effective compliance with the purposes $ 3.5 Reproductions and certified copies
of the Federal Register Act, related statof acts and documents.
utes, and the rules prescribed in this
chapter. Reproductions or certified copies of original acts and documents filed with
§ 3.11 Programs of technical instruc
tion. the Office which are required for official use ordinarily will be furnished by the The Director is authorized to develop Director on request without charge. In and conduct programs of technical incases involving voluminous material or struction for the benefit of agencies. numerous copies, the requesting agency Programs shall be designed to explain may be required to reimburse the cost of and supplement the written materials reproduction.
distributed pursuant to $ 3.10.
Subpart C-Supplementary Printing
and Editorial Services $ 3.15 Purpose.
The Director is authorized to provide special services to agencies to promote efficiency and economy through the use of printing and editorial facilities developed in editing and publishing the FEDERAL REGISTER and the Code of Federal Regulations. $ 3.16 Use of Federal Register standing
type. Type used in printing the FEDERAL REGISTER is normally available for reuse by agencies in making reprints on their own requisition. Printing and binding requisitions (Standard Form 1) shall be submitted to the Office for forwarding to the Government Printing Office. § 3.17 . Overruns of Federal Register
publications. To meet requirements for special distribution in substantial quantity, agencies may requisition overruns of any Federal Register publication by the timely submission of a printing and binding requisition (Standard Form 1) to the Government Printing Office. Detailed information regarding quantity overruns of each specific publication is provided in this chapter under $ 3.6 (slip laws, U.S. Statutes at Large); $ $ 15.6 and 15,7 (FEDERAL REGISTER); $ 30.15 (Code of Federal Regulations); $ 31.25 (U.S. Government Organization Manual); $ 32.18 (Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States); and § 32.40 (Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents). $ 3.18 Special editorial service.
The Office is prepared to compile and collate Code units as of a given date in order to assist the issuing agency in preparing a document for publication in the FEDERAL REGISTER. Requests for this service may be made to the Office informally. § 3.19 Supplementary loose-leaf
PART 4—AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES Sec. 4.1 Designation. 4.2 Notification of designation. 4.3 Liaison duties. 4.4 Certifying duties. 4.5 Authorizing duties.
AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 4 issued under sec. 6, 49 Stat. 501, as amended; 44 U.S.C. 306. Sec. 6, E.O. 10530, 19 F.R. 2709; 3 CFR 1954-1958 Comp.
SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 4 appear at 30 F.R. 15123, Dec. 7, 1965. $ 4.1 Designation.
Each agency shall designate representatives to serve in the following-described capacities in relation to the Office of the Federal Register: Liaison officer and alternate. Certifying officer and alternate. Authorizing officer and alternate. § 4.2 Notification of designation.
Every agency shall notify the Director in writing of the name, title, address, and telephone extension of each agency representative designated in compliance with § 4.1. Whenever a change in representation is made by an agency, prompt notification thereof shall be given in writing to the Director. § 4.3 Liaison duties.
The liaison officer shall represent his agency in all matters relating to the submission of documents to the Office and respecting general compliance with the provisions of this chapter. He also shall be responsible for the effective distribution and use within his agency of Federal Register information on document drafting and publication assistance authorized by $ 3.10 of this chapter, and for promoting his agency's participation in the programs of technical instruction authorized by $ 3.11 of this chapter. Additional liaison duties, with respect to the U.S. Government Organization Manual, are described in § 31.12 of this chapter. § 4.4 Certifying duties.
The certifying officer shall be responsible for the attachment of the required number of true copies to all original documents submitted by his agency to the Office and for affixing his certification, as provided by $$ 16.6 and 16.7 of this chapter.
ices. The Director is authorized to cooperate with agencies in developing supplementary loose-leaf services covering special areas in which the need is sufficient to justify any added costs.
$ 4.5 Authorizing duties.
The authorizing officer shall be responsible for furnishing the Director with a current mailing list of individuals or of
fices authorized under the provisions of this chapter to receive for official use the FEDERAL REGISTER, the Code of Federal Regulations, and the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents.
SUBCHAPTER B-PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATIONS AND
PART 7-PREPARATION, PRESENTA
TION, FILING, AND PUBLICATION
LAMATIONS Sec. 7.1 Form. 7.2 Routing and approval of drafts. 7.3 Routing and certification of originals
and copies. 7.4 Proclamations calling for the observance
of special days or events. 7.5 Procianations of treaties excluded. 7.6 Definition.
SOURCE: The provisions of this part 7 appear at 30 F.R. 15124, Dec. 7, 1965.
NOTE: The provisions of this Part 7 are derived from sections 1 to 6 of Executive Order 11030, 27 F.R. 5847, 3 CFR, 1962 Supp.
CROSS REFERENCE: For provisions respecting publication of Presidential documents in the Code of Federal Regulations, see $ 30.8 of this chapter. 8 7.1 Form.
Proposed Executive orders and proclamations shall be prepared in accordance with the following requirements:
(a) The order or proclamation shall be given a suitable title.
(b) The order or proclamation shall contain a citation of the authority under which it is issued.
(c) Punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and other matters of style shall, in general, conform to the most recent edition of the United States Government Printing Office Style Manual.
(d) The spelling of geographic names shall conform to the decisions of the Board on Geographic Names, established by section 2 of the act of July 25, 1947, 61 Stat. 456 (43 U.S.C. 364a).
(e) Descriptions of tracts of land shall conform, so far as practicable, to the most recent edition of the “Specifications for Descriptions of Tracts of Land for Use in Executive Orders and Proclamations,” prepared by the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior.
(f) Proposed Executive orders and proclamations shall be typewritten on paper approximately 8 x 13 inches, shall have a left-hand margin of approximately 112 inches and a right-hand margin of approximately 1 inch, and shall be double-spaced except that quotations, tabulations, and descriptions of land may be single-spaced. 8 7.2 Routing and approval of drafts.
(a) A proposed Executive order or proclamation shall first be submitted, with seven copies thereof, to the Di. rector of the Bureau of the Budget, together with a letter, signed by the head or other properly authorized officer of the originating Federal agency, explaining the nature, purpose, background, and effect of the proposed Executive order or proclamation and its relationship, if any, to pertinent laws and other Executive orders or proclamations.
(b) If the Director of the Bureau of the Budget approves the proposed Executive order or proclamation, he shall transmit it to the Attorney General for his consideration as to both form and legality.
(c) If the Attorney General approves the proposed Executive order or proclamation, he shall transmit it to the Director of the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administra. tion: Provided, That in cases involving sufficient urgency the Attorney General may transmit it directly to the President: And provided further, that the authority vested in the Attorney General by this section may be delegated by him, in whole or in part, to the Deputy Attorney General, Solicitor General, or to such Assistant Attorney General as he may designate.
(d) After determining that the proposed Executive order or proclamation conforms to the requirements of $ 7.1 and is free from typographical or clerical error, the Director of the Office of the