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REGULATIONS

Since the amount of legislation that goes through Congress is mind-boggling, there is no way they can have exact details in each law. Laws are more the general plan of the legislation. Afterwards, when the President needs to enact the laws, regulations are made to give the exact details that are needed for proper administration.

There are two sources of information for regulations:

1. The Federal Register have agency regulations. It contains daily announcements of proposals and meetings for input.

 

2. The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the subject listing of the Federal Register.

 

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  • The Federal Register have agency regulations. It contains daily announcements of proposals and meetings for input.
  • The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the subject listing of the Federal Register.

Online sources have full text back to 1981. Use paper for prior dates. Regulations are cited by title, CFR section number and sometimes year: 47 CFR 73.1940

Digital
Paper

LexisNexis: Regulations has a wide range of search methods for regulations back to 1981.

Federal Register has U.S. federal codes for federal agencies back to the 1990s.

Code of Federal Regulations The most recent edition is in Reference. Also, explore the microfiche and material in the Annex for historical research back to 1949.

Federal Register in Reference. Issues go back to 1936.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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