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How to Understand the Document
In the paper version, use the Contents section in the beginning to see where things are listed. The new EPA rule for the Air quality planning purposes; designation of areas: South Dakota, 1162-11163.
If you flip to page 11162, you find the ruling.
About This Resouce
- In LexisNexis, the numbering system is Volume, FR, page number. For example, 70 FR 73919 is volume 70 FR page 73919.
- In the paper copy, you can find things using the numbering system, such as the citation just given. However, you can use the subject listing to find entries. In the front of every daily edition, there is a Contents section that lists entries by issuing agency. So, for our example above, if you look in the Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 239, you see in the Contents section under Federal Aviation Adminstration, Rules: Airworthiness directives: Airbus, 73919-73921. So, the section dealing with Airbus is on pages 73919-73921.
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