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About the Federal Register

What is the Federal Register?

Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

When is it published?

The Federal Register is updated daily by 6 a.m. and is published Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

What is available?
  • Volumes 59 (1994) to present are available in Summary, PDF, text, or HTML format.
  • Volumes 59 (1994) and earlier are digitized versions of historic issues of the Federal Register being made available as full issue PDF only. These digitized volumes include all issues and parts of the official printed edition. (See below for more information on searching the Digitized Federal Register.)
  • Bulk data downloads of Federal Register XML files are available to the general public via Data.gov and GPO’s Bulk Data Repository. Information on the legal status, authenticity, and schema of the Federal Register XML renditions can be found in the User Guide Document - Federal Register XML Rendition.
  • To find a more recent, unofficial issue of the Federal Register, view the Public Inspection issue online at www.federalregister.gov, a service of the National Archives and Records Administration’s Office of the Federal Register.
  • To find older issues, use the Catalog of Government Publications to find a print copy at a Federal Depository Library.
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How is it organized?

Table of Contents and Preliminary Pages- This section of the Federal Register contains a comprehensive alphabetical listing by agency name of all documents in the issue. Under each agency, the documents are arranged by classification--Rules, Proposed Rules, or Notices. Each entry includes the page number where the document begins and a brief description of the document.

If Presidential Documents appear in the Federal Register they are listed in alphabetical order in the Contents under the heading "Presidential Documents". Appearing at the end of the Contents is a list of separate parts published in the issue, if applicable. The documents appearing in the separate part are also listed under the agency in the table of contents.

Also appearing in the preliminary pages (Contents Section) of each day's Federal Register is a list of the CFR Parts Affected in This Issue. Under each CFR title the parts affected by the rules and proposed rules in the issue are listed along with the page numbers where relevant documents begin.

The Reader Aids section of the Federal Register is designed to help the reader find specific information in the Federal Register system, as distinguished from the finding aids in the preliminary pages (Contents section) which are more oriented to one particular issue of the Federal Register.

Rules and Regulations Section- This section of the Federal Register contains final rules and regulations: regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect. Most rules are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). A document which amends text must include the changes to the CFR and state the effective date for any change.

Each document begins with a heading that includes the name of the issuing agency (and subagency if appropriate), the CFR title and part(s) affected, and a brief description of the specific subject of the document. In some cases an agency includes a docket number, which identifies the document within the agency's internal filing system. A Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) may also be included.

This section also contains interim rules that are issued without prior notice and are effective immediately; the interim rule is designed to respond to an emergency situation and is usually followed by a final rule document which confirms that the interim rule is final, addresses comments received, and includes any further amendments. Additionally, this section includes documents that have no regulatory text and do not amend the CFR, but either affect the agency's handling of its regulations or are of continuing interest to the public in dealing with an agency. In this category are general policy statements and interpretations of agency regulations. These documents have the CFR headings (title and part), but do not contain any codified language.

The terms "rules" and "regulations" have the same meaning within the Federal Register publication system.

Proposed Rules Section- This section of the Federal Register contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

Many proposed rules are documents that suggest changes to agency regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and request public comment on those suggested changes. This section also contains documents relating to previously published proposed rules, extending the comment period, announcing a public hearing, making available supplemental information, withdrawing a proposed rule, or correcting a previously published proposed rule.

This section includes advanced notices of proposed rulemaking, which describe a problem or situation and the anticipated regulatory action of the agency and seek public response concerning the necessity for regulation and the adequacy of the agency's anticipated regulatory action. Additionally, many agencies voluntarily publish proposed changes to procedural rules, interpretative rules and agency policies to gather public comments.

Each document begins with a heading that includes the name of the issuing agency (and subagency if appropriate), the CFR title and part(s) affected, and a brief description of the specific subject of the document. In some cases an agency docket number, which identifies the document within the agency's internal filing system. A Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) may also be included. Instructions for filing comments and the date by which comments must be filed are provided.

The terms "rules" and "regulations" have the same meaning within the Federal Register publication system.

Notices Section- This section of the Federal Register contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, issuances or revocation of licenses, grant application deadlines, availability of environmental impact statements, filing of petitions and applications, and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section.

Presidential Documents Section- This section of the Federal Register contains documents signed by the President and submitted to the Office of the Federal Register for publication. Presidential documents include Proclamations and Executive Orders, as well as other documents such as determinations, letters, memorandums, and reorganization plans. The documents are compiled annually in title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Sunshine Act Meetings- This section of the Federal Register contains notices of meetings published under the "Government in the Sunshine Act" (Pub. L. 94-409) 5 U.S.C. 552b(e)(3).

In recognition of the public's right to the fullest possible information about the Federal decision-making process, the Government in the Sunshine Act requires that meetings of Government agencies be open to the public, with certain specified exceptions. The Act also requires that public announcement be made in the Federal Register of the time, place, and subject matter of the meeting, the name and telephone number of the agency official to contact for more information, and whether the meeting is open or closed to the public.

Reader Aids- This section of the Federal Register is designed to help the reader find specific information in the Federal Register system, as distinguished from the finding aids in the preliminary pages (Contents section) which are more oriented to one particular issue of the Federal Register.

  • Information and Assistance. Appearing first is the listing of Office of the Federal Register telephone numbers to call for specific information.
  • Federal Register Pages and Dates. This is a table of the inclusive page numbers and corresponding dates for the current month's Federal Register.
  • CFR Parts Affected During the Current Month. This is a cumulative list of Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts affected by rules and proposed rules published in the Federal Register during the current month.

Corrections Section- This section of the Federal Register contains editorial corrections of previously published Presidential, Rule, Proposed Rule, and Notice documents. These corrections are prepared by the Office of the Federal Register to correct typographical or clerical errors made in the printing of the Federal Register. Agency prepared corrections are issued as signed documents and appear in the appropriate document categories elsewhere in the issue.


CFR Parts Affected from the Federal Register

The Federal Register contains rules and regulations which are regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect. Most rules are codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Browse CFR Parts Affected from the Federal Register to find final and proposed rules that affect the CFR and have been published in the Federal Register within the past 24 hours, week, month, or within a specific date range.

CFR Parts Affected is also contained in the Reader Aids section of each Federal Register issue.


Unified Agenda

The Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (Unified Agenda) provides uniform reporting on the actions administrative agencies plan to issue in the near and long term. Executive Order 12866 "Regulatory Planning and Review," signed September 30, 1993 (58 FR 51735), and Office of Management and Budget memoranda implementing section 4 of that Order establish minimum standards for agencies' agendas, including specific types of information for each entry. Each edition of the Unified Agenda includes regulatory agendas from Federal entities that currently have regulations under development or review. Agencies of the United States Congress are not included. Fall editions of the Unified Agenda include The Regulatory Plan, which presents agency statements of regulatory priorities and additional information about the most significant regulatory activities planned for the coming year.

All editions of the Unified Agenda through the spring 2007 edition were published in their entirety in the Federal Register. Beginning with the fall 2007 edition, the Agenda published in the Federal Register is limited, in general, to agency regulatory flexibility agendas and The Regulatory Plan. Agency regulatory flexibility agendas, which are required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (PDF) to be published in the Federal Register, include only those rules that may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities and entries that have been selected for periodic review under section 610 (PDF) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

The Unified Agenda is compiled by the Regulatory Information Service Center, a component of the U.S. General Services Administration, in cooperation with the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Applicable agendas are then published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in the Federal Register. The Regulatory Information Service Center assigns a Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) to identify each regulatory action listed in the Unified Agenda.

The complete Unified Agenda is available to the public at Reginfo.gov.

govinfo contains historical editions and the more recent editions published in the Federal Register.


Searching The Federal Register

Searching More Recent Volumes (Volume 60 and more recent)
You can access information within the Federal Register by:

  • Using Basic Search for keyword and metadata fielded searches (see Metadata Fields and Values section);
  • Using Advanced Search; fields specific to the FR will display after you select Federal Register under Refine by Collection;
  • Using Citation Search to retrieve a single Federal Register document in PDF format if you know the Year (Volume) and Page Number of the document;
  • Refining search results by clicking on links in the Refine Your Search panel on the left hand side of the page (the sections under Refine Your Search correspond to the metadata available for the documents); and
  • Browsing the Federal Register browse page.

Searching the Digitized Volumes (Volume 59 and earlier)
The historic digitized issues (Volume 59 and earlier) are being added to the current Federal Register collection. There are several differences between how you can access the digitized issues and how you can access the more recent issues:

  • Digitized Federal Register issues are available for full-text searching. Some metadata fields can be used to craft specific searches using the basic or advanced search. Searchable metadata fields for the digitized issues (Volume 59 and earlier) are: Full-Text, Branch, Category, Dates, Government Author, Issue, SuDoc Class Number, Title, and Volume. Additional fields are available for searching the more recent volumes.
  • Digitized Federal Register issues (Volume 59 and earlier) are available to browse and download at the issue level while the more recent issues are available at the article level.
  • Digitized Federal Register issues (Volume 59 and earlier) are searchable using the citation search feature.

General govinfo Search Tips

Search Examples

Search by Agency- For example, Federal Register documents issued by the Department of Health and Human Services:

  • Using Basic Search, enter: collection:fr and agency:"health and human services”
  • Using Advanced Search, select Federal Register under Refine by Collection, then under Search In select Agency in the first box and enter health and human services in the second box

Search by Citation (Volume and Page Number)- For example, Federal Register documents from Volume 71 on Page 43345:

  • Using Basic Search, enter: collection:fr and citation:"71 fr 43345"
  • Using Advanced Search, select Federal Register under Refine by Collection, then under Search In select Citation in the first box and enter “71 fr 43345" in the second box or
  • Using Citation Search, select Federal Register from Select Collection box, select 71 (2006) from Select Year box, and enter 43345 in the Numerical Page Number box

Search by Code of Federal Regulations Citation (full citation or part number)- For example, Federal Register documents that cite Part 1005 of Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations:

  • Using Basic Search, enter: collection:fr cfrcitation:"7 CFR Part 1005"
  • or Using Advanced Search, select Federal Register under Refine by Collection, then under Search In select CFR Citation in the first box and enter 7 CFR Part 1005 in the second box

Search by FR Doc Number- For example, Federal Register documents with E8-2116 as the FR Doc Number:

  • Using Basic Search, enter: frdocno:E8-2116 AND collection:fr

Search by Page Number- For example, Federal Register documents that begin on page 43345:

  • Using Basic Search, enter: collection:fr and firstpage:43345

Search by Keyword- For example, Federal Register documents with grant information in the full text of the publication:

  • Using Basic Search, enter: grant information and collection:fr
  • Using Advanced Search, select Federal Register under Refine by Collection, then under Search In enter grant information in the second box

Search by Effective Dates of Rules- For example, Federal Register documents that are effective on August 8, 2006:

  • Using Basic Search, enter: effectivedate:2006-08-31 and collection:fr
  • Using Advanced Search, select Federal Register under Refine by Collection, then under Search In select Dates in the first box and enter August 8, 2006 in the second box

Search for Disaster Declarations- For example, Federal Register documents that are disaster declarations:

  • Using Basic Search, enter: "disaster declaration" and collection:fr
  • Using Advanced Search, select Federal Register under Refine by Collection, then under Search In enter disaster declaration in the second box

Search for Environmental Impact Statements- For example, Federal Register documents with “environmental impact statement" in the title:

  • Using Basic Search, enter: title:"environmental impact statement" and collection:fr
  • Using Advanced Search, select Federal Register under Refine by Collection, then under Search In select Title in the first box and enter environmental impact statement in the second box

Search for Grant Information- For example, Federal Register documents with grant information in the full text of the publication:

  • Using Basic Search, enter: grant information and collection:fr
  • Using Advanced Search, select Federal Register under Refine by Collection, then under Search In enter grant information in the second box

Find the List of CFR Parts Affected- Contained in the Reader Aids section of each Federal Register issue. For example, the List of CFR Parts Affected in the Federal Register Table of Contents for August 1, 2008:

  • Using the Federal Register browse page:
    • Navigate to the issue: expand 2008, August, then Friday, August 1
    • Select TOC under View Entire Issue
    • Scroll to the bottom and expand the Reader Aids section
    • Select PDF or Text format
    • Scroll to the CFR Parts Affected portion of the Reader Aids section

Search for Meetings- For example, Federal Register documents about meetings:

  • Using Basic Search, enter: meeting and collection:fr
  • Using Advanced Search, select Federal Register under Refine by Collection, then under Search In enter meeting in the second box

Search for Notices, Rules or Proposed Rules- For example, Federal Register documents that are notices:

  • Using Basic Search, enter: collection:fr and section:notice
  • Using Advanced Search, select Federal Register under Refine by Collection, then under Search In select Section in the first box and select Notices in the second box

Search for Physician Fee Schedule- Released once a year, usually during November. For example, Federal Register documents with Physician Fee Schedule in the full text of the publication:

  • Using Basic Search, enter: collection:fr and physician fee schedule
  • Using Advanced Search, select Federal Register under Refine by Collection, then under Search In enter physician fee schedule in the second box

Search for Presidential Documents (Executive Orders, Memoranda, Proclamations, etc.)- For example, find Presidential Executive Orders issued by President Trump within the Federal Register:

  • Using Basic Search, enter: collection:fr and presdoctype:execord and president:(Donald J. Trump)
  • Using Advanced Search, select Federal Register under Refine by Collection, then under Search In enter physician fee schedule in the second box

Find the Table of Contents by Issue Date- For example, find the Federal Register Table of Contents for August 1, 2008:

  • From the Federal Register browse page:
    • Navigate to the issue: expand 2008, August, then Friday, August 1
    • Select TOC under View Entire Issue

Find the Unified Agenda- Appears twice a year in the printed version of the Federal Register and is maintained as a separate collection on govinfo.


Sample Federal Register URLs

Govinfo uses three key pieces of information to construct predictable URLs to documents and Details pages:

  • Granule ID for the Federal Register is used to identify the specific document within an issue of the publication
  • Package ID is used to identify an individual issue of the publication.
  • Publication Date is used to identify the date an issue of the Federal Register.
Identifier Structure/Metadata Field Example
Package ID FR-{Publication Date} (in YYYY-MM-DD format) FR-2009-09-09
Granule ID

Individual Documents
{FR Doc Number}

Title Page and Contents
{Package ID}-FrontMatter

Reader Aids
{Package ID}-ReaderAids

Individual Documents
E9-20836

Title Page and Contents
FR-2009-09-09-FrontMatter

Reader Aids
FR-2009-09-09-ReaderAids

Publication Date {Publication Date} (in YYYY-MM-DD format) 2009-09-09

Details Page for a Specific Document
Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/{Package ID}/{Granule ID}
Example: https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/FR-2009-09-09/E9-20836

PDF File for a Specific Document
Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/{Package ID}/pdf/{Granule ID}.pdf
Example: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-09-09/pdf/E9-20836.pdf

HTML File for a Specific Document
Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/{Package ID}/html/{Granule ID}.htm
Example: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-09-09/html/E9-20836.htm

Details Page for an Entire Issue
Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/{Package ID}
Example: https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/FR-2009-09-09

PDF File for an Entire Issue
Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/{Package ID}/pdf/{Package ID}.pdf
Example: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-09-09/pdf/FR-2009-09-09.pdf

XML File for an Entire Issue
Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/{Package ID}/xml/{Package ID}.xml
Example: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-09-09/xml/FR-2009-09-09.xml

Sample Federal Register Citation URLs (API Link Service)
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Today's Federal Register Table of Contents
https://www.govinfo.gov/app/frtoc/today

Federal Register Table of Contents for a Specific Date
Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/app/frtoc/{Publication Date}
Example: https://www.govinfo.gov/app/frtoc/2009-09-09


Federal Register Metadata Fields and Values

Metadata fields and values can be used to increase the relevancy of your searches. The metadata fields available for the Federal Register are listed in the table below. Metadata fields and values are used throughout govinfo for:

  • Refining Your Search,
  • Browsing,
  • Field Operators,
  • Advanced Search, and
  • Display on Details Pages.

Metadata fields and values can be entered into the Basic Search box using field operators. The field operators available for the Federal Register are listed in the table below, along with examples for each metadata field. Using Field Operators

Some of these metadata fields are made available for use in Advanced Search. Using Advanced Search

Metadata Field Display Name Metadata Field Definition Field Operator Field Operator Example
Collection The collection to which the document belongs. Typically the same as the publication or series. collection: collection:fr
fr is used for Federal Register
Government Author The names of the government organizations responsible for authoring or assembling the document. governmentauthor governmentauthor:"national archives and records administration"
Publication Date The date the document was first made available to the public. publishdate

publishdate:2006-09-28

Date format is YYYY, YYYY-MM, or YYYY-MM-DD
Language The language code of the original document, from the ISO639-2b standard. language language:eng
Former Package ID The document ID of the issue or "package" as originally specified on the GPO Access website. mods:identifier:(@type:"former identifier":______) mods:identifier:(@type:"former identifier":"fr15oc07")
Former Identifier The document ID of the article on the former GPO Access website. formerid: formerid:fr21no08-67
Stock Number The 12 digit GPO Sales stock number for the publication or series. Usually formatted like "769-004-00000-9". stocknum stocknum:769-004-00000-9
Sudoc Class Number The SuDoc class number from the U.S. Superintendent of Documents which classifies government publications by publishing agency. sudocclass:

sudocclass:"ae 2.7:"

Note: The SuDoc Class Numbers in govinfo are at the class stem level, not the book number level.

Ingestion Date The date the document was ingested into the preservation repository. ingestdate:

ingestdate:2009-12-29

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Electronic Location (URL) The URL where the document or the document in context (the content detail page) is located. url: url:pkg/FR-2006-08-01
ISSN The ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) for the publication. issn: issn:0097-6326
Publisher The government organization who publishes the document or publication. publisher: publisher:"National Archives and Records Administration"
Branch The branch of government responsible for the document's contents. branch:

branch:executive

Possible Values: executive, legislative, judicial

Type of Resource The media type for the document, typically "text". Defined as part of the Library of Congress MODS standard. typeofresource: typeofresource:text
WAIS Database Name The name of the WAIS database to which the document belonged in the former GPO Access system. waisdbname: waisdbname:2006_register
Record Origin How the record was originally generated. Typically "machine generated" recordorigin: recordorigin:"machine generated"
Publication Title The title of the publication. Individual Federal Register documents can be searched using the title field operator. title: title:"federal register"
Volume A new volume of the Federal Register is started every year. volume: volume:71
Volume Year The calendar year associated with the volume number. volumeyear:

volumeyear:2006

Year format is YYYY

Issue A new issue of the Federal Register is printed every day. Issue #1 is the first issue printed in the year. issue: issue:147
Part Number Special parts of the Federal Register can be requested by agencies who have especially important regulations or notices to print. They are added to the end of the day's issue and start with Part II.
part:

part:IV

Possible values: II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X

First Page The number of the first page in the Federal Register document or issue if displayed on the Details page for the entire issue. Specific pages can be searched using the firstpage and lastpage field operators. firstpage: firstpage:1234
Last Page The number of the last page in the Federal Register document or issue if displayed on the Details page for the entire issue. Specific pages can be searched using the firstpage and lastpage field operators. lastpage: lastpage:43345
Section The section under which the rule, notice, proposed rule, or presidential document was published. section:

section:notice

Possible values: rule, correct, notice, prorule, presdocu, sunshine, unknown

Agency The agency or sub-agency responsible for the rule, proposed rule, or notice. agency: agency:justice
Dates Full text field which identifies the dates important to the regulation, such as the effective date, deadlines for comments, etc. dates: dates:"August 31, 2006"
Effective Date Effective date of the rule or proposed rule. Extracted automatically from the full text of the "Dates" field, so it may occasionally be inaccurate or missing. effectivedate:

effectivedate:2006-08-31

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Comment Date The due date for comments on a new rule, regulation or notice. Extracted automatically from the full text of the "Dates" field, so it may occasionally be inaccurate or missing. commentdate:

commentdate:2006-08-31

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Compliance Date The date when organizations must apply to new rules or regulations. This may be called the "applicability date" in many articles. Extracted automatically from the full text of the "Dates" field, so it may be inaccurate or missing. compliancedate:

compliancedate:2006-08-01

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Public Meeting Date The date of any scheduled public meetings on the notice. Extracted automatically from the full text of the "Dates" field, so it may occasionally be inaccurate or missing. publicmeetingdate:

publicmeetingdate:2006-10-30

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

FR Doc No. The Federal Register Document Number of the article. frdocno:

frdocno:06-8266

granuleid:"E6-12312"

Granule ID The identifier of the granule. Note: Same as Federal Register Document Number (frdocno:) granuleid:

granuleid:06-8266

granuleid:"E6-12312"

Docket Numbers Any of various document docket numbers assigned to the rule or notice by the submitting organizations. docketnumbers: docketnumbers:epa-hq-ord-2006-0310
RIN Number The Regulation ID number associated with the rule or notice. rinnumber: rinnumber:3206-aj69
Billing Code The billing code associated with the rule or notice. billingcode: billingcode:6325-48-p
Action The action being taken by the agency such as proposed rule, notice, or request for comments, etc. action: action:"reopening of comment period"
Summary Summary of the rule or notice. summary: summary:airworthiness
Contact Information Contact information for more information about the notice or rule. contact: contact:coleman.frank@epamail.epa.gov
Presidential Document Type The type of presidential document (e.g. determination, proclamation, executive order) printed in the Federal Register including the document number and date. presdoctype:

presdoctype:procla

Possible values: dterm, execord, prmemo, prnotice, procla, unknown.

Presidential Document Number The unique number of the presidential executive order. presdocnum:

presdocnum:21

presdocnum"95-21"

Presidential Date The date of the presidential determination, notice, memo, executive order, or proclamation. presdocdate:

presdocdate:2006-08-21

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

President The full and official name of the president who issued the presidential document.. president:

president:bush

president:"William J. Clinton"

Contents Heading The heading for the document as listed in the Federal Register table of contents. contentsheading: contentsheading:meetings
Citation The GPO standard method for searching citation references from the selected publication. citation: citation:"71 fr 39214"
CFR Citation Referenced title and part number from the Code of Federal Regulations, in standard citation format. cfrcitation:

cfrcitation:"5 cfr part 1001"

cfrcitation:"14 CFR Part 71"

CFR Subjects Subject keywords from any CFR sections that are associated with the document. cfrsubjects: cfrsubjects:transportation
Presidential Document Citation Reference to a presidential document number within the text of a document. presdoccitation: presdoccitation:"determination 2007-2"
Reference Citation Reference to another document within the text of a document. refcitation: refcitation:"5 cfr part 1001"

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