About the Federal Register

The Federal Register is published every business day by the Government Printing Office, as the “Daily Journal” of the United States Government.  It contains Presidential documents (such as Executive Orders and Memoranda) and Executive Agency documents that pertain to federal regulations or otherwise give notice to the public.  To learn more about the publication, you may wish to read Federal Register 101 (an article written by an official of the Office of the Federal Register about the publication’s function and history ), or visit the Federal Register website.  Since January of 2003, rule making Notices and documents that are published in the Federal Register can also be found on a separate website established under the E-Government Act of 2002 and accessible at www.regulations.gov.