';


Title 1 Part 5

Title 1 → Chapter I → Subchapter B → Part 5

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations e-CFR

Title 1 Part 5

e-CFR data is current as of December 6, 2018

Title 1Chapter ISubchapter B → Part 5


Title 1: General Provisions


PART 5—GENERAL

§5.1   Publication policy.

(a) Pursuant to chapter 15 of title 44, United States Code, and this chapter, the Director of the Federal Register shall publish a serial publication called the Federal Register to contain the following:

(1) Executive orders, proclamations, and other Presidential documents.

(2) Documents required to be published therein by law.

(3) Documents accepted for publication under §5.3.

(b) Each document required or authorized to be filed for publication shall be published in the Federal Register as promptly as possible, within limitations imposed by considerations of accuracy, usability, and reasonable costs.

(c) In prescribing regulations governing headings, preambles, effective dates, authority citations, and similar matters of form, the Administrative Committee does not intend to affect the validity of any document that is filed and published under law.

return arrow Back to Top

§5.2   Documents required to be filed for public inspection and published.

The following documents are required to be filed for public inspection with the Office of the Federal Register and published in the Federal Register:

(a) Presidential proclamations and Executive orders in the numbered series, and each other document that the President submits for publication or orders to be published.

(b) Each document or class of documents required to be published by act of Congress.

(c) Each document having general applicability and legal effect.

[37 FR 23604, Nov. 4, 1972, as amended at 54 FR 9676, Mar. 7, 1989]

return arrow Back to Top

§5.3   Publication of other documents.

Whenever the Director of the Federal Register considers that publication of a document not covered by §5.2 would be in the public interest, the Director may allow that document to be filed for public inspection with the Office of the Federal Register and published in the Federal Register.

[54 FR 9676, Mar. 7, 1989]

return arrow Back to Top

§5.4   Publication not authorized.

(a) Chapter 15 of title 44, United States Code, does not apply to treaties, conventions, protocols, or other international agreements, or proclamations thereof by the President.

(b) Chapter 15 of title 44, United States Code, prohibits the publication in the Federal Register of comments or news items.

(c) The Director of the Federal Register may not accept any document for filing and publication unless it is the official action of the agency concerned. Chapter 15 of title 44, United States Code, does not authorize or require the filing and publication of other papers from an agency.

return arrow Back to Top

§5.5   Supplement to the Code of Federal Regulations.

The Federal Register serves as a daily supplement to the Code of Federal Regulations. Each document that is subject to codification and published in a daily issue shall be keyed to the Code of Federal Regulations.

return arrow Back to Top

§5.6   Daily publication.

There shall be an edition of the Federal Register published for each official Federal working day.

[54 FR 9676, Mar. 7, 1989]

return arrow Back to Top

§5.7   Delivery and mailing.

The Government Printing Office shall distribute the Federal Register by delivery or by deposit at a post office at or before 9 a.m. on the publication day, except that each Federal Register dated for a Monday shall be deposited at a post office at or before 9 a.m. on the preceding Saturday.

return arrow Back to Top

§5.8   Form of citation.

Without prejudice to any other form of citation, Federal Register material may be cited by volume and page number, and the short form “FR” may be used for “Federal Register”. For example, “37 FR 6803” refers to material beginning on page 6803 of volume 37 of the daily issues.

return arrow Back to Top

§5.9   Categories of documents.

Each document published in the Federal Register shall be placed under one of the following categories, as indicated:

(a) The President. This category contains each Executive order or Presidential proclamation and each other Presidential document that the President submits for publication or orders to be published.

(b) Rules and regulations. This category contains each document having general applicability and legal effect, except those covered by paragraph (a) of this section. This category includes documents subject to codification, general policy statements concerning regulations, interpretations of agency regulations, statements of organization and function, and documents that affect other documents previously published in the rules and regulations section.

(c) Proposed rules. This category contains each notice of proposed rulemaking submitted pursuant to section 553 of title 5, United States Code, or any other law, which if promulgated as a rule, would have general applicability and legal effect. This category includes documents that suggest changes to regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations, begin a rulemaking proceeding, and affect or relate to other documents previously published in the proposed rules section.

(d) Notices. This category contains miscellaneous documents applicable to the public and not covered by paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) of this section. This category includes announcements of meetings and other information of public interest.

[37 FR 23604, Nov. 4, 1972, as amended at 54 FR 9676, Mar. 7, 1989]

return arrow Back to Top

§5.10   Forms of publication.

Pursuant to section 1506 of title 44, United States Code, the Administrative Committee publishes the Federal Register in the following formats: paper; microfiche; and online on GPO Access (44 U.S.C. 4101).

[61 FR 68118, Dec. 27, 1996]

return arrow Back to Top