Thursday, February 28, 2013

Public Inspection and the Federal Register

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I'm picking up something.  No, it isn't the winning lottery numbers.  On March 1, NOAA's temporary rule opening Pacific cod fishing will appear in the Federal Register.  I can see the future, and you can too!  All it takes is a rigorous course in divination.  Or you could just take a look at the Public Inspector Desk websites:

These sites provide a sneak peek look at items submitted by agencies for publication in the Federal Register, including a PDF of the document and a date when the item will be published.

Pursuant to the Federal Register Act, documents must be made available for public inspection one day prior to publication.  Regular filings are available the day before publication and special filings may be available even earlier.  The documents are updated every morning at 8:45 a.m. Eastern Time.  A crystal ball at your fingertips!

Be sure to check the Federal Register for anything you find of interest, as agencies can and do withdraw documents from publication.

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