Office of the Federal Register Electronic Public Inspection Desk
The Federal Register is a daily publication that publishes federal agency rules and regulations, proposed rules, and notices of hearings, along with presidential documents (proclamations, executive orders, and other executive documents). The Office of the Federal Register recently created the Electronic Public Inspection Desk, which allows the public to view documents that will be published in the next day’s Federal Register. Previously, such documents could only be viewed by visiting the office in person, so this is an invaluable source for regulatory research.
Older issues of the Federal Register are also online through various sources. GPO Access provides coverage from 1994 forward; Lexis and Westlaw both provide coverage from 1980 forward; and Hein Online provides coverage from 1936 forward.