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The Federal Register compilation provides a uniform system for making available to the public regulations and legal notices issued by Federal agencies of the United States Government. These include Presidential proclamations and Executive Orders, Federal agency documents having general applicability and legal effect, documents required to be published by act of Congress, and other Federal agency documents of public interest.

Created in 1935, the Federal Register (ISSN 0097–6326) is published daily, Monday through Friday, except official holidays, by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC 20408, under the Federal Register Act (44 U.S.C. Ch. 15), as amended by, among others, the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946 and the regulations of the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register (1 CFR Ch. I). The Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Publishing Office, Washington, DC 20402 is the exclusive distributor of the official edition.

How To Cite This Publication

While sometimes abbreviated Fed. Reg., or sometimes FR, the recommended citation is to use the volume number and the page number. Example: 74 FR 12345.


There are no restrictions on the republication of material appearing in the Federal Register.
75 FR II    

[1] Title 3 Comp.
· Title 3 Compilations Proclamations Executive Orders
· 1936-1938 2161-2286 7316-7905
· 1938-1943 2287-2587 7906-9347
· 1943-1948 2588-2823 9348-10025
· 1949-1953 2824-3041 10026-10510
· 1954-1958 3042-3265 10511-10797
· 1959-1963 3266-3565 10798-11134
· 1964-1965 3566-3694 11135-11263
· 1966-1970 3695-4025 11264-11574
· 1971-1975 4026-4411 11575-11893
· 1976 4412-4480 11894-11949
· 1977 4481-4543 11950-12032
· 1978 4544-4631 12033-12110
· 1979 4632-4709 12111-12187
· 1980 4710-4812 12188-12260
· 1981 4813-4889 12261-12336
· 1982 4890-5008 12337-12399
· 1983 5009-5142 12400-12456
· 1984 5143-5291 12457-12497
· 1985 5292-5424 12498-12542
· 1986 5425-5595 12543-12579
· 1987 5596-5759 12580-12622
· 1988 5760-5928 12623-12662
· 1989 5929-6084 12663-12698
· 1990 6085-6240 12699-12741
· 1991 6241-6398 12742-12787
· 1992 6399-6520 12788-12827
· 1993 6521-6643 12828-12890
· 1994 6644-6763 12891-12944
· 1995 6764-6859 12945-12987
· 1996 6860-6965 12988-13033
· 1997 6966-7061 13034-13071
· 1998 7062-7161 13072-13109
· 1999 7162-7262 13110-13144
· 2000 7263-7389 13145-13185
· 2001 7263-7516 13145-13251
· 2002 7517-7635 13252-13282
· 2003 7636-7748 13283-13323
· 2004 7749-7858 13324-13368
· 2005 7859-7972 13369-13394
· 2006 7873-8098 13395-13421
· 2007 8099-8214 13422-13453
· 2008 8215-8334 13454-13483
· 2009 8335-8469 13484-13527
· 2010 8470-8xxx 13528-13xxx
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Beginning with 1976, Title 3 Compilations also include regulations contained in Chapter I, Executive Office of the President

Brief explanation: one of the volumes in a series that began with Proclamation 2161 of March 19, 1936, and Executive Order 7316 of March 13, 1936, and that has been continued by means of annual compilations and periodic cumulations.

Chapter I contains regulations issued by the Executive Office of the President. This section is a true codification like other CFR volumes, in that its contents are organized by subject or regulatory area and are updated by individual issues of the Federal Register.


Supplementary publications include
  • Presidential documents of the Hoover Administration (two volumes),
    1. Proclamations 1870-2037 and
    2. Executive Orders 5076-6070;
  • Consolidated Indexes for 1936-1965; and
  • Consolidated Tables for 1936-1965.


Presidential documents found in the latest volume may be cited “3 CFR, 2008 Comp.” Thus, the preferred abbreviated citation for Proclamation 8215 appearing on page 1 of the 2008 Compilation, is

“3 CFR, 2008 Comp., p. 1.”

Chapter I entries may be cited “3 CFR.” Thus, the preferred abbreviated citation for section 100.1, appearing in chapter I of the latest volume, is

“3 CFR 100.1.”

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