Last week, AALL President Joyce Manna Janto announced in her July e-newsletter the launch of the beta version of Federal Register 2.0. The XML version of the Federal Register was released on July 26 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Federal Register Act. The AALL Executive Board approved a “Resolution Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Federal Register Act” on July 8 in honor of this remarkable anniversary.
As President Janto explained, the new FR Web site is designed to encourage users to educate themselves about the regulatory process and submit comments through Regulations.gov on topics of interest. Notices and proposed rules are divided into categories such as Money, Science and Technology, and Business and Industry, and searchable by date, agency and location.
Raymond Mosley, Director of the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), specifically asked AALL members to send in comments on the new Federal Register 2.0. We encourage you to explore the new site and submit your comments.
We would especially like you to submit comments on the way the content is presented, the ease of navigation, and the process through which users can submit comments through Regulations.gov. The OFR needs to hear from legal researchers so that they can make improvements based on your needs. Thanks very much in advance!
[Posted by Emily Feldman]