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November 14, 2011 | By Adrianne Fielding | Post a Comment

It’s time to update those bookmarks, folks.  After months of being posted in two places online, the Federal Register has now fully transitioned over to its new website. The Federal Register is one of the primary resources through which federal grant-related notices and other information are made available to the public.

The Federal Register includes executive orders and other documents from the executive branch of the federal government, and a wide range of notices from federal agencies — including rules, proposed rules, regulations and notices of funding availability.  It is posted daily by the Office of the Federal Register within the National Archives and Records Administration, and is maintained by the Government Publishing Office.

The GPO transitioned the Federal Register to its Federal Digital System platform, which provides the public with “free online access to official publications from all three branches” of the federal government.  Users of the FDsys can conduct complex searches of about 50 collections of government information, including the Federal Register, and access documents in multiple file formats. The direct link to view today’s edition of the Federal Register and to search issues as far back as 1994 is http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR.

The GPO had also been posting the Federal Register at its legacy “gpoaccess” site, but will no longer do so now that the publication’s transition to the FDsys site has been fully executed.


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