75th Anniversary Marked By New Federal Register 2.0 Website

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Federal Register Act on July 26, 2010, the National Archives Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Printing Office (GPO) launched FR 2.0, a new user-friendly version of the daily online Federal Register on FederalRegister.gov.

It is important to note FR 2.0 is posted as an unofficial prototype to gather public feedback. It has not yet been approved as the “official” version of the Federal Register. That is not expected to occur until 2011.

The FR 2.0 web site is similar to a daily web newspaper, with a clear layout and new tools to guide readers to the most popular topics and relevant documents. The site displays individual news sections for Money, Environment, World, Science & Technology, Business & Industry, and Health & Public Welfare.

FR 2.0 has improved navigation and search tools and highlights each agency’s significant rules. The new web site integrates seamlessly with Regulations.gov and the Unified Agenda to make it easy for users to submit comments directly into the official e-Rulemaking docket, and view the history of rulemaking activity through a regulatory timeline.

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