Federal Register Search Form

Use this form to search the Federal Register.

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Search termsEnter your search terms, using connectors to show the relationship between the terms.
Tips for using search connectors
Click on this link to view descriptions and examples of the connectors, such as AND, OR, AND NOT, etc., which you may use in constructing your search.
Terms and ConnectorsSelect this option to use connectors and wildcards with your search terms. If you choose this option but don't enter connectors between your search terms, the system will search for your terms as an exact phrase.
Natural Language

Select this option to search using simple phrases, ignoring connector and wildcards.

Required Terms (Optional)If you select Natural Language, you may also enter terms in the Required Terms field. The system will not retrieve a document unless it contains the terms you enter in this field.
Citation NumberIf you know the specific citation you are looking for in the Code of Federal Register, enter it here. For more information, see Citation Help.
AgencyIf you wish to restrict your search to a particular agency such as transportation or health, you may enter it here.
ActionSelect from the drop-down menu the action on which to restrict your search.
Specify date

You may narrow your search to documents published on a specific day or within the date range you specify. You have several options:

All available dates
To remove all date restrictions from your search, select All available dates from the drop-down list.
Today
To restrict your search to only results from the current day, select this option.
Date is...
To search a specific day, select the date on which you wish to search.
Date is before...
To search all documents published on or before a specific date, select the Date is before... option from the drop-down list and select the date.
Date is after...
To search all documents published on or after a specific date, select Date is after... in the drop-down list and select the date.
Date is between...
To specify a date range, select the date from which you wish to search in the first field and the date to which you wish to search in the second field.
Select a predefined date restriction
Select the appropriate time frame from the drop-down list.
Previous...
To specify all documents published in the previous n days, weeks, months or years, select Previous and select the value and the units of time (days, weeks, months, or years) across which you wish to search.
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