The Office of the Federal Register and the Government Printing Office have released the “Federal Register 2.0″ website. According to a National Archives press release, http://www.federalregister.gov/ is “a new user-friendly version of the daily online Federal Register to encourage citizens to participate in the democratic process.” The release of the new website on July 26, 2010, coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Federal Register Act.
A Government Printing Office press release further describes the new Federal Register website.
This daily journal of government has provided the public with access to government information and federal regulations for the past 75 years. Federal Register 2.0 features a new layout that organizes the content by topics similar to a newspaper Web site. The site displays individual sections for Money, Environment, World, Science and Technology, Business and Industry, and Health and Public Welfare. The Web site has improved search and navigation tools to guide readers to the most popular topics and relevant documents. Users can submit comments and stay connected through social media.
The Utah Division of Administrative Rules commends the Office of the Federal Register and the Government Printing Office on this innovative effort to make regulatory information more accessible.
For more information, the press release from the National Archives may be found at http://archives.gov/press/press-releases/2010/nr10-119.html . The press release from the Government Printing Office may be found at http://www.gpo.gov/pdfs/news-media/press/10news26.pdf .