Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (Recommendations)

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The primary role of the Federal Register is the publication, as required by the Federal Register Act and the Administrative Procedure Act, of legal documents that affect people generally, such as descriptions of agencies’ organization and functions, texts of substantive and procedural rules, notices of proposed rulemaking, and statements of general policy or interpretations...

Currently the Code of Federal Regulations is updated annually by the issuance of some 112 revised books. Many of these books are self-indexing. The usefulness of some books may be greatly impaired by the lack of an analytical subject index.

Recommendation

1. Each agency contributing substantially to the CFR...

The Parallel Table of Statutory Authorities and Rules (2 CFR ch. I) should be an accurate and complete listing of United States Code provisions cited as rulemaking authority in executive agency documents which prescribe general and permanent rules. The present Parallel Table is deficient. Agencies have not given sufficient time and attention to citing proper authorities and...