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Title 1Chapter ISubchapter A → Part 3

Title 1: General Provisions


§3.1   Information services.
§3.2   Public inspection of documents.
§3.3   Reproduction and certification of copies of acts and documents.

Authority: 44 U.S.C. 1506; sec. 6, E.O. 10530, 19 FR 2709; 3 CFR, 1954-1958 Comp., p. 189.

Source: 37 FR 23604, Nov. 4, 1972, unless otherwise noted.

§3.1   Information services.

Except in cases where the time required would be excessive, information concerning the publications described in §2.5 of this chapter and the original acts and documents filed with the Office of the Federal Register is provided by the staff of that Office. However, the staff may not summarize or interpret substantive text of any act or document.

§3.2   Public inspection of documents.

(a) Documents filed with the Office of the Federal Register pursuant to law are available for public inspection at 800 North Capitol Street, NW., suite 700, Washington, DC, during the Office of the Federal Register office hours. There are no formal inspection procedures or requirements.

(b) The Director of the Federal Register shall cause each document received by the office to be filed for public inspection not later than the working day preceding the publication day for that document.

(c) The Director shall cause to be placed on the original and certified copies of each document a notation of the day and hour when it was filed and made available for public inspection.

(d) Photocopies of documents or excerpts may be made at the inspection desk.

[37 FR 23604, Nov. 4, 1972, as amended at 54 FR 9676, Mar. 7, 1989; 57 FR 40025, Sept. 1, 1992]

§3.3   Reproduction and certification of copies of acts and documents.

The regulations for the public use of records in the National Archives (36 CFR parts 1252-1258) govern the furnishing of reproductions of acts and documents and certificates of authentication for them. Section 1258.14 of those regulations provides for the advance payment of appropriate fees for reproduction services and for certifying reproductions.

[51 FR 27017, July 29, 1986, as amended at 54 FR 9676, Mar. 7, 1989]

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