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Title 1Chapter ISubchapter E → Part 16

Title 1: General Provisions


§16.1   Designation.
§16.2   Liaison duties.
§16.3   Certifying duties.
§16.4   Authorizing duties.

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

Source: 37 FR 23608, Nov. 4, 1972, unless otherwise noted.

§16.1   Designation.

(a) Each agency shall designate, from its officers or employees, persons to serve in the following capacities with relation to the Office of the Federal Register:

(1) A liaison officer and an alternate.

(2) A certifying officer and an alternate.

(3) An authorizing officer and an alternate.

The same person may be designated to serve in one or more of these positions.

(b) In choosing its liaison officer, each agency should consider that this officer will be the main contact between that agency and the Office of the Federal Register and that the liaison officer will be charged with the duties set forth in §16.2. Therefore, the agency should choose a person who is directly involved in the agency's regulatory program.

(c) Each agency shall notify the Director of the name, title, address, and telephone number of each person it designates under this section and shall promptly notify the Director of any changes.

§16.2   Liaison duties.

Each agency liaison officer shall—

(a) Represent the agency in all matters relating to the submission of documents to the Office of the Federal Register, and respecting general compliance with this chapter;

(b) Be responsible for the effective distribution and use within the agency of Federal Register information on document drafting and publication assistance authorized by §15.10 of this chapter;

(c) Promote the agency's participation in the technical instruction authorized by §15.10 of this chapter; and

(d) Be available to discuss documents submitted for publication with the editors of the Federal Register.

[54 FR 9679, Mar. 7, 1989]

§16.3   Certifying duties.

The agency certifying officer is responsible for attaching the required number of true copies of each original document submitted by the agency to the Office of the Federal Register and for making the certification required by §§18.5 and 18.6 of this chapter.

[54 FR 9679, Mar. 7, 1989]

§16.4   Authorizing duties.

The agency authorizing officer is responsible for furnishing, to the Director of the Federal Register, a current mailing list of officers or employees of the agency who are authorized to receive the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, and the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents for official use.

[54 FR 9679, Mar. 7, 1989]

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