The Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.), which is printed once a year, is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by federal executive departments and agencies. It contains all federal regulations currently in force and is organized into 50 numbered titles that represent broad areas of federal regulation.
The Federal Register (Fed. Reg.) is the official publication for notifying the public of proposed regulations, temporary and final regulations, notices of federal agencies, presidential executive orders and other presidential documents, and other documents required to be published by law. It is published Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration.
Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 C.F.R. Part 385)
Documents include written opinions by a member of the public, organization or industry to a government agency about a rulemaking or other action. Coverage is 2003 to date.
Tip: Use the "Docket ID number" (unique identifier established for a docket) to locate documents related to a rulemaking. Docket IDs are listed in the preambles to proposed and final rules found in the "Federal Register."
The format of the docket ID identifies the government agency, program office, and year associated with the docket.
Example: EPA-HQ-SFUND-2008-0001 would show that the docket is maintained by EPA, at the Headquarters Office, Superfund program, and was started in 2008.
Each document is also given a unique ID number when it is placed in a docket. The docket folder may contain: one or more Federal Register documents (proposed & final rules and notices); materials specifically referenced in those documents; public comments; applications, petitions or adjudication documents; and other documents used by decision makers.
Documents not included: confidential business information, copyright-protected materials, over-sized items, large data sets or databases, information whose disclosure is restricted by statute, public laws, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and state, local, and tribal regulations.
Policy Statements provide guidance regarding statutes, orders, rules, and regulations that FERC administers. They typically discuss the factors that the Commission will use to evaluate future proceedings and can be found in the "Federal Register."
Through the No-Action Letter (NAL) process established by FERC order on November 18, 2005, persons may obtain written advice as to whether staff would recommend that FERC take no enforcement action with respect to specific proposed transactions, practices, or situations.
FERC and its Chief Accountant provide guidance to, and respond to inquiries from, regulated entities on the implementation of standards issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and existing or emerging industry-wide or entity specific accounting issues within the context of the Uniform System of Accounts.