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Federal Register relaunching today

By Ed O'Keefe

The Federal Eye reports in Monday's Post about the new FederalRegister.gov:

Eager to boost public participation and awareness of the federal rule-making process, the Obama administration will relaunch the Federal Register's Web site Monday with a design resembling a newspaper Web site.
The Register is the federal government's weekday compilation of new and proposed policies, regulations and public meeting notices. The first edition published in 1936, and its first Web site launched in 1994. An essential resource in Washington's legal and lobbying circles, the Register is rarely used by most Americans unfamiliar with its legal and bureaucratic jargon.
But Monday's relaunch should make the Register even easier to navigate: Its new Web site will divide the thousands of federal rules and regulations into six main categories: money, environment, world, science and technology, business and industry, and health and public welfare. (Editors will add other sections with public feedback.) Register employees will highlight items on the home page that relate to the day's headlines or topics of Washington debate. Each notice will appear on an individual page with a plainly written summary, links to agencies seeking formal public comment, and the ability to share items on Facebook and Twitter.

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By Ed O'Keefe  | July 26, 2010; 5:00 AM ET
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