What is the Federal Register?

The Federal Register (FR) is the official daily publication for agency rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as for Executive Orders and other presidential documents. To learn more about the Federal Register, click here: About the Federal Register

What types of documents does Indian Affairs publish in the Federal Register?

Indian Affairs publishes proposed and final rules in the Federal Register, as well as numerous types of notices. Among the notices Indian Affairs publishes are: notices of Tribal liquor ordinances, reservation proclamations, notices of intent and notices of availability of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents, information collection notices, federal acknowledgment proposed findings and final determinations, Indian irrigation rate adjustments, notices of approved Tribal-State Class III gaming compacts, grant solicitations, and meeting announcements.

How can I find out if a document has been published in the Federal Register?

The current day's issue of the Federal Register can be viewed at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/getfrtoc.action

To search previous issues of the Federal Register, go to: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR

What is Indian Affairs' process for publishing in the Federal Register?

Before Indian Affairs publishes a document in the FR, it must undergo several layers of approval within the Department. More specific guidance on the preparation and clearance of FR notices is available for Indian Affairs employees on RACA's internal webpage via SharePoint here: https://doimspp.sharepoint.com/sites/doi-asia-raca.