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The Responsibilities and authority of the administrative committee of the Federal Register

Updated on December 20, 2010


The administrative committee of the Federal Register was established in 1935 under the Federal Register Act (FRA) (44 U.S.C. Chapter 15).  It is a permanent executive/legislative branch authority charged with overseeing the functions of the Federal Register Publications system.  The main mission of this agency is to ensure the legislative mandates of the Federal Public Information statutes, the Administrative Procedure Act and the Freedom of Information Act are carried out with a uniform system.  This involves the filing system and publishing regulatory material and Presidential documents to ensure the public has ready access to regulatory and organizational material information of the Federal Government.

     The Administrative Committee of the Federal Register consists of the Archivist of the United States or Acting Archivist who will be the chairman, an officer of the Department of Justice.  The individual in this position is designated by the Attorney General and the Public Printer or Acting Public Printer.  The Director of the Federal Register shall act as the secretary of the committee.

     The responsibilities of this committee involve prescribing regulations with the approval of the President for carrying out this chapter.  Among other responsibilities regulations created by this commission shall provide for five specific conditions. These conditions are taken directly from this commission’s web site


     The first aspect of this commission’s regulations involves “the manner of certification of copies required to be certified under section 1503 of this title, which certification may be permitted to be based upon confirmed communications from outside the District of Columbia”

     The second item required to be a part of regulations of this commission is “the documents which shall be authorized under section 1505(b) of this title to be published in the federal register.”

     Another condition to be met by the regulations of this commission is: “the manner and form in which the Federal Register shall be printed, reprinted, and complied, indexed, bound and distributed.” 

     The last two conditions to be met by regulations of this commission are:  “the number of copies of the Federal Register, which shall be printed, reprinted, and compiled, the number which shall be distributed without charge to Members of Congress, officers and employees, of the United States, or Federal agency, for official use, and the number which shall be available for distribution to the public” and “the prices to be charged for individual copies of, and subscriptions to, the Federal Register and reprints and bound volumes of it.”

     The Administrative Committee of the Federal Register oversees the functions of the Federal Register Publications System.  Examples of documents in the Federal Register Publication system involve such things as public laws, government grants, federal agency regulations, proposed rules and public notices, executive orders, proclamations and other Presidential documents. 

     Reading the Federal Register may be vital to you and your customers in the following ways.

     If you need to know about the day-to-day operations of the Federal Government

     If your business is regulated by a federal agency

     If you are an attorney practicing before a regulatory agency

     If your organization attends public hearings or meetings or applies for grants

     If you are concerned with the Government actions that affect the environment, health care,  financial services, exports, education, or other major public policy issues.


As you can see the extent of the Federal Register is enormous and the information available affects every individual in the country.  This is a great resource for which all citizens need to be aware of along with the information available.  Many individuals may not know this but the Federal Register is the daily newspaper of the Federal Government).  Like any newspaper there can be information which may affect us as individuals as with the examples above.  There is an option to sign up for email updates with various agencies and departments of the government.  Those to which we may have a defined interest the option is there to keep informed.  An informed citizen is one that can make good decisions.  Granted there are many agencies and departments of the government.  Keeping abreast of the actions of various agencies and departments is important today more than ever.  I personally have subscribed to some of the email update options available.


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    • someonewhoknows profile image

      someonewhoknows 6 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      Also,I forgot to mention that this Institution was created after the Great Depression in the 1930's.

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      someonewhoknows 6 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      I find it interesting that the federal register as described here was created in 1935 rather than around the time the constitution was formed!

      Then the fact that it was created after the federal reserve was created and put into place in 1913 somewhere between 1776 and 1935 to be suspect.

      In my opinion the reason this is true is that the federal reserve is privately owned and they created a corporation called "The UNITEDSTATES" and before that a corporation called "The DISRICT OF COLUMBIA" for the purpose of creating private corporations with which they can control the "CITIZENS OF THE UNITEDSTATES".

      Are you a "UNITEDSTATES CITIZEN" ?

      If,you are,its probably because you unknowingly entered into an agreement to become one by accepting the benefits that come with being a "UNITEDSTATES CITIZEN.

      A "UNITEDSTATES CITIZEN" has signed or their parents have signed an agreement to become one through any of the following documents.





      5. Anything that gives you benefits from the "CORPORATION CALLED "THE UNITEDSTATES" or any other corporation under them such as "cities or states that you are required by law to pay "INCOMETAXES" as a consequence of accepting the tacit agreement weather its obvious to you or not.You are exspected to know the law.

      You may be a "CORPORATE CITIZEN" without being aware of it.

      Did you know that ZIP CODES are designated as federal regions?

      That when you recieve mail with your name in all "CAPITAL LETTERS" that is your "STRAWMAN"

      A "STRAWMAN"is a fictious person just as a "CORPORATION" is legally a person as was recently claimed or dfecided by the U.S. SUPREME COURT!

      The court said that QUOTE a "corporation has all the rights of a person".

      "CORPORATIONS" have "rules" to follow for all of it's "EMPLOYEES" which are "CORPORATE CITIZENS"

      Their "EMPLOYEES" have to pay for their own healthcare as well as the expenses of the "CORPORATION" or the "PARENT" "CORPORATION"

      We are sub "CORPORATIONS of the Parent.

      This "GOVERNMENT" is the parent.