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Federal Register – The NIH Federal Register Program is responsible for processing all NIH notices for publication in the Federal Register, the daily Federal Government journal.

Federal Register Laws, Policies, and Memoranda

Federal agencies are required by law (5 U.S.C. 552) to publish notices in the Federal Register when interpreting policy, issuing final decisions, creating rules, generating procedures, and other matters that affect the general public.

Other laws require specific types of actions by federal entities to be announced in the Federal Register.  These include:

  • The Paperwork Reduction Act section 3506(c)(2)(A) requires the publication of 60-day notices soliciting public comments regarding proposed information collection activities. Section 3507(a)(1)(D) also requires subsequent publication of 30-day notices.
  • 35 U.S.C. 209e requires an agency to provide public notice of the agency’s intention to grant exclusive or partially exclusive license of federally owned inventions.​
  • The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App., requires that meetings of Federal advisory committees be announced in the Federal Register for public access and notification. The Federal Advisory Committee Management Final Rule, 41 CFR Parts 101-6 and 102-3, requires that each meeting of a Federal advisory committee be announced in the Federal Register at least 15 calendar days prior to the meeting to ensure that all interested persons receive proper notification of each meeting.


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