Skip to main content

GVPT 273: Introduction to Environmental Politics

Research guide for GVPT 273: Introduction to Environmental Politics

How to Find Proposed Rules

To find a proposed rule, visit and enter your search terms into the search box.

On the search results page, you can narrow the results so that you only see proposed rules.

How Do I Cite This?

If a proposed rule has passed, the citation for regulations should include:

  • The title number followed by a space and "C.F.R." (for "Code of Federal Regulations)
  • The section number preceded by the section symbol and a space
  • the year of the most recent compilation of that title


40 C.F.R. § 122.2 (2010).

If the regulation does not yet appear in the C.F.R. , cite to the Federal Register:

Proposed rules, new rules, and presidential papers, proclamations, and executive orders are published daily in The Federal Register -
If a rule has not yet been published in the C.F.R., cite to the Federal Register.
Include the title of the regulation, the volume of the Federal Register __Fed. Reg.__followed by the issue. Enclose the date in parentheses.  Note: To find the volume and issue, open the pdf to view the header of the published Register.
Examinations of Work Areas in Underground Coal Mines for Violations of Mandatory Health or Safety Standards, 77 Fed. Reg. 67 (April 6, 2012). Federal Register: The Daily Journal of the United States. Web. 6 April 2012.