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ENSP 102: Introduction to Environmental Policy

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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?

Regulations are first published in the Federal Register before being codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.). 

If a rule has not yet been published 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 -

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.

Example: Examinations of Work Areas in Underground Coal Mines for Violations of Mandatory Health or Safety Standards, 77 Fed. Reg. 67 (April 6, 2012).

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

  • The title and/or title number (comma in between if there are both) followed by a space and "CFR" (for "Code of Federal Regulations)
  • The section number preceded
  • the year of the most recent compilation of that title


40 CFR 122.2 (2010).

Filing Copies of Campaign Finance Reports and Statements With State Officers, 11 CFR 108 (2000).