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Improvements to Make for Easier Access to Federal Regulations

Release Date: 02/02/2010
Contact Information: Latisha Petteway,, 202-564-3191, 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON – As part of President Obama’s commitment to more effective and open government, the public can more quickly access federal regulations at, thanks to comments received during the Exchange online forum held last year. provides one-stop public access to information related to current and forthcoming regulations issued by the federal government.

The eRulemaking Program made the following specific-site improvements to

  • a new rotating panel of images and video clips offering a preview to the latest Web site changes
  • a dashboard of regulatory documents housed on
  • a new A-Z index of rules and proposed rules categorized by topic
  • instructional video-clips highlighting site functions
  • improvements to the site's homepage and search wizard

In addition, the eRulemaking Program has re-launched its Exchange online forum to allow the public to explore proposed new designs and features, provide comments, and engage with other site visitors and the eRulemaking Program staff. The public can also link to the Twitter page to further support visitors’ participation in and their government.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is the managing partner of the inter-agency eRulemaking Program, which operates

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