Span of Years and Documents Included

The site includes all Federal Register documents published from 1994 to present. This is the same span of material as posted on We added information to the site to make clear the span of years covered on the site. We will also added an Advanced Search functionality to search by calendar year.

Please note that you may browse issues in past years of the Federal Register by date by using the calendar tool and the direct date input field on the "current issue page."

XML data is only available from 2000 to present. As a result, pre-2000 articles do not compose on the page as well as later published material. We use plain text files originally posted on GPO Access to display the older articles. As resources become available, the Office of the Federal Register and GPO will convert the older 1994-1999 files to XML.