New eCFR Platform

The electronic C.F.R. published by the Office of the Federal Register is getting a makeover of sorts. The Office introduced a new beta version of the eCFR in June and continues to seek feedback to improve the layout. The ultimate goal for the new version is for it to become the official version of the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations. While this would not replace the print version, it would mitigate the need to reference the pdf versions of the print resources through govinfo, and would instead be treated as an additional official version of the register and code.

To get started with the new interface, the Office recommends beginning with the Readers Aids, specifically the Getting Started page which provides an overview of the new page and features, a comparison with the old eCFR and the search functionality. As you go through the new platform, there will be a “Feedback ?” button in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen which will allow for instant and direct feedback. As of right now there is no timeline for the expiration of the beta platform, so feedback is still encouraged.

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