Department of Energy

Electronic Processing of Federal Register Notices

In my agency, notices to appear in the Federal Register are submitted to the Office of the Federal Register via paper and electronic form (on floppy disk or CD). The paper component includes the signed original of the notice as well as a signed concurrence form. I would suspect that transitioning the Federal Register Notice process to strictly electronic, using an online system with an electronic concurrence process would not only save paper and the use of disks, but also streamline the process, leading to faster processing of Federal Register Notices. If other agencies across the government don't already have an electronic process and this is implemented government wide, I would suspect that this would save the goverment at least a million dollars a year in time and materials.

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