Category Archives: U.S. Federal – Executive Branch

Finding DOL ALJ decisions

I spent half an hour looking for cases cited as 2009 FRS xx this week.  Bieber’s said “FRS” was the Federal Rules Service, but the cases turned out to be U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge decisions.   “FRS” stands for the “Federal Rail Safety Act” because … Continue reading

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Sites collecting FOIA Documents

Another aspect of working in DC is the increased need for Federal agency materials not readily available to the public.  Two sites that help are FOI Services, which collects FOIA documents from the FDA, and Government Attic, which collects FOIA documents … Continue reading

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Seeing the future of Federal regulations

If you want to see whether a Federal agency plans to issue regulations, look in the agency’s Semiannual Regulatory Agenda, which will summarize the rules and proposed rules the agency expects to issue during the next six months.   Or you … Continue reading

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New section on NUREGs

NUREGs have nothing to do with regulations — they are a series of reports, brochures and conference proceedings put out by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.    You can find out more about the various kinds of NUREGs and where to get them in the … Continue reading

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The OTS is now part of the OCC

The Office of Thrift Supervision merged into the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency back in 2011.  The Office of Thrift Supervision entry has been revised accordingly.

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Verrifying diplomatic immunity in the U.S.

I just updated the Diplomatic Immunity entry and added a link to a State Department chart with the various numbers to call to verify if Diplomatic, Consular or U.N. personnel are entitled to immunity in the U.S.

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New CFR by the Cornell Legal Information Institute

I just explored the new version of the CFR developed by the Cornell Legal Institute.   It’s free, it has good search and navigation features, it links to any Federal Register pages that update a CFR section, and it provides the U.S. Code and other authority for each CFR section, but I’m … Continue reading

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