Westlaw tip: Cut through the red tape in Federal Register searches

November 3, 2010

From the Westlaw Reference AttorneysDo you feel like red tape gets in the way of your search for Federal Register (FR) documents that relate to a particular regulation?

Here’s a solution: Run a search in the FR database for the Regulation Identification Number (RIN) that is assigned to each regulatory proposal at the time it first appears in the Federal Register. The RIN is included in every subsequent Federal Register document regarding the regulation, making it your only necessary search term. The RIN for a regulation will typically appear in the heading of each document relating to that regulation.

(Provided by West Reference Attorneys)