The Parallel Table of Statutory Authorities and Rules (2 CFR ch. I) should be an accurate and complete listing of United States Code provisions cited as rulemaking authority in executive agency documents which prescribe general and permanent rules. The present Parallel Table is deficient. Agencies have not given sufficient time and attention to citing proper authorities and to keeping them current. Moreover, the Table’s present method of preparation leads to omission of relevant references.
1. Each agency covered by 5 U.S.C. 552 should review all of its rules published in the Code of Federal Regulations to determine if the cited rulemaking authorities are complete, accurate, and current. The Conference requests that formal documents correcting deficient citations be submitted to the Office of the Federal Register for publication in the daily “Federal Register.”
2. The Office of the Federal Register should take the steps necessary to broaden the coverage of the Table to include pertinent citations in preambles and in codified text as well as those in the formal statements of authority.
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Notes: (1) This recommendation was not published previously in the Federal Register. (2) As of July 1, 1977, the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules has been codified in the CFR Index and Finding Aids Volume.