Search Dashboard: User Tips



The content of our search dashboard is extracted directly from the Federal Register API. The search bars on our dashboard allow you to filter the displayed content based on predetermined fields in the API. 


Title: Search by words used in the title of the document.

Keyword: Search by words used in the abstract (summary) of the document.

Agency: Search by which federal agency is responsible for publishing the document. This must be the formal name of the agency, not the related abbreviation (ie. NOAA must be typed in as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association). 


All search terms are wildcards. For example, typing just "Oceanic" into the Agency search bar will return documents published by any agency whose formal name contains "Oceanic." 

It is important to note that the abstract or summary of certain documents may include a range of keywords that are related, but not specifically the subject, of the regulation proposal / notice. If you are looking for a very narrow subject range, we suggest entering a search term into both the Title and the Keyword search bars.




Once you have entered your search, you can interact with the search results in several ways to gain more information about specific regulations or notices. 

Hover over the Days Left tile to see more information on a specific regulation or notice, including the publishing federal agency. 



Or click on a title to view the Federal Register webpage for that regulation or notice, which includes the full text of the document and commenting information. 

The Federal Register webpage will open in a new tab. You may need to disable your pop-up blocker to view it.




The search dashboard may take awhile to load. If it is not loading or you encounter an error, try refreshing the page. 

The dashboard is not currently formatted for use on mobile devices.

If you are experiencing any other technical issues while interacting with our search dashboard, please let us know so that we can fix the problem as soon as possible. 





Our dashboard is updated weekly.