Document Drafting Handbook FAQs
Federal agencies should use this Document Drafting Handbook (DDH) as a guide to prepare documents for publication in the Federal Register.
The Document Drafting Handbook:
- explains how to create and submit documents that comply with OFR's requirements
- provides numerous examples illustrating common situations
- suggests solutions to drafting problems
The IBR Handbook replaces DDH Chapter 6 as of July 2015.
With the exception of Chapter 6, yes. There is nothing in the October 1998 DDH that contradicts or changes the material in the April 1997 Revision. However, we added some new topics, and rewrote many sections and added more examples to clarify and expand our coverage.
- Appendix D describes in detail how the October 1998 edition differs from the April 1997 Revision.
The IBR Handbook replaces DDH Chapter 6 as of July 2015.replaces DDH Chapter 6. It now highlights issues agencies should consider when thinking about incorporation by reference and rulemaking and it contains the new requirements from the January 2015 amendments to 1 CFR part 51. You may not use DDH Chapter 6.
Many of the improvements in the October 1998 Document Drafting Handbook are based on comments or suggestions from readers of previous editions.
- If you think we left something out, or should have done something differently, please
Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- or write to:
Federal Register (F)
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001
- Send e-mail to email@example.com