Federal Register

Withdrawing a Document

The steps to withdraw a Federal Register document vary depending on the stage that it is in.

Before Filing for Public Inspection

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Your Federal Register liaison officer can withdraw a document from publication for any reason before it is filed for public inspection by calling our office AND sending a letter (fax or email are possible). (See section 4.3 of the Document Drafting Handbook, Chapter 4.)

Your Federal Register liaison office may be able withdraw a document from publication while it is filed for public inspection, if we receive the written request by noon on the day before the document is scheduled to publish. (See section 4.3 of the Document Drafting Handbook, Chapter 4.)

If your document has published, the only way to withdraw the document is to publish a second document. (See chapters 1-3 of the Document Drafting Handbook.)

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