Laws & Policies

  • Code of Federal Regulations (Annual Edition)
    The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Departments and agencies of the Federal Government.(1996- Present) for older editions see DOI Library Database Subscriptions.
  • Department of Interior Law Library
    consists of United States Reports; Federal and regional reporters, selected state, territorial, and tribal codes; legal treatises; Interior legal and administrative material; legislative history materials; and legal periodicals. Particular emphasis is on material pertaining to the environment, Native Americans, and administrative law. These legal research tools are available in print, microform and CD-ROM.
  • Electronic Library of Interior Policies (ELIPS)
    Contains long term policies, mandatory procedures, Secretary's orders, and Departmental Manual chapters from the Department of the Interior (DOI).
  • Executive Orders
    Executive orders are offiicial documents, number consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government. (1937 - Present).
  • Federal Reclamation Annotated Laws
    This publication contains a comprehensive legal history. It provides invaluable reference to what has transpired in the past as well as a vital foundation for what is yet to come.
  • Government Accountablility Office
    Site map for federal agencies to browse by report, testimonies, open recommendtations, and bid protests.
    Provides free publich acces to officical publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
  • HeinOnline
    HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 178 million pages and 270,000 titles of historical and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. (Provided by the DOI Library for Reclamation employees only.)
  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Bulletin
    The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) issues NARA bulletins to Federal agencies to provide guidance and assistance on the management and disposition of Federal records.
  • OMB Circulars
    Instructions or Information issued by OMB to Federal Agencies.
  • Reclamation Manual
    The Reclamation Manual (RM) describes mandatory requirements for Reclamation-wide programs which contains policies, directives and standards, and Temporary Reclamation Manual releases.
  • United States Copyright Office
    The U.S. Copyright Office promotes creativity and free expression by administering the nation's copyright laws and by providing impartial, expert advice on copyright law and policy for the benefit of all.

Last Updated: 6/2/21