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 August 2008 revision of Chapter 6, "What is Incorporation by Reference, and How do I do it?," supersedes all previous editions of DDH Chapter 6 and Supplement 1.
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 August 2008 revision of Chapter 6, "What is Incorporation by Reference, and How do I do it?" supersedes all previous editions of DDH Chapter 6 and Supplement 1. It contains a new section on formatting incorporation by reference (IBR) language in regulations, several new examples of IBR draft language, and new requirements for agency and publisher contact information. You may not use older versions of DDH Chapter 6 or Supplement 1 dated April 2004.
- 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 (NF)
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20408-0001
- Send e-mail to email@example.com