The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the federal agency charged with keeping the nation's records. Statutes that underlie its authority require that laws and other government documents get published, updated, and archived. The NARA website is notable for its ease of use and educational focus. NARA has links to the official government pages for legal materials and offers supplemental materials for researchers. NARA's mandate of access to information and preservation of government materials is also complicated by national security constraints. The agency is often at the center of debates about declassification of government documents and FOIA disputes.
The Administrative Committee of the Federal Register (ACFR) was established in 1935 under the Federal Register Act, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 15. This committee is an executive/legislative authority and is responsible for overseeing the Federal Register publication system. Some of the publications required by the Federal Register Act (FRA) to be published and maintained under this law are: the CFR, the Federal Register, the compilations of presidential documents, public presidential papers, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and the United States Government Manual.