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Citation index: Non-FECA regulations - Parts 1-8

The citation index lists numerically, then chronologically, all regulations that have a written Explanation and Justification (E&J).

For each regulation listed, the index provides the subject and the year the rule took effect. Be aware that a citation may cover different subjects over the years. The conversion tables trace the periodic reorganization and renumbering of regulations. The Appendix lists previous citations for any current regulation that has been renumbered. Users of this index are referred to the Appendix by an asterisk next to the subject category in this index. If the E&J simply explains an amendment to the regulation, but not a change in Commission policy or citation, only the year and the page are given for the E&J. To locate a particular E&J for a regulation, simply look up the citation, then match up the subject and year, and click on the year listed.

Part 1: Privacy Act

Citation Subsection Subject Year
1.1   Purpose and scope 1980
  (c)   1980
1.2 - Definitions 1997
- - - 2010
- - - 2017
1.3 (b) Location of records pertaining to individual 1985
- - - 2010
- - - 2017
1.4 (a) Request for disclosure of individual record 1985
- - - 2017
1.14 - Specific exemptions 1980
- - - 1995
- - - 1997
- - - 2007
- - - 2008
- - - 2010
- - - 2014
- (a) Exempted systems 1980
- - - 2010
- - - 2014
- (b) Inspector General records 1995

Parts 2 and 3: Sunshine regulations; meetings

Citation Subsection Subject Year
2.1 - Scope 1985
2.2 - * Definitions 1985
- - - 1985
- - - 2000
- - - 2017
- (a) * Commission 1985
- - - 2017
- (b) * Commissioner or Member 1985
- - - 2000
- (c) * Person 1985
- (d) * Meeting 1985
- (d)(1) Joint conduct of official Commission business 1985
- (d)(2) Exemptions from definition of meeting 1985
2.3 - General rules 1985
- (a) * Commissioner's conduct of business 1985
- (b) * Open meetings 1985
- (c) Right to participate in meetings 1985
- (d) Use of electronic recording equipment 1985
2.4 - * Exempted meetings 1985
- - - 2010
- (a) Meetings required by statute to be closed 1985
- (a)(1) FECA exemption 1985
- (a)(2) * Scope of exemption 1985
- (b) * Meetings closed by Commission determination 1985
- (b)(1) * Matters related to internal decisions, rules and practices 1985
- - - 2010
- (b)(1)(i) Internal materials where disclosure would circumvent regulations 1985
- (b)(1)(ii) * Exception from internal personnel exemption 1985
- (b)(3) * Matters involving formal proceedings or censure of person 1985
- (b)(4) * Information of personal nature 1985
- (b)(5) Investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes 1985
- (b)(6) Adverse premature disclosure of information 1985
- (b)(7) Closure of meetings concerning civil actions or proceedings 1985
- (c) * Assessment of public interest 1985
2.5 - Procedures for closing meetings 1985
- (a) * General 1985
- - - 2000
- (b) * Certification 1985
- (c) * Voting procedures 1985
- (c)(1) * No meeting required to close meeting 1985
- (c)(1)(i) Separate vote 1985
- (c)(1)(ii) * Single vote 1985
- (c)(2) * Recording of vote 1985
- (c)(3) Objection to discussion 1985
- (d) * Public announcement of closed meeting 1985
- (d)(1)(iii) Attendees at meeting 1985
- (d)(1)(iv) Signature of Commission Secretary 1985
- (d)(2) Copy of statement 1985
- (e) Public request to close a meeting 1985
2.6 - Transcripts and recordings 1985
- - - 2010
- (a) * Transcripts of closed meetings 1985
- (b) Release of transcripts 1985
- (b)(1) Applicability of exemption 1985
- (b)(2) Tape availability to public 1985
- (b)(3) Transcripts of other exemptions 1985
- (c) * Retention of records 1985
- - - 2010
2.7 - * Announcement of meetings and schedule changes 1985
- (a)(1) Copy of announcement 1985
- (d)(2) Change of meeting date, announcement of 1985
2.8 - * Annual Report 1985
3.2 (a)(1) Exempted meetings (now incorporated into Part 2) 1980

Part 4: Public Records and the Freedom of Information Act

Citation Subsection Subject Year
4.1 - Definitions 1979
- - - 1980
- - - 1987
- - - 2000
- - - 2016
- (b) Commissioner 1980
- - - 2000
- (e) Act 1980
- (f) Public Disclosure Division 1980
- - Public Disclosure and Media Relations Division 2016
- (g) Direct costs 1987
- (h) Search 1987
- - - 2000
- (i) Review 1987
- (j) Duplication 1987
- (k) Commercial use 1987
- (l) Educational institution 1987
- (m) Non-commercial scientific institution 1987
- (n) Representative of the news media 1987
- (o) Record 2000
4.2   Policy on disclosure of records 1979
4.3 - * Scope 1979
- - - 1980
- (a) Scope 1979
4.4 - Availability of records 1979
- - - 1980
- - - 2000
- (a) Availability of records 1979
- - - 1980
- (a)(3) Availability of advisory opinions and enforcement cases 1979
- - - 1980
- - - 2000
- (a)(4) Availability of transcripts of Commission meetings 1979
- - Documents and records frequently requested 2000
- (a)(5) Index of publicly available documents 2000
- (a)(10) Availability of campaign finance reports 1980
- - Repealed 2000
- (a)(11) Advisory opinions 1980
- - Repealed 2000
- (a)(12) Conciliation agreements 1980
- - Repealed 2000
- (a)(13) Clearinghouse studies 1980
- - Repealed 2000
- (a)(14) Audit reports 1980
- - Repealed 2000
- (a)(15) Agenda for Commission meetings 1980
- - Repealed 2000
- (b) Public access to materials through Public Disclosure Division 1980
- - Public access to materials not normally publicly available 2000
- (c) * Indexes and supplements 1980
- - - 2000
- (d) * Application 1980
- (e) * Nondisclosable information 1980
- (f) * Maintenance 1980
- (g) FEC website 2000
4.5 - Categories of exemption 1979
- - - 1985
- - - 1987
- - - 2000
- - - 2010
- - - 2017
- (a) Release of record 1979
- - - 1985
- - - 1987
- - - 2017
- (a)(1) Matters authorized to be kept secret by Executive Order 1987
- (a)(3) Test for determining exemption 1979
- (a)(4) Trade secrets and commercial or financial information 1985
      2010
- - - 2017
- (a)(4)(i) Request for confidential treatment 1985
- - - 2017
- (a)(4)(iii) Approval/denial authority of FOIA officer 2010
- (a)(4)(iv) Appeal from denial by FOIA officer 1985
- - - 2010
- - - 2017
- (b) Requests involving access to records 2010
- (b)(2)(i) Subject of investigation not aware of its pendency 2010
- (c) * Deletion of exempt portions 1987
- - - 2000
- (d) * Referral to other agencies 1987
- - - 2000
- (e) * Authority to withhold information 1987
4.6 - Discretionary release of exempt records 1979
4.7 - Request for records 1979
- - - 1980
- - - 1987
- - - 2000
- - - 2010
- - - 2017
- (a) Request to inspect or copy records 1980
- - - 1985
- - 4.7(a) removed and reserved 2000
- (b) FOIA requests 1980
- - - 1985
- (b)(1) * FOIA requests 2000
- - - 2010
- - - 2017
- (b)(2) Format of response to FOIA request 2000
- (c) Time period for filling FOIA request 2000
- (d) Extensions of time and modifications of request 2000
- (e) Aggregation of FOIA requests 2000
- (f) Multitrack processing of requests 2000
- (g) Expedited processing of requests 2000
- (h) * Denial of request 2000
- (i) * Date of receipt of request 2000
- - - 2010
4.8 - Appeal of denial 1979
- - - 1985
- - - 2014
- - - 2016
- - - 2017
- (a) Right to appeal denial 2014
- - - 2016
- (c) Appeal of denial request 1985
- - - 2010
- - - 2017
4.9 - Fees 1980
- - - 1984
- - - 1987
- (a) Fee schedule 1984
- (a)(2) Free computer search time 1987
- (b) Fee reduction or waiver 1987
- (c)(1)(iv) All other requestors 2010
- (c)(4) Other charges 1987

Part 5: Access to Public Disclosure and Media Relations Division documents

Citation Subsection Subject Year
5.1 - Definitions 1980
- - - 2000
- - - 2016
- (b) Commissioner 2000
- (f) Public Disclosure and Media Relations Division 2016
5.2 - Policy on disclosure of records 1980
5.3 - Scope 1980
5.4 - Availability of records from Public Disclosure Division 1980
- - - 2000
- - Availability of records from Public Disclosure and Media Relations Division 2016
- (a) Request to inspect or copy 2000
- - - 2016
- (a)(4) Enforcement cases 2000
- (a)(5) * Transcripts of Commission meetings 2000
- (a)(6) * Minutes of Commission meetings 2000
- (a)(7) * Material routinely prepared for public distribution 2000
- (a)(8) * Audit reports 2000
- (a)(9) * Agendas for Commission meetings 2000
- (c) Physical removal prohibited 2016
5.5 - Request for records 1980
- - - 1985
- - - 2016
- - - 2017
- (a) Request to inspect or copy records 1985
- - - 2016
- (c) Requests to FOIA officer 1985
- - - 2010
- - - 2016
- - - 2017
5.6 - Fees 1980
- - - 1984
- (a) Fee schedule 1984
- (a)(1) Fees 1987

Part 6: Enforcement of nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in programs or activities conducted by the Federal Election Commission

Citation Subsection Subject Year
6.101 - Purpose 1984
6.102 - Application 1984
6.103 - Definitions 1984
- (a) Auxiliary aids 1984
- (b) Commission 1984
- - - 1985
- - - 2017
- (c) Complete complaint 1984
- (d) Facility 1984
- (e) Handicapped person 1984
- (f) Qualified handicapped person 1984
- (f)(1) Programs in which person is expected to receive services or achieve level of accomplishment 1984
- (f)(2) Programs receiving federal financial assistance 1984
- (g) Section 504 1984
6.110 - Evaluation 1984
- (a) Determination of meeting requirements of section 504 1984
- (b) Information made available to public 1984
6.111 - Notice 1984
6.130 - General prohibitions against discrimination 1984
- (a) Nondiscrimination mandate 1984
- (b) Prohibition on overt denials of equal treatment of handicapped persons 1984
- (b)(1)(iii) Opportunity to participate or benefit accorded to handicapped 1984
- (b)(1)(iv) Development of separate aids 1984
- (b)(1)(v) Prohibition on aiding or perpetuating discrimination by providing significant assistance 1984
- (b)(1)(vi) Prohibition on denying opportunity to participate as member of board 1984
- (b)(1)(vii) Prohibition on limiting enjoyment of privilege enjoyed by others 1984
- (b)(2) Right to choose to participate 1984
- (b)(3) Prohibition on utilizing criteria or methods of administration that deny access to programs or activities 1984
- (b)(3)(iii) Prohibition on utilizing criteria or methods of administration that perpetuate the discrimination of another agency 1984
- (b)(4) Prohibitions against any discrimination when selecting sites for facilities 1984
- (b)(5) Prohibition from discrimination in selection of procurement contractors 1984
- (b)(6) Prohibition on discrimination when granting a certification 1984
- (c) Limitation of programs designed only to benefit handicapped 1984
6.140 - Employment 1984
6.149 - Program accessibility; discrimination prohibited 1984
6.150 - Program accessibility; existing facilities 1984
- (a)(1) Accessibility of existing facilities 1984
- (a)(2) Limitation on action taken to meet requirements 1984
- (b) Means of achieving program accessibility 1984
- (c) Time periods for compliance 1984
- (d) Transition plan for structural changes 1984
6.151 - Program accessibility:  new construction and alterations 1984
6.160 - Communications 1984
- (a)(1) Determining necessity for auxiliary aids 1984
- (a)(1)(ii) Individually prescribed or personal devices 1984
- (b) Providing information on accessible services, activities and facilities to handicapped 1984
- (c) Providing of signs at inaccessible facilities 1984
- (d) Providing information on section 504 rights and provisions 1984
6.170 - Compliance procedures 1984
- - - 1985
- - - 2017
- (b) Processing of employment complaints 1984
- (c) Rehabilitation Act officer 1984
- (d) Filing a complaint 1984
- - - 1985
- - - 2017
- (d)(3) Complaints filed with Rehabilitation Act officer 1985
- - - 2017
- (e) Notification upon receipt of a complaint 1984
- (f)(1) Investigation of complaints 1984
- (f)(3) Notification by FEC of non jurisdiction over a complaint 1984
- (g) Requirements of agency provision of findings 1984
- - - 1985
- (g)(1) Delegation of authority by agency 1984
- - - 1985
- (g)(1)(i) Timely appeals address 1985
- (i) Timely appeals address 2017

Part 7: Standards of conduct

Citation Subsection Subject Year
7.1 - Purpose and applicability 1986
- - Scope 2011
- (a) Purpose 1986
- - - 2011
- (b) Applications of provision 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (c) Accordance with labor organizations and regulations 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.2 - Definitions 1986
- - - 2011
- - - 2017
- (a) Commission 1986
- - - 2017
- (b) Commissioner 1986
- - - 2011
- (c) Conflict of interest 1986
- - Designated agency ethics official 2011
- (d) Ethics officers 1986
- - *Employee 2011
- (e) *Employee 1986
- - Ex parte communication 2011
- (f) Former employee 1986
- - Inspector general 2011
- (g) Official responsibility 1986
- - Removed 2011
- (h) Outside employment or other activity 1986
- - Removed 2011
- (i) Person 1986
- - Removed 2011
- (j) Special Commission employee 1986
- - Removed 2011
7.3 - Notification to employees and special Commission employees 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- - *Interpretation and guidance 2011
7.4 - *Interpretation and advisory service 1986
- - *Reporting suspected violations 2011
7.5 - *Reporting suspected violations 1986
- - *Corrective action 2011
7.6 - *Disciplinary and other remedial action 1986
- - *Outside employment and activities by Commissioners 2011
- (a) *Authority to take disciplinary action 1986
- - Removed 2011
- (b) Procedures after Ethics Officer's decision 1986
- - Removed 2011
- (c) Forms of remedial action 1986
- - Removed 2011
7.7 - Prohibited conduct -- general 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- - *Prohibition against making complaints and investigations public 2011
- (a) Subject to criminal penalties 2011
7.8 - Gifts, entertainment and favors 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- - Ex parte communications in enforcement actions 2011
- (a) Prohibitions on solicitation 1986
- - Removed 2011
- (b) Exceptions 1986
- - Removed 2011
- (c) Solicitation to make gifts to superior 1986
- - Removed 2011
- (d) Accepting gifts from a foreign government 1986
- - Removed 2011
- (e) Acceptance of reimbursements for travel expenses 1986
- - Removed 2011
- - Additional rules on ex parte communications 2011
7.9 - Outside employment or activities 1986
- (a) *Devotion of time by Commissioner to other business 1986
- (b) Prohibition on employment not compatible with Government employment 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (c) Acceptance of monetary value from private source 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (d) Information used by employees in teaching 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (e) Acceptance of award 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (f) Approval of outside employment 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.10 - Financial interests 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (a)(1) Financial transaction based on Commission information 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (a)(2) Conflicting financial interest 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (a)(3) Questions of impartiality 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (b) Private financial dealings 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.11 - Political and organization activity 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (a) Restrictions on political activity 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (a)(1) Public support 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (a)(2) Display of partisan materials 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (b) Special government employees 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (c) Employees on leave 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (d) Third party actions 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.12 - Membership in associations 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.13 - Use of Government property 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.14 - *Prohibition against making complaints and investigations public 1986
- - Revised and redesignated 2011
7.15 - *Ex parte communications 1986
- - Revised and redesignated 2011
- (a) Commissioner or employee involved in decision process 1986
- - Revised and redesignated 2011
- (b) Time frame for prohibition 1986
- - Revised and redesignated 2011
- (c) Written communication 1986
- - Revised and redesignated 2011
- (d) Commissioner or employee involved in enforcement proceedings 1986
- - Revised and redesignated 2011
7.16 - Miscellaneous statutory provisions 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.17 - Use of Commission employment 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.18 - Use of inside information 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (a) Prohibition 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (b) Exception for educational purposes 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.19 - Coercion 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.20 - Gifts, entertainment and favors 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.21 - Miscellaneous statutory provisions 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.22 - Scope 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.23 - Initiation of investigation 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (a)(1) Filing of complaint 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (a)(2) Notification by certified mail 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (b)(1) Review and report by Ethics Officer 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (b)(2) Investigation opened by Commission vote 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (b)(2)(i) Confidentiality of investigation 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (b)(2)(ii) Notification of proceedings to other agencies 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (b)(3) Unfounded complaint 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.24 - Conduct of preliminary investigation 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (a) Responsibility of Ethics Officer 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (b) Notification of former employee 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (c) Representation by counsel 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (d) Report after completion of investigation 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.25 - Initiation of administrative disciplinary proceedings 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (a) Review by Commission of investigative report 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (b) Administrative disciplinary proceeding 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (c) Finding of no probable cause 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.26 - Notice to former employee 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (a) Notice of institution of disciplinary proceeding 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (b) Contents of notice 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (c)(1) Reply by former employee 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (c)(2) Written request for hearing 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.27 - Hearing examiner designation and qualifications 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (a) Designation 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (b)(1) Selection of hearing examiner 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (b)(2) Job level of examiner 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.28 - Hearing date 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (a) Setting of date by examiner 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (b) Considerations 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.29 - Hearing rights of former employees 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.30 - Hearing procedures 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (a)(1) Witness list for Commission 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (a)(2) Witness list for former employees 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (b) Representation 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (c) Burden of proof 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (d)(1) Commission-introduced documents 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (d)(2) Brief by former employee 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (d)(3) Introduction of Commission witnesses 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (d)(4) Introduction of former employee's witnesses 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (d)(5) Right to oral argument 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (d)(6) Decisions made under Federal Rules of Evidence 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.31 - Examiner's decision 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (a) Initial determination 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (b) Form of determination 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (c) Copies 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.32 - Appeal 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (a) Right to appeal 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (b) Notice of appeal 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (c) Commission review of appeal 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
- (d) Commission statement on appeal 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011
7.33 - Administrative sanctions 1986
- - Removed as supplanted 2011

Part 8: Collection of administrative debts

Citation Subsection Subject Year
8.1 - Purpose and scope 2010
8.2 - Debts that are covered 2010
8.3 - Administrative collection of claims 2010
8.4 - Bankruptcy claims 2010
8.5 - Interest, penalties and administrative costs 2010

Note: Part 8 (1994-2009) covered the National Voter Registration Act regulations. In 2009, these regulations were transferred to 11 CFR Part 9428, administered by the Election Assistance Commission (EAC).

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