44 U.S. Code § 4101 - Electronic directory; online access to publications; electronic storage facility

§ 4101.
Electronic directory; online access to publications; electronic storage facility
(a)In General.—The Superintendent of Documents, under the direction of the Director of the Government Publishing Office, shall—
(1)
maintain an electronic directory of Federal electronic information;
(2)
provide a system of online access to the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, and, as determined by the Superintendent of Documents, other appropriate publications distributed by the Superintendent of Documents; and
(3)
operate an electronic storage facility for Federal electronic information to which online access is made available under paragraph (2).
(b)Departmental Requests.—
To the extent practicable, the Superintendent of Documents shall accommodate any request by the head of a department or agency to include in the system of access referred to in subsection (a)(2) information that is under the control of the department or agency involved.
(c)Consultation.—In carrying out this section, the Superintendent of Documents shall consult—
(1)
users of the directory and the system of access provided for under subsection (a); and
(2)
other providers of similar information services.
The purpose of such consultation shall be to assess the quality and value of the directory and the system, in light of user needs.
Amendments

2014—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 113–235 substituted “Director of the Government Publishing Office” for “Public Printer” in introductory provisions.

Status Report

Pub. L. 103–40, § 3, June 8, 1993, 107 Stat. 113, required the Public Printer to submit a report to Congress on the status of the directory, the system of access, and the electronic storage facility referred to in section 4101 of this title by June 30, 1994.

Operational Deadline

Pub. L. 103–40, § 4(a), June 8, 1993, 107 Stat. 113, provided that:

“The directory, the system of access, and the electronic storage facility referred to in section 4101 of title 44, United States Code, as added by section 2(a), shall be operational not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act [June 8, 1993].”

 

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