Regulations last checked for updates: May 20, 2024

Title 1 - General Provisions last revised: Jan 01, 1900
§ 19.1 - Form.

Proposed Executive orders and proclamations shall be prepared in accordance with the following requirements:

(a) The order or proclamation shall be given a suitable title.

(b) The order or proclamation shall contain a citation of the authority under which it is issued.

(c) Punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and other matters of style shall, in general, conform to the most recent edition of the U.S. Government Printing Office Style Manual.

(d) The spelling of geographic names shall conform to the decisions of the Board on Geographic Names, established by section 2 of the Act of July 25, 1947, 61 Stat. 456 (43 U.S.C. 364a).

(e) Descriptions of tracts of land shall conform, so far as practicable, to the most recent edition of the “Specifications for Descriptions of Tracts of Land for Use in Executive Orders and Proclamations,” 1 prepared by the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior.

1 Agencies with computer processed data are urged to consult with the Office of the Federal Register staff about possible use of the data in the publication process.

(f) Proposed Executive orders and proclamations shall be typewritten on paper approximately 8 × 13 inches, shall have a left-hand margin of approximately 1 1/2 inches and a right-hand margin of approximately 1 inch, and shall be double-spaced except that quotations, tabulations, and descriptions of land may be single-spaced.

(g) Proclamations issued by the President shall conclude with the following-described recitation:

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this __ day of _____, in the year of our Lord _______, and of the Independence of the United States of America the _______.

[37 FR 23610, Nov. 4, 1972, as amended at 54 FR 9681, Mar. 7, 1989]
authority: Secs. 1 to 6 of E.O. 11030, 27 FR 5847, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 610; E.O. 11354, 32 FR 7695, 3 CFR, 1966–1970 Comp., p. 652; and E.O. 12080, 43 FR 42235, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 224
source: 37 FR 23610, Nov. 4, 1972, unless otherwise noted.
cite as: 1 CFR 19.1