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The Code of Federal Regulations is a codification of the general nent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive depar agencies of the Federal Government. The Code is divided into 50 represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. Each title is chapters which usually bear the name of the issuing agency. Each further subdivided into parts covering specific regulatory areas.


Each volume of the Code is revised at least once each calenda issued on a quarterly basis approximately as follows:

Title 1 through Title 16...
Title 17 through Title 27...

Title 28 through Title 41...

as of ........ as ............ a ..... as of

Title 42 through Title 50......

The appropriate revision date is printed on the cover of each volume


The contents of the Federal Register are required to be judicially r U.S.C. 1507). The Code of Federal Regulations is prima facie evider text of the original documents (44 U.S.C. 1510).


The Code of Federal Regulations is kept up to date by the individua the Federal Register. These two publications must be used together mine the latest version of any given rule.

To determine whether there have been any amendments since th date of the Code volume in which the user is interested (in this cas 1979) the following two lists must be consulted: the "List of CFR Se fected (LSA)" issued monthly and the "Cumulative List of Parts which appears daily in the Federal Register. These two lists will refe to the Federal Register page where he may find the latest amendme given rule.


Each volume of the Code contains amendments published in the Fe ister since the last revision of that volume of the Code. Source citatio regulations are referred to by volume number and page number of th Register and date of publication. Publication dates and effective dates ly not the same and care must be exercised by the user in determ actual effective date. In instances where the effective date is beyond t date for the Code a note has been inserted to reflect the future effe

Provisions that become obsolete before the revision date stated on the cover of each volume are not carried. Code users may find the text of provisions in effect on a given date in the past by using the appropriate numerical list of sections affected. For the period before January 1, 1964, the user should consult the "List of Sections Affected, 1949-1963" published in a separate volume. For the period beginning January 1, 1964, a "List of CFR Sections Affected" is published at the end of each CFR volume.


A subject index to the Code of Federal Regulations which is revised annually as of July 1, is contained in a separate volume entitled CFR INDEX and Finding AIDS. This volume contains the Parallel Table of Statutory Authorities and Agency Rules (Table I), and Acts Requiring Publication in the Federal Register (Table III). A list of CFR Titles, Chapters, and Parts, an alphabetical list of CFR subtitles and chapters, and lists of current and superseded CFR volumes are also included in this volume.

An index to the text of Presidential documents appears at the end of each compilation of Title 3, The President.

The Federal Register Index is issued monthly, quarterly, and annually. This index is based on a consolidation of the "Contents” entries in the daily Federal Register.

A List of CFR Sections Affected (LSA) is published monthly, keyed to the revision dates of the 50 CFR titles.


Inquiries concerning technical aspects of the Code should be addressed to the Director, Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, Washington, D.C. 20408 (telephone 202-5235240). Sales are handled exclusively by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.

April 2, 1979.

Acting Director,

Office of the Federal Register.

: text of provisions in iate numerical list of le user should consult separate volume. For ons Affected" is pub

h is revised annually INDEX AND FINDING ory Authorities and he Federal Register alphabetical list of eded CFR volumes

at the end of each

and annually. This the daily Federal

hly, keyed to the

addressed to the Records Service, ephone 202-523Documents, Gov


cg Director, ral Register.


Title 17-Commodity and SECURITIES EXCHANGES is composed f The contents of this volume represent all current regulations iss Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities .ne Commission as of April 1, 1979.

The Code of Federal Regulations is published under the editor al Martha B. Girard, assisted by Pearl Einhorn. For this vol m McGrant-English was Chief Editor, and Karen W. Stewart, As oc


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