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The Code of Federal Regulations is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. The Code is divided into 50 titles which represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. Each title is divided into chapters which usually bear the name of the issuing agency. Each chapter is further subdivided into parts covering specific regulatory areas.
Each volume of the Code is revised at least once each calendar year and issued on a quarterly basis approximately as follows: Title 1 through Title 16----
-as of January 1 Title 17 through Title 27
--as of April 1 Title 28 through Title 41
--as of July 1 Title 42 through Title 50----
as of October 1 The appropriate revision date is printed on the cover of each volume.
The contents of the Federal Register are required to be judicially noticed (44
The Code of Federal Regulations is kept up to date by the individual issues of the Federal Register. These two publications must be used together to determine the latest version of any given rule.
To determine whether there have been any amendments since the revision date of the Code volume in which the user is interested in this case, July 1, 1975) the following two lists must be consulted: the “Cumulative List of CFR Sections Affected” issued monthly and the “Cumulative List of Parts Affected” which appears daily in the Federal Register. These two lists will refer the user to the Federal Register page where he may find the latest amendment of any given rule. EFFECTIVE DATES
Each volume of the Code contains amendments published in the Federal Register since the last revision of that volume of the Code. Source citations for the regulations are referred to by Federal Register volume number, page number, and date of publication. Publication dates and effective dates are usually not the same and care must be exercised by the user in determining the actual effective date. In instances where the effective date is beyond the revision date for the Code a note has been inserted to reflect the future effective date.
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.
The subject index to the Code, which is revised annually, is contained in a separate volume entitled "General Index.” This volume also contains a table of CFR titles, chapters, and parts, an alphabetical list of CFR subtitles and chapters, and lists of current and superseded CFR volumes.
An index to the text of Presidential documents is found at the end of each compilation of Title 3A, The President.
ADDITIONAL FINDING AIDS
A separate annually revised volume, entitled “Finding Aids”, contains additional narrative assistance and tabular guides to materials in the Code of Federal Regulations. This volume contains a description of all the publications of the Office of the Federal Register, as well as the following tables:
Table I—Parallel Tables of Statutory Au
thorities and Rules. Table II—Presidential Documents.
Table of U.S.C. citations with related CFR
citations. Table of Proclamations, Executive orders,
and other Presidential documents included
or cited in CFR. Table of Acts with Statutory and U.S.C.
Table III–List of Acts Requiring Publica
tion in the Federal Register.
This volume also contains a table of CFR titles, chapters, and parts, an alphabetical list of CFR subtitles and chapters, and lists of current and superseded CFR volumes.
The Federal Register Index is issued monthly, quarterly, and annually, and is a consolidation of the “Contents” entries in the daily Federal Register.
Title 41 consists of Subtitles A, B, and C. Subtitle D is reserved for other provisions relating to property management.
41 CFR Subtitle A contains Federal procurement regulations. In Chapter 1 of Subtitle A are those government-wide procurement regulations issued by the General Services Administration. In Chapters 2 through 49 of Subtitle A are procurement regulations issued by individual government agencies. The first 49 parts in each of Chapters 2 through 49 are reserved for agency regulations implementing the Federal procurement regulations in Chapter 1 and are numerically keyed to them. The remaining parts in Chapters 2 through 49 contain agency regulations supplementing the Federal procurement regulations.
government-wide procurement regulations relating to public contracts.
41 CFR Subtitle C contains Federal property management regulations. In Chapter 101 of Subtitle C are government-wide property management regulations issued by the General Services Administration. In the remaining chapters of Subtitle C are the implementing and supplementing property management regulations issued by individual Government agencies. Those regulations which implement Chapter 101 are numerically keyed to it.
The numbering system of Title 41 differs from that used for other titles of the Code of Federal Regulations. The numbering system is especially designed to permit the keying of agency regulations to government-wide regulations in Subtitles A and C which are issued by the General Services Administration. Chapters are numbered in arabic. Each section number is a combination showing to the left of the decimal point the chapter and part numbers, separated by a dash. To the right of the decimal point the subpart, section, and subsection numbers are indicated in that order. Thus, an agency assigned to Chapter 2, and wishing to implement the cost-plus-a-fixed-fee contract provisions contained in Chapter 1, Part 1-3, Subpart 1-3.4, section 04, subsection 3 of the Federal Procurement Regulations (§ 1-3.404–3), would assign the section number "$ 2–3.404–3” to the implementing provisions. INQUIRIES AND SALES
Inquiries concerning technical or legal 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 202-523-5240). Sales are handled exclusively by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.
FRED J. EMERY,
Office of the Federal Register. July 1, 1975.