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Explanation

WHAT THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS IS

The Code of Federal Regulations is a codification of the general and permane rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agenci of the Federal Government. The Code is divided into 50 titles which represe broad areas subject to Federal regulation. Each title is divided into Chapters whic usually bear the name of the issuing agency. Each Chapter is further subdivide into Parts covering specific regulatory areas. The individual volumes of the Cou are revised as of January 1 of each year.

LEGAL STATUS

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

HOW TO USE THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS

The Code of Federal Regulations is kept up to immediate date by the individu issues of the Federal Register. These two publications must be used together determine the latest version of any given rule. By consulting the "List of CFR Se tions Affected,” which is issued monthly and is cumulative and the “Cumulati List of Parts Affected” in the Federal Register, the user of the Code can quick determine whether there have been any amendments since the preceding January to the provisions of the Code in which he is interested. These lists will refer the u to the Federal Register in which he may find the latest amendment of any given ru

EFFECTIVE DATES

Each volume of the Code contains amendments published during the precedi calendar year. Source citations for the regulations are referred to by volume num! and page number of the Federal Register and date of publication. Publication da and effective dates are usually not the same and care must be exercised by the u in determining the actual effective date. In instances where the effective date beyond the cut-off date for the Code a note has been inserted to reflect the fut effective date.

OBSOLETE PROVISIONS

Provisions that become obsolete before January 1 are not carried. Code us may find the text of provisions in effect on a given date in the past by using numerical list of sections affected. For the period before January 1, 1964, the u should consult the "List of Sections Affected, 1949–1963" published in a separ volume. For the period beginning January 1, 1964, a “List of Sections Affecte is published at the end of each book.

Other tables and guides that relate to the Code of Federal Regulations include the following:

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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 3, The President.

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. Sales are handled exclusively by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.

FRED J. EMERY January 4, 1971.

Title 7–Agriculture

(This book contains Parts 53 to 209)

SUBTITLE B-REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

(Continued):

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CHAPTER 1-Consumer and Marketing Service (Standards, Inspections,

Marketing Practices), Department of Agriculture

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