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OMB CONTROL NUMBERS

The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96-511) requires Federal agencies to display an OMB control number with their information collection request. Many agencies have begun publishing numerous OMB control numbers as amendments to existing regulations in the CFR. These OMB numbers are placed as close as possible to the applicable recordkeeping or reporting requirements.

OBSOLETE PROVISIONS

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, 1973, consult either the List of CFR Sections Affected, 1949-1963, or 1964-1972, published in three separate volumes. For the period beginning January 1, 1973, a "List of CFR Sections Affected” is published at the end of each CFR volume,

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INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE

What is incorporation by reference? Incorporation by reference was established by statute and allows Federal agencies to meet the requirement to publish regulations in the Federal Register by referring to materials already published elsewhere. For an incorporation to be valid, the Director of the Federal Register must approve it. The legal effect of incorporation by reference is that the material is treated as if it were published in full in the Federal Register (5 U.S.C, 552(a)). This material, like any other properly issued regulation, has the force of law.

What is a proper incorporation by reference? The Director of the Federal Register will approve an incorporation by reference only when the requirements of 1 CFR Part 51 are met. Some of the elements on which approval is based are:

(a) The incorporation will substantially reduce the volume of material published in the Federal Register.

(b) The matter incorporated is in fact available to the extent necessary to afford fairness and uniformity in the administrative process.

(c) The incorporating document is drafted and submitted for publication in accordance with 1 CFR Part 51.

Properly approved incorporations by reference in this volume are listed in the Finding Aids at the end of this volume.

What if the material incorporated by reference cannot be found? If you have any problem locating or obtaining a copy of material listed in the Finding Aids of this volume as an approved incorporation by reference, please contact the agency that issued the regulation containing that incorporation. If, after contacting the agency, you find the material is not available, please notify the Director of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington DC 20408, or call (202) 523-4534.

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in Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96-511) requires Federal agenontrol number with their information collection rebegun publishing numerous OMB control numbers as egulations in the CFR. These OMB numbers are o the applicable recordkeeping or reporting require

III). A list of CFR Titles, Chapters, and Parts and an alphabet cies publishing in the CFR are also included in this volume.

An index to the text of "Title 3-The President" is carri volume.

The Federal Register Index is issued monthly in cumulative fc is based on a consolidation of the “Contents” entries in the daily ter.

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

REPUBLICATION OF MATERIAL

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There are no restrictions on the republication of material ap Code of Federal Regulations.

INQUIRIES AND SALES

bsolete before the revision date stated on the cover ried. Code users may find the text of provisions in ne past by using the appropriate numerical list of riod before January 1, 1973, consult either the List 949-1963, or 1964-1972, published in three separate ginning January 1, 1973, a "List of CFR Sections end of each CFR volume.

For a summary, legal interpretation, or other explanation of any this volume, contact the issuing agency. Inquiries concerning editir and reference assistance with respect to the Code of Federal Regula addressed to the Director, Office of the Federal Register, National Records Administration, Washington, D.C. 20408 (telephone 20 Sales are handled exclusively by the Superintendent of Docume ment Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (telephone 202-783-32

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ation by reference? The Director of the Federal poration by reference only when the requirements ne of the elements on which approval is based are: substantially reduce the volume of material pub

d is in fact available to the extent necessary to in the administrative process. nent is drafted and submitted for publication in

tions by reference in this volume are listed in the volume. rated by reference cannot be found? If you have ing a copy of material listed in the Finding Aids

incorporation by reference, please contact the on containing that incorporation. If, after conhe material is not available, please notify the er, National Archives and Records Administraall (202) 523-4534.

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Federal Regulations is contained in a separate nuary 1, entitled CFR INDEX AND FINDING AIDS. el Table of Statutory Authorities and Agency ing Publication in the Federal Register (Table

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THIS TITLE

Title 38—PENSIONS, BONUSES AND VETERANS' RELIEF is composed of two volumes, Parts 0-17 and Part 18 to End. The contents of these volumes represent all current regulations of the Department of Veterans Affairs codified under this title of the CFR as of July 1, 1990.

For this volume, Jim Wickliffe was Chief Editor. The Code of Federal Regulations publication program is under the direction of Richard L. Claypoole, assisted by Alomha S. Morris.

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