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


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 of the original documents (44 U.S.C. 1510).


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


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


Provisions that become obsolete before January 1 are not carried. Code u 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 should consult the "List of Sections Affected, 1949–1963" published in a sepa volume. For the period beginning January 1, 1964, a "List of Sections Affect 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 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 17—Commodity and

Securities Exchanges

CHAPTER 1~Commodity Exchange Authority (including Commodity Ex

change Commission), Department of Agriculture

CHAPTER 11-Securities and Exchange Commission

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