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thus: 41 CFR 10-12.801


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 U.S.C. 1507). The Code of Federal Regulations is prima facie evidence of the text of the original documents (44 U.S.C. 1510).


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 2, 1979) the following two lists must be consulted: the “List of CFR Sections Affected (LSA)" 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.


Each volume of the Code contains amendments published in the Federal Reg. ister since the last revision of that volume of the Code. Source citations for the regulations are referred to by volume number and page number of the Federal Register 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 cut-off 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 pub-
lished 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 in cumulative form. 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
Acting 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 Docu-
ments, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.


Acting Director,
Office of the Federal Register.

July 2, 1979.

The Federal procurement regulations in Chapter 1 of Subtitle A are those
government-wide procurement regulations issued by the General Services Ad-
ministration. In Chapters 2 through 49 of Subtitle A are procurement regula-
tions 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

Other government-wide procurement regulations relating to public contracts
appear in Chapters 50 through 100, Subtitle B.

The 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 imple-
menting and supplementing property management regulations issued by individ-
ual Government agencies. Those regulations which implement Chapter 101 are
numerically keyed to it.


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