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Cite this Code CFR thus: 41 CFR 3-1.000

Explanation

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.

ISSUE DATES

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.

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LEGAL STATUS

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).

HOW TO USE THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS

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 a Code volume has been amended since its revision date (in this case, July 1, 1980), consult the "List of CFR Sections Affected (LSA)," which is issued monthly, and the "Cumulative List of Parts Affected," which appears in the Reader Aids section of the daily Federal Register. These two lists will identify the Federal Register page number of the latest amendment of any given rule.

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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 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.

INQUIRIES AND SALES

For a summary, legal interpretation, or other explanation of any regulation in

this volume, contact the issuing agency. Inquiries concerning editing procedures
and reference assistance with respect to the Code of Federal Regulations may be
addressed to the Director, Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and
Records Service, General Services Administration, Washington, D.C. 20408 (tele-
phone 202-523-3517). Sales are handled exclusively by the Superintendent of
Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.

ERNEST J. GALDI,

Acting Director,

Office of the Federal Register.

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

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 Sub-
titles A and C which are issued by the General Services Administration. Chap-
ters are designated by Arabic numerals. Each section number is a combination
showing to the left of the decimal point the chapter and part numbers, separat-
ed by a dash. To the right of the decimal point the subpart, section, and subsec-
tion 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 05, subsection 5 of the Federal
procurement Regulations (1-3.405-5), would assign the section number “82-
3.405-5” to the implementing provisions.

Where material in the Federal Procurement Regulations (FPR) requires no
implementation or deviation, there is no corresponding number in the agency
regulations. Thus, there may be gaps in the sequence of numbers where the
FPR, as written, are applicable to agency procurement.

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