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Explanation

The Code of Federal Regulations is a codification of the general and perr nent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments a agencies of the Federal Government. The Code is divided into 50 titles wh: represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. Each title is divided ir chapters which usually bear the name of the issuing agency. Each chapter further subdivided into parts covering specific regulatory areas.

ISSUE DATES

Each volume of the Code is revised at least once each calendar year a issued on a quarterly basis approximately as follows: Title 1 through Title 16.......

as of Januar Title 17 through Title 27........

.as of Aprí Title 28 through Title 41.

as of Jul: Title 42 through Title 50.............

as of Octobe The appropriate revision date is printed on the cover of each volume.

Cite this Code CFR

thus: 41 CFR 6-1:1

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 t 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 the Federal Register. These two publications must be used together to dete mine the latest version of any given rule.

To determine whether there have been any amendments since the revisi date of the Code volume in which the user is interested (in this case, July 1978) the following two lists must be consulted: the “List of CFR Sections A fected (LSA)" issued monthly and the “Cumulative List of Parts Affecte which appears daily in the Federal Register. These two lists will refer the us to the Federal Register page where he may find the latest amendment of ai given rule,

EFFECTIVE DATES

Each volume of the Code contains amendments published in the Federal Re ister since the last revision of that volume of the Code. Source citations for t] regulations are referred to by volume number and page number of the Feder Register and date of publication. Publication dates and effective dates are usus ly not the same and care must be exercised by the user in determining t] actual effective date. In instances where the effective date is beyond the cut-o date for the Code a note has been inserted to reflect the future effective dat

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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 published at the end of each CFR volume.

CFR INDEXES AND TABULAR GUIDES

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 Authorities and 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, quarterly, and annually. 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 AND SALES

Inquiries concerning technical 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 (telephone 202-5235240). Sales are handled exclusively by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.

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at become obsolete before the revision date stated on the core are not carried. Code users may find the text of provisions " n date in the past by using the appropriate numerical list of 1. For the period before January 1, 1964, the user should consuł tions Affected, 1949-1963" published in a separate volume. For ning January 1, 1964, a “List of CFR Sections Affected" is pub of each CFR volume.

THIS TITLE

AND TABULAR GUIDES

Title 41 is composed of 11 volumes. The chapters in these volumes are ranged as follows: Chapters 1-2, Chapters 3-6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter Chapters 10-17, Chapters 18 (Volumes I, II, and III), Chapters 19-100, a Chapters 101 to end.

NASA PROCUREMENT REGULATION

to the Code of Federal Regulations which is revised annually ntained in a separate volume entitled CFR INDEX AND FINDIN e contains the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules (Table iring Publication in the Federal Register (Table III). A list os ters, and Parts, an alphabetical list of CFR subtitles and chap urrent and superseded CFR volumes are also included in this

The NASA Procurement Regulation in 41 CFR Chapter 18 appears in thr volumes as follows:

(1) Title 41, Chapter 18, Parts 1–52, Volume I (containing Parts 1–5),

(2) Title 41, Chapter 18, Parts 1–52, Volume II (containing Parts 6–19), a

i text of Presidential documents appears at the end of each e 3, The President. zister Index is issued monthly, quarterly, and annually. This consolidation of the "Contents" entries in the daily Federa

(3) Title 41, Chapter 18, Parts 1–52, Volume III (containing Parts 20—52 ay Appendices).

PRIMARY PUBLICATION IN CFR

Sections Affected (LSA) is published monthly, keyed to the 2 50 CFR titles.

ALES

Normally, text appearing in the CFR is derived from matter previously pu lished in the Federal Register. In this instance, however, the NASA PR being updated and incorporated directly into the CFR. Currently, these regul tions are contained in a looseleaf publication and are distributed by NASA to list of subscribers. Because of the great bulk of this material, decision w made to bypass the Federal Register and make the CFR the place of prima publication for the NASA Procurement Regulation. Announcement of this sp cial method of promulgation was made on September 8, 1978 (43 FR 4001

ng technical aspects of the Code should be addressed to the he Federal Register, National Archives and Records Service

, ministration, Washington, D.C. 20408 (telephone 202-523lled exclusively by the Superintendent of Documents, Gorfice, Washington, D.C. 20402.

FRED J. EMERY,

Director, Office of the Federal Register.

The CFR volumes have been reproduced photographically from the update 1977 NASA PR edition and, thus, are identical in content. As such these CF volumes contain the NASA PR numbering system which differs substantial from standard CFR numbering. (See below)

WAIVER OF CFR CODIFICATION SYSTEM

For the 1978 edition, the Office of the Federal Register has agreed to acce the NASA numbering or "codification” system. This was done in the interest expediting the complete publication of the procurement regulations and to f cilitate future amendments. The following table shows the correlation betwee NASA PR and CFR numbering terminology:

CODIFICATION SYSTEMS

CFR Chapter....... Part............ Subpart...... Section........

NASA PR Regulatic

Pa Subpa .Paragrar

The terms above represent levels or rankings of text. All of the NASA PR contained in 41 CFR Chapter 18, which is referred to as the “Regulation.” TI

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