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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.


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 there have been any amendments since the revision date of the Code volume in which the user is interested in this case, November 1, 1975) the following two lists must be consulted: the "Cumulative List of CFR Sections Affected” 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. 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 published at the end of each CFR volume. CFR INDEXES

The subject index to the Code, which is revised annually is contained in a separate volume entitled "General Index." This volume also contains a list of CFR titles, chapters, and parts, an alphabetical list of agencies appearing in the CFR, 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 3A, The President. ADDITIONAL FINDING AIDS

A separate annually revised volume, entitled “Finding Aids”, contains additional narrative assistance and tabular guides to materials in the Code of Federal Regulations. This volume contains a description of all the publications of the Office of the Federal Register, as well as the following tables:



Table 1-Parallel Table of Statutory Au

thorities and Rules. Table II—Presidential Documents In

cluded or Cited in Currently

Effective Rules.
Table III-Acts Requiring Publication in

Federal Register.

Table of U.S.C. citations with related CFR

citations. Table of Proclamations, Executive orders,

Memoranda, Letters, Reorganization

Plans, etc. included or cited in CFR. Table of Acts with Statutory and U.S.C.


This volume also contains lists of current and superseded CFR volumes, an alphabetical list of agencies appearing in the CFR, and a table of CFR titles, chapters, and parts.

The Federal Register Index is issued monthly, quarterly, and annually, and is a consolidation of the "Contents" entries in the daily Federal Register. GENERAL INQUIRIES

The Code of Federal Regulations is published under the editorial direction of Robert E. Lewis assisted by Robert Jordan and Pearl Einhorn. For this volume John Ashlin was Chief Editor, and Janet Sorey, Associate Editor. Inquiries concerning the technical or legal aspects of this volume may be addressed to the Director, Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, Washington. D.C. 20408 (telephone 202-523-5240). SALES

Sales are handled exclusively by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.


Director, November 1, 1975.

Office of the Federal Register.


Subchapter A of the Defense Department rules (32 CFR Chapter I) contains the Armed Services Procurement Regulations (ASPR). This material is divided into three volumes of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR):

(1) Title 32, Parts 1-39, Volume I (containing ASPR Sections I-VI), (2) Title 32, Parts 1-39, Volume II (containing ASPR Sections VII-XX), and

(3) Title 32, Parts 1-39, Volume III (containing ASPR Sections XXI-XXVI, and Appendices A through o).

PRIMARY PUBLICATION IN CFR Normally, text appearing in the CFR is derived from matter previously published in the FEDERAL REGISTER. In this instance, however, the ASPR are being updated and incorporated directly into the CFR. Currently, the ASPR are contained in a loose leaf edition of over 3,000 pages and are distributed by the Defense Department through subscriptions to the Government Printing Office. Because of the great bulk of this material, a decision was made to bypass the FEDERAL REGISTER and make the CFR the place of primary publication for the ASPR. Announcement of this special mode of promulgation was made in the FEDERAL REGISTER at 41 FR 18558, May 5, 1976. At that time, interested FEDERAL REGISTER subscribers were given the opportunity to receive these three special CFR volumes free of charge.

METHOD OF UPDATING ASPR The ASPR, as updated in these CFR volumes, contains the material from the July 1975 ASPR loose leaf edition and the amendments incorporated from Defense Procurement Circulars 75–1 through 75–4. Hereafter, all amendments to the 1975 ASPR will be accomplished by full text publication in the FEDERAL REGISTER. (See 41 FR 18558, May 5, 1976.)

WAIVER OF CFR CODIFICATION SYSTEM For the 1975 edition, the Office of the Federal Register has agreed to accept the ASPR numbering or "codification" system. This was done in the interest of expediting the complete publication of the ASPR and to facilitate future amendments. Since there are many differences between the standard CFR numbering system and the system employed by the ASPR, the OFR has prepared the following notes to aid the user.

The terminology used in most CFR volumes is different from that which is used in these editions of the ASPR. The following table shows the standard CFR terms with their ASPR equivalents.


Subchapter A.




Part. The terms above represent levels or rankings of text. All of the ASPR are contained in Subchapter A of Chapter I of Title 32, which is referred to as the “Regulation" in ASPR terminology. This Regulation is divided into “Sections”. Each section is divided into “parts" and each part is divided into "paragraphs”. In the CFR system, the CFR section is the basic unit of text. Consequently, in the ASPR the paragraph is equivalent to the CFR section as the basic unit of text.

Within the text of an ASPR paragraph, there is not a uniform numbering system for the subdivision of text as there is for text within CFR "sections”. However, most ASPR paragraphs are consistent within themselves. Users are advised, therefore, to be alert for codification variations in ASPR numbering within ASPR paragraphs. A typical reference to ASPR material might look like this:

appearing at 3–201.2(a) of this Regulation *". In locating this material, you would first remember that the phrase "of this Regulation" means “of this Subchapter A." The first two digits in ASPR numbering refer to the section and its part. Therefore, this referenced material will be found in Section III (“3”), Part 2. The next

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