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Cite this Code: CFR

To cite the regulations in this volume use title, part and section

number. Thus, 46 CFR

201.1 refers to title 46, part 201, section 1.


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:

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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 a Code volume has been amended since its revision date (in this case, October 1, 1990), 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.


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. In those instances where a regulation published in the Federal Register states a

date certain for expiration, an appropriate note will be inserted following the



The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96-511) requires Federal agencies to display an OMB control number with their information collection request. Many agencies have begun publishing numerous OMB control numbers as amendments to existing regulations in the CFR. These OMB numbers are placed as close as possible to the applicable recordkeeping or reporting requirements.


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, 1973, consult either the List of CFR Sections Affected, 1949-1963, or 1964-1972, published in three separate volumes. For the period beginning January 1, 1973, a "List of CFR Sections Affected" is published at the end of each CFR volume.


A subject index to the Code of Federal Regulations is contained in a separate volume, revised annually as of January 1, 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 and an alphabetical list of agencies publishing in the CFR are also included in this volume.

An index to the text of "Title 3-The President" is carried within that volume.

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.


There are no restrictions on the republication of material appearing in the Code of Federal Regulations.


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 Administration, Washington, DC 20408 (telephone 202-523-3517). Sales are handled exclusively by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (telephone 202-783-3238).



Office of the Federal Register.

October 1, 1990.


Title 46-SHIPPING is composed of nine volumes. The parts in these volumes are arranged in the following order: Parts 1-40, 41-69, 70-89, 90-139, 140-155, 156165, 166-199, 200-499 and 500-End. The first seven volumes containing Parts 1199 comprise Chapter I-Coast Guard, Department of Transportation. The eighth volume containing Parts 200 to 499 includes Chapter II-Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation and Chapter III-Coast Guard (Great Lakes Pilotage), Department of Transportation. The ninth volume containing Part 500-End includes Chapter IV-Federal Maritime Commission. The contents of these volumes represent all current regulations codified under this title of the CFR as of October 1, 1990.

Subject indexes for Chapter I-Coast Guard appear for Subchapter B-Merchant Marine Officers and Seamen, Subchapter C-Uninspected Vessels, and Subchapter D-Tank Vessels following the subchapters in Parts 1-40; for Subchapter F-Marine Engineering following the subchapter in Parts 41-69; for Subchapter H-Passenger Vessels following the subchapter in Parts 70-89; for Subchapter I-Cargo and Miscellaneous Vessels, Subchapter I-A-Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, and Subchapter J-Electrical Engineering following the subchapters in Parts 90-139; for Subchapter S-Subdivision and Stability and for Subchapter T-Small Passenger Vessels (Under 100 Gross Tons) following the subchapters in Parts 166-199.

Redesignation tables for Chapter I-Coast Guard appear in the Finding Aids section of the volumes containing Parts 1-40, Parts 41-69, Parts 70-89, Parts 90139, Parts 140-155, Parts 156-165, and Parts 166-199. A redesignation table for Chapter II-Maritime Administration appears in the Finding Aids section of the volume containing Parts 200-499. A redesignation table for Chapter IV-Federal Maritime Commission appears in the Finding Aids section of the volume containing Part 500-End.

For this volume, Linda Landis Jones was Chief Editor. The Code of Federal Regulations publication program is under the direction of Richard L. Claypoole, assisted by Alomha S. Morris.

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