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Title 27:

Chapter 1-Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department

of the Treasury-Continued.........

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Cite this Code CFR

thus: 27 CFR 200.1


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


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 Apr 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.


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 text of the original documents (44 U.S.C. 1510).


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 det mine the latest version of any given rule.

To determine whether a Code volume has been amended since its revis date (in this case, April 1, 1982), consult the "List of CFR Sections Affec (LSA),” which is issued monthly, and the “Cumulative List of Parts Affecte which appears in the Reader Aids section of the daily Federal Register. Th two lists will identify the Federal Register page number of the latest ame ment of any given rule.


Each volume of the Code contains amendments published in the Federal R 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 Fede Register and date of publication. Publication dates and effective dates are usu 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 cutdate for the Code a note has been inserted to reflect the future effective da

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