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(b) The matter incorporated is in fact available to the extent necessary to afford fairness and uniformity in the administrative process.
(c) The incorporating document is drafted and submitted for publication in accordance with 1 CFR part 51.
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Title 31—MONEY AND FINANCE: TREASURY is composed of two volumes. The parts in these volumes are arranged in the following order: parts (–199, and part 200 to end. The contents of these volumes represent all current regulations codified under this title of the CFR as of July 1, 2002.
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