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Cite this Code: CFR

To cite the regulations in

this volume use title, part and section number. Thus, 48 CFR 301.101 refers to title 48, part 301, section 101.


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: Title 1 through Title 16........

.as of January 1 Title 17 through Title 27 of April 1 Title 28 through Title 41 of July 1 Title 42 through Title 50..

.as of October 1 The appropriate revision date is printed on the cover of each volume. LEGAL STATUS

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, 1996), 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. EFFECTIVE AND EXPIRATION 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 cutoff 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 text.


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 amend-
ments 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, 1986, consult either the List
of CFR Sections Affected, 1949-1963, 1964–1972, or 1973–1985, published in seven sep-
arate volumes. For the period beginning January 1, 1986, 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

II). 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 Reg-


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 legal interpretation or explanation of any regulation in this volume,

contact the issuing agency. The issuing agency's name appears at the top of
odd-numbered pages.

For inquiries concerning CFR reference assistance, call 202–523–5227 or write

to the Director, Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records

Administration, Washington, DC 20408.


The Government Printing Office (GPO) processes all sales and distribution of

the CFR. For payment by credit card, call 202–512–1800, M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
e.s.t. or fax your order to 202–512-2233, 24 hours a day. For payment by check,
write to the Superintendent of Documents, Attn: New Orders, P.O. Box 371954,
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Title 48—FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM is composed of eight volumes. The chapters in these volumes are arranged as follows: Chapter 1 (parts 1 to 51), chapter 1 (parts 52 to 99), chapter 2 (parts 201 to 251 and parts 252 to 299), chapters 3 to 6, chapters 7 to 14, chapters 15 to 28 and chapter 29 to end. The contents of these volumes represent all current regulations codified under this title of the CFR as of October 1, 1996.

The Federal acquisition regulations in chapter 1 are those government-wide acquisition regulations jointly issued by the General Services Administration, the Department of Defense, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Chapters 2 through 99 are acquisition regulations issued by individual government agencies. Parts 1 to 69 in each of chapters 2 through 99 are reserved for agency regulations implementing the Federal acquisition regulations in chap ter 1 and are numerically keyed to them. Parts 70 to 99 in chapters 2 through 99 contain agency regulations supplementing the Federal acquisition regulations.

The OMB control numbers for the Federal Acquisition Regulations System appear in section 1.106 of chapter 1. For the convenience of the user section 1.106 is reprinted in the Finding Aids section of the second volume containing chapter 1 (parts 52 to 99).

The two volumes containing chapter 1 include an index to the Federal acquisition regulations. The second volume, containing chapter 1 (parts 52 to 99), includes contract clauses and forms.

For this volume, Ann E. Maso 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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