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thus: 7 CFR 1520.1


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 there have been any amendments since the revision date of the Code volume in which the user is interested (in this case, January 1, 1977) 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.


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 CFR subtitles and chapters, 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.


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:

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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.


Inquiries concerning technical or legal aspects of this volume should 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 are handled exclusively by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. FRED J. EMERY, Director,

January 2, 1977.

Office of the Federal Register.


Title 7-AGRICULTURE is composed of fifteen volumes. The parts in these volumes are arranged in the following order: Parts 0-45, Parts 46-51, Part 52, Parts 53-209, Parts 210-699, Parts 700-749, Parts 750-899, Parts 900-944, Parts 945-980, Parts 981-999, Parts 1000-1059, Parts 1060-1119, Parts 1120-1199, Parts 1200-1499, and Part 1500-end. The contents of these volumes represent all current regulations codified under this title of the CFR as of January 1, 1977.

An alphabetical list of U.S. standards for grades of processed fruits, vegetables and certain other products appears in the Finding Aids section of the volume containing Part 52.

The Food and Nutrition Service current regulations in the volume containing Parts 210-699, include the Child Nutrition Programs and the Food Stamp Program. This volume also contains regulations of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, and includes a list of counties and crops eligible for insurance as appendices to § 401.101.

All marketing agreements and orders for fruits, vegetables and nuts appear in the three volumes containing Parts 900–999. All marketing agreements and orders for milk appear in the three volumes containing Parts 1000-1199. Part 900— General Regulations is carried as a note in each of the five volumes containing Parts 945-1199, and Part 1000-General Provisions of Federal Milk Marketing Orders is carried as a note in each of the two volumes containing Parts 1060-1199, as a convenience to the user.

The Code of Federal Regulations is published under the editorial direction of Robert E. Lewis, assisted by Pearl Einhorn. For this volume, Donna Rickett was Chief Editor and Dean L. Smith, Associate Editor.

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