CFR Celebrates 75th Anniversary

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June, 2013 marks the 75th anniversary of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).  The CFR is an annual codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

The CFR is divided into 50 titles representing broad areas subject to Federal regulation. Each Title is divided into chapters that are assigned to agencies issuing regulations pertaining to that broad subject area.

The purpose of the CFR is to present the official and complete text of agency regulations in one organized publication and to provide a comprehensive and convenient reference for all those who may need to know the text of general and permanent Federal regulations.

The CFR is keyed to and kept up-to-date by the daily Federal Register. These two publications must be used together to determine the latest version of any given rule. When a Federal agency publishes a regulation in the  Federal Register, that regulation usually is an amendment to the existing CFR in the form of a change, an addition, or a removal.

Free public access to the CFR  is available at GPO‘s Federal Digital System, FDsys, as well as at eCFR.

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