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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
--as of April 1 Title 28 through Title 41.
---as of July 1 Title 42 through Title 50..
as of October 1 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). HOW TO USE THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS
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, July 1, 1976) 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.
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. CFR INDEXES
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 agencies appearing in the CFR, 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. ADDITIONAL FINDING AIDS · 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:
Table I—Parallel Table of Statutory Au
thorities and Rules. Table II—Presidential Documents In
cluded or Cited in Currently
Table of U.S.C. citations with related CFR
citations. Table of Proclamations, Executive orders,
Memoranda, Letters, Reorganization
Plans, etc. included or cited in CFR. Table of Acts with Statutory and U.S.C.
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. GENERAL INQUIRIES
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
Sales are handled exclusively by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.
FRED J. EMERY,
Director, July 1, 1976.
Office of the Federal Register.
Title 40—PROTECTION OF ENVIRONMENT is composed of five volumes. The contents of this volume represent all of the current regulations codified under Parts 0_49 of this title of the CFR as of July 1, 1976. The other volumes of this title contain Parts 50–59, Parts 60-99, Parts 100-399 and Part 400 to end.
The Code of Federal Regulations is published under the editorial direction of Robert E. Lewis, assisted by Pearl Einhorn. For this volume, Gladys M. Queen was Chief Editor, and James L. Graves, was Associate Editor.