The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the systemization of the general and permanent regulations published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the federal government of the United States. The CFR is structured into 50 subject matter titles areas subject to federal regulation.
The Federal Register brings order to the administrative process by providing a uniform system for filing and publishing documents and promoting transparency by ensuring the American public access to government information and evidentiary material.
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The title is the numeric value to the left of "CFR” and the part is the value to the right of "CFR" and preceding the period (".").
A letter of the alphabet (A-Z) is used to retrieve an entire subpart of the CFR rather than many individual sections.
4-digits from the "Revised as of" text represents the year being cited. The revision year is not always available when the CFR is cited.
Federal agencies are assigned chapters within the 50 subject matter titles. The printed volumes of the CFR are released numerically by title each quarter. In addition to the annual edition of rules published by the Office of the Federal Register, the CFR is published in an unofficial format online and updated daily on the CFR website, ecfr.gov.
The CFR is an informative resource for the public detailing regulations that impact citizens across all U.S. communities and industries. As an example, Domestic Security is one of the 50 titles of the United States CFR and contains the principal set of rules and regulations issued by federal agencies regarding domestic security at CFR Title 6. It is available in digital and printed form and can be referenced online using the e-CFR.
How are Regulations Formed?
Federal agencies are authorized by “enabling legislation” to publicize regulations. The process of rulemaking is governed by several laws. Each law requires a process that includes publication of the proposed rules in a notice of proposed rulemaking, certain cost-benefit analyses, and a request for comments and participation in the decision-making prior to adoption and publication of the final rule via the Federal Register.
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