Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

Definition - What does Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) mean?

The Code of Federal Regulations is a codification of permanent rules and regulations which are published in the Federal Register by agencies and executive departments of the federal government of U.S. It presents official and the complete text of regulations for agencies in a well organized fashion in one single publication. It is segregated into 50 titles that represent broad areas related to the Federal regulations. Each title is further divided into chapters which are assigned to agencies which issue regulations related to that area.

Petropedia explains Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

The purpose of the Code of Federal Regulations is to present the complete and official text of regulations for agencies in a well organized fashion in one single publication. It is used to provide convenient and comprehensive reference for all who want to know the text of permanent and general Federal regulations. It must be used to know the latest form of any rule. It is keyed to the Federal Register that keeps it up to date. When any Federal agency publishes a rule or regulation in the Federal Register, that generally represents a change to the already present Code of Federal Regulations in a form of addition, removal or change.

This definition was written in the context of Federal Regulations

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