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CFR - Code of Federal Regulations

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The United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is a compilation of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government of the United States of America. It is sometimes referred to as the "United States Code", "U.S. Code" or "USC".

The U.S. Federal Register is published on each day following a government working day. It is the official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents.

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The CFR is constantly updated and changed as new laws are passed and old ones expire. When consulting the U.S. Code, be certain that you are using the latest edition.

References to the U.S. Code contain a reference to a title and a section. These can appear in many different formats, but all one needs to do is spot the title and section:

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Many of the items discussed on a Safety Data Sheet (as well as the SDS themselves) are defined in the U.S. Code. This includes the activities of OSHA, DOT and other federal agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

To search the U.S. Code, follow the links given below.

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