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In order to retrieve a CFR by citation, you must select a revision year and fill in the TITLE, PART and FILE TYPE (Text, PDF, or Summary). You must fill in EITHER a Section Number or a Subpart letter.

First, select the revision year by using the pull-down menu. CFR records on GPO Access include 1996 to the present; the default is the most recent year available, which depends on the revision date for the title you wish to retrieve. Next, type the title, part, and section (or subpart) in the boxes provided. Finally, select the type of file you wish to retrieve by using the pull-down menu. Documents are available as ASCII text and PDF files. Summary files are ASCII text files that include only the first 100 lines of a document.

Revision Year Title   Part   Section   Subpart File Type

  • When retrieving by CFR citation, the title, part, and section (or subpart) must be known. For example: "20CFR404.140" refers to:
    • Revision Year: Based on preference
    • Title: 20
    • Part 404
    • Section 140
    • File Type: Based on preference