Code of Federal Regulations
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) codifies the general and permanent rules of Executive departments and agencies which have been published in the Federal Register. The Federal Register consists of two publications, the annually revised Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the daily Federal Register (FR).
The CFR is divided into 50 titles which represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. Each title is divided into chapters; each chapter is further subdivided into Subchapters; and then again into Parts covering specific regulatory areas.
The Federal Register (FR) is the daily supplement to the CFR. It serves as the mechanism to provide official notification to the public about Federal documents or proposals having general applicability. These may include Presidential proclamations and Executive Orders, and Federal agency rules, regulations, and notices. The FR also serves to notify the public and interested parties about an agency's intent to hold public meetings, request comments or propose regulation and provides the mechanism for obtaining comments from affected parties.
The pertinent parts of the Code of Federal Regulations to Recreational Boating Safety are: