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Title 4 of the Code of Federal Regulations

CFR Title 4 - Accounts is one of fifty titles comprising the United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), containing the principal set of rules and regulations issued by federal agencies regarding accounts. It is available in digital and printed form, and can be referenced online using the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR).


The table of contents, as reflected in the e-CFR updated March 6, 2014, is as follows:[1]

Volume Chapter Parts Regulatory Entity
1 I 1-199 Government Accountability Office
II 200-299 Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board


The CFR was authorized by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on October 11, 1938, as a means to organize and maintain the growing material published by federal agencies in the newly mandated Federal Register. The first volume of the CFR was published in 1939 with general applicability and legal effect in force June 1, 1938.[2]

The Office of the Federal Register (OFR) began publishing yearly revisions for some titles in 1963 with legal effective dates of January 1 each year. By 1967 all 50 titles were updated annually and effective January 1st.[3]

The CFR was placed online in 1996. The OFR began updating the entire CFR online on a daily basis in 2001.[4]


  1. ^ [1], Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  2. ^ "A Brief History Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Publication of the First Issue of the Federal Register March 14, 1936" (PDF). Office of the Federal Register Archives and Records Administration. 2006. p. 4. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  3. ^ "A Research Guide to the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations". Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C. July 21, 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  4. ^ Hemphill, Jim (2010). "Federal Register Facts" (PDF). p. 2. Retrieved 11 March 2014.