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Security Features:

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Click on the Document Number to view the Document Details page.

Click on the Price to add the document to your order. This will show the Shopping Cart Contents page. To add another document from the same search results list, click your browser's Back button and repeat the process. When you have selected all the documents you wish to purchase, click the Checkout button.

Document Details

The Document Details page shows you more information regarding a particular document. You will find the document number, title, price, revision, revision date, RCP value, page count, supplement, change type and any comments concerning the document.

The date is displayed as MM/DD/YY (MM=Month, DD=Day, YY=Year). If the day value is 00, then the exact day is not available. If the month value is 00, then the exact month is not available.

The RCP codes are: R = In Stock, L or N = In Stock & Available for Electronic Delivery,
C = Check Availability, D = Disk, M = Microfiche, I = Check Availability

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On some cards, all or part of the card number appears before the CSC, for example, 1234 567. In this example, 1234 are the last four digits of the credit card number, and 567 is the CSC.
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CSC is known by different names with the different card associations. CSC is known to Visa as the Card Verification Code (CVV2); to MasterCard as the Card Validation Code (CVC2); and finally to American Express as the Card Identification Number (CID).

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The Following is a list of abbreviations that might appear in our database:

A: Amendment (e.g. A1, A2, etc.)
AD: Addenda
ADB: Adoption Bulletin
ADM: Addendum
ANNC: Announcement Bulletin
APN: Appendix
APPR: Approved
C: Change
CIR: Circular or technical Circular
CH or CHG: Change
CN: Cancellation Notic
CNCL: Canceled
COR or CORR or CRGD: Corrigendum or Technical Corrigendum
CRPG: Corrected Page(s)
DAM: Draft Amendment
E: Editorial Change or Revision
EDT: Edit
EMC: Emergency Message
ERTA: Errata
ERTM: Erratum
IA: Interim Amendment
IN: Interim Notice
IN4D: INactive for New Design
INAC: Inactive
INT: Interpretation
N: Notice
N/C: No Charrge
NONC: Non-Current
OBSO: Obsolete
RDSG: Redesigned
REAF: Reaffirmed
REAP: Reapproved
REIN: Reinstated
REI: Reissue
REPG: Revision Page(s)
REPR: Reprint
REPT: Report
RESN: Rescinded
REN: Renewal
REV: Revision
RN: Reinstatement Notice
S/S: Superseded
SN: Special Notice
STBL: Stabilized (No longer revised or updated)
SUB: Subscription
SUP: Supplement
TC: Technical Corrigendum
UP or UPD: Update
VN: Validation Notice
W/: Changes incorporated in document
W/D or WDRN: Withdrawn
X-REF = Cross Reference

For Example:


All abbreviations are noted in the Change Field with the exception of the following:

IMC is noted in the Supplement Field and the number of the change in the Change Field -- (ex: SUPP: IMC CNG: 81-2)
Documents which have had the changes merged are noted as follows: (ex: SUPP: W/ CNG: 3)

Note: Any addenda, ammendment, etc. that has a number would be noted after the abbreviation. -- (ex: Addenda #1 = ad1 Amendment #3 = A3)

Miscellaneous abbreviations noted in the comment field: