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Circular Letter No. 603

February 10 , 2006

TO: Printing and Publishing Officials of the Federal Government

SUBJECT: Rider Requisitions for Volume II of Principles of Federal Appropriations Law, Third Edition

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) will shortly publish Volume II of Principles of Federal Appropriations Law, third edition - also known as "The Redbook." The GAO "Advance Notice of Publication" describing this publication is attached to this Circular Letter.

The per-copy rider rate for this publication is $12. This rider rate applies to single destination, local delivery. Mailing charges, if incurred, will be added to your account. Your requisition must be received in GPO by February 23, 2006. (Note: Because of tight production schedules, this is a change from the date included in GAO's Advance Notice of Publication.) Please be sure to include GAO Requisition No. 6-00033 and GPO Jacket Number 322-963 on your requisitions.

Field or regional activities should coordinate their requirements with their Washington, DC, area headquarters' printing officers before submitting any paperwork.

If you have any questions, please contact your GPO Agency Publishing Specialist or call Agency Publishing Services on 202-512-0310.


Managing Director, Customer Services

TO: Printing Specialist

DATE: February 1, 2006


The Government Accountability Office (GAO) will shortly publish Volume II of PRINCIPLES OF FEDERAL APPROPRIATIONS LAW, third edition – also know as “The Redbook.” This publication is part of a multi-volume set that serves as a basic reference work covering those areas of law in which the Comptroller General renders decisions. The Redbook lays a foundation with text discussion, using specific legal authorities to illustrate the principles discussed, their application, and exceptions. The legal authorities include GAO decisions and opinions, judicial decisions, statutory provisions, and other relevant sources.

GAO will provide complimentary copies of this volume to the heads of federal agencies. Agencies may place advance (rider) orders for additional copies of this volume with their account representatives at the Government Printing Office (GPO).

This notice is not intended to solicit orders from the general public for single copies or small orders of this volume. GPO will offer Volume II for sale to the general public at a later time.

Rider orders for Volume II should be placed on Standard Form #1 and should specify GAO Requisition No. 6-00033. Agency orders for Volume II must be received by GPO no later than February 25, 2006. GPO will not accept rider requisitions for Volume II after this date, and agencies will have to purchase additional copies from the Superintendent of Documents. All rider requisitions must be submitted to GPO through each agency’s Washington, D.C. headquarters printing procurement office. In compiling your agency’s total order, GAO suggests that you consider the needs of legal offices, finance offices, contracting offices, libraries, Inspector General offices, field and regional offices, and any other elements of your agency that might use this publication.

GAO continues to publish the third edition in loose-leaf format and its updates in electronic format only. Users should continue to retain copies of their five volumes of the second edition until each volume is revised. As mentioned when publishing the first volume of the third edition, GAO will not revise Volume III of the second edition, which was issued in November 1994. Volume III addresses functions that the GAO Act of 1996 transferred to the Executive Branch.

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