This action removes 32 CFR Part 578, Decorations, Medals, Ribbons, and Similar Devices. The Department of the Army has determined that the rules prescribing policy and criteria for military awards and the administrative instructions for processing military awards are not required to be published in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) because they are not generally applicable and have no legal effect per 44 U.S.C. 1505.
Agency Contact: Mr. Les Plooster, Policy Section, Military Awards Branch, 703-325-4761.
This rule is final. Its effective date is November 12, 2008.