|(a) Standards for COM are the same as other microfilm formats, except as stated in this section. (b) The COM original must be wet processed silver-gelatin film for essential records and records with a retention of 10 years or more. (c) The following standards for production, testing, and inspection of COM must be met: (1) ANSI/AIIM MS1; (2) ANSI/AIIM MS5; (3) ANSI/AIIM MS28; (4) ANSI/AIIM MS39; (5) ANSI/AIIM MS43; and (6) ANSI/NAPM IT9.17. (d) If bar coding is used, the procedures in technical report AIIM TR12 must be followed. (e) The COM original must be visually inspected every 10 feet. (f) Eye-legible titling information must include the following: (1) name of agency; (2) records series title;
(3) date(s) of records; and (4) starting and/or ending indexing information. (g) A reduction ratio not exceeding 48:1 must be used. (h) Adherence to the provisions of §6.24(f) of this title (relating to Image Sequence for Filming) is not required.