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This chapter describes the general requirements of Section III applicable to all Classes of construction, including steel vessels, piping, pumps, and valves, as well as concrete structures. It identifies how to classify components and describes how the jurisdictional boundaries of Section III define what is within and outside the scope of the Code. Use of Code Editions and Addenda and Code Cases is explained. The requirements for Design Basis, Design and Construction Specifications, and Design Reports are described. Furthermore, the chapter addresses the responsibilities and Quality Assurance Program requirements of the different entities involved in constructing a nuclear power plant, from the manufacturer of materials to the Owner. Requirements for ASME accreditation, application of the ASME Code Symbol Stamp, and use of Code Data Reports are also described.