I feel bad wasting this amazing website on such a stupid question, but this is just one of those stupid things that's really bugging me, and I don't want it to come up on my CFII oral..... so, this is specifically about DP's, but I'll ask it with regards to STARS since it's going to pop up anyway.
On the FII test, the answers to one of the current (got it on my FII I took) questions is "To use an instrument departure procedure, the pilot must possess either the textual or the graphic form of the approved procedure." Sheppard Air sites AIM 5-2-7. I think that's out dated, because 5-2-7 is about departure control, and 5-2-8 is about DPs/SIDs, and, unless I missed it, doesn't say what you need to accept the procedure. The Instrument Flying Handbook says you need at least the textual description, contradicting a current FII question. If it was my CFII oral, I'd have to go with the Instrument Flying Handbook for the answer, because it's the only source I can site, but that contradiction is just weird.