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equipment and Instrumentation; scientific and technical procedures; research; or exchange of ideas.

(c) Further information concerning international visits is available from the Director, International Affairs (IA), Environmental Science Services Administration, Rockville, Md. 20852.

PART 907-ENVIRONMENTAL

INFORMATION 8 907.1 Environmental information.

(a) ESSA gathers, processes, and issues information on weather conditions, river water height, coastal tides and current, movement of ocean currents, structure and shape of ocean basins, seismic activity, the precise size and shape of the earth, and conditions of the upper atmosphere and space. It issues warnings against hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and seismic sea-waves to areas in danger.

(b) ESSA information falls into three broad categories, namely:

(1) Current information and warnings on the dynamic or continually changing aspects of the environment, such as the weather and other geophysical phenomena.

(2) Longer term information, such as navigation charts, compilations or summaries of historical environmental data, and earth and ocean surveys and measurements.

(3) Scientific and technical research publications dealing with the earth sciences.

(c) ESSA information is available in many forms and from many sources throughout ESSA.

(1) Current information is disseminated in the form of forecasts, advisories, and warnings, directly by the local offices of ESSA, of which there are approximately 350, or through relaying intermediaries, such as radio and TV stations and telephone recorders. The address of local ESSA offices can be obtained by consulting local phone directories, generally under the heading of Commerce Department-Environmental Science Seryices Administration. The prime medium for disseminating weather information for the United States is the Daily Weather Map, which is available on a subscription basis. There is also published a Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin,

which narrates on a weekly basis the weather conditions and crop progress during the reporting period, generally on a State-by-State basis. Both the Daily Weather Map and the Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin may be ordered from the Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C. 20402.

(2) Longer term information is available in various forms, such as charts, maps, books, and pamphlets, tabulations, individual data sheets, reproductions of original graphic recordings, and aerial photographs. These are available at varying prices, from various offices within ESSA. Also navigation charts may be purchased from contract sales agents, generally airport and marina operators. Catalogs or price lists of items in this category are available on request. Navigation chart catalogs are available from the Chief, Distribution Division (C44), ESSA, Rockville, Md. 20852. Price lists of climatological data, geophysical data, and geodetic data are available from the Director, Office of Data Information (D4), ESSA, Silver Spring, Md. 20910. Requests or inquiries concerning other information in the longer term category, but excluding scientific and technical research publications, may be sent to the Chief, Administrative Controls Branch (AD14), ESSA, Rockville, Md. 20852, for referral to the responsible office.

(3) Scientific and technical research publications are disseminated in the form of printed journals, monographs, reports, and other paperbound publications. These range over the broad spectrum of the physical environment. Details concerning publications available and the prices may be obtained from the Chief, Scientific Information and Documentation Division (AD7), ESSA, Rockville, Md. 20852. Many of ESSA's scientific and technical research publlcations are sold by the Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151, and by the Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C. 20402. Additional details concerning ESSA's scientific and technical publications are given in Appendix B of the U.S. Government Organization Manual, published annually. (Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1965, 5 U.S.C. App. 1332–15 note) (32 F.R. 16257, Nov. 29, 1967]

SUBCHAPTER B-[RESERVED)

SUBCHAPTER C-GENERAL REGULATIONS OF THE

WEATHER BUREAU

PART 945_RULES FOR GUIDANCE

OF THE PUBLIC Sec. 945.1 Connections to weather communica

tions systems. 945.2 Time of release of weather Information

affecting crops. 945.3 False weather reports. 945.4 Certified data for use in court. 945.5 Appearance in court of weather bureau

employees. 945.6 Agreements for radio and television

weather broadcasts. AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 945 issued under sec. 3, 26 Stat. 653; 16 U.S.C. 313.

SOURCE: The provisions of this part 945 appear at 32 F.R. 16258, Nov. 29, 1967, unless otherwise noted. $ 945.1 Connections to weather commu.

nications systems. The Weather Bureau uses a number of federally operated weather communications systems in support of its internal operations. Connections to these circuits, for receiving purposes only, are permitted to be made by qualified organizations or individuals. Application to connect to these circuits should be made to the Director, ESSA Weather Bureau, Silver Spring, Md. 20910. $ 945.2 Time of release of weather in

formation affecting crops. (a) Bulletins or radio broadcasts giving agricultural weather information are released at 10 a.m. each workday during the growing season in the affected areas.

(b) Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletins containing a synopsis of weather conditions and their effect on crops and farming operations (which show snow and ice conditions during the season) are released simultaneously at Washington, D.C., and approximately 45 field stations at 12 noon e.s.t., on Tuesday, or on Wednesday if Monday or Tuesday is a holiday.

(c) Because of the influence that might be exerted upon the market value of the products of the soil by the information contained in the weather and crop bulletins, the law provides a fine of

$10,000 or imprisonment of 10 years, or both, for any responsible Government official who wilfully imparts any information of speculative value contained in the bulletins before the times of release to the public (18 U.S.C. 1902). 8 945.3

False weather reports. Whoever knowingly issues or publishes any counterfeit forecast or warning of weather conditions falsely representing such forecast or warning to have been issued or published by the Weather Bureau, * shall be fined not more than $500, or imprisoned not more than 90 days, or both (18 U.S.C. 2074). 8 945.4 Certified data for use in court.

(a) 28 U.S.C. 1733 provides that authenticated copies of any books, records, papers, or other documents in any of the executive departments shall be admitted in evidence in courts of law equally with the originals thereof.

(b) All field stations and the Washington office are prepared to furnish applicants with duly certified copies of original or published weather records that are necessary for legal purposes, upon payment of appropriate fees to recover the reproduction, certification, and other related costs. $ 945.5 Appearance in court of weather

bureau employees. In all cases of private litigation where it is required that an employee produce records or testify, it is necessary that he be duly subpoenaed to appear in court as an official of the Bureau. As the Federal Government will be deprived of his services while so testifying, the employee will collect the authorized witness fees and allowances for expenses of travel and subsistence, all of which he is required to account for to the Bureau. Arrangements should be made with the court to set a time for the appearance of an employee that will not interfere with important duties that would result in injury to interests of the community by delay in issuing important weather forecasts and danger warnings (15 Comp. Gen. 196).

$ 945.6 Agreements for radio and tele

vision weather broadcasts. (a) Radio stations often desire to make special arrangements for the broadcast of daily weather forecasts, special warnings, and other weather information under commercial sponsorship. In such cases the Weather Bureau obtains an agreement setting forth conditions under which the broadcasts are to be made. This agreement specifies the regular time schedules of the broadcast; that the information be given exactly as issued by the Bureau; that while it is permissible to announce immediately before and at the conclusion of the weather broadcast that it is furnished by the courtesy of a sponsor, care must be exercised to avoid the implication that the forecasts are made or paid for by the

advertiser; and that there shall be nothing in the announcement associated with weather broadcasts to indicate that the Weather Bureau or the Government endorses the sponsor or the product advertised.

(b) An agreement is also required between the Weather Bureau and any radio or television station that wishes to install equipment or make other arrangements for direct broadcasts from a Weather Bureau office.

(c) No charge is made to the radio or television stations or the sponsor for weather information intended for public distribution. However, if there are communication tolls or leased wire charges in connection with the delivery of such information to the radio or television stations, such charges are borne by the radio or television stations or the sponsor.

CHAPTER X-OFFICE OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVEST

MENTS, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Part 1000 Foreign direct investment regulations. 1020 Investigative procedures. 1025 Settlement procedures. 1030 Procedures and rules of practice for formal administrative proceedings. 1035 Rules of practice for appeals in proceedings originating under Part 1030. 1040 Compliance procedures: reports, advisory opinions, and enforcement. 1050 Miscellaneous rules.

PART 1000-FOREIGN DIRECT

INVESTMENT REGULATIONS Subpart A-Relation of This Part to Other Laws

and Regulations Sec. 1000.101 Relation of this part to other laws

and regulations.

Subpart B-Prohibitions 1000.201 Prohibited direct investment in

affiliated foreign nationals. 1000.202 (Reserved] 1000.203 Liquid foreign balances. 1000.204 Evasion.

Subpart C-General Definitions 1000.301 Foreign country. 1000.302 Foreign national. 1000.303 [Reserved] 1000.304 Affiliated foreign national. 1000.305 Direct investor. 1000.306 Positive and negative direct invest

ment. 1000.307 Person; corporation. 1000.308 Transfer. 1000.309 Property; property interest. 1000.310 Interest. 1000.311 (Reserved] 1000.312 Transfers of capital. 1000.313 Net transfer of capital. 1000.314 Authorization and exemption. 1000.315 General authorization and exemp

tion. 1000.316 Specific authorization and exemp

tion.

Sec. 1000.317 Domestic bank; foreign bank. 1000.318 United States. 1000.319 Schedule A, B, C, countries. 1000.320 Effective date. 1000.321 Year; period. 1000.322 Person within the United States. 1000.323 International finance subsidiary. 1000.324 Long-term foreign borrowing.

Subpart D-Interpretations 1000.401 Reference to amended sections. 1000.402 Effect of amendment of sections of

this part or of other orders, etc. 1000.403 (Reserved] 1000.404 Distribution, apportionment or

allocation of earnings. Subpart E-Authorizations or Exemptions 1000.501 Exclusion from authorization or

exemption. 1000.502 Elections with respect to

$ $ 1000.503 and 1000.504. 1000.503 Positive direct investment not ex

ceeding $1,000,000; minimum

allowable. 1000.504 Authorized positive direct invest

ment in scheduled areas; sched

ular allowables. 1000.505 Transfers between affiliated for

eign nationals. 1000.506 Additional authorized positive di

rect investment in any one or more scheduled areas; incremental earnings allowable.

Subpart Records and Reports Sec. 1000.601 Records. 1000.602 Reports.

Subpart G-Penalties 1000.701 Penalties. 1000.702 Effect upon lenders.

Subpart H- Procedures 1000.801 Applications for specific authori

zations and exemptions. 1000.802 Petitions for reconsideration;

appeals. 1000.803 Proof of authority to file certain

documents. 1000.804 Amendment, modification, or

revocation. 1000.805 Rules governing availability of

information. 1000.806 Delegations. Subpart 1-Direct and Indirect Interests; Affili

ated, Associated and Family Groups; Owner

ship of Direct Investors; Rules for Reporting 1000.901 Direct interests. 1000.902 Indirect interests. 1000.903 Affiliated groups. 1000.904 Family groups. 1000.905 Associated groups. 1000.906 Ownership of direct investors. 1000.907 Reporting.

Subpart - Repayment of Borrowings 1000.1001 Definitions. 1000.1002 Transfers of capital in connection

with repayment of borrowings. 1000.1003 Effect of transfers of capital in

repayment of borrowing. Subpart K-Direct Investment in Canada 1000.1101 Definitions. 1000.1102 Authorized positive direct invest

ment in Canada. 1000.1103 Net transfer of capital to Sched

ule B countries. 1000.1104 Reinvested earnings Schedule B

countries. 1000.1105 Foreign balances. 1000.1106 Long-term foreign borrowing. 1000.1107 Canadian program. Subpart M-Affiliated Foreign Nationals of Air

Carriers Engaged in Foreign Air Transportation 1000.1301 Exclusions. 1000.1302 Foreign air transport allowable. 1000.1303 Adjustments to minimum and in

cremental earnings allowables. AUTHORITY: The provision of this part 1000 issued under sec. 5, 40 Stat. 415, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 95a; E.O. 11387, Jan, 1, 1968, 33 F.R. 47.

NOTE: For interpretive analysis and statements in reference to Part 1000, see the List of Sections Affected.

Subpart A Relation of This Part to

Other Laws and Regulations 8 1000.101 Relation of this part to other

laws and regulations. (a) This part is independent of 31 CFR, Chapter V. The prohibitions contained in this part are in addition to the prohibitions contained in said Chapter V. No license contained in or issued pursuant to said Chapter V shall be deemed to authorize any transaction prohibited by this part, nor shall any license or authorization issued pursuant to any other provision of law be deemed to authorize any transaction so prohibited.

(b) No authorization or exemption contained in or issued pursuant to this part shall be deemed to authorize any transaction to the extent that it is prohibited by reason of the provisions of any law or statute other than 12 U.S.C. 95a, as amended, or any proclamation, order, or regulation other than those contained in or issued pursuant to Executive Order 11387 or this part.

(c) No authorization or exemption contained in or issued pursuant to this part shall be deemed to authorize any transaction to the extent that it is prohibited by reason of the provisions of any part of Title 31 CFR. (33 F.R. 49, Jan. 3, 1968]

Subpart B-Prohibitions & 1000.201 Prohibited direct investment

in affiliated foreign nationals. (a) Except as provided in this part, and as otherwise permitted by the Secretary of Commerce (hereinafter referred to as the Secretary) by means of rulings, instructions, authorizations, waivers, exemptions or otherwise, positive direct investment by a direct investor in affiliated foreign nationals of such direct investor in Schedule A, B, or C countries is prohibited during any year (as defined in § 1000.321) commencing with the effective date.

(b) (1) All transactions prohibited by section 1 of Executive Order 11387 which are not prohibited by this part are hereby authorized.

(2) To the extent delineated from time to time by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System nothing in this part shall apply to any bank or other financial institution certified by the Board as being subject to the Fed

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