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ployer has a bona fide plan to reduce the levels of exposure to those specified in subparagraph (1) of this paragraph as soon as practicable, but in no event later than January 1, 1971.

(c) (1) For uranium mines, records of environmental concentrations in the occupied parts of the mine, and of the time spent in each area by each person involved in underground work shall be established and maintained. These records shall be in sufficient detail to permit calculations of the exposures, in units of working level months, of the individuals and shall be available for inspection by the Secretary of Labor or his authorized agents.

(2) For other than uranium mines and for surface workers in all mines, subparagraph (1) of this paragraph will be applicable: Provided, however, That if no environmental sample shows a concentration greater than 0.33 working level in any occupied part of the mine, the maintenance of individual occupancy records and the calculation of individual exposures will not be required.

(d) (1) At the request of an employee (or former employee) a report of the employee's exposure to radiation as shown in records maintained by the employer pursuant to paragraph (c) of this section, shall be furnished to him. The report shall be in writing and contain the following statement:

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Inspections by the Department of

50-205.10 Modification or termination of agreement.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 50-205 issued under sec. 4, 49 Stat. 2038, 41 U.S.C. 38. Interpret or apply sec. 1, 49 Stat. 2036, 41 U.S.C. 35.

SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 50-205 appear at 27 F.R. 1270, Feb. 10, 1962, unless otherwise noted.

§ 50-205.1 Purpose and scope.

The Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act authorizes and directs the Secretary of Labor to utilize, with the consent of a State, such State and local officers and employees as he may find necessary to assist in the administration of the Act. It is the purpose of this part to prescribe the rules governing the use of such State and local officers in inspections (or investigations) relating to the enforcement of the stipulation required by the Act providing that no part of a contract subject thereto will be performed nor will any materials, supplies, articles, or equipment to be manufactured or furnished under such a contract be manufactured or fabricated in any plants, factories, buildings, or surroundings or under working conditions which are unsanitary or hazardous or dangerous to the health and safety of employees engaged in the performance of the contract, and the enforcement of the safety and health standards interpreting and applying that stipulation published in Part 50-204 of this chapter.

§ 50-205.2 Definitions.

(a) "Act" means the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act.

(b) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Labor.

(c) "State agency" means any authority of a State government which is responsible for the enforcement of State laws or regulations prescribing safety and health standards for employees.

(d) "Director" means the Director, Bureau of Labor Standards or his duly authorized representative.

(41 U.S.C. 40; 5 U.S.C. 556) [27 F.R. 1270, Feb. 10, 1962, as amended at 32 F.R. 7704, May 26, 1967]

§ 50-205.3 Agreement with a State


The Secretary may enter into an agreement with the head of a State agency providing for the use of State or

local officers and employees in the conduct of inspections under the safety and health provisions of the Act as interpreted or applied in Part 50-204 of this chapter whenever he finds that the utilization of such State or local officers is necessary to assist in the administration of those provisions. In making such a finding, consideration may be given to the State laws or regulations administered by the State agency providing safety and health standards, the central and field organization of the State agency, and the qualifications of its investigative personnel.

§ 50-205.4 Plan of cooperation.

Each agreement under this part shall incorporate a plan of cooperation between the Department of Labor and the State agency. The plan shall include the operative details of the cooperation contemplated in the making of safety and health inspections. The plan shall include a statement of the location of the State offices designated to make inspections and those of the Department of Labor designated to cooperate with such State offices.

§ 50-205.5 Inspections by State agency.

Inspections shall be conducted by the State agency with whom an agreement has been made under this part in order to determine the extent of compliance by Government contractors subject to the Act (as determined by the Department of Labor) with the safety and health provisions interpreted or applied in Part 50-204 of this chapter. Inspectors of the State agency shall be considered authorized representatives of the Secretary of Labor in making inspections including the examining of the records of the Government contractor maintained under §§ 50-201.501 and 502 of this chapter. Inspections shall be made upon request of the Department of Labor or concurrently with inspections made to ascertain the compliance by employers with State safety and health requirements.

§ 50-205.6 Complaints.

When a complaint of alleged safety and health violations by an employer apparently subject to the Act is filed with a State agency, that agency shall transmit a copy of the complaint to the cooperating office of the Department of Labor within 5 days from the receipt of the complaint. All complaints shall be

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50-210.0 General enforcement policy. 50-210.1 Coverage under the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act of truck drivers employed by oil dealers. AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 50210 issued under sec. 4, 49 Stat. 2038; 41 U.S.C. 38.

§ 50–210.0

General enforcement policy.

(a) In order to clarify at this time the practices and policies which will guide the administration and enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (52 Stat 1060, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 201219), and the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act (49 Stat. 2036, as amended; 41 U.S.C. 35-45), as affected by the Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947 (Pub. Law 49, 80th Cong.), the following policy is announced effective June 30, 1947:

(b) The investigation, inspection and enforcement activities of all officers and agencies of the Department of Labor as they relate to the Fair Labor Standards Act (52 Stat. 1060, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 201-219) and the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act of June 30, 1936 (49 Stat. 2036, as amended; 41 U.S.C. 35-45), will be carried out on the basis that all employers in all industries whose activities are subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (52 Stat. 1060, as amended; 29 U.S.C. 201-219) or the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act (49 Stat. 2036, as amended; 41 U.S.C. 35-45) are responsible for strict compliance with the provisions thereof and the regulations issued pursuant thereto.

(c) Any statements, orders, or instructions inconsistent herewith are


[12 F.R. 3916, June 17, 1947. Redesignated at 24 F.R. 10952, Dec. 30, 1959]

NOTE: The text of § 50-210.0 General enforcement policy is identical to that of § 775.0 under 29 CFR Chapter V.

§ 50-210.1 Coverage under the WalshHealey Public Contracts Act of truck drivers employed by oil dealers.

(a) The Division of Public Contracts returns to the interpretation contained in Rulings and Interpretations No. 21 with respect to coverage under the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act of truck drivers employed by oil dealers, by amending section 40(e) (1) of Rulings and Interpretations No. 31 to read as follows:

(1) Where the contractor is a dealer, the act applies to employees at the central distributing plant, including warehousemen, compounders, and chemists testing the lot out of which the Government order is filled, the crews engaged in loading the materials in vessels, tank cars or tank wagons for shipment, and truck drivers engaged in the activities described in section 37(m) above.2 However, the contractor is not required to show that the employees at the bulk stations, including truck drivers, are employed in accordance with the standards of the act. (Balk stations as the term is used herein are intermediate points of storage between a central distributing plant and service stations.)

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51-1 Purchases of blind-made products.
















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AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 51-1 issued under sec. 2, 52 Stat. 1196; 41 U.S.C. 47.

SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 51-1 appear at 33 F.R. 7627, May 23, 1968, unless otherwise noted.

§ 51-1.1 Definitions.

As used in this part:

(a) "Blind" means a person having visual acuity not to exceed 20/200 in the better eye with correcting lenses, or visual acuity greater than 20/200 but with a limitation in the fields of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees.

"NIB") or any other organization, organized under the laws of the United States or of any State, operated in the interest of the blind, the net income of which does not inure in whole or in part to the benefit of any shareholder or individual and which employs blind persons to an extent constituting not less than 75 percent of the total hours of employment during the fiscal year, of all personnel engaged in the direct labor of manufacturing, assembling, or handling of all commodities by the agency for the blind (hereinafter referred to as "workshop") whether for this program or otherwise. "Direct labor" includes all work required for preparation, processing, and packing, but not supervision, administration, inspection, and shipping.

(c) "Ordering office" means any Federal department, independent establishment, board, commission, bureau, service, or division of the Government of the United States, and any wholly owned Government corporation.


(d) "Fiscal Year" means the period from July 1 of 1 year through June 30 of the next year.

§ 51-1.2


By the Wagner-O'Day Act of June 25, 1938 (52 Stat. 1196; 41 U.S.C. 46-48) all Federal departments and agencies are required to purchase their requirements of brooms, mops and other suitable commodities from non-profitmaking agencies for the blind unless such commodities are available for pro

(b) "Non-profit-making agency for the blind" means National Industries for the Blind (hereinafter referred to as

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