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(c) For military resale commodities, the procurement list includes name of commodity and identification number. [38 FR 16317, June 21, 1973, as amended at 41 FR 45565, Oct. 15, 1976)
which it determines are suitable for workshops for the blind or other severely handicapped to supply to the Government.
(b) To determine the fair market price of the commodities or services on the procurement list and to revise its price determinations in accordance with changing market conditions.
(c) To designate a central nonprofit agency or agencies to facilitate the distribution, among the workshops for the blind and other severely handicapped, of orders of the Government for commodities or services appearing on the procurement list (by direct allocation, subcontract,
any other means).
(d) To establish rules and regulations regarding the effective implementation of the Act.
(e) To assure that workshops for the blind will have priority over workshops for other severely handicapped in the production of commodities.
(f) To conduct a continuing study and evaluation of its activities under the Act for the purpose of assuring effective and efficient administration of the Act. On its own, or in cooperation with other public or nonprofit private agencies, the Committee may study problems relating to the employment of the blind and other severely handicapped individuals, and to the development and adaptation of production methods which would enable a greater utilization of these individuals.
$ 51-2.5 Fair market price.
The Committee is responsible for determining the fair market prices including changes thereto, for commodities or services on the procurement list and shall consider recommendations from the procuring agencies and the central nonprofit agency cerned. Recommendations for fair market prices or changes thereto shall be submitted by the workshops to the central nonprofit agency representing the workshop. The central nonprofit agency shall analyze the data and submit a recommended fair market price to the Committee along with the detailed justification necessary to support the recommended price. [38 FR 16317, June 21, 1973]
(38 FR 16317, June 21, 1973, as amended at 42 FR 13552, Mar. 11, 1977)
$ 51-2.4 Procurement list.
The Committee shall issue to each ordering office a procurement list which will include commodities and services which shall be procured from the indicated central nonprofit agency or its workshops.
(a) For commodities (except military resale commodities), the procurement list includes the item description, specification identification, and other pertinent information.
(b) For services, the procurement list identifies the type of service to be provided, the area(s) and/or agency(s) to be serviced and includes information on prices.
$ 51-2.6 Suitability.
(a) The Committee has eatablished the following criteria for determining if a commodity or service to suitable for addition to the Procurement List:
(1) A qualified workshop must be capable of producing the commodity or providing the service at a fair market price.
(2) The addition of the community or service to the Procurement Lisu would not have a serious adverse impact on the current or most recen contractor for the commodity or service.
(b) To qualify to participate under the Act, a workshop must meet the requirements as a nonprofit agency serving the blind or other severely handicapped set forth in Part 51-4 of this chapter. A workshop desiring to produce a commodity or provide a service under the Act must satisfy the Committee that it will have the capability to meet the Government's quality standards and delivery schedules by the time it assumes responsibility for supplying the Government under the Act and that it can supply he commodity or service at a fair market price.
numerical value of the "working level” is derived from the alpha energy released by the total decay of short-lived radon daughter products in equilibrium with 100 pico-curies of radon 222 per liter of air. A working level month is defined as the exposure received by a worker breathing air at one working level concentration for 443 weeks of 40 hours each.
(b) (1) Occupational exposure to radon daughters in mines shall be controlled so that no individual will receive an exposure of more than 2 working level months in any calendar quarter and no more than 4 working level months in any calendar year. Actual exposures shall be kept as far below these values as practicable.
(2) In enforcing this section, the Director of the Bureau of Labor Standards may at any stage approve variations in individual cases from the limitation set forth in paragraph (b)(1) of this section to comply with the requirements of the Act upon a showing to the satisfaction of the Director by an employer having a mine with conditions resulting in an exposure of more than 4 working level months but not more than 12 working level months in any 12 consecutive months that (i) under the particular facts and circumstances involved the working conditions of the employees so exposed are such that their health and safety are protected, and (ii) the employer has a bona fide plan to reduce the levels of exposure to those specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this section as soon as practicable, but in no event later than January 1, 1971.
(3) Whenever variation under paragraph (b)(2) of this section is sought, a request therefor should be submitted in writing to the Director of the Bureau of Labor Standards, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. 20210, within 90 days following the end of the calendar quarter or year, as the case may be.
(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, paragraph (c)(1) of this section 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 reçuest 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:
This report is furnished to you under the provisions of the U.S. Department of Labor, Radiation Safety and Health Standards (41 CFR 50-204.36). You should preserve this report for future reference.
(2) The former employee's request should include appropriate identifying data, such as social security number and dates and locations of employment.
Subpart D-Gases, Vapors, Fumes,
Dusts, and Mists
$ 50–204.50 Gases, vapors, fumes, dusts,
and mists. (a) (1) Exposures by inhalation, ingestion, skin absorption, or contact to any material or substance (i) at a concentration above those specified in the “Threshold Limit Values of Airborne Contaminants for 1968” of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, except for the ANSI Standards listed in Table I of this section and except for the values of mineral dusts listed in Table II of this section, and (ii) concentrations above those specified in Tables I and II of this section, shall be avoided, or protective equipment shall be provided and used.
modities or services on the procurement list.
(h) Monitor and inspect the activities of its workshops to insure compliance with the Act and appropriate reg. ulations.
(i) When authorized by the Committee, enter into contracts with the Federal procuring activities for the furnishing of commodities or services provided by its workshops.
(j) Submit to the Committee a comprehensive annual report for each fiscal year concerning the operations of its workshops under the Act, including significant accomplishments and developments, and such other details as the central nonprofit agency considers appropriate or the Committee may request. This report will be submitted by December 15 for the fiscal year ending the preceding September 30.
(k) Review and forward to the Committee by December 15 the annual workshop certification for each of its participating workshops covering the fiscal year ending the preceding September 30.
for the Blind or the National Industries for the Severely Handicapped in accordance with paragraph (d) or (e) of this section.
(d) When the National Industries for the Blind proposes a commodity for possible addition to the Procurement List, it shall be assigned to the National Industries for the Blind.
(e) When the National Industries for the Severely Handicapped proposes a commodity for possible addition to the Procurement List, it shall be assigned to the National Industries for the Severely Handicapped, unless the National Industries for the Blind exercises the priority accorded to the workshops for the blind, in which case the commodity shall be assigned to the National Industries for the Blind.
(f) When the National Industries for the Blind exercises the priority of the workshops for the blind for a commodity which was initially proposed by the National Industries for the Severely Handicapped, the National Industries for the Blind shall complete the essential steps to place the commodity on the Procurement List within nine months after assignment. If the National Industries for the Blind has not completed these steps within that time period, the Committee shall reassign the commodity to the National Industries for the Severely Handicapped. However, the nine-month period may be extended for a reasonable period of time when the National Industries for the Blind has been delayed by conditions beyond its control. (42 FR 13552, Mar. 11, 1977)
(38 FR 16318, June 21, 1973, as amended at 41 FR 45565, Oct. 15, 1976; 42 FR 13552, Mar. 11, 1977)
$ 51-3.3 Assignment of commodity
service. (a) The central nonprofit agency first proposing a service for possible addition to the Procurement List Shail be assigned the service.
(b) Within 60 days after notification by the Committee that a commodity has been proposed for possible addition to the Procurement List, the Federal Prison Industries, Inc., and the National Industries for the Blind (for commodities proposed by the National Industries for the Severely Handicapped) shall notify the Committee of their decisions regarding the exercise or waiver of priority on the proposed commodity.
(c) When the Federal Prison Industries, Inc. exercises its priority for a commodity proposed by the National Industries for the Blind or the National Industries for the Severely Handicapped for possible addition to the Procurement List, the commodity may be assigned to the National Industries
$ 51-3.4 Distribution of orders.
Central nonprofit agencies shall distribute orders from the Government only to workshops which the Committee has approved to produce the specific commodity or to perform the particular service. When the Committee has approved two or more workshops to produce a specific commodity or perform a particular service, the central nonprofit agency shall distribute orders among those workshops in a fair and equitable manner. (38 FR 16318, June 21, 1973)
$ 51-3.5 Fees.
The fees the central nonprofit agency shall charge workshops for facilitating participation by their workshops under the Act shall not exceed the rates approved by the Committee. (38 FR 16318, June 21, 1973)
AUTHORITY: Pub. L. 92-28, 85 Stat. 77; (41 U.S.C. 46-48).
SOURCE: 38 FR 16318, June 21, 1973, unless otherwise noted.
$ 51-4.1 General.
To participate under the Act, a workshop shall be represented by the appropriate central nonprofit agency. The designation of the central nonprofit agency shall not be changed without prior written approval of the Committee.
to the effect that no part of the net income of the workshop may inure to the benefit of any shareholder or other individual.
(b) A copy of a resolution approved by the governing body of the corporation, certified by an officer of the corporation to the effect that no part of the net income of the workshop may inure to the benefit of any shareholder or other individual.
(c) A copy of the Internal Revenue Service certificate, duly executed during the prior twelve months, indicating that the corporation has been accepted as a non-profit agency for taxation purposes.
(2) A State-owned or State-operated workshop for the blind or other severely handicapped shall submit to the Committee through its central nonprofit agency the following documents, transmitted by a letter signed by an officer of the wholly-owned State corporation or an official of the agency that directs the operations of the workshop, as applicable:
(i) A certified true copy of the State statute establishing or authorizing the establishment of workshop(s) for the blind or other severely handicapped.
(ii) In the case of a wholly-owned State corporation, a certified true copy of the corporation bylaws; and, in the case of a State agency, a certified true copy of implementing regulations, operating procedures, notice of establishment of the workshop, or other similar documents.
(3) The Committee shall review the documents submitted and, if they are acceptable, notify the workshop through the central nonprofit agency of the workshop's eligibility to participate under the Act.
(b) At the time the central nonprofit agency recommends to the Committee the addition of a commodity or service to the procurement list, it shall submit a signed copy of the appropriate initial workshop certification for the workshop concerned. This requirement does not apply when a workshop is already authorized to produce a commodity or provide a service under the Act.
(c) To maintain its qualification under the Act, each workshop author
(41 FR 26906, June 30, 1976)
$ 51-4.2 Procedures for qualification.
(a) To qualify for participation under the Act,
(1) A workshop, other than a Stateowned or State-operated workshop, shall submit to the Committee through its central nonprofit agency the following documents, transmitted by a letter signed by an officer of the corporation or chief executive:
(i) A legible copy (preferably a photocopy) of the articles of incorporation showing the date of filing and the signature of an appropriate State official.
(ii) A copy of the bylaws certified by an officer of the corporation.
(iii) If the articles of incorporation or bylaws do not include a statement to the effect that no part of the net income of the workshop may inure to the benefit of any shareholder or other individual, one of the following:
(a) A certified true copy of the State statute under which the workshop was incorporated which includes wording
ized to produce a commodity or provide a service under the Act must continue to meet the requirements of a "workshop for the blind” or “workshop for the other severely handicapped" as defined in § 51-1.2 (h) and (i) respectively and shall complete and submit an annual workshop certification to its central nonprofit agency by November 15 for the fiscal year ending the preceding September 30. (38 FR 16318, June 21, 1973, as amended at 41 FR 11515, Mar. 19, 1976; 41 FR 45566, Oct. 15, 1976)
evaluation duties and liaison responsibilities with appropriate community services such as the State employment service, employer groups, and others; and list with one or more of these services those individuals whose most recent evaluations show them to be capable of normal competitive employment.
(b) Each workshop for other severely handicapped participating under the Act shall, in addition to the requirements of paragraph (a) of this section, maintain a file for each other severely handicapped individual which includes a written report prepared by a licensed physician, psychiatrist, and/ or qualified psychologist, reflecting the nature and extent of the disability or disabilities that cause such person to qualify as severely handicapped. [38 FR 16318, June 21, 1973, as amended at 41 FR 45566, Oct. 15, 1976)
§ 51-4.3 Responsibilities.
(a) Each workshop participating under the Act shall:
(1) Furnish commodities or services in strict accordance with the allocacion and Government orders.
(2) Make its records available for inspection at any reasonable time to representatives of the Committee or the central nonprofit agency representing the workshop.
(3) Maintain records of direct labor hours performed in the workshop by each worker.
(4) Submit to its central nonprofit agency by November 15 the appropriate annual workshop certificate and the information required by the central nonprofit agency to prepare its annual report both covering the fiscal year ending the preceding September 30.
(5) Comply with applicable occupational health and safety standards prescribed by the Secretary of Labor.
(6) Maintain a file on each blind individual which includes a written report prepared by a licensed physician reflecting visual acuity and field of vision of each eye with and without glasses.
(7) Maintain a file on each blind and other severely handicapped individual which includes reports of preadmission evaluation, and annual reevaluations of the individual's capability for normal competitive employment, prepared by a person or persons qualified by training and experience to evaluate the work potential, interests, aptitudes and abilities of handicapped persons.
(8) Maintain an ongoing placement program that includes staff assigned
§ 51-4.4 Subcontracting.
(a) Workshops shall seek broad competition in the purchase of raw materials and components used in the commodities and services provided the Government under the Act. Workshops shall inform the Committee before entering into multiyear contracts for raw materials or components used in the commodities and services provided the Government under the Act.
(b) Each workshop shall accomplish the maximum amount of subcontracting to small business concerns that the workshop finds to be consistent with efficient performance in producing commodities or providing services under the Act.
$ 51-4.5 Production.
In the production of commodities under the Act, a workshop shall make an appreciable contribution to the reforming of raw materials or the assembly of components or a combination thereof.
$ 51-4.6 Violations.
Any alleged violations of these regulations by a workshop shall be investi. gated by the appropriate central nonprofit agency which shall notify the workshop concerned and afford it an