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CHAPTER XI-NATIONAL RAILWAY LABOR PANEL

[REVOKED]

CODIFICATION: Chapter I was revoked by Executive Order 9883, Aug. 11, 1947, 12 F.R. 5481. For complete text of E.O. 9883, see Title 3, supra.

CHAPTER XII—FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION

SERVICE (ADDED]

N. B.: Dates appearing in the citations of source of documents codified in this chapter, such as dater of issuance, approval, or effectiveness, are obtained from the original document. For general statutory provisions governing effective dates, validity, and constructive notice see section 7 of the Federal Register Act (49 Stat. 502; 44 U.S.C. 307) and sections 3 and 4 of the Administrative Procedure Act (60 Stat. 238; 5 U.S.C. 1002, 1003).

ABBREVIATIONS: The following abbreviations are used in this chapter:
F.R. Federal Register
Sec. Section
Stat. Statutes at Large
U.S.C. United States Code

PART 1405—GENERAL REGULA- tions for inspection or the procurement TIONS OF THE SERVICE

of copies thereof should be made to the

Director, under oath, setting forth the Sec. 1405.1 Records; withdrawal, inspection and

interest of the applicant and showing the

reason why and the purpose for which copies. 1405.2 Compliance with subpoenas.

the inspection or the copies of the rec

ords requested are desired. AUTHORITY: 89 1405.1 and 1405.2 issued under sec. 3, 60 Stat. 238, sec. 202, Pub. Law

$ 1405.2 Compliance with subpoenas. 101, 80th Cong.; 5 U.S.C. 1002.

No officer or employee or other person SOURCE: $ $ 1405.1 and 1405.2 contained in oficially connected with the Service shall Regulations, Director, Sept. 11, 1947, 12 F.R. produce or present any records of the 6326.

Service or testify in behalf of any party

to any cause pending in any court or $ 1405.1 Records; withdrawal, inspec

before any Board, Commission or other tion and copies—(a) Withdrawal. No

administrative agency of the United report, letter, memorandum file or other

States or of any State, Territory, or the document or paper in the official custody

District of Columbia with respect to the of the Service (hereinafter referred to

facts, or other matter coming to his in this order as "records”) shall be

knowledge in his official capacity or with taken, withdrawn or removed therefrom

respect to the contents of any records of by any person not officially connected

the Service, whether in answer to a subwith the Service or any agent or repre

poena, subpoena duces tecum or othersentative of such person without the

wise, without the written consent of the written consent of the Director.

Director. Whenever any subpoena or (b) Inspection and copies. All rec subpoena duces tecum calling for records ords in the official custody of the Service or testimony as described above shall are hereby declared to be confidential for have been served upon any such oficer, good cause found. Inspection and the employee or other person, he will, unless procurement of copies thereof, will be af- otherwise expressly directed by the Diforded only to persons who demonstrate rector, appear in answer thereto, and rea material and justifiable interest therein spectfully decline, by reason of this not prejudicial to the public interest as part, to produce or present such records determined by the Director. Applica- or to give such testimony.

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TITLE 30-MINERAL RESOURCES

Part Chapter I—Bureau of Mines, Department of the Interior...

01 Chapter II—Geological Survey, Department of the Interior........

200 Chapter VI-Solid Fuels Administration for War, Department of the Interior [Revoked]......

........ Note Chapter VIII-Coal Mines Administration, Department of the Interior......... 801

NOTE: Other regulations issued by the Department of the Interior appear in Title 18, Title 25, Title 32, Chapters III and XXV, Title 86, Chapter I, Title 43, Title 48 and Title 50, Chapter I.

CROSS REFERENCE: Conservation of Power, Title 18.

CHAPTER I-BUREAU OF MINES
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

N. B.: Dates appearing in the citations of source of documents codified in this chapter, such as dates of issuance, approval, or effectiveness, are obtained from the original document. For general statutory provisions governing effective dates, validity, and constructive notice see section 7 of the Federal Register Act (49 Stat. 502; 44 U.S.C. 307) and sections 3 and 4 of the Administrativo Procedure Act (60 Stat. 238; 6 U.S.C. 1002, 1003).

Subchapter A-Organization and Procedure

Part'

01 Organization. [Cross Reference) 03 Delegations of authority. [Added]

1

Subchapter B-Helium and Coal Production and sale of helium for medical, scientific, and commercial use.

(Revised]

Subchapter E-Electrical Equipment, Lamps, Methane Detectors; Tests for

Permissibility; Fees

18 Junction boxes and electric motor-driven mine equipment. (Amended)
25 Multiple-shot blasting units. (Revised]
- ABBREVIATIONS: The following abbreviations are used in this chapter:
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
E.O. Executive order
F.R. Federal Register
R.S.

Revised Statutes
Sec.(8) Section(s)
Stat. Statutes at Large
U.S.C. United States Code

Subchapter A-Organization and Procedure

PART 01-ORGANIZATION CROSS REFERENCE: For delegations of authority with respect to the Bureau of Mines, see Title 43, Part 4 of Subpart D, infra.

PART 03_DELEGATIONS OF

AUTHORITY (ADDED]
Sec.
03.1 Open market purchases.

Sec,
03.2 Execution and approval of contracts.
03.3 Subject to statutes and regulations.

AUTHORITY: 88 03.1 to 03.3, inclusive, 18sued under secs. 3, 12, 60 Stat. 238, 244; 5 U.S.C. 1002, 1011. § 4.100, of Title 43, infra.

SOURCE: $8 03.1 to 03.3, inclusive, contained in Delegations of Authority, Acting Director, Aug. 18, 1947, 11 F.R. 5571.

$ 03.1 Open market purchases. Open market purchases (i. e., procurement of supplies and services without advertising for bids) may be made by the chiefs of the divisions, branches, and principal offices of the Headquarters Organization of the Bureau of Mines in Washington, D. C., and by the head or chief officer of each office of the Field Organization of the Bureau of Mines, subject to the following conditions and exceptions:

(a) A limit of $100 on any purchase made in reliance upon an appropriation expenditures from which are otherwise subject to competitive bidding under the requirements of R. S. 3709, amended (Public Law 600, 79th Cong.; 60 Stat. 806).

(b) A limit of $500 on any purchase for the investigation of domestic sources of mineral supply, as authorized by the act of June 28, 1941 (55 Stat. 344, 41 U.S.C. 6a (m)).

(c) Office furniture and equipment, including stationery, office supplies, desks, mimeograph machines, etc.

(d) Automobiles and trucks.

(e) Items which must be purchased from contractors under the General Schedule of Supplies, from Federal Prison Industries, Inc., or from the Committee on Blind-Made Products.

(f) Books, periodicals, newspapers, printing and binding.

(g) Open market purchases must not be made without ascertaining first that

there is a sufficient allocation of money from an available appropriation to cover the cost.

(h) Even where advertising for competitive bidding is not required, supervising oficers should nevertheless obtain at least informal quotations with respect to any purchases in excess of $100 up to $500 and written quotations in the case of purchases in excess of $500.

$ 03.2 Execution and approval of contracts. (a) The power to sign as contracting officer contracts other than the open-market purchases referred to in $ 03.1, will be delegated from time to time to the particular field officer or project engineer who will be directly responsible for the administration of the particular contract. Such contracts shall not become binding until approved under the powers referred to in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, and such approval shall be sufficient evidence of the delegation of power to the contracting officer.

(b) To the Chief of the Administrative Division is delegated the power to make the final approval of all contracts in which the consideration to be paid by the Government is not more than $10,000, except contracts for construction, drilling operations, the sale of helium, and cooperative agreements.

(c) The power to make the final approval of all contracts in which the consideration to be paid by the Government is more than $10,000, all contracts for construction, the sale of helium, drilling operations, and cooperative agreements, is reserved in the Director.

$ 03.3 Subject to statutes and regulations. The powers delegated in this part are subject to all pertinent and applicable statutes and regulations of other Departments and agencies of the Government.

Subchapter B—Helium and Coal PART 1–PRODUCTION AND SALE OF Sec.

1.7 Initial advance for purchase of helium. HELIUM FOR MEDICAL, SCIEN

1.8 Initial advance and guarantee for conTIFIC, AND COMMERCIAL USE

tainers.

1.9 Adjustment of accounts. [REVISED)

1.10 Shipping containers. Sec.

1.11 Repurchase rights of Government. 1.1 Definitions.

1.12 Reservations with respect to sales and 1.2 Purchase price of helium,

deliveries. 1.3 Service charges.

1.13 Determinations of purity and quantity. 1.4 Settlements under existing contracts. 1.14 Special restrictions. 1.5 Applications.

1.15 Power of inspection. Advances, deposits and bonds.

1.16 Implied agreements.

1.6

Sec. 1.17 Violations and penalties. 1.18 Purchaser's bonds. 1.19 Cancellation and assignment of con.

tracts. 1.20 Federal agencies not affected. 1.21 Forms.

AUTHORITY: $$ 1.1 to 1.21, inclusive, issued under 50 Stat. 886; 50 U. S. C. 164 (b).

SOURCE: $$ 1.1 to 1.21, inclusive, contained in Regulations, Director, Bureau of Mines, Secretary of the Interior, Dec. 31, 1946, approved by the President, Jan. 2, 1947, effective 30 days after Jan. 17, 1947, 12 F.R. 351.

1.1 Definitions. (a) “Act" means the act authorizing the conservation, production, exploitation, and sale of helium gas, approved September 1, 1937. (50 Stat. 885; 50 U.S. C. 161-166)

(b) "Special helium-production fund" means the fund referred to in subsection (c) of section 3 of the act.

(c) “Bureau" means the Bureau of Mines of the Department of the Interior.

(d) “Purchaser" means a person, firm, corporation, association or political authority, other than an agency of the United States Government, purchasing helium from the Bureau for medical, scientific, or commercial use, or using helium containers supplied by the Bureau.

(e) "Purity of helium" means the percentage by volume of the gaseous element, helium, in a mixture of that element and other gases.

(f) "Contained helium” means the actual quantity, by volume, of helium in a mixture of that element and other gases. The volume of the contained helium bears the same proportion to the volume of the mixture that the purity of the helium bears to 100 percent.

(g) "Unit of helium" means 1,000 cubic feet of contained helium measured at, or reduced to, a pressure of 14.7 pounds per square inch absolute and a temperature of 70° Fahrenheit.

(h) "Standard-type cylinder" means a cylinder of approximately 1.5 cubic feet internal volume, designed for a filling pressure of 1,800 pounds per square inch gage or more, which will stand vertically without external support with the center of the valve outlet not less than 5042 inches nor more than 58%2 inches above the floor, equipped with a standard-type cylinder valve, or a similar cylinder acceptable to the Bureau as a standard type.

(i) “Standard-type cylinder valve” means a valve acceptable to the Bureau in all respects, having an outlet conforming to following specifications: U. S. standard form left-hand threads, 14 threads per inch, threaded portion 5/8 inch in length; major diameter not more than 0.830 nor less than 0.824 inch; pitch diameter not more than 0.784 nor less than 0.780 inch; outlet opening drilled to have a diameter of not more than 0.504 nor less than 0.500 inch and a depth of not less than 38 nor more than 12 inch; inside edge of opening rounded out to a radius of 110 inch to permit insertion of a male connection tapered at an angle of 30 degrees: Provided, That at the Bureau's option valves with outlets conforming to other specifications may be accepted as alternative standards.

(j) “Helium tank car" means a railroad car of the type used by the Army and Navy for transporting helium, on which cylinders designed to hold helium under high pressure are mounted permanently.

(k) “Helium semi-trailer” means a vehicle without motive power of a type used by the Army or Navy for transportation of helium by road, on which cylinders designed to hold helium under high pressure are mounted permanently.

(1) "Multiple-cylinder unit” means a group of high-pressure cylinders assem. bled into one unit for shipment by rail or highway, of a type used by the Army or Navy for transportation of helium.

8 1.2 Purchase price of helium. The purchase price per unit of helium, f. o. b. at a helium plant to be selected by the Bureau, for helium of normal plant purity of 98 percent or more, delivered into containers at pressures not exceeding the normal plant pressure of approximately 2,500 pounds per square inch gage, shall be:

(a) When delivered into a helium tank car, helium semi-trailer, or multiple-cylinder unit. (1) $11.00 when used or to be used for medical purposes only.

(2) $13.00 when used or to be used for scientific or commercial purposes.

(b) When delivered into standardtype cylinders. (1) $13.00 when used or to be used for medical purposes only.

(2) $15.00 when used or to be used for scientific or commercial purposes.

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