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CHAPTER XI-NATIONAL RAILWAY LABOR PANEL
CODIFICATION: Chapter XI was revoked by Executive Order 9883, Aug. 11, 1947, 12 F.R. 5481.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
N. B.: Dates appearing in the citations of source of documents codified in this chapter, such as datos of issuance, approval, or effectiveness, are obtained from the original document. For general statutory provisions gove ing effective dates, validity, and constractive notice see section 7 of 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:
PART 1405–GENERAL REGULA
TIONS OF THE SERVICE Sec. 1405.1 Records; withdrawal, inspection and
copies. 1405.2 Compliance with subpoenas.
AUTHORITY: $ $ 1405.1 and 1405.2 issued under sec. 3, 60 Stat. 238, sec. 202, Pub. Law 101, 80th Cong.; 5 U.S.C. 1002.
SOURCE: $ $ 1405.1 and 1405.2 contained in Regulations, Director, Sept. 11, 1947, 12 F.R. 6326.
$ 1405.1 Records; withdrawal, inspection and copies_(a) Withdrawal. No report, letter, memorandum file or other document or paper in the official custody of the Service (hereinafter referred to in this order as “records") shall be taken, withdrawn or removed therefrom by any person not officially connected with the Service or any agent or representative of such person without the written consent of the Director.
(b) Inspection and copies. All records in the official custody of the Service are hereby declared to be confidential for good cause found. Inspection and the procurement of copies thereof, will be afforded only to persons who demonstrate a material and justifiable interest therein not prejudicial to the public interest as determined by the Director. Applica
tions for inspection or the procurement of copies thereof should be made to the Director, under oath, setting forth the interest of the applicant and showing the reason why and the purpose for which the inspection or the copies of the records requested are desired.
$ 1405.2 Compliance with subpoenas. No officer or employee or other person oficially connected with the Service shall produce or present any records of the Service or testify in behalf of any party to any cause pending in any court or before any Board, Commission or other administrative agency of the United States or of any State, Territory, or the District of Columbia with respect to the facts, or other matter coming to his knowledge in his official capacity or with respect to the contents of any records of the Service, whether in answer to a subpoena, subpoena duces tecum or otherwise, without the written consent of the Director. Whenever any subpoena or subpoena duces tecum calling for records or testimony as described above shall have been served upon any such officer, employee or other person, he will, unless otherwise expressly directed by the Director, appear in answer thereto, and respectfully decline, by reason of this part, to produce or present such records or to give such testimony.
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 36, Chapter I, Title 43, Title 48 and Title 60, Chapter I.
CROSS REFERENCE: Conservation of Power, Title 18.
CHAPTER I-BUREAU OF MINES
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.N.C. 307) and sections 3 and 4 of the Administrative Procedure Act (60 Stat. 238; 5 U.S.C. 1002, 1003).
Subchapter A-Organization and Procedure Part 01 Organization. [Cross Reference] 03 Delegations of authority. [Added]
Subchapter B—Helium and Coal
Production and sale of helium for medical, scientific, and commercial use.
Subchapter E-Electrical Equipment, Lamps, Methane Detectors; Tests for
18 Junction boxes and electric motor-driven mine equipment. (Amended)
ABBREVIATIONS: The following abbreviations are used in this chapter:
Subchapter A-Organization and Procedure
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: $$ 03.1 to 03.3, inclusive, issued under secs. 3, 12, 60 Stat. 238, 244; 5 U.S.C. 1002, 1011. $ 4.100, of Title 43, infra.
SOURCE: $ $ 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 (l. 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 oficer 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 officers 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 Gov. ernment.
Subchapter B-Helium and Coal
PART 1–PRODUCTION AND SALE OF HELIUM FOR MEDICAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND COMMERCIAL USE [REVISED]
Sec. 1.7 Initial advance for purchase of helium. 1.8 Initial advance and guarantee for con
tainers. 1.9 Adjustment of accounts. 1.10 Shipping containers. 1.11 Repurchase rights of Government. 1.12 Reservations with respect to sales and
deliveries. 1.13 Determinations of purity and quantity. 1.14 Special restrictions. 1.15 Power of Inspection. 1.16 Implied agreements.
Sec. 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 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 5842 inches above the floor, equipped with a standard-type cylinder valve, or a similar cylinder acceptable to the Bureau as a standard type.
(1) "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 58 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 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 assembled into one unit for shipment by rail or highway, of a type used by the Army or Navy for transportation of helium.
$ 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.