United States Code/Title 30/Chapter 1

United States Code, Title 30
by the United States Government
Chapter 1. United States Bureau of Mines


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30 USC CHAPTER 1 - UNITED STATES BUREAU OF MINES 01/03/05

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TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING:

CHAPTER 1 - UNITED STATES BUREAU OF MINES:

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CHAPTER 1 - UNITED STATES BUREAU OF MINES

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1.United States Bureau of Mines; establishment; director; experts and other employees.
1a. Transfer of activities, employees, records, etc., from Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce to the United States Bureau of Mines.
2. Performance of duties in absence of director.
3. Duties of United States Bureau of Mines.
4. Investigation of lignite coal and peat.
4a. Omitted.
4b. Cooperation with individuals, municipalities, etc.; contracts with owners; agreements as to prices.
4c. Investigation of sub-bituminous and lignite coal.
4d. Plants, machinery, and equipment.
4e. Omitted.
4f to 4o. Transferred.
5. Reports of investigations.
6. Personal interest of director and members of Bureau in mines.
7. Fees for tests or investigations.
8. Additional mining experiment stations and mine safety stations authorized.
9. Acceptance of lands from States.
10. Headquarters of mine rescue cars; site for experimental work; leases and donations.
11, 12. Omitted or Repealed.
13. Research laboratory for utilization of anthracite coal; establishment and maintenance.
14. Acquisition of land; cooperation with other agencies.
15. Repealed.
16. Research laboratory for utilization of anthracite coal; establishment of advisory committee; composition; functions; appointment.

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30 USC Sec. 1 01/03/05

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TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING
CHAPTER 1 - UNITED STATES BUREAU OF MINES

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Sec. 1. United States Bureau of Mines; establishment; director; experts and other employees

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There is hereby established in the Department of the Interior a bureau of mining, metallurgy, and mineral technology, to be designated the United States Bureau of Mines, and there shall be a director of said bureau, who shall be thoroughly equipped for the duties of said office by technical education and experience and who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate; and there shall also be in the said bureau such experts and other employees, to be appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, as may be required to carry out the purposes of sections 1, 3, and 5 to 7 of this title in accordance with the appropriations made from time to time by Congress for such purposes.

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(May 16, 1910, ch. 240, Sec. 1, 36 Stat. 369; Feb. 25, 1913, ch. 72, Sec. 1, 37 Stat. 681; Ex. Ord. No. 4239, June 4, 1925; Ex. Ord. No. 6611, Feb. 22, 1934; Pub. L. 102-285, Sec. 10(b), May 18, 1992, 106 Stat. 172.)

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CHANGE OF NAMEEdit

"United States Bureau of Mines" substituted in text for "Bureau of Mines" pursuant to section 10(b) of Pub. L. 102-285, set out below.

Section 10(b) of Pub. L. 102-285 provided that: "The Bureau of Mines established by the Act of May 16, 1910 (30 U.S.C. 1), is designated as and shall hereafter [on and after May 18, 1992] be known as the United States Bureau of Mines."

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONSEdit

For provisions appropriating funds for the closure of the United States Bureau of Mines and the transfer of its functions, see Pub. L. 104-99, title I, Sec. 123, Jan. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 32, and Pub. L. 104-134, title I, Sec. 101(c) [title I], set out as a note below.

Pub. L. 104-134, title I, Sec. 101(c) [title I], Apr. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 1321-156, 1321-167; renumbered title I, Pub. L. 104-140, Sec. 1(a), May 2, 1996, 110 Stat. 1327, provided in part: "That there hereby are transferred to, and vested in, the Secretary of Energy: (1) the functions pertaining to the promotion of health and safety in mines and the mineral industry through research vested by law in the Secretary of the Interior or the United States Bureau of Mines and performed in fiscal year 1995 by the United States Bureau of Mines at its Pittsburgh Research Center in Pennsylvania, and at its Spokane Research Center in Washington; (2) the functions pertaining to the conduct of inquiries, technological

   investigations and research concerning the extraction, processing,
   use and disposal of mineral substances vested by law in the
   Secretary of the Interior or the United States Bureau of Mines and
   performed in fiscal year 1995 by the United States Bureau of Mines
   under the minerals and materials science programs at its Pittsburgh
   Research Center in Pennsylvania, and at its Albany Research Center
   in Oregon; and (3) the functions pertaining to mineral reclamation
   industries and the development of methods for the disposal,
   control, prevention, and reclamation of mineral waste products
   vested by law in the Secretary of the Interior or the United States
   Bureau of Mines and performed in fiscal year 1995 by the United
   States Bureau of Mines at its Pittsburgh Research Center in
   Pennsylvania: Provided further, That, if any of the same functions
   were performed in fiscal year 1995 at locations other than those
   listed above, such functions shall not be transferred to the
   Secretary of Energy from those other locations: Provided further,
   That the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in
   consultation with the Secretary of Energy and the Secretary of the
   Interior, is authorized to make such determinations as may be
   necessary with regard to the transfer of functions which relate to
   or are used by the Department of the Interior, or component thereof
   affected by this transfer of functions, and to make such
   dispositions of personnel, facilities, assets, liabilities,
   contracts, property, records, and unexpended balances of
   appropriations, authorizations, allocations, and other funds held,
   used, arising from, available to or to be made available in
   connection with, the functions transferred herein as are deemed
   necessary to accomplish the purposes of this transfer: Provided
   further, That all reductions in personnel complements resulting
   from the provisions of this Act [probably means Pub. L. 104-134,
   title I, Sec. 101(c), Apr. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 1321-156; renumbered
   title I, Pub. L. 104-140, Sec. 1(a), May 2, 1996, 110 Stat. 1327,
   known as the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies
   Appropriations Act, 1996, see Tables for classification] shall, as
   to the functions transferred to the Secretary of Energy, be done by
   the Secretary of the Interior as though these transfers had not
   taken place but had been required of the Department of the Interior
   by all other provisions of this Act before the transfers of
   function became effective: Provided further, That the transfers of
   function to the Secretary of Energy shall become effective on the
   date specified by the Director of the Office of Management and
   Budget, but in no event later than 90 days after enactment into law
   of this Act [Apr. 26, 1996]: Provided further, That the reference
   to 'function' includes, but is not limited to, any duty,
   obligation, power, authority, responsibility, right, privilege, and
   activity, or the plural thereof, as the case may be."
     [Pub. L. 104-208, div. A, title I, Sec. 101(e) [title II], Sept.
   30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009-233, 3009-244, provided in part: "That the
   functions described in clause (1) of the first proviso under the
   subheading 'mines and minerals' under the heading 'Bureau of Mines'
   in the text of title I of the Department of the Interior and
   Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996, as enacted by section
   101(c) of the Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appropriations
   Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-134) [set out above], are hereby
   transferred to, and vested in, the Secretary of Health and Human
   Services, subject to section 1531 of title 31, United States
   Code".]
     Functions vested in, or delegated to, Secretary of Energy and
   Department of Energy under or with respect to sections 1, 3, and 5
   to 7 of this title and other authorities relating to certain fossil
   energy research and development transferred to, and vested in,
   Secretary of the Interior, by section 100 of Pub. L. 97-257, 96
   Stat. 841, set out as a note under section 7152 of Title 42, The
   Public Health and Welfare.
     Functions of Secretary of the Interior, Department of the
   Interior, and officers and components of Department of the Interior
   under sections 1, 3, and 5 to 7 of this title and other authorities
   exercised by Bureau of Mines relating to fuel supply and demand
   analysis and data gathering, research and development relating to
   increased efficiency of production technology of solid fuel
   minerals other than research relating to mine health and safety and
   research relating to the environmental and leasing consequences of
   solid fuel mining, and coal preparation and analysis transferred
   to, and vested in, Secretary of Energy as part of the creation of
   Department of Energy by Pub. L. 95-91, Aug. 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 565.
   See section 7152(d) of Title 42.
     For transfer of functions of other officers, employees, and
   agencies of Department of the Interior, with certain exceptions, to
   Secretary of the Interior, with power to delegate, see Reorg. Plan
   No. 3 of 1950, Secs. 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64
   Stat. 1262, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government
   Organization and Employees.
     Bureau of Mines originally created in Department of the Interior.
   Bureau transferred to Department of Commerce by Ex. Ord. No. 4239,
   but transferred back to Department of the Interior by Ex. Ord. No.
   6611.

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   30 USC Sec. 1a                                              01/03/05

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   TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING
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   Sec. 1a. Transfer of activities, employees, records, etc., from
     Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce to the United States
     Bureau of Mines

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     There is hereby transferred from the Department of Commerce,
   Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, to the Department of the
   Interior, United States Bureau of Mines, all those activities of
   the Minerals Division of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic
   Commerce concerned with economic and statistical analyses of
   mineral commodities, domestic and foreign, together with all
   employees, records, files, equipment, publications, and funds
   pertaining thereto, effective immediately.

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   (May 9, 1935, ch. 101, Sec. 1, 49 Stat. 205; Pub. L. 102-285, Sec.
   10(b), May 18, 1992, 106 Stat. 172.)

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                             CHANGE OF NAME                          
     "United States Bureau of Mines" substituted in text for "Bureau
   of Mines" pursuant to section 10(b) of Pub. L. 102-285, set out as
   a note under section 1 of this title. For provisions relating to
   closure and transfer of functions of the United States Bureau of
   Mines, see Transfer of Functions note set out under section 1 of
   this title.

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   30 USC Sec. 2                                               01/03/05

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   Sec. 2. Performance of duties in absence of director

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     On and after July 1, 1916, in the absence of the Director of the
   United States Bureau of Mines the assistant director of said bureau
   shall perform the duties of the director during the latter's
   absence, and in the absence of the Director and of the Assistant
   Director of the United States Bureau of Mines the Secretary of the
   Interior may designate some officer of said bureau to perform the
   duties of the director during his absence.

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   (July 1, 1916, ch. 209, Sec. 1, 39 Stat. 303; Ex. Ord. No. 4239,
   June 4, 1925; Ex. Ord. No. 6611, Feb. 22, 1934; Pub. L. 102-285,
   Sec. 10(b), May 18, 1992, 106 Stat. 172.)

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                             CHANGE OF NAME                          
     "United States Bureau of Mines" substituted in text for "Bureau
   of Mines" pursuant to section 10(b) of Pub. L. 102-285, set out as
   a note under section 1 of this title. For provisions relating to
   closure and transfer of functions of the United States Bureau of
   Mines, see Transfer of Functions note set out under section 1 of
   this title.

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   Sec. 3. Duties of United States Bureau of Mines

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     It shall be the province and duty of the United States Bureau of
   Mines, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, to
   conduct inquiries and scientific and technologic investigations
   concerning mining, and the preparation, treatment, and utilization
   of mineral substances with a view to improving health conditions,
   and increasing safety, efficiency, economic development, and
   conserving resources through the prevention of waste in the mining,
   quarrying, metallurgical, and other mineral industries; to inquire
   into the economic conditions affecting these industries; to
   investigate explosives and peat; and on behalf of the Government to
   investigate the mineral fuels and unfinished mineral products
   belonging to, or for the use of, the United States, with a view to
   their most efficient mining, preparation, treatment, and use; and
   to disseminate information concerning these subjects in such manner
   as will best carry out the purposes of the provisions of sections
   1, 3, and 5 to 7 of this title.

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   (May 16, 1910, ch. 240, Sec. 2, 36 Stat. 370; Feb. 25, 1913, ch.
   72, Sec. 2, 37 Stat. 681; Ex. Ord. No. 4239, June 4, 1925; Ex. Ord.
   No. 6611, Feb. 22, 1934; Pub. L. 102-285, Sec. 10(b), May 18, 1992,
   106 Stat. 172.)

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                             CHANGE OF NAME                          
     "United States Bureau of Mines" substituted in text for "Bureau
   of Mines" pursuant to section 10(b) of Pub. L. 102-285, set out as
   a note under section 1 of this title. For provisions relating to
   closure and transfer of functions of the United States Bureau of
   Mines, see Transfer of Functions note set out under section 1 of
   this title.

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   30 USC Sec. 4                                               01/03/05

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TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING
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Sec. 4. Investigation of lignite coal and peat

-STATUTE- The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to make

   experiments and investigations, through the United States Bureau of
   Mines, of lignite coals and peat, to determine the commercial and
   economic practicability of their utilization in producing fuel oil,
   gasoline substitutes, ammonia, tar, solid fuels, gas for power, and
   other purposes. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and
   directed subject to applicable regulations under the Federal
   Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949,(!1) as amended,
   to sell or otherwise dispose of any property, plant, or machinery
   purchased or acquired under the provisions of this section, as soon
   as the experiments and investigations authorized have been
   concluded, and report the results of such experiments and
   investigations to Congress.


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   (Feb. 25, 1919, ch. 23, Secs. 1, 2, 40 Stat. 1154; Ex. Ord. No.
   4239, June 4, 1925; Ex. Ord. No. 6611, Feb. 22, 1934; Oct. 31,
   1951, ch. 654, Sec. 2(18), 65 Stat. 707; Pub. L. 102-285, Sec.
   10(b), May 18, 1992, 106 Stat. 172.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXTEdit

     The Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949,
   referred to in text, is act June 30, 1949, ch. 288, 63 Stat. 377,
   as amended. Except for title III of the Act, which is classified
   generally to subchapter IV (Sec. 251 et seq.) of chapter 4 of Title
   41, Public Contracts, the Act was repealed and reenacted by Pub. L.
   107-217, Secs. 1, 6(b), Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1062, 1304, as
   chapters 1 to 11 of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and
   Works.

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CODIFICATIONEdit

     First sentence of this section is from first clause of section 1
   of act Feb. 25, 1919. Second sentence is from section 2 of said
   act.


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AMENDMENTSEdit

     1951 - Act Oct. 31, 1951, inserted reference to applicable
   regulations of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act
   of 1949, as amended.

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CHANGE OF NAMEEdit

"United States Bureau of Mines" substituted in text for "Bureau

   of Mines" pursuant to section 10(b) of Pub. L. 102-285, set out as
   a note under section 1 of this title. For provisions relating to
   closure and transfer of functions of the United States Bureau of
   Mines, see Transfer of Functions note set out under section 1 of
   this title.

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(!1) See References in Text note below.

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30 USC Sec. 4a 01/03/05

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Sec. 4a. Omitted

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CODIFICATIONEdit

Section, act June 25, 1926, ch. 674, Sec. 1, 44 Stat. 768, authorized appropriation of $100,000 for fiscal year ending June 30, 1927, and the four succeeding fiscal years for investigation of potash deposits.

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30 USC Sec. 4b 01/03/05

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Sec. 4b. Cooperation with individuals, municipalities, etc.; contracts with owners; agreements as to prices

-STATUTE- The Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commercejointly are hereby authorized, within their discretion, to cooperate under formal agreement with individuals, associations, corporations, States, and municipalities, educational institutions, or other bodies, for the purposes of this section: Provided, That before undertaking drilling operations upon any tract or tracts of land, the mineral deposits of which are not the property of the United States, the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce jointly shall enter into a contract or contracts with the owners or lessees, or both, of the mineral rights therein, and the aforesaid contract or contracts shall provide, among other things, that, if deposits of potash minerals or oil shall be discovered in pursuance of operations under said contract or contracts and if and when said mineral deposits shall be mined and sold, the owners or lessees, or both, of said mineral rights shall pay to the Government and its cooperators a royalty of not less than 2 1/2 per centum of the sale value of any potash minerals and oil therefrom, said payments to continue until such time as the total amount derived from said royalty is equal to not more than the cost of the exploration, as may be determined by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce jointly: Provided further, That all Federal claims for reimbursement under this section shall automatically expire twenty years from the date of approval of the contracts entered into, in accordance with the provisions thereof, unless sooner terminated by agreement between the owners or lessees of the potash mineral rights and oil and the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce jointly: Provided further, That said contract or contracts shall not restrict the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce jointly in the choice of drilling locations within the property or in the conduct of the exploratory operations, so long as such selection or conduct do not interfere unreasonably with the surface of the land or with the improvements thereof, and said contract or contracts shall provide that the United States shall not be liable for damages on account of such reasonable use of the surface as may be necessary in the proper conduct of the work.

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(June 25, 1926, ch. 674, Sec. 2, 44 Stat. 768; Mar. 3, 1927, ch. 356, 44 Stat. 1388.)


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AMENDMENTSEdit

1927 - Act Mar. 3, 1927, amended provisions generally.

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30 USC Sec. 4c 01/03/05

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Sec. 4c. Investigation of sub-bituminous and lignite coal

-STATUTE- The United States Bureau of Mines, under the general direction of the Secretary of the Interior, is authorized to conduct investigations, studies, and experiments on its own initiative and in cooperation with individuals, State institutions, laboratories, and other organizations, with a view to (1) the development of a commercially practicable carbonization method of processing sub- bituminous and lignite coal so as to convert such coal into an all- purpose fuel, to provide fertilizers, and obtain such other byproducts thereof as may be commercially valuable; (2) the development of efficient methods, equipment, and devices for burning lignite or char therefrom; and (3) determining and developing methods for more efficient utilization of such sub- bituminous and lignite coal for purposes of generating electric power.

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   (May 15, 1936, ch. 397, Sec. 1, 49 Stat. 1275; Pub. L. 102-285,
   Sec. 10(b), May 18, 1992, 106 Stat. 172.)

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CHANGE OF NAMEEdit

"United States Bureau of Mines" substituted in text for "Bureau of Mines" pursuant to section 10(b) of Pub. L. 102-285, set out as a note under section 1 of this title. For provisions relating to closure and transfer of functions of the United States Bureau of Mines, see Transfer of Functions note set out under section 1 of this title.

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==30 USC Sec. 4d== 01/03/05

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   Sec. 4d. Plants, machinery, and equipment

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     The United States Bureau of Mines is further authorized, under
   the general direction of the Secretary of the Interior, to erect
   such plants, construct and purchase such machinery and equipment,
   and to take such other steps as it may deem necessary and proper to
   effectuate the purposes of section 4c of this title.

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   (May 15, 1936, ch. 397, Sec. 2, 49 Stat. 1275; Pub. L. 102-285,
   Sec. 10(b), May 18, 1992, 106 Stat. 172.)

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                             CHANGE OF NAME                          
     "United States Bureau of Mines" substituted in text for "Bureau
   of Mines" pursuant to section 10(b) of Pub. L. 102-285, set out as
   a note under section 1 of this title. For provisions relating to
   closure and transfer of functions of the United States Bureau of
   Mines, see Transfer of Functions note set out under section 1 of
   this title.

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   30 USC Sec. 4e                                              01/03/05

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   Sec. 4e. Omitted

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                              CODIFICATION                           
     Section, act May 15, 1936, ch. 397, Sec. 3, 49 Stat. 1275,
   appropriated $100,000 for carrying out provisions of sections 4c
   and 4d of this title to be expended during certain fiscal years,
   the last ending June 30, 1939.

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   30 USC Secs. 4f to 4o                                       01/03/05

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   Secs. 4f to 4o. Transferred

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                              CODIFICATION                           
     Sections 4f to 4o were transferred to sections 451 to 460,
   respectively, of this title, and subsequently repealed by Pub. L.
   91-173, title V, Sec. 509, Dec. 30, 1969, 83 Stat. 803.

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   Sec. 5. Reports of investigations

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     The Director of the United States Bureau of Mines shall prepare
   and publish, subject to the direction of the Secretary of the
   Interior, under the appropriations made from time to time by
   Congress, reports of inquiries and investigations, with appropriate
   recommendations of the bureau, concerning the nature, causes, and
   prevention of accidents, and the improvement of conditions,
   methods, and equipment, with special reference to health, safety,
   and prevention of waste in the mining, quarrying, metallurgical,
   and other mineral industries; the use of explosives and
   electricity, safety methods and appliances, and rescue and first-
   aid work in said industries; the causes and prevention of mine
   fires; and other subjects included under the provisions of sections
   1, 3, and 5 to 7 of this title.

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   (May 16, 1910, ch. 240, Sec. 3, 36 Stat. 370; Feb. 25, 1913, ch.
   72, Sec. 3, 37 Stat. 681; Ex. Ord. No. 4239, June 4, 1925; Ex. Ord.
   No. 6611, Feb. 22, 1934; Pub. L. 102-285, Sec. 10(b), May 18, 1992,
   106 Stat. 172.)

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                             CHANGE OF NAME                          
     "United States Bureau of Mines" substituted in text for "Bureau
   of Mines" pursuant to section 10(b) of Pub. L. 102-285, set out as
   a note under section 1 of this title. For provisions relating to
   closure and transfer of functions of the United States Bureau of
   Mines, see Transfer of Functions note set out under section 1 of
   this title.

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   Sec. 6. Personal interest of director and members of Bureau in
     mines

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     In conducting inquiries and investigations authorized under
   sections 1, 3, and 5 to 7 of this title neither the director nor
   any member of the United States Bureau of Mines shall have any
   personal or private interest in any mine or the products of any
   mine under investigation, or shall accept employment from any
   private party for services in the examination of any mine or
   private mineral property, or issue any report as to the valuation
   or the management of any mine or other private mineral property.
   Nothing herein shall be construed as preventing the temporary
   employment by the United States Bureau of Mines, at a compensation
   not to exceed $10 per day, in a consulting capacity or in the
   investigation of special subjects, of any engineer or other expert
   whose principal professional practice is outside of such employment
   by said bureau.

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   (May 16, 1910, ch. 240, Sec. 4, 36 Stat. 370; Feb. 25, 1913, ch.
   72, Sec. 4, 37 Stat. 682; Pub. L. 102-285, Sec. 10(b), May 18,
   1992, 106 Stat. 172.)

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                             CHANGE OF NAME                          
     "United States Bureau of Mines" substituted in text for "Bureau
   of Mines" pursuant to section 10(b) of Pub. L. 102-285, set out as
   a note under section 1 of this title. For provisions relating to
   closure and transfer of functions of the United States Bureau of
   Mines, see Transfer of Functions note set out under section 1 of
   this title.

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   Sec. 7. Fees for tests or investigations

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     For tests or investigations authorized by the Secretary of the
   Interior under the provisions of sections 1, 3, and 5 to 7 of this
   title, except those performed for the Government of the United
   States or State governments within the United States, a fee
   sufficient in each case to compensate the United States Bureau of
   Mines for the entire cost of the services rendered shall be
   charged, according to a schedule prepared by the Director of the
   United States Bureau of Mines and approved by the Secretary of the
   Interior, who shall prescribe rules and regulations under which
   such tests and investigations may be made. All moneys received from
   such sources shall be paid into the Treasury to the credit of
   miscellaneous receipts.

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   (May 16, 1910, ch. 240, Sec. 5, 36 Stat. 370; Feb. 25, 1913, ch.
   72, Sec. 5, 37 Stat. 682; June 30, 1932, ch. 314, Sec. 311, 47
   Stat. 410; Ex. Ord. No. 4239, June 4, 1935; Ex. Ord. No. 6611, Feb.
   22, 1934; Pub. L. 102-285, Sec. 10(b), May 18, 1992, 106 Stat.
   172.)


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                               AMENDMENTS                            
     1932 - Act June 30, 1932, substituted "Secretary of Commerce" for
   "Secretary of the Interior" and changed a reasonable fee to be
   charged to a fee sufficient to compensate for entire cost of
   services rendered.

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                             CHANGE OF NAME                          
     "United States Bureau of Mines" substituted in text for "Bureau
   of Mines" pursuant to section 10(b) of Pub. L. 102-285, set out as
   a note under section 1 of this title. For provisions relating to
   closure and transfer of functions of the United States Bureau of
   Mines, see Transfer of Functions note set out under section 1 of
   this title.


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                    EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1932 AMENDMENT                 
     Amendment by act June 30, 1932, effective July 1, 1932, see
   section 314 of that act.

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   30 USC Sec. 8                                               01/03/05

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   TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING
   CHAPTER 1 - UNITED STATES BUREAU OF MINES

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   Sec. 8. Additional mining experiment stations and mine safety
     stations authorized

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     The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed
   to establish and maintain in the several important mining regions
   of the United States and the Territory of Alaska, as Congress may
   appropriate for the necessary employees and other expenses, under
   the United States Bureau of Mines and in accordance with the
   provisions of sections 1, 3, and 5 to 7 of this title, ten mining
   experiment stations and seven mine safety stations, movable or
   stationary, in addition to those established prior to March 3,
   1915, the province and duty of which shall be to make
   investigations and disseminate information with a view to improving
   conditions in the mining, quarrying, metallurgical, and other
   mineral industries, safeguarding life among employees, preventing
   unnecessary waste of resources, and otherwise contributing to the
   advancement of these industries. Not more than three mining
   experiment stations and mine safety stations authorized in this
   section shall be established in any one fiscal year under the
   appropriations made therefor.

-SOURCE-

   (Mar. 3, 1915, ch. 95, Sec. 1, 38 Stat. 959; Ex. Ord. No. 4239,
   June 4, 1925; Ex. Ord. No. 6611, Feb. 22, 1934; Pub. L. 102-285,
   Sec. 10(b), May 18, 1992, 106 Stat. 172.)

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                             CHANGE OF NAME                          
     "United States Bureau of Mines" substituted in text for "Bureau
   of Mines" pursuant to section 10(b) of Pub. L. 102-285, set out as
   a note under section 1 of this title. For provisions relating to
   closure and transfer of functions of the United States Bureau of
   Mines, see Transfer of Functions note set out under section 1 of
   this title.


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                      ADMISSION OF ALASKA AS STATE                   
     Admission of Alaska into the Union was accomplished Jan. 3, 1959,
   on issuance of Proc. No. 3269, Jan. 3, 1959, 24 F.R. 81, 73 Stat.
   c16, as required by sections 1 and 8(c) of Pub. L. 85-508, July 7,
   1958, 72 Stat. 339, set out as notes preceding section 21 of Title
   48, Territories and Insular Possessions.

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   30 USC Sec. 9                                               01/03/05

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   TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING
   CHAPTER 1 - UNITED STATES BUREAU OF MINES

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   Sec. 9. Acceptance of lands from States

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     The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to accept lands,
   buildings, or other contributions from the several States offering
   to cooperate in carrying out the purposes of section 8 of this
   title.

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   (Mar. 3, 1915, ch. 95, Sec. 2, 38 Stat. 959; Ex. Ord. No. 6611,
   Feb. 22, 1934.)


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                          TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS                       
     See note set out under section 1 of this title.

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   30 USC Sec. 10                                              01/03/05

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   TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING
   CHAPTER 1 - UNITED STATES BUREAU OF MINES

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   Sec. 10. Headquarters of mine rescue cars; site for experimental
     work; leases and donations

-STATUTE-

     The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to accept any
   suitable land or lands, buildings, or improvements that may be
   donated for the headquarters of mine rescue cars and construction
   of necessary railway sidings and housing for the same, or as the
   site of an experimental mine and plant for studying explosives, and
   to enter into leases for periods not exceeding ten years, subject
   to annual appropriations by Congress.

-SOURCE-

   (June 5, 1920, ch. 235, Sec. 1, 41 Stat. 912; Ex. Ord. No. 6611,
   Feb. 22, 1934.)


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                          TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS                       
     See note set out under section 1 of this title.

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   30 USC Sec. 11                                              01/03/05

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   TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING
   CHAPTER 1 - UNITED STATES BUREAU OF MINES

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   Sec. 11. Omitted

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                              CODIFICATION                           
     Section, act May 9, 1938, ch. 187, Sec. 1, 52 Stat. 329,
   providing that purchase of supplies and equipment or procurement of
   services for Bureau of Mines might be made in open market without
   compliance with section 5 of Title 41, Public Contracts, where
   amount involved did not exceed $100, was a provision of Interior
   Department appropriation act and was discontinued in acts
   subsequent to 1938 appropriation act.

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   30 USC Sec. 12                                              01/03/05

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   CHAPTER 1 - UNITED STATES BUREAU OF MINES

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   Sec. 12. Repealed. Oct. 25, 1951, ch. 562, Sec. 1(16), 65 Stat. 638

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     Section, act Aug. 13, 1946, ch. 961, 60 Stat. 1057, related to
   preservation of technical and economic records of domestic sources
   of ores of metals and minerals. See sections 2103, 2908, and 3102
   of Title 44, Public Printing and Documents.

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   30 USC Sec. 13                                              01/03/05

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   TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING
   CHAPTER 1 - UNITED STATES BUREAU OF MINES

-HEAD-

   Sec. 13. Research laboratory for utilization of anthracite coal;
     establishment and maintenance

-STATUTE-

     The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the United States
   Bureau of Mines, is authorized and directed to establish, equip,
   and maintain a research laboratory in the anthracite region of
   Pennsylvania to conduct researches and investigations on the
   mining, preparation, and utilization of anthracite coal and to
   develop new scientific, chemical, and technical uses and new and
   extended markets and outlets for anthracite coal and its products.
   Such laboratory shall be planned as a center for information and
   assistance in matters pertaining to conserving resources for
   national defense; to the more efficient mining, preparation, and
   utilization of anthracite coal; and pertaining to safety, health,
   and sanitation in mining operations and other matters relating to
   problems of the anthracite industry.

-SOURCE-

   (Dec. 18, 1942, ch. 764, Sec. 1, 56 Stat. 1056.)


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                          TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS                       
     For provisions relating to closure and transfer of functions of
   the United States Bureau of Mines, see note set out under section 1
   of this title.


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                     AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS                  
     Section 5 of act Dec. 18, 1942, provided that: "In order to carry
   out the purposes of this Act [sections 13 to 16 of this title]
   there is authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the
   Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of (a) $450,000 for
   the erection and equipment of a building or buildings, including
   plumbing, lighting, heating, general service, and experimental
   equipment and apparatus, the necessary roads, walks, and ground
   improvement, and land for the site of the building if no land is
   donated; and (b) $175,000 annually for the maintenance and
   operation of the experimental station, including personal services,
   supplies, equipment, and expenses of travel and subsistence."

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   30 USC Sec. 14                                              01/03/05

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   CHAPTER 1 - UNITED STATES BUREAU OF MINES

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   Sec. 14. Acquisition of land; cooperation with other agencies

-STATUTE-

     For the purpose of sections 13 to 16 of this title the Secretary,
   acting through the United States Bureau of Mines, is authorized to
   acquire land and interests therein, and to accept in the name of
   the United States donations of any property, real or personal, and
   to utilize voluntary or uncompensated services at such laboratory.
   The Secretary is authorized and directed to cooperate with other
   departments or agencies of the Federal Government, States, and
   State agencies and institutions, counties, municipalities, business
   or other organizations, corporations, associations, universities,
   scientific societies, and individuals, upon such terms and
   conditions as he may prescribe.

-SOURCE-

   (Dec. 18, 1942, ch. 764, Sec. 2, 56 Stat. 1057.)


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                          TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS                       
     For provisions relating to closure and transfer of functions of
   the United States Bureau of Mines, see note set out under section 1
   of this title.

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   30 USC Sec. 15                                              01/03/05

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   TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING
   CHAPTER 1 - UNITED STATES BUREAU OF MINES

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   Sec. 15. Repealed. Pub. L. 86-533, Sec. 1(17), June 29, 1960, 74
     Stat. 248

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     Section, act Dec. 18, 1942, ch. 764, Sec. 3, 56 Stat. 1057,
   related to reports to Congress of expenditures and donations to
   laboratory established under sections 13 to 16 of this title.

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   30 USC Sec. 16                                              01/03/05

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   TITLE 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING
   CHAPTER 1 - UNITED STATES BUREAU OF MINES

-HEAD-

   Sec. 16. Research laboratory for utilization of anthracite coal;
     establishment of advisory committee; composition; functions;
     appointment

-STATUTE-

     The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the United States
   Bureau of Mines, may, in his discretion, create and establish an
   advisory committee composed of not more than six members to
   exercise consultative functions, when required by the Secretary, in
   connection with the administration of sections 13 to 16 of this
   title. The said committee shall be composed of representatives of
   anthracite coal mine owners, of representatives of anthracite coal
   mine workers and the public in equal number. The members of said
   committee shall be appointed by the Secretary of the Interior
   without regard to the civil-service laws.

-SOURCE-

   (Dec. 18, 1942, ch. 764, Sec. 4, 56 Stat. 1057.)

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                           REFERENCES IN TEXT                        
     The civil-service laws, referred to in text, are set forth in
   Title 5, Government Organization and Employees. See particularly,
   section 3301 et seq. of Title 5.


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                          TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS                       
     For provisions relating to closure and transfer of functions of
   the United States Bureau of Mines, see note set out under section 1
   of this title.


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                   TERMINATION OF ADVISORY COMMITTEES                
     Advisory committees in existence on Jan. 5, 1973, to terminate
   not later than the expiration of the 2-year period following Jan.
   5, 1973, unless, in the case of a committee established by the
   President or an officer of the Federal Government, such committee
   is renewed by appropriate action prior to the expiration of such 2-
   year period, or in the case of a committee established by the
   Congress, its duration is otherwise provided by law. Advisory
   committees established after Jan. 5, 1973, to terminate not later
   than the expiration of the 2-year period beginning on the date of
   their establishment, unless, in the case of a committee established
   by the President or an officer of the Federal Government, such
   committee is renewed by appropriate action prior to the expiration
   of such 2-year period, or in the case of a committee established by
   the Congress, its duration is otherwise provided for by law. See
   section 14 of Pub. L. 92-463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 776, set out
   in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

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