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1805. Lease of storage accommodations by heads of departments.—The heads of the several executive departments are authorized to enter into contracts for the lease, for periods of not exceeding six years, of modern fireproof storage accommodations within the District of Columbia for their respective departments, at rates per square foot of available floor space not exceeding 25 cents, payable from appropriations that Congress may from time to time make for rent of buildings for their respective departments. (Mar. 2, 1913, 37 Stat. 718; 40 U. S. C., sec. 36.)

1806. Lease of buildings to Government; maximum rental.—Hereafter no appropriation shall be obligated or expended for the rent of any building or part of a building to be occupied for Government purposes at a rental in excess of the per annum rate of 15 per centum of the fair market value of the rented premises at date of the lease under which the premises are to be occupied by the Government nor for alterations, improvements, and repairs of the rented premises in excess of 25 per centum of the amount of the rent for the first year of the rental term, or for the rental term if less than one year: Provided, That the provisions of this section shall not apply to leases heretofore made, except when renewals thereof are made hereafter, nor to leases of premises in foreign countries for the foreign services of the United States: Provided further, That the provisions of this section as applicable to rentals shall apply only where the rental to be paid shall exceed $2,000 per annum. (June 30, 1932, sec. 322, 47 Stat. 412; Mar. 3, 1933, sec. 15, 47 Stat. 1517; 40 U.S. C., sec. 40a.)

1807. Water in public buildings, when to be shut off.-All officers in charge of public buildings in the District of Columbia shall cause the flow of water in the buildings under their charge to be shut off from five o'clock post meridian to eight o'clock ante meridian: Provided, That the water in said public buildings is not necessarily in use for public business. (Mar. 3, 1883, 22 Stat. 615; 40 U. S. C., sec. 59.)

1808. Buildings on reservations, parks, or public grounds.—Hereafter there shall not be erected on any reservation, park, or public grounds of the United States within the District of Columbia, any building or structure without express authority of Congress. (Aug. 24, 1912, sec. 1, 37 Stat. 444, 40 U.S. C., sec. 68.)

1809. Use of Potomac Park by Department. That the Director of the National Park Service is authorized to grant permission to the Department of Agriculture for the temporary occupation of such area or areas of Potomac Park, not exceeding a total of seventy-five acres in extent, as may not be needed in any one season for the reclamation or park improvement, the said areas to be used by the Department of Agriculture as testing grounds: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to change the essential character of the lands so used, which lands shall continue to be a public park, as provided in the Act of Congress approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven: And provided further, That said area or areas shall be vacated by the Department of Agriculture at the close of any season upon the request of the Director of the National Park Service: And provided further, That the entire park shall remain under the charge of the Director of the National Park Service. (Mar. 3, 1899, sec. 2, 30 Stat. 1378; Feb. 26, 1925, sec. 3, 43 Stat. 983; Mar. 2, 1934, 48 Stat. 389; 40 U. S. C., sec. 89.)

1810. Commission to acquire lands for connecting of Potomac Park with Zoological and Rock Creek Park.—That for the purpose of preventing the pollution and obstruction of Rock Creek and of connecting Potomac Park with the Zoological Park and Rock Creek Park, commission, to be composed of the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of War, and the Secretary of Agriculture, is hereby authorized and directed to acquire, by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise, such land

and premises as are not now the property of the United States in the District of Columbia shown on the map on file in the office of the Engineer Commissioner of the District of Columbia, dated May seventeenth, nineteen hundred and eleven, and lying on both sides of Rock Creek, including such portion of the creek bed as may be in private ownership, between the Zoological Park and Potomac Park. (Mar. 4, 1913, sec. 22, 37 Stat. 885; 40 U. S. C., sec. 92.)

1811. Laws of District extended to public buildings and grounds. That the provisions of the several laws and regulations within the District of Columbia for the protection of public or private property and the preservation of peace and order be, and the same are hereby, extended to all public buildings and public grounds belong. ing to the United States within the District of Columbia. And any person guilty of disorderly and unlawful conduct in or about the same, or who shall willfully injure the buildings or shrubs, or shall pull down, impair, or otherwise injure any fence, wall, or other inclosure, or shall injure any sink, culvert, pipe, hydrant, cistern, lamp, or bridge, or shall remove any stone, gravel, sand, or other property of the United States, or any other part of the public grounds or lots belonging to the United States in the District of Columbia shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than fifty dollars. (July 29, 1892, sec. 15, 27 Stat. 325; 40 U. S. C., sec. 101.)

1812. Inspection of fuel in District of Columbia; inspectors.--It shall not be lawful for any officer or person in the civil, military, or naval service of the United States in the District of Columbia to purchase anthracite or bituminous coal or wood for the public service except on condition that the same shall, before delivery, be inspected and weighed or measured by some competent person, to be appointed by the head of the Department or chief of the branch of the service for which the purchase is made from among the persons authorized to be employed in such Department or branch of the service. The person appointed under this section shall ascertain that each ton of coal weighed by him shall consist of two thousand two hundred and forty pounds, and that each cord of wood to be so measured shall be of the standard measure of one hundred and twenty-eight cubic feet. Each load or parcel of wood or coal weighed and measured by him shall be accompanied by his certificate of the number of tons or pounds of coal and the number of cords or parts of cords of wood in each load or parcel. (R. S., sec. 3711, Mar. 2, 1895, sec. 6, 28 Stat. 808; Mar, 15, 1898, sec. 6, 30 Stat. 316; 40 U. S. C., sec. 109.)

1813. Appointments of fuel inspectors to be notified to accounting officer.—The General Accounting Office shall be furnished with a copy of the appointment of each inspector, weigher, and measurer appointed under the preceding section. (R. S., sec. 3712; June 10, 1921, secs. 301, 304, 42 Stat. 23, 24; 40 U.S.C., sec. 109.)

1814. Payment for fuel with inspector's certificate.-It shall not be lawful for any accounting officer to pass or allow to the credit of any disbursing officer in the District of Columbia any money paid by him for purchase of anthracite or bituminous coal or for wood, unless the voucher therefor is accompanied by a certificate of the proper inspector, weigher, and measurer that the quantity paid for has been determined by such officer. (R. S., sec. 3713; 40 U. S.C., sec. 109.)

1815. Government Fuel Yards.—The Secretary of the Interior 12 is authorized and directed to establish in the District of Columbia storage and distributing yards for the storage of fuel for the use of and delivery to all branches of the Federal service and the municipal government in the District of Columbia and such parts thereof as may be situated immediately without the District of Columbia and economically can be supplied therefrom, and to select, purchase, contract for, and distribute all fuel required by the said services. Authority is granted the Secretary of the Interior, in connection with the establishment of the said yards, to procure by purchase, requisition for immediate use, condemnation, or lease for such period as may be necessary, land, wharves, and railroad trestles and sidings requisite therefor. All branches of the Federal service and the municipal government in the District of Columbia, from and after the establishment of the said fuel yards, shall purchase all fuel from the Secretary of the Interior and make payment therefor_from applicable appropriations at the actual cost thereof to the United States, including all expenses connected therewith. (July 1, 1918, sec. 1, 40 Stat. 672; 40 U.S. C., sec. 110.)

1816. Delivery of coal for use during ensuing fiscal year.—Hereafter the Secretary of the Interior 12 is authorized to deliver, during the months of April, May, and June of each year, to all branches of the Federal service and the municipal government in the District of Columbia, such quantities of fuel for their use during the following fiscal year as it may be practical to store at the points of consumption, payment therefor to be made by these branches of the Federal service and municipal government from their applicable appropriations for such fiscal year. (June 5, 1920, sec. 1, 41 Stat. 913; 40 U.S. C., sec. 113.)

1817. Use of fuel trucks to haul sand, etc.--Hereafter the Secretary of the Interior 12 may have sand, gravel, stone, and other material hauled for the municipal government of the District of Columbia and for branches of the Federal service in the District of Columbia, whenever it may be practicable and economical to have such work performed by using trucks of the Government fuel yards not needed at the time for the hauling of fuel. Payment for such work shall be made on the basis of the actual cost to the Government fuel yards. (June 5, 1920, sec. 1, 41 Stat. 913; 40 U.S. C., sec. 119.)

1 Executive Order No. 4239, June 4, 1925, transferred the Bureau of Mines from the Department of the Interior to the Department of Commerce, to be administered under the supervision of the Secretary of Commerce.

Executive Order No. 6168, section 1, June 10, 1933, provides : “ The fuel yards of the Bureau of Mines of the Department of Commerce are transferred to the Procurement Ofice."

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 1817a. Archivist; power to inspect records; exception. All archives or records belonging to the Government of the United States (legislative, executive, judicial, and other) shall be under the charge and superintendence of the Archivist to this extent: He shall have full power to inspect personally or by deputy the records of any agency of the United States Government whatsoever and wheresoever located, and shall have the full cooperation of any and all persons in charge of such records in such inspections, and to requisition for transfer to the National Archives Establishment such archives, or records as the National Archives Council, hereafter provided shall approve for such transfer, and he shall have authority to make regulations for the arrangement, custody, use, and withdrawal of material deposited in the National Archives Building: Provided, That any head of an executive department, independent office, or other agency of the Government may, for limited periods, not exceeding in duration his tenure of that office, exempt from examination and consultation by officials, private individuals, or any other persons such confidential matter transferred from his department or office, as he may deem wise. (June 19, 1934, sec. 3, 48 Stat. 1122; 40 U. S. C., sec. 233.)

1817b. National Archives Council, composition.--That there is hereby further created a National Archives Council composed of the Secretaries of each of the executive departments of the Government (or an alternate from each department to be named by the Secretary thereof), the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Library, the Chairman of the House Committee on the Library, the Librarian of Congress, the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Archivist of the United States. The said Council shall define the classes of material which shall be transferred to the National Archives Building and establish regulations governing such transfer; and shall have power to advise the Archivist in respect to regulations governing the disposition and use of the archives and records transferred to his custody. (June 19, 1934, sec. 6, 48 Stat. 1123; 40 U.S. C., sec. 236.)

FEDERAL REGISTER ACT

1817c. Archivist charged with custody and printing of certain documents.—That the Archivist of the United States, acting through a division established by him in the National Archives Establishment, hereinafter referred to as the Division", is charged with the custody and, together with the Public Printer, with the prompt and uniform printing and distribution of the documents required or authorized to be published under section 5. There shall be at the head of the Division a director, appointed by the President, who shall act under the general direction of the Archivist of the United States in carrying out the provisions of this Act and the regulations prescribed hereunder, who shall receive a salary, to be fixed by the President, not to exceed $5,000 a year. (July 26, 1935, sec. 1, Public, 220, 74th Cong.)

1817d. Documents; filing, printing, availability for public inspection.—The original and two duplicate originals or certified copies of any document required or authorized to be published under section 5 shall be filed with the Division, which shall be open for that purpose during all hours of the working days when the Archives Building shall be open for official business. The Director of the Division shall cause to be noted on the original and duplicate originals or certified copies of each document the day and hour of filing thereof: Provided, That when the original is issued, prescribed, or promulgated outside the District of Columbia and certified copies are filed before the filing of the original, the notation shall be of the day and hour of filing of the certified copies. Upon such filing, at least one copy shall be immediately available for public inspection in the office of the Director of the Division. The original shall be retained in the archives of the National Archives Establishment and shall be available for inspection under regulations to be prescribed by the Archivist. The Division shall transmit immediately to the Government Printing Office for printing, as provided in this Act, one duplicate original or certified copy of each document required or authorized to be published under section 5. Every Federal agency shall cause to be transmitted for filing as herein required the origi. nal and the duplicate originals or certified copies of all such documents issued, prescribed, or promulgated by the agency. (July 26, 1935, sec. 2, Public, 220, 74th Cong.)

1817e. Federal Register; printing and distribution; indexing.-All documents required or authorized to be published under section 5 shall be printed and distributed forthwith by the Government Printing Office in a serial publication designated the “ Federal Register.” It shall be the duty of the Public Printer to make available the facilities of the Government Printing Office for the prompt printing and distribution of the Federal Register in the manner and at the times required in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the regulations prescribed hereunder. The contents of the daily issues shall be indexed and shall comprise all documents, required or authorized to be published, filed with the Division up to such time of the day immediately preceding the day of distribution as shall be fixed by regulations hereunder. There shall be printed with each document a copy of the notation, required to be made under section 2, of the day and hour when, upon filing with the Division, such document was made available for public inspection. Distribution shall be made by delivery or by deposit at a post office at such time in the morning of the day of distribution as shall be fixed by such regulations prescribed hereunder. The prices to be charged for the Federal Register may be fixed by the administrative committee established by section 6 without reference to the restrictions placed upon and fixed for the sale of Government publications by section 1 of the Act of May 11, 1922, and section 307 of the Act of June 30, 1932 (U. S. C., title 44, secs. 72 and 72a), and any amendments thereto. (July 26, 1935, sec. 3, Public, 220, 74th Cong.)

1817f. Definitions.-As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the term “document” means any Presidential proclamation or Executive order and any order, regulation, rule, certificate, code of fair competition, license, notice, or similar instrument issued, prescribed, or promulgated by a Federal agency; the terms “Federal agency” or “ agency mean the President of the United States, or any executive department, independent board, establishment, bureau,

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