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At New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore:

(a) Coal originating at mines on the Acceptable List of the United States Navy, which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pool No. 1.

(b) Coal originating at mines on the New York Central Railroad or on any of its connecting lines which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pools No. 4 and No. 10.

(c) Coal originating at mines on the Pennsylvania Railroad or on any of its connecting lines which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pools No. 9 and No. 10.

(d) Coal originating at mines on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the Western Maryland Railway or on any of the connecting lines, which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pool No. 9”. This order to become effective July 3, 1918.

H. A. GARFIELD,

United States Fuel Administrator. Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of July 18, 1918, Effective ņ a. m., July

23, 1918, Modifying and Amending the Order of April 1, 1918, and Amendments thereof, Relative to Required Quality and Grades of Coal for Bunkering Steamships at Atlantic and Gulf Ports."

WASHINGTON, D. C., July 18, 1918. It appearing to the United States Fuel Administrator that it is essential to the successful prosecution of the war that the “Regulation Relative to Required Quality and Grades of Coal for Bunkering Steamships at Atlantic and Gulf Ports," established in the order dated April 1, 1918, and modified in the orders dated May 15, 1918, and July 2, 1918, should be further modified and amended,

The United States Fuel Administrator acting under authority of an Exectuive Order of the President of the United States dated 23 August, 1917, appointing said Administrator, and of subsequent Executive Orders, and in furtherance of the purpose of said orders and of the Act of Congress therein referred to and approved August 10, 1917,

Hereby Orders and Directs that the “Regulation Relative to Required Quality and Grades of Coal for Bunkering Steamships at Atlantic and Gulf Ports,” established by order dated April 1, 1918, and modified by orders dated May 15, 1918, and July 2, 1918, be and the same hereby is modified and amended so as to read as follows: REGULATION RELATIVE TO REQUIRED QUALITY AND GRADES OF COAL FOR BUNKERING

STEAMSHIPS AT ATLANTIC AND GULF PORTS.

1. No producer, sales agent, jobber or other supplier of coal shall deliver or cause to be delivered at any Atlantic or Gulf Port to any ocean going steamship bound for any foreign or domestic port, any bunker coal for use in the propulsion of such steamship other than that which has been specified by the United States Fuel Administrator as Permissible Bunker Coal.

2. The shipment of “slack" or sizes of coal smaller than "Run of Mine" to any port for bunker purposes or to any pool designated as a Permissible Bunker Coal Pool, is expressly prohibited except when special permission of the United States Fuel Administration shall have first been obtained in the case of each such shipment.

3. Gulf ports and Atlantic ports south of Cape Hatteras: The suitability of any coal or coals for classification as Permissible Bunker Coal at Gulf ports and Atlantic

1 The Legal Division of the Administration has ruled, under date of July 24, 1918, that lighthouse tenders of the United States Light-house Service when operating exclusively inside the Capes either in the waters of Chesapeake Bay, or its tributaries, are not ocean-going steamships engaged either in “Coast-wise Trade" or “Over-seas Trade” as those terms are used in the amended Permissible Bunker Coal Regulation contained in the order of July 18, 1918. They are not therefore restricted to coals contained in the Pools at Baltimore specified in the regulation, but may be bunkered with other coal acceptable to the l'nited States Light-house Service, when operating in the waters above mentioned.

ports south of Cape Hatteras, other than the coals already so specified prior to the effective date of this Regulation, will be determined by the United States Fuel Administration and included in such classification only upon the recommendation of the United States Bureau of Mines.

4. List of Permissible Bunker Coals at Atlantic ports north of Cape Hatteras: At Atlantic ports at which all tidewater coal is pooled and delivered through the Tidewater Coal Exchange, Permissible Bunker Coal is hereby specified as follows:

At Hampton Roads for overseas and coastwise trade: (a) Coal originating at mines on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, the Norfolk & Western Railway, the Virginian Railway or any of their connecting lines in the Pocahontas, Tug River and New River fields which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pool No. 1 or Pool No. 2 at Lambert’s Point, Sewall's point or Newport News, and the Lump and Egg Coal, but not the Nut Coal, originating in the Pocahontas, Tug River and New River fields which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pool No. 44 at Lambert's Point, Sewall's Point or Newport News.

At New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, for overseas trade: (b) Coal originating at mines on the Acceptable List of the United States Navy, which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pool No. 1, when used by itself and not mixed with coal from any other pool.

(c) Coal originating at mines on the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the Western Maryland Railway or on any of their connecting lines, which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pool No. 9, when used by itself and not mixed with coal from any other pool.

At New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore for coastwise trade: (d) Coal originating at mines on the New York Central Railroad or on any of its conne ng lines which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pools No. 4 and No. 10, and coal originating at mines on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad or Western Maryland Railway or on any of their connecting lines, which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pool No. 10, as well as coal described in sub-paragraphs (6) and (c) is permissible Bunker Coal for steamships engaged in coastwise trade only.

(e) The provisions of this Regulation in respect to coal for “Overseas Trade” shall include coal furnished ships engaged in trade between ports of the United States and ports of foreign countries, either Trans-Atlantic or via Panama Canal, and between ports of the United States and the Panama Canal zone or Porto Rico, and coal furnished to all Navy vessels and Army transports of the United States and its Allies whether engaged in Trans-Atlantic service or otherwise. The provisions of this Regulation in respect to coal for “Coastwise Trade” shall include coal furnished ships engaged in service between Atlantic Ports of the United States and between such ports and Canada.

5. At other ports north of New York which receive their supply of coal from New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore or Hampton Roads, coal for steamship use is to be supplied only from the above mentioned list of Permissible Bunker Coals, as set out and specified in Paragraph 4 of this Regulation.

6. Other pool numbers may be added from time to time as Permissible Bunker Coal by the United States Fuel Administration upon written recommendation of the Tidewater Coal Exchange that coal classified for consignment to such additional pool numbers is suitable for bunkering steamships engaged in overseas trade.

7. The proper authorities at all ports affected by this Regulation have been instructed strictly to observe and enforce all of its provisions. This order shall become effective 7 a. m., July 23, 1918.

H. A. GARFIELD, United States Fuel Administrator.

Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of Aug. 13, 1918, Effective Aug. 14, 1918,

Further Amending the Regulation of April 1, 1918 and Amendments thereto, Relative to the Required Quality and Grades of Coal for Bunkering Steamships at Atlantic and Gulf Ports.

WASHINGTON, D. C., August 13, 1918. The Tidewater Coal Exchange having made a written recommendation to the United States Fuel Administrator that coal which has been or may be classified by said Exchange for consignment to one additional pool created by it at New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore, and numbered 71 is suitable for bunkering steamships engaged in overseas trade.

The United States Fuel Administrator, acting under authority of an Executive Order of the President of the United States, dated 23 August, 1917, appointing said Administrator, and of subsequent Executive Orders, and in furtherance of the purpose of said orders and of the Act of Congress therein referred to and approved August 10, 1917,

Hereby orders and directs that the “Regulation Relative to Required Quality and Grades of Coal for Bunkering Steamships at Atlantic and Gulf Ports” established by order dated April 1, 1918, and amended by Orders dated May 15, 1918, July 2, 1918, and July 18, 1918, is hereby further amended so that sub-paragraph (c) Section 4 of such Regulation shall read as follows:

"(c) Coal originating at mines on the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the Western Maryland Railway, or on any of their connecting lines, which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to either Pools 9 or 71, when coal from such pools is used by itself and not mixed with coal from any other pool.” This Order shall become effective August 14, 1918.

H. A. GARFIELD,
United States Fuel Administrator,

By Cyrus GARNSEY, Jr.,
Assistant United States Fuel Administrator.

Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of Nov. 27, 1918, Effective Nov. 27, 1918,

Vacating prior Orders and Establishing a Regulation Relative to the Required Quality and Grades of Coal for Bunkering Steamships at Atlantic and Gulf Ports.

WASHINGTON, D. C., November 27, 1918. It appearing to the United States Fuel Administrator that for the better distribution and apportionment of bituminous coal, and to insure an adequate supply at Atlantic and Gulf ports of coal for bunkering purposes, the various regulations of said Administrator relative to the required quality and grades of coal for bunkering steamships at Atlantic and Gulf ports should be revised,

The United States Fuel Administrator, acting under authority of an Executive Order of the President of the United States, dated 23 August, 1917, appointing said Administrator, and of subsequent Executive Orders, and in furtherance of the purpose of said orders and of the Act of Congress therein referred to and approved August 10, 1917,

Hereby orders and directs that the order of said Administrator, dated April 1, 1918, entitled "Order Establishing a Regulation Relative to Required Quality and Grades of Coal for Bunkering Steamships at Atlantic and Gulf Ports," and the orders of said Administrator dated, respectively, May 15, 1918, July 2, 1918, July 18, 1918, and August 13, 1918, amending said regulation, be, and each of said orders hereby is, vacated and set aside as of the effective date of the regulation hereinafter established, and said Administrator

Hereby makes and establishes the following regulation effective November 27,

REGULATION RELATIVE TO REQUIRED QUALITY AND GRADES OF COAL FOR BUNKERING

STEAMSHIPS AT ATLANTIC AND GULF PORTS.

1. No producer, sales agent, jobber, or other supplier of coal shall deliver or cause to be delivered at any Atlantic or Gulf port, to any ocean-going steamship bound for any foreign or domestic port, any bunker coal for use in the propulsion of such steamship other than that which has been specified by the United States Fuel Administrator as permissible bunker coal.

2. The shipment of "slack” or sizes of coal smaller than "run of mine” to any Atlantic port north of Cape Hatteras for bunker purposes, or to any pool designated as a permissible bunker-coal pool, is expressly prohibited except when special permission of the United States Fuel Administration shall have first been obtained in the case of each such shipment.

GULF PORTS AND ATLANTIC PORTS SOUTH OF CAPE HATTERAS.

3. The suitability of any coal or coals for classification as permissible bunker coal at Gulf ports and Atlantic ports south of Cape Hatteras, other than the coals already so specified prior to the effective date of this regulation, will be determined by the United States Fuel Administration and included in such classification only upon the recommendation of the United States Bureau of Mines.

LIST OF PERMISSIBLE BUNKER COALS AT ATLANTIC PORTS NORTH OF CAPE HAITERAS.

4. At Atlantic ports at which all tidėwater coal is pooled and delivered through the Tidewater Coal Exchange, permissible bunker coal is hereby specified as follows:

AT HAMPTON ROADS FOR OVERSEAS AND COASTWISE TRADE.

(a) Coal originating at mines on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, the Norfolk & Western Railway, the Virginian Railway, or any of their connecting lines in the Pocahontas, Tug River, and New River fields which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pool No. 1 or Pool No. 2 at Lamberts Point, Sewalls Point, or Newport News, and the lump and egg coal, but not the nut coal, originating in the Pocahontas, Tug River, and New River fields which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pool No. 44 at Lamberts Point, Sewalls Point, or Newport News.

AT NEV

YORK, PHILADELPHIA, BALTIMORE FOR OVERSEAS Or ce

WISE TRADE.

(6) Coal originating at mines on the acceptable list of the United States Navy which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pool No. 1.

(c) Coal originating at mines on the supplementary list of the United States Navy which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pool No. 71.

(d) Coal originating at mines on the Pennsylvania Railroad, the New York Central Railroad, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the Western Maryland Railway, or on any of their connecting lines, which has been or may be classified by the Tidewater Coal Exchange for consignment to Pools Nos. 4, 9, or 10.

(e) Coals of Pools Nos. 1, 9, and 71 may be mixed with each other, but not with coal of Pools Nos. 4 or 10, and coals of Pools Nos. 4 and 10 must not be mixed with each other or with coal of any other pool.

5. At other ports north of New York which receive their supply of coal from New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, or Hampton Roads, coal for steamship use is to be supplied only from the list of permissible bunker coals specified in paragraph 4 of this regulation.

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6. Other pool numbers may be added from time to time as permissible bunker coal by the United States Fuel Administration upon written recommendation of the Tidewater Coal Exchange that coal classified for consignment to such additional pool numbers is suitable for bunkering steamships engaged in overseas trade.

7. The proper authorities at all ports affected by this regulation have been instructed strictly to observe and enforce all of its provisions.

H. A. GARFIELD, United States Fuel Administrator.

TITLE II.

ORDERS AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE OPENING

OF NEW MINES.

Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of Nov. 23, 1917, Establishing Regulations

Affecting Mining Operations Begun not Later than Sept. 1, 1916, and Ready to Produce Coal on or before Jan. 1, 1918.

WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 23, 1917. Operators owning or controlling a mine falling within this category may sell coal produced from said mine on orders or under contracts approved by the United States Fuel Administrator at cost, plus the profit specified in paragraph No. 6 below, and subject to the following provisions:

(1) The quality of the coal produced and the mining conditions and equipment must be acceptable to the United States Fuel Administrator.

(2) Deliveries of coal, whether on orders or under contract, may not be extended beyond January 1, 1919.

(3) Monthly cost statements shall be submitted to the United States Fuel Adminstrator in such detail as may be prescribed by him.

(4) The only elements which shall enter into the cost shall be the actual cost of mining, transporting, hoisting, and loading coal, to which shall be added only a fair proportion not to exceed one-half (1) of the cost of mine management and maintenance.

(5) Contracts for the sale of coal shall contain an express provision that the government prices for coal f. o. b. mines, in the district in which said mine is located, may be substituted for the contract prices herein provided for, upon thirty days notice to the parties concerned by the United States Fuel Administrator.

(6) In addition to the costs provided for in paragraph No. 3 above an amount may be added for profit on the following basis:

Fifteen cents per ton when the daily shipments are 250 tons or more. That is to say until the daily shipments are 250 tons no amount is to be added for profit.

H. A. GARFIELD, United States Fuel Administrator.

Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of Dec. 18, 1917, Effective Dec. 18, 1917,

Vacating the Order of Nov. 23, 1917, Establishing Regulations Affecting Mining Operations Beyun not Later than Sept. 1, 1916, and Ready to Produce Coal on or before Jan. 1, 1918.

WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 18, 1917. The United States Fuel Administrator, acting under authority of an Executive Order of the President of the United States dated 23 August, 1917, appointing said Administrator, and of subsequent Executive Orders, and in furtherance of the purpose of said Orders and of the Act of Congress therein referred to and approved August 10, 1917,

Hereby orders and directs that the Order of said Administrator dated November 23, 1917, establishing “Regulations Affecting Mining Operations Begun not Later

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