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than September 1, 1916, and Ready to Produce Coal on or Before January 1, 1918,” be and the same hereby is vacated and set aside. This order to become effective December 18, 1917.

H. A. GARFIELD,

United States Fuel Administrator. Statement of the United States Fuel Administrator of May 23, 1918, Relative to the Policy

of the United States Fuel Administration in Regard to the Opening of New Mines and the Procedure to be Adopted in Making Application Therefor.

The United States Fuel Administration will encourage the opening of new mines, whenever it appears to its satisfaction that this can be accomplished without taking labor from mines already developed and capable of producing more coal than at present, so that the net result will be an increased production of coal when the entire field is considered.

Coal is not commercially produced until it is loaded into railroad cars at the tipple. The United States Fuel Administration is, therefore, unwilling to approve of the opening of new mines, even when labor is abundant, if it appears to the United States Railroad Administration impossible or inexpedient to furnish the necessary railroad facilities.

To satisfy the two Administrations upon these points, the following procedure will be adopted:

(1) All applications for the development of new mines shall be taken up in the first instance with the railroad upon which the connection is desired, full information in regard to the proposed operation accompanying the application. Four copies of applications and papers are to be filed.

(2) Three copies of the application and accompanying papers will be forwarded to the Regional Director for his approval or disapproval.

(3) The Regional Director will forward two copies of the application and papers with his approval or disapproval to the Director, Division of Transportation, United States Railroad Administration.

(4) The Director, Division of Transportation, United States Railroad Administration, will submit one copy of the application and papers with the recommendation of the Regional Director to the United States Fuel Administrator.

(5) Representatives of the United States Railroad Administration and of the United States Fuel Administration will, thereupon, agree upon the approval or disapproval, and a single notice of the disposal of the case indicating joint consideration and action, will be sent to the applicant through the office in which the application originated.

H. A. GARFIELD,

United States Fuel Administrator. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 23, 1918. Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of Nov. 7, 1918, Approved by the United

States Railroad Administration, Directing that Applications for Mine Track Connections be made to Local Railroad officials.

WASHINGTON, D. C., November 7, 1918.

NOTICE.

The present practice of making application to the United States Fuel Administration for permission to install track connections to mines is hereby discontinued.

Hereafter, such applications should be made direct to the local railroad officials as in pre-war times.

H. A. GARFIELD,

United States Fuel Administrator. 0. K. for the R. R. Administration.

W. T. TYLER,
Senior Director of Operations.

TITLE III.

MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS RELATING TO PRODUCTION. Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of Nov. 22, 1917, Effective a. m., Nov. 23, 1917, Relative to the Sizes of Lignite Coal in Colorado.

WASHINGTON, D. C., November 22, 1917. It appearing to the United States Fuel Administrator that it is essential to the adequate supplying of the needs of the State of Colorado and other States of the Union using and consuming coal known as “lignite coal,” that the same shall be hereafter, and until further order in the premises, sold in substantially the same sizes and forms as it has hitherto customarily been produced and sold;

Now, the United States Fuel Administrator, acting under authority of an Executive Order of the President of the United States dated 23 August, 1917, appointing sai:] Adininistrator, and in furtherance of the purpose of said order and of the Act of Congress therein referred to and approved August 10, 1917,

Hereby orders and directs that, until further or other order of the United States Fuel Administrator in the premises, and subject to such moʻlifications as may be made by him from time to time hereafter, each and all producers of lignite coal in the State of Colorado shall produce and sell lignite coal in substantially the same sizes and proportionate quantities of sizes as those in which the said coal was produced and sold by them in the year 1916. This order becomes effective at 7 a. m., November 23, 1917.

H. A. GARFIELD, United States Fuel Administrator.

Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of Feb. 18, 1918, Establishing Regula

tions Relative to the Operation of Coal Mines Dependent on the Virginian Power Co. for Electric Power.

WASHINGTON, D. C., February 18, 1918. It appearing to the United States Fuel Administrator that in view of the partial breakdown at the plant of the Virginian Power Company, and the consequent diminution in the amount of power furnished thereby, there is danger of overloading said plant and causing a complete interruption of its service, unless a division of time, during which such power may be used, is made among the various mines dependent upon said plant for electric power in the operation of said mines, and that the production from all such mines is essential to the prosecution of the war,

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 in furtherance of the purpose of said order and of the act of Congress therein referred to and approved August 10, 1917, hereby makes and establishes the following

REGULATION RELATIVE TO OPERATION OF COAL MINES DEPENDENT UPON VIRGINIAN

POWER COMPANY FOR ELECTRIC POWER.

During the present week and each alternate week hereaiter until this regulation is amended, suspended or repealed, operators of mines in the New River field and Winding Gulf field shall use Virginian Power Company electric power for mine operations only between the hours of five o'clock a. m. and half past one o'clock p. m., but such operators may use such power at other hours for the operation of fans, lights and pumps. The use of such power for the operation of pumps should so far as possible be confined to the hours after ten o'clock p. m. and before five o'clock a. m. Operators in the Kanawha field shall use such power for mine operations only between the hours of half past one o'clock p. m. and ten o'clock p. m. Operators in both New

River and Winding Gulf fields and the Kanawba field may use such power after ten o'clock in the evening and before five o'clock in the morning to run cutting machines.

During the week beginning Monday, February twenty-fifth, and each alternate week thereafter until this regulation is amended, suspended or repealed, operators, of mines in said Kanawha field shall use Virginian Power Company electric power for mine operations only between the hours of five o'clock a. m. and half past one o'clock p. m., and operators in the New River field and Winding Gulf field shall use such power for mine operations only between the hours of half past one o'clock p. m. and ten o'clock p. m., but such lastnamed operators may use such power at other hours for the operation of fans, lights, and pumps. The use of such power for the operation of pumps shall so far as possible be confined to the hours after ten o'clock p. m. and before five o'clock a. m. Operators in both New River and Winding Gulf fields and the Kanawha field may use such power after ten o'clock in the evening and before five o'clock in the morning to run cutting machines.

It is further ordered that the above regulation is subject to modification, suspension, or repeal at any time by the United States Fuel Administrator, and that so long as the same remains in effect it must be strictly observed by every operator in any of said fields who uses power furnished by said Virginian Power Company, under the penalties imposed and provided for in said act approved August 10, 1917.

It is further ordered that a copy of this order be served upon said Virginian Power Company and upon each operator of a mine using power furnished by the said Power Company.

H. A. GARFIELD, United States Fuel Administrator.

CHAPTER V.

ORDERS AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO CON

SERVATION.

TITLE I.

ORDERS AND REGULATIONS RESTRICTING FUEL CON.

SUMPTION BY NON-WAR INDUSTRIES.

Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of Jan. 9, 1918, Effective Jan. 9, 1918,

Restricting Fuel Consumption by Manufacturers of Boxboard, Paperboard, Strawboard, etc.

Whereas it is essential effectively to carry out the provisions of the Act of Congress approved August 10, 1917, and referred to in the Executive Order of the President of the United States dated August 23, 1917, appointing the United States Fuel Administrator, to restrict the consumption of fuel by manufacturers of boxboard, paperboard, strawboard and the other boards hereinafter enumerated, to the extent hereinafter specified, and

Whereas it appears to the United States Fuel Administrator, after consultation with a majority of the manufacturers of boxboard, paperboard, strawboard, and other boards hereinafter enumerated, in the United States, that the restriction of fuel consumption herein required is reasonable and that the consequent limitation of their output during the present emergency will not seriously endanger the future of the industry now carried on by them;

Now therefore the United States Fuel Administrator, acting under an Act of Congress controlling the distribution of food products and fuel, approved August 10, 1917, and pursuant to the authority vested in him by Executive order of the President of the United States issued August 23, 1917,

Hereby makes and prescribes the following Regulation, effective until further or other order and subject to modification, hereafter from time to time and at any time:

REGULATION RESTRICTING FUEL CONSUMPTION BY MANUFACTURERS OF BOXBOARD,

PAPERBOARD, STRAWBOARD, ETC.

No person, firm, association or corporation shall hereafter use, consume or bum fuel of any description, including coal, coke, natural gas, fuel oil, or other petroleum products or use power derived from any such fuel, for or in connection with the manufacture of boxboard, paperboard, strawboard, pulpboard, binderboard, tagboard, or any other boards whatsoever, made from white pulps, waste paper or rags of a thick

1 Chapter V deals with orders effecting the conservation of fuel by restricting consumption for purposes not deemed essential. It includes all orders and amendments restricting fuel consumption by non-war industries with the exception of the Closing Order of January 17, 1918. While from many aspects that order was a conservation order, it dealt primarily with the emergency distribution of fuel, the restrictionis upon fuel consumption being merely incidental to the main object of distributing coal for certain highly essential purposes such as the bunkering of ships. The Closing Order with its amendments will therefore be found, supro, in Chapter III, Title VII, Section 2. The chapter also includes those miscellaneous restrictive orders relating to country clubs, private yachts, "lightless nights," etc.

This publication, since it is concerned only with orders of legal effect, makes no reference to the very large conservation accomplished by the propaganda of the Administration, its work in increasing the efficiency of steam plants, the skip-stop system, etc.

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ness in excess of seven-thousandths of an inch, from seven o'clock in the morning of Saturday in each week until seven o'clock in the morning of the following Monday.

Any person, firm, association or corporation which violates or refuses to conform to the above regulation, will be liable to the penalty prescribed in the aforesaid Act of Congress The above Regulation effective this 9th day of January, 1918.

H. A. GARFIELD, United States Fuel Administrator.

Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of Jan. 15, 1918, Effective Jan. 15, 1918,

Amending the Order of Jan. 9, 1918, Restricting Fuel Consumption by Manufacturers of Boxboard, Paperboard, Strawboard, etc.

WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 15, 1918. 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 in furtherance of the purpose of said Order, and of the Act of Congress therein referred to and approved August 10, 1917,

Hereby Orders and Directs that the Regulation heretofore established by said Administrator dated January 9, 1918, be and the same hereby is amended to read as follows:

REGULATION RESTRICTING FUEL CONSUMPTION BY MANUFACTURERS OF BOXBOARD,

PAPERBOARD, STRAWBOARD, ETC.

“No person, firm, association or corporation shall hereafter use, consume or burn fuel of any description, including coal, coke, natural gas, fuel oil, or other petroleum products or use power derived from any such fuel, for or in connection with the manufacture of boxboard, paperboard, strawboard, pulpboard, binderboard, tagboard, or any other boards whatsoever, made from wood pulps, waste paper, rags, straw, jute, root and rope pulps, of a thickness in excess of seven-thousandths of an inch, from seven o'clock in the morning of Saturday in each week until seven o'clock in the morning of the following Monday.”

Any person, firm, association, or corporation which violates or refuses to conform to the above Regulation will be liable to the penalty prescribed in the aforesaid Act of Congress.”

Said regulation amended as hereinabove set forth shall be effective this 15th day of January, 1918.

H. A. GARFIELD,

United States Fuel Administrator. Order of the United States Fuel Administrator of Mar. 20, 1918, Suspending the Opera

tion of the Orders of Jan. 9, 1918, and Jan. 15, 1918, Restricting the Consumption of Fuel by Manufacturers of Boxboard, Paperboard, Strawboard, Etc.

WASHINGTON, D. C., March 20, 1918. 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 operation and enforcement of the Regulation of said Administrator established January 9, 1918, and the Amendment thereto dated January 15, 1918, restricting the consumption of fuel by manufacturers of boxboard, paperboard, strawboard, etc., be, and the same hereby is suspended until the further order of said United States Fuel Administrator in the premises.

H. A. GARFIELD, United States Fuel Administrator.

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