33 CFR 209.340 - Laboratory investigations and materials testing.

§ 209.340 Laboratory investigations and materials testing.
(a) Purpose. The purpose of this section is to define and establish policies and procedures applicable to the performance of investigations and tests at Corps of Engineers laboratory installations for other governmental agencies and private organizations.
(b) Applicability. This regulation applies to Corps of Engineers Divisions and Districts operating soils, concrete, water quality and hydraulic laboratories, and to the Inter-Agency Sedimentation Project.
(c) References.
(1) AR 37-20.
(2) AR 37-27.
(3) ER 1-1-6.
(4) ER 10-1-3, Appendix XIII.
(5) ER 1110-1-8100.
(6) ER 1140-2-303.
(d) Policy. Subject to the authority limitations contained in paragraph (f) of this section, laboratory investigations and materials testing may be performed for other agencies of the Federal Government, State and local units of government, foreign governments and private firms under the following conditions:
(1) The work will be performed on a cost reimbursable basis.
(2) Work may be performed for State and local units of government, foreign governments or private firms only when it is firmly established that private commerical laboratory facilities capable of performing such work are not available, or because of location or for other reasons it is clearly impractical to utilize such private commerical laboratory services. The requesting entity must further certify that such services cannot be procured reasonably and expeditiously through ordinary business channels.
(3) Performance of the work will not interfere with provisions of services essential to the mission of the Corps.
(4) Performance of the work will not require an increase in the permanent staff of the facility.
(5) Performance of the work will not require expansion of normal facilities.
(6) The work is within the scope of authorized activities of the laboratory at which the work is to be performed.
(7) Performance of the work will not be adverse to the public interest.
(8) Prior to undertaking laboratory investigations or materials testing for private firms, written certification will be obtained from such firms stating that the results of the work will not be used in litigation or for promotional purposes.
(e) Terms of providing reimbursement for work performed—
(1) Federal agencies. Reimbursement for work for the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army, and other Federal Agencies will be in accordance with the procedures prescribed in AR 37-27.
(2) State and local units of Government. Funds to cover the total estimated cost of the work or an initial increment of the esitmated cost based on an approved schedule of payment will be deposited with the installation performing the work before any obligations or expenses in connection with the work are incurred; and when funds are being deposited on an approved schedule no obligations or expenses will be incurred in connection with the work in excess of funds on deposit.
(3) Private concerns and foreign governments. Funds will be deposited in advance of the work as required in paragraph (e)(2) of this section. Charges shall include a surcharge of 15 percent of all applicable costs, except under the following conditions.
(i) When the final product will directly contribute to a specific planning, design, or construction activity which derives its principal support from Federal funds in the form of a grant or otherwise.
(ii) Where an exception is granted based on a direct benefit to the Government. Adequate justification, outlining the direct benefits which are expected to accrue to the Government, will be forwarded to HQDA (DAEN-CWE-DC) Washington, DC 20314, for review and approval prior to deletion of the surcharge.
(f) Authority. The following delegations of authority to perform laboratory investigations and materials testing apply.
(1) Division materials laboratories. Division Engineers are delegated the authority to approve laboratory work for Federal, State and local units of government when the total estimated cost of each investigation or test project is $15,000 or less. Division Engineers are also delegated the authority to approve laboratory work for private firms and foreign Governments when the total estimated cost of each investigation or test project is $5,000 or less. Approval is required when the estimated or actual costs exceed those delegations of authority. Requests for approval shall be addressed to DAEN-CWE-DC.
(2) Hydraulic laboratories. Division Engineers and District Engineers operating hydraulic laboratories or hydraulic model laboratories are delegated the authority to approve laboratory work for others within the same limitations and in accordance with the same procedures as apply to Division Materials Laboratories.
(3) Inter-Agency Sedimentation Project, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The District Engineer, St. Paul is authorized to perform work required in procurement, testing and calibration of specialized sediment sampling equipment developed at the Inter-Agency Sedimentation Project. Equipment of this nature will be made available to Federal, State and local governmental agencies at cost. The District Engineer, St. Paul, is also authorized to approve the performance of testing and calibration work for U.S. private firms that fabricate this specialized equipment for commercial sale when the estimated cost for services of Corps personnel is $5,000 or less for a single order. Approval is required when the estimated single order cost for a private firm exceeds $5,000 and when the total cost of work during a fiscal year for any one private firm exceeds $15,000. Requests for approval shall be addressed to HQDA (DAEN-CWE-HY) Washington, DC 20314.
(g) Reports of testing results. Final reports of results will be submitted in accordance with instructions provided by the sponsoring organization, with two copies to HDQA (DAEN-CWE-DC) Washington, DC 20314.
Copies of reports of scientific or technical activities will be transmitted to the Defense Documentation Center as required by AR 70-31. (RCS OSD-1366)
(Sec. 3012, 70A Stat 157; 10 U.S.C. 3012)
[44 FR 50338, Aug. 28, 1979]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 5 - GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES
U.S. Code: Title 10 - ARMED FORCES
U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION

§ 470 - Short title; Congressional finding and declaration of policy

§ 472a - Timber sales on National Forest System lands

§ 473 - Revocation, modification, or vacation of orders or proclamations establishing national forests

§ 474 - Surveys; plats and field notes; maps; effect under Act June 4, 1897

§ 475 - Purposes for which national forests may be established and administered

§ 476 - Repealed.

§ 477 - Use of timber and stone by settlers

§ 478 - Egress or ingress of actual settlers; prospecting

§ 478a - Townsites

§ 479 - Sites for schools and churches

§ 479a - Conveyance of National Forest System lands for educational purposes

§ 480 - Civil and criminal jurisdiction

§ 481 - Use of waters

§ 482 - Mineral lands; restoration to public domain; location and entry

§ 482a - Mining rights in Prescott National Forest

§ 482b - Mount Hood National Forest; mining rights

§ 482c - Patents affecting forest lands

§ 482d - Perfection of claims within forest

§ 482e - Lincoln National Forest; mining rights

§ 482f - Patents affecting forest lands

§ 482g - Perfection of claims within forest

§ 482h - Coronado National Forest; mining rights

16 U.S. Code § 460b, 460c - Repealed.

16 U.S. Code § 460b, 460c - Repealed.

16 U.S. Code § 460b, 460c - Repealed.

§ 482i - Plumas National Forest; offer of lands; additions; mining rights

§ 482j - Santa Fe National Forest; mining rights; protection of scenic values

§ 482k - Patents affecting forest lands

16 U.S. Code § -

§ 482m - Teton National Forest in Wyoming; additional lands

§ 482n - Coconino National Forest; mining rights; protection of scenic values

16 U.S. Code § 460b, 460c - Repealed.

16 U.S. Code § 460b, 460c - Repealed.

16 U.S. Code § 460b, 460c - Repealed.

16 U.S. Code § -

§ 482p - Patents affecting lands within forest

§ 482q - Perfection of mining claims within forest

§ 483, 484 - Repealed.

§ 484a - Exchange of lands in national forests; public schools; deposit of funds by school authority with insufficient exchange land; limitations on use

§ 485 - Exchange of lands in national forests; cutting timber in national forests in exchange for lands therein

§ 485a - Omitted

§ 486 - Exchange of lands in national forests; reservations of timber, minerals, or easements

§ 486a to 486w - Omitted

§ 487 - Cutting timber on land added to Siskiyou National Forest

§ 487a - Cutting timber on lands added to Rogue River National Forest

§ 488 - Establishment of exterior boundaries of national forests

§ 489 - Repealed.

§ 490 - Deposits from timber purchasers to defray cost of disposing of debris

§ 491 - Omitted

§ 492 - Earth, stone, and timber for Departments of the Army and Navy, and Government works in Alaska

§ 493 - Omitted

§ 494 - Calaveras Bigtree National Forest

§ 495 - Leases of lands for sanitariums or hotels

§ 496 - Disposition of funds

§ 497 - Use and occupation of lands for hotels, resorts, summer homes, stores, and facilities for industrial, commercial, educational or public uses

§ 497a - Occupancy and use under permit of lands in Alaska for various purposes; period of permit; size of allotment; prohibitions; termination

§ 497b - Ski area permits

§ 497c - Ski area permit rental charge

§ 497d - Recreation residence fees

§ 498 - Cooperative work agreements: disposal of moneys received; refund of excess; payment from appropriation; conflict of interest

§ 499 - Disposal of money received by or on account of Forest Service; refund of excess and moneys erroneously collected; receipts from permits

§ 500 - Payment and evaluation of receipts to State or Territory for schools and roads; moneys received; projections of revenues and estimated payments

§ 501 - Expenditures from receipts for roads and trails; cooperation with State authorities; evaluation of receipts

§ 501a - Omitted

§ 502 - Rental of property for Forest Service; forage, care, and housing of animals; storage of vehicles and other equipment; pack stock; loss, damage, or destruction of horses, vehicles, and other equipment

§ 503 - Repealed.

§ 503a - Omitted

§ 504 - Purchases of tree seeds, cones, forage plant seed, and nursery stock for national forests

§ 504a - Sale of forest-tree seed and nursery stock to States and political subdivisions; disposition of moneys; exchanges; limitation

§ 505 - Use of national forests established on land reserved for purposes of national defense; maintenance available

§ 505a - Interchange of lands between Department of Agriculture and military departments of Department of Defense; report to Congress

§ 505b - Laws applicable

§ 506 to 508 - Repealed.

§ 508a - Omitted

§ 508b - National forests in Minnesota; authority to prospect, develop, mine, remove, and utilize mineral resources

§ 509 - Repealed.

§ 510, 510a - Omitted

§ 511 - Reinstatement of entries canceled or relinquished

§ 512 - Omitted

§ 513 - Repealed.

§ 514 - Repealed.

§ 515 - Examination, location, and purchase of forested, cut-over, or denuded lands; consent of State legislature to acquisition of land by the United States

§ 516 - Exchange of lands in the public interest; equal value; cutting and removing timber; publication of contemplated exchange

§ 517 - Title to lands to be acquired

§ 517a - Payment of awards in condemnation proceedings

§ 518 - Acquisition of lands not defeated by rights-of-way, easements, and reservations

§ 519 - Agricultural lands included in tracts acquired; sale for homesteads

§ 519a - Transfer of forest reservation lands for military purposes

§ 520 - Regulations as to mineral resources

§ 521 - Lands acquired to be reserved, held, and administered as national forest lands; designation

§ 521a - Administration, management, and consolidation of certain lands

§ 521b - Report of Secretary of Agriculture prior to purchase or exchange of land; contents; waiting period

§ 521c - Definitions

§ 521d - Sale, exchange, or interchange of National Forest System land

§ 521e - Small parcels and road rights-of-way

§ 521f - Costs of conveyance and value of improvements

§ 521g - Road rights-of-way subject to State or local law

§ 521h - Regulations; contents

§ 521i - Unaffected lands

§ 522 - Omitted

§ 523 - Rights-of-way through national forests for power and communications facilities

§ 524 - Rights-of-way for dams, reservoirs, or water plants for municipal, mining, and milling purposes

§ 525 - Rights-of-way for wagon roads or railroads

§ 526 - Establishment and protection of water rights

§ 527 - Use of Forest Service funds for administration of certain lands

§ 528 - Development and administration of renewable surface resources for multiple use and sustained yield of products and services; Congressional declaration of policy and purpose

§ 529 - Authorization of development and administration consideration to relative values of resources; areas of wilderness

§ 530 - Cooperation for purposes of development and administration with State and local governmental agencies and others

§ 531 - Definitions

§ 532 - Roads and trails system; Congressional findings and declaration of policy

§ 533 - Grant of easements for road rights-of-way; authority of Secretary of Agriculture; regulations

§ 534 - Termination and cancellation of easements; notice; hearing

§ 535 - Forest development roads; acquisition, construction, and maintenance; maximum economy; methods of financing; cost arrangements...standards; transfer of unused effective purchaser credit for road construction

§ 535a - Forest development roads: prohibition on credits; inclusion of construction costs in notice of sale; special election...concerns; construction standards; authorization of harvesting; treatment of road value

§ 536 - Recording of instruments; furnishing of instruments affecting public domain lands to Secretary of the Interior

§ 537 - Maintenance and reconstruction by road users; funds for maintenance and reconstruction; availability of deposits until expended, transfer of funds, and refunds

§ 538 - User fees fund for delayed payments to grantors

§ 539 - Additions to existing national forests; administration

§ 539a - Mining and mineral leasing on certain national forest lands

§ 539b - Fisheries on national forest lands in Alaska

§ 539c - Cooperative fisheries planning; report to Congress

§ 539d - National forest timber utilization program

§ 539e - Reports

§ 539f - Nonprofit organization user of national forest lands

§ 539g - Kings River Special Management Area

§ 539h - Greer Spring Special Management Area

§ 539i - Fossil Ridge Recreation Management Area

§ 539j - Bowen Gulch Protection Area

§ 539k - Kelly Butte Special Management Area

16 U.S. Code § -

16 U.S. Code § 510, 510a - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 510, 510a - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 510, 510a - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 510, 510a - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 510, 510a - Omitted

§ 539m - Findings and purposes

16 U.S. Code § 510, 510a - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 510, 510a - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 510, 510a - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 510, 510a - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 510, 510a - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 510, 510a - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 510, 510a - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 510, 510a - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 510, 510a - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 510, 510a - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 510, 510a - Omitted

16 U.S. Code § 510, 510a - Omitted

§ 539n - Crystal Springs Watershed Special Resources Management Unit

16 U.S. Code § -

§ 661 - Declaration of purpose; cooperation of agencies; surveys and investigations; donations

§ 662 - Impounding, diverting, or controlling of waters

§ 663 - Impoundment or diversion of waters

§ 664 - Administration; rules and regulations; availability of lands to State agencies

§ 665 - Investigations as to effect of sewage, industrial wastes; reports

§ 665a - Maintenance of adequate water levels in upper Mississippi River

§ 666 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 666a - Penalties

§ 666b - Definitions

§ 666c - Applicability to Tennessee Valley Authority

§ 760c - Studies; authorization of appropriations

§ 760g - Authorization of appropriations for migratory game fish study

§ 797 - General powers of Commission

§ 1456 - Coordination and cooperation

U.S. Code: Title 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS
U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
U.S. Code: Title 43 - PUBLIC LANDS
Statutes at Large
Public Laws

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