Title 43 Part 1810
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Title 43 Part 1810
PART 1810—INTRODUCTION AND GENERAL GUIDANCE
Subpart 1810—General Rules
Source: 35 FR 9513, June 13, 1970, unless otherwise noted.
§1810.1 Rules of construction; words and phrases.
Except where the context of the regulation or of the Act of the Congress on which it is based, indicates otherwise, when used in the regulations of this chapter:
(a) Words importing the singular include and apply to the plural also;
(b) Words importing the plural include the singular;
(c) Words importing the masculine gender include the feminine as well;
(d) Words used in the present tense include the future as well as the present;
(e) The words person and whoever include corporations, companies, associations, firms, partnerships, societies, and joint stock companies, as well as individuals;
(f) Officer and authorized officer include any person authorized by law or by lawful delegation of authority to perform the duties described;
(g) Signature or subscription includes a mark when the person making the same intended it as such;
(h) Oath includes affirmation, and sworn includes affirmed;
(i) Writing includes printing and typewriting as well as holographs, and copies include all types of reproductions on paper, including photographs, multigraphs, mimeographs and manifolds;
(j) The word company or association, when used in reference to a corporation, shall be deemed to embrace the words successors and assigns of such company or association, in like manner as if these last-named words, or words of similar import, were expressed.
§1810.2 Communications by mail; when mailing requirements are met.
(a) Where the regulations in this chapter provide for communication by mail by the authorized officer, the requirement for mailing is met when the communication, addressed to the addressee at his last address of record in the appropriate office of the Bureau of Land Management, is deposited in the mail.
(b) Where the authorized officer uses the mails to send a notice or other communication to any person entitled to such a communication under the regulations of this chapter, that person will be deemed to have received the communication if it was delivered to his last address of record in the appropriate office of the Bureau of Land Management, regardless of whether it was in fact received by him. An offer of delivery which cannot be consummated at such last address of record because the addressee had moved therefrom without leaving a forwarding address or because delivery was refused or because no such address exists will meet the requirements of this section where the attempt to deliver is substantiated by post office authorities.
§1810.3 Effect of laches; authority to bind government.
(a) The authority of the United States to enforce a public right or protect a public interest is not vitiated or lost by acquiescence of its officers or agents, or by their laches, neglect of duty, failure to act, or delays in the performance of their duties.
(b) The United States is not bound or estopped by the acts of its officers or agents when they enter into an arrangement or agreement to do or cause to be done what the law does not sanction or permit.
(c) Reliance upon information or opinion of any officer, agent or employee or on records maintained by land offices cannot operate to vest any right not authorized by law.
§1810.4 Information required by forms.
Whenever a regulation in this chapter requires a form approved or prescribed by the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, the Director may in that form require the submission of any information which he considers to be necessary for the effective administration of that regulation.
Subpart 1812—Qualifications of Practitioners
§1812.1-1 Regulations governing practice before the Department.
Every individual who wishes to practice before the Department of the Interior, including the Bureau, must comply with the requirements of part 1 of this title.
[35 FR 9513, June 13, 1970]
No person other than officers or employees of the Department of the Interior shall direct any inquiry to any employee of the Bureau with respect to any matter pending before it other than to the head of the unit in which the matter is pending, to a superior officer, or to an employee of the unit authorized by the unit head to answer inquiries.
[35 FR 9513, June 13, 1970]
Subpart 1815—Disaster Relief
Authority: Sec. 242 (a), (b), Disaster Relief Act of 1970, 84 Stat. 1744.
Source: 36 FR 15534, Aug. 17, 1971, unless otherwise noted.
Disaster Relief Act of 1970 (84 Stat. 1744).
Major disaster means any hurricane, tornado, storm, flood, high water, winddriven water, tidal wave, earthquake, drought, fire, or other catastrophe in any part of the United States, which, in the determination of the President, is or threatens to be of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant disaster assistance by the Federal Government to supplement the efforts and available resources of States, local governments, and relief organizations in alleviating the damage, loss, hardship, or suffering caused thereby, and with respect to which the Governor of any State in which such catastrophe occurs or threatens to occur certifies the need for Federal disaster assistance and gives assurance of the expenditure of a reasonable amount of the funds of such State, its local governments, or other agencies for alleviating the damage, loss, hardship or suffering resulting from such catastrophe.
§1815.1 Timber sale contracts.
§1815.1-1 Relief granted.
(a) Where an existing timber sale contract does not provide relief to the timber purchaser from major physical change, not due to negligence of the purchaser, prior to approval of construction of any section of specified road or other specified development facility and, as a result of a major disaster, a major physical change results in additional construction work in connection therewith, the United States will bear a share of the increased construction costs. The United States' share will be determined by the authorized officer as follows:
(1) For sales of less than 1 million board feet, costs over $1,000;
(2) For sales of from 1 to 3 million board feet, costs over the sum of $1 per thousand board feet;
(3) For sales of over 3 million board feet, costs over $3,000.
(b) Where the authorized officer determines that the damages caused by such major physical change are so great that restoration, reconstruction, or construction is not practical under this cost-sharing arrangement, he may cancel the timber sale contract notwithstanding any provisions thereof.
(a) Place of filing. The application for relief shall be filed in the office which issued the contract.
(b) Form of application. No special form of application is necessary.
(c) Contents of application. (1) The date of issuance of the contract and any identification number.
(2) The particular disaster and its effect upon contract performance.
(3) An estimate of the damages suffered.
(4) A statement of the relief requested.
(5) An estimate of time which will be needed to overcome the delay in performance caused by the disaster.