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CHAPTER IV-NATIONAL ADVISORY
COMMITTEE FOR AERONAUTICS
Part 401 Regulations and fees governing 402 Rules of procedure of the Comwork for private parties
mittee on Aeronautical Inventions and Designs
Bureau of Air Commerce, Department of Commerce: See Civil Aviation, 14
CFR Chapter 1.
PART 401-REGULATIONS AND FEES GOVERNING WORK
FOR PRIVATE PARTIES
Sec. 401.1 Application for investigation. 401.6 When additional deposit required. 401.2 Director may authorize investi. 401.7 Investigation stops when accrued gation.
costs exceed deposit. 401.3 Applicant to post special deposit. 401.8 Deposit balance returned to de. 401.4 Models provided by applicant.
positor. 401.5 Laboratory engineer issues job 401.9 Restrictions on investigation.
Section 401.1 Application for investigation. Any American citizen or American firm, association, or corporation, which desires the committee to conduct any investigation or test will make application by letter addressed to the committee stating definitely what is wanted.**
*88401.1 to 401.9, inclusive, issued under the authority contained in 38 Stat. 930; 50 U.S.C. 151.
*In 88 401.1 to 401.9, inclusive, the numbers to the right of the decimal point correspond with the respective section numbers in Regulations and fees governing work for private parties, approved by resolution of the Committee, Oct. 22, 1931. Amendment by Executive Committee of Oct. 22, 1931, is noted in brackets following section affected.
401.2 Director may authorize investigation. If the investigation or test relates to aeronautics and necessarily involves the use of facilities not available in the United States outside the committee's organization, the Director of Aeronautical Research may authorize the investigation or test to be conducted at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory.*+
401.3 Applicant to post special deposit. The engineer-incharge of the Laboratory will submit to the committee an estimate of the cost, and the committee will then require the posting of a special deposit in the form of cash or certified check payable to the order of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics in an amount equal to the total estimated cost, and will notify the laboratory when the required deposit has been received.*+ [As amended Oct. 12, 1931]
401.4 Models provided by applicant. If a model or models are required for any investigation or test, same should be provided by **For statutory and source citations, see note to g 401.1.
the party desiring the work and be sent, charges prepaid, to the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory.**
401.5 Laboratory engineer issues job orders. The engineer-incharge of the laboratory will issue the necessary job orders, keep an accurate record of cost, including cost of preparing report and returning model, and will transmit report to the committee along with statement of cost.**
401.6 When additional deposit required. If during the conduct of any investigation or test it appears to the engineer-in-charge that the special deposit may not be sufficient to cover the total cost involved, he shall promptly notify the secretary of the additional amount to be required. The latter will then require an additional deposit and promptly notify the laboratory of its receipt.**
401.7 Investigation stops when accrued costs exceed deposit. The engineer-in-charge shall stop, all work on any investigation or test before the accrued costs exceed the total amount on deposit.**
401.8 Deposit balance returned to depositor. Upon completion of an investigation or test the secretary shall cause an amount equal to the total cost to be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of "Miscellaneous receipts” and the balance, if any, remaining in the special deposit to be returned to the depositor.**
401.9 Restrictions on investigation. The results of such investigations and tests shall be furnished promptly to the depositor, be made available for the use of the Government, and may, in the discretion of the Committee, be published or otherwise released for the information of the public, under such restrictions as the committee may deem proper to impose.** PART 402-RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE COMMITTEE
ON AERONAUTICAL INVENTIONS AND DESIGNS
Sec. 402.1 Duties of chairman.
402.6 Discretionary power of commit402.2 Duties of secretary.
tee. 402.3 Inventions submitted in writing. 402.7 Informal proceedings. 402.4 Duties of Director of Aeronau. 402.8 Validity of patents. tical Research.
402.9 Technical merits considered. 402.5 Limitation of inventions con- 402.10 Recommendation of findings.
sidered. Section 402.1 Duties of chairman. The chairman will preside at meetings of the committee, and will carry into effect the actions of the committee. In his absence the vice chairman will preside. Three members will constitute a quorum.***t
**88 402.1 to 402.10, inclusive, issued under the authority contained in 38 Stat. 930; 50 U.S.C. 151.
**In 88 402.1 to 402.10, inclusive, the numbers to the right of the decimal point correspond with the respective section numbers in Rules of procedure, Committee on Aeronautical Inventions and Designs, National Advisory Com. mittee for Aeronautics, approved by resolution of the Executive Committee, Apr. 21, 1937.
402.2 Duties of secretary. The secretary will issue notices of meetings, prepare an order of business for each meeting, arrange for the appearance of parties to be heard, record the minutes and transactions of the committee, and perform such other duties as may be assigned.**
**For statutory and source citations, see note to g 401.1. **For statutory and source citations, see note to 8 402.1.
402.3 Inventions submitted in writing. All inventions and designs shall be submitted in writing and be accompanied by descriptive matter sufficiently clear to present the idea.**
402.4 Duties of Director of Aeronautical Research. The Director of Aeronautical Research is designated to consider and dispose of inventions and designs submitted, and to conduct with inventors, with the Patents and Design Board, and with others, all correspondence up to the point where a case is taken up specifically for consideration by the committee.**
402.5 Limitation of inventions considered. The committee will take up specifically for consideration only those inventions or designs that have been recommended to it in writing by a member of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics not a member of the Committee on Aeronautical Inventions and Designs, or by the Director of Aeronautical Research, and in any case only after preliminary consideration of the same by the Director of Aeronautical Research. In such cases hearings will be granted upon request of the parties making such submissions.*+
402.6 Discretionary power of committee. The committee may, in its discretion, hear others in support or in denial of the claims of an inventor, and may obtain any information available bearing on the subject matter under consideration.**
402.7 Informal proceedings. The proceedings before the committee will be informal.**
402.8 Validity of patents. The committee will not undertake to determine the validity of a patent nor will it consider claims for alleged infringement of a patent.**
402.9 Technical merits considered. Inventions and designs will be considered by the committee only as to their technical merit, irrespective of whether they are patented or unpatented; but evidence of lack of novelty may be taken into consideration.*t
402.10 Recommendation of findings. The findings and recommendations of the committee on all claims considered by it will be transmitted direct to the Patents and Design Board; Provided, That the committee may, in its discretion, refer any claim or question in connection therewith to the Executive Committee of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.**
CHAPTER V-AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS
Part 501 Regulations governing the erection 502 Regulations governing the erection
of World War memorials in of memorial monuments, buildEurope by Americans
ings, and headstones in the American cemeteries in Europe
PART 501–REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE ERECTION OF WORLD WAR MEMORIALS IN EUROPE BY AMERICANS
authority to erect.
Section 501.1 Restrictions on erection. (a) The policy of the Commission shall be to decline to approve any future plans for memorials in Europe, proposed for erection by States, municipalities, military organizations or private individuals of the United States, with the exception of memorials that will be useful to the inhabitants of the neighborhood in which they are to be erected, such as bridges, fountains, public buildings, gateways or other public improvements. [Record of Proceedings, 17th meeting, Mar. 29, 1926]
(b) No battlefield memorial will be erected to any unit smaller than a division, unless, in the opinion of the Commission, its services were of such a distinguished character as to warrant a separate memorial.
(c) It is the opinion of the Commission that, as a general rule, monuments should be erected to organizations rather than to the troops from a particular locality of the United States. (Sec. 8, 42 Stat. 1510; 36 U.S.C. 129) [Record of Proceedings, 9th meeting,
. Sept. 4, 1924]
501.2 Submission of applications for authority to erect. The following procedure will be followed:
(a) Submit general idea of the memorial to the American Battle Monuments Commission with a request for the tentative allocation of the site desired.
(b) When site is provisionally allocated prepare and submit the design of the monument, together with the inscription, for approval. The design of the monument will then be referred, in accordance with law, by the American Battle Monuments Commission to the National Commission of Fine Arts for their approval.
(c) After a site is allocated and the design and inscription approved, the American Battle Monuments Commission will take up with the foreign governments concerned the question of securing approval to the erection of the monument,