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REGULATIONS ISSUED BY THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION GOVERNING THE CONSTRUCTION AND FILING OF FREIGHT TARIFFS AND CLASSIFICATIONS AND PASSENGER FARE SCHEDULES, FOR USE BY COMMON CARRIERS WHOLLY BY RAILROAD OR PARTLY BY RAILROAD AND PARTLY BY WATER, AS DEFINED IN THE ACT TO REGULATE COMMERCE.

Revised by order of Commission of February 3, 1908.

Approved March 9, 1908.
Effective April 15, 1908.

FREIGHT TARIFFS AND CLASSIFICATIONS. Tariffs that were lawfully on file with the Commission on May 1, 1907, and that have not since that time been superseded or canceled, will be considered as continued in force, and until they can be properly reissued may be amended without complying with the requirements of these rules as to the number and volume of supplements, and as to showing concurrence forms and numbers. All tariffs issued or reissued later than May 1, 1907, must conform to all of these rules. The Commission may direct the reissue of any tariff at any time. A tariff publication as to which these regulations have not been conformed to is subject to rejection by the Commission when tendered for filing.

The term “joint rate,” as used herein, is construed to mean a rate that extends over the lines of two or more carriers and that is made by agreement between such carriers.

Joint tariffs" are those which contain or are made up from such “joint rates.''

1. Tariffs must be printed.--All tariffs must be printed on hard calendered paper of good quality from type of size not less than 6-point full face. Stereotype, planograph, or other printing press process may be used. Reproductions by hectograph or similar process, typewritten sheets, or proof sheets must not be used for posting or filing.

2. Form and size of tariff.-All tariffs must be in book, sheet, or pamphlet form, and of size 8 by 11 inches. Loose-leaf plan may be used, so that changes can be made by reprinting and inserting a single leaf.

3. Title-page shall show:--The title-page of every tariff shall show:
(a) Name of carrier.—Name of issuing carrier, carriers, or agent.

(b) I. C. C. number and cancellations.-I. C. C. number of tariff in bold type on upper right-hand corner, and immediately thereunder, in smaller type, the I. C. C. number or numbers of tariffs and supplements canceled thereby. If, however, the number of canceled tariffs is so large as to render it impracticable to thus enter them on title-page, they must be shown on following page; but specific reference to such list must be entered on title-page immediately under the number of the tariff. Serial numbers of carrier may, if desired, be entered below the upper marginal line of title-page. Separate serial I. C. C. numbers will be used for freight and passenger tariffs.

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(c) Kind of tarifi.-Whether tariff is local, joint, proportional, or a combination of same.

(d) Territory.-Whether class, commodity, or a combination of both, and the territory or points from and to which the tariff applies, briefly stated.

(e) Reference to governing classification and exception sheets.-Reference by name and I. C. C. number to the classification and exception sheets governing the tariff. Following form may be used: “Governed by the classification, I. C. C. No. and exceptions thereto I. C. C. No. —, and supplements thereto and reissues thereof."

(f) Dates.—Date of issue and date effective. Any tariff may be changed upon statutory notice of thirty days, or, under special permission from the Commission, upon shorter notice. Therefore, a provision in a tariff that the same, or any part thereof, will expire upon a given date, is not a guaranty that the tariff, or such part of it, will remain effective until that date. The Commission considers such expiration notices undesirable, as many complications have arisen through their being overlooked. Such provision, if used, must be understood to mean that the tariff, or specified part of it, will expire upon the date named unless sooner canceled, changed, or extended in lawful way. On such tariffs the term “Expires

unless sooner canceled, changed, or extended,” must be used.

(g) Officer issuing.–Name, title, and address of officer by whom tariff is issued.

h) Notice of supplements.-On tariffs of more than four pages, on upper lefthand corner the words: Only two supplements to this tariff may be in force at any time."

(i) When issued by permission or order of Commission on less than statutory notice.-On every tariff or supplement that is issued on less than thirty days' notice by permission or order or regulation of the Commission, notation that it is issued under special permission or order of the Interstate Commerce Commission, No. —, of date

-, or by authority of Rule –, Tariff Circular 4. Tariffs shall contain:-Tariffs in book or pamphlet form shall contain in the order named:

(a) Table of contents.—Table of contents, full and complete. Except that when tariff contains so small a volume of matter that its title-page or its arrangement plainly discloses its contents the table of contents may be omitted.

(b) Participating carriers.- Names of issuing carriers, including those for which joint agent issues under power of attorney, and names of carriers participating under concurrence, both alphabetically arranged. If there be not more than ten participating carriers their names may be shown on the title-page of the tariff. The form and number of power of attorney or concurrence by which each carrier is made party to the tariff must be shown.

(c) Index of commodities.-- Alphabetically arranged and complete index of all commodities upon which commodity rates are named, preceded by a paragraph, viz: “Following list enumerates only such articles as are given specific rates; articles not specified will take class rates." All of the items relating to different kinds or species of the same commodity will be grouped together. For example, all items of coal under “Coal,'' and descriptive word or words following, as “Coal," "

," "CoalAnthracite, " "Coal-Bituminous,

etc. Include all articles upon which commodity rates are named in other tariffs.-The index to a general commodity tariff shall also include in alphabetical order all articles upon which commodity rates are named in other tariffs applying from any point of origin to any point of destination named in the tariff, and with such entry shall be shown the number or numbers of tariffs in which such rates are found. For example, “Lime, I. C. C. 122,” or “Staves, I. C. C. 1042.” Carriers' tariff numbers may be also shown.

Commodity item containing list of articles taking one rate need be indexed but once, provided reference is given to list of articles embraced.-A commodity item which refers to a list of articles taking one commodity rate need be indexed but once provided reference is given to the item or the I. C. Č. number of the issue that con. tains list of the articles embraced in the term. For example, “Agricultural imple. ments, as described in item — of this tariff,” or “as described in Western Classifica. tion, I. C. C. No. —;” or “Packing House Products, as described in Tariff,

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