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54 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 3 D SESS.-CH. 722-SEPT. 18, 1940 "(d) The Commission shall, as soon as practicable, prescribe for water carriers the classes of property for which depreciation charges may properly be included under operating expenses, and the rate or rates of depreciation which shall be charged with respect to each of such classes of property, classifying the carriers as it may deem proper for this purpose. The Commission may, when it deems neces- sary, modify the classes and rates so prescribed. When the Commis- sion shall have exercised its authority under the foregoing provisions of this subsection, water carriers shall not charge to operating expenses any depreciation charges on classes of property other than those prescribed by the Commission, or charge with respect to any class of property a rate of depreciation other than that prescribed therefor by the Commission, and no such carrier shall in any case include under operating expenses any depreciation charge in any form whatsoever other than as prescribed by the Commission. "(e) The Commission may, in its discretion, prescribe the forms of any and all accounts, records, and memoranda to be kept by water carriers and lessors, including the accounts, records, and memoranda of the movement of traffic, as well as of the receipts and expenditures of money, and it shall be unlawful for such carriers or lessors to keep any accounts, records, and memoranda contrary to any rules, regulations, or orders of the Commission with respect thereto. "(f) The Commission or its duly authorized special agents, account- ants, or examiners shall have authority to inspect and copy any and all accounts, books, records, memoranda, correspondence, and other documents, of such water carriers and lessors, and such accounts books, records, memoranda, correspondence, and other documents of any person controlling, controlled by, or under common control with any such carrier as the Commission deems relevant to such person's relation to or transactions with such carrier. The Commission or its duly authorized special agents, accountants, or examiners shall at all times have access to all lands, buildings, or equipment of such carriers or lessors, and shall have authority under its order to inspect and examine any and all such lands, buildings, and equipment. All such carriers, lessors, and persons shall submit their accounts, books, records, memoranda, correspondence, and other documents for the inspection and for copying authorized by this paragraph, and such carriers and lessors shall submit their lands, buildings, and equipment for inspection and examination, to any duly authorized special agent, accountant, or examiner of the Commission, upon demand and the display of proper credentials. (g) The Commission may issue orders specifying such operating, accounting, or financial papers, records, books, blanks, tickets, stubs, correspondence, or documents of water carriers or lessors as may, after a reasonable time, be destroyed, and prescribing the length of time the same shall be preserved. "(h) As used in this section, the words 'keep' and 'kept' shall be construed to mean made, prepared, or compiled, as well as retained; the term 'lessor' means a lessor of any right to operate as a water carrier; and the term 'water carrier' or 'lessor' includes a receiver or trustee of such water carrier or lessor. "ALLOWANCES TO SHIPPERS FOR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES "SEC. 314. If the owner of property transported under this part directly or indirectly renders any service connected with such trans- portation, or furnishes any instrumentality used therein, the charge and allowance therefor shall be published m tariffs or schedules filed in the manner provided in this part and shall be no more than is just and reasonable; and the Commission may, after hearing on a com- 193470°-41-PT . -60 945 Depreciation charges; rates. Modifications. Forms of accounts, records, and memo- randa. Inspection and ex- amination of accounts, lands, equipment, etc. Preservation of rec- ords; destruction. "Keep"and "kept." "Lessor." "Water carrier" or "lessor." Allowances.