US State Code:United States CodeTITLE 43 - PUBLIC LANDS


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The Secretary of the Interior or such officer as he may designate shall perform all executive duties appertaining to the surveying and sale of the public lands of the United...


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It shall be the duty of such officers or employees of the Bureau of Land Management as may be designated by the Secretary of the Interior, in pursuance of instructions from...


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The officers, clerks, and employees in the Bureau of Land Management are prohibited from directly or indirectly purchasing or becoming interested in the purchase of any of the...


The Secretary of the Interior or such officer as he may designate shall retain the charge of the seal adopted for the Bureau of Land Management which may continue to be used, and...


Whenever the officer, as the Secretary of the Interior may designate, of any United States land office shall be served with a subpoena duces tecum or other valid legal...


All returns relative to the public lands shall be made to the Secretary of the Interior or such officer as he may designate. ...


All patents for public lands shall be issued and signed by the Secretary of the Interior in the name of the United States: Provided, That the Secretary may delegate his...


The engrossing and recording of patents for public lands may be done by means of typewriters or other machines, under regulations to be made by the Secretary of the Interior...


The Secretary of of the Interior or such officer as he may designate shall, when required by the President or either House of Congress, make a plat of any land surveyed under...


Whenever any person claiming to be interested in or entitled to land, under any grant or patent from the United States, applies to the Department of the Interior for copies of...


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(a) Establishment of office; appointment and duties; examination of geological structure, mineral resources, and products of national domain; prohibitions in respect to...


(a) Findings The Congress finds and declares that - (1) during the past 2 decades, the production of geologic maps has been drastically curtailed; (2) geologic...


In sections 31a to 31h of this title: (1) Advisory committee The term ''advisory committee'' means the advisory committee established under section 31d of this title. ...


(a) Establishment (1) In general There is established a national cooperative geologic mapping program between the United States Geological Survey and the State ...


(a) Establishment (1) In general There shall be established a 10-member geologic mapping advisory committee to advise the Director on planning and implementation...


(a) In general The Secretary, acting through the Director, shall, with the advice and review of the advisory committee, prepare a 5-year plan for the geologic mapping program. ...


(a) Establishment (1) In general The Survey shall establish a national geologic map database. (2) Function The database shall serve as a national catalog...


Not later 3 (FOOTNOTE 1) years after December 9, 1999, and biennially thereafter, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives and...


(a) In general There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out sections 31a to 31h of this title - (1) $28,000,000 for fiscal year 1999; (2) $30,000,000...


Once every five years the National Academy of Sciences shall review and report on the resource research activities of the Survey. ...


Beginning in fiscal year 1998 and once every five years thereafter, the National Academy of Sciences shall review and report on the biological research activity of the Survey. ...


The Secretary of the Interior may authorize one of the geologists to act as Director of the United States Geological Survey in the absence of that officer. ...


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The scientific employees of the United States Geological Survey shall be selected by the Director, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior exclusively for...


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The purchase of professional and scientific books and periodicals needed for statistical purposes by the scientific divisions of the United States Geological Survey is authorized...


The Director of the United States Geological Survey, under the general supervision of the Secretary of the Interior, is authorized to acquire for the United States, by gift or...


The Secretary of the Interior may, on behalf of the United States and for use by the United States Geological Survey in gaging streams and underground water resources, acquire...


In fiscal year 1987 and thereafter the United States Geological Survey is authorized to accept lands, buildings, equipment, and other contributions from public and private sources...


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In making topographic surveys west of the ninety-fifth meridian elevations above a base level located in each area under survey shall be determined and marked on the ground by iron...


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Except as otherwise provided in section 1318 of title 44, the publications of the United States Geological Survey shall consist of geological and economic maps, illustrating...


The Director of the United States Geological Survey is authorized and directed, on the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, to dispose of the topographic and geologic maps...


In fiscal year 1984 and thereafter, all receipts from the sale of maps sold or stored by the United States Geological Survey shall be available for map printing and distribution...


One copy of each map and atlas shall be sent to each Senator and each Representative and Delegate in Congress, if published within his term; and a second copy shall be placed at...


The Director of the United States Geological Survey shall, if the regular map work of the Survey is in no wise interfered with thereby, furnish to any person, concern,...


The Director of the United States Geological Survey on and after March 4, 1909 may produce and sell on a reimbursable basis to interested persons, concerns, and institutions,...


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The provisions of law authorizing the making of topographic and geological surveys and conducting investigations relating to mineral and water resources by the United...


The share of the United States Geological Survey in any topographic mapping or water resources data collection and investigations carried on in cooperation with any State or ...


Beginning October 1, 1990, and thereafter, funds received from any State, territory, possession, country, international organization, or political subdivision thereof,...


There is hereby established in the Treasury of the United States a working capital fund to assist in the management of certain support activities of the United States...


Before, on, and after October 18, 1986, in carrying out work involving cooperation with any State, Territory, possession, or political subdivision thereof, the United...


Appropriations herein and on and after December 22, 1987, made shall be available for paying costs incidental to the utilization of services contributed by individuals who...


The United States Geological Survey may on and after November 29, 1999, contract directly with individuals or indirectly with institutions or nonprofit organizations, without...


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The Secretary of the Interior or such officer as he may designate shall engage a sufficient number of skillful surveyors as his deputies, to whom he is authorized to administer...


In all cases where, as provided in section 54 of this title, the field notes, maps, records, and other papers appertaining to land titles in any State are turned over to...


The Secretary of the Interior shall take all the necessary measures for the completion of the surveys in the several surveying districts, at the earliest periods compatible with...


Under the authority and direction of the Secretary of the Interior or such officer as he may designate, any deputy surveyor or other agent of the United States shall have free...


The field notes, maps, records, and other papers mentioned in section 53 of this title, shall in no case be turned over to the authorities of any State, until such State has...


Any copy of or extract from the plats, field notes, records, or other papers of the offices of the former surveyors general for the districts of Oregon and California,...


Any copy of a plat of survey, or transcript from the records of the office of the former surveyor general of Louisiana, duly certified, shall be admitted as evidence in all the...


All official books, papers, instruments of writing, documents, archives, official seals, stamps, or dies, which have been authorized by law to be collected and deposited in...


The stationery and drafting instruments purchased on and after March 3, 1901, for exclusive use of the Secretary of the Interior or such officers as he may designate in...


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The officer designated by the Secretary of the Interior is authorized, and it shall be his duty, to administer any oath required by law or the instructions of the Bureau of Land ...


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No provision of this Act shall relieve any public land applicant or claimant from the necessity of making payment of fees, commissions, or other moneys required by law or...


No provision of this Act shall relieve any public land claimant from the necessity of making payment of fees, commissions, or purchase money required by law or regulation...


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Transcripts of the records in the district land offices, when made and duly certified to by the Secretary of the Interior or such officers as he may designate for individuals,...


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On and after March 4, 1911, all money or fees received or collected by the Secretary of the Interior or such officers as he may designate of United States land offices for...


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The Secretary of the Interior or such officer as he may designate shall make to the Secretary of the Treasury monthly returns of the moneys received in district land offices, and...


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Officers of district land officers, as designated by the Secretary of the Interior are authorized, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior or such officer as he...


At the time of making such deposit the officer designated by the Secretary of the Interior shall furnish a list showing the date when the money was paid to him or to his...


Amounts that appear in the accounts of a district land office as ''Moneys deposited by unknown parties'' shall also be deposited to the credit of the Treasurer of the United...


The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to pay, out of any unexpended balances of appropriations for contingent expenses of land offices, for the expenses of...


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Any person or persons who shall have made payment to an officer designated by the Secretary of the Interior or to his predecessor, and the money shall have been covered into...


No officer shall receive evidence in, hear, or determine any cause pending in any district land office in which cause he is interested directly or indirectly, or has been of...


It shall be the duty of every officer so disqualified to report the fact of his disqualification to the Secretary of the Interior or such officer as he may designate as soon as...


Officers of district land offices designated by the Secretary of the Interior in all matters requiring a hearing before them are authorized and empowered to issue subpoenas...


Witnesses shall have the right to receive their fee for one day's attendance and mileage in advance. The fees and mileage of witnesses shall be the same as that provided by law...


Any person willfully neglecting or refusing obedience to such subpoena, or neglecting or refusing to appear and testify when subpoenaed, his fees having been paid if demanded,...


Whenever the witness resides outside the county in which the hearing occurs any party to the proceeding may take the testimony of such witness in the county of such...


Whenever the taking of any depositions taken in pursuance of section 105 of this title is concluded the opposite party may proceed at once at his own expense to take depositions...


If any person applies to any officer designated by the Secretary of the Interior to enter any land whatever, and the officer knowingly and falsely informs the person so applying...


Upon the recommendation of the Secretary of the Interior, the President may order the discontinuance of any land office and the transfer of any of its business and archives to...


Whenever the quantity of public land remaining unsold in any land district is reduced to a number of acres less than one hundred thousand, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of...


The Secretary of the Interior may continue any land district in which is situated the seat of government of any one of the States, and may continue the land office in such...


Subject to the authority conferred upon the Secretary of the Interior by this section, the land districts and land offices existing in Alaska on October 9, 1942 are continued....


It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Interior to consolidate the district land offices where practicable and consistent with the public interests. ...


Whenever the cost of collecting the revenue from the sales of the public lands in any land district is as much as one-third of the whole amount of revenue collected in such...


The President is authorized to change the location of the land offices in the several land districts established by law, and to relocate the same from time to time at such point...


The President is authorized to change and reestablish the boundaries of land districts whenever, in his opinion, the public interests will be subserved thereby, without authority...


In case of the division of existing land districts by the erection of new ones, or by a change of boundaries by the President, all business in such original districts shall be ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to make a reasonable allowance for office rent for each consolidated land office; and when satisfied of the necessity therefor, to...


Public lands situated in States in which there are no land offices may be entered at the Bureau of Land Management, subject to the provisions of law touching the entry of...


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This section and section 141 (FOOTNOTE 1) of this title shall not be construed as a recognition, abridgment, or enlargement of any asserted rights or claims initiated upon any oil-...


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Entries existing on February 7, 1925, and allowed prior to April 1, 1924, under the Stock Raising Homestead Act of December 29, 1916 (Thirty-ninth Statutes at Large, page 862)...


Whenever in the opinion of the Secretary of the Interior any lands which have been withdrawn under the provisions of sections 141 (FOOTNOTE 1) and 142 of this title for the...


Upon payment of the purchase price the Secretary of the Interior is authorized by appropriate patent to convey all the right, title, and interest in and to said lands to the...


The moneys derived from the sale of such lands and improvements shall be disposed of as are other receipts from the sale and disposal of public lands. ...


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Any private land over which an Indian reservation has been extended by Executive order, may be exchanged at the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior and at the expense of...


No public lands of the United States shall be withdrawn by Executive Order, proclamation, or otherwise, for or as an Indian reservation except by act of Congress. ...


When public lands are excluded from national forests or released from withdrawals the President may, whenever in his judgment it is proper or necessary, provide for the opening of...


Where under the law the Secretary of the Interior is authorized or directed to make restoration of lands previously withdrawn he may also restrict the restoration as prescribed...


Upon receipt of a proper deed from the State of North Dakota, executed under authority of the act of its legislative assembly, approved February 5, 1915, reconveying to the...


Where public lands of the United States have been withdrawn for possible use for construction purposes under the Federal reclamation laws, and are known or believed to be...


Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, except in time of war or national emergency hereafter declared by the President or the Congress, on and after February 28, 1958...


No public land, water, or land and water area shall, except by Act of Congress, on and after February 28, 1958 be (1) withdrawn from settlement, location, sale, or entry for the...


Any application filed on and after February 28, 1958 for a withdrawal, reservation, or restriction, the approval of which will, under section 156 of this title, require an Act...


All withdrawals or reservations of public lands for the use of any agency of the Department of Defense, except lands withdrawn or reserved specifically as naval petroleum, naval...


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Whenever it shall be shown to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Interior that a tract or tracts of public land, not known to be mineral, in the State of New Mexico,...


Whenever it shall be shown to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Interior that a tract or tracts of public land, contiguous to a Spanish or Mexican land grant, in the State...


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The public-land laws of the United States be, and the same are, extended to the public lands in that part of the Red River between the medial line and the south bank of the river,...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to recognize equitable claims to such lands based on settlement made prior to January 1, 1934, and all homestead entries...


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The coal, oil, or gas deposits reserved to the United States in accordance with the act of March 8, 1922 (42 Stat. 415; 43 U.S.C. 270-11 et seq.), as added to by the Act of August...


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(a) General provisions All entries made and patents issued under the provisions of this subchapter shall be subject to and contain a reservation to the United States of all...


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The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to make all necessary rules and regulations in harmony with the provisions and purposes of this subchapter for the purpose of carrying...


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In order to promote the highest use of the public lands pending its final disposal, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion, by order to establish...


The Secretary of the Interior shall make provision for the protection, administration, regulation, and improvement of such grazing districts as may be created under the authority...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to issue or cause to be issued permits to graze livestock on such grazing districts to such bona fide settlers, residents, and other...


Fences, wells, reservoirs, and other improvements necessary to the care and management of the permitted livestock may be constructed on the public lands within such grazing...


The Secretary of the Interior shall permit, under regulations to be prescribed by him, the free grazing within such districts of livestock kept for domestic purposes; and...


Nothing contained in this subchapter shall restrict the acquisition, granting or use of permits or rights of way within grazing districts under existing law; or ingress or egress...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion, to examine and classify any lands withdrawn or reserved by Executive order of November 26, 1934 (numbered 6910), and ...


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The Secretary of the Interior shall provide, by suitable rules and regulations, for cooperation with local associations of stockmen, State land officials, and official State...


Except as provided in sections 315h and 315j of this title, all moneys received under the authority of this subchapter shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States...


When appropriated by Congress, 33 1/3 per centum of all grazing fees received from each grazing district on Indian lands ceded to the United States for disposition under...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to cooperate with any department of the Government in carrying out the purposes of this subchapter and in the coordination of...


The President of the United States is authorized to reserve by proclamation and place under national-forest administration in any State where national forests may be created...


The Secretary of the Interior is further authorized, in his discretion, where vacant, unappropriated, and unreserved lands of the public domain are so situated as not to justify...


The Secretary of the Interior in his discretion is authorized to lease at rates to be determined by him any State, county, or privately owned lands chiefly valuable for...


The lands leased under sections 315m-1 to 315m-4 of this title shall be administered under the provisions of the Act of June 28, 1934 (48 Stat. 1269), as amended June 26, 1936...


Contributions received by the Secretary of the Interior under section 315h of this title, toward the administration, protection, and improvement of any district shall be...


All moneys received by the Secretary of the Interior in the administration of leased lands as provided in section 315m-2 of this title shall be deposited in the Treasury of the...


Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed as restricting the respective States from enforcing any and all statutes enacted for police regulation, nor shall the police power of...


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(a) In order that the Secretary of the Interior may have the benefit of the fullest information and advice concerning physical, economic, and other local conditions in the...


The Secretary of the Interior may require field employees of the Bureau of Land Management to furnish horses and miscellaneous equipment necessary for the performance of...


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Whenever use for war or national defense purposes of the public domain or other property owned by or under the control of the United States prevents its use for grazing,...


In administering the provisions of section 315q of this title, payments of rentals may be made in advance. ...


It is declared to be the policy of Congress in promoting the conservation of the natural resources of Alaska to provide for the protection and development of forage plants and for...


As used in this subchapter - (1) The term ''person'' means individual, partnership, corporation, or association. (2) The term ''district'' means any grazing...


(a) The Secretary may establish grazing districts upon any public lands outside of the Aleutian Islands Reservation, national forests, and other reservations administered by...


After any district is established the area embraced therein may be altered in any of the following ways: (1) The Secretary may add to such districts any public lands which,...


Before establishing or altering a district the Secretary shall publish once a week for a period of six consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in each...


In considering applications to lease grazing privileges the Secretary shall, as far as is consistent with the efficient administration of the grazing district, prefer (1)...


(a) Period of lease A lease may be made for such term as the Secretary deems reasonable, but not to exceed fifty-five years, taking into consideration all factors that...


(a) The Secretary shall determine for each lease the grazing fee to be paid. Such fee shall - (1) Be fixed on the basis of the area leased or on the basis of the number...


All moneys received during any fiscal year on account of such fees in excess of the actual cost of administration of this subchapter shall be paid at the end thereof by the...


The lessee may, with the approval of the Secretary, assign in whole or in part any lease, and to the extent of such assignment be relieved from any liability in respect of such...


(a) Authorization The Secretary may authorize a lessee to construct and/or maintain and utilize upon any area included within the provisions of his lease any fence,...


Within one year from the date of the establishment of any district the Secretary shall give notice by publication in one or more newspapers of general circulation in each...


(a) Establishment, maintenance and regulation The Secretary may establish and maintain, and regulate the use of, stock driveways in districts and may charge a fee for or permit ...


(a) Any lessee of or applicant for grazing privileges, including any person described in subsection (c) of section 316l of this title, may procure a review of any action or...


(a) The Secretary shall promulgate all rules and regulations necessary to the administration of this subchapter, (FOOTNOTE 1) shall execute its provisions, and may (1) in...


Laws now applicable to lands or resources in the Territory of Alaska shall continue in force and effect to the same extent and in the same manner after March 4, 1927, as before,...


It shall be lawful for any citizen of the United States, or any person of requisite age ''who may be entitled to become a citizen, and who has filed his declaration to become...


All lands exclusive of timber lands and mineral lands which will not, without irrigation, produce some agricultural crop, shall be deemed desert lands, within the meaning of...


Sections 321 to 323, 325, and 327 to 329 of this title shall only apply to and take effect in the States of California, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, Idaho, Montana,...


No assignment after March 28, 1908, of an entry made under sections 321 to 323, 325, and 327 to 329 of this title shall be allowed or recognized, except it be to an individual who...


Excepting in the State of Nevada, no person shall be entitled to make entry of desert lands unless he be a resident citizen of the State or Territory in which the land sought to...


From and after March 28, 1908, the right to make entry of desert lands under the provisions of sections 321 to 323, 325, and 327 to 329 of this title, shall be restricted to...


At the time of filing the declaration required in section 321 of this title the party shall also file a map of said land, which shall exhibit a plan showing the mode of...


No land shall be patented to any person under sections 321 to 323, 325, and 327 to 329 of this title unless he or his assignors shall have expended in the necessary...


At any time after filing the declaration, and within the period of four years thereafter, upon making satisfactory proof to the officer designated by the Secretary of the Interior...


The right to make a desert-land entry shall not be denied to any applicant therefor who has already made an enlarged homestead entry of three hundred and twenty acres: Provided,...


Any entryman under the desert-land laws, or any person entitled to preference right of entry under section 326 of this title, who after application or entry for surveyed lands...


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Any entryman under sections 321 to 323, 325, and 327 to 329 of this title who shall show to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Interior or such officer as he may designate...


The Secretary of the Interior may, in his discretion, in addition to the extension authorized by section 333 of this title or other law existing prior to April 30, 1912, grant to...


The Secretary of the Interior may, in his discretion, extend the time within which final proof is required to be submitted upon any lawful pending desert-land entry made prior...


The Secretary of the Interior may, in his discretion, in addition to the extensions authorized by sections 333 to 335 of this title or other law existing prior to February 25,...


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Where it shall be made to appear to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Interior, under rules and regulations to be prescribed by him, with reference to any lawful...


Any desert-land entryman or his assignee entitled to the benefit of section 337 of this title may, if he shall so elect within sixty days from the notice therein provided, pay to...


Where it shall be made to appear to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Interior with reference to any lawful pending desert-land entry made prior to July 1, 1925, under...


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The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and empowered, in his discretion in so far as the authorization made herein will permit, to discover, develop, protect, and render...


Whoever shall willfully or maliciously injure, destroy, deface, or remove any of said monuments or signposts, or shall willfully or maliciously fill up, render foul, or in...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to perform any and all acts and make such rules and regulations as may be necessary for the purpose of carrying the provisions of...


The Secretary of the Interior, hereinafter called the Secretary, conjointly with the Board on Geographic Names, as hereinafter provided, shall provide for uniformity in...


There is established a Board on Geographic Names, hereinafter called the Board. The membership of the Board shall include one representative from each of the Departments of...


The Board, subject to the approval of the Secretary, shall formulate principles, policies, and procedures to be followed with reference to both domestic and foreign geographic...


The Secretary shall cause such studies and investigations to be made and such records to be kept as may be necessary or desirable in carrying out the purposes of this chapter, and...


For the guidance of the Federal Government, the Secretary shall promulgate in the name of the Board, from time to time and in such form as will carry out the purposes of this...


With respect to geographic names the pertinent decisions and principles issued by the Secretary shall be standard for all material published by the Federal Government. The...


Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as applying to the naming of the offices or establishments of any Federal agency. ...


When used in sections 371, 376, 377, 412, 417, 433, 462, 466, 478, 493, 494, 500, 501, and 526 of this title - (a) The word ''Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Interior. ...


The right to the use of water acquired under the provisions of this Act shall be appurtenant to the land irrigated, and beneficial use shall be the basis, the measure, and the...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to perform any and all acts and to make such rules and regulations as may be necessary and proper for the purpose of carrying out...


Under the supervision and direction of the Secretary of the Interior, the reclamation of arid lands, under the Act of June 17, 1902, and Acts amendatory thereof and...


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Whenever in the opinion of the Secretary of the Interior any lands which have been acquired under the provisions of the Act of June 17, 1902 (32 Stat. 388), commonly called...


Whenever in the opinion of the Secretary of the Interior any public lands which have been withdrawn for or in connection with construction or operation of reclamation projects...


The Secretary in his discretion, in any instances where property to be sold under section 374 or 375 of this title, is appraised at not to exceed $300, may sell said property...


In accordance with the provisions of sections 375b to 375f of this title and notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, the Secretary of the Interior, hereinafter styled...


The Secretary is authorized to sell such land to resident farm owners or resident entrymen, on the project upon which such land is located, at prices not less than that fixed...


After the purchaser has paid to the United States all the amount on the purchase price of such land, a patent shall be issued. Such patents shall contain a reservation of a lien...


The moneys derived from the sale of such lands shall be covered into the reclamation fund and be placed to the credit of the project on which such lands are located. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to perform any and all acts and to make rules and regulations necessary and proper for carrying out the purposes of sections 375b to...


Where real property or any interest therein heretofore has been, or hereafter shall be, donated and conveyed to the United States for use in connection with a project, and...


The cost and expense after June 30, 1945, of the office of the Commissioner in the District of Columbia, and, except for such cost and expense as are incurred on behalf of...


No funds appropriated to the Bureau of Reclamation for operation and maintenance in this Act or in subsequent Energy and Water Development Appropriations Acts, except those...


Appropriations for the Bureau of Reclamation in this Act or in subsequent Energy and Water Development Appropriations Acts shall on and after October 2, 1992, be available for...


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The Secretary of the Interior may authorize the purchase of such law books, books of reference, periodicals, engineering and statistical publications as are needed in carrying out...


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Nothing in this Act shall be construed as affecting or intended to affect or to in any way interfere with the laws of any State or Territory relating to the control,...


(a) The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and empowered, in his discretion, to defer the dates of payments of any charges, rentals, and penalties which have accrued prior to...


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The Secretary of the Interior, giving due consideration to the temporary nature of the requirements therefor, is authorized to make such provision as he deems to be necessary and...


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The excess-land provisions of the Federal reclamation laws shall not be applicable to lands which on June 16, 1938, had an irrigation water supply from sources other than a Federal ...


The Secretary, in his discretion, may (a) permit the removal, from lands or interests in lands withdrawn or acquired and being administered under the Federal reclamation laws...


When appropriations have been made for the commencement or continuation of construction or operation and maintenance of any project, the Secretary may, in connection with...


The Secretary is authorized, in connection with the construction or operation and maintenance of any project, (a) to purchase or condemn suitable lands or interests in lands...


On and after December 22, 1944, whenever the Secretary of the Army determines, upon recommendation by the Secretary of the Interior that any dam and reservoir project operated...


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(a) Declaration of policy It is declared to be the policy of the Congress to recognize the primary responsibilities of the States and local interests in developing water...


Cognizant that many States and local interests have in the past contributed to the Government, or have contracted to pay to the Government over a specified period of years,...


Sections 390c to 390f of this title are applicable to all dams and reservoirs heretofore or hereafter constructed by the United States Government (acting through the Corps...


The right thus acquired by any such local interest is declared to be available to the local interest so long as the space designated for that purpose may be physically...


Upon application of any affected local interest its existing lease or agreement with the Government will be revised to evidence the conversion of its rights to the use of the...


The Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as the ''Secretary''), acting through the Bureau of Reclamation (hereinafter referred to as the ''Bureau''), shall, in...


(a) Development of detailed plan of demonstration projects; requisite features of plan During phase I, the Bureau, in consultation with the High Plains States and...


(a) Design, construction, and operation of projects During phase II, and subject to State water laws and interstate water compacts, the Bureau is authorized and directed to design, ...


The Secretary, acting through the Bureau, and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (hereinafter referred to as the ''Administrator'') shall enter into a ...


There is authorized to be appropriated $500,000 for fiscal years beginning after September 30, 1983, to carry out phase I. Amounts shall be made available pursuant to...


There is authorized to be appropriated for fiscal years beginning after September 30, 1983, $31,000,000 (October 1990 price levels) plus or minus such amounts, if any, as may...


The funds authorized to be appropriated pursuant to section 390g-5 of this title shall match on a four-to-one basis funds made available by the States, their political...


Any new spending authority described in subsection (c)(2)(A) or (B) of section 651 (FOOTNOTE 1) of title 2 which is provided under sections 390g to 390g-8 of this title (or under...


No funds authorized to be appropriated by sections 390g to 390g-8 of this title shall be used for any activities associated with: (1) the interstate transfer of water from...


(a) Program established The Secretary of the Interior (hereafter ''Secretary''), acting pursuant to the Reclamation Act of 1902 (Act of June 17, 1902, 32 Stat. 388) and...


(a) Purposes; recommendations The Secretary shall undertake appraisal investigations to identify opportunities for water reclamation and reuse. Each such investigation shall...


(a) General authority; Federal and non-Federal cost shares The Secretary is authorized to participate with appropriate Federal, State, regional, and local authorities in studies to ...


(a) Reclamation of wastewater and ground and surface waters The Secretary is authorized to conduct research and to construct, operate, and maintain cooperative demonstration...


(a) General authority The Secretary is authorized to conduct a study to assess the feasibility of a comprehensive water reclamation and reuse system for Southern California....


(a) The Secretary, in cooperation with the city of San Jose, California, and the Santa Clara Valley Water District, and local water suppliers, shall participate in the...


(a) General authority The Secretary, in cooperation with the city of Phoenix, Arizona, shall participate in the planning, design, and construction of the Phoenix...


(a) General authority The Secretary, in cooperation with the State of Arizona and appropriate local and regional entities, shall conduct a feasibility study of comprehensive...


(a) General authority The Secretary is authorized, in cooperation with the State of Colorado and appropriate local and regional entities, to conduct a study to assess and...


(a) General authority The Secretary, in cooperation with the city and county of San Francisco, shall conduct a feasibility study of the potential for development of...


(a) The Secretary, in cooperation with the city of San Diego, California (FOOTNOTE 1) or its successor agency in the management of the San Diego Area Wastewater Management...


(a) The Secretary is authorized to participate with the city and county of Los Angeles, State of California, West Basin Municipal Water District, and other appropriate authorities,...


(a) The Secretary, in cooperation with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the Main San Gabriel Water Quality Authority or a successor public agency,...


(a) Authorization The Secretary, in cooperation with the appropriate State and local authorities, is authorized to participate in the design, planning, and construction of...


(a) Authorization The Secretary, in cooperation with the appropriate State and local authorities, is authorized to participate in the design, planning, and construction of...


(a) Authorization The Secretary, in cooperation with the appropriate State and local authorities, is authorized to participate in the design, planning, and construction of...


(a) Authorization The Secretary, in cooperation with the appropriate State and local authorities, is authorized to participate in the design, planning, and construction of the...


(a) Authorization The Secretary, in cooperation with the City of Watsonville, California, is authorized to participate in the design, planning, and construction of the...


(a) Authorization The Secretary, in cooperation with the appropriate State and local authorities, is authorized to participate in the design, planning, and construction of...


(a) Authorization The Secretary, in cooperation with the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is authorized to participate in the planning, design, and construction of the...


(a) Authorization The Secretary, in cooperation with the appropriate State and local authorities, is authorized to participate in the design, planning, and construction of the...


(a) Authorization The Secretary, in cooperation with the appropriate State and local authorities, is authorized to participate in the design, planning, and construction of...


(a) Authorization The Secretary, in cooperation with the appropriate State and local authorities, is authorized to participate in the design, planning, and construction of phase...


(a) Authorization The Secretary, in cooperation with the City of West Jordan, Utah, is authorized to participate in the design, planning, and construction of the City of...


(a) Authorization The Secretary, in cooperation with the appropriate State and local authorities, is authorized to participate in the design, planning, and construction of...


(a) Authorization The Secretary, in cooperation with the City of Oceanside, is authorized to participate in the design, planning, and construction of a 3,000,000 gallon per...


(a) Authorization The Secretary, in cooperation with the Water Replenishment District of Southern California, the Orange County Water District in the State of California,...


(a) Authorization The Secretary, in cooperation with the appropriate State and local authorities, is authorized to participate in the design, planning, and construction of the...


(a) Authorization The Secretary, in cooperation with Tooele City, Utah, is authorized to participate in the design, planning, and construction of the Tooele Wastewater...


(a) In general There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purposes and provisions of sections 390h through 390h-12p of this title. ...


(a) Investigation, analysis, and report In furtherance of the High Plains Groundwater Demonstration Program Act of 1983 (98 Stat. 1675) (43 U.S.C. 390g et seq.), the Secretary...


There is authorized to be appropriated for fiscal years beginning after September 30, 1992, $4,000,000 to carry out the study authorized by section 390h-14 of this title. ...


(a) Authorization The Secretary, in cooperation with the city of Salem, Oregon, is authorized to participate in the design, planning, and construction of the Willow Lake...


This subchapter shall amend and supplement the Act of June 17, 1902, and Acts supplementary thereto and amendatory thereof (43 U.S.C. 371) (43 U.S.C. 371 et seq.),...


As used in this subchapter: (1) The term ''contract'' means any repayment or water service contract between the United States and a district providing for the payment...


(a) Generally The provisions of this subchapter shall be applicable to any district which - (1) enters into a contract with the Secretary subsequent to October...


Except as provided in section 390ii of this title, irrigation water may not be delivered to - (1) a qualified recipient for use in the irrigation of lands owned by...


(a) Delivery of irrigation water at full cost Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any contract with a district entered into by the Secretary as specified in section ...


As a condition to the receipt of irrigation water for lands in a district which has a contract as specified in section 390cc of this title, each landowner and lessee within...


Upon the request of any district, the ownership and pricing limitations imposed by this subchapter shall apply to the irrigable lands classified within such district by the...


(a) Price adequate to recover charges The price of irrigation water delivered by the Secretary pursuant to a contract or an amendment to a contract with a district, as ...


(a) Disposal of lands in excess of ownership limitations within reasonable time Irrigation water made available in the operation of reclamation project facilities may not...


(a) Implementation of program by non-Federal recipients The Secretary shall, pursuant to his authorities under otherwise existing Federal reclamation law, encourage the...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, irrigation water made available from the operation of reclamation project facilities shall not be withheld from delivery to any...


(a) Applicability of Federal reclamation laws Notwithstanding any other provision of law, neither the ownership or pricing limitation provisions nor the other provisions of ...


(a) Ownership and pricing limitations inapplicable when repayment obligation has been discharged The ownership and full cost pricing limitations of this subchapter and...


(a) The ownership and full cost pricing limitations of this subchapter and the ownership limitations provided in any other provision of Federal reclamation law shall not apply...


(a) Limitations inapplicable Neither the ownership limitations of this subchapter nor the ownership limitations of any other provision of Federal reclamation law shall apply...


Neither the ownership limitations of this subchapter nor the ownership limitations of any other provision of Federal reclamation law shall apply to lands when the lands are...


Neither the ownership limitations of this subchapter nor the ownership limitations of any other provision of Federal reclamation law shall apply to lands which are isolated...


Lands receiving irrigation water pursuant to a contract with the Secretary as authorized under title III of the Colorado River Basin Project Act (82 Stat. 887; 43 U.S.C. 1521 et...


An individual religious or charitable entity or organization (including but not limited to a congregation, parish, school, ward, or chapter) which is exempt from taxation...


Irrigation water temporarily made available from reclamation facilities in excess of ordinary quantities not otherwise storable for project purposes or at times when such...


Consent is given to join the United States as a necessary party defendant in any suit to adjudicate, confirm, validate, or decree the contractual rights of a contracting entity...


(a) Report to Congress on production of surplus crops on acreage served by irrigation water Within one year of October 12, 1982, the Secretary of Agriculture, with...


(a) Existing Federal reclamation law The provisions of Federal reclamation law shall remain in full force and effect, except to the extent such law is amended by, or ...


The provisions of any contract entered into prior to October 1, 1981, by the Secretary with a district, which define project or nonproject water, or describe the delivery of...


Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal reclamation law, including this subchapter, lands which receive irrigation water may be leased only if the lease instrument is - ...


Any contracting entity subject to the ownership or pricing limitations of Federal reclamation law shall compile and maintain such records and information as the Secretary...


If any provision of this subchapter or the applicability thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of this subchapter and the application of such...


All moneys received from the sale and disposal of public lands in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma,...


The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized, upon request of the Secretary of the Interior and upon approval of the President, to transfer from time to time to the credit of...


The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to transfer to the credit of the reclamation fund, created by section 391 of this title, a sum equal to the difference...


...


All moneys received from entrymen or applicants for water rights shall be paid into the reclamation fund. ...


All moneys received by the United States in connection with any irrigation projects, including the incidental power features thereof, constructed by the Secretary of the...


There shall be covered into the reclamation fund the proceeds of the sales of material utilized for temporary work and structures in connection with the operations under the Act...


The proceeds heretofore or hereafter received from the lease of any lands reserved or withdrawn under the reclamation law or from the sale of the products therefrom shall be...


All moneys received after March 4, 1921, from any State, municipality, corporation, association, firm, district, or individual for investigations, surveys, construction work, or any ...


On and after December 25, 1924, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to receive moneys from any State, municipality, irrigation district, individual, or other interest,...


To enable the Secretary of the Interior to complete Government reclamation projects begun prior to June 25, 1910, the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized, as of June 25,...


Any moneys which may have been heretofore or may be hereafter advanced for operation and maintenance of any project or any division of a project shall be covered into the...


For the purpose of providing the Treasury with funds for the advances to the reclamation fund, provided for in section 397 of this title, the Secretary of the Treasury is...


...


All money placed to the credit of the reclamation fund in pursuance of sections 397 and 398 to 400, of this title shall be devoted exclusively to the completion of work...


Any amounts collected from defaulting contractors or their sureties, including collections heretofore made, in connection with contracts entered into under the reclamation law,...


...


...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to make examinations and surveys for, and to locate and construct, as herein provided, irrigation works for the...


...


The sum of $125,000 annually is authorized to be appropriated for cooperative and miscellaneous investigations of the feasibility of reclamation projects. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his judgment and discretion, to employ for consultation purposes on important reclamation work ten consulting engineers,...


After December 5, 1924, no new project or new division of a project shall be approved for construction or estimates submitted therefor by the Secretary until information in...


After June 25, 1910, no irrigation project contemplated by the Act of June 17, 1902, shall be begun unless and until the same shall have been recommended by the Secretary of...


Expenditures shall not be made for carrying out the purposes of the reclamation law except out of appropriations made annually by Congress therefor, and there shall annually, in...


All moneys heretofore or hereafter refunded or received in connection with operations under the reclamation law, except repayments of construction and operation and...


All lands entered and entries made under the homestead laws within areas so withdrawn during such withdrawal shall be subject to all the provisions, limitations, charges, terms,...


Where, in the opinion of the Secretary, a right of way or easement of any kind over public land is required in connection with a project the Secretary may reserve the same to...


Before any contract is let or work begun for the construction of any reclamation project adopted after August 13, 1914, the Secretary of the Interior shall require the owners...


Upon the determination that any irrigation project is practicable, the Secretary of the Interior may cause to be let contracts for the construction of the same, in such portions or ...


In carrying out the provisions of the national irrigation law approved June 17, 1902, and in constructing works thereunder, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to use and...


Where, in carrying out the provisions of this Act, it becomes necessary to acquire any rights or property, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to acquire the same for...


Distribution and drainage systems authorized to be constructed under the Federal reclamation laws may, in lieu of construction by the Secretary of the Interior (referred to...


To assist financially in the construction of the aforesaid local distribution and drainage systems by irrigation districts and other public agencies the Secretary is authorized,...


The Secretary shall require, as conditions to any such loan, that the borrower contribute in money or materials, labor, lands, or interests in land, computed at their...


Except as otherwise provided in sections 421a to 421h of this title, the provisions of the Federal reclamation laws, and Acts amendatory thereto, are continued in full force...


Unless otherwise provided in the Act authorizing construction of the project, the delivery and distribution of municipal and industrial water supplies shall be deemed to be...


The Secretary is hereby authorized to negotiate amendments to existing water service and irrigation distribution system loan contracts to conform said contracts to the provisions...


Nothing in sections 421a to 421h of this title shall be construed to repeal or limit the procedural and substantive requirements of sections 372 and 383 of this title. ...


Works financed by loans made under sections 421a to 421h of this title shall be subject to all procedural and substantive requirements of the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act...


Where, in carrying out projects under the provisions of the national reclamation Act it shall be necessary to construct dams in or across the Yellowstone River in the State...


The purpose of this subchapter is to encourage State and local participation in the development of projects under the Federal reclamation laws, with emphasis on rehabilitation...


As used in this subchapter - (a) The term ''construction'' shall include rehabilitation and betterment. (b) The term ''Federal reclamation laws'' shall mean the Act of ...


Any organization desiring to avail itself of the benefits provided in this subchapter shall submit a proposal therefor to the Secretary in such form and manner as he shall prescribe....


(a) Plans and estimates; review by States; allocation of capital costs Any proposal with respect to the construction of a project which has not theretofore been authorized...


Upon approval of any project proposal by the Secretary under the provisions of section 422d of this title, he may negotiate a contract which shall set out, among other things - ...


Any proposal with respect to the construction of a project which has theretofore been authorized for construction under the Federal reclamation laws shall be made in like manner as...


Upon request of an organization which has made or intends to make a proposal under this subchapter, the head of any Federal department or agency may make available to the...


The planning and construction of projects undertaken pursuant to this subchapter shall be subject to all procedural requirements and other provisions of the Fish and...


The Secretary is authorized to perform any and all acts and to make such rules and regulations as may be necessary or proper in carrying out the provisions of this subchapter. ...


There are authorized to be appropriated, such sums as may be necessary, but not to exceed $600,000,000, to carry out the provisions of this subchapter and, effective October 1,...


This subchapter shall be a supplement to the Federal reclamation laws and may be cited as the Small Reclamation Projects Act of 1956. ...


A loan contract negotiated and executed pursuant to this subchapter may be amended or supplemented for the purpose of deferring repayment installments in accordance with...


This subchapter as heretofore and hereafter amended, shall apply to the State of Hawaii. ...


All lands found by the classification made under the supervision of the Board of Survey and Adjustments (House Document 201, 69th Congress, 1st Session, checked and modified...


The construction charges prior to May 25, 1926, paid on permanently unproductive lands excluded from the project shall be applied as a credit on charges due or to become due on any ...


The payment of all construction charges against said areas temporarily unproductive shall remain suspended until the Secretary of the Interior shall declare them to be possessed...


Settlers who have unpatented entries under any of the public land laws embracing lands which have been eliminated from the project, or whose entries under water rights have been...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion, to amend any existing water-right contract to the extent necessary to carry out the provisions of sections 423 to...


No water shall be delivered upon the completion of any new project or new division of a project until a contract or contracts in form approved by the Secretary of the Interior...


The purpose of sections 423 to 423g and 610 of this title is the rehabilitation of the several reclamation projects and the insuring of their future success by placing them upon...


The adjustments under sections 1 to 40, inclusive, of the Act of Congress of May 25, 1926, 44 Statutes 636, are declared to be an incident of the operation of the ''reclamation...


Where the death of a husband or wife causes lands in private ownership to become excess lands, as that term is used in section 423e of this title, and those lands had theretofore...


The Secretary of the Interior, hereinafter styled the Secretary, is authorized in connection with Federal irrigation projects to dispose of vacant public lands designated...


The Secretary is authorized to sell such lands to resident farm owners or resident entrymen, on the project upon which such land is located, at prices not less than that fixed...


All ''permanently unproductive'' and ''temporarily unproductive'' land now or hereafter designated under sections 423 to 423g and 610 of this title, shall, when sold, remain...


After the purchaser has paid to the United States all amounts due on the purchase price of said land, a patent shall issue which shall recite that the lands so patented have...


In the absence of a contrary requirement in the contracts between the United States and the water users organization or district assuming liability for the payment of...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to perform any and all acts and to make all rules and regulations necessary and proper for carrying out the purposes of sections 424...


The provisions of Federal reclamation laws (Act of June 17, 1902, 32 Stat. 388, and Acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto) which limit the acreage of irrigable land...


Irrigable lands owned by States, political subdivisions, and agencies thereof which do not fall within the provisions of section 425 of this title may receive water from a...


Lessees of irrigable lands owned by States, political subdivisions, and agencies thereof which are held to be subject to the acreage limitation provisions of Federal reclamation...


No right to the use of water for land in private ownership shall be sold for a tract exceeding one hundred and sixty acres to any one landowner, and no such sale shall be made to...


Public lands which it is proposed to irrigate by means of any contemplated works shall be subject to entry only under the provisions of the homestead laws, and shall be subject...


The Secretary is authorized, under regulations to be promulgated by him, to require of each applicant including preference right ex-service men for entry to public lands on a...


It is declared to be the policy of the Congress that, in the opening to entry of newly irrigated public lands, preference shall be given to families who have no other means of...


Public lands which it is proposed to irrigate by means of any contemplated works shall be subject to entry in tracts of not less than forty nor more than one hundred and sixty...


All entries under reclamation projects containing more than one farm unit shall be reduced in area and conformed to a single farm unit within two years after making proof...


After June 25, 1910, no entry shall be made and no entryman shall be permitted to go upon lands reserved for irrigation purposes until the Secretary of the Interior shall...


Where entries made prior to June 25, 1910, have been or may be relinquished, in whole or in part, the lands so relinquished shall be subject to settlement and entry under...


...


The entryman upon lands to be irrigated shall, in addition to compliance with the homestead laws, reclaim at least one-half of the total irrigable area of his entry for...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to make general rules and regulations governing the use of water in the irrigation of the lands within any project, and may require...


From and after the filing with the Secretary of the Interior or such officer as he may designate of satisfactory proof of residence, improvement, and cultivation for the five...


In the absence of any intervening valid adverse interests any assignment made between June 23, 1910, and January 1, 1913, of land upon which the assignor has submitted...


No person shall hold by assignment more than one farm unit prior to final payment of all charges for all the land held by him subject to the reclamation law, except operation...


...


Wherever the Secretary of the Interior, in carrying out the provisions of the reclamation Act, shall acquire by relinquishment lands covered by a bona fide unperfected entry under...


Any person who prior to March 4, 1915, made homestead entry under the Act of June 17, 1902 (32 Stat. 388), for land believed to be susceptible of irrigation which at the time of...


Where any bona fide desert-land entry has been or may be embraced within the exterior limits of any land withdrawal or irrigation project under the Act of June 17, 1902, and...


A desert-land entry within the exterior limits of a Government reclamation project may be assigned in whole or in part under section 324 of this title, and the benefits...


Any entryman on an unpatented farm unit on a Federal irrigation project which shall be found by the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to a land classification, to be insufficient...


The benefits of section 451 of this title shall, and those of sections 451b to 451k of this title may, be extended by the Secretary to (a) any lawful assignee of an unpatented...


(a) Credits to entryman If an entryman making an exchange under the provisions of this subchapter becomes the direct obligor for payment to the United States of...


(a) After his approval of any application for an exchange as provided in this subchapter, the Secretary may cancel and release, in whole or in part, any and all charges or...


Within ninety days after receipt of notice of the approval by the Secretary of the application for exchange of entry and subject to the rights and interests of other parties,...


Upon timely application by an entryman on an unpatented farm unit on a Federal irrigation project, which shall be found by the Secretary, pursuant to a land classification, to...


Any exchange pursuant to this subchapter of land that is subject to a mortgage contract with the Secretary of Agriculture under sections 1006a and 1006b of title 7, and...


Where there are two or more timely applicants for a farm unit on a particular project or division thereof under the provisions of this subchapter, one or more of whom is...


In administering sections 434, 448, and 544 of this title, the Secretary may, to the extent found necessary as shown by a land classification to provide farm units sufficient in...


As used in this subchapter, the term ''Federal irrigation project'' means any irrigation project subject to the Federal reclamation laws (Act of June 17, 1902, 32 Stat. 388, and...


The Secretary may perform any and all acts and make all rules and regulations necessary and proper for carrying out the purposes of this subchapter. ...


Appropriations heretofore or hereafter made for carrying on the functions of the Bureau of Reclamation shall be available for credits, expenses, charges, and costs provided by...


The lands of any homestead entryman under the Act of June 17, 1902, known as the Reclamation Act, or any Act amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto, and the lands of any...


The lands of any desert-land entryman located within an irrigation project constructed under the Reclamation Act and obtaining a water supply from such project, and for whose land ...


All such taxes legally assessed shall be a lien upon the lands and may be enforced upon said lands by the sale thereof in the same manner and under the same proceeding whereby...


If the lands of any such entryman shall at any time revert to the United States for any reason whatever, all such liens or tax titles resulting from assessments levied after June...


The construction charges which shall be made per acre upon the entries and upon lands in private ownership which may be irrigated by the waters of any irrigation project shall...


The irrigable lands of each new project and new division of a project approved, after December 5, 1924, shall be classified by the Secretary with respect to their power, under...


...


In all cases where application for water right for lands in private ownership or lands held under entries not subject to the reclamation law shall not be made within one year...


Whenever water is available and it is impracticable to apportion operation and maintenance charges as provided in section 492 of this title, the Secretary of the Interior may,...


On each project existing prior to December 5, 1924, where, in the opinion of the Secretary, it appears that on account of lack of fertility in the soil, an inadequate water supply,...


...


The Secretary of the Interior may, in his discretion, withdraw any public notice issued prior to February 13, 1911, under section 419 of this title, and he may agree to...


No increase in the construction charges shall, after August 13, 1914, be made, after the same have been fixed by public notice, except by agreement between the Secretary of...


No work shall be undertaken or expenditure made for any lands, for which the construction charge has been fixed by public notice, which work or expenditure shall, in the opinion...


Any entryman or applicant shall at the time of making water-right application or entry, as the case may be, pay into the reclamation fund 5 per centum of the construction charge...


Any person whose lands, after August 13, 1914, and prior to December 5, 1924, became subject to the terms and conditions of the Act approved June 17, 1902, and Acts amendatory...


...


Any person whose land or entry, prior to August 13, 1914, became subject to the terms and conditions of the reclamation law shall pay the construction charge, or the portion of...


...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion, to designate and appoint, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, the legally organized...


If any water-right applicant or entryman shall have, prior to December 5, 1924, failed to pay any installment of his construction charges when due, there shall be added to the...


No water shall be delivered to the lands of any water-right applicant or entryman who shall be in arrears for more than one calendar year for the payment of any annual...


If any water-right applicant or entryman shall be one year in default in the payment of any installment of the construction charges and penalties, or any part thereof,...


If the Secretary of the Interior shall so elect, he may cause suit or action to be brought for the recovery of the amount of the construction charges in default and penalties; but...


...


For the purpose of providing for United States reclamation projects a feasible and comprehensive plan for an economical and equitable treatment of repayment problems and for...


As used in this subchapter - (a) The term ''Federal reclamation laws'' shall mean the Act of June 17, 1902 (32 Stat. 388), and all Acts amendatory thereof ...


In connection with any repayment contract or other form of obligation, existing on August 4, 1939, to pay construction charges, providing for repayment on the basis of a...


(a) The authority granted in section 485b of this title for modification of existing repayment contracts or other forms of obligations to pay construction charges shall...


...


The Secretary in this discretion may require, in connection with any contract entered into pursuant to the authority of this subchapter, that the contract provide (1) that...


In connection with any contract, relating to construction charges, entered into pursuant to the authority of this subchapter, the Secretary is authorized to require such provisions...


(a) Existing project contract unit The Secretary is authorized and directed to investigate the repayment problems of any existing project contract unit in connection with...


(a) Generally The Secretary is authorized and directed in the manner hereinafter provided to classify or to reclassify, from time to time but not more often than at...


(a) Findings of Secretary No expenditures for the construction of any new project, new division of a project, or new supplemental works on a project shall be made, nor...


In administering subsections (d) and (e) of section 485h of this title, the Secretary of the Interior shall - (1) include in any long-term contract hereafter entered into ...


The Secretary is authorized to negotiate amendments to existing contracts entered into pursuant to subsection (e) of section 485h of this title to conform said contracts to...


As used in sections 485h-1 to 485h-5 of this title, the term ''long-term contract'' shall mean any contract the term of which is more than ten years. ...


Nothing in sections 485h-1 to 485h-5 of this title shall be construed as affecting or intended to affect or to in any way interfere with the laws of any State relating to...


Sections 485h-1 to 485h-5 of this title shall be a supplement to the Federal reclamation laws (Act of June 17, 1902, 32 Stat. 388, and Acts amendatory thereof or...


After the execution of a contract pursuant to the authority of section 9(d)(1) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 (43 U.S.C. 485h(d)(1)) and prior to the commencement of...


In any repayment contract which provides for payment of construction charges by single annual installments, the Secretary may by agreement with the contracting organization...


The Secretary is authorized to perform any and all acts and to make such rules and regulations as may be necessary and proper for the purpose of carrying the provisions of...


The provisions of previous Acts of Congress not inconsistent with the provisions of this subchapter shall remain in full force and effect. ...


This subchapter may be cited as the ''Reclamation Project Act of 1939.'' ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to use the reclamation fund for the operation and maintenance of all reservoirs and irrigation works constructed under...


In addition to the construction charge, every water-right applicant, entryman, or landowner under or upon a reclamation project shall also pay, whenever water service is available...


All operation and maintenance charges upon projects existing prior to December 5, 1924, shall become due and payable on the date fixed for each project by the Secretary of...


...


If any operation or maintenance charge is unpaid on the 1st day of the third calendar month after it became due a penalty of 1 per centum of the amount unpaid shall be added...


No water shall be delivered to the lands of any water-right applicant or entryman who shall be in arrears for more than one calendar year for the payment of any charge for...


If any water-right applicant or entryman shall be one year in arrears in the payment of any charge for operation and maintenance and penalties, or any part thereof, his...


In the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior suit or action may be brought for the amounts of operation or maintenance charges in default and penalties in like manner...


When the payments required by this Act are made for the major portion of the lands irrigated from the waters of any of the works herein provided for, then the management and...


Whenever any legally organized water-users' association or irrigation district shall so request, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion, to transfer to...


Whenever an irrigation district, municipality, or water users' organization assumes operation and maintenance of works constructed to furnish or distribute a water supply pursuant...


Whenever a municipal corporation or other organization to which water for municipal, domestic, or industrial use is furnished or distributed under a contract entered into with...


Whenever two-thirds of the irrigable area of any project, or division of a project, shall be covered by water-right contracts between the water users and the United States,...


Whenever the water users take over the care, operation, and maintenance of a project, or a division of a project, the total accumulated net profits, as determined by the...


In order to assure continuous operation of all projects and project facilities governed by the Federal reclamation law (Act of June 17, 1902, 32 Stat. 388, and Acts amendatory...


The term ''unusual or emergency conditions'', as used in section 502 of this title, shall be construed to mean canal bank failures, generator failures, damage to transmission...


Expenditures of funds hereafter specifically appropriated for rehabilitation and betterment of any project constructed under authority of the Small Reclamation Projects Act (Act...


Funds appropriated for the construction of irrigation works authorized to be undertaken pursuant to the Federal reclamation laws (Act of June 17, 1902, 32 Stat. 388, and...


In order to preserve the structural safety of Bureau of Reclamation dams and related facilities the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to perform such modifications as he ...


Construction authorized by this subchapter shall be for the purposes of dam safety and not for the specific purposes of providing additional conservation storage capacity or...


(a) Costs resulting from age and normal deterioration or lack of maintenance of structures Costs heretofore or hereafter incurred in the modification of structures under...


There are hereby authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 1979 and ensuing fiscal years such sums as may be necessary and, effective October 1, 1983, not to exceed an...


In carrying out the purposes of the Act of June 17, 1902 (32 Stat. 388), and Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto and known as the reclamation law, the Secretary of...


Patents and water-right certificates which shall be issued after May 15, 1922, under the terms of subchapter XIV of this chapter, for lands lying within any irrigation district...


Upon the execution of any contract between the United States and any irrigation district pursuant to sections 511 and 512 of this title the public lands included within...


The Secretary of the Interior in connection with the operations under the reclamation law is authorized to enter into contract to supply water from any project irrigation system...


Whenever a development of power is necessary for the irrigation of lands, under any project undertaken under the said reclamation Act, or an opportunity is afforded for...


Whenever in carrying out the provisions of the reclamation law, storage or carrying capacity has been or may be provided in excess of the requirements of the lands to be...


In carrying out the provisions of the said reclamation Act, and Acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized, upon such terms as...


The moneys received in pursuance of the contracts authorized by sections 523 and 524 of this title shall be covered into the reclamation fund and be available for use under the...


All moneys or profits as determined by the Secretary heretofore or hereafter derived from the sale or rental of surplus water under the Warren Act of February 21, 1911 (36 Stat....


Any homestead entryman under the Act of June 17, 1902, known as the reclamation Act, including entrymen on ceded Indian lands, may, at any time after having complied with...


Every patent and water-right certificate issued under this subchapter shall expressly reserve to the United States a prior lien on the land patented or for which water right...


Upon full and final payment being made of all amounts due on account of the building and betterment charges to the United States or its successors in control of the project,...


No person shall at any one time or in any manner, except as hereinafter otherwise provided, acquire, own, or hold irrigable land for which entry or water-right application shall...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to designate such bonded fiscal agents or officers of the Bureau of Reclamation as he may deem advisable on each reclamation project,...


Jurisdiction of suits by the United States for the enforcement of the provisions of this subchapter is conferred on the United States district courts of the districts in which...


Any desert-land entryman whose desert-land entry has been embraced within the exterior limits of any land withdrawal or irrigation project under the Act of June 17, 1902, known...


The Secretary of the Interior may in connection with irrigation projects under the reclamation Act of June 17, 1902, not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres in each case, survey...


The lots so surveyed shall be appraised under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior and sold under his direction at not less than their appraised value at public auction...


Any town site set apart or established prior to June 27, 1906, by proclamation of the President, under the provisions of sections 711 and 712 (FOOTNOTE 1) of this title, within or...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, whenever he may deem it necessary, to reappraise all unsold lots within town sites on projects under the reclamation Act heretofore...


In the sale of town lots under the provisions of sections 562 and 563 of this title the Secretary of the Interior may, in his discretion, require payments for such town lots in...


The public reservations in such town sites shall be improved and maintained by the town authorities at the expense of the town; and upon the organization thereof as...


The Secretary of the Interior shall, in accordance with the provisions of the reclamation law, provide for water rights in amount he may deem necessary for the towns established...


Reclamation funds shall be available for the payment of all expenses incurred in executing the provisions of sections 561 to 563 and 566 of this title relating to town sites, and...


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Section 569 of this title is extended to the following described land. All in lot 2, section 22, township 7 north, range 1 west, Boise meridian, beginning at the...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, upon application by the proper officers of a school district located wholly or in part within the boundaries of a project of the...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion, to appraise, and sell, at public auction, to the highest bidder, from time to time, under such terms as to time...


The net proceeds of such sales after deducting all expenditures on account of such lands, and the project construction charge, for the irrigable area of the lands so sold...


Reclamation funds are authorized to be appropriated for use in defraying the necessary expenses of appraisement and sale of the lands authorized to be sold under section 571 of...


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For the purpose of avoiding an unduly high operation and maintenance assessment in any one year and to keep the operation and maintenance charges in connection with the...


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The provisions of sections 441 and 442 of this title, authorizing the assignment under certain conditions of homesteads within reclamation projects, and of subchapter XIV of...


For the purpose of irrigation and reclamation of arid lands, for controlling floods, improving navigation, regulating the flow of the South Fork of the Flathead River, for...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to construct, operate, and maintain under the provisions of the Federal reclamation laws (Act June 17, 1902, 32 Stat. 388, and Acts ...


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King Hill project, Idaho, shall be subject to the reclamation Act of June 17, 1902, and all Acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto, so far as applicable and consistent...


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Lands within and in the vicinity of the ceded portion of the Wind River or Shoshone Reservation, and included in the Riverton project, Wyoming, shall be subject to all the...


There is granted to the United States and its assigns, including its successors in control of the operation and maintenance of the Riverton reclamation project, Wyoming, a...


Compensation to the individual Indian owners of the allotted lands within the area described in section 597a of this title shall be made from moneys appropriated for the...


The easements granted in section 597a of this title shall not interfere with the use by the Indians of the Wind River or Shoshone Indian Reservation of the lands dealt with...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to perform any and all acts and to prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of sections 597a to 597d...


Whenever a development of power is necessary for the irrigation of lands under the Salt River reclamation project, Arizona, or an opportunity is afforded for the development of...


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No contractor shall secure a right to the use of water from American Falls Reservoir, Minidoka project, except under a contract containing the provision that the contractor shall,...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to construct a Federal reclamation project for the irrigation of the lands of the Arch Hurley Conservancy District in New Mexico under...


For the purposes of irrigating land, delivering water for industrial and municipal use, controlling floods, providing recreation and fish and wildlife benefits, and controlling and ...


(a) Construction, operation, and maintenance costs Notwithstanding any recommendations in the report mentioned in section 600b of this title to the contrary, only the costs of ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to investigate, plan, construct, operate and maintain, or otherwise provide for basic public outdoor recreation facilities at the...


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For the purpose of controlling the floods, improving navigation, and regulating the flow of the Colorado River, providing for storage and for the delivery of the stored waters...


(a) Creation of fund; purpose; receipts and expenditures under control of Secretary of the Interior There is established a special fund, to be known as the ''Colorado...


There is authorized to be appropriated from time to time, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sums of money as may be necessary to carry out the...


(a) Ratification by interested States of Colorado River compact; agreements for apportionment of waters This subchapter shall not take effect and no authority shall be ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, under such general regulations as he may prescribe, to contract for the storage of water in said reservoir and for the delivery thereof...


The dam and reservoir provided for by section 617 of this title shall be used: First, for river regulation, improvement of navigation, and flood control; second, for irrigation...


The Secretary of the Interior may, in his discretion, when repayments to the United States of all money advanced, with interest, reimbursable hereunder, shall have been...


(a) The United States, its permittees, licensees, and contractees, and all users and appropriators of water stored, diverted, carried, and/or distributed by the reservoir,...


Lands found to be practicable of irrigation and reclamation by irrigation works and withdrawn under the Act of March 6, 1946 (43 U.S.C. 617(h)) shall be opened for entry, in...


Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed as modifying in any manner the existing contract, dated October 23, 1918, between the United States and the Imperial Irrigation...


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''Political subdivision'' or ''political subdivisions'' as used in this subchapter shall be understood to include any State, irrigation or other district, municipality, or...


(a) Approval by Congress The Colorado River compact signed at Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 24, 1922, pursuant to Act of Congress approved August 19, 1921, entitled ''An Act...


This subchapter shall be deemed a supplement to the reclamation law, which said reclamation law shall govern the construction, operation, and management of the works...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to make investigation and public reports of the feasibility of projects for irrigation, generation of electric power,...


In furtherance of any comprehensive plan formulated on and after Dec. 21, 1928 for the control, improvement, and utilization of the resources of the Colorado River system and to...


Except as provided in title 11, claims of the United States arising out of any contract authorized by this subchapter shall have priority over all others, secured or unsecured. ...


Nothing herein shall be construed as interfering with such rights as the States had on December 21, 1928, either to the waters within their borders or to adopt such policies and...


The consent of Congress is given to the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming to negotiate and enter into compacts or agreements,...


Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed as a denial or recognition of any rights, if any, in Mexico to the use of the waters of the Colorado River system. ...


The short title of this subchapter shall be ''Boulder Canyon Project Act.'' ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and empowered, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, to establish rental rates for the lease of reserved lands of...


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The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to, and he shall, promulgate charges, or the basis of computation thereof, for electrical energy generated at Hoover...


All receipts from the project shall be paid into the Colorado River Dam Fund and shall be available, without further appropriation, for: (a) Defraying operating expenses ...


The availability of appropriations from the Colorado River Development Fund for the investigation and construction of projects in any of the States of the Colorado River Basin...


If, by reason of any act of God, or of the public enemy, or any major catastrophe, or any other unforeseen and unavoidable cause, the revenues, for any year of operation, after...


(a) Upon the taking effect of this subchapter, pursuant to section 618i of this title, the charges, or the basis of computation thereof, promulgated under this subchapter, shall be ...


If at any time there shall be insufficient sums in the Colorado River Dam Fund to meet the cost of replacements, however necessitated, in addition to meeting the other requirements...


Whenever by the terms of the Project Act (43 U.S.C. 617 et seq.) or this subchapter payment of interest is provided for, and whenever interest shall enter into any...


The first $25,000,000 of advances made to the Colorado River Dam Fund for the project shall be deemed to be the sum allocated to flood control by section 617a(b) of this title...


The Secretary is authorized from time to time to promulgate such regulations and enter into such contracts as he may find necessary or appropriate for carrying out the purposes...


The Secretary is authorized to negotiate for and enter into a contract for the termination of the existing lease of the Hoover Power Plant made pursuant to the Project Act (43...


This subchapter shall be effective immediately for the purpose of the promulgation of charges, or the basis of computation thereof, and the execution of contracts authorized by...


Any contractor for energy from the project failing or refusing to execute a contract modifying its existing contract to conform to this subchapter shall continue to pay the rates...


The following terms wherever used in this subchapter shall have the following respective meanings: ''Project Act'' shall mean the Boulder Canyon Project Act (43 U.S.C. 617...


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Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed as interfering with such rights as the States had on July 19, 1940, either to the waters within their borders or to adopt such...


All laborers and mechanics employed in the construction of any part of the project, or in the operation, maintenance, or replacement of any part of the Hoover Dam, shall be paid...


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(a) Hoover Powerplant generating equipment; increase in capacity; improvement of appurtenances; authorization of Secretary The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to...


(a) Offering of contracts by Secretary; total power obligation; conforming of regulations; contract expiration and restrictions (1) The Secretary of Energy shall offer: ...


Reimbursement of funds advanced by non-Federal purchasers for the uprating program shall be a repayment requirement of the Boulder Canyon project beginning with the first day of...


In order to initiate the comprehensive development of the water resources of the Upper Colorado River Basin, for the purposes, among others, of regulating the flow of the...


In carrying out further investigations of projects under the Federal reclamation laws in the Upper Colorado River Basin, the Secretary shall give priority to completion of...


The Secretary is directed to proceed as nearly as practicable with the construction of the Animas-La Plata, Dolores, Dallas Creek, West Divide, and San Miguel participating Federal ...


The Secretary shall, for the Animas-La Plata, Dolores, Dallas Creek, San Miguel, West Divide, and Seedskadee participating projects of the Colorado River storage project,...


It is not the intention of Congress, in authorizing only those projects designated in section 620 of this title, and in authorizing priority in planning only those...


Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, in constructing, operating, and maintaining the units of the Colorado River storage project and the participating projects listed...


In the diversion and storage of water for any project or any parts thereof constructed under the authority of the Colorado River Basin Project Act (43 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.) or...


(a) Authorization and availability There is authorized a separate fund in the Treasury of the United States to be known as the Upper Colorado River Basin Fund ...


The Upper Colorado River Basin Fund established under section 620d of this title shall be reimbursed from the Colorado River Development Fund established by section 618a of this...


Upon completion of each unit, participating project or separable feature thereof, the Secretary shall allocate the total costs (excluding any expenditures authorized by section...


The hydroelectric powerplants and transmission lines authorized by this chapter to be constructed, operated, and maintained by the Secretary shall be operated in conjunction...


In connection with the development of the Colorado River storage project and of the participating projects, the Secretary is authorized and directed to investigate, plan,...


Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to alter, amend, repeal, construe, interpret, modify, or be in conflict with the provisions of the Boulder Canyon Project Act...


Expenditures for the Flaming Gorge, Glen Canyon, Wayne N. Aspinall, and Navajo initial units of the Colorado River storage project may be made without regard to the soil survey...


The Final Judgment, Final Decree and stipulations incorporated therein in the consolidated cases of United States of America v. Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, et...


There are authorized to be appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sums as may be required to carry out the purposes of this chapter, but...


In planning the use of, and in using credits from, net power revenues available for the purpose of assisting in the pay-out of costs of participating projects herein and...


In the operation and maintenance of all facilities, authorized by Federal law and under the jurisdiction and supervision of the Secretary of the Interior, in the basin of the...


The Secretary of the Interior is directed to continue studies and to make a report to the Congress and to the States of the Colorado River Basin on the quality of water of...


As used in this chapter - The terms ''Colorado River Basin'', ''Colorado River Compact'', ''Colorado River System'', ''Lee Ferry'', ''States of the Upper Division'',...


When in any State of the United States under the irrigation district laws of said State there has, prior to August 11, 1916, been organized and created or shall thereafter...


The cost of constructing, acquiring, purchasing, or maintaining the canals, ditches, reservoirs, reservoir sites, water, water right, rights-of-way, or other property incurred...


No unentered lands and no entered lands for which no final certificates have been issued shall be subject to the lien or liens herein contemplated until there shall have...


Upon the approval of the district map or plat as hereinbefore provided by the Secretary of the Interior the officer designated by the Secretary of the Interior will note said...


The Secretary of the Interior may, upon the expiration of ten years from the date of his approval of said map and plan of any irrigation district, release from the lien authorized...


The lien described in section 622 of this title upon land covered by unpatented entries may be enforced upon said unpatented lands by the sale thereof in the same manner and under...


No public lands which were unentered at the time any tax or assessment was levied against same by such irrigation district shall be sold for such taxes or assessments, but such...


Any entered but unpatented lands not subject to reclamation Act of June 17, 1902 (32 Stat. 388) sold in the manner and for the purposes mentioned in this chapter may be patented...


All notices required by the irrigation district laws mentioned in this chapter shall, as soon as such notices are issued, be delivered to the officer designated by the Secretary...


All moneys derived by the United States from the sale of public lands referred to in this chapter shall be paid into such funds and applied as provided by law for the disposal of...


To aid the public-land States in the reclamation of the desert lands therein, and the settlement, cultivation and sale thereof in small tracts to actual settlers, the Secretary of...


The Secretary of the Interior shall issue quitclaim deeds to the public-land States for all lands patented to such States under section 641 of this title. He shall also issue...


The Secretary shall not issue such quitclaim deeds or patents to any State, however, unless that State files a proper application for the transfer of these lands within three...


The application must include a list of all the lands which the State certifies should be transferred under the terms of section 641a of this title, the basis for the certification...


The quitclaim or relinquishment of all right, title, and interest by the State to any lands under sections 641a to 641d of this title shall not be effective until the Secretary...


Under any law heretofore or hereafter enacted by any State, providing for the reclamation of arid lands, in pursuance and acceptance of the terms of the grant made in section 641...


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The Secretary of the Interior, when restoring to the public domain lands that have been segregated to a State under sections 641, 642 and 643 (FOOTNOTE 1) of this title is...


An additional one million acres of arid lands within each of the States of Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming is made available and subject to the terms of section 641 of...


All the provisions of sections 641, 642 and 643 (FOOTNOTE 1) of this title are extended to the States of New Mexico and Arizona, and the said States upon complying with the...


The provisions of sections 641, 642 and 643 (FOOTNOTE 1) of this title are extended over and shall apply to the desert lands within the limits of all that portion of the former...


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Whenever, by priority of possession, rights to the use of water for mining, agricultural, manufacturing, or other purposes, have vested and accrued, and the same are recognized...


Sites for reservoirs and other hydraulic works necessary for the storage and utilization of water for irrigation and the prevention of floods and overflows, located or selected...


Reservoir sites located or selected and to be located and selected shall be restricted to and shall contain only so much land as is actually necessary for the construction...


All reservoir sites reserved or to be reserved shall be open to use and occupation under sections 946 to 949 (FOOTNOTE 1) of this title, and any State is authorized to improve...


In the form provided by existing law, the Secretary of the Interior may file and approve surveys and plats of any right of way for a wagon road, railroad, or other highway over...


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The Secretary of the Interior, in order to encourage and promote development of production of furs in the Territory of Alaska, is authorized to lease to corporations organized...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to perform any and all acts, and to make such rules and regulations as may be necessary and proper, for the purpose of carrying...


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The trustee or trustees to whom a patent has been issued for a townsite surveyed pursuant to section 732 or 735 (FOOTNOTE 1) of this title, upon a finding by the Secretary of...


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The public lands shall be divided by north and south lines run according to the true meridian, and by others crossing them at right angles, so as to form townships of six...


The system of public land surveys is extended to the Territory of Alaska. ...


The Secretary of the Interior or such officer as he may designate, shall furnish the land offices at Nome and Fairbanks a sufficient quantity of numbers to be used in the...


The boundaries and contents of the several sections, half-sections, and quarter-sections of the public lands shall be ascertained in conformity with the following principles: ...


In every case of the division of a quarter section the line for the division thereof shall run north and south, and the corners and contents of half quarter sections which...


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An accurate account shall be kept by the Secretary of the Interior or such officer as he may designate of the cost of surveying and platting every private land claim to be...


In all cases of the survey of private land claims the cost of the same shall be refunded to the Treasury by the owner before the delivery of the patent. ...


When the settlers in any township not mineral or reserved by the Government, or persons and associations lawfully possessed of coal lands and otherwise qualified to make...


The deposit of money in a proper United States depository, under the provisions of section 759 of this title, shall be deemed an appropriation of the sums so deposited for the...


The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to pay, out of the moneys heretofore or hereafter covered into the Treasury from deposits made by individuals to cover cost...


Where settlers or owners or grantees of public lands make deposits in accordance with the provisions of section 759 of this title, certificates shall be issued for such deposits...


Such sums as have been or may be deposited for surveys in Louisiana by actual settlers, under sections 759, 760, and 762 of this title, may be, in whole or in part, employed in...


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There shall be no further geological survey by the Government, unless authorized by law. The public surveys shall extend over all mineral lands; and all subdividing of surveyed...


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The Secretary of the Interior may, by regulation, provide that departures may be made from the system of rectangular surveys whenever it is not feasible or economical to extend...


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The Secretary of the Interior may, as of March 3, 1909, in his discretion cause to be made, as he may deem wise under the rectangular system on that date provided by law,...


Upon the application of the owners of three-fourths of the privately owned lands in any township covered by public-land surveys, more than 50 per centum of the area of which...


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Where settlements with a view to preemption or homestead have been, or shall hereafter be made, before the survey of the lands in the field, which are found to have been made...


(a) Restrictions The lands appropriated by section 851 of this title shall be selected from any unappropriated, surveyed or unsurveyed public lands within the State where...


The Secretary of the Interior may issue regulations governing applications for unsurveyed lands. If he establishes any minimum acreage requirements, they shall provide for...


Prior to issuance of an instrument of transfer, lands must be surveyed. The Secretary of the Interior shall within five years, subject to the availability of funds, survey...


All the provisions of sections 851 and 852 of this title, which provide for the selection of lands for educational purposes in lieu of those appropriated for other purposes, are...


All the provisions of sections 851 and 852 of this title are made applicable to New Mexico, and the grant of school lands to said State, and indemnity therefor, shall be...


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Any State or Territory entitled to indemnity school lands or entitled to select lands for educational purposes under law existing prior to March 2, 1895, may select such lands...


There is granted, for purposes of internal improvement, to each new State admitted into the Union, after September 4, 1841, upon such admission, so much public land as, including...


There shall be granted to the several counties or parishes of each State and Territory, where there are public lands, at the minimum price for which public lands of the United...


Where lands have been or may hereafter be granted by any law of Congress to any one of the several States and Territories, and where such law does not convey the fee-simple title...


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The States of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, and Washington shall have a preference right over any person or corporation to select lands subject to entry by said...


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It shall be lawful for the Governors of the States of Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming to apply to the Secretary of the Interior or...


It shall be lawful for the properly credited agent or official of the State of Florida having in charge the adjustment of its school grant to apply to the Secretary of the...


All selections of any portion of the public domain, to which, prior to July 23, 1866, no homestead, preemption, or other right had been acquired by any settler under the laws of...


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In any suit instituted in the Supreme Court of the United States to determine the right of a State to what are commonly known as school lands within any Indian Reservation or...


(a) Application; conditions; classification; restoration if not applied for The Secretary of the Interior upon application filed by a duly qualified applicant under...


The Secretary of the Interior may after due consideration as to the power value of the land, whether or not withdrawn therefor, (a) sell such land to the State, Territory, county,...


(a) Conditions of transfer by grantee Title to lands conveyed by the Government under sections 869 to 869-4 of this title may not be transferred by the grantee or its ...


The Secretary may authorize transfers of title or changes in use in accordance with the provisions of section 869-2 of this title with respect to any patent heretofore issued...


All moneys received from or on account of any revested Oregon and California Railroad grant lands or reconveyed Coos Bay Wagon Road grant lands under sections 869 to 869-4 of...


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Subject to the provisions of subsections (a), (b), and (c) of this section, the several grants to the States of numbered sections in place for the support or in aid of common...


Nothing contained in section 870 of this title is intended or shall be held or construed to increase, diminish, or affect the rights of States under grants other than for the...


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Where a conveyance of land has been made or may hereafter be made to the United States in connection with an application for amendment of a patented entry or entries, or an...


In any case in which public lands of the United States have been granted to a State, before May 16, 1958, for the purpose of erecting public buildings at the capital of such...


Before any land granted to any railroad company by the United States shall be conveyed to such company, or any persons entitled thereto under any of the acts incorporating or...


No lands granted to any railroad corporation by any Act of Congress shall be exempt from taxation by States, Territories, and municipal corporations on account of the lien of...


If any railroad corporation required by law to pay the costs of surveying, selecting, or conveying any lands granted to such company or for its use and benefit by Act of...


Sections 882 to 885 of this title shall not affect the right of the Government to declare or enforce a forfeiture of any lands so granted; but all the rights of the United States...


The costs of surveying, selecting, and conveying lands granted to the Union Pacific Railroad Company shall become due and payable at and on the demand therefor made by the...


For the survey of the public lands lying within the limits of land grants made by Congress to aid in the construction of railroads, and the selection therein of such lands as...


When any railroad company claiming a grant of land under any Act of Congress, desiring to secure the survey of any unsurveyed lands within the limits of its grant, shall file...


In the adjustment of all railroad land grants, whether made directly to any railroad company or to any State for railroad purposes, if any of the lands granted be found in...


The privileges granted by section 888 of this title are extended (subject to the provisos, limitations, and restrictions thereof) to all persons entitled to the right of homestead...


All preemption and homestead entries, or entries in compliance with any law of the United States, of the public lands, made in good faith, by actual settlers, upon tracts of land...


When at the time of such withdrawal as aforesaid, valid preemption or homestead claims existed upon any lands within the limits of any such grants which afterward were...


All such preemption and homestead entries which may have been made by permission of the Land Department, or in pursuance of the rules and instructions thereof, within the limits...


All persons who shall have settled and made valuable and permanent improvements upon any odd-numbered section of land within any railroad withdrawal in good faith and with...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed as of March 3, 1887, to adjust, in accordance with the decisions of the Supreme Court, each of the railroad land grants...


If it shall appear, upon the completion of such adjustments, respectively, or sooner, that lands were, from any cause, prior to March 3, 1887, erroneously certified or patented,...


If, in the adjustment of said grants, it shall appear that the homestead or preemption entry of any bona fide settler has been erroneously canceled on account of any railroad grant...


As to all lands, except those mentioned in section 896 of this title, which have been so erroneously certified or patented as aforesaid, and which have been sold by the...


Where any said company shall have sold to citizens of the United States, or to persons who have declared their intention to become such citizens, as a part of its grant, lands...


No more lands shall be certified or conveyed to any State or to any corporation or individual, for the benefit of either of the companies herein mentioned, where it shall appear...


Suits by the United States to vacate and annul any patent to lands erroneously issued under a railroad or wagon-road grant shall only be brought within six years after the date of...


If any person claiming to be a bona fide purchaser of any lands erroneously patented or certified shall present his claim to the Secretary of the Interior prior to the institution...


If at any time prior to the institution of suit by the Attorney General to cancel any patent or certification of lands erroneously patented or certified a claim or statement...


The provision of section 888 of this title and all statutes amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto, including sections 894 to 899 of this title, as modified or supplemented...


There is forfeited to the United States, and the United States resumes the title thereto, all lands granted prior to September 29, 1890, to any State or to any corporation to aid...


All persons who, on September 29, 1890, were actual settlers in good faith on any of the lands forfeited by section 904 of this title and were otherwise qualified, on making due...


In all cases where persons being citizens of the United States, or who have declared their intentions to become such, in accordance with the naturalization laws of the United...


No lands declared forfeited to the United States by sections 904 to 907 of this title shall by reason of such forfeiture inure to the benefit of any State or corporation to...


To enable the Secretary of the Interior to complete the adjustment of land grants made by Congress to aid in the construction of railroads, and to subject the lands granted to ...


If any railroad corporation required by law to pay the costs of surveying, selecting, or conveying any lands granted to such corporation, or for its use and benefit, by any Act...


Sections 908 to 911 of this title shall not affect the right of the Secretary of the Interior to cause the public surveys to be extended over any lands granted to any railroad...


The Secretary of the Interior shall prescribe such rules and regulations as will be necessary to the carrying out of the provisions of sections 908 to 910 of this title. ...


Whenever public lands of the United States have been or may be granted to any railroad company for use as a right of way for its railroad or as sites for railroad structures of...


All railroad companies to which grants for rights of way through the public lands have been made by Congress, or their successors in interest or assigns, are authorized to convey...


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All navigable rivers, within the territory occupied by the public lands, shall remain and be deemed public highways; and, in all cases where the opposite banks of any streams...


The Attorney General, whenever he deems it advantageous to the Government and upon such terms and conditions as he deems advisable, is authorized on behalf of the United States...


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The head of any department or agency of the Government of the United States having jurisdiction over public lands and national forests, except national parks and monuments, of...


The authority conferred by section 931c of this title shall be in addition to, and not in derogation of any authority heretofore conferred upon the head of any department or agency...


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The right of way through the public lands of the United States is granted to any railroad company duly organized under the laws of any State or Territory, except the District...


Any railroad company whose right of way, or whose track or roadbed upon such right of way, passes through any canyon, pass, or defile, shall not prevent any other railroad...


The legislature of the proper Territory may provide for the manner in which private lands and possessory claims on the public lands of the United States may be condemned; and...


Any railroad company desiring to secure the benefits of sections 934 to 939 of this title, shall, within twelve months after the location of any section of twenty miles of its...


Sections 934 to 939 of this title shall not apply to any lands within the limits of any military, park, or Indian reservation, or other lands especially reserved from sale,...


Congress reserves the right at any time to alter, amend, or repeal sections 934 to 939 of this title, or any part thereof. ...


Each and every grant of right of way and station grounds made prior to February 25, 1909, to any railroad corporation under sections 934 to 939 of this title, where such railroad...


All railroad companies operating railroads through the Territories of the United States over a right of way obtained under any grant or Act of Congress giving to said...


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The right of way through the lands of the United States in Alaska is granted to any railroad company, duly organized under the laws of any State or Territory or by the Congress of...


Any railroad company whose right of way, or whose track or roadbed upon such right of way, passes through any canyon, pass, or defile shall not prevent any other railroad company...


Where any company, the right of way to which is granted by sections 687a, 687a-2 to 687a-5, (FOOTNOTE 1) and 942-1 to 942-9 of this title and sections 607a and 615a of title 16,...


Any company mentioned in sections 687a, 687a-2 to 687a-5, (FOOTNOTE 1) and 942-1 to 942-9 of this title and sections 607a and 615a of title 16, by filing with the Secretary of...


Any company desiring to secure the benefits of sections 687a, 687a-2 to 687a-5, (FOOTNOTE 1) and 942-1 to 942-9 of this title and sections 607a and 615a of title 16, shall,...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to issue a permit, by instrument in writing, in conformity with and subject to the restrictions herein contained, unto any...


Sections 687a, 687a-2 to 687a-5, (FOOTNOTE 1) and 942-1 to 942-9 of this title and sections 607a and 615a of title 16 shall not apply to any lands within the limits of any...


Congress reserves the right at any time to alter, amend, or repeal sections 687a, 687a-2 to 687a-5, (FOOTNOTE 1) and 942-1 to 942-9 of this title and sections 607a and 615a of...


The map and profile of definite location of such railroad, wagon road, or tramway, to be filed as hereinbefore provided, shall, when the line passes over surveyed lands, indicate...


All lands in the State of Minnesota described in and withdrawn from sale by the proclamations of the President of the United States for the reason that said lands would be...


Where, under sections 934 to 939 of this title, or under special Acts of Congress, or under the laws of the former Territories of Oklahoma and Arizona, railroads have been...


In all patents for lands taken up after August 30, 1890, under any of the land laws of the United States or on entries or claims validated by this Act, west of the one...


Notwithstanding the existence of any reservation of right-of-way to the United States for canals under section 945 of this title, or any State statute, the Secretary of the...


Jurisdiction of an action brought by the United States or the landowner for the determination of just compensation pursuant to section 945a of this title is hereby conferred on...


The right of way through the public lands and reservations of the United States is granted to any canal ditch company, irrigation or drainage district formed for the purpose...


Any canal or ditch company desiring to secure the benefits of sections 946 to 949 of this title shall, within twelve months after the location of ten miles of its canal, if the...


The provisions of sections 946 to 949 of this title shall apply to all canals, ditches, or reservoirs, heretofore or hereafter constructed, whether constructed by...


Nothing in sections 946 to 949 of this title shall authorize such canal or ditch company to occupy such right of way except for the purpose of said canal or ditch, and then only...


In addition to the rights of way granted by sections 946 to 949 of this title, and subject to the conditions and restrictions therein contained, the Secretary of the Interior...


Rights of way for ditches, canals, or reservoirs heretofore or hereafter approved under the provisions of sections 946 to 949 of this title may be used for purposes of a...


Any person, livestock company, or transportation corporation engaged in breeding, grazing, driving, or transporting livestock may construct reservoirs upon unoccupied public lands...


Any person, livestock company, or corporation desiring to avail themselves of the provisions of sections 952 to 955 of this title shall file a declaratory statement in the...


At any time after the completion of such reservoir or reservoirs, which shall be constructed and completed within two years after filing such declaratory statement, such...


Congress may at any time amend, alter, or repeal sections 952 to 955 of this title. ...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and empowered, under general regulations to be fixed by him, to permit the use of the right of way through the public lands of the...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and empowered, under general regulations to be fixed by him, to permit the use of right of way to the extent of twenty-five feet,...


In the form provided by existing law the Secretary of the Interior may file and approve surveys and plats of any right of way for a wagon road, railroad, or other highway over...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and empowered, under general regulations to be fixed by him, to permit the use of rights of way through the public lands, forest and...


(FOOTNOTE 1) There is no section 960 in this title. The head of the department having jurisdiction over the lands be, and he is, authorized and empowered, under general...


The right of way through the public lands of the United States situate in the State of Colorado and in the State of Wyoming outside of the boundary lines of the Yellowstone...


Any company or corporation desiring to secure the benefits of sections 962 to 965 of this title shall, within twelve months after the location of ten miles of the pipeline, if...


If any section of said pipe line shall not be completed within five years after the location of said section, the right granted in sections 962 to 965 of this title shall...


Nothing in sections 962 to 965 of this title shall authorize the use of such right of way except for the pipe line, and then only so far as may be necessary for its...


A right of way through the public lands of the United States in the State of Arkansas is granted for pipe-line purposes to any citizen of the United States or any company...


Any citizen of the United States, company, or corporation desiring to secure the benefits of sections 966 to 970 of this title shall within twelve months after the location of...


Nothing in sections 966 to 970 of this title shall authorize the use of such right of way except for the pipe line, and then only so far as may be necessary for its...


If any section of said pipe line shall not be completed within one year after the approval by the Secretary of the Interior of said section, or if any section of said pipe line...


If any citizen, company, or corporation taking advantage of the benefits of sections 966 to 970 of this title shall violate the Act of July 2, 1890, entitled ''An Act to protect...


The Secretary of the Interior, upon such terms and under such regulations as he may deem proper, may permit responsible persons or associations to use and occupy, for the erection...


Upon revocation of a withdrawal for highways, telephone lines, or pipelines, in Alaska, the lands involved shall be subject to disposal only under laws specified by the Secretary...


The Secretary may sell such restored lands for not less than their appraised value, giving an appropriate preference right to the holders of adjoining claims or entries and to...


Lands in Alaska within an easement established under sections 971a to 971e of this title by the Secretary of the Interior may not be utilized or occupied without the permission of...


Nothing in sections 971a to 971e of this title shall affect adversely any valid existing rights. ...


For the purposes of sections 971a to 971e of this title, the words ''restored lands'' include, without limiting the meaning thereof, those lands at Big Delta and Tok Junctions...


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Upon proof by the authorized agent of the State, before the Secretary of the Interior or such officer as he may designate, that any of the lands purchased by any person from...


To enable the several States (but not including the States of Kansas, Nebraska, and Nevada) to construct the necessary levees and drains, to reclaim the swamp and overflowed...


It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Interior, to make accurate lists and plats of all such lands, and transmit the same to the governors of the several States in which...


In making out lists and plats of the lands aforesaid all legal subdivisions, the greater part whereof is wet and unfit for cultivation, shall be included in said lists and plats,...


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All land selected and reported to the General Land Office as swamp and overflowed land by the several States entitled to the provisions of said Act of September 28, 1850, prior...


It shall be the duty of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, to certify over to the State of California as swamp and overflowed lands, all the lands represented as such...


The provisions of sections 982 to 984 of this title are extended to the States of Minnesota and Oregon: Provided, That the grant shall not include any lands which the Government...


In all cases in the State of Missouri where lands have, prior to February 23, 1875, been selected and claimed as swamp and overflowed lands by said State, and the various...


All lands in the State of Missouri selected as swamp and overflowed lands, and regularly reported as such to the General Land Office, and on March 3, 1877, withheld from market...


The title of all persons who had, on April 29, 1898, purchased from the State of Arkansas any unconfirmed swamp land and held deeds for the same, is confirmed and made valid...


The Secretary of the Interior, in his judgment and discretion, is authorized to sell, in the manner hereinafter provided in this section, any of those public lands situated in...


The Secretary of the Interior, in his judgment and discretion, is hereby authorized to sell, in the manner hereinafter provided, in this section, any of those lands situated in...


The Secretary of the Interior, in his judgment and discretion, is authorized to sell, in the manner hereinafter provided in this section, any of those lands situated in the State...


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All inclosures of any public lands in any State or Territory of the United States, heretofore or to be hereafter made, erected, or constructed by any person, party, association,...


It shall be the duty of the United States attorney for the proper district, on affidavit filed with him by any citizen of the United States that section 1061 of this title is...


No person, by force, threats, intimidation, or by any fencing or inclosing, or any other unlawful means, shall prevent or obstruct, or shall combine and confederate with others...


Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter, whether as owner, part owner, or agent, or who shall aid, abet, counsel, advise, or assist in any violation hereof,...


The President is authorized to take such measures as shall be necessary to remove and destroy any unlawful inclosure of any of the public lands mentioned in this chapter, and...


Where the alleged unlawful inclosure includes less than one hundred and sixty acres of land, no suit shall be brought under the provisions of this chapter without authority from...


The Secretary of the Interior (a) shall, whenever it shall be shown to his satisfaction that a tract of public land has been held in good faith and in peaceful, adverse, possession...


Upon the filing of an application to purchase any lands subject to the operation of this chapter, together with the required proof, the Secretary of the Interior shall cause the...


If the claimant requests that the patent to be issued under this chapter not contain a mineral reservation and if he can establish to the satisfaction of the Secretary that...


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There shall be reserved public highways four rods wide between each section of land in said former Territory of Oklahoma, the section lines being the center of said highways; but...


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Before any lands in Oklahoma are open to settlement it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Interior to divide the same into counties which shall contain as near as possible...


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The Secretary of the Interior, or such officer as he may designate, is authorized to decide upon principles of equity and justice, as recognized in courts of equity, and in...


Every such adjudication shall be approved by the Secretary of the Interior and shall operate only to divest the United States of the title to the land embraced thereby,...


Where patents have been already issued on entries which are approved by the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of the Interior, or such officer as he may designate, upon...


Sections 1161 to 1163 of this title shall be applicable to all cases of suspended entries and locations, which have arisen in the Bureau of Land Management since the 26th day of...


Whenever it shall appear to the Secretary of the Interior, or such officer as he may designate, that a clerical error has been committed in the entry of any of the public lands...


Suits by the United States to vacate and annul any patent shall only be brought within six years after the date of the issuance of such patents. ...


Whenever it shall appear to the Secretary of the Interior, or such officer as he may designate, that an error was made prior to March 9, 1904, by the officers of any local land...


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An Act entitled ''An Act to amend an Act entitled 'An Act to encourage the growth of timber on the western prairies,' '' approved June 14, 1878, and all laws supplementary thereto...


Notwithstanding any provisions in the Acts of June 9, 1916 (39 Stat. 218), and February 26, 1919 (40 Stat. 1179), as amended, such portions of the revested Oregon and...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion, to make cooperative agreements with other Federal or State forest administrative agencies or with private forest...


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The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion, to lease for grazing any of said revested or reconveyed lands which may be so used without interfering with...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to perform any and all acts and to make such rules and regulations as may be necessary and proper for the purpose of carrying...


On and after March 1, 1938, all moneys deposited in the Treasury of the United States in the special fund designated the ''Oregon and California land-grant fund'' shall be...


Beginning with the fiscal year next following May 24, 1939, not to exceed 75 per centum of the receipts derived in any one year from the Coos Bay Wagon Road grant lands in Oregon...


Appraisals of the land and timber thereon shall be made, in the manner prescribed in section 1181f-1 of this title, not less frequently than once in each ten-year period, and...


If, during any one year, 75 per centum of the receipts are insufficient fully to meet the payments due the counties hereunder, the Secretary of the Treasury, upon certification by...


Not to exceed 25 per centum of the annual receipts shall be available, in such amounts as the Congress shall from time to time appropriate for the administration of sections 1181a...


Those unselected and unpatented odd-numbered sections within the indemnity limits of the Oregon and California Railroad land grant authorized by the Act of July 25, 1866 (14...


The Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture are authorized and directed, within two years after June 24, 1954, to exchange administrative jurisdiction of...


For the purpose of consolidating and thereby facilitating administration and accounting the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to designate in the several counties in which...


For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of sections 1181h and 1181i of this title there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as the Congress may from time to...


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The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion, to negotiate, through any United States Indian inspector, agreements with any Indians for the cession to the...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to cause to be classified or reclassified and appraised or reappraised, in such manner as he may deem advisable, the unallotted...


Nothing in this act shall change, repeal, or modify any agreements or treaties made with any Indian tribes for the disposal of their lands, or of land ceded to the United States...


The Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army, and the Secretary of the Interior, jointly representing the United States of America are authorized and directed to negotiate...


The contract with each tribe negotiated pursuant to section 1198 of this title shall - (a) convey to the United States title to all tribal, allotted, assigned, and...


The just compensation payable for the individual property of any person conveyed pursuant to subsection (a) of section 1199 of this title shall be judicially determined, if...


To assist the negotiators in arriving at the amount of just compensation payable for the property conveyed pursuant to subsection (a) of section 1199 of this title, the Secretary...


The specification in section 1199 of this title of certain provisions to be included in each contract shall not preclude the inclusion of other provisions beneficial to the...


Each contract negotiated pursuant to this subchapter shall be submitted to the Congress for approval. The Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army, and the Secretary of...


Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to restrict completion of the Fort Randall Dam to provide flood protection and other benefits on the Missouri River. ...


There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of the Interior the sum of $106,500, which shall be available until expended for the purpose of relocating the members of...


The Secretary of the Interior, or such officer as he may designate, is authorized to enforce and carry into execution, by appropriate regulations, every part of the provisions...


Written statement in public land matters within the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior, heretofore required by law to be made under oath, need no longer be made under...


Unsworn written statements made in public land matters within the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior shall remain subject to section 1001 of title 18. ...


Whenever it shall be shown to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Interior that a tract of public land, lying between the meander line of an inland lake or river in Wisconsin...


Upon the filing of a plat of resurvey under section 1221 of this title the Secretary shall give such notice as he finds appropriate by newspaper publication or otherwise of...


Nothing in this subchapter shall affect valid existing rights. ...


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The heads of Federal departments or agencies are authorized and directed to permit the commissioner of agriculture or other proper agency head of any State in which there is in...


Any State incurring expenses pursuant to section 1241 of this title upon presentation of an itemized account of such expenses shall be reimbursed by the head of the department...


There are hereby authorized to be appropriated to departments or agencies of the Federal Government such sums as the Congress may determine to be necessary to carry out the...


When used in this subchapter and subchapter II of this chapter - (a) The term ''lands beneath navigable waters'' means - (1) all lands within the boundaries of each of...


Nothing in this subchapter or subchapter II of this chapter shall be deemed to affect in any wise the rights of the United States to the natural resources of that portion of...


Nothing in this subchapter or subchapter II of this chapter shall be deemed to amend, modify, or repeal the Acts of July 26, 1866 (14 Stat. 251), July 9, 1870 (16 Stat. 217), March...


(a) Confirmation and establishment of title and ownership of lands and resources; management, administration, leasing, development, and use It is determined and...


The seaward boundary of each original coastal State is approved and confirmed as a line three geographical miles distant from its coast line or, in the case of the Great Lakes, to...


There is excepted from the operation of section 1311 of this title - (a) all tracts or parcels of land together with all accretions thereto, resources therein,...


(a) The United States retains all its navigational servitude and rights in and powers of regulation and control of said lands and navigable waters for the constitutional purposes...


Nothing contained in this subchapter or subchapter I of this chapter shall affect such rights, if any, as may have been acquired under any law of the United States by any person...


When used in this subchapter - (a) The term ''outer Continental Shelf'' means all submerged lands lying seaward and outside of the area of lands beneath navigable waters...


It is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States that - (1) the subsoil and seabed of the outer Continental Shelf appertain to the United States and are...


(a) Constitution and United States laws; laws of adjacent States; publication of projected State lines; international boundary disputes; restriction on State taxation...


(a) Rules and regulations; amendment; cooperation with State agencies; subject matter and scope of regulations The Secretary shall administer the provisions of this subchapter ...


(a) Requirements for validation The provisions of this section shall apply to any mineral lease covering submerged lands of the outer Continental Shelf issued by any...


In the event of a controversy between the United States and a State as to whether or not lands are subject to the provisions of this subchapter, the Secretary is...


(a) Oil and gas leases; award to highest responsible qualified bidder; method of bidding; royalty relief; Congressional consideration of bidding system; notice (1)...


All rentals, royalties, and other sums paid to the Secretary or the Secretary of the Navy under any lease on the outer Continental Shelf for the period from June 5, 1950, to date,...


Notwithstanding section 3302 of title 31, any moneys on and after November 5, 1990, received as a result of the forfeiture of a bond or other security by an Outer Continental...


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(a) Approved exploration plans (1) Any agency of the United States and any person authorized by the Secretary may conduct geological and geophysical explorations in the...


(a) Withdrawal of unleased lands by President The President of the United States may, from time to time, withdraw from disposition any of the unleased lands of the outer ...


Nothing herein contained shall affect such rights, if any, as may have been acquired under any law of the United States by any person in lands subject to this subchapter and...


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(a) Schedule of proposed oil and gas lease sales The Secretary, pursuant to procedures set forth in subsections (c) and (d) of this section, shall prepare and periodically revise, ...


(a) Recommendations regarding size, time, or location of proposed lease sales Any Governor of any affected State or the executive of any affected local government in...


(a) Information for assessment and management of impacts on environment; time for study; impacts on marine biota from pollution or large spills (1) The Secretary...


(a) Joint study of adequacy of existing safety and health regulations; submission to President and Congress Upon September 18, 1978, the Secretary and the Secretary of the ...


(a) Utilization of Federal departments and agencies The Secretary, the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating, and the Secretary of the Army shall enforce ...


(a) Persons who may bring actions; persons against whom action may be brought; time of action; intervention by Attorney General; costs and fees; security (1) Except...


(a) Injunctions, restraining orders, etc. At the request of the Secretary, the Secretary of the Army, or the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating,...


(a) Development and production plans; submission to Secretary; statement of facilities and operation; submission to Governors of affected States and local governments ...


(a) Access to data and information obtained by lessee or permittee from oil or gas exploration, etc., data obtained by Federal department or agency from geological...


(a) Payment of royalties or net profit shares in oil and gas; purchase of oil and gas by United States; transfer of title to Federal agencies (1) Except as may...


(a) Application of Export Administration provisions Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, any oil or gas produced from the outer Continental Shelf shall be subject...


No full-time officer or employee of the Department of the Interior who directly or indirectly discharged duties or responsibilities under this subchapter, and who was at any time ...


(a) Regulations Within six months after September 18, 1978, the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating shall issue regulations which require that...


(a) In general Nothing in this section shall be construed as a permanent authorization. (b) Definitions When used in this section: (1) The term ''coastal...


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The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion and under such regulations as he may prescribe, to lease for use as a public airport any contiguous public...


Any lease under section 1441 of this title shall be for a period not to exceed twenty years, subject to renewal for like periods upon agreement of the Secretary of the Interior...


With the consent of the lessee, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to cancel any lease of public lands for use as public aviation fields or airports, made under law in...


There shall be at the seat of government an executive department to be known as the Department of the Interior, and a Secretary of the Interior, who shall be the head thereof. ...


The position of Deputy Secretary is established in the Department of the Interior with appointment thereto by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. ...


There shall be in the Department of the Interior two Assistant Secretaries of the Interior who shall be without numerical distinction of rank and who shall be appointed by...


There shall be hereafter in the Department of the Interior, in addition to the Assistant Secretaries now provided by law, an additional Assistant Secretary of the Interior who...


The Assistant Secretary of the Interior shall perform such duties in the Department of the Interior as shall be prescribed by the Secretary, or may be required by law. The...


On and after June 26, 1946 the legal work of the Department of the Interior shall be performed under the supervision and direction of the Solicitor of the Department of the...


The chief clerk of the Department of the Interior on and after July 3, 1926, shall be the chief executive officer of the department and may be designated by the Secretary to...


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The Secretary of the Interior is charged with the supervision of public business relating to the following subjects and agencies: 1. Alaska Railroad. 2. Alaska...


(a) Maximum amounts for specified years Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there shall not be appropriated to the Secretary of the Interior for Department of the ...


The Secretary of the Interior shall exercise all the powers and perform all the duties in relation to the Territories of the United States that were, prior to March 1, 1873, by law...


The Secretary of the Interior shall sign all requisitions for the advance or payment of money, out of the Treasury, upon estimates or accounts for expenditures upon business...


The Secretary of the Interior, or any of the officers of that Department may, when not prejudicial to the interests of the Government, furnish authenticated or unauthenticated...


Nothing in sections 1460 to 1463 of this title shall be construed to limit or restrict in any manner the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to prescribe such rules...


All officers who furnish authenticated copies under section 1460 of this title shall attest their authentication by the use of an official seal, which is authorized for...


All sums received under the provisions of section 1460 of this title shall be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of miscellaneous receipts. ...


The Secretary of the Interior may prescribe rules and regulations governing the recognition of agents, attorneys, or other persons representing claimants before his department,...


The annual reports of the department and of all its bureaus and establishments, including the Bureau of Reclamation, shall not exceed a total of one thousand two hundred and...


Special agents and such other employees of the Division of Investigations, Department of the Interior of the United States, as are designated by the Secretary of the Interior for...


There is established a working capital fund of $300,000, to be available without fiscal year limitation, for expenses necessary for the maintenance and operation of (1) a...


Refunds or rebates received on an on-going basis from a credit card services provider under the Department of the Interior's charge card programs, on and after October 11, 2000,...


The working capital fund, established by section 1467 of this title, shall on and after June 13, 1956 be available for uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by section...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, persons may be employed or otherwise contracted with by the Secretary of the Interior to perform work occasioned by emergencies such...


Appropriations for field work of the Department of the Interior shall be available for the hire, with or without personal services, of boats, work animals, and animal-drawn...


Appropriations for contingent expenses of the Department of the Interior shall be available, to the extent specified therein, for the payment of damages to private property (not...


Appropriations in this title (FOOTNOTE 1) or appropriations made under this title (FOOTNOTE 1) in subsequent Energy and Water Development Appropriations Acts shall on and...


On and after October 2, 1992, the Secretary may authorize the expenditure or transfer (within each bureau or office) of any appropriation in this title (FOOTNOTE 1) or...


Appropriations in this title (FOOTNOTE 1) or appropriations made under this title (FOOTNOTE 1) in subsequent Energy and Water Development Appropriations Acts shall on and...


Appropriations in this title (FOOTNOTE 1) or appropriations made under this title (FOOTNOTE 1) in subsequent Energy and Water Development Appropriations Acts shall on and...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in fiscal year 1993 and thereafter, appropriations or funds available to the Department of the Interior or the Forest Service,...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in fiscal year 1995 and thereafter, appropriations made to the Department of the Interior in this title (FOOTNOTE 1) or provided from...


During the current fiscal year and on and after September 30, 1996, funds appropriated under this paragraph may be made available to the Department of the Interior to support...


(a) Establishment; management of support activities of Bureau Within 30 days after November 1, 1985, there shall be established in the Treasury of the United States a working...


In fiscal year 1987 and thereafter, the Minerals Management Service is authorized to accept land, buildings, equipment and other contributions, from public and private sources,...


The Secretary is authorized to accept lands, buildings, equipment, other contributions and, before, on, and after November 13, 1991, fees to be deposited in the contributed...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in fiscal year 1992 and thereafter, any appropriations or funds available to the Department of the Interior in this Act may be used...


Appropriations under this title (FOOTNOTE 1) in fiscal year 1992 and thereafter, may be made available for paying costs incidental to the utilization of services contributed...


Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, in fiscal year 1992 and thereafter, appropriations in this title (FOOTNOTE 1) shall be available to provide insurance on official...


In fiscal year 1999 and thereafter, the Secretary may accept donations and bequests of money, services, or other personal property for the management and enhancement of...


In fiscal year 1989 all but $742,000 of receipts, and thereafter all receipts from fees established by the Secretary of the Interior for processing of actions relating to...


On and after November 13, 1991, beginning in fiscal year 1993, and in each year thereafter, only amounts for emergency rehabilitation and wildfire suppression activities that are in ...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in fiscal year 1991 and thereafter, sums provided by any party, including sums provided in advance or as a reimbursement for...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any amounts appropriated or credited in fiscal year 1992 and thereafter, may be transferred to any account, including transfers to...


In fiscal year 1992 and thereafter, amounts received during the immediately preceding fiscal year under section 707 of title 16 as penalties or fines or from forfeitures of...


(a) Fund One half of the amounts awarded by the Supreme Court to the United States in the case of United States of America v. State of Alaska (117 S.Ct. 1888) shall be...


The Bureau of Reclamation may on and after September 29, 1989, accept the services of volunteers and, from any funds available to it, provide for their incidental expenses to...


On and after October 2, 1992, the Bureau of Reclamation may invite non-Federal entities involved in cost sharing arrangements for the development of water projects to participate...


(a) It is the object of this chapter to provide a program for the further comprehensive development of the water resources of the Colorado River Basin and for the provision...


Pursuant to the authority set out in the Reclamation Act of June 17, 1902, 32 Stat. 388, and Acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto, and the provisions of the...


The Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, is authorized to cooperate and participate with concerned Federal, State, and local agencies in preparing the...


The Congress declares that the satisfaction of the requirements of the Mexican Water Treaty from the Colorado River constitutes a national obligation which shall be the...


(a) In the event that the Secretary shall, pursuant to section 1511 of this title, plan works to import water into the Colorado River system from sources outside the natural...


There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are required to carry out the purposes of this subchapter. ...


(a) Construction and operation; Hayden-Rhodes Aqueduct and pumping plants; Orme Dam and Reservoir; Buttes Dam and Reservoir; Hooker Dam and Reservoir; Charleston Dam...


(a) Acquisition of lands of Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and Fort McDowell-Apache Indian Community; relocation; eminent domain The Secretary shall...


(a) Engineering and economic studies The Secretary is authorized and directed to continue to a conclusion appropriate engineering and economic studies and to recommend the...


(a) Restriction on use of water for irrigation Unless and until otherwise provided by Congress, water from the Central Arizona Project shall not be made available directly or ...


To the extent that the flow of the main stream of the Colorado River is augmented in order to make sufficient water available for release, as determined by the Secretary pursuant...


The Secretary shall undertake programs for water salvage and ground water recovery along and adjacent to the main stream of the Colorado River. Such programs shall be consistent...


The conservation and development of the fish and wildlife resources and the enhancement of recreation opportunities in connection with the project works authorized pursuant to this ...


(a) There is hereby authorized to be appropriated for construction of the Central Arizona Project, including prepayment for power generation and transmission facilities but...


Upon completion of each lower basin unit of the project herein or hereafter authorized, or separate feature thereof, the Secretary shall allocate the total costs of constructing...


The Secretary shall determine the repayment capability of Indian lands within, under, or served by any unit of the project. Construction costs allocated to irrigation of Indian...


(a) Establishment There is hereby established a separate fund in the Treasury of the United States to be known as the Lower Colorado River Basin Development Fund (hereafter...


On January 1 of each year the Secretary shall report to the Congress, beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1969, upon the status of the revenues from and the cost...


(a) Effect on other laws Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to alter, amend, repeal, modify, or be in conflict with the provisions of the Colorado River Compact (45...


(a) Promulgation by Secretary; order of priorities In order to comply with and carry out the provisions of the Colorado River Compact, the Upper Colorado River Basin Compact, and ...


(a) Rights of the upper basin to the consumptive use of water available to that basin from the Colorado River system under the Colorado River Compact shall not be reduced...


Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, in constructing, operating, and maintaining the units of the projects herein and hereafter authorized, the Secretary shall be governed...


Part I of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 791a et seq.) shall not be applicable to the reaches of the main stream of the Colorado River between Hoover Dam and Glen Canyon Dam...


As used in this chapter, (a) all terms which are defined in the Colorado River Compact shall have the meanings therein defined; (b) ''Main stream'' means the main stream of...


(a) Authority to proceed with program The Secretary of the Interior, hereinafter referred to as the ''Secretary'', is authorized and directed to proceed with a program of works...


(a) Authorization of construction To assist in meeting salinity control objectives of Minute No. 242 during an interim period, the Secretary is authorized to construct a...


(a) The Secretary is authorized to: (1) Construct, operate, and maintain, consistent with Minute No. 242, well fields capable of furnishing approximately one hundred...


The Secretary is authorized to provide for modifications of the projects authorized by this subchapter to the extent he determines appropriate for purposes of meeting...


The Secretary is authorized to enter into contracts that he deems necessary to carry out the provisions of this subchapter in advance of the appropriation of funds therefor. ...


The Secretary is hereby authorized to administer and dispose of lands and interests in lands acquired, and facilities constructed under this subchapter, and revenues received...


In carrying out the provisions of this subchapter, the Secretary shall consult and cooperate with the Secretary of State, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency,...


Nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to modify the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended...


There is hereby authorized to be appropriated the sum of $356,400,000 for the construction of the works and accomplishment of the purposes authorized in sections 1571, 1572, 1573,...


Effective October 1, 1979, and to such extent and in such amounts as are provided in advance in appropriate (FOOTNOTE 1) Acts, in order to provide measures determined by the...


As used in this subchapter: (a) Navajo Generating Station means - (1) the United States entitlement to a portion of the output of power and energy from the...


(a) Implementation by Secretary of the Interior The Secretary of the Interior shall implement the salinity control policy adopted for the Colorado River in the ''Conclusions ...


(a) Authority of Secretary The Secretary is authorized to construct, operate, and maintain the following salinity control units and salinity control program as the initial...


(a) The Secretary is authorized and directed to - (1) Expedite completion of the planning reports on the following units, described in the Secretary's report, ''Colorado...


(a) There is created the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council composed of no more than three members from each State appointed by the Governor of each of...


(a) Allocation of costs The Secretary shall allocate the total costs (excluding costs borne by non-Federal participants) of the on-farm measures authorized by section 1592(c)...


Commencing on January 1, 1975, and every two years thereafter, the Secretary shall submit, simultaneously, to the President, the Congress, and the Advisory Council created in...


Except as provided in sections 620d(d)(5), 1543(g)(2), and 1595(b) of this title, with respect to the Colorado River Basin Project Act (43 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.) and the Colorado...


(a) Modification of projects The Secretary is authorized to provide for modifications of the projects authorized by this subchapter as determined to be appropriate for purposes...


As used in this subchapter - (a) all terms that are defined in the Colorado River Compact shall have the meanings therein defined; (b) ''Colorado River Basin...


(a) Findings The Congress finds that - (1) there are multiple purposes established by law for the dams and other control structures administered by the Secretary of the ...


(a) The term ''Committees'' refers to the Committee on Natural Resources of the United States House of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public Works and...


(a) Establishment and membership To advise the Secretary and the Congress there shall be a Colorado River Floodway Task Force, which shall include one representative of - ...


(a) Establishment There is established the Colorado River Floodway as identified and generally depicted on maps that are to be submitted by the Secretary. (b) Study...


(a) Except as provided in section 1600e of this title, no new expenditures or new financial assistance may be made available under authority of any Federal law for any purpose...


Notwithstanding section 1600d of this title, the appropriate Federal officer, after consultation with the Secretary, may make Federal expenditures or financial assistance...


The Secretary of the Interior shall, on behalf of each Federal agency concerned, make written certification that each agency has complied with the provisions of this chapter...


Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to alter, amend, repeal, modify, interpret, or be in conflict with the provisions of the Colorado River Compact (45 Stat....


If any provision of this chapter or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of the chapter and the application of such provision to...


Within one year after October 8, 1986, the Secretary shall prepare and submit to the Committees a report regarding the Colorado River Floodway, the task force's report, and the ...


(a) Lease of lands owned in whole or in part by United States within Floodway; determination of consistency with operation and maintenance No lease of lands owned in...


(a) Provisions relating to construction work, liability for damage, etc., on Mississippi River; notice to lessees (1) Nothing in this chapter shall alter or affect in any way...


There is authorized to be appropriated to the Department of the Interior $600,000, through the end of fiscal year 1990, in addition to any other funds now available to the...


Congress finds and declares that - (a) there is an immediate need for a fair and just settlement of all claims by Natives and Native groups of Alaska, based on ...


For the purposes of this chapter, the term - (a) ''Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Interior; (b) ''Native'' means a citizen of the United States who is a person...


(a) Aboriginal title extinguishment through prior land and water area conveyances All prior conveyances of public land and water areas in Alaska, or any interest...


(a) Eligible Natives; finality of decision The Secretary shall prepare within two years from December 18, 1971, a roll of all Natives who were born on or before, and who are ...


(a) Establishment in Treasury; deposits into Fund of general fund, interest, and revenue sharing moneys There is hereby established in the United States Treasury an ...


(a) Division of Alaska into twelve geographic regions; common heritage and common interest of region; area of region commensurate with operations of Native...


(a) Organization of Corporation prerequisite to receipt of patent to lands or benefits under chapter The Native residents of each Native village entitled to receive lands...


(a) Minerals within section The provisions of this section shall apply to all minerals that are subject to disposition under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended...


(a) Complaint, time for filing; jurisdiction; commencement by State official; certainty and finality of vested rights, titles, and interests Notwithstanding any...


(a) Description of withdrawn public lands; exceptions; National Wildlife Refuge lands exception; time of withdrawal (1) The following public lands are withdrawn, subject to...


(a) Acreage limitation; proximity of selections and size of sections and units; waiver (1) During a period of three years from December 18, 1971, the Village Corporation...


(a) Areas for conveyance to Village Corporations; monumentation of exterior boundaries; meanderable water boundaries exempt from requirement; land occupied as primary place...


(a) Native villages listed in section 1610 and qualified for land benefits; patents for surface estates; issuance; acreage Immediately after selection by a Village Corporation...


(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of existing National Forest timber sale contracts that are directly affected by conveyances authorized by this chapter, the Secretary of...


(a) Withdrawal of public lands; list of Native villages All public lands in each township that encloses all or any part of a Native village listed below, and in each township that...


(a), (b) Omitted (c) Prohibition against selection of lands from withdrawn area in event of withdrawal of utility and transportation corridor across public lands ...


(a) Revocation of authority No Native covered by the provisions of this chapter, and no descendant of his, may hereafter avail himself of an allotment under the provisions of...


(a) Revocation of reserved rights; excepted reserve Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and except where inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter, the various ...


(a) Holding moneys in Fund for authorized payments The Secretary of the Treasury shall hold in the Alaska Native Fund, from the appropriation made pursuant to section 1605 of this ...


(a) Fund revenues exemption; investment income taxable Revenues originating from the Alaska Native Fund shall not be subject to any form of Federal, State, or local taxation at the ...


(a) Contract restrictions; percentage fee; enforcement; liens, executions, or judgments None of the revenues granted by section 1605 of this title, and none of the...


The Secretary shall submit to the Congress annual reports on implementation of this chapter. Such reports shall be filed by the Secretary annually until 1984. At the beginning of...


There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter. ...


The Secretary is authorized to issue and publish in the Federal Register, pursuant to subchapter II of chapter 5 of title 5, such regulations as may be necessary to carry out...


(a) Laws; termination date of exempt status A Native Corporation shall be exempt from the provisions, as amended, of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (54 Stat. 789) (15 ...


(a) Continuing availability of otherwise available governmental programs The payments and grants authorized under this chapter constitute compensation for the...


(a) Applicability of State law Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter, any corporation created pursuant to section 1606(d), 1607(a), 1613(h)(2), or 1613(h)(3) of this...


(a) Recognition by Secretary; scope of recognition Notwithstanding the provision of section 3727 of title 31, the Secretary is authorized to recognize validly executed assignments ...


(a) Definitions For purposes of this section the following terms shall have the following meanings: (1) the term ''The Agreement'' or ''Agreement'' means the ...


(a) Terms and conditions The terms and conditions of this section are solely applicable to the lands described in paragraph A(1) of the Agreement, which is defined by...


(a) Coverage Notwithstanding any provision of the articles of incorporation and bylaws of a Native Corporation or of the laws of the State, except those related to...


(a) General rule Alienability restrictions shall continue until terminated in accordance with the procedures established by this section. No such termination shall take...


(a) Coverage (1) Notwithstanding the laws of the State, if the shareholders of a Native Corporation - (A) fail to approve an amendment authorized by section 1629c(b) ...


(a) Conveyance of corporate assets (1)(A) A Native Corporation may convey assets (including stock or beneficial interests therein) to a Settlement Trust in accordance with...


(a) As used in this section the term ''contaminant'' means (FOOTNOTE 1) hazardous substance harmful to public health or the environment, including friable asbestos. ...


(a) In general (1) During the eighteen month period following promulgation of implementing rules pursuant to subsection (e) of this section, a person described in subsection...


(a) In general If - (1) the State of Alaska relinquishes its selection rights under the Alaska Statehood Act (Public Law 85-508) to lands described in...


(a) Meandering in the surveying of submerged land (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), whenever the Secretary surveys land selected by a Native, a Native Corporation, or the ...


(a) Except for administrative determinations of navigability for purposes of determining ownership of submerged lands under the Submerged Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1301 et seq., 1311...


(a) Limitations concerning easements With respect to lands conveyed to Native Corporations or Native Groups the Secretary shall reserve only those easements which are described...


(a) Approval of applications for certain lands; lands containing coal, oil, or gas; nonmineral lands; lands within National Park System; protests; voluntary relinquishment...


(a) Omitted (b) School lands settlement (1) In full and final settlement of any and all claims by the State of Alaska arising under the Act of March 4, 1915 (38 Stat. ...


(a) Establishment; agreements (1) In order to enhance the quantity and quality of Alaska's renewable resources and to facilitate the coordinated management and protection...


With the agreement of the party to whom a patent is to be issued under this chapter, or the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), the Secretary, in...


The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (83 Stat. 852) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) shall not be construed, in whole or in part, as requiring the preparation or submission of...


Except as specifically provided in this Act, (i) the provisions of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) are fully applicable to this Act, and (ii)...


Whenever a valid State or Native selection is partly in and partly out of the boundary of a conservation system unit, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the ...


(a) Optional procedure The provisions of this section shall be applicable only to the conveyance of Federal lands described herein to a Native Corporation which within one...


Solely for the purpose of bringing claims that arise from the discharge of oil, the Congress confirms that all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to the...


The Congress finds and declares that: (a) The early development and delivery of oil and gas from Alaska's North Slope to domestic markets is in the national interest because...


(a) Congressional declaration of purpose The purpose of this chapter is to insure that, because of the extensive governmental studies already made of this project and the ...


(a) Activities along or in vicinity of pipeline right-of-way; strict liability; limitation on liability; subrogation; emergency subsistence and other aid; exemption for...


The grant of a right-of-way, permit, lease, or other authorization pursuant to this chapter shall grant no immunity from the operation of the Federal anti-trust laws. ...


A right-of-way, permit, lease, or other authorization granted under section 1652(b) of this title for a road or airstrip as a related facility of the trans-Alaska pipeline may...


(a) Penalty Except as provided in subsection (c)(4) of this section, the Secretary of the Interior may assess and collect a civil penalty under this section with respect to...


(a) The Congress declares that it is the policy of the United States that - (1) the public lands be retained in Federal ownership, unless as a result of the land...


Without altering in any way the meaning of the following terms as used in any other statute, whether or not such statute is referred to in, or amended by, this Act, as used in...


(a) The Secretary shall prepare and maintain on a continuing basis an inventory of all public lands and their resource and other values (including, but not limited to,...


(a) Development, maintenance, and revision by Secretary The Secretary shall, with public involvement and consistent with the terms and conditions of this Act, develop, maintain,...


(a) Criteria for disposal; excepted lands A tract of the public lands (except land in units of the National Wilderness Preservation System, National Wild and Scenic Rivers ...


(a) Authorization and limitation; delegation of authority On and after the effective date of this Act the Secretary is authorized to make, modify, extend, or revoke withdrawals...


(a) Authorization and limitations on authority of Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, the Secretary, with ...


No tract of land may be disposed of under this Act, whether by sale, exchange, or donation, to any person who is not a citizen of the United States, or in the case of a...


The Secretary shall issue all patents or other documents of conveyance after any disposal authorized by this Act. The Secretary shall insert in any such patent or other document...


(a) All conveyances of title issued by the Secretary, except those involving land exchanges provided for in section 1716 of this title, shall reserve to the United States all...


At least sixty days prior to offering for sale or otherwise conveying public lands under this Act, the Secretary shall notify the Governor of the State within which such lands...


(a) Unsurveyed islands; authorization and limitations on authority The Secretary is authorized to convey to States or their political subdivisions under the Recreation and...


(a) Preference right of contiguous landowners; offering price Notwithstanding the provisions of the Act of September 26, 1968 (82 Stat. 870; 43 U.S.C. 1431-1435), hereinafter...


(a) Exchange involved When the sole impediment to consummation of an exchange of lands or interests therein (hereinafter referred to as an exchange) determined to be in the...


(a) Director; appointment, qualifications, functions, and duties The Bureau of Land Management established by Reorganization Plan Numbered 3, of 1946 shall have as its head...


(a) Multiple use and sustained yield requirements applicable; exception The Secretary shall manage the public lands under principles of multiple use and sustained yield,...


(a) Regulations for implementation of management, use, and protection requirements; violations; criminal penalties The Secretary shall issue regulations necessary to...


(a) Authority to establish and modify Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may establish reasonable filing and service fees and reasonable charges,...


In fiscal year 1997 and thereafter, all fees, excluding mining claim fees, in excess of the fiscal year 1996 collections established by the Secretary of the Interior under...


(a) Credit to separate account in Treasury; appropriation and availability Any moneys received by the United States as a result of the forfeiture of a bond or other...


(a) Establishment; availability of fund There is hereby established a working capital fund for the management of the public lands. This fund shall be available without...


There is hereby established in the Treasury of the United States a special fund to be derived on and after October 5, 1992, from the Federal share of moneys received from the...


(a) Investigations, studies, and experiments The Secretary may conduct investigations, studies, and experiments, on his own initiative or in cooperation with others, involving...


(a) The Secretary is authorized to enter into contracts for the use of aircraft, and for supplies and services, prior to the passage of an appropriation therefor, for...


(a) Establishment; membership; operation The Secretary shall establish advisory councils of not less than ten and not more than fifteen members appointed by him from among ...


The Secretary, with respect to the public lands, shall promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the purposes of this Act and of other laws applicable to the public lands, and...


(a) Purpose; time for submission For the purpose of providing information that will aid Congress in carrying out its oversight responsibilities for public lands programs and...


Where in his judgment sufficient search, rescue, and protection forces are not otherwise available, the Secretary is authorized in cases of emergency to incur such expenses as may...


(a) Annual written statement; availability to public Each officer or employee of the Secretary and the Bureau who - (1) performs any function or duty under this Act; and ...


(a) Filing requirements The owner of an unpatented lode or placer mining claim located prior to October 21, 1976, shall, within the three-year period following October 21,...


(a) Issuance of recordable document; criteria After consulting with any affected Federal agency, the Secretary is authorized to issue a document of disclaimer of interest or ...


The Secretary may correct patents or documents of conveyance issued pursuant to section 1718 of this title or to other Acts relating to the disposal of public lands where necessary...


(1) The Secretary is authorized to make loans to States and their political subdivisions in order to relieve social or economic impacts occasioned by the development of...


(a) Authorization of appropriations There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out the purposes and provisions of this Act, but no amounts...


(a) The Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior shall jointly cause to be conducted a study to determine the value of grazing on the lands under their...


(a) Terms and conditions Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, permits and leases for domestic livestock grazing on public lands issued by the Secretary under...


(a) Establishment; maintenance For each Bureau district office and National Forest headquarters office in the sixteen contiguous Western States having jurisdiction over more...


(a) Authorized purposes The Secretary, with respect to the public lands (including public lands, as defined in section 1702(e) of this title, which are reserved from...


(a) Authority to acquire, construct, and maintain; financing arrangements The Secretary, with respect to the public lands, is authorized to provide for the...


In order to minimize adverse environmental impacts and the proliferation of separate rights-of-way, the utilization of rights-of-way in common shall be required to the...


(a) Boundary specifications; criteria; temporary use of additional lands The Secretary concerned shall specify the boundaries of each right-of-way as precisely as...


Each right-of-way shall contain - (a) terms and conditions which will (i) carry out the purposes of this Act and rules and regulations issued thereunder; (ii) ...


Abandonment of a right-of-way or noncompliance with any provision of this subchapter condition of the right-of-way, or applicable rule or regulation of the Secretary concerned may...


(a) The Secretary concerned may provide under applicable provisions of this subchapter for the use of any department or agency of the United States a right-of-way over, upon,...


If under applicable law the Secretary concerned decides to transfer out of Federal ownership any lands covered in whole or in part by a right-of-way, including a right-of-way...


(a) Nothing in this subchapter shall have the effect of terminating any right-of-way or right-of-use heretofore issued, granted, or permitted. However, with the consent of...


(a) Right-of-way Effective on and after October 21, 1976, no right-of-way for the purposes listed in this subchapter shall be granted, issued, or renewed over, upon, under,...


Applicants before Federal departments and agencies other than the Department of the Interior or Agriculture seeking a license, certificate, or other authority for a project...


(a) Congressional findings The Congress finds that - (1) the California desert contains historical, scenic, archeological, environmental, biological, cultural, scientific, ...


(a) Lands subject to review and designation as wilderness Within fifteen years after October 21, 1976, the Secretary shall review those roadless areas of five thousand acres or...


(a) Establishment In order to protect the unique scenic, scientific, educational, and recreational values of certain lands in and around Yaquina Head, in Lincoln County,...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, section 1782 of this title shall not apply to any lands in Alaska. However, in carrying out his duties under sections 1711 and 1712 of...


(a) Establishment To conserve and protect natural values and to provide scientific knowledge, education, and interpretation for the benefit of future generations, there...


The Congress finds and declares that - (1) the demand for energy in the United States is increasing and will continue to increase for the foreseeable future; ...


The purposes of this chapter are to - (1) establish policies and procedures for managing the oil and natural gas resources of the Outer Continental Shelf which are ...


...


As used in this subchapter, the term - (1) ''area affected by Outer Continental Shelf activities'' means any geographic area: (A) which is under oil or gas lease...


(a) Establishment; availability; source of deposits; limitation on amount; interest-bearing accounts; litigation (1) There is established in the Treasury of the United States a ...


(a) Prescription and amendment of regulations respecting settlement of claims; identification classification of potential hazards to commercial fishing In carrying out...


With respect to any claim for damages filed under this subchapter, there shall be a presumption that such damages were due to activities related to oil and gas...


(a) Filing requirement; time to file Any commercial fisherman suffering damages compensable under this subchapter may file a claim for compensation with the Secretary ...


...


...


...


(a) Expanded participation by local distribution companies in acquisition of leases and development of natural gas resources The purpose of this section is to encourage expanded ...


Each agency or department given responsibility for the promulgation or enforcement of regulations under this chapter or the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1331 et...


(a) Annual written statement Each officer or employee of the Department of the Interior who - (1) performs any function or duty under this chapter or the Outer...


The Secretary of the Interior shall conduct a continuing investigation to determine an estimate of the total discovered crude oil and natural gas reserves by fields (including...


(a) Except as otherwise expressly provided in this chapter, nothing in this chapter shall be construed to amend, modify, or repeal any provision of the Coastal Zone Management Act...


(a) The Congress finds and declares that - (1) vast segments of the public rangelands are producing less than their potential for livestock, wildlife habitat, recreation, ...


As used in this chapter - (a) The terms ''rangelands'' or ''public rangelands'' means lands administered by the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Land...


(a) Following enactment of this chapter, the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture shall update, develop (where necessary) and maintain on a continuing...


(a) Authorization of additional appropriations In order to accomplish the purposes of this chapter, there are hereby authorized to be appropriated the sum of an additional ...


For the grazing years 1979 through 1985, the Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior shall charge the fee for domestic livestock grazing on the public rangelands which Congress...


Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, authority to enter into cooperative agreements and to make payments under this chapter shall be effective only to the extent or...


All National Grasslands are exempted from the provisions of this chapter. ...


(a) Scope of program The Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture are hereby authorized and directed to develop and implement, on an experimental basis on selected areas of...


The Congress finds and declares that - (1) a serious crude oil supply shortage may soon exist in portions of the United States; (2) a large surplus of crude oil on...


The purposes of this chapter are - (1) to provide a means for - (A) selecting delivery systems to transport Alaskan and other crude oil to northern tier States...


As used in this chapter - (1) The term ''northern tier States'' means the States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan,...


The following applications for construction and operation of a crude oil transportation system submitted to the Secretary of the Interior by an applicant are eligible...


(a) Establishment The Secretary of the Interior, after consultation with the heads of appropriate Federal agencies, shall establish an expedited schedule for conducting...


(a) Preparation of environmental impact statements Any Federal agency required under section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332) to issue an ...


(a) Decision concerning approval or disapproval of proposed systems (1) After reviewing all the information submitted to him concerning the various proposed crude oil...


(a) Waiver of provisions of Federal law The President may identify those provisions of Federal law (including any law or laws regarding the location of a crude oil ...


(a) Expedited procedures for approved systems After issuance of a decision by the President approving any crude oil transportation system, all Federal officers and agencies shall ...


With respect to any crude oil transportation system approved under section 2007(a) of this title all or any part of which is to be located in Canada, the President of the...


(a) Notice The President or any other Federal officer shall cause notice to be published in the Federal Register and in newspapers of general circulation in the areas...


There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of the Interior to carry out his responsibilities under this chapter not to exceed $500,000 for the fiscal year ending...


The Congress finds that - (a) States have the responsibility for management of a broad range of living and nonliving resources in State waters and submerged lands; and ...


For purposes of this chapter - (a) the term ''embedded'' means firmly affixed in the submerged lands or in coralline formations such that the use of tools of excavation...


(a) Access rights In order to - (1) clarify that State waters and shipwrecks offer recreational and educational opportunities to sport divers and other ...


(a) Purposes of guidelines; publication in Federal Register In order to encourage the development of underwater parks and the administrative cooperation necessary for...


(a) United States title The United States asserts title to any abandoned shipwreck that is - (1) embedded in submerged lands of a State; (2) embedded in...


(a) Law of salvage and law of finds The law of salvage and the law of finds shall not apply to abandoned shipwrecks to which section 2105 of this title applies. (b) Laws of...


As used in this chapter: (1) The term ''Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Interior. (2) The term ''Federal Reclamation laws'' means the Act of June 17, 1902...


(a) Construction, management, and conservation Consistent with existing contractual arrangements and applicable State and applicable Federal law, and without further ...


(a) General authority In order to mitigate losses and damages resulting from drought conditions, the Secretary may make available, by temporary contract, project and...


The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to make loans to water users for the purposes of undertaking construction, management, conservation activities, or the acquisition and ...


(a) In general The programs and authorities established under this subchapter shall become operative in any Reclamation State and in the State of Hawaii only after the Governor...


(a) In general The Secretary may provide financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements in States that are eligible to receive drought assistance under this...


The Secretary is authorized to conduct studies to identify opportunities to conserve, augment, and make more efficient use of water supplies available to Federal Reclamation...


The Secretary, acting pursuant to the Federal Reclamation laws, utilizing the resources of the Department of the Interior, and in consultation with other appropriate Federal and...


(a) Plan provisions Elements of the contingency plans prepared pursuant to section 2222 of this title may include, but are not limited to, any or all of the following: ...


(a) Approval The Secretary shall submit each plan prepared pursuant to section 2222 of this title to the Congress, together with the Secretary's recommendations,...


The Secretary shall undertake a study of the need, if any, to establish a Reclamation Drought Response Fund to be available for defraying those expenses which the Secretary...


(a) Technical assistance The Secretary is authorized to provide technical assistance for drought contingency planning in any of the States not identified in section 391 of...


Except as otherwise provided in section 2243 of this title (relating to temperature control devices at Shasta Dam, California), there is authorized to be appropriated not more than ...


The Secretary is authorized to perform any and all acts and to promulgate such regulations as may be necessary and appropriate for the purpose of implementing this chapter....


The Secretary is authorized to complete the design and specifications for construction of a device to control the temperature of water releases from Shasta Dam, Central Valley ...


(a) Conformity with State and Federal law All actions taken pursuant to this chapter pertaining to the diversion, storage, use, or transfer of water shall be in conformity...


The Secretary is authorized to enter into contracts with municipalities, public water districts and agencies, other Federal agencies, State agencies, and private entities, pursuant...


There shall be included as part of the President's annual budget submittal to the Congress a detailed report on past and proposed expenditures and accomplishments under...


This chapter shall constitute a supplement to the Federal Reclamation laws. ...


Congress finds that - (1) the Bureau of Land Management has authority under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) to sell...


In this chapter: (1) Exceptional resource The term ''exceptional resource'' means a resource of scientific, natural, historic, cultural, or recreational value ...


(a) In general The Secretary and the Secretary of Agriculture shall establish a procedure to - (1) identify, by State, inholdings for which the landowner has indicated...


(a) In general The Secretary shall establish a program, using funds made available under section 2305 of this title, to complete appraisals and satisfy other legal...


(a) Deposit of proceeds Notwithstanding any other law (except a law that specifically provides for a proportion of the proceeds to be distributed to any trust funds of...


(a) In general Nothing in this chapter provides an exemption from any limitation on the acquisition of land or interest in land under any Federal law in effect on July 25, 2000. ...




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