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cial use, and for other necessary expenses. (June 28, 1938, sec. 5, 52 Stat. 1223; 33 U. S. C., sec. 7016-2.

1765–7. Examinations and surveys; administration of surveys; number authorized; reports. - The Secretary of War is hereby authorized and directed to cause to be performed under the supervision of the Chief of Engineers preliminary examinations and surveys for flood control, including floods aggravated by or due to tidal effect, at the followingnamed localities, and the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized and directed to cause preliminary examinations and surveys for run-off and water-flow retardation and soil-erosion prevention on the watersheds of such localities; the cost thereof to be paid from appropriations heretofore or hereafter made for such purposes : 11, 1939, sec. 6, 53 Stat. 1415; 33 U.S.C., sec. 701b-4.)

1765_6. Same; rights-of-way, easements, etc.; acquisition by local authorities; maintenance and operation; protection of United States from liability for damages; requisites to run-off and water-flow retardation and soil erosion prevention assistance.—That hereafter no money appropriated under authority of this Act shall be expended on the construction of any project until States, political subdivisions thereof, or other responsible local agencies have given assurances satisfactory to the Secretary of War that they will (a) provide without cost to the United States all lands, easements, and rights-of-way necessary for the construction of the project, except as otherwise provided herein; (b) hold and save the United States free from damages due to the construction works; (c) maintain and operate all the works after completion in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of War: Provided, That the construction of any dam authorized herein may be undertaken without delay when the dam site has been acquired and the assurances prescribed herein have been furnished, without awaiting the acquisition of the easements and rights-of-way required for the reservoir area : And provided further, That whenever expenditures for lands, easements, and rights-of-way by States, political subdivisions thereof, or responsible local agencies for any individual project or useful part thereof shall have exceeded the present estimated construction cost therefore, the local agency concerned may be reimbursed one-half of its excess expenditures over said estimated construction cost: And provided further, That when benefits of any project or useful part thereof accrue to lands and property outside of the State in which said project or part thereof is located, the Secretary of War with the consent of the State wherein the same are located may acquire the necessary lands, easements, and rights-of-way for said project or part thereof after he has received from the States, political subdivisions thereof, or responsible local agencies benefited the present estimated cost of said lands, easements, and rights-of-way, less one-half the amount by which the estimated cost of these lands, easements, and rights-of-way exceeds the estimated construction cost corresponding thereto: And provided further, That the Secretary of War shall determine the proportion of the present estimated cost of said lands, easements, and rights-of-way that each State, political subdivision thereof, or responsible local agency should contribute in consideration for the benefits to be received by such agencies: And provided further, That whenever not less than 75 per centum of the benefits as estimated by the Secretary of War of any project or useful part thereof accrue to lands

and property outside of the State in which said project or part thereof is located, provision (c) of this section shall not apply thereto; nothing herein shall impair or abridge the powers now existing in the Department of War with respect to navigable streams: And provided further, That nothing herein shall be construed to interfere with the completion of any reservoir or flood control work authorized by the Congress and now under way; (d) as a condition to the extending of any benefits, in prosecuting measures for run-off and water-flow retardation and soil erosion prevention authorized by Act of Congress pursuant to the policy declared in this Act, to any lands not owned or controlled by the United States or any of its agencies, the Secretary of Agriculture may, insofar as he may deem necessary for the purposes of such Acts, require

(1) The enactment and reasonable safeguards for the enforcement of State and local laws imposing suitable permanent restrictions on the use of such lands and otherwise providing for run-off and waterflow retardation and soil-erosion prevention;

(2) Agreements or covenants as to the permanent use of such lands; and

(3) Contributions in money, services, materials, or otherwise to any operations conferring such benefits. (June 22, 1936, sec. 3, 49 Stat. 1571; Aug. 28, 1937, sec. 4, 50 Stat. 877; 33 U. S. C., sec. 701c.)

1765–9. Acquirement of titles for certain projects and to lands, easements, rights-of-way; reimbursement of local agencies.— That sections 3 of the Act of June 22, 1936 (Public, Numbered 738, Seventy-fourth Congress), as heretofore amended and as herein further modified, shall apply to all flood control projects, except as otherwise specifically provided by law.

That in case of any dam and reservoir project, or channel improvement or channel rectification project for flood control, herein authorized or heretofore authorized by the Act of June 22, 1936 (Public Numbered 738, Seventy-fourth Congress), as amended, and by the Act of May 15, 1928 (Public, Numbered 391, Seventieth Congress) as amended by the Act of June 15, 1936 (Public, Numbered 678, Seventyfourth Congress), as amended, title to all lands, easements, and rightsof-way for such project shall be acquired by the United States or by States, political subdivisions thereof or other responsible local agencies and conveyed to the United States, and provisions (a), (b), and (c) of section 3 of said Act of June 22, 1936, shall not apply thereto. Notwithstanding any restrictions, limitations, or requirement of prior consent provided by any other Act, the Secretary of War is hereby authorized and directed to acquire in the name of the United States title to all lands, easements, and rights-of-way necessary for any dam and reservoir project or channel improvement or channel rectification proj; éct for flood control, with funds heretofore or hereafter appropriated or made available for such projects, and States, political subdivisions thereof, or other responsible local agencies, shall be granted and reimbursed,' from such funds, sums equivalent to actual expenditures deemed reasonable by the Secretary of War and the Chief of Engineers and made by them in acquiring lands, easements, and rights-of-way for any dam and reservoir project, or any channel improvement or channel rectification project for flood control heretofore or herein authorized : Provided, That no reimbursement shall be made for any in

direct or speculative damages: Provided further, That lands, easements and rights-of-way shall include lands on which dams, reservoirs, channel improvements, and channel rectifications are located; lands or flowage rights in reservoirs and highway, railway, and utility relocation. Provided further, That in all cases of the acquisition hereunder by the United States from the Los Angeles County Flood Control District or the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District of lands, easements, or rights-of-way, wherein the written opinion of the Attorney General in favor of the validity of the title to such lands, easements, or rights-of-way is or may be required or authorized by law, the Attorney General may, in his discretion, base such opinion upon a certificate of title of the district from which said lands, easements, or rights-of-way are to be acquired accompanied by an agreement, duly executed by the district in conformity with the constitutions and laws of the State where the district in question is situated to indemnify the United States against all claims, liabilities, loss, expenses, and attorneys' fees of whatsoever kind or nature, resulting from or arising out of any defect or defects whatsoever in the title to any such lands, easements, or rights-of-way so conveyed to the United States, including all just compensation, costs, and expenses which may be incurred in any condemnation proceeding deemed necessary and instituted by the United States in order to perfect title to any such lands, easements, or rights-of-way. (June 28, 1938, sec. 2, 52 Stat. 1215; Aug. 11, 1939, sec. 5, 53 Stat. 1415; 33 U. S. C., sec. 7010-1.)

1765–10. Consent of Congress for States to enter into compacts relating to flood control.—The consent of Congress is hereby given to any two or more States to enter into compacts or agreements in connection with any project or operation authorized by this Act for flood control or the prevention of damage to life or property by reason of floods upon any stream or streams and their tributaries which lie in two or more such States, for the purpose of providing, in such manner and such proportion as may be agreed upon by such States and approved by the Secretary of War, funds for construction and maintenance, for the payment of damages, and for the purchase of rights-of-way, lands, and easements in connection with such project or operation. No such compact or agreement shall become effective without the further consent or ratification of Congress, except a compact or agreement which provides that all money to be expended pursuant thereto and all work to be performed thereunder shall be expanded and performed by the Department of War, with the exception of such reasonable sums as may be reserved by the States entering into the compact or agreement for the purpose of collecting taxes and maintaining the necessary State organizations for carrying out the compact or agreement. (June 22, 1936, sec. 4, 49 Stat. 1571; 33 U. S. C., sec. 701d.)

1765-11. Effect of Act of June 22, 1936, on provisions for Mississippi River and other projects.- Nothing in this Act shall be construed as repealing or amending any provision of the Act entitled “An Act for the control of floods on the Mississippi River and its tributaries, and for other purposes”, approved May 15, 1928, or any provision of any law amendatory thereof. The authority conferred by this Act and any funds appropriated pursuant thereto for expenditure are supplemental to all other authority and appropriations relating to the departments or agencies concerned, and nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit or retard any department or agency in carrying out similar and related activities heretofore or hereafter authorized, or to limit the exercise of powers conferred on any department or agency by other provisions of law is * carrying out similar and related activities. (June 22, 1936, sec. 8, 49 Stat. 1596; 33 U. S. C., sec. 701e.)

1765–12. Appropriation: payment of employees from funds of Works Progress Administration. The sum of $310,000,000 is authorized to be appropriated for carrying out the improvements herein and the sum of $10,000,000 is authorized to be appropriated and expended in equal amounts by the Departments of War and Agriculture for carrying out any examinations and surveys provided for in this Act and other Acts of Congress: Provided, That not more than $50,000,000 of such sum shall be expended during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1937: Provided further, That for the relief of unemployment, in addition to the regular appropriation, persons may be employed on such works of improvement and the compensation of said persons when so employed shall be paid from the funds available to the Works Progress Administration for the continuance of relief and work relief on useful projects. (June 22, 1936, sec. 9, 49 Stat. 1596; 33 U.S. C., sec. 701f.)

[Localities at which preliminary examinations and surveys are authorized to be made are listed in Act June 22, 1936, sec, 6, 49 Stat. 1592; Act Aug. 28, 1937, sec. 5, 50 Stat. 877; and Act June 28, 1938, sec. 6, 52 Stat. 1223.

Localities at which the continuance of examinations and surveys already undertaken is authorized are listed in Act June 22, 1936, sec. 7, 49 Stat. 1596.

Works of improvement adopted and authorized to be prosecuted are listed in section 5 of Act June 22, 1936, 49 Stat. 1596, as amended or supplemented by Act Aug. 28, 1937, sec. 1, 50 Stat. 876, section 4 of Act June 28, 1938, 52 Stat. 1216, and section 4 of

Act Aug. 11, 1939, 53 Stat. 1414.] (June 22, 1936, sec. 6, 49 Stat. 1592; 33 U. S.C., sec. 701f note.)

1765–13. Same; appropriation.—That the sum of $375,000,000 is hereby authorized to be appropriated for carrying out the improvements herein over the five-year period ending June 30, 1944, and the sum of $10,000,000 additional is authorized to be appropriated and expended in equal amounts by the Departments of War and Agriculture for carrying out any examinations and surveys provided for in this Act and any other Acts of Congress, to be prosecuted by said Departments. The sum of $1,500,000 additional is authorized to be appropriated and expended by the Federal Power Commission for carrying out any examinations and surveys provided for in this Act or any other Acts of Congress, to be prosecuted by the said Federal Power Commission. (June 28, 1938, sec. 9, 52 Stat. 1226; 33 U. S. C., sec. 701f1.)

1765–14. Use of properties within floodways for National forests or wild life refuges.-* ** And provided further, That if the Secretary of Agriculture shall determine to acquire any of the properties within the floodways herein referred to, for national forests, wildlife refuges,

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or other purposes of his Department, the Secretary of War may, upon recommendation by the Chief of Engineers, in lieu of acquiring flowage rights, advance to or reimburse the said Secretary of Agriculture sums equal to those that would otherwise be used for the purchase of easements desired by the War Department and the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to use these sums for the purpose of acquiring properties in the floodways in question. (June 15, 1936, sec. 12, 49 Stat. 1512; 33 U. S. C., sec. 702a-10.)

1765–15. Separability clause.—If any provision of this Act, or the application thereof, to any person or circumstances, is held invalid, the remainder of the Act, and the application of such provisions to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected thereby. (June 15, 1936, sec. 14, 49 Stat. 1513; 33 U. S. C., sec. 702k-2.)

NAVY

NAVAL PROPERTY, STORES, SUPPLIES, AND CONTRACTS

1766_1. Procurement and sale of stores to officers and men and to civilian employees.—That hereafter such stores as the Secretary of the Navy may designate may be procured and sold to officers and enlisted men of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard; to the widows of such officers and enlisted men; and to civilian officers and employees of the United States at naval stations and post exchanges beyond the continental limits of the United States or in Alaska, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Navy may prescribe. (Mar. 3, 1909, 35 Stat. 768; Apr. 14, 1937, 50 Stat. 63; June 10, 1939, 53 Stat. 814; 34 U. S. C., sec. 533.)

THE MARINE CORPS

1766-2. Relief of sailors or marines discharged from the Navy or Marine Corps during the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, and the Boxer uprising because of minority or misrepresentation of age.—That in the administration of any laws conferring rights, privileges, or benefits upon honorably discharged members of the military or naval forces of the United States, their widows and dependent children, a member of the Navy or Marine Corps who was enlisted between April 21, 1898, and July 4, 1902, both dates inclusive, and who was discharged for fraudulent' enlistment because of minority or misrepresentation of age, shall hereafter be held and considered to have been honorably discharged from the Navy or Marine Corps on the date of his actual separation therefrom, if his service otherwise was such as would have entitled him to an honorable discharge: Provided, That no back pay or allowance shall accrue by reason of the passage of this Act: Provided further, That in all such cases the Navy Department shall, upon request, grant to such individual, his widow or next of kin a discharge certificate showing that such former member of the Navy or Marine Corps is held and considered to have been honorably discharged under the provisions of this Act. (June 22, 1938, 52 Stat. 940; 34 U.S.C., sec. 161a and sec. 696.)

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