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1941—July 1, 1941, ch. 267, § 1, 55 Stat. 436, as amended

Dec. 22, 1941, ch. 611, 55 Stat. 850. 1940—June 25, 1940, ch. 421, § 1, 54 Stat. 562.

CROSS REFERENCES Emergency farm acreage allotment, see note set out under sections 1334, 1344, and 1358 of Title 7, Agriculture.

8 590h-1. Same; naval stores; utilization of agencies.

In administering the naval stores conservation programs authorized in section 590h of this title and in making payments thereunder to gum naval stores producers the Secretary may utilize the services of regional associations of such producers or any agency of the Government in lieu of the State, county, and other local committees utilized in the other agricultural conservation programs if he finds that more efficient administration will result, and the provisions of section 1388 (b) of Title 7 shall otherwise be applicable to the administration of said naval stores conservation programs. (June 16, 1938, ch. 464, title I, 52 Stat. 746.)

CODIFICATION Section was not enacted as a part of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Functions respecting lands under jurisdiction of Department of Interior, transfer to Department of Interior, see note under section 590a of this title.

1948, ch. 827, title I, § 4, 62 Stat. 1250; Sept. 23, 1950, ch. 997, 64 Stat. 978; May 26, 1952, ch. 335, 66 Stat. 95.)

CODIFICATION This section was amended by the Department of Agriculture Organic Act of 1944.

AMENDMENTS 1952–Subsec. (a) amended by act May 26, 1952, to extend the Secretary's authority for 2 more years until Jan. 1, 1955.

1950_Subsec. (a) amended by act Sept. 23, 1950, to extend the Secretary's authority until Jan. 1, 1953.

1948—Subsec. (a) amended by act July 3, 1948, to extend the Secretary's authority until Jan. 1, 1951.

1946–Subsec. (a) amended by act July 25, 1946, which substituted “January 1, 1949" for "January 1, 1947" wherever appearing and "December 31, 1948” for “December 31, 1946".

1944Subsec. (b) amended by act Sept. 21, 1944, which added par. beginning "Appropriations are hereby".

Subsec. (e) amended by act Sept. 21, 1944, which added par. beginning "Persons who carry".

1942–Subsec. (c) (2) amended by act Feb. 6, 1942, which added last two sentences.

Subsec. (e), first sentence, amended by act Sept, 29, 1942.

1941–Subsec. (a) amended by act Dec. 26, 1941, which substituted “January 1, 1947" for “January 1, 1942" and "December 31, 1946" for "December 31, 1941."

Subsec. (b), par. beginning with words "Notwithstanding any other provisions of law” added by act June 21, 1941.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1948 AMENDMENT Section 6 of act July 3, 1948, provided in part that the amendment of this section by section 4 of said act July 3, 1948, shall take effect as of July 3, 1948.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1938 AMENDMENT Section 105 of act Feb. 16, 1938, as amended by section 1 of act Apr. 7, 1938, provided that the amendments by this act affecting subsections (b), (c) and adding (d)(8) to this section, “shall first be effective with respect to farming operations carried out in the calendar year 1938. Notwithstanding such amendments, payments with respect to farming operations carried out in the calendar year 1938 and based upon any soil-depleting crop for which special acreage allotments are established shall be made at not less than 90 per centum of the rates announced by the Secretary prior to the enactment of this act. Nothing contained herein shall require reconstituting, for 1938, any county or other local committee which has been constituted prior to February 1, 1938."

REPEALS Subsec. (c) (4) was from act Feb. 16, 1938, ch. 30, $ 101, 52 Stat. 33.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Functions respecting lands under jurisdiction of Department of Interior, transfer to Department of Interior, see note under section 590a of this title.

PAYMENTS TO SHARECROPPERS IN 1944 Department of Agriculture Appropriation Act of 1945, act June 28, 1944, ch. 296, § 1, 58 Stat. 450, provided in part: "Notwithstanding any other provision of law, persons who in 1944 carry out farming operations as tenants or sharecroppers on cropland owned by the United States Government and who comply with the terms and conditions of the 1944 agricultural conservation program, formulated pursuant to sections 7 to 17, inclusive, of said Act of February 29, 1936 (sections 590g-5907 of this title), shall be entitled to apply for and receive payments for their participation in said program to the same extent as other producers."

Similar provisions for years 1940–1943 were carried in prior appropriation acts as follows:

1943—July 12, 1943, ch. 215, § 1, 57 Stat. 417. 1942-July 22, 1942, ch. 516, § 1, 56 Stat. 692.

8 590h-2. Same; adjustments between payee and third persons; definitions.

CODIFICATION Section, act July 2, 1940, ch. 521, § 9, 54 Stat. 729, was omitted as executed.

$ 590i. Surveys and investigations; publication of in

formation; reports. The Secretary is authorized to conduct surveys, investigations, and research relating to the conditions and factors affecting, and methods of accomplishing most effectively, the policy and purposes of section 590g (a) of this title. Notwithstanding any provision of existing law, the Secretary is authorized to make public such information as he deems necessary to carry out the provisions of sections 590a-590h, 590i, and 590—590q of this title. The Secretary shall transmit to the Congress a report, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1937, and for each fiscal year thereafter, of the operations for such year under said sections, which report shall include a statement of the expenditures made and obligations incurred, by classes and amounts. (Apr. 27, 1935, ch. 85, § 9, as added Feb. 29, 1936, ch. 104, $ 1, 49 Stat. 1150, and amended June 28, 1937, ch. 395, § 2, 50 Stat. 329.)

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Functions respecting lands under jurisdiction of Department of Interior, see note under section 590a of this title. $ 590i-1. Furnishing photographs, mosaics, and maps

required by Soil Conservation Service. Reproductions of such aerial or other photographs, mosaics, and maps as shall be required in connection with the authorized work of the Soil Conservation Service may be furnished at the cost of reproduction

to Federal, State, county, or municipal agencies requesting such reproductions. (July 22, 1942, ch. 516, $ 1, 56 Stat. 691.)

CODIFICATION Section was not enacted as a part of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Functions respecting lands under jurisdiction of Department of Interior, transfer to Department of Interior, see note under section 590a of this title.

Soil Conservation Service consolidated with other agencies into Agricultural Conservation and Adjustment Administration for duration of war, see Ex. Ord. No. 9069, set out in note under section 601 of Appendix to Title 50, War and National Defense.

that all or part of such estimated expenses of any such committee or association may be deducted pro rata from the payments or grants made to the members thereof: And provided further, That the Secretary may make such payments in advance of determination of performance. (Apr. 27, 1935, ch. 85, $ 11, as added Feb. 29, 1936, ch. 104, § 1, 49 Stat. 1150, and amended June 24, 1936, ch. 767, 49 Stat. 1915.)

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Functions respecting lands under jurisdiction of Department of Interior, see note under section 590a of this title.

SIMILAR PROVISIONS The text of this section was taken from Department of Agriculture Appropriation Act, 1943. Similar provisions were contained in the following prior appropriation acts:

1941—July 1, 1941, ch. 267, § 1, 55 Stat. 434.
1940-June 25, 1940, ch. 421, § 1, 54 Stat. 560.
1939—June 30, 1939, ch. 253, title I, 53 Stat. 973.
1938—June 16, 1938, ch. 464, title I, 52 Stat. 744.
1937—June 29, 1937, ch. 404, 50 Stat. 429.

$ 590i–2. Furnishing photographs, mosaics, and maps

required in soil conservation operations of De

partment of the Interior. Reproductions of such aerial or other photographs, mosaics, and maps as shall be required in connection with the authorized soil and moisture conservation operations of the Department of the Interior may be furnished to cooperating persons or agencies and to Government agencies at the estimated cost of furnishing such reproductions, and to other persons or agencies at such prices (not less than estimated cost of furnishing such reproductions) as the Secretary may determine, the money received from such sales to be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of this appropriation. (July 2, 1942, ch. 473, § 1, 56 Stat. 508.)

SIMILAR PROVISIONS The text of this section was from Department of the Interior Appropriation Act, 1943. Similar provision was contained in prior appropriation act of June 28, 1941, ch. 259, § 1, 55 Stat. 306.

$ 5901. Expansion of domestic and foreign markets for

agricultural commodities; advances for crop in

surance; transfer of funds to corporation. (a) Whenever the Secretary finds that the exercise of the powers conferred in this section will tend to carry out the purpose specified in clause (5) of section 590g (a) of this title, or will tend to provide for and maintain a continuous and stable supply of agricultural commodities adequate to meet consumer demand at prices fair to both producers and consumers, or both, he shall use such part as he deems necessary of the sums appropriated to carry out sections 590a-590h, 590i, and 5903—590g of this title for the expansion of domestic and foreign markets or for seeking new or additional markets for agricultural commodities or the products thereof or for the removal or disposition of surpluses of such commodities or the products thereof.

(b) The Secretary is authorized to make advances to producers for the purpose of assisting them to insure their crops with the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. The Secretary shall remit the amount of any such advances to a producer directly to such Corporation in payment of the premium on the insurance for which the producer has made application. Advances shall only be made to producers who are participating or who agree to participate in a program formulated pursuant to section 590h of this title. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the terms and conditions of such advances shall be fixed by the Secretary. In carrying out the provisions of this subsection, the Secretary may transfer to the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, prior to the execution of applications for insurance or requests for advances by producers, the funds estimated as necessary to cover the advances which will be requested for the payment of premiums under a crop-insurance program, and any portion of such funds not used for advances to producers under such program shall be returned to the Secretary by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. (Apr. 27, 1935, ch. 85, $ 12, as added Feb. 29, 1936, ch. 104 $ 1,49 Stat. 1151, and amended Mar. 25, 1939, ch. 15, 53 Stat. 550; July 2, 1940, ch. 521, § 1, 54 Stat. 727.)

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Administration of program of Federal Crop Insurance Corporation was transferred to Secretary of Agriculture by 1946 Reorg. Plan No. 3, § 501, eff. July 16, 1946, 11 F. R. 7877, 60 Stat, 1100. See note under section 1503 of Title 7, Agriculture.

Federal Crop Insurance Corporation consolidated with other agencies into Agricultural Conservation and Ad

8 590%. “Agricultural commodity" defined.

The term "agricultural commodity" as used in sections 590a-590h, 590i, and 5903—590g of this title means any such commodity and any regional or market classification, type, or grade thereof. (Apr. 27, 1935, ch. 85, $ 10, as added Feb. 29, 1936, ch. 104, § 1, 49 Stat. 1150.)

8 590k. Availability of funds.

All funds available for carrying out sections 590a590h, 590i, and 5903—5907 of this title shall be available for allotment to the bureaus and offices of the Department of Agriculture and for transfer to such other agencies of the Federal or State Governments as the Secretary may request to cooperate or assist in carrying out this chapter, and for payments to committees or associations of producers in any region or regions to cover the estimated administrative expenses to be incurred by any such committee or association in cooperating in carrying out such sections: Provided, That the Secretary may prescribe

justment Administration for duration of war, see Ex. Ord. No. 9069, set out in note under section 601 of Appendix to Title 50, War and National Defense.

Functions respecting lands under jurisdiction of Department of Interior, see note under section 590a of this title. 8 590m. Execution of powers of Secretary by Agricul

tural Adjustment Administration. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of sections 5902–590h, 590i, and 5903—5901 of this title, the Secretary is authorized and directed to provide for the execution by the Production and Marketing Administration of such powers conferred upon him under said sections as he deems may be appropriately exercised by such Administration, and for such purposes the provisions of law applicable to the appointment and compensation of persons employed by the Production and Marketing Administration shall apply. (Apr. 27, 1935, ch. 85, § 13, as added Feb. 29, 1936, ch. 104, § 1, 49 Stat. 1151, and amended 1946 Reorg. Plan No. 3, § 501, eff. July 16, 1946, 11 F. R. 7877, 60 Stat. 1100.)

CODIFICATION "Production and Marketing Administration” was substituted for “Agricultural Adjustment Administration" on the authority of 1946 Reorg. Plan No. 3, which ratified a previous consolidation of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration into the Production and Marketing Administration effected by the Secretary of Agriculture by Memorandum 1118, Aug. 18, 1945. See note under section 610 of Title 7, Agriculture.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Federal Crop Insurance Corporation consolidated with other agencies into Agriculture Conservation and Adjustment Administration for duration of war, see Ex. Ord. No. 9069, set out in note under section 601 of Appendix to Title 50, War and National Defense.

Functions respecting lands under jurisdiction of Department of Interior, see note under section 590a of this title. 8 590n. Payments reviewable only by Secretary.

The facts constituting the bases for any payment or grant or the amount thereof authorized to be made under section 590g or 590h of this title, when officially determined in conformity with rules or regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture, shall be reviewable only by the Secretary of Agriculture. (Apr. 27, 1935, ch. 85, $ 14, as added Feb. 29, 1936, ch. 104, § 1, 49 Stat. 1151.)

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Functions respecting lands under jurisdiction of Department of Interior, see note under section 590a of this title.

give equal weight to (1) the average acreages planted to the various commodities (including rotation pasture), for the ten years 1928 to 1937, adjusted for abnormal weather and other conditions, including acreage diverted from production under the agricultural adjustment and soil conservation programs; (2) the value at parity prices of the production from the allotted acreages of the various commodities for the year with respect to which the payment is made; (3) the average acreage planted to the various commodities during the ten years 1928 to 1937, including the acreage diverted from production under the agricultural adjustment and soil conservation programs, in excess of the allotted acreage for the year with respect to which the payment is made; and (4) the value based on average prices for the preceding ten years of the production of the excess acreage determined under item (3). The rate of payment used in making payments to the producers of each commodity shall be such that the estimated payments with respect to such commodity shall equal the amount of funds allocated to such commodity as herein provided. For the purpose of allocating funds and computing payments or grants the Secretary is authorized to consider as a commodity a group of commodities or a regional or market classification of a commodity. For the purpose of computing payments or grants, the Secretary is authorized to use funds allocated to two or more commodities produced on farms of a designated regional or other classification to compute payments with respect to one of such commodities on such farms, and to use funds, in an amount equal to the estimated payments which would be made in any county, for making payments pursuant to a special program under section 590h of this title approved by the Secretary for such county: Provided, That farm acreage allotments shall be made for wheat in 1938, but in determining compliance wheat shall be considered in the group with other crops for which special acreage allotments are not made. (Apr. 27, 1935, ch. 85, § 15, as added Feb. 29, 1936, ch. 104, § 1, 49 Stat. 1151, and amended Feb. 16, 1938, 3 p. m., ch. 30, title I, § 104, 52 Stat. 35.)

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1938 AMENDMENT Section 105 of act Feb. 16, 1938, as amended by section 1 of act Apr. 7, 1938, provided that amendment of this act affecting this section, "shall first be effective with respect to farming operations carried out in the calendar year 1938.

Notwithstanding such amendments, payments with respect to farming operations carried out in the calendar year 1938 and based upon any soil-depleting crop for which special acreage allotments are established shall be made at not less than 90 per centum of the rates announced by the Secretary prior to the enactment of this act. Nothing contained herein shall require reconstituting, for 1938, any county or other local committee which has been constituted prior to February 1, 1938."

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Functions respecting lands under jurisdiction of Department of Interior, transfer to Department of Interior, see note under section 590a of this title.

85900. Appropriation for purposes of sections 590g

and 590h; allocation of funds among commodities. To enable the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out the purposes of sections 590g and 590h of this title there is authorized to be appropriated for any fiscal year not exceeding $500,000,000.

The funds available for payments (after allowing for estimated administrative expenses, and not to exceed 5 per centum for payments with respect to range lands, noncrop pasture lands, and naval stores) shall be allocated among the commodities produced with respect to which payments or grants are to be computed. In allocating funds among the commodities the Secretary shall take into consideration and

$ 590p. Limitation on obligations incurred.

The obligations incurred for the purpose of carrying out, for any calendar year, the provisions of sec

tions 590g, 590h, 590i, and 5903—590n of this title shall not exceed $500,000,000. (Apr. 27, 1935, ch. 85, $ 16, as added Feb. 29, 1936, ch. 104, § 1, 49 Stat. 1151.)

Sec. 590w. Cooperation of governmental agencies; expendi.

tures; rules and regulations. 590x. Appropriation.

8 590q. Coverage; “State" defined; short title.

(a) Sections 590a-590e, 5901—590h, 590i, and 5903—590q of this title shall apply to the United States, the Territories of Alaska and Hawaii, and the possessions of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and, as used in said sections, the term “State" includes Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

(b) Such sections may be cited as the “Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act”. (Apr. 27, 1935, ch. 85, $ 17, as added Feb. 29, 1936, ch. 104, § 1, 49 Stat. 1151, and amended July 26, 1947, ch. 339, § 2, 61 Stat. 494.)

AMENDMENTS 1947—The Virgin Islands were included in this section by act July 26, 1947.

REPEALS Section 3 of act July 26, 1947, repealed all laws in conflict therewith.

CONSERVATION AND UTILIZATION PROJECTS 590y. Authorization and purpose of investigation, con

struction, and maintenance of projects; title to

projects; limitation on costs. 5902. Utilization of services, materials, funds, etc., of

Federal, State, or municipal agencies, or of indi.

viduals. 5902–1. Prerequisites for construction of project; defini

tions. 5902–2. Repayment contracts; necessity; terms; reim

bursable construction costs defined. 5902–3. Settlement of projects on agricultural basis; ad

vice to settlers; acquisition and improvement of agricultural lands; utilization of other

agencies. 5902-4. Cooperative agreements with other agencies. 5902–5. Limitation of expenditures of Federal funds for

any one project under sections 590r-590x. 5902-6. Disposition of receipts from repayment contracts

and project operations. 5902–7. Provisions for furnishing surplus power and mu

nicipal or miscellaneous water supplies. 5902–8. Authority of Secretary of the Interior over lands

contracts, water rights, etc. 590z-9. Powers and duties of Secretaries of Interior and

Agriculture; rules and regulations. 5902–10. Appropriations. 5902–11. Delegation of powers and duties by Secretary of

Interior.

8 590q-1. Sale and distribution of supplies, materials,

and equipment to other Government agencies;

reimbursement. The Soil Conservation Service subject to applicable regulations under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, may sell and distribute supplies, materials, and equipment to other Government activities, the cost of such supplies and materials or the value of such equipment (including the cost of transportation and handling) to be reimbursed to appropriations current at the time additional supplies, materials, or equipment are procured from the appropriations chargeable with the cost or value of such supplies, materials, or equipment. (Sept. 21, 1944, ch. 412, title III, § 302 (b), 58 Stat. 738; Oct. 31, 1951, ch. 654, § 2 (12), 65 Stat. 707.)

REFERENCES IN TEXT The Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, referred to in the text, is classified to chapter 11B of Title 5, Executive Departments and Government Officers and Employees, chapter 10 of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, chapter 4 of Title 41, Public Contracts, and chapter 11 of Title 44, Public Printing and Documents.

CODIFICATION This section was not enacted as a part of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, but was enacted as a part of the Department of Agriculture Organic Act of 1944.

AMENDMENTS 1951-Act Oct. 31, 1951 inserted the reference to applicable regulations of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended.

FACILITIES FOR WATER STORAGE AND

UTILIZATION 8 590r. Declaration of policy.

It is recognized that the wastage and inadequate utilization of water resources on farm, grazing, and forest lands in the arid and semiarid areas of the United States resulting from inadequate facilities for water storage and utilization contribute to the destruction of natural resources, injuries to public health and public lands, droughts, periodic floods, crop failures, decline in standards of living, and excessive dependence upon public relief, and thereby menace the national welfare. It is therefore declared to be the policy of Congress to assist in providing facilities for water storage and utilization in the arid and semiarid areas of the United States. (Aug. 28, 1937, ch. 870, § 1, 50 Stat. 869.) $ 590s. Powers and duties of Secretary of Agriculture.

In order to effectuate the policy set out in section 590r of this title and promote proper land use in the said areas, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized, from time to time

(1) To formulate and keep current a program of projects for the construction and maintenance in the said areas of ponds, reservoirs, wells, check-dams, pumping installations, and other facilities for water storage or utilization, together with appurtenances to such facilities. The facilities to be included within such program shall be located where they will promote the proper utilization of lands and no such facilities shall be located where they will encourage the cultivation of lands which are submarginal and which should be devoted to other uses in the public interest;

Chapter 3C.-WATER CONSERVATION FACILITIES FOR WATER STORAGE AND UTILIZATION Sec. 590r. Declaration of policy. 590s. Powers and duties of Secretary of Agriculture. 590t. Location of projects. 590u. State aid; requirements. 590v. Use of employees and agencies within Department

of Agriculture.

(2) To construct and to sell or lease, with or without a money consideration, under such terms and conditions as will advance the purposes of sections 590r—590x of this title, the facilities mentioned in subsection (1) of this section and included within the program there provided for, including the lands upon which such facilities are located if they have been acquired or reserved for the purposes of said sections;

(3) To cooperate or enter into agreements with, or to furnish financial or other aid to, any agency, governmental or otherwise, or any person, subject to such conditions as he may deem necessary for the purposes of sections 590r—590x of this title; and

(4) To obtain options upon and to acquire lands, or rights or interests therein, or rights to the use of water, by purchase, lease, gift, exchange, condemnation, or otherwise, only when necessary for the purposes of sections 590r—590x of this title. (Aug. 28, 1937, ch. 870, $ 2,50 Stat. 869.)

8 590w. Cooperation of governmental agencies; ex

penditures; rules and regulations. For the purposes of sections 590r-590x of this title, the Secretary of Agriculture may

(1) Secure the cooperation of any governmental agency;

(2) Make expenditures for personal services and rent in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, for the purchase of law books and books of reference, for printing and binding, for the purchase, exchange, operation, and maintenance of passenger-carrying vehicles, for supplies and equipment, for traveling expenses and for other administrative expenses; and

(3) Perform such acts, and prescribe such rules and regulations as he may deem proper to carry out the provisions of sections 590r—590x of this title. (Aug. 28, 1937, ch. 870, $ 6, 50 Stat. 870.)

CROSS REFERENCES Limitation of expenditures of Federal funds for any one project under sections 590r—590x, see section 5902-5 of this title.

$ 590t. Location of projects.

The facilities included in the program provided for in section 590s (1) of this title may be located

(a) On lands owned or controlled by the United States or any of its agencies, with the cooperation of the agency having jurisdiction thereof; and

(b) On any other lands upon obtaining proper consent or the necessary rights or interests in such lands. (Aug. 28, 1937, ch. 870, $ 3, 50 Stat. 869.)

§ 590x. Appropriation.

There are authorized to be appropriated for the purposes of sections 590r—590x of this title such sums as Congress may from time to time determine to be necessary. (Aug. 28, 1937, ch. 870, $ 7,50 Stat. 870.)

CROSS REFERENCES Limitation of expenditures of Federal funds for any one project under sections 590r—590x, see section 5902–5 of this title.

$ 590u. State aid; requirements.

As a condition to extending benefits under sections 590r—590x of this title 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 said sections, require

(1) The enactment of State and local laws providing for soil conserving land uses and practices, and the storage, conservation and equitable utilization of waters;

(2) Agreements or covenants in regard to the maintenance and permanent use of such water, facilities, or lands benefited by such facilities;

(3) Contributions in money, services, materials, or otherwise to any operations conferring such benefits. (Aug. 28, 1937, ch. 870, § 4, 50 Stat. 870.)

$ 590v. Use of employees and agencies within Depart

ment of Agriculture. The Secretary of Agriculture, in administering the provisions of sections 590r—590x of this title, shall utilize the officers, employees, and facilities of agencies within the Department of Agriculture whose functions are related to the program provided for in said sections, and may allot to such agencies or transfer to such other agencies of the Federal Government as he may request to assist in carrying out any of the provisions of said sections, any funds available for the purposes of said sections. (Aug. 28, 1937, ch. 870, § 5, 50 Stat. 870.)

CROSS REFERENCES Limitation of expenditures of Federal funds for any one project under sections 5901—590x, see section 5902–5 of this title.

CONSERVATION AND UTILIZATION PROJECTS 8 590y. Authorization and purpose of investigation,

construction, and maintenance of projects; title

to projects; limitation on costs. For the purpose of stabilizing water supply and thereby rehabilitating farmers on the land and providing opportunities for permanent settlement of farm families, the Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as “the Secretary”) is authorized to investigate and, upon compliance with the provisions of sections 590y—5902–10 of this title, to construct water conservation and utilization projects in the Great Plains and arid and semiarid areas of the United States, and to operate and maintain each such project in accordance with the provisions of said sections: Provided, That the United States shall retain title to the dams, reservoirs, irrigation, and other project works until Congress otherwise provides: And provided further, That expenditures from appropriations made directly pursuant to the authority contained in section 5902–10 (1) of this title to meet reimbursable construction costs allocated to irrigation as defined in section 5902–2 (b) of this title shall not exceed $2,000,000 for dams and reservoirs in any one project, and that expenditures from appropriations made directly pursuant to the authority contained in section 5902–10 (1) of this title to meet costs allocated to flood control by the Secretary after consultation with the Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army, shall not exceed $500,000 on any one project. (Aug. 11, 1939, ch. 717, § 1, 53 Stat. 1418; Oct. 14, 1940, ch. 861, 54 Stat. 1119;

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