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of such supplies and materials or the value of such equipment (including the cost of transportation and handling) shall be credited to appropriations current at the time replacement supplies, materials, or equipment are procured, and shall be charged to the appropriations chargeable with the cost or value of such supplies, materials, or equipment. § 1820. Limitation on cost of building
The cost of any building purchased, erected, or as improved by the Soil Conservation Service pursuant to this chapter, exclusive of the cost of constructing a water supply or sanitary system and connecting the same with any such building, shall not exceed $2,500, except where buildings are acquired in conjunction with land being purchased for other purposes and except for buildings which Congress may specifically authorize. § 1821. Appropriation; allocation of funds
To enable the Secretary to carry out the provisions of this chapter there may 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 give equal weight to (1) the average acreage 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 pay. ments 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 may 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 may 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 1813 of this title approved by the Secretary for such county. $ 1822. Restriction on obligations incurred
The obligations incurred for the purpose of carrying out, for any calendar year, the provisions of this chapter shall not exceed $500,000,000. 8 1823. Employment of engineers
Qualified local engineers may be temporarily employed at per diem rates to perform the technical planning work of the service. § 1824. Allocation for county agricultural conservation program;
amount withheld; deposit of funds Not to exceed 5 per centum of the allocation for the agricultural conservation program for any county may, on the recommendation of the county committee and approval of the State committee, be withheld and allotted by the Secretary to the Soil Conservation Service for services of its technicians in formulating and carrying out the agricultural conservation program in the participating counties, and the funds so allotted may be placed in a single account for each State, and shall not be utilized by the Soil Conservation Service for any purpose other than technical and other assistance in such counties. 1825. Allocation of State agricultural conservation program;
amount withheld Not to exceed 212 per centum of the allocation for the agricultural conservation program for any State may be utilized by the Secretary of Agriculture in determining the most needed conservation practices on individual farms for which Federal assistance shall be given. § 1826. Furnishing photographs, mosaics, and maps relative to
soil conservation (a) 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.
(b) 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.
PART IV_WATER CONSERVATION, UTILIZATION
AND RIGHTS Chapter
Sec. 111. FACILITIES FOR WATER STORAGE AND UTILIZATION
186 113. CONSERVATION AND UTILIZATION PROJECTS.
1871 115. UNDERGROUND WATER RECLAMATION GRANTS IN NEVADA..
1901 117. APPROPRIATION OF WATERS-RESERVOIR SITES.
CHAPTER 111–FACILITIES FOR WATER STORAGE AND
UTILIZATION Sec. 1861. Declaration of policy. 1862. Authority of Secretary of Agriculture. 1863. Location of projects. 1864. State aid ; requirements. 1865. Use of employees and agencies within Department of Agriculture. 1866. Limitation on expenditures; combination of project facilities. 1867. Appropriation. § 1861. 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 hereby 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.
§ 1862. Authority of Secretary of Agriculture
In order to effectuate the policy declared in section 1861 of this title and promote proper land use in the areas described in section 1861, the Secretary of Agriculture may, from time to time
(a) 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 ;
(b) Construct, sell or lease, with or without a money consideration, under such terms and conditions as will advance the purposes of this chapter, the facilities mentioned in paragraph (a) 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 this chapter;
(c) Cooperate or enter into agreements with, or 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 this chapter;
(d) Obtain options upon and 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 this chapter;
(e) Secure the cooperation of any governmental agency;
(f) 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
(g) Perform such acts, and prescribe such rules and regulations
as he may deem proper to carry out the provisions of this chapter. § 1863. Location of projects
The facilities included in the program provided for in paragraph (a) of section 1862 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 interest in such lands. f 1864. State aid ; requirements
As a condition to extending benefits under this chapter 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 this chapter, 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. § 1865. Use of employees and agencies within Department of
Agriculture The Secretary of Agriculture, in administering the provisions of this chapter, shall utilize the officers, employees, and facilities of agencies within the Department of Agriculture whose functions are related to the program provided for in this chapter, 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 this chapter, any funds available for the purposes of this chapter. § 1866. Limitation on expenditures; combination of project
facilities On any one project undertaken pursuant to this chapter, expenditures for the construction, maintenance, operation, rehabilitation or financial assistance of any one project, shall not exceed $100,000 of Federal funds, whether appropriated or allotted or both. All project facilities and appurtenances which depend for their utility in whole or in part upon each other or upon any common facility shall be deemed one project within the meaning of this section. § 1867. Appropriation
There may be appropriated for the purposes of this chapter such sums as Congress may from time to time determine to be necessary.