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Compacts between New Mexico and Oklahoma regarding waters of Cimar-
ron River and other streams.
45 Stat. 2
SPECIAL PROVISIONS OF THE FIRST DEFICIENCY ACT, FISCAL
(Extracts from] An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain appropria.
tions for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1928, and prior fiscal years, to provide supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1928, and for other purposes. (Act December 22, 1927, ch. 5, 45 Stat. 2)
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
[Hatch and Santa Teresa, New Mexico, claims.]—For personal seryices and traveling and other expenses necessary to enable the Secretary of the Interior to determine the property loss by flood sustained by certain property owners residing at or in the vicinity of Hatch and Santa Teresa, New Mexico, in accordance with the provisions of the act of February 25, 1927 (Forty-fourth Statutes at Large, page 1792, Private, Numbered 396, Sixty-ninth Congress), $5,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be expended from the reclamation fund. (45 Stat. 19.)
[International water commission. ]—International water commission, United States and Mexico: The unexpended balance of the appropriation of $20,000 made by the second deficiency act, fiscal year 1924, and continued available until June 30, 1927, for the commission on equitable use of waters of the Rio Grande, shall remain available until June 30, 1928, for the expenses, including the purchase, at not to exceed $1,500, and maintenance of a passenger-carrying motor-propelled vehicle, of the commission authorized by the resolution approved March 3, 1927, entitled “ Joint resolution amending the act of May 13, 1924, entitled 'An act providing a study regarding the equitable use of the waters of the Rio Grande, and so forth.”
Any moneys received from the Republic of Mexico for the purpose of securing information on which to base a treaty between the United States and Mexico relative to the use of the waters of the Rio Grande, Lower Colorado, and Tia Juana Rivers as authorized by the act of March 3, 1927, shall be covered into the Treasury. (45 Stat. 29.)
See the note of Comptroller General's decision on page 119 headed International Water Commission." The act of May 13, 1924, above mentioned may be found on page 229 of Federal Reclamation Laws Annotated, 1927.
The item in the second deficiency act, fiscal year 1924, above mentioned, may he found on page 235 of Federal Reclamation Laws Annotated, 1927. The joint resolution of March 3, 1927, is published at page 314 of Federal Reclamation Laws Annotated, 1927.
The following item in this connection appears in the appropriation act for the Departments of State, Justice, etc., fiscal year 1929:
INTERNATIONAL WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO For a study in cooperation with representatives of the Government of Mexico regarding the equitable use of the waters of the lower Rio Grande, of the lower Colorado, and of the Tia Juana Rivers, for the purpose of securing information on which to base a treaty with the Government of Mexico relative to the use of the waters of these rivers for irrigation and other beneficial purposes, including salaries of commissioners and other employees, transportation, subsistence, printing and binding, and such other miscellaneous expenses, including necessary travel to and from points in the Republic of Mexico, as the President may deem proper, $35,000, to be immediately available: Provided, That any moneys contributed by or received from the Republic of Mexico after the approval of this act for the purpose of cooperating or assisting in this work shall be available for expenditure in connection with this appropriation for the purposes for which contributed in like manner as if said sums had been specifically appropriated for said purposes. (From act of Feb. 15, 1928, 45 Stat. 75.)
See item in first deficiency act, 1930, page 52.
Sec. 6. [Travel expenses Transfer from one station to another.] Appropriations for the fiscal years 1926, 1927, 1928, and 1929 available for expenses of travel of civilian officers and employees of the executive departments and establishments shall be available also for expenses of travel performed by them on transfer from one official station to another when authorized by the head of the department or establishment concerned in the order directing such transfer: Provided, That such expenses shall not be allowed for any transfer effected for the convenience of any officer or employee. (45 Stat. 50.)
In all cases in which it is proposed to charge the expense of transfers to the Government, administrative authorities covering such transfers should contain a showing, by proper certificate or otherwise, that the transfer was not made for the convenience of the employee. (7 Comp. Gen. 550.)
See note on page 106 under the head of Travel Expense.
Annual leave during travel period.—Employees transferred from one duty station to another upon their own requests and not for the benefit of the Government may not be allowed salary without charging the time against annual leave during the travel period. Department regulations approved February 26, 1929, recognize allowance of compensation and traveling expenses when the transfer is not made for the convenience of the employee. (Op. of Sol. Int. Dept. approved by the Secy. Int. May 3, 1929.)
45 Stat. 200
SPECIAL PROVISIONS OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT APPRO
PRIATION ACT FOR 1929
[Extracts from ] An act making appropriations for the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1929, and for other purposes. (Act March 7, 1928, ch. 137, 45 Stat. 200)
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
[Reserved works of a project or division.]-For operation and maintenance of the reserved works of a project or. division of a project when irrigation districts, water users' associations, or Warren Act contractors have contracted to pay in advance but have failed to pay their proportionate share of the cost of such operation and inaintenance, to be expended under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, $75,000. (45 Stat. 227.)
[Boise project, Idaho.]—Boise product, Idaho: For continuation of construction, Payette division, $200,000 : Provided, That of the unexpended balance of the appropriation for this project for the fiscal year 1927 there is reappropriated for operation and maintenance, Payette division, $17,000; for investigations, examination, and surveys, Payette division, $18,000; for continuation of construction, Arrowrock and Payette divisions, $75,000. (45 Stat. 228.)
Hearings by General Land Office in connection with possessory placer mining claims.-In decision A-27104 dated May 11, 1929, the Comptroller General held that the appropriation for expenses of hearings by the General Land Office in the act of March 7, 1928 (45 Stat. 202), is exclusively available for the expenses of all hearings conducted by that office to determine the validity of possessory mineral claims; and that in connection with the construction of the Deadwood Reservoir, Payette Division, Boise project, no money from funds appropriated for the Bureau of Reclamation could be transferred to the General Land Office to meet the expenses of such hearings and incidental costs. This applies to the item in the appropriation act “For payment of damages caused to the owners of lands or other private property,” etc., as well as to the above item.
[Southern work—Investigations relative to arid and semiarid, swamp, and cut-over timberlands. ]-For investigations to be made by the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Reclamation to obtain necessary information to determine how arid and semiarid, swamp, and cut-over timberlands in any of the States of the United States may be best developed, as authorized by subsection R, section 4, second deficiency act, fiscal year 1924, approved December 5, '1924