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$10, 000, 000
CONSTRUCTION For construction, major repair, and improvement of irrigation and power systems, buildings, utilities, roads and trails, and other facilities; acquisition of lands and interests in lands; preparation of lands for farming; and architectural and engineering services by contract; to remain available until expended, $10,000,000, of which not to exceed $2,500,000 shall be available for personal services, and of which not to exceed $3,125,000 is for liquidation of obligations incurred pursuant to authority previously granted : Provided, That no part of the sum herein appropriated shall be used for the acquisition of land within the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming outside of the boundaries of existing Indian reservations: Provided further, That no part of this appropriation shall be used for the acquisition of land or water rights within the States of Nevada, Oregon, and Washington either inside or outside the boundaries of existing reservations: Provided further, That no part of this appropriation shall be used for construction or repair of the Tongue River Indian Reservation electric line, Montana, but the Secretary is hereby authorized to enter into a reimbursable contract with the Tongue River Electric Cooperative, Incorporated, Montana, with respect to maintenance, operation, and subsequent transfer of ownership of said line and the Bureau of Indian Affairs may accept payment for such line in the form of credit on electric bills.
(For an additional amount for 1952 for the foregoing purpose, see p.247.]
GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES For expenses necessary for the general administration of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including such expenses in field offices, $3,300,747, of which not to exceed $2,693,281 shall be available for personal services.
REVOLVING FUND FOR LOANS
3, 300, 747
For an additional amount for loans as authorized by sections 10 and 11 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (25 U. S. C. 470, 471), as amended and supplemented, and section 1 of the Act of April 19, 1950 (Public Law 474), $800,000 ----
PAYMENT TO CHOCTAW AND CHICKASAW NATIONS OF INDIANS, OKLAHOMA
For an additional amount for "Payment to Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Indians, Oklahoma”, for defraying the expenses of making per capita payments authorized by the Acts of June 28, 1944 (58 Stat. 483), and June 24, 1948 (Public Law 754, Eightieth Congress), $22,655, of which not to exceed $21,105 shall be available for personal services.
ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Appropriations for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (except the revolving fund for loans) shall be available for purchase of not to exceed one hundred and sixty passenger motor vehicles for replacement only, which may be used for the transportation of Indians; purchase of ice for official use of employees; services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U. S. C. 55a), including not to exceed $5,000 for expenditure at rates for individuals not in
excess of $50 per diem on irrigation and power matters, when authorized by the Secretary; and expenses required by continuing or permanent treaty provisions.
CLAIMS AND TREATY OBLIGATIONS
For fulfilling treaties with Senecas and Six Nations of New York, Choctaws and Pawnees of Oklahoma, and payment to Indians of Sioux reservations, to be expended as provided by law, such amounts as may be necessary after June 30, 1951-----
[For appropriation for 1952 for Commutation of Treaty Obligations, Choctaw Nation of Indians in Oklahoma, see p. 268.)
PROCEEDS FROM POWER
Sums not in excess of the amount of power revenues covered into the Treasury during the current and each succeeding fiscal year to the credit of each of the power projects, including revenues credited prior to August 7, 1946, to remain available until expended for the purposes authorized by section 3 of the Act of August 7, 1946, as amended (31 U. S. C. 7255–3), in connection with the respective projects from which such revenues are derived ----
In addition to the tribal funds authorized to be expended by existing law, there is hereby appropriated $2,109,000 from tribal funds not $2,109, otherwise available for expenditure for the benefit of Indians and l(tribal funds) Indian tribes, including pay and travel expenses of employees; care, tuition and other assistance to Indian children attending public and private schools (which may be paid in advance or from date of admission); purchase of land and improvements on land, title to which shall be taken in the name of the United States in trust for the tribe for which purchased; lease of lands and water rights; compensation and expenses of attorneys and other persons employed by Indian tribes under approved contracts; pay, travel and other expenses of tribal officers, councils, and committees thereof, or other tribal organizations, including mileage for use of privately owned automobiles and per diem in lieu of subsistence at rates established administratively but not to exceed those applicable to civilian employees of the Government; relief of Indians, without regard to section 7 of the Act of May 27, 1930 (46 Stat. 391), including cash grants; and employment of a recreational director for the Menominee Reservation and a curator for the Osage Museum, each of whom shall be appointed with the approval of the respective tribal councils and without regard to the classification laws: Provided, That in addition to the amount appropriated herein, tribal funds may be advanced to Indian tribes during the current fiscal year for such purposes as may be designated by the governing body of the particular tribe involved and approved by the Secretary: Provided, however, That no part of this appropriation or other tribal funds shall be used for the acquisition of land or water rights within the States of Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming, either inside or outside the boundaries of existing Indian reservations. [Total, Bureau of Indian Affairs, $66,869,512.]
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
For carrying out the functions of the Bureau of Reclamation as provided in the Federal reclamation laws (Act of June 17, 1902, 32 Stat. 388, and Acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto) and other Acts applicable to that Bureau, as follows:
GENERAL INVESTIGATIONS For engineering and economic investigations of proposed Federal reclamation projects and studies of water conservation and development plans; engineering and economic investigations, as a basis for legislation, and for reports thereon to Congress, relating to projects for the development and utilization of the water resources of Alaska; formulating plans and preparing designs and specifications for authorized Federal reclamation projects or parts thereof prior to appropriations for construction of such projects or parts; and activities preliminary to the reconstruction, rehabilitation and betterment, financial adjustment, or extension of existing projects; to remain available until expended, $4,500,000, of which not to exceed $4,234,553 shall be available for personal services, and of which $3,810,000 shall be derived from the reclamation fund and $500,000 shall be derived from the Colorado River development fund: Provided, That the expenditure of any sums from this appropriation for investigations of any nature requested by States, municipalities, or other interests shall be upon the basis of the State, municipality, or other interest advancing at least 50 per centum of the estimated cost of such investigations: Provided further, That, except as herein expressly provided with respect to investigations in Alaska, no part of this appropriation shall be expended in the conduct of activities which are not authorized by
CONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION
202, 767, 725
For construction and rehabilitation of authorized reclamation projects or parts thereof (including power transmission facilities and including a final payment of not to exceed $282,275 to the Grand Coulee School District, Washington, to be made for school facilities, in accordance with the agreement between the Bureau of Reclamation and the Grand Coulee School District, based on enrollment of dependents of Bureau of Reclamation and contractor employees, such payment to constitute full and final discharge of all Federal responsibility arising out of enrollment of dependents of employees of the Bureau of Reclamation and its contractors) and for other related activities, as authorized by law, to remain available until expended, $202,767,725, of which not to exceed $38,104,672 shall be available for personal seryices, and of which $28,972,650 shall be derived from the reclamation fund: Provided, That no part of this appropriation shall be used to initiate the construction of transmission facilities within those areas covered by power wheeling service contracts which include provision for service to Federal establishments and preferred customers, except those transmission facilities for which construction funds have been heretofore appropriated, those facilities which are necessary to carry out the terms of such contracts or those facilities for which the Secretary of the Interior finds the wheeling agency is unable or unwilling to provide for the integration of Federal projects or for service to a Federal establishment or preferred customer: Provided further, That in order to promote agreement among the States of Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado, and to avoid any possible alteration of existing vested water rights, no part of this or of any prior appropriation shall be used for construction or for further commitment for construction of the Glendo unit or any feature thereof, until a definite plan report thereon has been completed, reviewed by the States of Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado, and approved by Congress: Provided further, That no part of this or prior appropriations shall be used for construction, nor for further commitments to construction of Moorhead Dam and Reservoir, Montana, or any feature thereof until a
definite plan report thereon has been completed, reviewed by the States of Wyoming and Montana, and approved by the Congress.
Of the amount appropriated under the preceding paragraph, $1,000,000 is for partial liquidation of the contract authority granted under the appropriation “General fund, construction, Missouri River Basin”, in the Interior Department Appropriation Act, 1950.
[For additional amounts for 1952 for the foregoing purpose, see pp. 248, 268, 269.]
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE For operation and maintenance of reclamation projects or parts thereof and of other facilities, as authorized by law; and for a soil and moisture conservation program on lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Reclamation, pursuant to law, $15,977,594, of which $12,476,494 shall be derived from the reclamation fund and $1,671,000 shall be derived from the Colorado River dam fund, and of which not to exceed $10,698,514 shall be available for personal services: Provided, That funds advanced for operation and maintenance of reclamation projects or parts thereof shall be deposited to the credit of this appropriation and may be expended for the same objects and in the same manner as sums appropriated herein may be expended, and the unexpended balances of such advances shall be credited to the appropriation for the next succeeding fiscal year.
$15, 977, 594
GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
For necessary expenses of general administration and related functions in the offices of the Commissioner of Reclamation and in the regional offices of the Bureau of Reclamation, $5,478,203, of which not to exceed $4,696,178 shall be available for personal services, to be derived from the reclamation fund and to be nonreimbursable pursuant to the Act of April 19, 1945 (43 U. S. C. 377): Provided, That no part of any other appropiration in this Act shall be available for activities or functions budgeted for the current fiscal year as general administrative expenses : Provided further, That not exceeding $150,000 of funds available for expenditure under this appropriation shall be used for salaries and expenses in connection with information work.
For an additional amount for the emergency fund as authorized by the Act of June 26, 1948 (43 U. S. C. 502), $400,000, to be derived from the Reclamation fund, special fund, and to remain available until expended for the purposes specified in said Act.
TRANSFER OF CERTAIN FACILITIES, FORT PECK PROJECT, MONTANA The Secretary of the Army is hereby authorized to transfer to the Department of the Interior without exchange of funds, all of the right, title, and interest of the Department of the Army in and to the following facilities, including rights-of-way (except that portion of the rights-of-way within the Fort Peck Reservoir area), but there shall be reserved the right to use the power facilities for the purpose of transmitting power to the Fort Peck project during emergency periods when the Fort Peck power plant is not functioning: (a) the Fort Peck-Rainbow (Great Falls) 161 kilovolt transmission line; (b) the Rainbow (Great Falls) terminal facilities; and (c) the Fort Peck-Whatley 50 kilovolt transmission line and substation.
SPECIAL FUNDS Sums herein referred to as being derived from the reclamation fund, the Colorado River dam fund, or the Colorado River development fund, are appropriated from the special funds in the Treasury created by the Act of June 17, 1902 (43 U. S. C. 391), the Act of December 21, 1928 (43 U. S. C. 617a), and the Act of July 19, 1940 (43 U. S. C. 618a), respectively. Such sums shall be transferred, upon request of the Secretary, to be merged with and expended under the heads herein specified; and the unexpended balances of sums transferred for expenditure under the heads “Operation and maintenance" and “General administrative expenses” shall revert and be credited to the special fund from which derived.
the violations of ws; rewards for reimbursemen
ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Appropriations to the Bureau of Reclamation shall be available for purchase of not to exceed one hundred passenger motor vehicles for replacement only; not to exceed $50,000 for services as authorized by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U. S. C. 55a), including such services at rates for individuals not to exceed $100 per day, when authorized by the Secretary; payment of claims for damage to or loss of property, personal injury, or death arising out of activities of the Bureau of Reclamation; payment, except as otherwise provided for, of compensation and expense of persons on the rolls of the Bureau of Reclamation appointed as authorized by law to represent the United States in the negotiation and administration of interstate compacts without reimbursement or return under the reclamation laws; rewards for information or evidence ooncerning violations of law involving property under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Reclamation; performance of the functions specified under the head “Operation and Maintenance Administration”, Bureau of Reclamation, in the Interior Department Appropriation Act, 1945; preparation and dissemination of useful information including recordings, photographs, and photographic prints; and studies of recreational uses of reservoir areas, and investigation and recovery of archeological and paleontological remains in such areas in the same manner as provided for in the Act of August 21, 1935 (16 U. S. C. 461_467): Provided, That no part of any appropriation made herein shall be available pursuant to the Act of April 19, 1945 (43 U. S. C. 377), for expenses other than those incurred on behalf of specific reclamation projects except “General Administrative Expenses" and amounts provided for reconnaissance, basin surveys, and general engineering and research under the head “General Investigations."
Allotments to the Missouri River Basin project from the appropriation under the head “Construction and rehabilitation” shall be available additionally for said project for those functions of the Bureau of Reclamation provided for under the head “General investigations" (but this authorization shall not preclude use of the appropriation under said head within that area), and for the continuation of investigations by agencies of the Department on a general plan for the development of the Missouri River Basin. Such allotments may be expended through or in cooperation with State and other Federal agencies, and advances to such agencies are hereby authorized.
Sums appropriated herein which are expended in the performance of functions of the Bureau of Reclamation shall be reimbursable or returnable to the extent and in the manner provided by law.