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forest situated in the State of Utah hereby is authorized to be appropriated for expenditure for that purpose by the Secretary of Agriculture until said lands have been acquired. So far as the State of Utah may be concerned, the provisions of the Acts of May 23, 1908 (35 Stat. 260); section 500, title 16, United States Code, of March 4, 1913 (37 Stat. 843); and section 501, title 16, United States Code, shall be inoperative in relation to the receipts so appropriated, but nothing herein contained shall diminish payments to or expenditures within the State of Idaho under the provisions of said Acts. (May 11, 1938, 52 Stat. 347.)

1027-31. Land in Tongass National Forest conveyed to University of Alaska for fur farm experiment station.—That there is hereby conveyed to the University of Alaska, a corporation created, established, and existing under and by virtue of an Act of the Legislature of the Territory of Alaska, a tract of land situated in the Tongass National Forest near the town of Petersburg, Alaska, for use as the site of a fur farm experiment station and described as follows:

Beginning at meander corner common to lot 4, section 35, township 59 south, range 79 east, Copper River meridian, and lot 4, section 2, township 60 south, range 79 east; thence with meander of Wrangell Narrows to meander corner common to lot 4, section 35, and lot 4, section 34; thence continuing meanders to southwest corner of home site numbered 614; thence following the boundary of said home site east five chains; thence north seven chains to north boundary of lot 4, section 35, township 59 south, range 79 east; thence east sixteen and seventy-five one-hundredths chains along said boundary to northeast corner said lot; thence south twenty chains along east boundary of said lot; thence west thirteen and sixty-nine one-hundredths chains to place of beginning. A public highway one chain wide passes through the tract, the center line of which begins at a point seven and seventythree one-hundredths chains from the initial corner of the tract, and extends north twenty-two degrees fifty-five minutes west ten chains; thence north thirty-seven degrees fifty-five minutes east, approximately ten and seventy-five one-hundredths chains to east boundary of home site numbered 614. Total area of tract is thirty-six and ninety-three one-hundredths acres. (May 17, 1938, 52 Stat. 379.)

1027–32. Lands in Cleveland National Forest withdrawn from location and entry under mining laws.—That the public lands of the United States within the Cleveland National Forest, State of California, and herein described, are hereby withdrawn from location or entry under the mining laws of the United States:

All Government lands in sections 13, 14, 15, 20 to 36, inclusive, township 9 south, range 1 east, San Bernardino meridian;

All Government lands in sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, township 10 south, range 1 east, San Bernardino meridian;

All Government lands in sections 19, 30, 31, township 9 south, range 2 east, San Bernardino meridian; and

All Government lands in section 6, township 10 south, range 2 east, San Bernardino meridian:

Provided, That this Act shall not defeat or affect any lawful right which has already attached under the mining laws and which is hereafter maintained in accordance with such laws: Provided further, That the President, upon recommendation of the Secretary of the Interior, may, by Executive order, when in his judgment the public interest would best be served thereby, and after reasonable notice has been given, restore to location and entry under the mining laws any of the lands hereby withdrawn therefrom. (May 31, 1938, 52 Stat. 587.)

1027_33. Purchase of lands within San Bernardino and Cleveland National Forests authorized to facilitate soil erosion and flood control. That the Secretary of Agriculture, with the approval of the National Forest Reservation Commission established by section 4 of the Act of March 1, 1911 (U. S. C., title 16, sec. 513), is hereby authorized to acquire by purchase any lands within the boundaries of the San Bernardino and Cleveland National Forests, in the county of Riverside, State of California, which, in his judgment, should become the property of the United States in order that they may be so managed with other lands of the United States as to minimize soil erosion and flood damage, and to pay for said lands from those proportions of the entire receipts from the sale of natural resources other than mineral or occupancy of public land within the San Bernardino and Cleveland National Forests which are equal to the proportion of the net areas of said forests which are within the county of Riverside, State of California, which receipts are hereby authorized to be appropriated for that purpose until said lands have been acquired : Provided, That so long as said receipts are used in the manner herein authorized, the provisions of the act approved May 23, 1908 (U. S.C., title 16, sec. 500), shall not be applicable to said county of Riverside. (June 15, 1938, 52 Stat. 699.)

1027–34. Secretary of Agriculture authorized to control soil erosion and flood damage originating in Nevada and Toiyabe National Forests. That the Secretary of Agriculture be, and is hereby, authorized in his discretion to acquire by purchase any lands within the boundaries of the Navada and Toiyabe National Forests in the State of Nevada which, in his judgment, should become the property of the United States in order that they may be so managed with other lands of the United States as to minimize soil erosion and flood damage or promote efficiency and economy of administration and to pay for said lands from the receipts from the sale of natural resources, other than mineral, and from occupancy of public lands within the Nevada and Toiyabe National Forests, to which end appropriations of said receipts not exceeding $10,000 per annum are hereby authorized until said lands have been acquired, the funds so appropriated to be available until expended for that purpose. (June 25, 1938, 52 Stat. 1205.)

1027–35. Purchase of lands, or interests therein, within the boundaries of the Ozark and Ouachita National Forests, Arkansas.—That the Secretary of Agriculture, with the approval of the National Forest Reservation Commission, established by section 4 of the Act of March 1, 1911 (U. S. C., title 16, sec. 513), is hereby authorized to acquire by purchase any lands, or interests therein, within the boundaries of the Ozark and Ouachita National Forests, in the State of Arkansas, which, in his judgment, should become the property of the United States in order that they may be so managed with other lands of the United States as to minimize soil erosion and flood damage, and to pay for said lands, or interests therein, from the receipts from the sale of natural resources other than mineral or occupancy of public land within the Ozark National Forest and that part of the Ouachita National Forest situated in the State of Arkansas, not to exceed one

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half of which receipts are hereby authorized to be appropriated for that purpose until said lands have been acquired : Provided, That any appropriated amounts which are unexpended and unobligated at the close of the fiscal year for which appropriated shall be transferred to the national-forest receipts of that fiscal year and amounts so transferred and such parts of the entire receipts of any fiscal year as are not appropriated shall be disposed of in like manner as other national-forest receipts. (Mar. 1, 1911, secs. 4, 5, 36 Stat. 962; Mar. 5, 1940, 54 Stat. 46.)

1027-36. Provisions of the Forest Exchange Act extended to lands embraced by Ochoco National Forest. That any lands in private, State, or county ownership within the following-described area, which are found by the Secretary of Agriculture to be chiefly valuable for national-forest purposes, may be offered in exchange under the provisions of the Act approved March 20, 1922, as amended (U. S. C., title 16, secs. 485, 486), and upon acceptance of title shall become part of the Ochoco National Forest, Oregon, and shall thereafter be subject to the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to national forests:

Section 36, township 15 south, range 24 east; section 36, township 15 south, range 25 east; section 36, township 20 south, range 24 east; section 5, township 20 'south, range 25 east; section 36, township 20 south, range 26 east; sections 9, and 13 to 16, inclusive, sections 21 to 27, inclusive, and sections 33 to 36, inclusive, township 21 south, range 25 east; sections 7, 18, and 19, township 21 south, range 26 east; sections 1, 3, 11, and 12, township 22 south, range 24 east;

sections 3 to 7, inclusive, township 22 south, range 25 east; and section 16, township 22 south, range 27 east; all Willamette base and meridian (June 8, 1940, 54 Stat. 251.)

1027–37. Control of soil erosion and flood damage originating in Cleveland National Forest authorized.—That the Secretary of Agriculture, with the approval of the National Forest Reservation Commission, established by section 4 of the Act of March 1, 1911 (U. S. C., title 16, sec. 513), is hereby authorized to acquire by purchase any lands, or interests therein, within the boundaries of the Cleveland National Forest in the county of San Diego, State of California, which in his judgment should become the property of the United States in order that they may be so managed with other lands of the United States as to minimize soil erosion and flood damage, and to pay for said lands, or interests therein, from those proportions of the entire receipts from the occupancy of public land or the sale of natural resources other than mineral, within the Cleveland National Forest, which are equal to the proportion of the net areas of said forest which are within the county of San Diego, State of California, which receipts are hereby authorized to be appropriated for that purpose until said lands have been acquired : Provided, That as to the receipts used in the manner herein authorized the provisions of the Act proved May 23, 1908 (U. S. C., title 16, sec. 500), shall not be applicable to said county of San Diego: Provided further, That any appropriated amounts which are unexpended and unobligated at the close of the fiscal year for which appropriated shall be transferred to the national-forest receipts of that fiscal year and amounts so transferred and such part of the entire receipts of any fiscal year as are not ap

propriated shall be disposed of in like manner as other national-forest receipts. (June 11, 1940, 54 Stat. 297.)

1027–28. Control of soil erosion and flood damage originating within Angeles National Forest authorized. That the Secretary of Agriculture, with the approval of the National Forest Reservation Commission established by section 4 of the Act of March 1, 1911 (U. S. C., title 16, sec. 513), is hereby authorized to acquire by purchase any lands, or interests therein, within the boundaries of the Angeles National Forest, in the State of California, which, in his judgment, should become the property of the United States in order that they may be so managed with other lands of the United States as to minimize soil erosion and flood damage, and to pay for said lands, or interests therein, from the entire receipts from occupancy of public land or from the sale of natural resources other than mineral, within the Angeles National Forest, which receipts are hereby authorized to be appropriated for that purpose until said lands have been acquired: Provided, That any appropriated amounts which are unexpended and unobligated at the close of the fiscal year for which appropriated shall be transferred to the national-forest receipts of that fiscal year and amounts so transferred and such part of the entire receipts of any fiscal year as are not appropriated shall be disposed of in like manner as other national-forest receipts. (June 11, 1940, 54 Stat. 299.)

1027-39. Forest permits, agreements, etc., declared exempt from statute requiring deposit of contracts in the General Accounting Office.—That permits, contracts, agreements, or other instruments requiring payments into the Treasury of the United States on account of sale of national-forest products, use of national-forest land, or other sources of national-forest revenue, including contributions by cooperators in connection with authorized activities of the Forest Service, shall be exempt from the provisions of section 20, title 41, United States Code, when the permit or other instrument does not require payment to the Government in excess of $300 in any one fiscal year. (June 15, 1940, 54 Stat. 398.)

1027-40. Control of soil erosion and flood damage within the Sequoia National Forest authorized.—That the Secretary of Agriculture, with the approval of the National Forest Reservation Commission established by section 4 of the Act of March 1, 1911 (U. S. C., title 16, sec. 513), is hereby authorized to acquire by purchase any lands, or interests therein, within the boundaries of the Sequoia National Forest, in the State of California, which, in his judgment, should become the property of the United States in order that they may be so managed with other lands of the United States as to minimize soil erosion and flood damage, and to pay for said lands, or interest therein, from the entire receipts from the occupancy of public land or the sale of national resources, other than mineral, within the Sequoia National Forest, which receipts are hereby authorized to be appropriated for that purpose until said lands have been acquired : Provided, That any appropriated amounts which are unexpended and unobligated at the close of the fiscal year for which appropriated shall be transferred to the national-forest receipts of that fiscal year and amounts so transferred and such part of the entire receipts of any fiscal year as are not appropriated shall be disposed of in like manner as other nationalforest receipts. (June 17, 1940, 54 Stat. 402.)

1027-41. Provisions of the Forest Exchange Act extended to certain lands, so that they may become parts of the Whitman, Malheur, or Umatilla National Forests.—That any lands in private, State, or county ownership within the following described area, which are found by the Secretary of Agriculture to be chiefly valuable for national forest purposes, may be offered in exchange under the provisions of the Act approved March 20, 1922, as amended (U. S. c., title 16, secs. 485, 486), and upon acceptance of title shall become parts of the Whitman, Malheur, or Umatilla National Forests, Oregon, and shall thereafter be subject to the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to national forests: Provided, That such exchanges are approved by the board of county commissioners of the county or counties in which said lands are situated.

To the Whitman National Forest: The east half of section 1; the southeast quarter of section 11; the south half and the northeast quarter of section 12; section 13; the east half of section 14; the east half of section 23; sections 24, 25, 26, 35, and 36; township 1 north, range 40 east.

Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 30, and 31; township 1 north, range 41 east.

The south half of section 12; section 13; the east half of section 14; sections 23, 24, 25, 26, 35, and 36; township 1 south, range 39 east.

Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5; the south half of section 6; sections 7 to 36, inclusive; township 1 south, range 40 east.

Section 1; township 2 south, range 39 east.

Sections 5 and 6; the north half of section 7; sections 8 and 16; the southwest quarter of section 35; township 2 south, range 40 east.

The east half of section 11; the southwest quarter of section 12; section 13; the east half of section 14; the east half of section 23; sections 24, 25, and 26; the east half of section 27; sections 35 and 36; township 3 south, range 40 east.

The west half of section 30; section 31; the southwest quarter of section 32; township 3 south, range 41 east.

Sections 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, and 23; township 4 south, range 38 east.

Section 1; the east half of section 2; the east half and the northwest quarter of section 12; the northeast quarter of section 13; township 4 south, range 40 east.

Sections 5, 6, 7, and 8; the west half of section 9; sections 16 to 21, inclusive, and 28 to 33, inclusive; the west half of section 34; township 4 south, range 41 east.

Section 36; township 5 south, range 37 east.

Sections 2, 3, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 26, and 27; the east half of section 28; the southwest quarter of section 31; sections 33, 34, and 35; township 5 south, range 38 east.

The south half of section 1; the south half of section 2; sections 11, 12, 13, and 14; the east half of section 23; sections 24 and 25; the east half of section 26; township 5 south, range 40 east.

The west half of section 3; sections 4 to 10, inclusive; the southwest quarter of section 14; sections 15 to 36, inclusive; township 5 south, range 41 east.

Section 19; the north half of section 30; township 5 south, range 42 east.

Sections 31 and 32; portions of sections 33, 34, 35, and 36, which lie south of the North Fork John Day River; township 6 south, range 31 east.

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