US (United States) Code. Title 16. Chapter 3: Forests, Forest Service, reforestation, management

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16 USC CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE;

REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

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SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec.

551. Protection of national forests; rules and regulations.

551a. Cooperation by Secretary of Agriculture with States and

political subdivisions in law enforcement.

551b. Omitted.

551c. Planning for fire protection.

(a) Volunteer firefighters.

(b) ''Educational institutions'' defined.

(c) Mobilization of local equipment.

(d) Presuppression needs.

552. Consent to agreement by States for conservation of forests and

water supply.

552a. Restoration of withdrawn national forest lands to

appropriation.

552b. Administration of withdrawn lands; rules and regulations.

552c. Reimbursement of United States for loss of revenue.

552d. Punishment of violations of regulations.

553. Duties of officials of Forest Service; stock laws; protection

of fish and game.

553a. Repealed.

554. Forest supervisors and rangers.

554a. Employees to be appointed without regard to political

affiliations.

554b. Medical care for employees engaged in hazardous work;

notification and transportation of employees.

554c. Care of employees' graves.

554d. Recreation facilities for employees of Forest Service and

their immediate families.

554e. Employment of workers for emergencies.

555. Forest headquarters, ranger stations, dwellings, or other

needed sites.

555a. Exchange of lands.

555b. Street improvements; availability of Forest Service funds.

556. Appropriations for Forest Service; use for transportation or

traveling expenses; preparation or publication of newspaper or

magazine articles.

556a. Omitted.

556b. Use of appropriations for expenses of transporting

automobiles of employees between points in Alaska.

556c. Reimbursement of employees for property losses resulting from

fires, floods, or other casualties.

556d. Advances of public moneys to Forest Service for fighting

forest fires in emergency cases.

556e. Emergency appropriations for rehabilitation and wildfire

suppression.

556f. Expenses of student interns.

556g. Reimbursement of employee license costs and certification

fees.

556h. Recognition of private contributors to Forest Service

programs.

557. Employees of Forest Service; subsistence furnished to;

personal equipment; supplies, and medical attention.

557a. Field season contracts; authority to make prior to

appropriation.

557b, 558. Omitted or Repealed.

558a. Volunteers in the National Forests Program.

558b. Incidental expenses of program volunteers.

558c. Employment status of volunteers.

(a) Federal employee status.

(b) Tort claims.

(c) Civil employees.

(d) Compensation for losses and damages.

558d. Authorization of appropriations.

559. Arrests by employees of Forest Service for violations of laws

and regulations.

559a. Reward for information leading to arrest and conviction for

violating laws and regulations.

559b. Prevention of manufacture, etc., of marijuana and other

controlled substances.

(a) Purpose.

(b) Law enforcement authority.

(c) Definitions.

559c. Powers of officers and employees of Forest Service.

559d. Cooperation with other Federal, State, and local law

enforcement agencies.

559e. Forest Service authorization.

559f. Approval of Secretary of Agriculture and Attorney General.

559g. Designation authority of Secretary of Agriculture.

(a) Purpose.

(b) Officers of other agencies.

(c) Acceptance by Forest Service.

560. Use of timber for telephone lines for fire protection.

560a, 561. Omitted or Repealed.

562. Forest experiment station in California.

562a. Forest experiment station in Ohio and Mississippi Valleys.

562b. Forest experiment station in Pennsylvania.

563. Cooperation with States for fire protection on private or

State forest lands upon the watersheds of navigable rivers.

564, 565. Repealed.

565a. Cooperation by Secretary of Agriculture with Territories.

565a-1. Cooperative agreements between Secretary of Agriculture and

public or private agencies, organizations, institutions, and

persons covering Forest Service programs; authority; funding.

565a-2. Federal employee status of cooperators.

565a-3. Agreements otherwise authorized by law.

565b. Transfer of fire lookout towers and other improvements for

fire control to States, political subdivisions or agencies;

reversion.

566, 566a. Repealed.

566b. Annual appropriations; limitation on use of other funds for

the purposes of sections 564, 565, and 566.

567. Repealed.

567a. Cooperation by Secretary of Agriculture with States in

acquisition and administration of State forests.

567b. Conditions and requirements for cooperation in acquisition

and management of State forests.

567c. Authorization of appropriation for cooperation in acquisition

and management of State forests.

568. Cooperation by Secretary of Agriculture with States in

establishing, etc., wood lots, shelter belts, windbreaks, etc.;

limitation on expenditure; authorization of appropriations.

568a. Cooperation by Secretary of Agriculture with Territories and

other possessions.

568b to 568g. Repealed or Omitted.

569. Donations to United States of lands for timber purposes.

570. Ascertainment by Secretary of Agriculture of public lands

valuable for stream-flow protection and report thereof.

571 to 571b. Repealed or Omitted.

571c. Erection of permanent facilities on land not owned by United

States; long term leases.

572. Cooperation between Secretary of Agriculture and public or

private agencies in working land under State or private

ownership.

(a) Payment of expenses by interested parties; work

contemplated.

(b) Cooperation where national forests or lands are

used by permittees.

(c) Disposition and availability of moneys;

advancements; adjustments.

572a. Deposits from timber purchasers to defray cost of scaling

services.

573. Repealed.

574. Damages caused private property in protection, administration,

and improvement of national forests; reimbursement.

575. Search for lost persons, and transportation of sick, injured,

or dead persons, within national forests; authorization to incur

expense.

576. Reforestation; establishment of forest tree nurseries; tree

planting; seed sowing and forest improvement work.

576a. Authorization of appropriation for reforestation.

576b. Purchasers of national-forest timber; deposits of money in

addition to payments for timber; use of deposits; seedlings and

young trees for burned-over areas in national parks.

576c. Supplemental National Forest Reforestation Fund;

establishment; duration; authorization of appropriations.

576d. Expenditure of Supplemental National Forest Reforestation

Fund moneys; availability of moneys from other sources

unaffected.

576e. Repealed.

577. Public lands in northern Minnesota; withdrawal from entry and

appropriation.

577a. Conserving shore line beauty for recreational use of public

lands in northern Minnesota; regulation of logging.

577b. Preserving water level of lakes and streams of public lands

in northern Minnesota; reservoirs; water power.

577c. Acquisition of additional lands in northern Minnesota.

577d. Boundary limits of additional lands acquired in northern

Minnesota.

577d-1. Extension to other sections of land.

577e. Approval by National Forest Reservation Commission for

acquisition of additional lands.

577f. Exchange of lands.

577g. Payment for additional lands acquired in northern Minnesota.

577g-1. Payment to State of Minnesota for extension to other

sections of land.

577h. Authorization of appropriations; limitation on amount for

purchase of additional lands, water or interests therein;

availability of other funds; annual report to Congress.

(a) Appropriations authorized; purposes.

(b) Reports on acquisitions.

578 to 579. Omitted.

579a. Operation of aerial facilities and services.

579b. Working capital fund; establishment; availability; transfer;

capitalization; advance payments credited.

579c. Availability of funds received from forfeitures, judgments,

compromises, or settlements.

579d. Indirect expenditures; future budget justifications.

580. Use of Forest Service appropriations for repair, etc. of

equipment; rental of fire control equipment to non-Federal

agencies.

580a. Sale and distribution of supplies, equipment, and materials

to other Government activities and to cooperating State and

private agencies; reimbursement.

580b. Forest Service telephone lines; correction of inductive

interference.

580c. Purchases of experimental materials, special devices, test

models, etc.

580d. Use of Forest Service structures or improvements and land by

public and private agencies, etc.; terms.

580e. Services furnished persons attending Forest Service

demonstrations and users of national forest resources and

recreational facilities; rate of charges; disposition of moneys.

580f. Telephones for official use in private residences.

580g. Seeding leased range land; conditions and limitations.

580h. Range improvements from appropriated funds.

580i. Acquisition of winter range, land, and helicopter landing

site.

580j. Injury benefits for temporary employees.

580k. Grazing advisory boards.

(a) Composition; election meetings.

(b) Advice and recommendations on matters within

jurisdiction.

(c) Notification by Secretary of Agriculture of

intention to issue regulations;

recommendations; written explanation of reasons

for overruling.

580l. Permits for grazing livestock on national forests.

580m. Development of reservoir areas for future resources of

timber; Congressional declaration of policy.

580n. Protection and development of forest or other vegetative

cover; establishment and maintenance of conservation measures;

coordination of programs and policies.

580o. Forest Service appropriations.

580p. ''Woodsy Owl'' and ''Smokey Bear'' characters and names;

definitions.

580p-1. Property of the United States.

580p-2. Deposit of fees collected under regulations relating to

''Smokey Bear''; availability.

580p-3. Use of royalty fees; special account.

580p-4. Injunction against unauthorized manufacture, use, or

reproduction.

580q. National Tree Seed Laboratory; disposition of fees.

SUBCHAPTER II - INVESTIGATIONS, EXPERIMENTS, AND TESTS AFFECTING

REFORESTATION AND FOREST PRODUCTS

581 to 581i. Repealed or Omitted.

581i-1. Advance of funds for cooperative research.

581j. Congressional declaration of policy on reforestation and

revegetation.

581k. Authorization of appropriations for reforestation and

revegetation.

582. Puerto Rico; application of forest protection laws.

SUBCHAPTER III - RESEARCH PROGRAMS

582a. Congressional findings.

582a-1. Cooperation by Secretary of Agriculture with States;

assistance: plans, eligible institutions and amount.

582a-2. Authorization of appropriations; other allotments and

grants.

582a-3. Matching funds; reapportionment to other qualifying

institutions; reductions.

582a-4. Regulations; advice and assistance; appointment,

membership, etc., of council.

(a) Regulations and assistance.

(b) Advisory council.

582a-5. Apportionments; advice, criteria, etc.

582a-6. Scope of forestry research.

582a-7. ''State'' defined.

582a-8. Competitive forestry, natural resources, and environmental

grants program.

(a) Establishment.

(b) Eligible entities.

(c) Use.

(d) Facilities and equipment.

(e) Recommendations.

(f) Term.

(g) Authorization of appropriations.

SUBCHAPTER IV - SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST MANAGEMENT

583. Establishment of sustained-yield units to stabilize forest

industries, employment, communities and taxable wealth.

583a. Cooperative agreements with private owners; privileges of

private owners; recordation of agreements.

583b. Establishment of sustained-yield units to stabilize sale of

timber and forest products.

583c. Agreements between Secretaries of Agriculture and the

Interior, or with other Federal agencies having jurisdiction over

forest land.

583d. Notice; registered mail and publication; costs; contents;

request for hearing; time; determination and record available for

inspection.

583e. Remedies against private owners; jurisdiction; final orders;

''owner'' defined.

583f. ''Federally owned or administered forest land'' defined.

583g. Rules and regulations; delegation of powers and duties.

583h. Prior acts as affecting or affected by subchapter.

583i. Authorization of appropriations.

SUBCHAPTER V - FOREST FOUNDATION

583j. Establishment and purposes of Foundation.

(a) Establishment.

(b) Purposes.

(c) Limitation and conflicts of interests.

583j-1. Board of Directors of Foundation.

(a) Establishment and membership.

(b) Appointment and terms.

(c) Chairman.

(d) Quorum.

(e) Meetings.

(f) Reimbursement of expenses.

(g) General powers.

(h) Officers and employees.

583j-2. Corporate powers and obligations.

(a) In general.

(b) Notice and service of process.

(c) Seal.

(d) Powers.

(e) Property.

583j-3. Administrative services and support.

(a) Startup funds.

(b) Matching funds.

(c) Administrative expenses.

583j-4. Volunteers.

583j-5. Audits and report requirements.

(a) Audits.

(b) Annual reports.

583j-6. United States release from liability.

583j-7. Activities of Foundation and United States Forest Service.

583j-8. Authorization of appropriations.

(a) Startup funds.

(b) Matching funds.

583j-9. Federal funds.

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

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SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

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Sec. 551. Protection of national forests; rules and regulations

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The Secretary of Agriculture shall make provisions for the

protection against destruction by fire and depredations upon the

public forests and national forests which may have been set aside

or which may be hereafter set aside under the provisions of section

471 (FOOTNOTE 1) of this title, and which may be continued; and he

may make such rules and regulations and establish such service as

will insure the objects of such reservations, namely, to regulate

their occupancy and use and to preserve the forests thereon from

destruction; and any violation of the provisions of this section,

sections 473 to 478 and 479 to 482 of this title or such rules and

regulations shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 or

imprisonment for not more than six months, or both. Any person

charged with the violation of such rules and regulations may be

tried and sentenced by any United States magistrate judge specially

designated for that purpose by the court by which he was appointed,

in the same manner and subject to the same conditions as provided

for in section 3401(b) to (e) of title 18.

(FOOTNOTE 1) See References in Text note below.

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(June 4, 1897, ch. 2, Sec. 1, 30 Stat. 35; Feb. 1, 1905, ch. 288,

Sec. 1, 33 Stat. 628; Pub. L. 87-869, Sec. 6, Oct. 23, 1962, 76

Stat. 1157; Pub. L. 88-537, Aug. 31, 1964, 78 Stat. 745; Pub. L.

90-578, title IV, Sec. 402(b)(2), Oct. 17, 1968, 82 Stat. 1118;

Pub. L. 101-650, title III, Sec. 321, Dec. 1, 1990, 104 Stat.

5117.)

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REPEALS

Section repealed by Pub. L. 94-579, title VII, Sec. 706(a),

Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2793, effective on and after Oct. 21,

1976, insofar as applicable to the issuance of rights-of-way

over, upon, under, and through the public lands and lands in the

National Forest System.

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

Section 471 of this title, referred to in text, was in the

original a reference to act Mar. 3, 1891, 26 Stat. 1103, and was

repealed by Pub. L. 94-579, title VII, Sec. 704(a), Oct. 21, 1976,

90 Stat. 2792.

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CODIFICATION

''National forests'' substituted in text for ''forest

reservations'' on authority of act Mar. 4, 1907, ch. 2907, 34 Stat.

1269, which provided that forest reserves shall hereafter be known

as national forests.

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AMENDMENTS

1964 - Pub. L. 88-537 provided that persons charged with

violation of such rules and regulations may be tried and sentenced

by any United States commissioner specially designated for that

purpose by the court by which he was appointed, in the same manner

as in section 3401(b) to (e) of title 18.

1962 - Pub. L. 87-869 substituted ''by a fine of not more than

$500 or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both'' for

''as is provided for in section 104 of title 18''.

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CHANGE OF NAME

''United States magistrate judge'' substituted for ''United

States magistrate'' in text pursuant to section 321 of Pub. L.

101-650, set out as a note under section 631 of Title 28, Judiciary

and Judicial Procedure. Previously, ''United States magistrate''

substituted for ''United States commissioner'' pursuant to Pub. L.

90-578. See chapter 43 (Sec. 631 et seq.) of Title 28.

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SHORT TITLE OF 1990 AMENDMENT

Pub. L. 101-286, Sec. 1, May 9, 1990, 104 Stat. 171, provided

that: ''This Act (enacting sections 551b and 551c of this title,

amending sections 18i and 558c of this title and section 1737 of

Title 43, Public Lands, and enacting provisions set out as notes

under this section and section 551b of this title) may be cited as

the 'Wildfire Disaster Recovery Act of 1989'.''

SAVINGS PROVISION

Repeal by Pub. L. 94-579, title VII, Sec. 706(a), Oct. 21, 1976,

90 Stat. 2793, insofar as applicable to the issuance of

rights-of-way, not to be construed as terminating any valid lease,

permit, patent, etc., existing on Oct. 21, 1976, see note set out

under section 1701 of Title 43, Public Lands.

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

Enforcement functions of Secretary or other official in

Department of Agriculture, insofar as they involve lands and

programs under jurisdiction of that Department, related to

compliance with provisions of sections 473, 474 to 482, and 551 of

this title with respect to pre-construction, construction, and

initial operation of transportation system for Canadian and Alaskan

natural gas transferred to Federal Inspector, Office of Federal

Inspector for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System, until first

anniversary of date of initial operation of Alaska Natural Gas

Transportation System, see Reorg. Plan No. 1 of 1979, Sec. 102(f),

203(a), 44 F.R. 33663, 33666, 93 Stat. 1373, 1376, effective July

1, 1979, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government

Organization and Employees. Office of Federal Inspector for the

Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System abolished and functions

and authority vested in Inspector transferred to Secretary of

Energy by section 3012(b) of Pub. L. 102-486, set out as an

Abolition of Office of Federal Inspector note under section 719e of

Title 15, Commerce and Trade.

Act Feb. 1, 1905, transferred certain functions with regard to

administration of public forests from Secretary of the Interior to

Secretary of Agriculture.

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NATIONAL COMMISSION ON WILDFIRE DISASTERS

Pub. L. 101-286, title I, May 9, 1990, 104 Stat. 171, established

a National Commission on Wildfire Disasters to study the effects of

disastrous wildfires, resulting from natural or other causes, and

to make recommendations concerning steps necessary for smooth and

timely transition from loss of natural resources due to such fires,

directed the Commission to make findings and develop

recommendations for consideration by the Secretaries of Agriculture

and the Interior with respect to future management of National

Forest System lands, national parks, Bureau of Land Management

public lands, and community redevelopment activities and programs,

directed the Commission to submit to the Secretaries of Agriculture

and the Interior, not later than Dec. 1, 1991, a report containing

its findings and recommendations, directed the Secretaries to

submit the report to specific committees of Congress, and provided

for the Commission to cease 90 days after submission of the report.

EXISTING RIGHTS-OF-WAY

Provisions of section 706(a) of Pub. L. 94-579, Oct. 21, 1976, 90

Stat. 2793, except as pertaining to rights-of-way, not to be

construed as affecting the authority of the Secretary of

Agriculture under this section, see note set out under section 1701

of Title 43, Public Lands.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 460lll-12, 478, 482, 544m

of this title.

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Sec. 551a. Cooperation by Secretary of Agriculture with States and

political subdivisions in law enforcement

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The Secretary of Agriculture, in connection with the

administration and regulation of the use and occupancy of the

national forests and national grasslands, is authorized to

cooperate with any State or political subdivision thereof, on lands

which are within or part of any unit of the national forest system,

in the enforcement or supervision of the laws or ordinances of a

State or subdivision thereof. Such cooperation may include the

reimbursement of a State or its subdivision for expenditures

incurred in connection with activities on national forest system

lands. This section shall not deprive any State or political

subdivision thereof of its right to exercise civil and criminal

jurisdiction, within or on lands which are a part of the national

forest system.

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(Pub. L. 92-82, Aug. 10, 1971, 85 Stat. 303.)

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Sec. 551b. Omitted

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CODIFICATION

Section, Pub. L. 101-286, title II, Sec. 202, May 9, 1990, 104

Stat. 174, which required the Secretaries of Agriculture and the

Interior, for areas under their respective jurisdictions, to submit

annual reports to Congress on rehabilitation needs resulting from

disastrous forest fire damage, terminated, effective May 15, 2000,

pursuant to section 3003 of Pub. L. 104-66, as amended, set out as

a note under section 1113 of Title 31, Money and Finance. See,

also, pages 47 and 108 of House Document No. 103-7.

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Sec. 551c. Planning for fire protection

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(a) Volunteer firefighters

The Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior shall annually

offer training programs to certify volunteers for suppressing

forest fires on National Forest System lands, National Park System

lands and Bureau of Land Management public lands in the event that

the appropriate Secretary determines that such volunteers are

needed. In carrying out this subsection, the Secretaries should

utilize existing authorities to train volunteer firefighters for

use in fire emergencies. The Secretaries should assess the

capabilities of educational institutions and other public and

private organizations to provide such training programs.

(b) ''Educational institutions'' defined

For the purposes of this section, the term ''educational

institutions'' shall include institutions established pursuant to

the Act of July 2, 1862 (7 U.S.C. 301 et seq., commonly known as

the ''Morrill Act''), or the Act of August 30, 1890 (7 U.S.C. 321

et seq., commonly known as the ''Second Morrill Act'').

(c) Mobilization of local equipment

Not later than one year after May 9, 1990 -

(1) the Secretary of Agriculture shall submit to the Congress

information with respect to regions of the National Forest

System, and

(2) the Secretary of the Interior shall submit to the Congress

information with respect to the Bureau of Land Management public

lands on a State-by-State basis and each region of the National

Park System

that documents mobilization plans that provide for the use of

firefighting equipment in cases of fire emergencies that may occur

in each such area that may be highly prone to disastrous forest

fires.

(d) Presuppression needs

Not later than one year after May 9, 1990, information from the

Secretary of Agriculture on presuppression needs for each region of

the National Forest System and information from the Secretary of

the Interior on the presuppression needs for each region of the

National Park System and for each State unit of the Bureau of Land

Management shall be submitted to Congress. These reports shall

include needs, including an estimate of the funds required, for

fire prevention, fuel reduction, training and seasonal fire crews.

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(Pub. L. 101-286, title II, Sec. 203, May 9, 1990, 104 Stat. 175.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

Act of July 2, 1862, referred to in subsec. (b), is act July 2,

1862, ch. 130, 12 Stat. 503, as amended, popularly known as the

Morrill Act and also as the First Morrill Act, which is classified

generally to subchapter I (Sec. 301 et seq.) of chapter 13 of Title

7, Agriculture. For complete classification of this Act to the

Code, see Short Title note set out under section 301 of Title 7 and

Tables.

Act of August 30, 1890, referred to in subsec. (b), is act Aug.

30, 1890, ch. 841, 26 Stat. 417, as amended, popularly known as the

Agricultural College Act of 1890 and also as the Second Morrill

Act, which is classified generally to subchapter II (Sec. 321 et

seq.) of chapter 13 of Title 7. For complete classification of this

Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 321 of

Title 7 and Tables.

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FOREST FIREFIGHTING PLANNING AND COOPERATION; FINDINGS

Pub. L. 101-286, title II, Sec. 201, May 9, 1990, 104 Stat. 174,

provided that: ''The Congress finds that -

''(1) it is in the best interest of the Nation to take swift

action to rehabilitate burned forests, and an assessment of the

situation is necessary to accomplish this; and

''(2) volunteers should be trained to assist where possible.''

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Sec. 552. Consent to agreement by States for conservation of

forests and water supply

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Consent of the Congress of the United States is given to each of

the several States of the Union to enter into any agreement or

compact, not in conflict with any law of the United States, with

any other State or States for the purpose of conserving the forests

and the water supply of the States entering into such agreement or

compact.

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(Mar. 1, 1911, ch. 186, Sec. 1, 36 Stat. 961.)

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SHORT TITLE

Act Mar. 1, 1911, ch. 186, 36 Stat. 961, as amended, which is

classified to sections 480, 500, 513 to 519, 521, 552, and 563 of

this title, is popularly known as the Weeks Law.

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WEEKS LAW REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

The Weeks Law is referred to in sections 47-1, 460a-4, 460vv-18,

460lll-12, 505b, 515 to 521a, 527, 569, 577e, 663, 683 of this

title; title 25 sections 564w-1, 592; title 30 sections 181, 226,

351.

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Sec. 552a. Restoration of withdrawn national forest lands to

appropriation

-STATUTE-

The President, upon recommendation of the Secretaries of the

Interior and Agriculture, may, by Executive order, when in his

judgment the public interest would best be served thereby and after

reasonable notice has been given through the Department of the

Interior, restore any reserved national-forest lands covered by a

cooperative agreement with the Secretary of Agriculture for the

protection of a watershed within a national forest from which water

is secured, to appropriation under any applicable public-lands law.

-SOURCE-

(May 28, 1940, ch. 220, Sec. 1, 54 Stat. 224; Pub. L. 94-579, title

VII, Sec. 704(a), Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2792.)

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CODIFICATION

The words ''restore any of the lands so withdrawn'' have been

changed to ''restore any reserved national-forest lands covered by

a cooperative agreement with the Secretary of Agriculture for the

protection of a watershed within a national forest from which water

is secured'' to reflect the change made by Pub. L. 94-579. See 1976

Amendment note below.

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AMENDMENTS

1976 - Pub. L. 94-579 struck out everything preceding second

proviso which read: ''Whenever a municipality obtains its water

supply from a national forest and has entered into a cooperative

agreement with the Secretary of Agriculture for the protection of

the watershed within the national forest from which the water is

secured, the President of the United States may, and he is,

authorized, upon application by said municipality, and endorsed by

the governing board of the county or counties in which the lands

concerned are located and approved by the Secretaries of

Agriculture and the Interior, to reserve and set aside from all

forms of location, entry, or appropriation any national-forest

lands, which are covered by such cooperative agreement, subject,

however, to valid, existing rights and claims, and such reservation

shall remain in force until revoked by the President or by an Act

of Congress: Provided, That nothing herein shall affect the power

of the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw and utilize withdrawn

lands under the Federal reclamation laws''.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1976 AMENDMENT

Section 704(a) of Pub. L. 94-579 provided in part that this

section is amended effective on and after Oct. 21, 1976.

SAVINGS PROVISION

Amendment by Pub. L. 94-579 not to be construed as terminating

any valid lease, permit, patent, etc., existing on Oct. 21, 1976,

see note set out under section 1701 of Title 43, Public Lands.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 552b, 552c, 552d of this

title.

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SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 552b. Administration of withdrawn lands; rules and regulations

-STATUTE-

Lands withdrawn under the provisions of sections 552a to 552d of

this title shall be administered by the Secretary of Agriculture

under such agreements for the protection of the watershed as he may

make with the municipality concerned, and the Secretary of

Agriculture is authorized, in addition to the rules and regulations

adopted for the administration of the national forests, to adopt

and prescribe such further rules and regulations as he considers

necessary to effect the adequate protection of the watershed,

including a rule or regulation forbidding persons other than forest

officers and representatives of the municipality from going on the

lands so reserved or making any use whatever thereof.

-SOURCE-

(May 28, 1940, ch. 220, Sec. 2, 54 Stat. 224.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 552c, 552d of this title.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 552c. Reimbursement of United States for loss of revenue

-STATUTE-

Whenever national-forest lands are withdrawn under sections 552a

to 552d of this title, and the municipality concerned objects to

the utilization of the timber or other resources of lands

withdrawn, and the Secretary of Agriculture agrees to withhold such

resources from utilization, said municipality shall pay to the

Forest Service annually an amount which the Secretary of

Agriculture shall determine is necessary to reimburse the United

States for the loss of net annual revenues which would be derived

from the resources so withheld from disposition.

-SOURCE-

(May 28, 1940, ch. 220, Sec. 3, 54 Stat. 225.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 552b, 552d of this title.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 552d. Punishment of violations of regulations

-STATUTE-

Any violation of the regulations issued under sections 552a to

552d of this title shall be punished as is provided in section 1853

of title 18.

-SOURCE-

(May 28, 1940, ch. 220, Sec. 4, 54 Stat. 225.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

''Section 1853 of title 18'' substituted in text for ''section

104 of title 18'' on authority of act June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62

Stat. 683, the first section of which enacted Title 18, Crimes and

Criminal Procedure.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 552b, 552c of this title.

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 553. Duties of officials of Forest Service; stock laws;

protection of fish and game

-STATUTE-

Officials of the Forest Service designated by the Secretary of

Agriculture shall, in all ways that are practicable, aid in the

enforcement of the laws of the States or Territories with regard to

stock, for the prevention and extinguishment of forest fires, and

for the protection of fish and game, and with respect to national

forests, shall aid the other Federal bureaus and departments on

request from them, in the performance of the duties imposed on them

by law.

-SOURCE-

(May 23, 1908, ch. 192, 35 Stat. 259.)

-TRANS-

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

Functions of Secretary of Agriculture, administered through

Bureau of Biological Survey, relating to conservation of wildlife,

game, and migratory birds, transferred to Secretary of the Interior

by Reorg. Plan No. II of 1939, Sec. 4(f), eff. July 1, 1939, 4

F.R. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433, set out in the Appendix to Title 5,

Government Organization and Employees.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 553a. Repealed. Pub. L. 89-554, Sec. 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80

Stat. 655

-MISC1-

Section, acts June 29, 1949, ch. 280, title I, 63 Stat. 337; Oct.

15, 1949, ch. 695, Sec. 6(a), 63 Stat. 881, prescribed salary of

Chief Forester. See section 5316 of Title 5, Government

Organization and Employees.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 554. Forest supervisors and rangers

-STATUTE-

Forest supervisors and rangers shall be selected, when

practicable, from qualified citizens of the States or Territories

in which the national forests, respectively, are situated.

-SOURCE-

(Feb. 1, 1905, ch. 288, Sec. 3, 33 Stat. 628.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

''National forests'' substituted in text for ''reserves'' on

authority of act Mar. 4, 1907, ch. 2907, 34 Stat. 1269, which

provided that forest reserves shall hereafter be known as national

forests.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 554a. Employees to be appointed without regard to political

affiliations

-STATUTE-

Forest inspectors, superintendents, supervisors, surveyors,

rangers, and fire patrol are to be hereafter appointed by the

Secretary of Agriculture wholly with reference to their fitness and

without regard for their political affiliations.

-SOURCE-

(July 7, 1898, ch. 571, Sec. 1, 30 Stat. 673; Feb. 1, 1905, ch.

288, Sec. 1, 33 Stat. 628.)

-TRANS-

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

Act Feb. 1, 1905, transferred certain functions with regard to

the administration of public forests from Secretary of the Interior

to Secretary of Agriculture.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 554b. Medical care for employees engaged in hazardous work;

notification and transportation of employees

-STATUTE-

Appropriations for the Forest Service shall be available for

medical supplies and services and other assistance necessary for

the immediate relief of artisans, laborers, and other employees

engaged in any hazardous work under the Forest Service, and for

expenses of notifying employees of the death or serious illness of

close relatives and, in such cases where no public transportation

is available, for transporting the employees to a point where

public transportation is available.

-SOURCE-

(Sept. 21, 1944, ch. 412, title II, Sec. 202, 58 Stat. 736; Pub. L.

85-464, Sec. 4, June 20, 1958, 72 Stat. 217.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was enacted as a part of the Department of Agriculture

Organic Act of 1944.

-MISC3-

AMENDMENTS

1958 - Pub. L. 85-464 made appropriations available for expenses

of notifying employees of the death or serious illness of close

relatives, and for transportation of employees.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 554c. Care of employees' graves

-STATUTE-

Appropriations for the Forest Service shall be available within

such limitations as may be prescribed therein for the expenses of

properly caring for the graves of persons who have lost their lives

as a result of fighting fires while employed by the Forest Service.

-SOURCE-

(Sept. 21, 1944, ch. 412, title II, Sec. 206, 58 Stat. 736.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was enacted as a part of the Department of Agriculture

Organic Act of 1944.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 554d. Recreation facilities for employees of Forest Service

and their immediate families

-STATUTE-

Not to exceed $100,000 annually of funds available to the Forest

Service may be expended for providing recreation facilities,

equipment, and services for use by employees of the Service located

at isolated situations and, where deemed to be in the public

interest, by members of the immediate families of such employees.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 87-869, Sec. 3, Oct. 23, 1962, 76 Stat. 1157; Pub. L.

101-512, title II, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1944.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1990 - Pub. L. 101-512 substituted ''$100,000'' for ''$35,000''.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 554e. Employment of workers for emergencies

-STATUTE-

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on and after October

21, 1998, the Forest Service is authorized to employ or otherwise

contract with persons at regular rates of pay, as determined by the

Service, to perform work occasioned by emergencies such as fires,

storms, floods, earthquakes or any other unavoidable cause without

regard to Sundays, Federal holidays, and the regular workweek.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 105-277, div. A, Sec. 101(e) (title II), Oct. 21, 1998,

112 Stat. 2681-231, 2681-273.)

-MISC1-

SIMILAR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to this section were contained in the

following prior appropriation acts:

Pub. L. 105-83, title II, Nov. 14, 1997, 111 Stat. 1577.

Pub. L. 104-208, div. A, title I, Sec. 101(d) (title II), Sept.

30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009-181, 3009-208.

Pub. L. 104-134, title I, Sec. 101(c) (title II), Apr. 26, 1996,

110 Stat. 1321-156, 1321-185; renumbered title I, Pub. L. 104-140,

Sec. 1(a), May 2, 1996, 110 Stat. 1327.

Pub. L. 103-332, title II, Sept. 30, 1994, 108 Stat. 2524.

Pub. L. 103-138, title II, Nov. 11, 1993, 107 Stat. 1404.

Pub. L. 102-381, title II, Oct. 5, 1992, 106 Stat. 1402.

Pub. L. 102-154, title II, Nov. 13, 1991, 105 Stat. 1019.

Pub. L. 101-512, title II, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1944.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 555. Forest headquarters, ranger stations, dwellings, or other

needed sites

-STATUTE-

Where no suitable Government land is available for national

forest headquarters, ranger stations, dwellings, or for other sites

required for the effective conduct of the authorized activities of

the Forest Service, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to

purchase such lands out of the appropriation applicable to the

purpose for which the land is to be used, and to accept donations

of land for any national forest or experimental purpose: Provided,

That such lands may be acquired subject to such reservations and

outstanding interests as the Secretary determines will not

interfere with the purpose for which acquired: Provided further,

That not to exceed $50,000 may be expended in any one fiscal year

pursuant to this authority.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 3, 1925, ch. 457, Sec. 5, 43 Stat. 1133; Apr. 24, 1950, ch.

97, Sec. 13, 64 Stat. 86; Pub. L. 85-464, Sec. 9, June 20, 1958, 72

Stat. 218.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1958 - Pub. L. 85-464 substituted ''$50,000'' for ''$25,000''.

1950 - Act Apr. 24, 1950, applied section to dwellings or other

needed sites and inserted provisos.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 580k of this title.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 555a. Exchange of lands

-STATUTE-

Where lands under the jurisdiction of the Forest Service have

been acquired and are being administered under laws which contain

no provision for their exchange, the Secretary of Agriculture may

convey such lands and in exchange therefor may accept on behalf of

the United States title to any lands which in his opinion are

suitable for use in connection with activities of the Forest

Service. The value of the lands so conveyed by the Secretary of

Agriculture shall not exceed the value of the lands accepted by

him.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 87-869, Sec. 1, Oct. 23, 1962, 76 Stat. 1157.)

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 555b. Street improvements; availability of Forest Service

funds

-STATUTE-

Funds available to the Forest Service shall be available for

expenses of, or payment of assessment for, construction of

sidewalks, curbs, or street paving along the boundary of

Government-owned residential or otherwise improved lots.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 87-869, Sec. 9, Oct. 23, 1962, 76 Stat. 1157.)

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 556. Appropriations for Forest Service; use for transportation

or traveling expenses; preparation or publication of newspaper

or magazine articles

-STATUTE-

No part of any funds appropriated for the Forest Service shall be

used to pay the transportation or traveling expenses of any forest

officer or agent except he be traveling on business directly

connected with the Forest Service and in furtherance of the works,

aims, and objects specified and authorized by law; nor shall any

such funds be paid or used for the purpose of paying for, in whole

or in part, the preparation or publication of any newspaper or

magazine article, but this shall not prevent the giving out to all

persons, without discrimination, including newspapers and magazine

writers and publishers, of any facts or official information of

value to the public: Provided, That this prohibition shall not

apply to scientific or technical articles prepared for or published

in scientific publications.

-SOURCE-

(May 11, 1922, ch. 185, 42 Stat. 521; Pub. L. 85-464, Sec. 8, June

20, 1958, 72 Stat. 218.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1958 - Pub. L. 85-464 made prohibition inapplicable to scientific

or technical articles prepared for or published in scientific

publications.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 556a. Omitted

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section, acts June 16, 1955, ch. 147, title II, Sec. 203, 69

Stat. 156; June 13, 1956, ch. 380, title II, Sec. 202, 70 Stat.

270, which related to expenditures for options to purchase lands

from appropriations made for the Forest Service, was superseded by

section 428a of Title 7, Agriculture.

-CITE-

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 556b. Use of appropriations for expenses of transporting

automobiles of employees between points in Alaska

-STATUTE-

Funds available to the Forest Service may be used, in accordance

with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture for

expenses of transporting automobiles of employees of that Service

between points in Alaska in connection with transfers of official

stations of such employees to meet the needs of the Service.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 85-464, Sec. 3, June 20, 1958, 72 Stat. 217.)

-CITE-

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 556c. Reimbursement of employees for property losses resulting

from fires, floods, or other casualties

-STATUTE-

Funds available to the Forest Service may be used in amounts not

exceeding $100 in any single claim, for reimbursing employees of

the Forest Service for loss of or damage to clothing and other

personal effects resulting from fires, floods, or other casualties

at or near the place in which such property is temporarily stored

during services of the employees in connection with such

casualties.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 85-464, Sec. 2, June 20, 1958, 72 Stat. 217.)

-CITE-

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 556d. Advances of public moneys to Forest Service for fighting

forest fires in emergency cases

-STATUTE-

Advances of money under any appropriation for the Forest Service

may be made to the Forest Service and by authority of the Secretary

of Agriculture to chiefs of field parties for fighting forest fires

in emergency cases and detailed accounts arising under such

advances shall be rendered through and by the Department of

Agriculture to the General Accounting Office.

-SOURCE-

(May 23, 1908, ch. 192, 35 Stat. 259; June 10, 1921, ch. 18, title

III, Sec. 304, 42 Stat. 24; Pub. L. 92-310, title II, Sec. 231(v),

June 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 211.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was enacted as a part of the Agricultural Appropriation

Act for the fiscal year 1909, act May 23, 1908.

Section was formerly classified to section 534 of Title 31 prior

to the general revision and enactment of Title 31, Money and

Finance, by Pub. L. 97-258, Sec. 1, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 877.

-MISC3-

AMENDMENTS

1972 - Pub. L. 92-310 struck out provisions which required chiefs

of field parties to give bonds.

-TRANS-

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

''General Accounting Office'' substituted in text for ''Treasury

Department'' pursuant to act June 10, 1921, which transferred all

powers and duties conferred upon Comptroller, six auditors, and

certain other officers of the Treasury to General Accounting

Office. See section 701 et seq. of Title 31, Money and Finance.

-CITE-

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 556e. Emergency appropriations for rehabilitation and wildfire

suppression

-STATUTE-

Beginning in fiscal year 1993, and in each year thereafter, only

amounts for emergency rehabilitation and wildfire suppression

activities that are in excess of the average of such costs for the

previous ten years shall be considered ''emergency requirements''

pursuant to section 901(b)(2)(D) (FOOTNOTE 1) of title 2, and such

amounts shall on and after November 13, 1991, be so designated.

(FOOTNOTE 1) See References in Text note below.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 102-154, title II, Nov. 13, 1991, 105 Stat. 1015.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

Section 901 of title 2, referred to in text, was amended by Pub.

L. 105-33, title X, Sec. 10203(a)(4), Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 699,

and, as so amended, section 901(b)(2)(D) no longer refers to

''emergency requirements''. However, ''emergency requirements''

are referred to elsewhere in section 901.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 556f. Expenses of student interns

-STATUTE-

On and after October 5, 1992, funds appropriated to the

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service may be used to pay

transportation, lodging, and subsistence expenses of student

interns, defined as employees who assist scientific, professional,

or technical employees and who are bona fide students of accredited

colleges or universities who are pursuing courses related to the

field in which employed.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 102-381, title II, Oct. 5, 1992, 106 Stat. 1403.)

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 556g. Reimbursement of employee license costs and

certification fees

-STATUTE-

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in fiscal year 1993

and thereafter, appropriations or funds available to the Department

of the Interior or the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture,

may be used to reimburse employees for the cost of State licenses

and certification fees pursuant to their employment and that are

necessary to comply with State or Federal laws, regulations, or

requirements.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 102-381, title III, Sec. 317, Oct. 5, 1992, 106 Stat.

1417.)

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 556h. Recognition of private contributors to Forest Service

programs

-STATUTE-

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on and after October

21, 1998, any appropriations or funds available to the Forest

Service may be used to disseminate program information to private

and public individuals and organizations through the use of

nonmonetary items of nominal value and to provide nonmonetary

awards of nominal value and to incur necessary expenses for the

nonmonetary recognition of private individuals and organizations

that make contributions to Forest Service programs.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 105-277, div. A, Sec. 101(e) (title II), Oct. 21, 1998,

112 Stat. 2681-231, 2681-272.)

-MISC1-

SIMILAR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to this section were contained in the

following prior appropriation acts:

Pub. L. 105-83, title II, Nov. 14, 1997, 111 Stat. 1576.

Pub. L. 104-208, div. A, title I, Sec. 101(d) (title II), Sept.

30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009-181, 3009-208.

Pub. L. 104-134, title I, Sec. 101(c) (title II), Apr. 26, 1996,

110 Stat. 1321-156, 1321-184; renumbered title I, Pub. L. 104-140,

Sec. 1(a), May 2, 1996, 110 Stat. 1327.

Pub. L. 103-332, title II, Sept. 30, 1994, 108 Stat. 2524.

Pub. L. 103-138, title II, Nov. 11, 1993, 107 Stat. 1403.

Pub. L. 102-381, title II, Oct. 5, 1992, 106 Stat. 1401.

Pub. L. 102-154, title II, Nov. 13, 1991, 105 Stat. 1017.

Pub. L. 101-512, title II, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1942.

Pub. L. 101-121, title II, Oct. 23, 1989, 103 Stat. 726.

-CITE-

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 557. Employees of Forest Service; subsistence furnished to;

personal equipment; supplies, and medical attention

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to furnish subsistence

to employees of the Forest Service, to purchase personal equipment

and supplies for them, and to make deductions therefor from moneys

appropriated for salary payments or otherwise due such employees.

He is also authorized, in his discretion, to provide out of moneys

appropriated for the general expenses of the Forest Service medical

attention for employees of the Forest Service located at isolated

situations, including the moving of such employees to hospitals or

other places where medical assistance is available, and in case of

death to remove the bodies of deceased employees to the nearest

place where they can be prepared for shipment or for burial:

Provided, That when a transient without permanent residence, or any

other person while away from his place of residence, is temporarily

employed by the Forest Service and while so employed becomes

disabled because of injury or illness not attributable to official

work, he may be provided hospitalization and other necessary

medical care, subsistence, and lodging for a period of not to

exceed fifteen days during such disability, the cost thereof to be

payable from any funds available to the Forest Service applicable

to the work for which such person is employed.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 3, 1925, ch. 457, Sec. 4, 6, 43 Stat. 1133; Apr. 24, 1950,

ch. 97, Sec. 15, 64 Stat. 86.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1950 - Act Apr. 24, 1950, inserted proviso to provide medical

care for temporary employees.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 580k of this title.

-CITE-

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 557a. Field season contracts; authority to make prior to

appropriation

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture is hereafter authorized, in

connection with the administration of the national forests, to

enter into contracts for the procurement of services, materials,

and supplies for the ensuing fiscal year, prior to the passage of

an appropriation therefor: Provided, That such contracts shall

aliquot the cost for such service by fiscal years and shall not be

binding on the United States as to that part for the ensuing year

unless and until an appropriation applicable to the payment thereof

is made: And provided further, That all such contracts shall by

their terms provide that the obligation of the United States is

contingent upon the passage of an applicable appropriation and that

no payment thereunder will be made until such appropriation becomes

available for expenditure.

-SOURCE-

(June 30, 1932, ch. 331, 47 Stat. 473.)

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 557b. Omitted

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section, act June 16, 1955, ch. 147, title II, Sec. 202, 69 Stat.

156, which related to employment of aliens in the Forest Service,

was enacted as part of the Department of the Interior and Related

Agencies Appropriation Act, 1956, and was not repeated in the

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriation Act,

1957 (approved June 13, 1956, ch. 380, 70 Stat. 257), or subsequent

appropriation acts.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 558. Repealed. Pub. L. 89-554, Sec. 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80

Stat. 642

-MISC1-

Section, act Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 145, Sec. 1(part), 37 Stat. 843,

related to leaves of absence to employees of Forest Service in

Alaska.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 558a. Volunteers in the National Forests Program

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture (hereinafter referred to as the

''Secretary'') is authorized to recruit, train, and accept without

regard to the civil service (FOOTNOTE 1) classification laws,

rules, or regulations the services of individuals without

compensation as volunteers for or in aid of interpretive functions,

visitor services, conservation measures and development, or other

activities in and related to areas administered by the Secretary

through the Forest Service. In carrying out this section, the

Secretary shall consider referrals of prospective volunteers made

by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

(FOOTNOTE 1) So in original. The word ''and'' probably should

appear after ''civil service''.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 92-300, Sec. 1, May 18, 1972, 86 Stat. 147; Pub. L.

103-82, title IV, Sec. 405(d), Sept. 21, 1993, 107 Stat. 921.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The civil service laws, referred to in text, are set out in Title

5, Government Organization and Employees. See, particularly,

section 3301 et seq. of Title 5.

The classification laws, referred to in text, are classified to

chapter 51 (Sec. 5101 et seq.) and subchapter III (Sec. 5331 et

seq.) of chapter 53 of Title 5.

-MISC2-

AMENDMENTS

1993 - Pub. L. 103-82 substituted ''the Corporation for National

and Community Service'' for ''ACTION''.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1993 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 103-82 effective Apr. 4, 1994, see section

406(b) of Pub. L. 103-82, set out as a note under section 8332 of

Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

SHORT TITLE

Section 5 of Pub. L. 92-300 provided that: ''This Act (enacting

this section and sections 558b to 558d of this title) may be cited

as the 'Volunteers in the National Forests Act of 1972'.''

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 558c, 558d, 583j-4, 1246,

1250, 1282 of this title.

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SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 558b. Incidental expenses of program volunteers

-STATUTE-

The Secretary is authorized to provide for incidental expenses,

such as transportation, uniforms, lodging, and subsistence.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 92-300, Sec. 2, May 18, 1972, 86 Stat. 147.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 558c, 558d, 583j-4, 1246,

1250, 1282 of this title.

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SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 558c. Employment status of volunteers

-STATUTE-

(a) Federal employee status

Except as otherwise provided in this section, a volunteer shall

not be deemed a Federal employee and shall not be subject to the

provisions of law relating to Federal employment, including those

relating to hours of work, rates of compensation, leave,

unemployment compensation, and Federal employee benefits.

(b) Tort claims

For the purpose of the tort claim provisions of title 28, a

volunteer under sections 558a to 558d of this title shall be

considered a Federal employee.

(c) Civil employees

For the purposes of subchapter I of chapter 81 of title 5,

relating to compensation to Federal employees for work injuries,

volunteers under sections 558a to 558d of this title shall be

deemed civil employees of the United States within the meaning of

the term ''employee'' as defined in section 8101 of title 5, and

the provisions of that subchapter shall apply.

(d) Compensation for losses and damages

For the purposes of claims relating to damage to, or loss of,

personal property of a volunteer incident to volunteer service, a

volunteer under sections 558a to 558d of this title shall be

considered a Federal employee, and the provisions of section 3721

of title 31 shall apply.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 92-300, Sec. 3, May 18, 1972, 86 Stat. 147; Pub. L.

101-286, title II, Sec. 204(a), May 9, 1990, 104 Stat. 175.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

Tort claim provisions of title 28, referred to in subsec. (b),

are the provisions of the Federal Tort Claims Act, which is

classified generally to section 1346(b) and chapter 171 (Sec. 2671

et seq.) of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.

-MISC2-

AMENDMENTS

1990 - Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 101-286 added subsec. (d).

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 558d, 583j-4, 1246, 1250,

1282 of this title.

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SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 558d. Authorization of appropriations

-STATUTE-

There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be

necessary to carry out the provisions of sections 558a to 558d of

this title.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 92-300, Sec. 4, May 18, 1972, 86 Stat. 147; Pub. L.

95-289, Sec. 1, June 5, 1978, 92 Stat. 289.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1978 - Pub. L. 95-289 struck out limitation requiring not more

than $100,000 to be appropriated in any one year.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1978 AMENDMENT

Section 2 of Pub. L. 95-289 provided that: ''The amendment made

by this Act to the Volunteers in the National Forests Act of 1972

(amending this section) shall become effective October 1, 1978.''

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 558c, 583j-4, 1246, 1250,

1282 of this title.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 559. Arrests by employees of Forest Service for violations of

laws and regulations

-STATUTE-

All persons employed in the Forest Service of the United States

shall have authority to make arrests for the violation of the laws

and regulations relating to the national forests, and any person so

arrested shall be taken before the nearest United States magistrate

judge, within whose jurisdiction the forest is located, for trial;

and upon sworn information by any competent person any United

States magistrate judge in the proper jurisdiction shall issue

process for the arrest of any person charged with the violation of

said laws and regulations; but nothing herein contained shall be

construed as preventing the arrest by any officer of the United

States, without process, of any person taken in the act of

violating said laws and regulations.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 3, 1905, ch. 1405, 33 Stat. 873; Pub. L. 90-578, title IV,

Sec. 402(b)(2), Oct. 17, 1968, 82 Stat. 1118; Pub. L. 91-383, Sec.

10(a)(2), Aug. 18, 1970, as added Pub. L. 94-458, Sec. 2, Oct. 7,

1976, 90 Stat. 1941; Pub. L. 101-650, title III, Sec. 321, Dec. 1,

1990, 104 Stat. 5117.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

''Forest Service of the United States'' substituted for ''forest

reserve of the United States'' as the probable intent of Congress

in that the federal forest reserves were transferred from

Department of the Interior to Department of Agriculture by act Feb.

1, 1905, ch. 288, Sec. 1, 33 Stat. 628, and administration of

forest reserves was placed in Forest Service which was created by

that act.

Words ''national forests'' and ''forest'' substituted for

''forest reserves'' and ''reservation'', respectively, on authority

of act Mar. 4, 1907, ch. 2907, 34 Stat. 1269, which provided that

forest reserves shall hereafter be known as national forests.

That part of act Mar. 3, 1905, which related to arrests by

employees of the National Park Service for violations of laws and

regulations, was (prior to the amendment made by Pub. L 94-458)

classified to section 10 of this title.

-MISC3-

AMENDMENTS

1976 - Pub. L. 91-383, Sec. 10(a)(2), as added Pub. L. 94-458,

struck out ''and national parks'' after ''national forests'' and

''or national park'' after ''jurisdiction the forest''.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

''United States magistrate judge'' substituted for ''United

States magistrate'' wherever appearing in text pursuant to section

321 of Pub. L. 101-650, set out as a note under section 631 of

Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure. Previously, ''United

States magistrate'' substituted for ''United States commissioner''

pursuant to Pub. L. 90-578. See chapter 43 (Sec. 631 et seq.) of

Title 28.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 460lll-12 of this title.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 559a. Reward for information leading to arrest and conviction

for violating laws and regulations

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture may pay rewards from appropriations

available for the protection and management of the national

forests, under such regulations as he may prescribe, for

information leading to the arrest and conviction for violation of

the laws and regulations relating to fires in or near national

forests, or for the unlawful taking of, or injury to, Government

property.

-SOURCE-

(Sept. 21, 1944, ch. 412, title II, Sec. 201, 58 Stat. 736.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was enacted as a part of the Department of Agriculture

Organic Act of 1944.

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SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 559b. Prevention of manufacture, etc., of marijuana and other

controlled substances

-STATUTE-

(a) Purpose

The purpose of sections 559b to 559f of this title is to

authorize the Secretary of Agriculture (hereinafter in sections

559b to 559f of this title referred to as the ''Secretary'') to

take actions necessary, in connection with the administration and

use of the National Forest System, to prevent the manufacture,

distribution, or dispensing of marijuana and other controlled

substances.

(b) Law enforcement authority

Nothing in sections 559b to 559f of this title shall diminish in

any way the law enforcement authority of the Forest Service.

(c) Definitions

As used in sections 559b to 559f of this title, the terms

''manufacture'', ''dispense'', and ''distribute'' shall have the

same meaning given such terms in section 802 of title 21.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 99-570, title XV, Sec. 15002, Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat.

3207-191.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

Sections 559b to 559f of this title, referred to in text, was in

the original ''this title'', meaning title XV of Pub. L. 99-570,

Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3207-191, known as the National Forest

System Drug Control Act of 1986, which enacted sections 559b to

559f of this title, amended section 841 of Title 21, Food and

Drugs, and enacted provisions set out as a note below. For

complete classification of title XV to the Code, see Short Title

note set out below and Tables.

-MISC2-

SHORT TITLE

Section 15001 of title XV of Pub. L. 99-570 provided that: ''This

title (enacting this section and sections 559c to 559f of this

title and amending section 841 of Title 21, Food and Drugs) may be

cited as the 'National Forest System Drug Control Act of 1986'.''

NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM, NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM, AND BUREAU OF LAND

MANAGEMENT PUBLIC LANDS SAFETY; FINDINGS

Pub. L. 100-690, title VI, Sec. 6254(a), Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat.

4363, provided that: ''Congress finds that -

''(1) National Forest System lands continue to be a haven for

the unlawful production of marijuana and other controlled

substances, which -

''(A) endangers the public in its use of National Forest

System lands;

''(B) interferes with the ability of the Forest Service to

effectively manage the natural resources and activities within

the National Forest System; and

''(C) causes damage and destruction of the natural resources

and facilities managed by the Forest Service;

''(2) the unlawful production of marijuana and other controlled

substances often -

''(A) is generally harmful to the environment and public

health and safety;

''(B) pollutes the air, soil, and water; and

''(C) is harmful to wildlife;

''(3) the Forest Service needs additional authority to

adequately deal with the problem of controlled substance

production that affects the administration of the National Forest

System;

''(4) the Forest Service needs to be able to exercise its

investigative authorities outside the boundaries of the National

Forest System for drug-related crimes arising from within the

National Forest System in order to be effective in deterring such

crime;

''(5) the authority and powers of the Forest Service are not

intended to be in conflict or interfere with the statutory

authority, powers, or responsibilities of any State or political

subdivision thereof; and

''(6) the Forest Service, in the exercise of its law

enforcement powers, should cooperate to every extent possible

with any other Federal, State, or local law enforcement authority

having jurisdiction in areas where national forests are located,

particularly where coordinated investigative and enforcement

actions can be effective to control crime which affects multiple

agencies.''

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 460lll-12, 559c, 559d of

this title.

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SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 559c. Powers of officers and employees of Forest Service

-STATUTE-

For the purposes of sections 559b to 559f of this title, if

specifically designated by the Secretary and specially trained, not

to exceed 1,000 special agents and law enforcement officers of the

Forest Service when in the performance of their duties shall have

authority to -

(1) carry firearms;

(2) conduct, within the exterior boundaries of the National

Forest System, investigations of violations of and enforce

section 841 of title 21 and other criminal violations relating to

marijuana and other controlled substances that are manufactured,

distributed, or dispensed on National Forest System lands and to

conduct such investigations and enforcement of such laws outside

the exterior boundaries of the National Forest System for

offenses committed within the National Forest System or which

affect the administration of the National Forest System

(including the pursuit of persons suspected of such offenses who

flee the National Forest System to avoid arrest);

(3) make arrests with a warrant or process for misdemeanor

violations, or without a warrant or process for violations of

such misdemeanors that any such officer or employee has probable

cause to believe are being committed in his presence or view, or

for a felony with a warrant or without a warrant if he has

probable cause to believe that the person to be arrested has

committed or is committing such felony, for offenses committed

within the National Forest System or which affect the

administration of the National Forest System;; (FOOTNOTE 1)

(FOOTNOTE 1) So in original.

(4) serve warrants and other process issued by a court or

officer of competent jurisdiction;

(5) search with or without warrant or process any person,

place, or conveyance according to Federal law or rule of law; and

(6) seize with or without warrant or process any evidentiary

item according to Federal law or rule of law.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 99-570, title XV, Sec. 15003, Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat.

3207-191; Pub. L. 100-690, title VI, Sec. 6254(b), Nov. 18, 1988,

102 Stat. 4363.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1988 - Pub. L. 100-690, Sec. 6254(b)(1), in introductory

provision substituted ''1,000 special agents and law enforcement

officers'' for ''500 officers and employees'', and struck out

''within the boundaries of the National Forest System'' after

''shall have authority''.

Par. (2). Pub. L. 100-690, Sec. 6254(b)(2), inserted '', within

the exterior boundaries of the National Forest System,'' after

''conduct'' and ''and to conduct such investigations and

enforcement of such laws outside the exterior boundaries of the

National Forest System for offenses committed within the National

Forest System or which affect the administration of the National

Forest System (including the pursuit of persons suspected of such

offenses who flee the National Forest System to avoid arrest)''

before semicolon at end.

Par. (3). Pub. L. 100-690, Sec. 6254(b)(3), inserted '', for

offenses committed within the National Forest System or which

affect the administration of the National Forest System;'' before

semicolon at end.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 460lll-12, 559b, 559d of

this title.

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SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 559d. Cooperation with other Federal, State, and local law

enforcement agencies

-STATUTE-

For the purposes of sections 559b to 559f of this title, in

exercising the authority provided by section 559c of this title -

(1) the Forest Service shall cooperate with any other Federal

law enforcement agency having primary investigative jurisdiction

over the offense committed;

(2) the Secretary may authorize the Forest Service to cooperate

with the law enforcement officials of any Federal agency, State,

or political subdivision in the investigation of violations of

and enforcement of section 401 of the Controlled Substances Act

(21 U.S.C. 841), other laws and regulations relating to marijuana

and other controlled substances, and State drug control laws or

ordinances for offenses committed within the National Forest

System or which affect the administration of the National Forest

System. (FOOTNOTE 1)

(FOOTNOTE 1) So in original. The period probably should be a

semicolon.

(3) the Forest Service shall cooperate with the Attorney

General in carrying out the seizure and forfeiture provisions of

section 511 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 881) for

violations of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et

seq.) relating to offenses committed within the National Forest

System, or which affect the administration of the National Forest

System;

(4) the Secretary is authorized to designate law enforcement

officers of any other Federal agency, when the Secretary

determines such designation to be economical and in the public

interest, and with the concurrence of that agency, to exercise

the powers and authorities of the Forest Service while assisting

the Forest Service in the National Forest System, or for

activities administered by the Forest Service; and

(5) the Forest Service is authorized to accept law enforcement

designation from any other Federal agency or agency of a State or

political subdivision thereof for the purpose of cooperating in a

multi-agency law enforcement task force investigation of

violations of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et

seq.) and other offenses committed in the course of or in

connection with such violations.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 99-570, title XV, Sec. 15004, Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat.

3207-191; Pub. L. 100-690, title VI, Sec. 6254(c), Nov. 18, 1988,

102 Stat. 4364.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Controlled Substances Act, referred to in pars. (3) and (5),

is title II of Pub. L. 91-513, Oct. 27, 1970, 84 Stat. 1242, as

amended, which is classified principally to subchapter I (Sec. 801

et seq.) of chapter 13 of Title 21, Food and Drugs. For complete

classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set

out under section 801 of Title 21 and Tables.

-MISC2-

AMENDMENTS

1988 - Par. (2). Pub. L. 100-690, Sec. 6254(c)(2), substituted

''for offenses committed within the National Forest System or which

affect the administration of the National Forest System'' for '',

within the boundaries of the National Forest System''.

Pars. (3) to (5). Pub. L. 100-690, Sec. 6254(c)(3), added pars.

(3) to (5).

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 460lll-12, 559b, 559c of

this title.

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SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 559e. Forest Service authorization

-STATUTE-

In order to improve Federal law enforcement activities relating

to the use and production of narcotics and controlled substances on

lands administered by the Forest Service, from amounts appropriated

there shall be made available to the Secretary, in addition to sums

made available under other authority of law, $10,000,000 for fiscal

year 1989, and for each fiscal year thereafter, to be used for

employment and training of additional and existing Forest Service

law enforcement personnel, for expenses related to such employment,

training, equipment, and facilities, and for cooperative programs

with State and local law enforcement agencies.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 99-570, title XV, Sec. 15006, Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat.

3207-192; Pub. L. 100-690, title VI, Sec. 6254(d)(1), Nov. 18,

1988, 102 Stat. 4364.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1988 - Pub. L. 100-690 amended section generally. Prior to

amendment, section read as follows: ''There is authorized to be

appropriated $10,000,000 for each fiscal year to carry out sections

559b to 559f of this title.''

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 460lll-12, 559b, 559c,

559d of this title.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 559f. Approval of Secretary of Agriculture and Attorney

General

-STATUTE-

The authorities conferred herein shall be exercised pursuant to

an agreement approved by the Secretary of Agriculture and the

Attorney General.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 99-570, title XV, Sec. 15007, Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat.

3207-192.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

Herein, referred to in text, probably means title XV of Pub. L.

99-570, Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3207-191, known as the National

Forest System Drug Control Act of 1986, which enacted sections 559b

to 559f of this title, amended section 841 of Title 21, Food and

Drugs, and enacted provisions set out as a note under section 559b

of this title. For complete classification of title XV to the

Code, see Short Title note set out under section 559b of this title

and Tables.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 460lll-12, 559b, 559c,

559d of this title.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 559g. Designation authority of Secretary of Agriculture

-STATUTE-

(a) Purpose

It is the purpose of this section to authorize the Secretary of

Agriculture to make law enforcement operations more efficient in

connection with the administration and use of the National Forest

System.

(b) Officers of other agencies

The Secretary is authorized to designate law enforcement officers

of any other Federal agency, when the Secretary determines such

designation to be economical and in the public interest, and with

the concurrence of that agency, to exercise the powers and

authorities of the Forest Service while assisting the Forest

Service in the National Forest System, or for activities

administered by the Forest Service.

(c) Acceptance by Forest Service

The Forest Service is authorized to accept law enforcement

designation from any other Federal agency or agency of a State or

political subdivision thereof for the purpose of cooperating in the

investigation and enforcement of any Federal or State law or

ordinance and regulation of any such agency, when such

investigation or enforcement is mutually beneficial to the National

Forest System and the cooperating agency or jurisdiction, upon

entering into a memorandum of understanding or cooperative

agreement with such agency or jurisdiction.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 99-570, title XV, Sec. 15008, as added Pub. L. 100-690,

title VI, Sec. 6254(e), Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4365.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 460lll-12, 698v-6 of this

title.

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SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 560. Use of timber for telephone lines for fire protection

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture, whenever he may deem it necessary

for the protection of the national forests from fire, may permit

the use of timber free of charge for the construction of telephone

lines.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 145, Sec. 1(part), 37 Stat. 843.)

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 560a. Omitted

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section, Pub. L. 93-404, title II, Aug. 31, 1974, 88 Stat. 817,

which prohibited expenditure of funds appropriated to the Forest

Service for the purchase of twine manufactured from commodities or

materials produced outside of the United States except to provide

materials required for research or experimental work where no

suitable domestic product was available, was from the Department of

the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1975, and was

not repeated in subsequent appropriation acts. Similar provisions

were contained in the following prior appropriation acts:

Oct. 4, 1973, Pub. L. 93-120, title II, 87 Stat. 442.

Aug. 10, 1972, Pub. L. 92-369, title II, 86 Stat. 521.

Aug. 10, 1971, Pub. L. 92-76, title II, 85 Stat. 241.

July 31, 1970, Pub. L. 91-361, title II, 84 Stat. 682.

Oct. 29, 1969, Pub. L. 91-98, title II, 83 Stat. 161.

July 26, 1968, Pub. L. 90-425, title II, 82 Stat. 440.

June 24, 1967, Pub. L. 90-28, title II, 81 Stat. 72.

May 31, 1966, Pub. L. 89-435, title II, 80 Stat. 184.

June 28, 1965, Pub. L. 89-52, title II, 79 Stat. 188.

July 7, 1964, Pub. L. 88-356, title II, 78 Stat. 287.

July 26, 1963, Pub. L. 88-79, title II, 77 Stat. 110.

Aug. 9, 1962, Pub. L. 87-578, title II, 76 Stat. 348.

Aug. 3, 1961, Pub. L. 87-122, title II, Sec. 201, 75 Stat. 259.

May 13, 1960, Pub. L. 86-455, title II, Sec. 202, 74 Stat. 116.

June 23, 1959, Pub. L. 86-60, title II, Sec. 202, 73 Stat. 105.

June 4, 1958, Pub. L. 85-439, title II, Sec. 202, 72 Stat. 168.

July 1, 1957, Pub. L. 85-77, title II, Sec. 202, 71 Stat. 270.

June 13, 1956, ch. 380, title II, Sec. 203, 70 Stat. 270.

June 16, 1955, ch. 147, title II, Sec. 204, 69 Stat. 156.

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16 USC Sec. 561 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 561. Repealed. Oct. 31, 1951, ch. 654, Sec. 1(45), 65 Stat.

703

-MISC1-

Section, act Mar. 15, 1920, ch. 100, Sec. 3, 4, 41 Stat. 531,

related to transfer of surplus telephone supplies from the Military

Establishment to the Department of Agriculture for use of the

Forest Service.

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16 USC Sec. 562 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 562. Forest experiment station in California

-STATUTE-

In order to determine and demonstrate the best methods for the

conservative management of forest and forest lands and the

protection of timber and other forest products, the Secretary of

Agriculture is authorized and directed (1) to establish and

maintain, in cooperation with the State of California and with the

surrounding States, a forest experiment station at such place or

places as he may determine to be most suitable, and (2) to conduct,

independently or in cooperation with other branches of the Federal

Government, the States, universities, colleges, county and

municipal agencies, business organizations, and individuals, such

silvicultural, dendrological, forest fire, economic, and other

experiments and investigations as may be necessary.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 3, 1925, ch. 424, Sec. 1, 43 Stat. 1108.)

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 562a. Forest experiment station in Ohio and Mississippi

Valleys

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to establish and

maintain a forest experiment station in the States of the Ohio

Valley and central Mississippi Valley, at such a place or places as

may be selected by him, and he is authorized and directed to

conduct silvicultural, forest-fire, dendrological, and other

experiments and investigations, independently or in cooperation

with other branches of the Federal Government, and with States,

universities, colleges, county and municipal agencies,

associations, and individuals, to determine the best methods for

the growing, management, and protection of timber crops on forest

lands and farm wood lots. Such annual appropriations as may

thereafter be necessary for its maintenance and operation are

hereby authorized.

-SOURCE-

(July 3, 1926, ch. 767, Sec. 1, 2, 44 Stat. 838.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

A provision authorizing an appropriation of $30,000 for fiscal

year ending June 30, 1927, for establishment of the forest

experiment station referred to in this section was omitted as

executed.

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 562b. Forest experiment station in Pennsylvania

-STATUTE-

In order to determine and demonstrate the best methods for the

growing, management, and protection of timber crops on forest lands

and farm wood lots, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized and

directed to establish and maintain a forest experiment station at

such place or places as may be determined as most suitable by him,

in cooperation with the State of Pennsylvania and with the

neighboring States, and to conduct such silvicultural and other

forest experiments and investigations as may be necessary, either

independently or in cooperation with other organizations,

institutions, or individuals, and to carry out the purposes of this

section an appropriation in the amount of $30,000 is authorized.

-SOURCE-

(July 3, 1926, ch. 770, 44 Stat. 840.)

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 563. Cooperation with States for fire protection on private or

State forest lands upon the watersheds of navigable rivers

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized, and on such

conditions as he deems wise, to stipulate and agree with any State

or group of States to cooperate in the organization and maintenance

of a system of fire protection on any private or State forest lands

within such State or States and situated upon the watershed of a

navigable river. No such stipulation or agreement shall be made

with any State which has not provided by law for a system of

forest-fire protection. In no case shall the amount expended in

any State exceed in any fiscal year the amount appropriated by that

State for the same purpose during the same fiscal year.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 1, 1911, ch. 186, Sec. 2, 36 Stat. 961.)

-MISC1-

FISCAL YEAR TRANSITION PERIOD OF JULY 1, 1976, THROUGH SEPTEMBER

30, 1976, DEEMED FISCAL YEAR FOR PURPOSES OF MATCHING REQUIREMENTS

Fiscal year transition period of July 1, 1976, through Sept. 30,

1976, deemed fiscal year for purposes of this section relating to

matching requirements, see section 202(1) of Pub. L. 94-274, Apr.

21, 1976, 90 Stat. 390, set out as a note under section 2652 of

Title 7, Agriculture.

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16 USC Sec. 564, 565 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 564, 565. Repealed. Pub. L. 95-313, Sec. 16(a)(1), formerly

Sec. 13(a)(1), July 1, 1978, 92 Stat. 374; renumbered Sec.

16(a)(1), Pub. L. 101-624, title XII, Sec. 1215(1), Nov. 28,

1990, 104 Stat. 3525

-MISC1-

Section 564, act June 7, 1924, ch. 348, Sec. 1, 43 Stat. 653,

required cooperation between the Secretary of Agriculture and State

officials as to recommendations for forest fire prevention and

suppression systems.

Section 565, acts June 7, 1924, ch. 348, Sec. 2, 43 Stat. 653;

Mar. 3, 1925, ch. 447, 43 Stat. 1127; Apr. 13, 1926, ch. 119, 44

Stat. 242; Sept. 21, 1944, ch. 412, title II, Sec. 207, 58 Stat.

736; July 25, 1947, ch. 327, Sec. 1, 61 Stat. 449, required

cooperation between the Secretary of Agriculture and State

officials in fire protection of timbered and forest-producing

lands.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective Oct. 1, 1978, see section 17 of Pub. L. 95-313,

set out as an Effective Date note under section 2101 of this title.

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 565a. Cooperation by Secretary of Agriculture with Territories

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to cooperate with the

Territories of the United States on the same terms and conditions

as with States under sections 564 and 565 (FOOTNOTE 1) of this

title.

(FOOTNOTE 1) See References in Text note below.

-SOURCE-

(Feb. 20, 1931, ch. 249, 46 Stat. 1200.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

Sections 564 and 565 of this title, referred to in text, were

repealed by Pub. L. 95-313, Sec. 13(a)(1), July 1, 1978, 92 Stat.

374.

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16 USC Sec. 565a-1 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 565a-1. Cooperative agreements between Secretary of

Agriculture and public or private agencies, organizations,

institutions, and persons covering Forest Service programs;

authority; funding

-STATUTE-

To facilitate the administration of the programs and activities

of the Forest Service, the Secretary is authorized to negotiate and

enter into cooperative agreements with public or private agencies,

organizations, institutions, or persons to construct, operate, and

maintain cooperative pollution abatement equipment and facilities,

including sanitary landfills, water systems, and sewer systems; to

engage in cooperative manpower and job training and development

programs; to develop and publish cooperative environmental

education and forest history materials; and to perform forestry

protection, including fire protection, timber stand improvement,

debris removal, and thinning of trees. The Secretary may enter

into aforesaid agreements when he determines that the public

interest will be benefited and that there exists a mutual interest

other than monetary considerations. In such cooperative

arrangements, the Secretary is authorized to advance or reimburse

funds to cooperators from any Forest Service appropriation

available for similar kinds of work or by furnishing or sharing

materials, supplies, facilities, or equipment without regard to the

provisions of section 3324(a) and (b) of title 31, relating to the

advance of public moneys.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 94-148, Sec. 1, Dec. 12, 1975, 89 Stat. 804.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

''Section 3324(a) and (b) of title 31'' substituted in text for

''the Act of January 31, 1823 (Rev. Stat. 3648, as amended; 31

U.S.C. 529)'' on authority of Pub. L. 97-258, Sec. 4(b), Sept. 13,

1982, 96 Stat. 1067, the first section of which enacted Title 31,

Money and Finance.

-MISC3-

MUTUAL BENEFIT OF AGREEMENTS TO FOREST SERVICE AND OTHER PARTIES

Pub. L. 107-63, title III, Sec. 328, Nov. 5, 2001, 115 Stat. 470,

provided that: ''Until September 30, 2003, the authority of the

Secretary of Agriculture to enter into a cooperative agreement

under the first section of Public Law 94-148 (16 U.S.C. 565a-1) for

a purpose described in such section includes the authority to use

that legal instrument when the principal purpose of the resulting

relationship is to the mutually significant benefit of the Forest

Service and the other party or parties to the agreement, including

nonprofit entities.''

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 565a-2, 565a-3 of this

title.

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 565a-2. Federal employee status of cooperators

-STATUTE-

In any agreement authorized by section 565a-1 of this title,

cooperators and their employees may perform cooperative work under

supervision of the Forest Service in emergencies or otherwise as

mutually agreed to, but shall not be deemed to be Federal employees

other than for the purposes of chapter 171 of title 28 and chapter

81 of title 5.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 94-148, Sec. 2, Dec. 12, 1975, 89 Stat. 804.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 565a-3 of this title.

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 565a-3. Agreements otherwise authorized by law

-STATUTE-

Nothing in sections 565a-1 to 565a-3 of this title shall be

construed as limiting or modifying the authority of the Secretary

to enter into cooperative agreements otherwise authorized by law.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 94-148, Sec. 3, Dec. 12, 1975, 89 Stat. 804.)

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 565b 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 565b. Transfer of fire lookout towers and other improvements

for fire control to States, political subdivisions or agencies;

reversion

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized, subject to such

conditions as he may prescribe, to transfer, without reimbursement

or at such prices and upon such terms as he may impose, to States

and political subdivisions or agencies thereof fire lookout towers

and other structures or improvements used by the Forest Service for

fire prevention or suppression purposes, and the land used in

connection therewith if such land is outside national forest

boundaries, when they are no longer needed by the Forest Service

for such purposes but are of value to the State or political

subdivision or agency thereof in its fire protection system:

Provided, That if any property so transferred is not put to use for

the purpose for which it was transferred within two years from the

date of transfer, or if, within fifteen years from the date of

transfer, any such property should cease to be used for the purpose

for which it was transferred for a period of two years, title

thereto shall revert to and immediately revest in the United

States.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 85-464, Sec. 5, June 20, 1958, 72 Stat. 217.)

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16 USC Sec. 566 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 566. Repealed. Pub. L. 95-313, Sec. 16(a)(1), formerly Sec.

13(a)(1), July 1, 1978, 92 Stat. 374; renumbered Sec. 16(a)(1),

Pub. L. 101-624, title XII, Sec. 1215(1), Nov. 28, 1990, 104

Stat. 3525

-MISC1-

Section, acts June 7, 1924, ch. 348, Sec. 3, 43 Stat. 653; May 5,

1944, ch. 189, 58 Stat. 216; May 5, 1972, Pub. L. 92-288, Sec.

3(a), 86 Stat. 134, authorized expenditures by the Secretary of

Agriculture for study of effects of tax and other laws on forest

perpetuation, etc.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective Oct. 1, 1978, see section 17 of Pub. L. 95-313,

set out as an Effective Date note under section 2101 of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 566a 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 566a. Repealed. Pub. L. 92-288, Sec. 3(b), May 5, 1972, 86

Stat. 134

-MISC1-

Section, act Oct. 26, 1949, ch. 735, Sec. 1, 63 Stat. 909,

provided for annual authorization of appropriations for carrying

out sections 564, 565, and 566 of this title, with maximum limits

for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1950 through June 30, 1954.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 566b 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 566b. Annual appropriations; limitation on use of other funds

for the purposes of sections 564, 565, and 566 (FOOTNOTE 1)

-STATUTE-

(FOOTNOTE 1) See References in Text note below.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no funds heretofore

or hereafter authorized to be appropriated to the Department of

Agriculture or available under any other than the Act of June 7,

1924 (43 Stat. 653), shall be used for carrying out the programs or

activities authorized by sections 564, 565, and 566 (FOOTNOTE 1) of

this title: Provided, That whenever the programs and activities

being carried out under the provisions of sections 564, 565, and

566 (FOOTNOTE 1) of this title are inadequate to the needs and

purposes of programs and activities authorized by other law the use

of funds specifically authorized to be appropriated to the

Department of Agriculture or made available under other law shall

not be prohibited to the extent that the programs and activities

under said sections are inadequate to accomplish the purposes of

such other programs or activities.

-SOURCE-

(Oct. 26, 1949, ch. 735, Sec. 4, 63 Stat. 910.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

Act of June 7, 1924, referred to in text, is act June 7, 1924,

ch. 348, 43 Stat. 653, which is classified to sections 471, 499,

505, 515, 564, 565, 566, 567, 568, 569, and 570 of this title. For

complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

Sections 564, 565, and 566 of this title, referred to in text,

were repealed by Pub. L. 95-313, Sec. 13(a)(1), July 1, 1978, 92

Stat. 374.

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16 USC Sec. 567 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 567. Repealed. Pub. L. 95-313, Sec. 16(a)(1), formerly Sec.

13(a)(1), July 1, 1978, 92 Stat. 374; renumbered Sec. 16(a)(1),

Pub. L. 101-624, title XII, Sec. 1215(1), Nov. 28, 1990, 104

Stat. 3525

-MISC1-

Section, acts June 7, 1924, ch. 348, Sec. 4, 43 Stat. 654; Oct.

26, 1949, ch. 735, Sec. 2, 63 Stat. 909, required cooperation

between Secretary of Agriculture and States in procuring, etc.,

forest-tree seeds and plants.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective Oct. 1, 1978, see section 17 of Pub. L. 95-313,

set out as an Effective Date note under section 2101 of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 567a 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 567a. Cooperation by Secretary of Agriculture with States in

acquisition and administration of State forests

-STATUTE-

For the purpose of stimulating the acquisition, development, and

proper administration and management of State forests and of

insuring coordinated effort by Federal and State agencies in

carrying out a comprehensive national program of forest-land

management, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to enter

into cooperative agreements with appropriate officials of any State

or States for acquiring in the name of the United States, by

purchase or otherwise, such forest lands within the cooperating

State as in his judgment the State is adequately prepared to

administer, develop, and manage as State forests in accordance with

the provisions of sections 567a to 567c of this title and with such

other terms not inconsistent therewith as he shall prescribe, such

acquisition to include the mapping, examination, appraisal, and

surveying of such lands and the doing of all things necessary to

perfect title thereto in the United States: Provided, That, since

it is the declared policy of Congress to maintain and, where it is

in the national interest to extend the national-forest system,

nothing herein shall be construed to modify, limit, or change in

any manner whatsoever the future ownership and administration by

the United States of existing national forests and related

facilities, or hereafter to restrict or prevent their extension

through the acquisition by purchase or otherwise of additional

lands for any national-forest purpose: Provided further, That

sections 567a to 567c of this title shall not be construed to limit

or repeal any legislation authorizing land exchanges by the Federal

Government, and private lands acquired by exchange within the

limits of any area subject to a cooperative agreement of the

character herein authorized shall hereafter be subject to the

provisions of sections 567a to 567c of this title.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 29, 1935, ch. 808, Sec. 1, 49 Stat. 963.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 567b, 567c of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 567b 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 567b. Conditions and requirements for cooperation in

acquisition and management of State forests

-STATUTE-

No cooperative agreement shall be entered into or continued in

force under the authority of sections 567a to 567c of this title or

any land acquired hereunder turned over to the cooperating State

for administration, development, and management unless the State

concerned, as a consideration for the benefits extended to it

thereunder, complies in a manner satisfactory to the Secretary of

Agriculture with the following conditions and requirements which

shall constitute a part of every such agreement:

(a) In order to reduce the need for public expenditures in the

acquisition of lands which may be brought into public ownership

through the enforcement of appropriate tax delinquency laws, and,

by bringing about the handling of such lands upon a sound social

and economic basis, to terminate a system of indeterminate and

unsound ownership injurious to the private and public interest

alike, no additional lands shall be acquired within any State by

the United States under sections 567a to 567c of this title after

June 30, 1942, unless the State concerned has prior thereto

provided by law for the reversion of title to the State or a

political unit thereof of tax-delinquent lands and for blocking

into State or other public forests the areas which are more

suitable for public than private ownership, and which in the public

interest should be devoted primarily to the production of timber

crops and/or the maintenance of forests for watershed protection,

and for the enforcement of such law: Provided, That in the

administration of sections 567a to 567c of this title prior to June

30, 1942, preference will be given to States applying for

cooperation hereunder which provided by law for such reversion of

title under tax delinquency laws.

(b) In order to insure a stable and efficient organization for

the development and administration of the lands acquired under

sections 567a to 567c of this title, the State shall provide for

the employment of a State forester, who shall be a trained forester

of recognized standing.

(c) The Secretary of Agriculture and the appropriate authorities

of each cooperating State shall work out a mutually satisfactory

plan defining forest areas within the State which can be most

effectively and economically administered by said State, which plan

shall constitute a part of the cooperative agreement between the

United States and the State concerned: Provided, That nothing

herein shall be held to prevent the Secretary of Agriculture from

later agreeing with the proper State authorities to desirable

modifications in such plan.

(d) No payment of Federal funds shall be made for land selected

for purchase by the United States under sections 567a to 567c of

this title until such proposed purchase has been submitted to and

approved by the National Forest Reservation Commission created by

section 513 of this title.

(e) Subject to the approval of the National Forest Reservation

Commission, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to pay out

of any available money appropriated for carrying out the purposes

of sections 567a to 567c of this title any State, county, and/or

town taxes, exclusive of penalties, due or accrued on any forest

lands acquired by the United States under donations from the owners

thereof and which lands are to be included in a State or other

public forest pursuant to said sections.

(f) The State shall prepare such standards of forest

administration, development, and management as are necessary to

insure maximum feasible utility for timber production and watershed

protection, and are acceptable to the Secretary of Agriculture and

shall apply the same to lands acquired and placed under the

jurisdiction of the State pursuant to sections 567a to 567c of this

title.

(g) That with the exception of such Federal expenditures as may

be made for unemployment relief, the State shall pay without

assistance from the Federal Government the entire future cost of

administering, developing, and managing all forest lands acquired

and over which it has been given jurisdiction under sections 567a

to 567c of this title.

(h) During the period any cooperative agreement made under

sections 567a to 567c of this title remains in force, one-half of

the gross proceeds from all lands covered by said agreement and to

which the United States holds title shall be paid by the State to

the United States and covered into the Treasury. All such payments

shall be credited to the purchase price the State is to pay the

United States for said land, such purchase price to be an amount

equal to the total sum expended by the United States in acquiring

said lands. Upon payments of the full purchase price, either as

herein provided or otherwise, title to said lands shall be

transferred from the Federal Government to the State, and the

Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to take such action and

incur such expenditures, as may be necessary to effectuate such

transfer.

(i) Upon the request of the State concerned, any agreement made

pursuant to sections 567a to 567c of this title may be terminated

by the Secretary of Agriculture. The Secretary of Agriculture may,

with the consent and approval of the National Forest Reservation

Commission, after due notice given the State and an opportunity for

hearing by said Commission, terminate any such agreement for

violations of its terms and/or the provisions of said sections of

this title. If such agreement is terminated, the United States

shall reimburse the State for so much of the State funds as have

been expended in the administration, development, and management of

the lands involved as the Secretary of Agriculture may decide to be

fair and equitable.

(j) The State shall furnish the Secretary of Agriculture with

such annual, periodic, or special reports as he may require

respecting the State's operations under its agreement with him.

(k) When a State or political unit thereof acquires under tax

delinquency laws title to forest lands without cost to the United

States and which lands are included within a State or other public

forest, the Secretary of Agriculture, on behalf of the Federal

Government, may contribute annually out of any funds made available

under sections 567a to 567c of this title not to exceed one-half

the cost of administering, developing, and managing said lands.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 29, 1935, ch. 808, Sec. 2, 49 Stat. 963.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The National Forest Reservation Commission, referred to in

subsecs. (d), (e), and (i), was created by section 4 of act Mar. 1,

1911 (16 U.S.C. 513). Section 4 of the 1911 Act was repealed, and

all functions of the National Forest Reservation Commission were

transferred to the Secretary of Agriculture, by section 17(a)(1) of

Pub. L. 94-588, Oct. 22, 1976, 90 Stat. 2961.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 567a, 567c of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 567c 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 567c. Authorization of appropriation for cooperation in

acquisition and management of State forests

-STATUTE-

For the purposes of sections 567a to 567c of this title, there is

authorized to be appropriated, a sum or sums out of any money in

the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, not to exceed $5,000,000,

as Congress may from time to time appropriate.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 29, 1935, ch. 808, Sec. 3, 49 Stat. 965.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 567a, 567b of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 568 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 568. Cooperation by Secretary of Agriculture with States in

establishing, etc., wood lots, shelter belts, windbreaks, etc.;

limitation on expenditure; authorization of appropriations

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized and directed, in

cooperation with the land grant colleges and universities of the

various States or, in his discretion, with other suitable State

agencies, to aid farmers through advice, education, demonstrations,

and other similar means in establishing, renewing, protecting, and

managing wood lots, shelter belts, windbreaks, and other valuable

forest growth, and in harvesting, utilizing, and marketing the

products thereof. Except for preliminary investigations, the

amount expended by the Federal Government under this section in

cooperation with any State or other cooperating agency during any

fiscal year shall not exceed the amount expended by the State or

other cooperating agency for the same purpose during the same

fiscal year, and the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to make

expenditures on the certificate of the appropriate State official

that the State expenditures, as provided for in this section, have

been made. There is authorized to be appropriated annually out of

any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, not more than

$500,000 to enable the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out the

provisions of this section.

-SOURCE-

(June 7, 1924, ch. 348, Sec. 5, 43 Stat. 654; Oct. 26, 1949, ch.

735, Sec. 3, 63 Stat. 910.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1949 - Act Oct. 26, 1949, enlarged and clarified the

Federal-State educational program with small forest-land owners,

and increased the annual appropriations from $100,000 to $500,000.

FISCAL YEAR TRANSITION PERIOD OF JULY 1, 1976, THROUGH SEPTEMBER

30, 1976, DEEMED FISCAL YEAR FOR PURPOSES OF MATCHING REQUIREMENTS

Fiscal year transition period of July 1, 1976, through Sept. 30,

1976, deemed fiscal year for purposes of this section relating to

matching requirements, see section 202(2) of Pub. L. 94-274, Apr.

21, 1976, 90 Stat. 392, set out as a note under section 2652 of

Title 7, Agriculture.

CONTRIBUTIONS BY STATES, ETC.

Section 208 of act Sept. 21, 1944, ch. 412, title II, 58 Stat.

736, provided: ''No part of any appropriation which is available

for carrying out the Cooperative Farm Forestry Act (16 U.S.C. 568b)

(repealed) and sections 4 and 5 of the Clarke-McNary Act (16 U.S.C.

567 (repealed), 568) shall be expended in any State or Territory

unless the State or Territory, or local subdivision thereof, or

individuals, or associations contribute a sum equal to that to be

allotted therefrom by the Government or make contributions other

than money deemed by the Secretary to be the value equivalent

thereof.''

APPROPRIATIONS AVAILABLE FOR 3 YEARS

Section 209 of act Sept. 21, 1944, ch. 412, title II, 58 Stat.

737, provided: ''Appropriations for carrying out the Cooperative

Farm Forestry Act (16 U.S.C. 568b) (repealed) and sections 4 and 5

of the Clarke-McNary Act (16 U.S.C. 567 (repealed), 568) and Acts

supplementary thereto allocated for the production or procurement

of nursery stock by any Federal agency, or funds appropriated to

any Federal agency for allocation to cooperating States for the

production or procurement of nursery stock, shall remain available

for expenditure for not more than three fiscal years.''

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 527, 566b, 568a of this

title.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 568a. Cooperation by Secretary of Agriculture with Territories

and other possessions

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to cooperate with

Territories and other possessions of the United States on the same

terms and conditions as with States under sections 566, 567,

(FOOTNOTE 1) and 568 of this title.

(FOOTNOTE 1) See References in Text note below.

-SOURCE-

(Apr. 13, 1926, ch. 134, 44 Stat. 250.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

Sections 566 and 567 of this title, referred to in text, were

repealed by Pub. L. 95-313, Sec. 13(a)(1), July 1, 1978, 92 Stat.

374.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 568b. Repealed. Aug. 25, 1950, ch. 781, Sec. 3, 64 Stat. 473,

eff. June 30, 1951

-MISC1-

Section, act May 18, 1937, ch. 226, 50 Stat. 188, related to

cooperation by Secretary of Agriculture in development of farm

forestry in States and Territories. This section was known as the

''Cooperative Farm Forestry Act''.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 568c to 568e. Repealed. Pub. L. 95-313, Sec. 16(a)(4), (5),

formerly Sec. 13(a)(4), (5), July 1, 1978, 92 Stat. 374;

renumbered Sec. 16(a)(4), (5), Pub. L. 101-624, title XII, Sec.

1215(1), Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 3525

-MISC1-

Section 568c, acts Aug. 25, 1950, ch. 781, Sec. 1, 64 Stat. 473;

May 5, 1972, Pub. L. 92-288, Sec. 1, 86 Stat. 134, required

cooperation between Secretary of Agriculture and State officials in

providing technical services to private landowners, etc.

Section 568d, acts Aug. 25, 1950, ch. 781, Sec. 2, 64 Stat. 473;

Sept. 25, 1962, Pub. L. 87-680, 76 Stat. 569; May 5, 1972, Pub. L.

92-288, Sec. 2, 86 Stat. 134, set forth funding requirements for

cooperative forest management programs involving private

landowners, etc.

Section 568e, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title IV, Sec. 401, 70

Stat. 207, set forth provisions relating to assistance to States

for tree planting and reforestation through the Secretary of

Agriculture.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective Oct. 1, 1978, see section 17 of Pub. L. 95-313,

set out as an Effective Date note under section 2101 of this title.

SHORT TITLE

Section 4 of act Aug. 25, 1950, setting forth the popular name of

the act of Aug. 25, 1950, as the ''Cooperative Forest Management

Act,'' was repealed by Pub. L. 95-313, Sec. 16(a)(4), formerly Sec.

13(a)(4), July 1, 1978, 92 Stat. 374, renumbered Sec. 16(a)(4),

Pub. L. 101-624, title XII, Sec. 1215(1), Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat.

3525.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 568f, 568g. Omitted

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section 568f, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title IV, Sec. 402, 70

Stat. 208, required the Secretary of Agriculture to make a study of

price trends and relationships for basic forest products and submit

a report to the Congress within one year from May 28, 1956.

Section 568g, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title IV, Sec. 403, as

added Aug. 28, 1958, Pub. L. 85-829, 72 Stat. 986, which provided

that as used in section 568e of this title, the term ''State''

included the Territory of Hawaii, is obsolete in view of the repeal

of section 568e of this title by Pub. L. 95-313, Sec. 13(a)(5),

July 1, 1978, 92 Stat. 374.

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 569. Donations to United States of lands for timber purposes

-STATUTE-

To enable owners of lands chiefly valuable for the growing of

timber crops to donate or devise such lands to the United States in

order to assure future timber supplies for the agricultural and

other industries of the State or for other national forest

purposes, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized, in his

discretion, to accept on behalf of the United States title to any

such land so donated or devised, subject to such reservations by

the donor of the present stand of merchantable timber or of mineral

or other rights for a period not exceeding twenty years as the

Secretary of Agriculture may find to be reasonable and not

detrimental to the purposes of this section, and to pay out of any

moneys appropriated for the general expenses of the Forest Service

the cost of recording deeds or other expenses incident to the

examination and acceptance of title. Any lands to which title is

so accepted shall be in units of such size or so located as to be

capable of economical administration as national forests either

separately or jointly with other lands acquired under this section,

or jointly with an existing national forest. All lands to which

title is accepted under this section shall, upon acceptance of

title, become national forest lands, subject to all laws applicable

to lands acquired under the Act of March 1, 1911, and amendments

thereto. In the sale of timber from national forest lands acquired

under this section preference shall be given to applicants who will

furnish the products desired therefrom to meet the necessities of

citizens of the United States engaged in agriculture in the States

in which such national forest is situated. All property, rights,

easements, and benefits authorized by this section to be retained

by or reserved to owners of lands donated or devised to the United

States shall be subject to the tax laws of the States where such

lands are located.

-SOURCE-

(June 7, 1924, ch. 348, Sec. 7, 43 Stat. 654.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

Act of March 1, 1911, referred to in text, is act Mar. 1, 1911,

ch. 186, 36 Stat. 961, as amended, popularly known as the Weeks

Law, which is classified to sections 480, 500, 513 to 519, 521,

552, and 563 of this title. For complete classification of this

Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 552 of

this title and Tables.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 527, 566b, 582 of this

title.

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 570. Ascertainment by Secretary of Agriculture of public lands

valuable for stream-flow protection and report thereof

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to ascertain and

determine the location of public lands chiefly valuable for

stream-flow protection or for timber production, which can be

economically administered as parts of national forests, and to

report his findings to the National Forest Reservation Commission

established under the Act of March 1, 1911, and if the commission

shall determine that the administration of said lands by the

Federal Government will protect the flow of streams used for

navigation or for irrigation, or will promote a future timber

supply, the President shall lay the findings of the commission

before the Congress of the United States.

-SOURCE-

(June 7, 1924, ch. 348, Sec. 8, 43 Stat. 655.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The National Forest Reservation Commission, referred to in text,

was established under section 4 of Act Mar. 1, 1911 (16 U.S.C.

513). Section 4 of the 1911 act was repealed, and all functions of

the National Forest Reservation Commission were transferred to the

Secretary of Agriculture, by section 17(a)(1) of Pub. L. 94-588,

Oct. 22, 1976, 90 Stat. 2961.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 527, 566b of this title.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 571. Repealed. Apr. 24, 1950, ch. 97, Sec. 17(a), 64 Stat. 87

-MISC1-

Section, act Mar. 3, 1925, ch. 457, Sec. 2, 43 Stat. 1132,

related to construction of buildings for national forest purposes.

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 571a, 571b. Omitted

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section 571a, Pub. L. 85-77, title II, July 1, 1957, 71 Stat.

270, which related to maximum allowance on construction costs, was

from the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies

Appropriations Act, 1958, and was not repeated in subsequent

appropriation acts.

Section 571b, Pub. L. 85-439, title II, June 4, 1958, 72 Stat.

167, which related to maximum allowance for building improvements,

was from the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies

Appropriation Act, 1959, and was not repeated in subsequent

appropriation acts.

-MISC3-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to former section 571a of this title were

carried in following prior appropriation acts:

June 13, 1956, ch. 380, title II, 70 Stat. 268.

June 16, 1955, ch. 147, title II, 69 Stat. 153.

June 29, 1954, ch. 409, title I, 68 Stat. 307.

July 28, 1953, ch. 251, title I, 67 Stat. 211.

July 5, 1952, ch. 574, title I, 66 Stat. 342.

Aug. 31, 1951, ch. 374, title I, 65 Stat. 232.

Sept. 6, 1950, ch. 896, Ch. VI, title I, 64 Stat. 665.

June 29, 1949, ch. 280, title I, 63 Stat. 337.

June 19, 1948, ch. 543, 62 Stat. 520.

July 30, 1947, ch. 356, title I, 61 Stat. 523.

June 22, 1946, ch. 445, 60 Stat. 283.

May 5, 1945, ch. 109, 59 Stat. 149.

June 28, 1944, ch. 296, 58 Stat. 442.

July 12, 1943, ch. 215, 57 Stat. 411.

July 22, 1942, ch. 516, 56 Stat. 679.

July 1, 1941, ch. 267, 55 Stat. 421.

June 25, 1940, ch. 421, 54 Stat. 545.

June 30, 1939, ch. 253, title I, 53 Stat. 954.

Provisions similar to former section 571b of this title were

contained in the following prior appropriation acts:

July 1, 1957, Pub. L. 85-77, title II, 71 Stat. 270.

June 13, 1956, ch. 380, title II, 70 Stat. 268.

June 16, 1955, ch. 147, title II, 69 Stat. 153.

June 29, 1954, ch. 409, title I, 68 Stat. 309.

July 28, 1953, ch. 251, title I, 67 Stat. 213.

July 5, 1952, ch. 574, title I, 66 Stat. 343.

Aug. 31, 1951, ch. 374, title I, 65 Stat. 233.

Sept. 6, 1950, ch. 896, Ch. VI, title I, 64 Stat. 667.

June 29, 1949, ch. 280, title I, 63 Stat. 339.

June 19, 1948, ch. 543, 62 Stat. 520.

July 30, 1947, ch. 356, title I, 61 Stat. 523.

June 22, 1946, ch. 445, 60 Stat. 283.

May 5, 1945, ch. 109, 59 Stat. 152.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 571c. Erection of permanent facilities on land not owned by

United States; long term leases

-STATUTE-

Notwithstanding the provisions of existing law and without regard

to sections 3111 and 3112 of title 40, but within the limitations

of cost otherwise applicable, appropriations of the Forest Service

may be expended for the erection of buildings, lookout towers, and

other structures on land owned by States, counties, municipalities,

or other political subdivisions, corporations, or individuals:

Provided, That prior to such erection there is obtained the right

to use the land for the estimated life of or need for the

structure, including the right to remove any such structure within

a reasonable time after the termination of the right to use the

land.

-SOURCE-

(Apr. 24, 1950, ch. 97, Sec. 1, 64 Stat. 82.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

''Sections 3111 and 3112 of title 40'' substituted in text for

''section 355, Revised Statutes, as amended (40 U.S.C. 255)'' on

authority of Pub. L. 107-217, Sec. 5(c), Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat.

1303, the first section of which enacted Title 40, Public

Buildings, Property, and Works.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 580k of this title.

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 572. Cooperation between Secretary of Agriculture and public

or private agencies in working land under State or private

ownership

-STATUTE-

(a) Payment of expenses by interested parties; work contemplated

The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized, where the public

interest justifies, to cooperate with or assist public and private

agencies, organizations, institutions, and persons in performing

work on land in State, county, municipal, or private ownership,

situated within or near a national forest, for which the

administering agency, owner, or other interested party deposits in

one or more payments a sufficient sum to cover the total estimated

cost of the work to be done for the benefit of the depositor, for

administration, protection, improvement, reforestation, and such

other kinds of work as the Forest Service is authorized to do on

lands of the United States: Provided, That the United States shall

not be liable to the depositor or land-owner for any damage

incident to the performance of such work.

(b) Cooperation where national forests or lands are used by

permittees

Cooperation and assistance on the same basis as that authorized

in subsection (a) of this section is authorized also in the

performance of any such kinds of work in connection with the

occupancy or use of the national forests or other lands

administered by the Forest Service.

(c) Disposition and availability of moneys; advancements;

adjustments

Moneys deposited under this section shall be covered into the

Treasury and shall constitute a special fund, which is made

available until expended for payment of the cost of work performed

by the Forest Service and for refunds to depositors of amounts

deposited by them in excess of their share of said cost: Provided,

That when deposits are received for a number of similar types of

work on adjacent or overlapping areas, or on areas which in the

aggregate are determined to cover a single work unit, they may be

expended on such combined areas for the purposes for which

deposited, in which event refunds to the depositors of the total

amount of the excess deposits involved will be made on a

proportionate basis: Provided further, That when so provided by

written agreement payment for work undertaken pursuant to this

section may be made from any Forest Service appropriation available

for similar types of work, and reimbursement received from said

agencies, organizations, institutions, or persons covering their

proportionate share of the cost and the funds received as

reimbursement shall be deposited to the credit of the Forest

Service appropriation from which initially paid or to

appropriations for similar purposes currently available at the time

of deposit: Provided further, That when by the terms of a written

agreement either party thereto furnishes materials, supplies,

equipment, or services for fire emergencies in excess of its

proportionate share, adjustment may be made by reimbursement or by

replacement in kind of supplies, materials, and equipment consumed

or destroyed in excess of the furnishing party's proportionate

share.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 3, 1925, ch. 457, Sec. 1, 43 Stat. 1132; Apr. 24, 1950, ch.

97, Sec. 5, 64 Stat. 83.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1950 - Act Apr. 24, 1950, amended section generally to broaden

the authority to permit performance of various kinds of work by the

Forest Service, at the expense of interested parties, on national

forests and other related lands.

APPROPRIATIONS

Appropriation of all moneys received as contributions toward

cooperative work under this section was made by acts Jan. 18, 1927,

ch. 39, 44 Stat. 991; Mar. 26, 1934, ch. 89, 48 Stat. 483.

TRUST FUNDS

Classification as trust funds, appropriation and disbursement of

funds appearing on books of Government as ''Cooperative work,

Forest Service,'' see section 1321 of Title 31, Money and Finance.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 580k of this title.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 572a. Deposits from timber purchasers to defray cost of

scaling services

-STATUTE-

The Forest Service may accept money from timber purchasers for

deposit into the Treasury in the trust account, ''Forest Service

cooperative fund'', which moneys are made available for scaling

services requested by purchasers in addition to those required by

the Forest Service, and for refunds of amounts deposited in excess

of the cost of such work.

-SOURCE-

(Sept. 21, 1944, ch. 412, title II, Sec. 210, 58 Stat. 737.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was enacted as a part of the Department of Agriculture

Organic Act of 1944.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 573. Repealed. Apr. 24, 1950, ch. 97, Sec. 17(a), 64 Stat. 87

-MISC1-

Section, act May 27, 1930, ch. 337, Sec. 1, 46 Stat. 387, related

to water supply and sanitary systems.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 574. Damages caused private property in protection,

administration, and improvement of national forests;

reimbursement

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to reimburse owners of

private property for damage or destruction thereof caused by

employees of the United States in connection with the protection,

administration, or improvement of the national forests, payment to

be made from any funds appropriated for the protection,

administration, and improvement of the national forests: Provided,

That no payment in excess of $2,500 shall be made on any such

claim.

-SOURCE-

(May 27, 1930, ch. 337, Sec. 2, 46 Stat. 387; Pub. L. 87-869, Sec.

8, Oct. 23, 1962, 76 Stat. 1157.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1962 - Pub. L. 87-869 increased from $500 to $2,500 the

authorization for reimbursement of owners of private property for

damages caused in protection, administration, and improvement of

national forests.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 575. Search for lost persons, and transportation of sick,

injured, or dead persons, within national forests;

authorization to incur expense

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized in cases of emergency

to incur such expenses as may be necessary in searching for persons

lost in the national forests and in transporting persons seriously

ill, injured, or who die within the national forests to the nearest

place where the sick or injured person, or the body, may be

transferred to interested parties or local authorities.

-SOURCE-

(May 27, 1930, ch. 337, Sec. 3, 46 Stat. 387.)

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 576. Reforestation; establishment of forest tree nurseries;

tree planting; seed sowing and forest improvement work

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to establish forest

tree nurseries and do all other things needful in preparation for

planting on national forests on the scale possible under the

appropriations authorized by section 576a of this title: Provided,

That nothing in this section shall be deemed to restrict the

authority of the said Secretary under other authority of law.

-SOURCE-

(June 9, 1930, ch. 416, Sec. 1, 46 Stat. 527.)

-MISC1-

SHORT TITLE

The act of June 9, 1930, ch. 416, 46 Stat. 527, as amended, which

is classified to sections 576 to 576b of this title, is popularly

known as the ''Knutson-Vandenberg Act''.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 500 of this title.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 576a. Authorization of appropriation for reforestation

-STATUTE-

There is authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year after

year ending June 30, 1934, not to exceed $400,000, to enable the

Secretary of Agriculture to establish and operate nurseries, to

collect or to purchase tree seed or young trees, to plant trees,

and to do all other things necessary for reforestation by planting

or seeding national forests and for the additional protection,

care, and improvement of the resulting plantations or young growth.

-SOURCE-

(June 9, 1930, ch. 416, Sec. 2, 46 Stat. 527.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 500, 576 of this title.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 576b. Purchasers of national-forest timber; deposits of money

in addition to payments for timber; use of deposits; seedlings

and young trees for burned-over areas in national parks

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture may, when in his judgment such

action will be in the public interest, require any purchaser of

national-forest timber to make deposits of money in addition to the

payments for the timber, to cover the cost to the United States of

(1) planting (including the production or purchase of young trees),

(2) sowing with tree seeds (including the collection or purchase of

such seeds), (3) cutting, destroying, or otherwise removing

undesirable trees or other growth, on the national-forest land cut

over by the purchaser, in order to improve the future stand of

timber, or (4) protecting and improving the future productivity of

the renewable resources of the forest land on such sale area,

including sale area improvement operations, maintenance and

construction, reforestation and wildlife habitat management. Such

deposits shall be covered into the Treasury and shall constitute a

special fund, which is appropriated and made available until

expended, to cover the cost to the United States of such tree

planting, seed sowing, and forest improvement work, as the

Secretary of Agriculture may direct: Provided, That any portion of

any deposit found to be in excess of the cost of doing said work

shall, upon the determination that it is so in excess, be

transferred to miscellaneous receipts, forest reserve fund, as a

national-forest receipt of the fiscal year in which such transfer

is made: Provided further, That the Secretary of Agriculture is

authorized, upon application of the Secretary of the Interior, to

furnish seedlings and/or young trees for replanting of burned-over

areas in any national park.

-SOURCE-

(June 9, 1930, ch. 416, Sec. 3, 46 Stat. 527; Pub. L. 94-588, Sec.

18, Oct. 22, 1976, 90 Stat. 2962.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1976 - Pub. L. 94-588 struck out ''or'' before ''(3)'' and

substituted '', or (4) protecting and improving the future

productivity of the renewable resources of the forest land on such

sale area, including sale area improvement operations, maintenance

and construction, reforestation and wildlife habitat management''

for '': Provided, That the total amount so required to be deposited

by any purchaser shall not exceed, on an acreage basis, the average

cost of planting (including the production or purchase of young

trees) other comparable national-forest lands during the previous

three years''.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 500 of this title.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 576c. Supplemental National Forest Reforestation Fund;

establishment; duration; authorization of appropriations

-STATUTE-

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of

Agriculture shall establish a ''Supplemental National Forest

Reforestation Fund'', and transfer to that fund beginning with the

fiscal year, commencing July 1, 1972, and ending on September 30,

1987, such amounts as may be appropriated therefor. There is

hereby authorized to be appropriated for such purpose for each of

the fiscal years during such period the sum of $65,000,000.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 92-421, Sec. 1, Sept. 18, 1972, 86 Stat. 678; Pub. L.

94-273, Sec. 2(9), Apr. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 375.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1976 - Pub. L. 94-273 substituted ''September'' for ''June''.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 576d of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 576d 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 576d. Expenditure of Supplemental National Forest

Reforestation Fund moneys; availability of moneys from other

sources unaffected

-STATUTE-

Moneys transferred to the National Forest Reforestation Fund

under the provisions of sections 576c to 576e (FOOTNOTE 1) of this

title shall be available to the Secretary of Agriculture, for

expenditure upon appropriation, for the purpose of supplementing

programs of tree planting and seeding of national forest lands

determined by the Secretary to be in need of reforestation. Such

moneys shall be available until expended, and shall be provided

without prejudice to appropriations or funds available from other

sources for the same purposes, including those available pursuant

to section 576b of this title.

(FOOTNOTE 1) See References in Text note below.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 92-421, Sec. 2, Sept. 18, 1972, 86 Stat. 678.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

Section 576e of this title, referred to in text, was repealed by

Pub. L. 96-470, title I, Sec. 102(b), Oct. 19, 1980, 94 Stat. 2237.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 576e 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 576e. Repealed. Pub. L. 96-470, title I, Sec. 102(b), Oct. 19,

1980, 94 Stat. 2237

-MISC1-

Section, Pub. L. 92-421, Sec. 3, Sept. 18, 1972, 86 Stat. 678,

required Secretary of Agriculture to provide, within one year after

Sept. 18, 1972, a report to Congress setting forth scope of total

national forest reforestation needs and a planned program for

reforesting such lands, including a description of extent to which

funds authorized by sections 576c to 576e of this title were to be

applied and to annually thereafter make a report to Congress on use

of funds authorized by sections 576c to 576e of this title and

progress toward completion of the planned national forest

reforestation program.

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 577. Public lands in northern Minnesota; withdrawal from entry

and appropriation

-STATUTE-

All public lands of the United States situated north of township

60 north in the Counties of Cook and Lake, State of Minnesota,

including the natural shore lines of Lake Superior within such

area; all public lands of the United States situated in that part

of St. Louis County, State of Minnesota, lying north of a line

beginning at the northeast corner of Township 63 north, Range 12

west, 4th P. M., thence westerly along the township line to the

southwest corner of Township 64 north, Range 18 west, 4th P. M.,

thence northerly to the northwest corner of Township 65 north,

Range 18 west, 4th P. M., thence westerly to the southwest corner,

Township 66 north, Range 21 west, 4th P. M., thence northerly along

the Township line to its intersection with the international

boundary between the United States and the Dominion of Canada; all

public lands of the United States on the shore lines of the lakes

and streams forming the international boundary, so far as such

lands lie within the areas heretofore described in this section;

all public lands of the United States in that part of the Superior

National Forest located in Townships 61 and 62, Ranges 12 and 13

west, 4th P. M.; and all public lands of the United States on the

shore lines of Burntside Lake and Lake Vermilion, State of

Minnesota, are withdrawn from all forms of entry or appropriation

under the public land laws of the United States, subject to prior

existing legal rights initiated under the public land laws, so long

as such claims are maintained as required by the applicable law or

laws and subject to such permits and licenses as may be granted or

issued by the Department of Agriculture under laws or regulations

generally applicable to national forests.

-SOURCE-

(July 10, 1930, ch. 881, Sec. 1, 46 Stat. 1020.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The public land laws, referred to in text, are classified

generally to Title 43, Public Lands.

-MISC2-

SHORT TITLE

The act of July 10, 1930, ch. 881, 46 Stat. 1020, which is

classified to sections 577 to 577b of this title, is popularly

known as the ''Shipstead-Nolan Act''.

-TRANS-

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

Functions of all officers, agencies, and employees of Department

of Agriculture transferred, with certain exceptions, to Secretary

of Agriculture by Reorg. Plan No. 2 of 1953, Sec. 1, eff. June 4,

1953, 18 FR 3219, 67 Stat. 633, set out in the Appendix to Title 5,

Government Organization and Employees.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 577c, 577f, 1133 of this

title.

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16 USC Sec. 577a 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 577a. Conserving shore line beauty for recreational use of

public lands in northern Minnesota; regulation of logging

-STATUTE-

The principle of conserving the natural beauty of shore lines for

recreational use shall apply to all Federal lands which border upon

any boundary lake or stream contiguous to this area, or any other

lake or stream within this area which is now or eventually to be in

general use for boat or canoe travel, and that for the purpose of

carrying out this principle logging of all such shores to a depth

of four hundred feet from the natural water line is forbidden

except as the Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture may

see fit in particular instances to vary the distance for practical

reasons: Provided, That in no case shall logging of any timber

other than diseased, insect infested, dying, or dead be permitted

closer to the natural shore line than two hundred feet, except

where necessary to open areas for banking grounds, landings, and

other uses connected with logging operations.

-SOURCE-

(July 10, 1930, ch. 881, Sec. 2, 46 Stat. 1021.)

-TRANS-

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

Functions of all officers, agencies, and employees of Department

of Agriculture transferred, with certain exceptions, to Secretary

of Agriculture by Reorg. Plan No. 2 of 1953, Sec. 1, eff. June 4,

1953, 18 F.R. 3219, 67 Stat. 633, set out in the Appendix to Title

5, Government Organization and Employees.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 577b, 577c, 577f, 1133 of

this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 577b 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 577b. Preserving water level of lakes and streams of public

lands in northern Minnesota; reservoirs; water power

-STATUTE-

In order to preserve the shore lines, rapids, waterfalls,

beaches, and other natural features of the region in an unmodified

state of nature, no further alteration of the natural water level

of any lake or stream within or bordering upon the designated area

shall be authorized by any permit, license, lease, or other

authorization granted by any official or commission of the United

States, which will result in flooding lands of the United States

within or immediately adjacent to the Superior National Forest,

unless and until specific authority for granting such permit,

license, lease, or other authorization shall have first been

obtained by special Act from the Congress of the United States

covering each such project: Provided, That nothing in this section

shall be construed as interfering with the duties of the

International Joint Commission created pursuant to the convention

concerning the boundary waters between the United States and Canada

and concluded between the United States and Great Britain on

January 11, 1909, and action taken or to be taken in accordance

with provisions of the convention, protocol, and agreement between

the United States and Canada, which were signed at Washington on

February 24, 1925, for the purpose of regulating the levels of the

Lake of the Woods: Provided, That with the written approval and

consent of the Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture,

reservoirs not exceeding one hundred acres in area may be

constructed and maintained for the transportation of logs or in

connection with authorized recreational uses of national-forest

lands, and maximum water levels not higher than the normal

high-water mark may be maintained temporarily where essential

strictly for logging purposes, in the streams between lakes by the

construction and operation of small temporary dams: Provided,

however, That nothing herein shall be construed to prevent the

Secretary of Agriculture from listing for homestead entry under the

provisions of the Act of June 11, 1906 (34 Stat. 233), any of the

above-described lands found by him to be chiefly valuable for

agriculture and not needed for public purposes: Provided further,

That the provisions of this section shall not apply to any proposed

development for water-power purposes for which an application for

license was pending under the terms of the Federal Power Act (16

U.S.C. 791a et seq.) on or before January 1, 1928.

-SOURCE-

(July 10, 1930, ch. 881, Sec. 3, 46 Stat. 1021.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

Act of June 11, 1906 (34 Stat. 233), referred to in text, which

was classified to sections 506 to 508 and 509 of this title, was

repealed by Pub. L. 87-869, Sec. 4, Oct. 23, 1962, 76 Stat. 1157.

The Federal Power Act, referred to in text, was in the original

the ''Federal Water Power Act'', which was redesignated the Federal

Power Act by section 791a of this title. The Federal Power Act is

act June 10, 1920, ch. 285, 41 Stat. 1063, as amended, and is

classified generally to chapter 12 (Sec. 791a et seq.) of this

title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see

section 791a of this title and Tables.

-TRANS-

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

Functions of all officers, agencies, and employees of Department

of Agriculture transferred, with certain exceptions, to Secretary

of Agriculture by Reorg. Plan No. 2 of 1953, Sec. 1, eff. June 4,

1953, 18 F.R. 3219, 67 Stat. 633, set out in the Appendix to Title

5, Government Organization and Employees.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 577c, 1133 of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 577c 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 577c. Acquisition of additional lands in northern Minnesota

-STATUTE-

To protect and administer more effectively the publicly owned

lands within certain parts of the area described in section 577 of

this title, and to accomplish certain public purposes explicit and

implicit in sections 577a and 577b of this title, the Secretary of

Agriculture is authorized and directed to acquire any lands or

interest in lands, and appurtenances thereto, situated within the

area described in section 577d of this title, where in his opinion

development or exploitation, or the potentialities for development

or exploitation, impair or threaten to impair the unique qualities

and natural features of the remaining wilderness canoe country.

-SOURCE-

(June 22, 1948, ch. 593, Sec. 1, 62 Stat. 568; Pub. L. 87-351, Oct.

4, 1961, 75 Stat. 772.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1961 - Pub. L. 87-351 removed the restriction on condemnation of

contiguous tracts of land in one ownership, not exceeding five

hundred acres in the aggregate, if the lands were encumbered with

structures of a permanent type suitable for human occupancy and if

the owners thereof filed written objections before expiration of

the time for answering the petition in the proceedings.

SHORT TITLE

The act of June 22, 1948, ch. 593, 62 Stat. 568, as amended,

which is classified to sections 577c, 577d, and 577e to 577h of

this title, is popularly known as the ''Thye-Blatnik Act''.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 577d, 577d-1, 577e, 577h,

1133 of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 577d 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 577d. Boundary limits of additional lands acquired in northern

Minnesota

-STATUTE-

The authority granted in section 577c of this title shall be

supplemental to the authority granted by existing Acts relating to

the acquisition of lands for national-forest purposes and shall not

be deemed as repealing any portions of those Acts except as

provided hereinafter; and said supplemental authority granted by

section 577c of this title, but not the authority granted by

existing Acts, shall be confined to the following described areas

in Cook, Lake, and Saint Louis Counties, State of Minnesota:

Township 63 north, range 2 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 5 to 8, inclusive.

Township 63 north, range 3 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 1 to 12, inclusive.

Township 63 north, ranges 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 west, fourth principal

meridian, entire townships.

Township 63 north, range 9 west, fourth principal meridian, south

half section 19 and sections 20 to 36, inclusive.

Township 63 north, range 13 west, fourth principal meridian,

section 6.

Township 63 north, range 14 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 1 to 12, inclusive, and 14 to 22, inclusive.

Township 63 north, range 15 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 1 to 24, inclusive.

Township 63 north, range 16 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 1 to 3 inclusive, 10 to 15, inclusive, and 22 to 24,

inclusive.

Township 64 north, range 3 east, fourth principal meridian, south

half section 7.

Township 64 north, range 2 east, fourth principal meridian,

sections 1 to 12, inclusive.

Township 64 north, range 1 east, fourth principal meridian,

sections 1 to 4, inclusive, south half section 7, sections 8 to 12,

inclusive, 15 to 17, inclusive, and east half section 18.

Township 64 north, range 1 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 17 to 20, inclusive, and 29 to 32, inclusive.

Township 64 north, range 2 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 7 to 11, inclusive, and 13 to 36, inclusive.

Township 64 north, range 3 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 7 to 36, inclusive.

Township 64 north, range 4 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 6, 7, and 10 to 36, inclusive.

Township 64 north, ranges 5, 6, 7, and 8 west, fourth principal

meridian, entire townships.

Township 64 north, range 9 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 1 to 24, inclusive.

Township 64 north, range 10 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 1 to 18, inclusive.

Township 64 north, range 11 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 1 to 4, inclusive, and 9 to 16, inclusive.

Township 64 north, range 13 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 5 to 8, inclusive, 15 to 22, inclusive, and 28 to 32,

inclusive.

Township 64 north, range 14 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 6 to 36, inclusive.

Township 64 north, range 15 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 1 to 3, inclusive, and 10 to 36, inclusive.

Township 64 north, range 16 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 22 to 27, inclusive, and 34 to 36, inclusive.

Township 65 north, range 2 east, fourth principal meridian,

entire township.

Township 65 north, range 1 east, fourth principal meridian,

sections 19 to 30, inclusive, and 33 to 36, inclusive.

Township 65 north, range 1 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 19 to 30, inclusive.

Township 65 north, range 4 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 1 to 3, inclusive, 10 to 14, inclusive, and 31.

Township 65 north, range 5 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 6, 7, and 18 to 36, inclusive.

Township 65 north, ranges 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 west, fourth

principal meridian, entire townships.

Township 65 north, range 12 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 1 to 17, inclusive, 20 to 27, inclusive, and 34 to 36,

inclusive.

Township 65 north, range 13 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 1 to 3, inclusive, and 10 to 12, inclusive.

Township 65 north, range 14 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 18, 19, 30, and 31.

Township 65 north, range 15 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 13, 14, 23 to 26, inclusive, 35 to 36.

Township 66 north, range 4 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 3, 9, 16, 21, 22, 26 to 28, inclusive, and 33 to 36,

inclusive.

Township 66 north, range 5 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 2, 8, 9, 16 to 20, inclusive, 30 and 31.

Township 66 north, range 6 west, fourth principal meridian,

entire township.

Township 66 north, ranges 11, 12, and 13 west, fourth principal

meridian, entire townships.

Township 66 north, range 14 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 1 to 28, inclusive, and 33 to 36, inclusive.

Township 66 north, range 15 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 1 to 17, inclusive, and 20 to 24, inclusive.

Township 66 north, range 16 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 1 to 5, inclusive, and 9 to 12, inclusive.

Township 67 north, ranges 13, 14, and 15 west, fourth principal

meridian, entire townships.

Township 67 north, range 16 west, fourth principal meridian,

sections 6 to 8, inclusive, 16 to 18, inclusive, 20, 21, 28, 29,

and 32 to 34, inclusive.

Township 67 north, range 17 west, fourth principal meridian,

those portions of sections 1, 12, and 13 east of Crane Lake.

Township 68 north, ranges 13, 14, 15, and 16 west, fourth

principal meridian, entire townships.

Township 68 north, range 17 west, fourth principal meridian, that

portion of section 36 east of Crane Lake.

-SOURCE-

(June 22, 1948, ch. 593, Sec. 2, 62 Stat. 568.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 577c, 577d-1, 577g, 577h,

1133 of this title; title 31 section 6901.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 577d-1 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 577d-1. Extension to other sections of land

-STATUTE-

Except as hereinafter provided, the provisions of sections 577c,

577d, 577e to 577h of this title, are extended and made applicable

to the following described lands:

Township 61 north, range 6 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 5 to 8, inclusive; west half section 4; west half section

9.

Township 61 north, range 7 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 1 to 12, inclusive.

Township 61 north, range 8 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 3 to 8, inclusive.

Township 61 north, range 9 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 1 to 12, inclusive.

Township 61 north, range 10 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 1, 2, 11, and 12.

Township 62 north, range 3 west, fourth principal meridian: West

half of section 3; sections 4 to 9, inclusive.

Township 62 north, range 4 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 1 to 6, inclusive; sections 8 to 15, inclusive.

Township 62 north, range 5 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 1 to 24, inclusive.

Township 62 north, range 6 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 1 to 20, inclusive; north half section 21; sections 22 to

24, inclusive; sections 29 to 32, inclusive.

Township 62 north, range 7 west, fourth principal meridian:

Entire township.

Township 62 north, range 8 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 1 to 34, inclusive; north half section 35; north half

section 36.

Township 62 north, range 9 west, fourth principal meridian:

Entire township.

Township 62 north, range 10 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 1 to 6 inclusive; sections 8 to 17, inclusive; sections 21

to 28, inclusive; sections 33 to 36, inclusive.

Township 62 north, range 11 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 1 and 2.

Township 63 north, range 1 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 4 to 9, inclusive; sections 16 to 21, inclusive.

Township 63 north, range 2 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 1 to 4, inclusive; sections 9 to 16, inclusive; north half

of section 17; north half of section 18; sections 21 to 24,

inclusive.

Township 63 north, range 3 west, fourth principal meridian: North

half section 13; north half section 14; north half, southwest

quarter section 15; sections 16 to 21, inclusive; west half section

22; west half section 27; sections 28 to 33, inclusive; west half

section 34.

Township 63 north, range 9 west, fourth principal meridian: Lot 3

section 15; lots 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12 section 16; lots 6 and 7

section 19.

Township 63 north, range 10 west, fourth principal meridian:

Section 6, north half section 7; lots 7 and 8 section 24; northeast

quarter, lots 1, 3 and 4, southwest quarter southwest quarter, east

half southwest quarter, southeast quarter section 25; lots 5, 6, 7,

8, 9, 10, southeast quarter southeast quarter section 26; lots 3 to

6, inclusive, lot 8, southwest quarter, southwest quarter southeast

quarter section 27; lots 5 to 8, inclusive, south half section 28;

lots 5 to 8, inclusive, south half section 29; lots 10 to 14,

inclusive, southeast quarter southeast quarter section 30; sections

31 to 36, inclusive.

Township 63 north, range 11 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 1 to 4, inclusive; north half of sections 9 to 12,

inclusive; lots 9 to 12, inclusive, section 25; lots 5 and 6,

section 26; section 35 except lot 3; section 36.

Township 63 north, range 13 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 5, 7, and 18.

Township 63 north, range 14 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 12, 23, and 24.

Township 64 north, range 1 east, fourth principal meridian: Lot

15, section 5.

Township 64 north, range 1 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 21, 22, 27, 28, 33, and 34.

Township 64 north, range 2 west, fourth principal meridian: South

half of sections 3 to 6, inclusive.

Township 64 north, range 3 west, fourth principal meridian: South

half of sections 1 to 4, inclusive; sections 5 and 6.

Township 64 north, range 4 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 1 to 5, inclusive; sections 8 and 9.

Township 64 north, range 9 west, fourth principal meridian: North

half of sections 25 to 30, inclusive.

Township 64 north, range 10 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 19 to 24, inclusive; north half of sections 25, 26, and

27; sections 28 to 33, inclusive.

Township 64 north, range 11 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 8, 17, 21 to 28, inclusive; sections 33 to 36, inclusive.

Township 64 north, range 13 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 14 and 23; north half northwest quarter, southwest quarter

northwest quarter section 26; section 27.

Township 65 north, range 3 west, fourth principal meridian:

Section 18.

Township 65 north, range 4 west, fourth principal meridian: South

half section 6; sections 7, 18, 19, and 30.

Township 65 north, range 5 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 1 to 5, inclusive; sections 8 to 17, inclusive.

Township 65 north, range 12 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 18, 19, 28, 29, 30, 32, and 33.

Township 65 north, range 13 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 4 to 9, inclusive; sections 13, 14, 16, 17, and 24.

Township 65 north, range 14 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 1 to 3, inclusive.

Township 66 north, range 4 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 4 to 8, inclusive; sections 17 to 20, inclusive.

Township 66 north, range 5 west, fourth principal meridian:

Section 1; sections 3 to 7, inclusive; sections 10 to 15,

inclusive; sections 21 to 29, inclusive; sections 32 to 35,

inclusive; west half section 36.

Township 66 north, range 14 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 29 and 30.

Township 66 north, range 15 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 18 and 19; sections 25 to 30, inclusive.

Township 66 north, range 16 west, fourth principal meridian:

Sections 13, 24, and 25.

Township 67 north, range 4 west, fourth principal meridian:

Entire township.

-SOURCE-

(June 22, 1956, ch. 425, Sec. 1, 70 Stat. 326.)

-MISC1-

SHORT TITLE

The act of June 22, 1956, ch. 425, 70 Stat. 326, as amended,

which is classified to sections 577d-1, 577g-1 and 577h of this

title, is popularly known as the ''Humphrey-Thye-Blatnik-Andresen

Act''.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 577g-1 of this title;

title 31 section 6901.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 577e 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 577e. Approval by National Forest Reservation Commission for

acquisition of additional lands

-STATUTE-

Lands shall be acquired by purchase or condemnation under the

supplemental authority granted in section 577c of this title only

with prior approval of the National Forest Reservation Commission

created by section 4 of the Act approved March 1, 1911, as amended,

and lands so acquired shall become parts of the Superior National

Forest and be subject to the provisions of said Act, as amended,

and of such other laws as apply to land acquired under the

provisions of said Act, as amended, except as hereinafter provided.

-SOURCE-

(June 22, 1948, ch. 593, Sec. 3, 62 Stat. 570.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The National Forest Reservation Commission, referred to in text,

was created by section 4 of act Mar. 1, 1911 (16 U.S.C. 513).

Section 4 of the 1911 Act was repealed, and all functions of the

National Forest Reservation Commission were transferred to the

Secretary of Agriculture, by section 17(a)(1) of Pub. L. 94-588,

Oct. 22, 1976, 90 Stat. 2961.

Said Act, referred to in text, means act Mar. 1, 1911, ch. 186,

36 Stat. 961, as amended, popularly known as the Weeks Law, which

is classified to sections 480, 500, 513 to 519, 521, 552, and 563

of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the

Code, see Short Title note set out under section 552 of this title

and Tables.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 577d-1, 577h, 1133 of

this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 577f 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 577f. Exchange of lands

-STATUTE-

Upon finding and determination by the Secretary of Agriculture

that the public purposes and objectives explicit and implicit in

sections 577 to 577b of this title, more effectively can be

accomplished by exchanging lands of the United States situated

within the boundaries described in said sections for other lands in

State, county, or private ownership situated within the said

boundaries which are more suitable for public ownership,

management, and use, for the purposes contemplated by said

sections, such lands of the United States shall be subject to

exchange under the provisions of sections 485 and 486 of this

title, or the provisions of section 516 of this title.

-SOURCE-

(June 22, 1948, ch. 593, Sec. 4, 62 Stat. 570.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 577d-1, 577h, 1133 of

this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 577g 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 577g. Payment for additional lands acquired in northern

Minnesota

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of the Treasury, upon the certification of the

Secretary of Agriculture, shall pay to the State of Minnesota, at

the close of each fiscal year from any national-forest receipts not

otherwise appropriated a sum of money equivalent to three-quarters

of 1 per centum of the fair appraised value of such national-forest

lands as may be situated within the area described in section 577d

of this title at the end of each fiscal year; and the payments made

hereunder shall be distributed to each of the three aforesaid

counties in conformity with the fair appraised value of such

national-forest lands in each county: Provided, That the fair

appraised value of the lands shall be determined by the Secretary

of Agriculture at ten-year intervals and his determination shall be

conclusive and final: Provided further, That the first payment to

the State of Minnesota under the provisions of this section shall

not be due until the close of the first full fiscal year after June

22, 1948: And provided further, That the provisions of section 500

of this title, shall not be applicable to the national-forest lands

to which this section applies.

-SOURCE-

(June 22, 1948, ch. 593, Sec. 5, 62 Stat. 570.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section, as amended by act June 22, 1956, ch. 425, Sec. 2, 70

Stat. 328, is set out as section 577g-1 of this title.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 577d-1, 577h, 1133 of

this title; title 31 section 6903.

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16 USC Sec. 577g-1 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 577g-1. Payment to State of Minnesota for extension to other

sections of land

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of the Treasury, upon the certification of the

Secretary of Agriculture, shall pay to the State of Minnesota, at

the close of each fiscal year from any national-forest receipts not

otherwise appropriated a sum of money equivalent to three-quarters

of 1 per centum of the fair appraised value of such national-forest

lands as may be situated within the area described in section

577d-1 of this title at the end of each fiscal year; and the

payments made hereunder shall be distributed to each of the three

aforesaid counties in conformity with the fair appraised value of

such national-forest lands in each county: Provided, That the fair

appraised value of the lands shall be determined by the Secretary

of Agriculture at ten-year intervals and his determination shall be

conclusive and final: Provided further, That the first payment to

the State of Minnesota under the provisions of this section shall

be due at the close of the fiscal year 1959: And provided further,

That the provisions of section 500 of this title, shall not be

applicable to the national-forest lands to which this section

applies.

-SOURCE-

(June 22, 1948, ch. 593, Sec. 5, 62 Stat. 570; June 22, 1956, ch.

425, Sec. 2, 70 Stat. 328.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section 5 of act June 22, 1948, as it read prior to amendment by

act June 22, 1956, is set out as section 577g of this title.

-MISC3-

AMENDMENTS

1956 - Act June 22, 1956, amended section with respect to the

lands described in section 577d-1 by revising the proviso to fix

the due date of the first payment to Minnesota as of the close of

the fiscal year 1959. For payment for lands described in section

577d, see section 577g of this title.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 577d-1, 577h, 1133 of

this title; title 31 section 6903.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 577h 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 577h. Authorization of appropriations; limitation on amount

for purchase of additional lands, water or interests therein;

availability of other funds; annual report to Congress

-STATUTE-

(a) Appropriations authorized; purposes

There are authorized to be appropriated annually such sums as are

necessary to implement sections 577c, 577d, and 577e to 577h of

this title: Provided, That the total appropriations under the

authority of said sections shall not exceed $9,000,000 for the

purchase and condemnation of lands, water, or interests therein,

and that funds made available through the provisions of the Land

and Water Conservation Fund Act (78 Stat. 897), as amended (16

U.S.C. 460l-4 et seq.), may also be used for such acquisitions:

Provided further, That such appropriations may be used for the

payment of court judgments in condemnation actions brought under

authority of sections 577c, 577d, and 577e to 577h of this title

without regard to the date such actions were initially instituted.

(b) Reports on acquisitions

Not later than March 1 of each year 1977 through 1980, the

Secretary of Agriculture shall submit to the Congress a report

concerning the acquisition of lands or interests in lands under

sections 577c, 577d, and 577e to 577h of this title. The final

report of the Secretary shall specify whether additional

authorizations or appropriations are necessary to carry out the

purposes of said sections.

-SOURCE-

(June 22, 1948, ch. 593, Sec. 6, 62 Stat. 570; June 22, 1956, ch.

425, Sec. 3, 70 Stat. 328; Pub. L. 87-351, Oct. 4, 1961, 75 Stat.

772; Pub. L. 94-384, Aug. 13, 1976, 90 Stat. 1123.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, referred to in

subsec. (a), is Pub. L. 88-578, Sept. 3, 1964, 78 Stat. 897, as

amended, which is classified generally to part B (Sec. 460l-4 et

seq.) of subchapter LXIX of chapter 1 of this title. For complete

classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set

out under section 460l-4 of this title and Tables.

-MISC2-

AMENDMENTS

1976 - Pub. L. 94-384 designated existing provisions as subsec.

(a), substituted ''implement'' for ''carry out the provisions of'',

''$9,000,000'' for ''$4,500,000'', and ''lands, water, or interests

therein'' for ''land'', struck out ''however'' after ''Provided'',

inserted provision relating to the availability of funds under the

Land and Water Conservation Fund Act and provision relating to the

availability of appropriations for payment of court judgements in

condemnation actions regardless of the date of institution of such

action, and added subsec. (b).

1961 - Pub. L. 87-351 increased appropriation for purchase and

condemnation of land from $2,500,000 to $4,500,000.

1956 - Act June 22, 1956, increased appropriation for purchase

and condemnation of land from $500,000 to $2,500,000.

AVAILABILITY OF APPROPRIATIONS

Pub. L. 87-351 provided in part that: ''Funds appropriated to

carry out the purposes of the Act (sections 577c, 577d and 577e to

577h of this title) shall remain available until expended.''

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 577d-1, 1133 of this

title.

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16 USC Sec. 578 to 579 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 578 to 579. Omitted

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section 578, act June 25, 1940, ch. 421, 54 Stat. 546, which

authorized rental of Forest Service equipment to other Federal

agencies, was from the Department of Agriculture Appropriation Act,

1941, and was not repeated in subsequent appropriation acts.

Similar provisions appeared in the Department of Agriculture

Appropriation Act, 1940, approved June 30, 1939, ch. 253, title I,

53 Stat. 955.

Section 578a, acts July 1, 1941, ch. 267, 55 Stat. 422; July 22,

1942, ch. 516, 56 Stat. 679; July 12, 1943, ch. 215, 57 Stat. 411;

June 28, 1944, ch. 296, 58 Stat. 443, related to rental of foreign

service equipment to non-Federal agencies, and is now covered by

section 580 of this title.

Section 579, act June 29, 1954, ch. 409, title I, 68 Stat. 307,

which authorized the purchase of improvements in lieu of

construction, was from the Department of the Interior and Related

Agencies Appropriations Act, 1955, and was not repeated in

subsequent appropriation acts. Similar provisions were contained

in following prior appropriation acts:

July 28, 1953, ch. 251, title I, 67 Stat. 212.

July 5, 1952, ch. 574, title I, 66 Stat. 342.

Aug. 31, 1951, ch. 374, title I, 65 Stat. 232.

Sept. 6, 1950, ch. 896, Ch. VI, title I, 64 Stat. 666.

June 29, 1949, ch. 280, title I, 63 Stat. 337.

June 19, 1948, ch. 543, 62 Stat. 521.

July 30, 1947, ch. 356, title I, 61 Stat. 523.

June 22, 1946, ch. 445, 60 Stat. 283.

May 5, 1945, ch. 109, 59 Stat. 150.

June 28, 1944, ch. 296, 58 Stat. 444.

July 12, 1943, ch. 215, 57 Stat. 412.

July 22, 1942, ch. 516, 56 Stat. 680.

July 1, 1941, ch. 267, 55 Stat. 422.

June 25, 1940, ch. 421, 54 Stat. 546.

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16 USC Sec. 579a 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 579a. Operation of aerial facilities and services

-STATUTE-

The Forest Service by contract or otherwise may provide for

procurement and operation of aerial facilities and services for the

protection and management of the national forests and other lands

administered by it, including the furnishing, at the airbase, of

facilities, equipment, materials and the preparation, mixing and

loading into aircraft, with authority to renew any contract for

such purpose annually, not more than twice, without additional

advertising.

-SOURCE-

(Sept. 21, 1944, ch. 412, title II, Sec. 205, 58 Stat. 736; Apr.

24, 1950, ch. 97, Sec. 4, 64 Stat. 83; Pub. L. 91-435, Oct. 6,

1970, 84 Stat. 888.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was enacted as a part of the Department of Agriculture

Organic Act of 1944.

-MISC3-

AMENDMENTS

1970 - Pub. L. 91-435 authorized the Forest Service to extend

aerial facilities and services for the protection and management of

other lands administered by the Service and to procure, at the

airbase, facilities, equipment, materials and the preparation,

mixing and loading into aircraft.

1950 - Act Apr. 24, 1950, amended section to provide for aerial

facilities and services for the protection and management of our

national forests.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 580k of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 579b 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 579b. Working capital fund; establishment; availability;

transfer; capitalization; advance payments credited

-STATUTE-

There is established a working capital fund which shall be

available without fiscal year limitation for expenses necessary,

including the purchase or construction of buildings and

improvements within the limitations thereon set forth in the

appropriations for the Forest Service, for furnishing supply and

equipment services in support of programs of the Forest Service.

The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to transfer to the fund,

without reimbursement, and to capitalize in the fund at fair and

reasonable values, such receivables, inventories, equipment, and

other assets as he may determine, and assume the liabilities in

connection with such assets: Provided, That the fund shall be

credited with advance payments in connection with firm orders and

reimbursements from appropriations and funds of the Forest Service,

other departmental and Federal agencies, and from other sources, as

authorized by law, at rates approximately equal to the cost of

furnishing the facilities and service.

-SOURCE-

(Aug. 3, 1956, ch. 950, Sec. 13, 70 Stat. 1034; Pub. L. 87-869,

Sec. 10, Oct. 23, 1962, 76 Stat. 1157.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1962 - Pub. L. 87-869 struck out the $25,000,000 limitation on

amount of capitalization in Forest Service working capital fund.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 579c 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 579c. Availability of funds received from forfeitures,

judgments, compromises, or settlements

-STATUTE-

Any moneys received by the United States with respect to lands

under the administration of the Forest Service (1) as a result of

the forfeiture of a bond or deposit by a permittee or timber

purchaser for failure to complete performance of improvement,

protection, or rehabilitation work required under the permit or

timber sale contract or (2) as a result of a judgment, compromise,

or settlement of any claim, involving present or potential damage

to lands or improvements, shall be covered into the Treasury and

are hereby appropriated and made available until expended to cover

the cost to the United States of any improvement, protection, or

rehabilitation work on lands under the administration of the Forest

Service rendered necessary by the action which led to the

forfeiture, judgment, compromise, or settlement: Provided, That any

portion of the moneys so received in excess of the amount expended

in performing the work necessitated by the action which led to

their receipt shall be transferred to miscellaneous receipts.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 85-464, Sec. 7, June 20, 1958, 72 Stat. 217.)

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 579d 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 579d. Indirect expenditures; future budget justifications

-STATUTE-

The Forest Service shall implement and adhere to the definitions

of indirect expenditures established pursuant to Public Law 105-277

on a nationwide basis without flexibility for modification by any

organizational level except the Washington Office, and when changed

by the Washington Office, such changes in definition shall be

reported in budget requests submitted by the Forest Service:

Provided further, That the Forest Service shall provide in all

future budget justifications, planned indirect expenditures in

accordance with the definitions, summarized and displayed to the

Regional, Station, Area, and detached unit office level. The

justification shall display the estimated source and amount of

indirect expenditures, by expanded budget line item, of funds in

the agency's annual budget justification. The display shall

include appropriated funds and the Knutson-Vandenberg, Brush

Disposal, Cooperative Work-Other, and Salvage Sale funds. Changes

between estimated and actual indirect expenditures shall be

reported in subsequent budget justifications.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 107-63, title II, Nov. 5, 2001, 115 Stat. 452.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

Public Law 105-277, referred to in text, is Pub. L. 105-277, Oct.

21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681, known as the Omnibus Consolidated and

Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999. For complete

classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

-MISC2-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to this section were contained in the

following prior appropriation acts:

Pub. L. 106-291, title II, Oct. 11, 2000, 114 Stat. 973.

Pub. L. 106-113, div. B, Sec. 1000(a)(3) (title II), Nov. 29,

1999, 113 Stat. 1535, 1501A-178.

DEFINITIONS OF INDIRECT EXPENDITURES

Pub. L. 105-277, div. A, Sec. 101(e) (title II), Oct. 21, 1998,

112 Stat. 2681-231, 2681-274, provided in part: ''That not later

than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act (Oct. 21,

1998), the Forest Service shall provide, to the Committees on

Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate, proposed

definitions, which are consistent with Federal Accounting Standards

Advisory Board standards, to be used with the fiscal year 2000

budget, for indirect expenditures: Provided further, That the

Forest Service shall implement and adhere to the definitions on a

nationwide basis without flexibility for modification by any

organizational level except the Washington Office, and when changed

by the Washington Office, such changes in definition shall be

reported in budget requests submitted by the Forest Service:

Provided further, That the Forest Service shall provide in the

fiscal year 2000 budget justification, planned indirect

expenditures in accordance with the definitions, summarized and

displayed to the Regional, Station, Area, and detached unit office

level. The justification shall display the estimated source and

amount of indirect expenditures, by expanded budget line item, of

funds in the agency's annual budget justification. The display

shall include appropriated funds and the Knutson-Vandenberg, Brush

Disposal, Cooperative Work-Other, and Salvage Sale funds. Changes

between estimated and actual indirect expenditures shall be

reported in subsequent budget justifications''.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 580 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580. Use of Forest Service appropriations for repair, etc. of

equipment; rental of fire control equipment to non-Federal

agencies

-STATUTE-

Appropriations for the work of the Forest Service available for

the operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of motor and

other equipment may be reimbursed for use of such equipment on

projects of the Forest Service chargeable to other appropriations,

or on work of other Federal agencies, when requested by such

agencies, reimbursement to be made from appropriations applicable

to the work on which used at rental rates fixed by the Chief

Forester based on the actual or estimated cost of operation,

repair, maintenance, depreciation, and equipment management

control, and credited to appropriations currently available at the

time adjustment is effected. The Forest Service may also rent

equipment for fire-control purposes to State, county, private, or

other non-Federal agencies cooperating with the Forest Service in

fire control under the terms of written cooperative agreements, the

amount collected for such rental to be credited to appropriations

currently available at the time payment is received.

-SOURCE-

(Sept. 21, 1944, ch. 412, title II, Sec. 204, 58 Stat. 736.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was enacted as a part of the Department of Agriculture

Organic Act of 1944.

-MISC3-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in the

following Department of Agriculture Appropriation Acts:

June 28, 1944, ch. 296, 58 Stat. 443.

July 12, 1943, ch. 215, 57 Stat. 411.

July 22, 1942, ch. 516, 56 Stat. 679.

July 1, 1941, ch. 267, 55 Stat. 421.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 580a 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580a. Sale and distribution of supplies, equipment, and

materials to other Government activities and to cooperating

State and private agencies; reimbursement

-STATUTE-

The Forest Service may sell and distribute supplies, equipment,

and materials to other Government activities and to State and

private agencies who cooperate with the Forest Service in fire

control under terms of written cooperative agreements, the cost of

such supplies, equipment, and materials, including the cost of

supervision, transportation, warehousing, and handling, to be

reimbursed to appropriations current at the time additional

supplies, equipment, and materials are procured for warehouse

stocks.

-SOURCE-

(Sept. 21, 1944, ch. 412, title II, Sec. 203, 58 Stat. 736.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was enacted as a part of the Department of Agriculture

Organic Act of 1944.

-MISC3-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in the

following Department of Agriculture Appropriation Acts:

June 28, 1944, ch. 296, 58 Stat. 443.

July 12, 1943, ch. 215, 57 Stat. 411.

July 22, 1942, ch. 516, 56 Stat. 679.

July 1, 1941, ch. 267, 55 Stat. 421.

June 25, 1940, ch. 421, 54 Stat. 546.

June 30, 1939, ch. 253, 53 Stat. 955.

June 16, 1938, ch. 464, 52 Stat. 726.

June 29, 1937, ch. 404, 50 Stat. 411.

June 4, 1936, ch. 489, title I, 49 Stat. 1436.

May 17, 1935, ch. 131, title I, 49 Stat. 261.

Mar. 26, 1934, ch. 89, title I, 48 Stat. 481.

Mar. 3, 1933, ch. 203, 47 Stat. 1447.

July 7, 1932, ch. 443, 47 Stat. 625.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in title 40 section 525.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 580b 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580b. Forest Service telephone lines; correction of inductive

interference

-STATUTE-

Appropriations for the Forest Service shall be available

hereafter for the correction of inductive interference on Forest

Service telephone lines caused by transmission lines constructed by

organizations financed by loans from the Rural Electrification

Administration.

-SOURCE-

(June 29, 1949, ch. 280, title I, 63 Stat. 338.)

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 580c 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580c. Purchases of experimental materials, special devices,

test models, etc.

-STATUTE-

The provisions of section 5 of title 41 shall not apply to

purchases by the Forest Service of (1) materials to be tested or

upon which experiments are to be made or (2) special devices, test

models, or parts thereof, to be used (a) for experimentation to

determine their suitability for or adaptability to accomplishment

of the work for which designed or (b) in the designing or

developing of new equipment: Provided, That not to exceed $50,000

may be expended in any one fiscal year pursuant to this authority

and not to exceed $10,000 on any one item or purchase.

-SOURCE-

(Apr. 24, 1950, ch. 97, Sec. 3, 64 Stat. 83.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 580k of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 580d 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580d. Use of Forest Service structures or improvements and

land by public and private agencies, etc.; terms

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture, under such regulations as he may

prescribe and at rates and for periods not exceeding thirty years

as determined by him, is authorized to permit the use by public and

private agencies, corporations, firms, associations, or

individuals, of structures or improvements under the administrative

control of the Forest Service and land used in connection

therewith: Provided, That as all or a part of the consideration for

permits issued under this section, the Secretary may require the

permittees at their expense to renovate, recondition, improve, and

maintain the structures and land to a satisfactory standard.

-SOURCE-

(Apr. 24, 1950, ch. 97, Sec. 7, 64 Stat. 84; Pub. L. 105-277, div.

A, Sec. 101(e) (title III, Sec. 346), Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat.

2681-231, 2681-298.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1998 - Pub. L. 105-277, which directed the substitution of

''renovate, recondition, improve, and maintain'' for ''recondition

and maintain,'', was executed by making the substitution for

language which did not include a comma after ''maintain'' to

reflect the probable intent of Congress.

CONVEYANCE OF EXCESS FOREST SERVICE STRUCTURES

Pub. L. 107-63, title III, Sec. 329, Nov. 5, 2001, 115 Stat. 471,

provided that:

''(a) Pilot Program Authorizing Conveyance of Excess Forest

Service Structures. - The Secretary of Agriculture may convey, by

sale or exchange, any or all right, title, and interest of the

United States in and to excess buildings and other structures

located on National Forest System lands and under the jurisdiction

of the Forest Service. The conveyance may include the land on which

the building or other structure is located and such other land

immediately adjacent to the building or structure as the Secretary

considers necessary.

''(b) Limitation. - Conveyances on not more than 10 sites may be

made under the authority of this section, and the Secretary of

Agriculture shall obtain the concurrence of the Committee on

Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Committee on

Appropriations of the Senate in advance of each conveyance.

''(c) Use of Proceeds. - The proceeds derived from the sale of a

building or other structure under this section shall be retained by

the Secretary of Agriculture and shall be available to the

Secretary, without further appropriation until expended, for

maintenance and rehabilitation activities within the Forest Service

Region in which the building or structure is located.

''(d) Duration of Authority. - The authority provided by this

section expires on September 30, 2005.''

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 580k of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 580e 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580e. Services furnished persons attending Forest Service

demonstrations and users of national forest resources and

recreational facilities; rate of charges; disposition of moneys

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to furnish persons

attending Forest Service demonstrations, and users of national

forest resources and recreational facilities, with meals, lodging,

bedding, fuel, and other services, where such facilities are not

otherwise available, at rates approximating but not less than the

actual or estimated cost thereof and to deposit all moneys received

therefor to the credit of the appropriation from which the cost

thereof is paid, or a similar appropriation current at the time the

moneys are received: Provided, That such receipts obtained in

excess of $10,000 in any one fiscal year shall be deposited in the

Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.

-SOURCE-

(Apr. 24, 1950, ch. 97, Sec. 8, 64 Stat. 84.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 580k of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 580f 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580f. Telephones for official use in private residences

-STATUTE-

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 1348 of title 31,

appropriations for the protection and management of the national

forests and other lands administered by the Forest Service shall be

available to pay for telephone service installed in residences of

employees and of persons cooperating with the Forest Service who

reside within or near such lands when such installation is

determined by the Secretary of Agriculture to be needed in

protecting such lands: Provided, That in addition to the monthly

local service charge, the Government may pay only such tolls or

other charges as are required strictly for the public business.

-SOURCE-

(Apr. 24, 1950, ch. 97, Sec. 10, 64 Stat. 85; Pub. L. 85-464, Sec.

6, June 20, 1958, 72 Stat. 217.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

''Section 1348 of title 31'' substituted in text for ''section 7

of the Act of August 23, 1912, as amended (31 U.S.C. 679)'' on

authority of Pub. L. 97-258, Sec. 4(b), Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat.

1067, the first section of which enacted Title 31, Money and

Finance.

-MISC3-

AMENDMENTS

1958 - Pub. L. 85-464 inserted ''and other lands administered by

the Forest Service'' after ''forests'', and substituted

''residences of employees'' for ''residences of seasonal

employees'', and ''such lands'' for ''the national forests'' in two

places.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 580k of this title.

-CITE-

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580g. Seeding leased range land; conditions and limitations

-STATUTE-

Whenever such action is deemed to be in the public interest, the

Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to pay from any

appropriation available for the protection and management of the

national forests all or any part of the cost of leasing, seeding,

and protective fencing of public range land (other than national

forest land) and privately owned land intermingled with or adjacent

to national forest or other land administered by the Forest

Service, if the use of the land to be seeded is controlled by the

Forest Service under a lease or agreement which in the judgment of

the Chief of the Forest Service gives the Forest Service control

over the land for a sufficient period to justify such expenditures:

Provided, That payment may not be made under authority of this

section for the seeding of more than one thousand acres in any one

private ownership: Provided further, That payment may not be made

under authority of this section for the seeding of more than

twenty-five thousand acres in any one fiscal year: Provided

further, That the period of any lease under this authority may not

exceed twenty years.

-SOURCE-

(Apr. 24, 1950, ch. 97, Sec. 11, 64 Stat. 85.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 580k of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 580h 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580h. Range improvements from appropriated funds

-STATUTE-

Of the moneys received from grazing fees by the Treasury from

each national forest during each fiscal year there shall be

available at the end thereof when appropriated by Congress an

amount equivalent to 2 cents per animal-month for sheep and goats

and 10 cents per animal-month for other kinds of livestock under

permit on such national forest during the calendar year in which

the fiscal year begins, which appropriated amount shall be

available until expended on such national forest, under such

regulations as the Secretary of Agriculture may prescribe, for (1)

artificial revegetation, including the collection or purchase of

necessary seed; (2) construction and maintenance of drift or

division fences and stock-watering places, bridges, corrals,

driveways, or other necessary range improvements; (3) control of

range-destroying rodents; or (4) eradication of poisonous plants

and noxious weeds, in order to protect or improve the future

productivity of the range.

-SOURCE-

(Apr. 24, 1950, ch. 97, Sec. 12, 64 Stat. 85.)

-MISC1-

SAVINGS PROVISION

Provisions of Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976,

Pub. L. 94-579, Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2743, not to be construed

as affecting the distribution of livestock grazing revenues to

local governments under this section, see section 701(j) of Pub. L.

94-579, set out as a note under section 1701 of Title 43, Public

Lands.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 580k of this title.

-CITE-

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-EXPCITE-

TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580i. Acquisition of winter range, land, and helicopter

landing site

-STATUTE-

There are authorized to be appropriated -

(a) such sums as may be necessary for the acquisition of

parcels of land and interests in land in Sanders County, Montana,

needed by the Forest Service to provide winter range for its

saddle, pack, and draft animals;

(b) not to exceed $50,000 for the acquisition of additional

land adjacent to the present site of the Forest Products

Laboratory at Madison, Wisconsin; and

(c) not to exceed $25,000 for the acquisition of one helicopter

landing site in southern California.

Land acquired under this section may be subject to such

reservations and outstanding interests as the Secretary of

Agriculture determines will not interfere with the purpose for

which acquired.

-SOURCE-

(Apr. 24, 1950, ch. 97, Sec. 14, 64 Stat. 86.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 580k of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 580j 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580j. Injury benefits for temporary employees

-STATUTE-

Appropriations of the Forest Service chargeable with salaries and

wages shall be available for payment to temporary employees of the

Forest Service for loss of time due to injury in official work at

rates not in excess of those provided by subchapter I of chapter 81

of title 5, when the injured person is in need of immediate

financial assistance to avoid hardship: Provided, That such payment

shall not be made for a period in excess of fifteen days and the

Secretary of Labor shall be notified promptly of the amount so

paid, which amount shall be deducted from the amount, if any,

otherwise payable by the Secretary of Labor to the employee on

account of the injury, the amount so deducted by the Secretary of

Labor to be paid to the Forest Service for deposit to the credit of

the Forest Service appropriation from which the expenditure was

made: Provided further, That when any person assisting in the

suppression of forest fires or in other emergency work under the

direction of the Forest Service, without compensation from the

United States, pursuant to the terms of a contract, agreement, or

permit, is injured in such work, the Forest Service may furnish

hospitalization and other medical care, subsistence, and lodging

for a period of not to exceed fifteen days during such disability,

the cost thereof to be payable from the appropriation applicable to

the work upon which the injury occurred, except that this proviso

shall not apply when such person is within the purview of a State

or other compensation act: Provided further, That determination by

the Forest Service that payment is allowable under this section

shall be final as to payments made hereunder, but such

determination or payments with respect to employees shall not

prevent the Secretary of Labor from denying further payments should

the Secretary of Labor determine that compensation is not properly

allowable under the provisions of subchapter I of chapter 81 of

title 5.

-SOURCE-

(Apr. 24, 1950, ch. 97, Sec. 16, 64 Stat. 86.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

''Subchapter I of chapter 81 of title 5'' substituted in text for

references to the United States Employees' Compensation Act, on

authority of Pub. L. 89-554, Sec. 7(b), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat.

631, the first section of which enacted Title 5, Government

Organization and Employees.

-TRANS-

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

References to Secretary of Labor substituted in text for

references to the United States Employees' Compensation Commission.

United States Employees' Compensation Commission, created by

section 28 of act Sept. 7, 1916, ch. 458, 39 Stat. 748, abolished

and functions thereof transferred to Federal Security Agency to be

performed in such manner and under such rules and regulations as

Federal Security Administrator shall prescribe, by section 3 of

Reorg. Plan No. 2 of 1946. These functions subsequently transferred

to Department of Labor, to be administered under direction and

supervision of Secretary of Labor, by section 1 of Reorg. Plan No.

19, of 1950.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 580k of this title.

-CITE-

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-EXPCITE-

TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580k. Grazing advisory boards

-STATUTE-

(a) Composition; election meetings

(1) To provide national forest grazing permittees means for the

expression of their recommendations concerning the management and

administration of national forest grazing lands, a local advisory

board shall be constituted and elected as hereinafter provided for

each national forest or administrative subdivision thereof,

whenever a majority of the grazing permittees of such national

forest or administrative subdivision so petitions the Secretary of

Agriculture. Each elected local advisory board existing for such

purpose on April 24, 1950, and recognized as such by the Department

of Agriculture, shall continue to be the local advisory board for

the unit or area it represents, until replaced by a local advisory

board or boards constituted and elected as hereinafter provided.

(2) Each such local advisory board shall be constituted and

elected under rules and regulations, consistent herewith, now or

hereafter approved by the Secretary of Agriculture, and shall be

recognized by him as representing the grazing permittees of the

national forest or administrative subdivision thereof for which

such local advisory board has been constituted and elected.

(3) Each such local advisory board shall consist of not less than

three nor more than twelve members, who shall be national forest

grazing permittees in the area for which such board is constituted,

elected, and recognized. In addition, a wildlife representative

may be appointed as a member of each such board by the State game

commission, or the corresponding public body of the State in which

the advisory board is located, to advise on wildlife problems.

(4) Each such local advisory board shall meet at least once

annually, at a time to be fixed by such board, and at such other

time or times as its members may determine, or on the call of the

chairman thereof or of the Secretary of Agriculture or his

authorized representative.

(b) Advice and recommendations on matters within jurisdiction

Upon the request of any party affected thereby, the Secretary of

Agriculture, or his duly authorized representative, shall refer to

the appropriate local advisory board for its advice and

recommendations any matter pertaining to (1) the modification of

the terms, or the denial of a renewal of, or a reduction in, a

grazing permit, or (2) the establishment or modification of an

individual or community allotment. In the event the Secretary of

Agriculture, or his duly authorized representative, shall overrule,

disregard, or modify any such recommendations, he, or such

representative, shall furnish in writing to the local advisory

board his reasons for such action.

(c) Notification by Secretary of Agriculture of intention to issue

regulations; recommendations; written explanation of reasons

for overruling

(1) At least thirty days prior to the issuance by the Secretary

of Agriculture of any regulation under sections 490, 500, 504,

504a, 555, 557, 571c, 572, 579a, 580c to 580l, and 581 (FOOTNOTE 1)

of this title or otherwise, with respect to the administration of

grazing on national forest lands, or of amendments or additions to,

or modifications in, any such regulation, which in his judgment

would substantially modify existing policy with respect to grazing

in national forests, or which would materially affect preferences

of permittees in the area involved, the local advisory board for

each area that will be affected thereby shall be notified of the

intention to take such action. If as a result of this notice the

Secretary of Agriculture shall receive any recommendation

respecting the issuance of the proposed regulation and shall

overrule, disregard, or modify any such regulations, he or his

representative shall furnish in writing to the local advisory board

his reasons for such action.

(FOOTNOTE 1) See References in Text note below.

(2) Any such local advisory board may at any time recommend to

the Secretary of Agriculture, or his representative, the issuance

of regulations or instructions relating to the use of national

forest lands, seasons of use, grazing capacity of such lands, and

any other matters affecting the administration of grazing in the

area represented by such board.

-SOURCE-

(Apr. 24, 1950, ch. 97, Sec. 18, 64 Stat. 87.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

Section 581 of this title, referred to in subsec. (c)(1), was

repealed by Pub. L. 95-307, Sec. 8(a), June 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 356.

-MISC2-

TERMINATION OF ADVISORY BOARDS

Advisory boards in existence on Jan. 5, 1973, to terminate not

later than the expiration of the 2-year period following Jan. 5,

1973, unless, in the case of a board established by the President

or an officer of the Federal Government, such board is renewed by

appropriate action prior to the expiration of such 2-year period,

or in the case of a board established by the Congress, its duration

is otherwise provided for by law. See sections 3(2) and 14 of Pub.

L. 92-463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770, 776, set out in the Appendix

to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 580l 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580l. Permits for grazing livestock on national forests

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture in regulating grazing on the

national forests and other lands administered by him in connection

therewith is authorized, upon such terms and conditions as he may

deem proper, to issue permits for the grazing of livestock for

periods not exceeding ten years and renewals thereof: Provided,

That nothing herein shall be construed as limiting or restricting

any right, title, or interest of the United States in any land or

resources.

-SOURCE-

(Apr. 24, 1950, ch. 97, Sec. 19, 64 Stat. 88.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 580k of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 580m 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580m. Development of reservoir areas for future resources of

timber; Congressional declaration of policy

-STATUTE-

It is declared to be the policy of the United States to provide

that reservoir areas of projects for flood control, navigation,

hydroelectric power development, and other related purposes owned

in fee and under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Army and

the Chief of Engineers shall be developed and maintained so as to

encourage, promote, and assure fully adequate and dependable future

resources of readily available timber, through sustained yield

programs, reforestation, and accepted conservation practices, and

to increase the value of such areas for conservation, recreation,

and other beneficial uses: Provided, That such development and

management shall be accomplished to the extent practicable and

compatible with other uses of the project.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 86-717, Sec. 1, Sept. 6, 1960, 74 Stat. 817.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 580n of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 580n 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580n. Protection and development of forest or other vegetative

cover; establishment and maintenance of conservation measures;

coordination of programs and policies

-STATUTE-

In order to carry out the national policy declared in section

580m of this title, the Chief of Engineers, under the supervision

of the Secretary of the Army, shall provide for the protection and

development of forest or other vegetative cover and the

establishment and maintenance of other conservation measures on

reservoir areas under his jurisdiction, so as to yield the maximum

benefit and otherwise improve such areas. Programs and policies

developed pursuant to the preceding sentence shall be coordinated

with the Secretary of Agriculture, and with appropriate State

conservation agencies.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 86-717, Sec. 2, Sept. 6, 1960, 74 Stat. 817.)

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 580o 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580o. Forest Service appropriations

-STATUTE-

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there are hereby

authorized to be appropriated for the necessary expenses of the

Forest Service for carrying out the programs for Forest Research,

State and Private Forestry, and National Forest System under the

appropriations account for Forest Management, Protection, and

Utilization, and the programs under the appropriations account for

Construction and Land Acquisition: $1,575,552,000 for fiscal year

1981; $1,498,000,000 for fiscal year 1982; $1,560,000,000 for

fiscal year 1983; and $1,620,000,000 for fiscal year 1984:

Provided, That none of the funds authorized to be appropriated

hereby may be used for carrying out the Bald Mountain road in the

Siskiyou National Forest.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 97-35, title I, Sec. 122, Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 368.)

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 580p 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580p. ''Woodsy Owl'' and ''Smokey Bear'' characters and names;

definitions

-STATUTE-

As used in this Act -

(1) the term ''Woodsy Owl'' means the name and representation

of a fanciful owl, who wears slacks (forest green when colored),

a belt (brown when colored), and a Robin Hood style hat (forest

green when colored) with a feather (red when colored), and who

furthers the slogan, ''Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute'', originated

by the Forest Service of the United States Department of

Agriculture;

(2) the term ''Smokey Bear'' means the name and character

''Smokey Bear'' originated by the Forest Service of the United

States Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the

Association of State Foresters and the Advertising Council.

(3) the term ''Secretary'' means the Secretary of Agriculture.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 93-318, Sec. 1, June 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 244.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

This Act, referred to in text, is Pub. L. 93-318, June 22, 1974,

88 Stat. 244, which enacted sections 580p, 580p-1, 580p-3, and

580p-4 of this title and section 711a of Title 18, Crimes and

Criminal Procedure, and amended section 580p-2 of this title and

section 711 of Title 18. For complete classification of this Act to

the Code, see Tables.

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was formerly classified to section 488b-3 of Title 31

prior to the general revision and enactment of Title 31, Money and

Finance, by Pub. L. 97-258, Sec. 1, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 877.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 580p-3 of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 580p-1 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580p-1. Property of the United States

-STATUTE-

The following are hereby declared the property of the United

States:

(1) The name and character ''Smokey Bear''.

(2) The name and character ''Woodsy Owl'' and the associated

slogan, ''Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute''.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 93-318, Sec. 2, June 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 245.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was formerly classified to section 488b-4 of Title 31

prior to the general revision and enactment of Title 31, Money and

Finance, by Pub. L. 97-258, Sec. 1, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 877.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 580p, 580p-3 of this

title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 580p-2 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580p-2. Deposit of fees collected under regulations relating

to ''Smokey Bear''; availability

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture shall deposit into a special account

to be available for furthering the nationwide forest-fire

prevention campaign all fees collected under regulations

promulgated by him relating to ''Smokey Bear''.

-SOURCE-

(May 23, 1952, ch. 327, Sec. 3, 66 Stat. 92; Pub. L. 93-318, Sec.

7, June 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 245.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was formerly classified to section 488a of Title 31 prior

to the general revision and enactment of Title 31, Money and

Finance, by Pub. L. 97-258, Sec. 1, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 877.

-MISC3-

AMENDMENTS

1974 - Pub. L. 93-318 struck out ''under the provisions of

section 711 of title 18'' after ''relating to 'Smokey Bear'.''

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 580p, 580p-3 of this

title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 580p-3 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580p-3. Use of royalty fees; special account

-STATUTE-

(a) The Secretary may establish and collect use or royalty fees

for the manufacture, reproduction, or use of the name or character

''Woodsy Owl'' and the associated slogan, ''Give a Hoot, Don't

Pollute'', as a symbol for a public service campaign to promote

wise use of the environment and programs which foster maintenance

and improvement of environmental quality.

(b) The Secretary shall deposit into a special account all fees

collected pursuant to this Act. Such fees are hereby made available

for obligation and expenditure for the purpose of furthering the

''Woodsy Owl'' campaign.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 93-318, Sec. 3, June 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 245.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

This Act, referred to in subsec. (b), is Pub. L. 93-318, June 22,

1974, 88 Stat. 244, which enacted sections 580p, 580p-1, 580p-3,

and 580p-4 of this title and section 711a of Title 18, Crimes and

Criminal Procedure, and amended section 580p-2 of this title and

section 711 of Title 18. For complete classification of this Act to

the Code, see Tables.

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was formerly classified to section 488b-5 of Title 31

prior to the general revision and enactment of Title 31, Money and

Finance, by Pub. L. 97-258, Sec. 1, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 877.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 580p of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 580p-4 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580p-4. Injunction against unauthorized manufacture, use, or

reproduction

-STATUTE-

(a) Whoever, except as provided by rules and regulations issued

by the Secretary, manufactures, uses, or reproduces the character

''Smokey Bear'', or the name ''Smokey Bear'', or a facsimile or

simulation of such character or name in such a manner as suggests

''Smokey Bear'' may be enjoined from such manufacture, use, or

reproduction at the suit of the Attorney General upon complaint by

the Secretary.

(b) Whoever, except as provided by rules and regulations issued

by the Secretary, manufactures, uses, or reproduces the character

''Woodsy Owl'', the name ''Woodsy Owl'', or the slogan ''Give a

Hoot, Don't Pollute'', or a facsimile or simulation of such

character, name, or slogan in such a manner as suggests ''Woodsy

Owl'' may be enjoined from such manufacture, use, or reproduction

at the suit of the Attorney General upon complaint by the

Secretary.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 93-318, Sec. 4, June 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 245.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was formerly classified to section 488b-6 of Title 31

prior to the general revision and enactment of Title 31, Money and

Finance, by Pub. L. 97-258, Sec. 1, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 877.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 580p, 580p-3 of this

title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 580q 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

-HEAD-

Sec. 580q. National Tree Seed Laboratory; disposition of fees

-STATUTE-

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, fees received by the

National Tree Seed Laboratory, administered by the Forest Service,

United States Department of Agriculture, for the provision of a

tree seed testing service, shall be retained and deposited as a

reimbursement to current appropriations used to cover the costs of

providing such service.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 99-198, title XVII, Sec. 1772, Dec. 23, 1985, 99 Stat.

1658.)

-CITE-

16 USC SUBCHAPTER II - INVESTIGATIONS, EXPERIMENTS, AND

TESTS AFFECTING REFORESTATION AND FOREST

PRODUCTS 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER II - INVESTIGATIONS, EXPERIMENTS, AND TESTS AFFECTING

REFORESTATION AND FOREST PRODUCTS

.

-HEAD-

SUBCHAPTER II - INVESTIGATIONS, EXPERIMENTS, AND TESTS AFFECTING

REFORESTATION AND FOREST PRODUCTS

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 581, 581a 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER II - INVESTIGATIONS, EXPERIMENTS, AND TESTS AFFECTING

REFORESTATION AND FOREST PRODUCTS

-HEAD-

Sec. 581, 581a. Repealed. Pub. L. 95-307, Sec. 8(a), June 30, 1978,

92 Stat. 356

-MISC1-

Section 581, acts May 22, 1928, ch. 678, Sec. 1, 45 Stat. 699;

Apr. 24, 1950, ch. 97, Sec. 17(a), 64 Stat. 87, authorized

investigations, experiments, and tests affecting reforestation and

forest products through cooperation with State and other agencies.

Section 581a, acts May 22, 1928, ch. 678, Sec. 2, 45 Stat. 700;

June 15, 1936, ch. 553, 49 Stat. 1515, set forth provisions

establishing and authorizing appropriations for specific forest

experiment stations.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective Oct. 1, 1978, see section 9 of Pub. L. 95-307,

set out as an Effective Date note under section 1641 of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 581a-1 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER II - INVESTIGATIONS, EXPERIMENTS, AND TESTS AFFECTING

REFORESTATION AND FOREST PRODUCTS

-HEAD-

Sec. 581a-1. Repealed. Pub. L. 95-307, Sec. 4(d), June 30, 1978, 92

Stat. 355

-MISC1-

Section, act Aug. 31, 1951, ch. 374, title I, Sec. 101, 65 Stat.

233, authorized receipt of funds on or after Aug. 31, 1951, from

States, etc., for establishment or operation of forest research

facilities.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective Oct. 1, 1978, see section 9 of Pub. L. 95-307,

set out as an Effective Date note under section 1641 of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 581a-2 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER II - INVESTIGATIONS, EXPERIMENTS, AND TESTS AFFECTING

REFORESTATION AND FOREST PRODUCTS

-HEAD-

Sec. 581a-2. Omitted

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section, act June 13, 1956, ch. 380, title II, Sec. 200, 70 Stat.

269, which authorized advance of funds to cooperators, was from the

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriation Act,

1957, and was not repeated in subsequent appropriation acts.

Similar provisions were contained in following prior appropriation

acts:

June 16, 1955, ch. 147, title II, Sec. 200, 69 Stat. 154.

June 29, 1954, ch. 409, title I, Sec. 101, 68 Stat. 308.

July 28, 1953, ch. 251, title I, Sec. 101, 67 Stat. 212.

Act July 5, 1952, ch. 574, title I, Sec. 101, 66 Stat. 343.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 581b to 581i 01/06/03

-EXPCITE-

TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER II - INVESTIGATIONS, EXPERIMENTS, AND TESTS AFFECTING

REFORESTATION AND FOREST PRODUCTS

-HEAD-

Sec. 581b to 581i. Repealed. Pub. L. 95-307, Sec. 8(a), June 30,

1978, 92 Stat. 356

-MISC1-

Section 581b, act May 22, 1928, ch. 678, Sec. 3, 45 Stat. 701,

authorized appropriations for investigations of diseases of forest

trees and products.

Section 581c, act May 22, 1928, ch. 678, Sec. 4, 45 Stat. 701,

authorized appropriations for investigations of forest insects.

Section 581d, act May 22, 1928, ch. 678, Sec. 5, 45 Stat. 701,

authorized appropriations for experiments and investigations of

life histories and habits of forest animals, birds, and wildlife.

Section 581e, act May 22, 1928, ch. 678, Sec. 6, 45 Stat. 701,

authorized appropriations for investigations of the relationship of

weather conditions to forest fires.

Section 581f, act May 22, 1928, ch. 678, Sec. 7, 45 Stat. 701,

authorized appropriations for experiments and investigations for

development of improved methods of management of forest ranges.

Section 581g, act May 22, 1928, ch. 678, Sec. 8, 45 Stat. 701,

authorized appropriations for experiments, investigations, and

tests of the physical and chemical properties of forest products.

Section 581h, acts May 22, 1928, ch. 678, Sec. 9, 45 Stat. 702;

May 31, 1944, ch. 217, 58 Stat. 265; June 25, 1949, ch. 245, 63

Stat. 271; Aug. 8, 1953, ch. 378, 67 Stat. 489; Sept. 25, 1962,

Pub. L. 87-685, 76 Stat. 579; Dec. 14, 1967, Pub. L. 90-193, 81

Stat. 579; Aug. 17, 1974, Pub. L. 93-378, Sec. 3(b), formerly Sec.

2(b), 88 Stat. 476, renumbered Oct. 22, 1976, Pub. L. 94-588, Sec.

2, 90 Stat. 2949, set forth provisions relating to comprehensive

survey and analysis of the present and prospective conditions of

and requirements for renewable resources.

Section 581i, act May 22, 1928, ch. 678, Sec. 10, 45 Stat. 702,

authorized appropriations for economic investigations of forest

lands and forest products.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective Oct. 1, 1978, see section 9 of Pub. L. 95-307,

set out as an Effective Date note under section 1641 of this title.

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16 USC Sec. 581i-1 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER II - INVESTIGATIONS, EXPERIMENTS, AND TESTS AFFECTING

REFORESTATION AND FOREST PRODUCTS

-HEAD-

Sec. 581i-1. Advance of funds for cooperative research

-STATUTE-

For the purpose of fostering and stimulating participation with

the Forest Service in forest, range, and watershed management

research through investigations, experiments, tests, or such other

means as he may deem advisable, and in order to aid in obtaining

the fullest cooperation from States and other public and private

agencies, organizations, institutions, and individuals, in

effectuating such research the Secretary of Agriculture is

authorized in accordance with such regulations as he may issue and

when in his judgment such cooperative work will be stimulated or

facilitated to make funds available to the cooperators without

regard to the provisions of section 3324(a) and (b) of title 31,

prohibiting advances of public moneys.

-SOURCE-

(Apr. 24, 1950, ch. 97, Sec. 20, as added Apr. 6, 1956, ch. 176, 70

Stat. 100.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

''Section 3324(a) and (b) of title 31'' substituted in text for

''section 3648, Revised Statutes (31 U.S.C. 529)'' on authority of

Pub. L. 97-258, Sec. 4(b), Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1067, the first

section of which enacted Title 31, Money and Finance.

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16 USC Sec. 581j 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER II - INVESTIGATIONS, EXPERIMENTS, AND TESTS AFFECTING

REFORESTATION AND FOREST PRODUCTS

-HEAD-

Sec. 581j. Congressional declaration of policy on reforestation and

revegetation

-STATUTE-

It is the declared policy of the Congress to accelerate and

provide a continuing basis for the needed reforestation and

revegetation of national-forest lands and other lands under

administration or control of the Forest Service of the Department

of Agriculture in order to obtain the benefits hereinbefore

enumerated.

-SOURCE-

(Oct. 11, 1949, ch. 674, Sec. 1, 63 Stat. 763.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The benefits hereinbefore enumerated, referred to in text, means

the benefits enumerated in the preamble to Joint Res. 53, Oct. 11,

1949, ch. 674, 63 Stat. 762. The preamble is set out as a note

below.

-TRANS-

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

Functions of all officers, agencies, and employees of Department

of Agriculture transferred with certain exceptions, to Secretary of

Agriculture by Reorg. Plan No. 2 of 1953, Sec. 1, eff. June 4,

1953, 18 F.R. 3219, 67 Stat. 633, set out as a note in Appendix to

Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

-MISC5-

PREAMBLE

The preamble to act Oct. 11, 1949, provided that:

''Whereas the national forests of the United States contain

approximately eighty million acres of the Nation's commercial

timber lands and approximately eighty-three million acres of the

Nation's important grazing lands; and

''Whereas these national-forest lands comprise the principal

source of water supply for domestic, irrigation, and industrial

purposes for thousands of communities, farms, and industries, and

good forest and other vegetative cover is essential for watershed

protection; and

''Whereas these lands annually supply approximately four billion

board-feet of forest products through twenty-seven thousand sales

transactions and the demand for national forest timber is steadily

increasing; and

''Whereas these lands are the sole or main source of summer range

for ten million cattle and sheep grazed by thirty thousand

livestock permittees whose livelihood is wholly or partially

dependent upon livestock grazed on national-forest ranges; and

''Whereas these lands contain over four million acres of denuded

and unsatisfactorily stocked timberlands and an additional four

million acres of seriously depleted range lands; and

''Whereas all of these lands are potentially capable of producing

an important part of the timber and forage needs of local

communities, and contributing to the protection of watersheds,

thereby alleviating flood damage and insuring a continuing water

supply, increasing opportunity for local employment, bringing

greater stability to local communities, and increasing returns to

counties in the national forests from their share of national

forests receipts, together with other benefits; and

''Whereas these lands will not restock or revegetate

satisfactorily or within a reasonable time except through

reforestation and revegetation or other measures to induce

restocking or revegetation; and

''Whereas it is practical to reforest these denuded and

unsatisfactorily stocked timber lands and revegetate these

seriously depleted range lands in a period of fifteen years; and

''Whereas it is necessary to provide reasonable continuity of

reforestation and revegetation programs in order to insure

effective, efficient, and economical operations: Therefore be it''.

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER II - INVESTIGATIONS, EXPERIMENTS, AND TESTS AFFECTING

REFORESTATION AND FOREST PRODUCTS

-HEAD-

Sec. 581k. Authorization of appropriations for reforestation and

revegetation

-STATUTE-

For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this joint

resolution on national-forest lands and other lands under the

administration or control of the Forest Service of the Department

of Agriculture, including the acquisition of land or interests

therein for nurseries, there is authorized to be appropriated to

remain available until December 31 of the ensuing fiscal year,

$3,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1951; $5,000,000 for

the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952; $7,000,000 for the fiscal

year ending June 30, 1953; $8,000,000 for the fiscal year ending

June 30, 1954; $10,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30,

1955; a like amount for each subsequent year through the fiscal

year ending June 30, 1965, and thereafter such amounts as may be

needed for reforestation; and $1,500,000 for the fiscal year ending

June 30, 1951; $1,750,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952;

$2,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1953; $2,500,000 for

the fiscal year ending June 30, 1954; $3,000,000 for the fiscal

year ending June 30, 1955; a like amount for each subsequent year

through the fiscal year ending June 30, 1965, and thereafter such

amounts as may be needed for range revegetation.

-SOURCE-

(Oct. 11, 1949, ch. 674, Sec. 2, 63 Stat. 763.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

This joint resolution, referred to in text, means Joint Res. 53,

Oct. 11, 1949, ch. 674, 63 Stat. 762, which is classified to this

section and section 581j of this title.

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16 USC Sec. 582 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER II - INVESTIGATIONS, EXPERIMENTS, AND TESTS AFFECTING

REFORESTATION AND FOREST PRODUCTS

-HEAD-

Sec. 582. Puerto Rico; application of forest protection laws

-STATUTE-

The provisions of sections 515, 564, 565, (FOOTNOTE 1) and 569 of

this title are extended to the Territory of Puerto Rico, and the

Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to cooperate with the

appropriate officials of Puerto Rico on the same terms and

conditions as with the States: Provided, That not to exceed fifty

thousand acres of land may be acquired in Puerto Rico under section

515 of this title.

(FOOTNOTE 1) See References in Text note below.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 3, 1931, ch. 452, 46 Stat. 1516; May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47

Stat. 158.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

Sections 564 and 565 of this title, referred to in text, were

repealed by Pub. L. 95-313, Sec. 13(a)(1), July 1, 1978, 92 Stat.

374.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

''Puerto Rico'' substituted in text for ''Porto Rico'' pursuant

to act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of Title

48, Territories and Insular Possessions.

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16 USC SUBCHAPTER III - RESEARCH PROGRAMS 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER III - RESEARCH PROGRAMS

.

-HEAD-

SUBCHAPTER III - RESEARCH PROGRAMS

-SECREF-

SUBCHAPTER REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This subchapter is referred to in sections 1672, 1673 of this

title; title 7 sections 450i, 3103, 3124a, 3311; title 40 section

525.

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16 USC Sec. 582a 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER III - RESEARCH PROGRAMS

-HEAD-

Sec. 582a. Congressional findings

-STATUTE-

It is recognized that research in forestry is the driving force

behind progress in developing and utilizing the resources of the

Nation's forest and related rangelands. The production,

protection, and utilization of the forest resources depend on

strong technological advances and continuing development of the

knowledge necessary to increase the efficiency of forestry

practices and to extend the benefits that flow from forest and

related rangelands. It is recognized that the total forestry

research efforts of the several State colleges and universities and

of the Federal Government are more fully effective if there is

close coordination between such programs, and it is further

recognized that forestry schools are especially vital in the

training of research workers in forestry. It is also recognized

that the provisions of this subchapter are essential to assist in

providing the research background that undergirds the Forest and

Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 1600

et seq.), the Renewable Resources Extension Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C.

1671 et seq.), and the Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act of

1977 (16 U.S.C. 2001 et seq.).

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 87-788, Sec. 1, Oct. 10, 1962, 76 Stat. 806; Pub. L.

97-98, title XIV, Sec. 1441(a), Dec. 22, 1981, 95 Stat. 1320.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of

1974, referred to in text, is Pub. L. 93-378, Aug. 17, 1974, 88

Stat. 476, as amended, which is classified generally to subchapter

I (Sec. 1600 et seq.) of chapter 36 of this title. For complete

classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set

out under section 1600 of this title and Tables.

The Renewable Resources Extension Act of 1978, referred to in

text, is Pub. L. 95-306, June 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 349, which is

classified generally to subchapter III (Sec. 1671 et seq.) of

chapter 36 of this title. For complete classification of this Act

to the Code, see Short Title of 1978 Amendment note set out under

section 1600 of this title and Tables.

The Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act of 1977, referred

to in text, is Pub. L. 95-192, Nov. 18, 1977, 91 Stat. 1407, which

is classified generally to chapter 40 (Sec. 2001 et seq.) of this

title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see

Short Title note set out under section 2001 of this title and

Tables.

-MISC2-

AMENDMENTS

1981 - Pub. L. 97-98 inserted provision relating to recognition

that provisions of this subchapter are essential to assist in

providing the research background that undergirds the Forest and

Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, the Renewable

Resources Extension Act of 1978, and the Soil and Water Resources

Conservation Act of 1977.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1981 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 97-98 effective Dec. 22, 1981, see section

1801 of Pub. L. 97-98, set out as an Effective Date note under

section 4301 of Title 7, Agriculture.

SHORT TITLE

Pub. L. 87-788, Oct. 10, 1962, 76 Stat. 806, as amended, which is

classified generally to this subchapter, is popularly known as the

''McIntire-Stennis Act of 1962'' and also as the ''McIntire-Stennis

Cooperative Forestry Act''.

REAFFIRMATION OF MCINTIRE-STENNIS RESEARCH PROGRAM

Pub. L. 101-624, title XII, Sec. 1231, Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat.

3543, provided that: ''It is the sense of Congress to reaffirm the

importance of Public Law 87-788 (16 U.S.C. 582a et seq.) commonly

known as the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Act.''

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16 USC Sec. 582a-1 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER III - RESEARCH PROGRAMS

-HEAD-

Sec. 582a-1. Cooperation by Secretary of Agriculture with States;

assistance: plans, eligible institutions and amount

-STATUTE-

In order to promote research in forestry, the Secretary of

Agriculture is authorized to cooperate with the several States for

the purpose of encouraging and assisting them in carrying out

programs of forestry research.

Such assistance shall be in accordance with plans to be agreed

upon in advance by the Secretary and (a) land-grant colleges or

agricultural experiment stations established under the Morrill Act

of July 2, 1862, as amended (7 U.S.C. 301 et seq.), and the Hatch

Act of March 2, 1887, as amended (7 U.S.C. 361a et seq.), and (b)

other State-supported colleges and universities offering graduate

training in the sciences basic to forestry and having a forestry

school; however, an appropriate State representative designated by

the State's Governor shall, in any agreement drawn up with the

Secretary of Agriculture for the purposes of this subchapter,

certify those eligible institutions of the State which will qualify

for assistance and shall determine the proportionate amounts of

assistance to be extended these certified institutions. If more

than one institution within a State are certified as qualifying for

assistance, then it shall be the responsibility of such

institutions, in agreement with the Secretary, to develop

complementary programs of forestry research for the State.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 87-788, Sec. 2, Oct. 10, 1962, 76 Stat. 806; Pub. L.

97-98, title XIV, Sec. 1441(b), Dec. 22, 1981, 95 Stat. 1320.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Morrill Act of July 2, 1862, as amended, referred to in text,

is act July 2, 1862, ch. 130, 12 Stat. 503, as amended, which is

classified generally to subchapter I (Sec. 301 et seq.) of chapter

13 of Title 7, Agriculture. For complete classification of this Act

to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 301 of

Title 7 and Tables.

The Hatch Act of March 2, 1887, as amended, referred to in text,

is act Mar. 2, 1887, ch. 314, 24 Stat. 440, as amended, which is

classified generally to sections 361a to 361i of Title 7. For

complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title

note set out under section 361a of Title 7 and Tables.

-MISC2-

AMENDMENTS

1981 - Pub. L. 97-98 inserted provision that if more than one

institution within a State are certified as qualifying for

assistance, then it shall be the responsibility of such

institutions, in agreement with the Secretary, to develop

complimentary programs of forestry research for the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1981 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 97-98 effective Dec. 22, 1981, see section

1801 of Pub. L. 97-98, set out as an Effective Date note under

section 4301 of Title 7, Agriculture.

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16 USC Sec. 582a-2 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER III - RESEARCH PROGRAMS

-HEAD-

Sec. 582a-2. Authorization of appropriations; other allotments and

grants

-STATUTE-

To enable the Secretary to carry out the provisions of this

subchapter there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as the

Congress may from time to time determine to be necessary but not

exceeding in any one fiscal year one-half the amount appropriated

for Federal forestry research conducted directly by the Department

of Agriculture for the fiscal year preceding the year in which the

budget is presented for such appropriation. Funds appropriated and

made available to the States under this subchapter shall be in

addition to allotments or grants that may be made under other

authorizations.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 87-788, Sec. 3, Oct. 10, 1962, 76 Stat. 806.)

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16 USC Sec. 582a-3 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER III - RESEARCH PROGRAMS

-HEAD-

Sec. 582a-3. Matching funds; reapportionment to other qualifying

institutions; reductions

-STATUTE-

The amount paid by the Federal Government to any State-certified

institutions eligible for assistance under this subchapter shall

not exceed during any fiscal year the amount available to and

budgeted for expenditure by such college or university during the

same fiscal year for forestry research from non-Federal sources,

except that for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1971, and June 30,

1972, the matching funds requirement hereof shall not be applicable

to the Virgin Islands and Guam, and sums authorized for such years

for the Virgin Islands and Guam may be used to pay the total cost

of programs for forestry research. The Secretary is authorized to

make such expenditures on the certificate of the appropriate

official of the college or university having charge of the forestry

research for which the expenditures as herein provided are to be

made. If any or all of the colleges or universities certified for

receipt of funds under this subchapter fails to make available and

budget for expenditure for forestry research in any fiscal year

sums at least as much as the amount for which it would be eligible

for such year under this subchapter, the difference between the

Federal funds available and the funds made available and budgeted

for expenditure by the college or university shall be reapportioned

by the Secretary to other eligible colleges or universities of the

same State if there be any which qualify therefor and, it there be

none, the Secretary shall reapportion such differences to the

qualifying colleges and universities of other States participating

in the forestry research program. If in any year the amount made

available by a State from its own funds (including any

revenue-sharing funds) to a State-certified institution eligible

for assistance under this subchapter is reduced because of an

increase in the allotment made available under this subchapter, the

allotment of such State-certified institution from the next

succeeding appropriation shall be reduced in an equivalent amount.

The Secretary shall reapportion the amount of such reduction to

other eligible colleges and universities of the same State if there

be any that qualify therefor and, if there be none, the Secretary

shall reapportion such amount to the qualifying colleges and

universities of other States participating in the forestry research

program.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 87-788, Sec. 4, Oct. 10, 1962, 76 Stat. 806; Pub. L.

92-318, title V, Sec. 506(i), June 23, 1972, 86 Stat. 351; Pub. L.

97-98, title XIV, Sec. 1442(b), Dec. 22, 1981, 95 Stat. 1321.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1981 - Pub. L. 97-98 inserted provision that if, in any year, the

amount made available by a State from its own funds (including any

revenue-sharing funds) to a State-certified institution eligible

for assistance is reduced because of an increase in the available

allotment, the allotment of such State-certified institution from

the next succeeding appropriation be reduced in an equivalent

amount and that the Secretary reapportion the amount of such

reduction to other eligible colleges and universities of the same

State if there be any that qualify therefor and, if there be none,

the Secretary reapportion such amount to the qualifying colleges

and universities of other States participating in the forestry

research program.

1972 - Pub. L. 92-318 provided that for fiscal years ending June

30, 1971, and June 30, 1972, the matching funds requirement shall

not be applicable to the Virgin Islands and Guam and sums

authorized for such years for the Virgin Islands and Guam may be

used to pay the total cost of programs for forestry research.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1981 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 97-98 effective Dec. 22, 1981, see section

1801 of Pub. L. 97-98, set out as an Effective Date note under

section 4301 of Title 7, Agriculture.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1972 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 92-318 effective after June 30, 1970, see

section 506(n) of Pub. L. 92-318, set out as an Effective Date note

under section 326a of Title 7, Agriculture.

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER III - RESEARCH PROGRAMS

-HEAD-

Sec. 582a-4. Regulations; advice and assistance; appointment,

membership, etc., of council

-STATUTE-

(a) Regulations and assistance

The Secretary shall prescribe such regulations as may be

necessary to carry out this subchapter and to furnish such advice

and assistance through a cooperative State forestry research unit

in the Department as will best promote the purposes of this

subchapter.

(b) Advisory council

The Secretary shall appoint a council of not fewer than sixteen

members which shall be constituted to give representation to

Federal and State agencies concerned with developing and utilizing

the Nation's forest resources, the forest industries, the forestry

schools of the State-certified eligible institutions, State

agricultural experiment stations, and volunteer public groups

concerned with forests and related natural resources. The council

shall meet at least annually and shall submit a report to the

Secretary on regional and national planning and coordination of

forestry research within the Federal and State agencies, forestry

schools, and the forest industries, and shall advise the Secretary

on the apportionment of funds. The Secretary shall seek, at least

once each year, the advice of the council to accomplish efficiently

the purposes of this subchapter.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 87-788, Sec. 5, Oct. 10, 1962, 76 Stat. 807; Pub. L.

97-98, title XIV, Sec. 1441(c), Dec. 22, 1981, 95 Stat. 1320.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1981 - Pub. L. 97-98 substituted provisions directing the

Secretary to promulgate necessary regulations, furnish necessary

advice and assistance, and appoint a council of no fewer than

sixteen members in order to give representation to Federal and

State agencies in developing cooperative State forestry programs

for provisions which had directed the Secretary to make

apportionments among participating States only after consulting

with a national advisory board of not less than seven officials of

the forestry schools of the State-certified eligible colleges and

universities chosen by a majority of such schools. See section

582a-5 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1981 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 97-98 effective Dec. 22, 1981, see section

1801 of Pub. L. 97-98, set out as an Effective Date note under

section 4301 of Title 7, Agriculture.

TERMINATION OF ADVISORY COUNCILS

Advisory councils established after Jan. 5, 1973, to terminate

not later than the expiration of the 2-year period beginning on the

date of their establishment, unless, in the case of a council

established by the President or an officer of the Federal

Government, such council is renewed by appropriate action prior to

the expiration of such 2-year period, or in the case of a council

established by the Congress, its duration is otherwise provided for

by law. See sections 3(2) and 14 of Pub. L. 92-463, Oct. 6, 1972,

86 Stat. 770, 776, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government

Organization and Employees.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 582a-5, 582a-8 of this

title.

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER III - RESEARCH PROGRAMS

-HEAD-

Sec. 582a-5. Apportionments, advice, criteria, etc.

-STATUTE-

Apportionments among participating States shall be determined by

the Secretary after consultation with the council appointed under

section 582a-4 of this title. In making such apportionments,

consideration shall be given to pertinent factors including

non-Federal expenditures for forestry research by State-certified

eligible institutions, areas of non-Federal commercial forest land,

and the volume of timber cut annually. Three per centum of such

funds as may be appropriated shall be made available to the

Secretary for administration of this subchapter. These

administrative funds may be used for transportation of scientists

who are not officers or employees of the United States to research

meetings convened for purposes of assessing research opportunities

or research planning.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 87-788, Sec. 6, Oct. 10, 1962, 76 Stat. 807; Pub. L.

97-98, title XIV, Sec. 1441(c), Dec. 22, 1981, 95 Stat. 1320.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1981 - Pub. L. 97-98 substituted provisions directing the

Secretary to make apportionments among participating States only

after consultation with the council appointed under section 582a-4

of this title, enumerating the factors to be considered in making

apportionments, and authorizing the expenditure of funds to

transport scientists to research meetings for provisions which had

authorized the Secretary to prescribe necessary rules and

regulations, to furnish necessary advice and assistance, and to

appoint an advisory committee. See section 582a-4 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1981 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 97-98 effective Dec. 22, 1981, see section

1801 of Pub. L. 97-98, set out as an Effective Date note under

section 4301 of Title 7, Agriculture.

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER III - RESEARCH PROGRAMS

-HEAD-

Sec. 582a-6. Scope of forestry research

-STATUTE-

The term ''forestry research'' as used in this subchapter shall

include investigations relating to: (1) Reforestation and

management of land for the production of crops of timber and other

related products of the forest; (2) management of forest and

related watershed lands to improve conditions of waterflow and to

protect resources against floods and erosion; (3) management of

forest and related rangeland for production of forage for domestic

livestock and game and improvement of food and habitat for

wildlife; (4) management of forest lands for outdoor recreation;

(5) protection of forest land and resources against fire, insects,

diseases, or other destructive agents; (6) utilization of wood and

other forest products; (7) development of sound policies for the

management of forest lands and the harvesting and marketing of

forest products; and (8) such other studies as may be necessary to

obtain the fullest and most effective use of forest resources.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 87-788, Sec. 7, Oct. 10, 1962, 76 Stat. 807.)

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER III - RESEARCH PROGRAMS

-HEAD-

Sec. 582a-7. ''State'' defined

-STATUTE-

The term ''State'' as used in this subchapter shall include

Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 87-788, Sec. 8, Oct. 10, 1962, 76 Stat. 807; Pub. L.

92-318, title V, Sec. 506(j), June 23, 1972, 86 Stat. 351.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1972 - Pub. L. 92-318 inserted reference to Virgin Islands and

Guam.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1972 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 92-318 effective after June 30, 1970, see

section 506(n) of Pub. L. 92-318, set out as an Effective Date note

under section 326a of Title 7, Agriculture.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 582a-8 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER III - RESEARCH PROGRAMS

-HEAD-

Sec. 582a-8. Competitive forestry, natural resources, and

environmental grants program

-STATUTE-

(a) Establishment

The Secretary of Agriculture (hereafter referred to in this

section as the ''Secretary'') shall establish a competitive

forestry, natural resources, and environmental grant program to

award grants for the conduct of research as described in subsection

(c) of this section.

(b) Eligible entities

To be eligible to receive a grant under subsection (a) of this

section, an entity shall -

(1) be a State agricultural experiment station, a college or

university, a research institution or organization, a Federal

agency, a private organization, or a corporation that has a

demonstrable capacity to conduct forestry, natural resources, and

environmental research as determined by the Secretary; and

(2) prepare and submit to the Secretary, an application at such

time, in such manner, and containing such information as the

Secretary shall require, including the proposed use of the

amounts that may be received under a grant.

(c) Use

In awarding the initial grants under subsection (a) of this

section the Secretary shall give priority to applicants who will

use such grants for research concerning -

(1) the biology of forest organisms, including physiology,

genetic mechanisms, and biotechnology;

(2) ecosystem function and management, including forest

ecosystem research, biodiversity, forest productivity, pest

management, water resources, and alternative silvicultural

systems;

(3) wood as a raw material, including forest products and

harvesting;

(4) human forest interactions, including outdoor recreation,

public policy formulation, economics, sociology, and

administrative behavior;

(5) international trade, competition, and cooperation related

to forest products;

(6) alternative native crops, products, and services that can

be produced from renewable natural resources associated with

privately held forest lands;

(7) viable economic production and marketing systems for

alternative natural resource products and services;

(8) economic and environmental benefits of various conservation

practices on forest lands;

(9) genetic tree improvement; and

(10) market expansion.

(d) Facilities and equipment

(1) Authority

Grants made under this section may be used to update research

facilities and equipment available to facilitate the conduct of

state-of-the-art research in forestry, natural resources, and the

environment.

(2) Priorities and criteria

The Secretary, in consultation with the Cooperative Forestry

Research Council appointed under section 582a-4(b) of this title,

may develop criteria and priorities for the awarding of grants

for use under paragraph (1).

(e) Recommendations

The Secretary shall request the Cooperative Forestry Research

Council referred to in subsection (d)(2) of this section to provide

recommendations regarding grant priorities.

(f) Term

The Secretary may make grants under this section for periods of

not to exceed 5 years.

(g) Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be

necessary to carry out this section.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 101-624, title XII, Sec. 1232, Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat.

3543.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section was enacted as part of the Forest Stewardship Act of 1990

and as part of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act

of 1990, and not as part of the McIntire-Stennis Act of 1962 which

comprises this subchapter.

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16 USC SUBCHAPTER IV - SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST MANAGEMENT 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER IV - SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST MANAGEMENT

.

-HEAD-

SUBCHAPTER IV - SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST MANAGEMENT

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 583 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER IV - SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST MANAGEMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 583. Establishment of sustained-yield units to stabilize

forest industries, employment, communities and taxable wealth

-STATUTE-

In order to promote the stability of forest industries, of

employment, of communities, and of taxable forest wealth, through

continuous supplies of timber; in order to provide for a continuous

and ample supply of forest products; and in order to secure the

benefits of forests in maintenance of water supply, regulation of

stream flow, prevention of soil erosion, amelioration of climate,

and preservation of wildlife, the Secretary of Agriculture and the

Secretary of the Interior are severally authorized to establish by

formal declaration, when in their respective judgments such action

would be in the public interest, cooperative sustained-yield units

which shall consist of federally owned or administered forest land

under the jurisdiction of the Secretary establishing the unit and,

in addition thereto, land which reasonably may be expected to be

made the subject of one or more of the cooperative agreements with

private landowners authorized by section 583a of this title.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 29, 1944, ch. 146, Sec. 1, 58 Stat. 132.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 583a, 583d of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 583a 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER IV - SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST MANAGEMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 583a. Cooperative agreements with private owners; privileges

of private owners; recordation of agreements

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture, with respect to forest land under

his jurisdiction, and the Secretary of the Interior, with respect

to forest land under his jurisdiction, are severally authorized,

for the purposes specified in section 583 of this title, to enter

into cooperative agreements with private owners of forest land

within a cooperative sustained-yield unit, established pursuant to

said section, providing for the coordinated management of such

private forest land and of federally owned or administered forest

lands within the sustained-yield unit involved. Each cooperative

agreement may give the cooperating private landowner the privilege

of purchasing without competitive bidding at prices not less than

their appraised value, subject to periodic readjustments of

stumpage rates and to such other conditions and requirements as the

Secretary may prescribe, timber and other forest products from

federally owned or administered forest land within the unit, in

accordance with the provisions of sustained-yield management plans

formulated or approved by the Secretary for the unit; shall limit

the time, rate, and method of cutting or otherwise harvesting

timber and other forest products from the land of the cooperating

private landowner, due consideration being given to the character

and condition of the timber, to the relation of the proposed

cutting to the sustained-yield plan for the unit, and to the

productive capacity of the land; shall prescribe the terms and

conditions, but not the price, upon which the cooperating private

landowner may sell to any person timber and other forest products

from his land, compliance by the purchaser with such conditions to

be required by the contract of sale; shall contain such provisions

as the Secretary deems necessary to protect the reasonable interest

of other owners of forest land within the unit; and shall contain

such other provisions as the Secretary believes necessary to carry

out the purposes of this subchapter.

Each cooperative agreement shall be placed on record in the

county or counties in which the lands of the cooperating private

landowner covered thereby are located, and the costs incident to

such recordation may be paid out of any funds available for the

protection or management of federally owned or administered forest

land within the unit. When thus recorded, the agreement shall be

binding upon the heirs, successors, and assigns of the owner of

such land, and upon purchasers of timber or other forest products

from such land, throughout the life of such cooperative agreement.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 29, 1944, ch. 146, Sec. 2, 58 Stat. 132.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 583, 583d of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 583b 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER IV - SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST MANAGEMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 583b. Establishment of sustained-yield units to stabilize sale

of timber and forest products

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior

are further severally authorized, whenever in their respective

judgments the maintenance of a stable community or communities is

primarily dependent upon the sale of timber or other forest

products from federally owned or administered forest land and such

maintenance cannot effectively be secured by following the usual

procedures in selling such timber or other forest products, to

establish by formal declaration for the purpose of maintaining the

stability of such community or communities a sustained-yield unit

consisting of forest land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary

establishing such unit, to determine and define the boundaries of

the community or communities for whose benefit such unit is

created, and to sell, subject to such conditions and requirements

as the Secretary believes necessary, federally owned or

administered timber and other forest products from such unit

without competitive bidding at prices not less than their appraised

values, to responsible purchasers within such community or

communities.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 29, 1944, ch. 146, Sec. 3, 58 Stat. 133.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 583d of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 583c 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER IV - SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST MANAGEMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 583c. Agreements between Secretaries of Agriculture and the

Interior, or with other Federal agencies having jurisdiction

over forest land

-STATUTE-

Each of the said Secretaries is further authorized in his

discretion to enter into cooperative agreements with the other

Secretary, or with any Federal agency having jurisdiction over

federally owned or administered forest land, or with any State or

local agency having jurisdiction over publicly owned or

administered forest land, providing for the inclusion of such land

in any coordinated plan of management otherwise authorized by the

provisions of this subchapter when by such a cooperative agreement

he may be aided in accomplishing the purposes of this subchapter;

but no federally or publicly owned or administered forest land not

under the jurisdiction of the Secretary establishing the

sustained-yield unit concerned shall be included in any such plan

except in pursuance of a cooperative agreement made under this

section.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 29, 1944, ch. 146, Sec. 4, 58 Stat. 133.)

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 583d of this title.

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16 USC Sec. 583d 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER IV - SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST MANAGEMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 583d. Notice; registered mail and publication; costs;

contents; request for hearing; time; determination and record

available for inspection

-STATUTE-

Before any sustained-yield unit authorized by section 583 or 583b

of this title shall be established, and before any cooperative

agreement authorized by section 583a or 583c of this title shall be

entered into, advance notice thereof shall be given by registered

mail or by certified mail to each landowner whose land is proposed

to be included and by publication in one or more newspapers of

general circulation in the vicinity of the place where the timber

is located, and the costs incident to such publication may be paid

out of any funds available for the protection or management of the

federally owned or administered forest land involved. This notice

shall state: (1) the location of the proposed unit; (2) the name of

each proposed cooperator; (3) the duration of the proposed

cooperative agreement or agreements; (4) the location and estimated

quantity of timber on the land of each proposed cooperator and on

the Federal land involved; (5) the expected rate of cutting of such

timber; and (6) the time and place of a public hearing to be held

not less than thirty days after the first publication of said

notice for the presentation of the advantages and disadvantages of

the proposed action to the community or communities affected.

Before any sale agreement made without competition and involving

more than $500 in stumpage value of federally owned or administered

timber shall be entered into under this subchapter, advance notice

thereof shall be given by publication once weekly for four

consecutive weeks in one or more newspapers of general circulation

in the vicinity of the place where the timber is located, and the

costs incident to such publication may be paid out of any funds

available for the protection or management of federally owned or

administered forest land within the unit concerned. This notice

shall state: (1) the quantity and appraised value of the timber;

(2) the time and place of a public hearing to be held not less than

thirty days after the first publication of said notice if requested

by the State or county where the timber is located or by any other

person deemed to have a reasonable interest in the proposed sale or

in its terms; and (3) the place where any request for a public

hearing shall be made. Such requests need be considered only if

received at the place designated in the notice not later than

fifteen days after the first publication of such notice. If a

request for a hearing is received within the time designated,

notice of the holding of the hearing shall be given not less than

ten days before the time set for such hearing, in the same manner

as provided for the original notice.

The determination made by the Secretary having jurisdiction upon

the proposals considered at any such hearing, which determination

may include the modification of the terms of such proposals,

together with the minutes or other record of the hearing, shall be

available for public inspection during the life of any coordinated

plan of management or agreement entered into in consequence of such

determination.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 29, 1944, ch. 146, Sec. 5, 58 Stat. 133; Pub. L. 86-507, Sec.

1(17), June 11, 1960, 74 Stat. 201.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1960 - Pub. L. 86-507 inserted ''or by certified mail'' after

''registered mail''.

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16 USC Sec. 583e 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER IV - SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST MANAGEMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 583e. Remedies against private owners; jurisdiction; final

orders; ''owner'' defined

-STATUTE-

In addition to any other remedy available under existing law,

upon failure of any private owner of forest land which is subject

to a cooperative agreement entered into pursuant to this subchapter

to comply with the terms of such agreement, or upon failure of any

purchaser of timber or other forest products from such land to

comply with the terms and conditions required by such agreement to

be included in the contract of sale, the Attorney General, at the

request of the Secretary concerned, is authorized to institute

against such owner or such purchaser a proceeding in equity in the

proper district court of the United States, to require compliance

with the terms and conditions of said cooperative agreement; and

jurisdiction is conferred upon said district courts to hear and

determine such proceedings, to order compliance with the terms and

conditions of cooperative agreements entered into pursuant to this

subchapter, and to make such temporary and final orders as shall be

deemed just in the premises. As used in this section the term

''owner'' shall include the heirs, successors, and assigns of the

landowner entering into the cooperative agreements.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 29, 1944, ch. 146, Sec. 6, 58 Stat. 134.)

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16 USC Sec. 583f 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER IV - SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST MANAGEMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 583f. ''Federally owned or administered forest land'' defined

-STATUTE-

Whenever used in this subchapter, the term ''federally owned or

administered forest land'' shall be construed to mean forest land

in which, or in the natural resources of which, the United States

has a legal or equitable interest of any character sufficient to

entitle the United States to control the management or disposition

of the timber or other forest products thereon, except land

heretofore or hereafter reserved or withdrawn for purposes which

are inconsistent with the exercise of the authority conferred by

this subchapter; and shall include trust or restricted Indian land,

whether tribal or allotted, except that such land shall not be

included without the consent of the Indians concerned.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 29, 1944, ch. 146, Sec. 7, 58 Stat. 134.)

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 583g 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER IV - SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST MANAGEMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 583g. Rules and regulations; delegation of powers and duties

-STATUTE-

The Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior

may severally prescribe such rules and regulations as may be

appropriate to carry out the purposes of this subchapter. Each

Secretary may delegate any of his powers and duties under this

subchapter to other officers or employees of his Department.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 29, 1944, ch. 146, Sec. 8, 58 Stat. 134.)

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 583h 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER IV - SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST MANAGEMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 583h. Prior acts as affecting or affected by subchapter

-STATUTE-

Nothing contained in this subchapter shall be construed to

abrogate or curtail any authority conferred upon the Secretary of

Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior by any Act relating to

management of federally owned or administered forest lands, and

nothing contained in any such Acts shall be construed to limit or

restrict any authority conferred upon the Secretary of Agriculture

or the Secretary of the Interior by this subchapter.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 29, 1944, ch. 146, Sec. 9, 58 Stat. 134.)

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 583i 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER IV - SUSTAINED-YIELD FOREST MANAGEMENT

-HEAD-

Sec. 583i. Authorization of appropriations

-STATUTE-

Funds available for the protection or management of Federally

owned or administered forest land within the unit concerned may

also be expended in carrying out the purposes of this subchapter,

and there are authorized to be appropriated such additional sums

for the purposes of this subchapter as the Congress may from time

to time deem necessary, but such additional sums shall not exceed

$150,000 for the Department of Agriculture and $50,000 for the

Department of the Interior, for any fiscal year.

-SOURCE-

(Mar. 29, 1944, ch. 146, Sec. 10, 58 Stat. 135.)

-CITE-

16 USC SUBCHAPTER V - FOREST FOUNDATION 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER V - FOREST FOUNDATION

.

-HEAD-

SUBCHAPTER V - FOREST FOUNDATION

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 583j 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER V - FOREST FOUNDATION

-HEAD-

Sec. 583j. Establishment and purposes of Foundation

-STATUTE-

(a) Establishment

There is established the National Forest Foundation (hereinafter

referred to as the ''Foundation'') as a charitable and nonprofit

corporation domiciled in the District of Columbia.

(b) Purposes

The purposes of the Foundation are to -

(1) encourage, accept, and administer private gifts of money,

and of real and personal property for the benefit of, or in

connection with, the activities and services of the Forest

Service of the Department of Agriculture;

(2) undertake and conduct activities that further the purposes

for which units of the National Forest System are established and

are administered and that are consistent with approved forest

plans; and

(3) undertake, conduct and encourage educational, technical and

other assistance, and other activities that support the multiple

use, research, cooperative forestry and other programs

administered by the Forest Service.

(c) Limitation and conflicts of interests

(1) The Foundation shall not participate or intervene in a

political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

(2) No director, officer, or employee of the Foundation shall

participate, directly or indirectly, in the consideration or

determination of any question before the Foundation affecting -

(A) the financial interests of the director, officer, or

employee; or

(B) the interests of any corporation partnership, entity, or

organization in which such director, officer, or employee -

(i) is an officer, director, or trustee; or

(ii) has any direct or indirect financial interest.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 101-593, title IV, Sec. 402, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat.

2970.)

-MISC1-

SHORT TITLE OF 1993 AMENDMENT

Pub. L. 103-106, Sec. 1, Oct. 12, 1993, 107 Stat. 1031, provided

that: ''This Act (amending sections 583j-3 and 583j-8 of this title

and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 583j-3 of

this title) may be cited as the 'National Forest Foundation Act

Amendment Act of 1993'.''

SHORT TITLE

Section 401 of title IV of Pub. L. 101-593 provided that: ''This

title (enacting this subchapter) may be cited as the 'National

Forest Foundation Act'.''

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 583j-1 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER V - FOREST FOUNDATION

-HEAD-

Sec. 583j-1. Board of Directors of Foundation

-STATUTE-

(a) Establishment and membership

The Foundation shall have a governing Board of Directors

(hereinafter referred to as the ''Board''), which shall consist of

fifteen Directors, each of whom shall be a United States citizen.

At the discretion of the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary

may increase the number of Directors to not more than twenty. At

all times, a majority of members of the Board shall be educated or

have actual experience in natural or cultural resource management,

law, or research. To the extent practicable, members of the Board

shall represent diverse points of view relating to natural and

cultural resource issues. The Chief of the Forest Service shall be

an ex officio nonvoting member of the Board.

(b) Appointment and terms

Within one year from November 16, 1990, the Secretary of

Agriculture (hereinafter referred to as the ''Secretary'') shall

appoint the Directors of the Board. Directors shall be appointed

for terms of six years; except that the Secretary, in making the

initial appointments to the Board, shall appoint one-third each of

the Directors to terms of two, four, and six years respectively. A

vacancy on the Board shall be filled within sixty days of such

vacancy in the manner in which the original appointment was made.

No individual may serve more than twelve consecutive years as a

Director.

(c) Chairman

The Chairman shall be elected by the Board from its members. A

chairman shall serve for a two-year term, and may be re-elected to

the post during his tenure as a Director.

(d) Quorum

A majority of the current voting membership of the Board shall

constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

(e) Meetings

The Board shall meet at the call of the Chairman at least once a

year. If a Director misses three consecutive regularly scheduled

meetings, that individual may be removed from the Board by majority

vote of the Board of Directors and that vacancy filled in

accordance with subsection (b) of this section.

(f) Reimbursement of expenses

Voting members of the Board shall serve without pay, but may be

reimbursed for the actual and necessary traveling and subsistence

expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties for

the Foundation. Such reimbursement may not exceed such amount as

would be authorized under section 5703 of title 5 for the payment

of expenses and allowances for individuals employed intermittently

in the Federal Government service.

(g) General powers

The Board may complete the organization of the Foundation by

appointing employees, adopting a constitution and bylaws consistent

with the purposes of the Foundation and the provisions of this

subchapter, and undertaking other such acts as may be necessary to

function and to carry out the provisions of this subchapter.

(h) Officers and employees

Officers and employees may not be appointed until the Foundation

has sufficient funds to pay for their services. Officers and

employees of the Foundation shall be appointed without regard to

the provisions of title 5 governing appointments in the competitive

service, and may be paid without regard to the provisions of

chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title relating

to classification and General Schedule pay rates.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 101-593, title IV, Sec. 403, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat.

2970; Pub. L. 107-63, title II, Nov. 5, 2001, 115 Stat. 450.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

This subchapter, referred to in subsec. (g), was in the original

''this subtitle'' and was translated as reading ''this title'',

meaning title IV of Pub. L. 101-593, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 2969,

known as the National Forest Foundation Act, which does not contain

subtitles, and which is classified generally to this subchapter.

For complete classification of title IV to the Code, see Short

Title note set out under section 583j of this title and Tables.

The provisions of title 5 governing appointments in the

competitive service, referred to in subsec. (h), are classified

generally to section 3301 et seq. of Title 5, Government

Organization and Employees.

-MISC2-

AMENDMENTS

2001 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107-63 inserted ''At the discretion

of the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary may increase the

number of Directors to not more than twenty.'' after first

sentence.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 583j-3 of this title.

-CITE-

16 USC Sec. 583j-2 01/06/03

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER V - FOREST FOUNDATION

-HEAD-

Sec. 583j-2. Corporate powers and obligations

-STATUTE-

(a) In general

The Foundation -

(1) shall have perpetual succession;

(2) may conduct business throughout the several States,

territories, and possessions of the United States and in foreign

countries;

(3) shall have its principal offices in the Washington, D.C.

metropolitan area; and

(4) shall at all times maintain a designated agent in the

District of Columbia authorized to accept service of process for

the Foundation.

(b) Notice and service of process

The serving of notice to, or service of process upon, the agent

required under this paragraph, (FOOTNOTE 1) or mailed to the

business address of such agent, shall be deemed as service upon or

notice to the Foundation.

(FOOTNOTE 1) So in original. Probably should be ''this

section,''.

(c) Seal

The Foundation shall have an official seal selected by the Board

which shall be judicially noticed.

(d) Powers

To carry out its purposes, the Foundation shall have, in addition

to powers otherwise authorized under this subchapter, the usual

powers of a corporation in the District of Columbia, including the

power to -

(1) accept, receive, solicit, hold, administer and use any

gift, devise, or bequest, either absolutely or in trust, or real

or personal property or any income therefrom or other interest

therein;

(2) acquire by donation, gift, devise, purchase or exchange any

real or personal property or interest therein;

(3) unless otherwise required by the instrument of transfer,

sell, donate, lease, invest, reinvest, retain or otherwise

dispose of any property or income therefrom;

(4) borrow money and issue bonds, debentures, or other debt

instruments;

(5) sue and be sued, and complain and defend itself in any

court of competent jurisdiction (except that the Directors of the

Board shall not be personally liable, except for gross

negligence);

(6) enter into contracts or other arrangements with public

agencies, private organizations, and persons and to make such

payments as may be necessary to carry out the purposes thereof;

and

(7) do any and all acts necessary and proper to carry out the

purposes of the Foundation.

(e) Property

(1) The Foundation may acquire, hold and dispose of lands,

waters, or other interests in real property by donation, gift,

devise, purchase or exchange. For the purposes of this subchapter,

an interest in real property shall include, but not be limited to,

mineral and water rights, rights of way, and easements appurtenant

or in gross. A gift, devise, or bequest may be accepted by the

Foundation even though it is encumbered, restricted, or subject to

beneficial interests of private persons if any current or future

interest therein is for the benefit of the Foundation.

(2) No lands or waters, or interests therein, that are owned by

the Foundation and are determined by the Chief of the United States

Forest Service to be valuable for purposes established in this

subchapter shall be subject to condemnation by any State or

political subdivision, or any agent or instrumentality thereof.

(3) The Foundation and any income or property received or owned

by it, and all transactions relating to such income or property,

shall be exempt from all Federal, State, and local taxation with

respect thereto.

(4) Contributions, gifts, and other transfers made to or for the

use of the Foundation shall be treated as contributions, gifts, or

transfers to an organization exempt from taxation under section

501(c)(3) of title 26.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 101-593, title IV, Sec. 404, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat.

2971.)

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER V - FOREST FOUNDATION

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Sec. 583j-3. Administrative services and support

-STATUTE-

(a) Startup funds

For purposes of assisting the Foundation in establishing an

office and meeting initial administrative, project, and other

startup expenses, the Secretary is authorized to provide to the

Foundation $500,000, from funds appropriated pursuant to section

583j-8(a) of this title, per year for the two years beginning

October 1, 1992. Such funds shall remain available to the

Foundation until they are expended for authorized purposes.

(b) Matching funds

In addition to the startup funds provided under subsection (a) of

this section, for a period of five years beginning October 1, 1992,

the Secretary is authorized to provide matching funds for

administrative and project expenses incurred by the Foundation as

authorized by section 583j-8(b) of this title including

reimbursement of expenses under section 583j-1 of this title, not

to exceed then current Federal Government per diem rates.

(c) Administrative expenses

At any time, the Secretary may provide the Foundation use of

Department of Agriculture personnel, facilities, and equipment,

with partial or no reimbursement, with such limitations and on such

terms and conditions as the Secretary shall establish.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 101-593, title IV, Sec. 405, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat.

2972; Pub. L. 103-106, Sec. 3(a), Oct. 12, 1993, 107 Stat. 1031.)

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AMENDMENTS

1993 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103-106, Sec. 3(a)(1), inserted '',

project,'' after ''administrative'' and substituted ''beginning

October 1, 1992'' for ''following November 16, 1990''.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 103-106, Sec. 3(a)(2), substituted

''beginning October 1, 1992'' for ''from November 16, 1990'' and

inserted ''and project'' after ''administrative''.

PURPOSE OF PUB. L. 103-106

Section 2 of Pub. L. 103-106 provided that: ''It is the purpose

of this Act (see Short Title of 1993 Amendment note set out under

section 583j of this title) -

''(1) to provide for start-up and matching funds for project

expenses to carry out the National Forest Foundation Act (16

U.S.C. 583j et seq.); and

''(2) to extend the funding authorization for start-up expenses

for 1 year.''

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 583j-8 of this title.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER V - FOREST FOUNDATION

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Sec. 583j-4. Volunteers

-STATUTE-

The Secretary may accept, without regard to the civil service

classification laws, rules and regulations, any director, officer,

employee or agent of the Foundation as a volunteer for purposes of

the Volunteers in the National Forests Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 558a

through 558d; 86 Stat. 147).

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 101-593, title IV, Sec. 406, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat.

2973.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The civil service classification laws, referred to in text,

probably should refer to civil service and classification laws.

The civil service laws are set forth in Title 5, Government

Organization and Employees. See, particularly, section 3301 et seq.

of Title 5. The classification laws are set forth in chapter 51 and

subchapter III of chapter 53 of Title 5.

The Volunteers in the National Forests Act of 1972, referred to

in text, is Pub. L. 92-300, May 18, 1972, 86 Stat. 147, as amended,

which is classified generally to section 558a et seq. of this

title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see

Short Title note set out under section 558a of this title and

Tables.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER V - FOREST FOUNDATION

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Sec. 583j-5. Audits and report requirements

-STATUTE-

(a) Audits

For purposes of section 10101 of title 36 the Foundation shall be

treated as a corporation in part B of subtitle II of title 36.

(b) Annual reports

The Foundation shall, (FOOTNOTE 1) transmit each year to Congress

a report of its proceedings and activities of the previous year,

including a full and complete statement of its receipts,

expenditures, and investments.

(FOOTNOTE 1) So in original. The comma probably should not

appear.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 101-593, title IV, Sec. 407, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat.

2973.)

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CODIFICATION

In subsec. (a), ''section 10101 of title 36'' substituted for

''the Act entitled 'An Act for audit of accounts of private

corporations established under Federal law,' approved August 30,

1964 (36 U.S.C. 1101 through 1103; Public Law 88-504)'' and ''a

corporation in part B of subtitle II of title 36'' substituted for

''a private corporation established under Federal law'' on

authority of Pub. L. 105-225, Sec. 5(b), Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat.

1499, the first section of which enacted Title 36, Patriotic and

National Observances, Ceremonies, and Organizations.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER V - FOREST FOUNDATION

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Sec. 583j-6. United States release from liability

-STATUTE-

The United States shall not be liable for any debts, defaults,

acts or omissions of the Foundation nor shall the full faith and

credit of the United States extend to any obligations of the

Foundation.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 101-593, title IV, Sec. 408, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat.

2973.)

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER V - FOREST FOUNDATION

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Sec. 583j-7. Activities of Foundation and United States Forest

Service

-STATUTE-

The activities of the Foundation authorized under the provisions

of this Act shall be supplemental to and shall not preempt any

authority or responsibility of the United States Forest Service

under any other provision of law.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 101-593, title IV, Sec. 409, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat.

2973.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

This Act, referred to in text, is Pub. L. 101-593, Nov. 16, 1990,

104 Stat. 2954, which enacted this subchapter, chapter 32A of this

title, and section 777e-1 of this title, amended sections 2910,

3702, 3709, 4403, and 4404 of this title, and enacted provisions

listed in a table of National Environmental Centers set out under

section 668dd of this title and provisions set out in notes under

section 3701 of this title and section 4321 of Title 42, The Public

Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the

Code, see Tables.

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER V - FOREST FOUNDATION

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Sec. 583j-8. Authorization of appropriations

-STATUTE-

(a) Startup funds

For the purposes of section 583j-3 of this title, there are

authorized to be appropriated $1,000,000.

(b) Matching funds

For the purposes of section 583j-3 of this title, during the

five-year period beginning October 1, 1992, there are authorized to

be appropriated $1,000,000 annually to the Secretary of Agriculture

to be made available to the Foundation to match, on a one-for-one

basis, private contributions made to the Foundation.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 101-593, title IV, Sec. 410, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat.

2973; Pub. L. 103-106, Sec. 3(b), Oct. 12, 1993, 107 Stat. 1032.)

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AMENDMENTS

1993 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 103-106 substituted ''beginning

October 1, 1992'' for ''following November 16, 1990''.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 583j-3 of this title.

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CHAPTER 3 - FORESTS; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION; MANAGEMENT

SUBCHAPTER V - FOREST FOUNDATION

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Sec. 583j-9. Federal funds

-STATUTE-

On and after November 5, 2001, the National Forest Foundation may

hold Federal funds made available but not immediately disbursed and

may use any interest or other investment income earned (before, on,

or after November 5, 2001) on Federal funds to carry out the

purposes of Public Law 101-593: Provided further, That such

investments may be made only in interest-bearing obligations of the

United States or in obligations guaranteed as to both principal and

interest by the United States.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 107-63, title II, Nov. 5, 2001, 115 Stat. 450.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

Public Law 101-593, referred to in text, is Pub. L. 101-593, Nov.

16, 1990, 104 Stat. 2954, which enacted this subchapter, chapter

32A of this title, and section 777e-1 of this title, amended

sections 2910, 3702, 3709, 4403, and 4404 of this title, and

enacted provisions listed in a table of National Wildlife Refuges

set out under section 668dd of this title and provisions set out in

notes under section 3701 of this title and section 4321 of Title

42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of

this Act to the Code, see Tables.

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CODIFICATION

Section was enacted as part of the Department of the Interior and

Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002, and not as part of the

National Forest Foundation Act which comprises this subchapter.

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PRIOR PROVISIONS

Provisions similar to this section were contained in the

following prior appropriation acts:

Pub. L. 106-291, title II, Oct. 11, 2000, 114 Stat. 972.

Pub. L. 106-113, div. B, Sec. 1000(a)(3) (title II), Nov. 29,

1999, 113 Stat. 1535, 1501A-176.

Pub. L. 105-277, div. A, Sec. 101(e) (title II), Oct. 21, 1998,

112 Stat. 2681-231, 2681-273.

Pub. L. 105-83, title II, Nov. 14, 1997, 111 Stat. 1577.

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