US (United States) Code. Title 43. Chapter 5: Land districts

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43 USC CHAPTER 5 - LAND DISTRICTS 01/06/03

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TITLE 43 - PUBLIC LANDS

CHAPTER 5 - LAND DISTRICTS

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CHAPTER 5 - LAND DISTRICTS

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Sec.

121. Discontinuance of land offices by President.

122. Discontinuance of land offices by Secretary of the

Interior.

123. Continuance of land offices when required by public

convenience.

123a. Continuation of existing land districts and offices in

Alaska; change of district boundaries, or

discontinuance of districts; designation and location

of land offices.

124. Consolidation of land offices.

125. Annexation of discontinued district to adjacent

district.

126. Change of location of land offices.

127. Change of boundaries of land districts.

128. Division or change of boundaries; continuance of

business of original district.

129. Office rent and clerk hire for consolidated land

offices.

130. Entry of public lands in States where no land offices

exist.

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43 USC Sec. 121 01/06/03

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TITLE 43 - PUBLIC LANDS

CHAPTER 5 - LAND DISTRICTS

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Sec. 121. Discontinuance of land offices by President

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Upon the recommendation of the Secretary of the Interior, the

President may order the discontinuance of any land office and the

transfer of any of its business and archives to any other land

office within the same State or Territory.

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(R.S. Sec. 2252; 1946 Reorg. Plan No. 3, Sec. 403, eff. July 16,

1946, 11 F.R. 7876, 60 Stat. 1100.)

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CODIFICATION

R.S. Sec. 2252 derived from act May 30, 1862, ch. 86, Sec. 5, 12

Stat. 409.

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

For transfer of functions of other officers, employees, and

agencies of Department of the Interior, with certain exceptions, to

Secretary of the Interior, with power to delegate, see Reorg. Plan

No. 3 of 1950, Secs. 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64

Stat. 1262, set out under section 1451 of this title.

Words "the Commissioner of the General Land Office, approved by"

omitted on authority of section 403 of Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1946.

See note set out under section 1 of this title.

DELEGATION OF FUNCTIONS

For delegation to Secretary of the Interior of authority vested

in President by this section, see Ex. Ord. No. 10250, June 5, 1951,

16 F.R. 5385, set out as a note under section 301 of Title 3, The

President.

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43 USC Sec. 122 01/06/03

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TITLE 43 - PUBLIC LANDS

CHAPTER 5 - LAND DISTRICTS

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Sec. 122. Discontinuance of land offices by Secretary of the

Interior

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Whenever the quantity of public land remaining unsold in any land

district is reduced to a number of acres less than one hundred

thousand, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Interior to

discontinue the land office of such district; and if any land in

any such district remains unsold at the time of the discontinuance

of a land office, the same shall be subject to sale at some one of

the existing land offices most convenient to the district in which

the land office has been discontinued, of which the Secretary of

the Interior shall give notice.

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(R.S. Sec. 2248.)

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CODIFICATION

R.S. Sec. 2248 derived from act June 12, 1840, ch. 36, Sec. 2, 5

Stat. 385.

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

For transfer of functions of other officers, employees, and

agencies of Department of the Interior, with certain exceptions, to

Secretary of the Interior, with power to delegate, see Reorg. Plan

No. 3 of 1950, Secs. 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64

Stat. 1262, set out under section 1451 of this title.

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43 USC Sec. 123 01/06/03

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TITLE 43 - PUBLIC LANDS

CHAPTER 5 - LAND DISTRICTS

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Sec. 123. Continuance of land offices when required by public

convenience

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The Secretary of the Interior may continue any land district in

which is situated the seat of government of any one of the States,

and may continue the land office in such district, notwithstanding

the quantity of land unsold in such district may not amount to one

hundred thousand acres, when, in his opinion, such continuance is

required by public convenience, or in order to close the land

system in such State.

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(R.S. Sec. 2249.)

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CODIFICATION

R.S. Sec. 2249 derived from act Sept. 4, 1841, ch. 16, Sec. 7, 5

Stat. 455.

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

For transfer of functions of other officers, employees, and

agencies of Department of the Interior, with certain exceptions, to

Secretary of the Interior, with power to delegate, see Reorg. Plan

No. 3 of 1950, Secs. 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64

Stat. 1262, set out under section 1451 of this title.

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43 USC Sec. 123a 01/06/03

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TITLE 43 - PUBLIC LANDS

CHAPTER 5 - LAND DISTRICTS

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Sec. 123a. Continuation of existing land districts and offices in

Alaska; change of district boundaries, or discontinuance of

districts; designation and location of land offices

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Subject to the authority conferred upon the Secretary of the

Interior by this section, the land districts and land offices

existing in Alaska on October 9, 1942 are continued. The Secretary

of the Interior is authorized and empowered in his discretion to

change the boundaries of, or discontinue, any land district in

Alaska, and in lieu thereof to designate such land district, or

land region, as, in his opinion, is necessary for the transaction

of the business relating to the public lands in the Territory and

to designate or change the location of any land office for such

land district or land region.

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(Oct. 9, 1942, ch. 584, Sec. 6, 56 Stat. 779.)

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CODIFICATION

Section was formerly classified to section 365 of Title 48,

Territories and Insular Possessions.

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LAND DISTRICTS AND LAND OFFICES CONTINUED

Provisions of acts Feb. 14, 1902, ch. 17, Sec. 1, 32 Stat. 20;

Mar. 2, 1907, ch. 2537, Sec. 1, 34 Stat. 1232, which constituted

former section 365 of Title 48, Territories and Insular

Possessions, and were repealed by section 7 of Act Oct. 9, 1942,

which enacted this section, read as follows: "There shall be two

land districts in Alaska, the boundaries of which shall be

designated by the President, to be known as the Nome land district

and the Fairbanks land district, with the land offices located,

respectively, at Nome, Alaska, and Fairbanks, Alaska, and one other

land district and land office, the location of which shall be fixed

by the President."

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43 USC Sec. 124 01/06/03

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TITLE 43 - PUBLIC LANDS

CHAPTER 5 - LAND DISTRICTS

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Sec. 124. Consolidation of land offices

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It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Interior to

consolidate the district land offices where practicable and

consistent with the public interests.

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(Aug. 5, 1892, ch. 380, Sec. 1, 27 Stat. 368.)

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APPROPRIATIONS

The Secretary of the Interior was required to consolidate the

district land offices so as to bring the total compensation of the

registers and receivers for the fiscal year 1894, within the

appropriation made therefor by the sundry Civil Appropriation Act

for that year, act Mar. 3, 1893, ch. 208, 27 Stat. 591, which was

fixed at $520,000.

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43 USC Sec. 125 01/06/03

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TITLE 43 - PUBLIC LANDS

CHAPTER 5 - LAND DISTRICTS

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Sec. 125. Annexation of discontinued district to adjacent district

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Whenever the cost of collecting the revenue from the sales of the

public lands in any land district is as much as one-third of the

whole amount of revenue collected in such district, it may be

lawful for the President, if, in his opinion, not incompatible with

the public interest, to discontinue the land office in such

district, and to annex the same to some other adjoining land

district.

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(R.S. Sec. 2250.)

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CODIFICATION

R.S. Sec. 2250 derived from act Mar. 3, 1853, ch. 97, Sec. 1, 10

Stat. 189, 194.

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DELEGATION OF FUNCTIONS

For delegation to Secretary of the Interior of authority vested

in President by this section, see Ex. Ord. No. 10250, June 5, 1951,

16 F.R. 5385, set out as a note under section 301 of Title 3, The

President.

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43 USC Sec. 126 01/06/03

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TITLE 43 - PUBLIC LANDS

CHAPTER 5 - LAND DISTRICTS

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Sec. 126. Change of location of land offices

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The President is authorized to change the location of the land

offices in the several land districts established by law, and to

relocate the same from time to time at such point in the district

as he deems expedient.

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(R.S. Sec. 2251.)

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CODIFICATION

R.S. Sec. 2251 derived from acts Mar. 3, 1853, ch. 97, Sec. 1, 10

Stat. 204; Mar. 3, 1853, ch. 144, 10 Stat. 244.

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DELEGATION OF FUNCTIONS

For delegation to Secretary of the Interior of authority vested

in President by this section, see Ex. Ord. No. 10250, June 5, 1951,

16 F.R. 5385, set out as a note under section 301 of Title 3, The

President.

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43 USC Sec. 127 01/06/03

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TITLE 43 - PUBLIC LANDS

CHAPTER 5 - LAND DISTRICTS

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Sec. 127. Change of boundaries of land districts

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The President is authorized to change and reestablish the

boundaries of land districts whenever, in his opinion, the public

interests will be subserved thereby, without authority to increase

the number of land offices or land districts.

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(R.S. Sec. 2253.)

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CODIFICATION

R.S. Sec. 2253 derived from act June 29, 1870, ch. 171, 16 Stat.

171.

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DELEGATION OF FUNCTIONS

For delegation to Secretary of the Interior of authority vested

in President by this section, see Ex. Ord. No. 10250, June 5, 1951,

16 F.R. 5385, set out as a note under section 301 of Title 3, The

President.

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43 USC Sec. 128 01/06/03

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TITLE 43 - PUBLIC LANDS

CHAPTER 5 - LAND DISTRICTS

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Sec. 128. Division or change of boundaries; continuance of business

of original district

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In case of the division of existing land districts by the

erection of new ones, or by a change of boundaries by the

President, all business in such original districts shall be

entertained and transacted without prejudice or change, until the

offices in the new districts are duly opened by public announcement

under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior. All sales or

disposals of the public lands heretofore regularly made at any land

office, after such lands have been made part of another district by

any Act of Congress, or by any act of the President, are confirmed,

provided the same are free from conflict with prior valid rights.

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(R.S. Sec. 2254.)

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CODIFICATION

R.S. Sec. 2254 derived from act May 31, 1872, ch. 241, 17 Stat.

192.

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

For transfer of functions of other officers, employees, and

agencies of Department of the Interior, with certain exceptions, to

Secretary of the Interior, with power to delegate, see Reorg. Plan

No. 3 of 1950, Secs. 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64

Stat. 1262, set out under section 1451 of this title.

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43 USC Sec. 129 01/06/03

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TITLE 43 - PUBLIC LANDS

CHAPTER 5 - LAND DISTRICTS

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Sec. 129. Office rent and clerk hire for consolidated land offices

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The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to make a reasonable

allowance for office rent for each consolidated land office; and

when satisfied of the necessity therefor, to approve the employment

of one or more clerks, at a reasonable per diem compensation, for

such time as such clerical force is absolutely required to keep up

the current public business, which clerical force shall be paid out

of the surplus fees authorized to be charged by section 84 (!1) of

this title, if any, and if no surplus exists, then out of the

appropriation for incidental expenses of district land offices; but

no clerk shall be so paid unless his employment has been first

sanctioned by the Secretary of the Interior.

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(R.S. Sec. 2255; 1946 Reorg. Plan No. 3, Sec. 403, eff. July 16,

1946, 11 F.R. 7876, 60 Stat. 1100.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

Section 84 of this title, referred to in text, was repealed by

Pub. L. 86-649, title II, Sec. 202(b), July 14, 1960, 74 Stat. 507.

See section 1734 of this title.

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CODIFICATION

R.S. Sec. 2255 derived from act Feb. 18, 1861, ch. 38, Sec. 2, 12

Stat. 131.

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

For transfer of functions of other officers, employees, and

agencies of Department of the Interior, with certain exceptions, to

Secretary of the Interior, with power to delegate, see Reorg. Plan

No. 3 of 1950, Secs. 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64

Stat. 1262, set out under section 1451 of this title.

Words "by the register" following "to approve the employment"

omitted on authority of section 403 of Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1946.

See note set out under section 1 of this title.

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(!1) See References in Text note below.

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43 USC Sec. 130 01/06/03

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TITLE 43 - PUBLIC LANDS

CHAPTER 5 - LAND DISTRICTS

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Sec. 130. Entry of public lands in States where no land offices

exist

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Public lands situated in States in which there are no land

offices may be entered at the Bureau of Land Management, subject to

the provisions of law touching the entry of public lands; and the

necessary proofs and affidavits required in such cases may be made

before some officer competent to administer oaths, whose official

character shall be duly certified by the clerk of a court of

record. And moneys received by the Secretary of the Interior, or

such officer as he may designate, for lands entered by cash entry

shall be covered into the Treasury.

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(Mar. 3, 1877, ch. 102, Sec. 1, 19 Stat. 315; June 19, 1878, ch.

329, Sec. 1, 20 Stat. 201; 1946 Reorg. Plan No. 3, Sec. 403, eff.

July 16, 1946, 11 F.R. 7876, 60 Stat. 1100.)

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

For transfer of functions of other officers, employees, and

agencies of Department of the Interior, with certain exceptions, to

Secretary of the Interior, with power to delegate, see Reorg. Plan

No. 3 of 1950, Secs. 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64

Stat. 1262, set out under section 1451 of this title.

"Bureau of Land Management" substituted for "General Land Office"

and "Secretary of the Interior, or such officer as he may

designate," substituted for "Commissioner of the General Land

Office" on authority of section 403 of Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1946.

See note set out under section 1 of this title.

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