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Secretary.-The Secretary of Agriculture of the United States.

Authorized representatives of the Chief of the Bureau of Public Roads. District engineers and such other officials or employees as the Chief of Bureau may designate from time to time.

REGULATION 2. APPLICATION OF REGULATIONS

SECTION 1. These rules and regulations shall apply to all projects (or portions of projects) which may be submitted by a State under the act, whether such projects are or are not on the system of Federal-aid highways.

Sec. 2. All projects submitted by a State under the act shall be subject also to the rules and regulations made and published by the Secretary under date of July 22, 1922, for carrying out the Federal Highway Act (except the provisions thereof relative to forest roads), insofar as such rules and regulations are not inconsistent nor in conflict with the act or with these rules and regulations.

SEC. 3. That portion of the act which reads "in such manner as to give the largest measure of permanent relief” is construed to comprehend : (a) The establishment of continuity of routes in whole or in part destroyed or damaged by the floods of 1927, so designed and built as to afford adequate highway service within the most reasonable maintenance cost, (b) the rebuilding or restoring of feeder roads, including bridges to the main routes, in a manner adequate for the traffic, and designed to withstand future possible floods, and (c) such incidental work as may be necessary to protect and to complete the improvement in a manner calculated to prove durable and lasting.

REGULATION 3. PROGRAM OF FLOOD RELIEF PROJECTS

SECTION 1. On or before July 15, 1928, the highway department of each of the States of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Kentucky shall file with the Secretary a map on which shall be shown the several areas in which roads and bridges were damaged or destroyed by floods during the calendar year 1927 and shall submit with such map a tabulation of the State's proposed program of flood-relief projects.

SEC. 2. The program as submitted by a State may be revised or amended from time to time.

REGULATION 4. PROJECT STATEMENTS

SECTION 1. The highway department of each State shall submit, on the regular Federal-aid forms of the Bureau of Public Roads, a project statement for each proposed flood-relief project. Each project shall be designated “State - Flood Relief Project No. -.” These projects shall be numbered consecutively, in the order of their submission, from 1 up.

SEC. 2. Such project statements may be submitted in general terms descriptive of the work to be done, (a) over a route if on a Federal-aid highway or a main State highway, or (b) within a county or town if not on a Federalaid highway or main State highway. After such project statement is approved, the plans, specifications, and estimates may be submitted by sections, lettered consecutively. Each section shall be accompanied by a sketch map and other information in such detail as will enable the Secretary to determine the relation of the work proposed to the damage wrought by the floods of 1927, the measure of permanent relief which it will afford, and the propriety of its approval under the act.

SEC. 3. In addition to ordinary bridge work, grading, and surfacing incidental to the type of highway improvement determined, projects may include such items as channel changes, stream control, or other work necessary to the completed road, but shall not include charges for rights of way or damages to private property.

REGULATION 5. SURVEYS, PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, AND ESTIMATES SECTION 1. The surveys, plans, specifications, and estimates shall be made by the highway departments of the respective States and shall show in convenient form and detail the work to be performed and the probable cost thereof, which may include the cost of making such surveys, plans, specifications, and estimates.

SEC. 2. Copies of the specifications shall be submitted with the plans and estimates, except that where standard specifications have been submitted by the highway department and approved by the Chief of the Bureau of Public Roads a statement to the effect that approved standard specifications shall govern may be submitted in lieu thereof.

REGULATION 6. PROJECT AGREEMENTS

SECTION 1. A project agreement between the highway department and the Secretary for each flood-relief project or section thereof shall be executed on a form to be furnished by the Secretary. No payment shall be made by the United States unless or until such agreement has been executed.

SEC. 2. Subsequent to execution of the agreement no change which will increase the cost of a project to the Federal Government shall be made, except upon approval of the Secretary, and no changes shall be made in the termini or type, except upon approval of the Chief of the Bureau of Public Roads, but minor alterations which do not affect the general nature of the improvement or increase the total cost to the Federal Government may be authorized by the Chief of the Bureau of Public Roads or his authorized representative.

REGULATION 7. FORCE ACCOUNT WORK

SECTION 1. Force account projects may be approved to the limited extent determined by: (a) The availability of suitable equipment owned by the State, (6) work of a character not feasible to contract, and (c) the availability of an efficient force already organized by the State and operating or ready to operate without delay.

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR CARRYING OUT THE FLOOD-RELIEF

ACT FOR MISSOURI, MISSISSIPPI, LOUISIANA, AND ARKANSAS

(Approved by the Secretary of Agriculture, Apr. 19, 1929)

REGULATION 1. DEFINITIONS

SECTION 1. For the purposes of these regulations the following terms shall be construed, respectively, to mean:

Act.—Those provisions of the act of Congress approved February 28, 1929, entitled "An act making appropriations for the military and nonmilitary activities of the War Department for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1930, and for other purposes” (Public, No. 843, 70th Cong.), appropriating specific sums for the relief of the States of Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas, respectively, because of the unusually serious financial loss to such States through the damage to or destruction of roads and bridges by the floods of 1927.

Secretary.The Secretary of Agriculture of the United States.

Authorized representatives of the Chief of Bureau of Public Roads.—District engineers and such other officials or employees as the Chief of Bureau may designate from time to time.

REGULATION 2. APPLICATION OF REGULATIONS

SECTION 1. These rules and regulations shall apply to all projects (or portions of projects) which may be submitted by a State under the act, whether such projects are or are not on the system of Federal-aid highways.

SEC. 2. All projects submitted by a State under the act shall be subject also to the rules and regulations made and published by the Secretary under date of July 22, 1922, for carrying out the Federal Highway Act (except the provisions thereof relative to forest roads), in so far as such rules and regulations are not inconsistent nor in conflict with the act or with these rules and regulations.

Sec. 3. That portion of the act which reads “In such manner as to give the largest measure of permanent relief” is construed to comprehend: (a) The establishment of continuity of routes in whole or in part destroyed or damaged by the floods of 1927, so designed and built as to afford adequate highway service within the most reasonable maintenance cost; (0) the rebuilding or restoring of feeder roads, including bridges, to the main routes, in a manner adequate for the traffic, and designed to withstand future possible floods; and (c) such incidental work as may be necessary to protect and to complete the improvement in a manner calculated to prove durable and lasting.

SEC. 4. That for the purpose of determining the sums of money actually expended by the States prior to the passage of the act for the restoration of roads and bridges damaged or destroyed by the 1927 floods the highway departments shall submit to the Secretary certified statement with supporting documents showing the money so expended from State funds. The term “State funds" is construed to mean funds derived solely from State sources as distinguished from funds supplied by counties or other local subdivisions of the State.

SEC. 5. The last proviso of the act which specifies that “Where any roads or bridges shall be or shall have been constructed of a more expensive type than those which were damaged or destroyed, the appropriation contained herein shall not be used to defray any part of the increase in cost occasioned thereby” relates to the character or type of a road or bridge damaged or destroyed and not to its cost. Reimbursement may therefore be made (a) to the extent of 50 percent of the cost of a road or bridge reconstructed or to be reconstructed of a similar type, although of greater cost, or (b) where a more expensive type of road or bridge is or has been reconstructed, to the extent of 50 percent of the reconstruction costs of a road or bridge of a type similar to that which was damaged or destroyed.

REGULATION 3. PROGRAM OF FLOOD-RELIEF PROJECTS

SECTION 1. On or before July 1, 1929, the highway department of each of the States of Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas shall file with the Secretary a map on which shall be shown the several areas in which roads and bridges were damaged or destroyed by floods during the calendar year 1927.

SEO. 2. A tabulation shall be submitted showing the location, length, and type of roads and bridges which were damaged or destroyed by floods, and the pe of roads and bridges which have been restored with the State funds for which reimbursement is to be requested.

A similar tabulation shall be submitted showing the location, length, and type of roads and bridges damaged or destroyed by floods which are proposed for reconstruction under the provisions of the act.

SEC. 3. Where a more expensive type of road or bridge is to be reconstructed the State highway department shall show separately the estimated cost of the restoration of the type that has been damaged or destroyed and the estimated cost of the more expensive type.

SEO. 4. With the approval of the Secretary the program as submitted by a State may be revised or amended from time to time.

REGULATION 4. REIMBURSEMENT FOR WORK COMPLETED PRIOR TO APPROVAL OF ACT

SECTION 1. Vouchers may be submitted covering all roads and bridges restored prior to February 28, 1929. Such vouchers must be accompanied by supporting data setting forth the location, length, type of reconstruction, itemized statement of cost of reconstruction from State funds, with all supporting documents evidencing payments made, and a statement that the work was performed because of damage to or destruction by the 1927 floods. This information should be given for each road or bridge on account of which reimbursement is requested.

SEC. 2. Where a road or bridge has been reconstructed of a higher type, an estimate of the cost of reconstructing the same of a type similar to that damaged or destroyed should be furnished in addition to the information required by section 1 of this regulation.

SEC. 3. The request for reimbursement shall be made on a form to be furnished by the Secretary of Agriculture.

REGULATION 5. PROJECT STATEMENTS

SECTION 1. The highway department of each State shall submit, on the regular Federal-aid forms of the Bureau of Public Roads, a project statement for each proposed flood-relief project to be reconstructed under the provisions of the act. Each project shall be designated “State - Flood-Relief Project No. These projects shall be numbered consecutively, in the order of their submission, from 1 up.

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SEC. 2. Such project statements may be submitted in general terms descriptive of the work to be done, (a) over a route if on a Federal-aid highway or a nuain State highway, or (b) within a county or town if not on a Federal-aid highway or main State highway. After such project statement is approved, the plans, specifications, and estimates may be submitted by sections, lettered consecutively. Each section shall be accompanied by a sketch map and other information in such detail as will enable the Secretary to determine the relation of the work proposed to the damage wrought by the floods of 1927, the measure of permanent relief which it will afford, and the propriety of its approval under the act.

SEC. 3. In addition to ordinary bridge work, grading, and surfacing incidental to the type of highway improvement determined, projects may include such items as channel changes, stream control, or other work necessary to the completed road, but shall not include charges for rights of way or damages to private property.

REGULATION 6.

SURVEYS, PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, AND ESTIMATES

SECTION 1. The surveys, plans, specifications, and estimates shall be made by the highway departments of the respective States and shall show in convenient form and detail the work to be performed and the probable cost thereof, which may include the cost of making such surveys, plans, specifications, and estimates.

SEC. 2. Copies of the specifications shall be submitted with the plans and estimates, except that where standard specifications have been submitted by the highway department and approved by the Chief of the Bureau of Public Roads a statement to the effect that approved standard specifications shall govern may be submitted in lieu thereof.

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SECTION 1. A project agreement between the highway department and the Secretary for each flood-relief project or section thereof to be constructed shall be executed on a form to be furnished by the Secretary. No payment shall be made by the United States unless or until such agreement has been executed.

SEC. 2. Subsequent to execution of the agreement no change which will increase the cost of a project to the Federal Government shall be made, except upon approval of the Secretary, and no changes shall be made in the termini or type, except upon approval of the Chief of the Bureau of Public Roads, but minor alterations which do not affect the general nature of the improvement or increase the total cost to the Federal Government may be authorized by the Chief of the Bureau of Public Roads his authorized representatives.

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SECTION 1. Force account projects may be approved to the limited extent determined by: (a) The availability of suitable equipment owned by the State, and (6) work of character not feasible to contract.

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR CARRYING OUT THE FLOOD-RELIEF

ACT FOR ALABAMA

(Approved by the Secretary of Agriculture, Apr, 16, 1930)

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SECTION 1. For the purposes of these regulations the following terms shall be construed, respectively, to mean :

Act.—The act of Congress approved March 12, 1930, entitled "An act for the relief of the State of Alabama for damage to and destruction of roads and bridges by floods in 1929" (Public, No. 71, 71st Cong.).

Secretary.The Secretary of Agriculture of the United States.

Authorized representatives of the Chief of Bureau of Public Roads.-The district engineer and such other officials or employees as the Chief of Bureau may designate from time to time.

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SECTION 1. These rules and regulations shall apply to all projects which may be submitted by the State under the act. All such projects must be located on the Federal-aid highway system of the State.

SEC. 2. All projects submitted by the State under the act shall be subject also to the rules and regulations made and published by the Secretary under date of July 22, 1922, for carrying out the Federal Highway Act (except the provisions thereof relative to forest roads), insofar as such rules and regulations are not inconsistent nor in conflict with the act or with these rules and regulations.

SEC. 3. That portion of the act which reads “in such manner as to give the largest measure of permanent relief” is construed to comprehend: (a) The establishment of continuity of routes in whole or in part damaged or destroyed by the floods of 1929, so designed and built as to afford adequate highway service; and (b) such incidental work as may be necessary to protect and to complete the improvement in a manner calculated to prove durable and lasting.

SEC. 4. For the purpose of determining the sums of money actually expended by the State prior to the passage of the act for the restoration of roads and bridges damaged or destroyed by the 1929 floods the highway department shall submit to the Secretary certified statement with supporting documents showing the money so expended from State funds. The term "State funds” is construed to include funds derived solely from State sources as distinguished from funds supplied by counties or other local subdivisions of the State.

SEC. 5. Restoration work under construction or under contract on March 12, 1930, will not be considered as work completed prior to the date of approval of the act but shall be subject to the same requirements as projects on which work is commenced or contract entered into subsequent to such date, and payment of the Federal pro rata share of the cost of such projects will be made upon the approval of proper vouchers after project agreements have been formally executed.

REGULATION 3. PROGRAM OF FLOOD RELIEF PROJECTS

SECTION 1. On or before July 1, 1930, the highway department of Alabama shall file with the Secretary a map on which shall be shown the several areas in which roads or bridges were damaged or destroyed by floods during the calendar year 1929, together with a tabulation showing the location, length, and type of roads and bridges damaged or destroyed by floods which are proposed for reconstruction under the provisions of the act.

SEC. 2. With the approval of the Secretary the program as submitted by the State may be revised or amended from time to time.

REGULATION 4. REIMBURSEMENT OR PAYMENT OF FEDERAL PRO RATA

SECTION 1. Vouchers may be submitted covering all roads and bridges restored proir to March 12, 1930. Such vouchers must be accompanied by supporting data setting forth the location, length, and type of reconstruction, itemized statement of cost of reconstruction from State funds, with all supporting documents evidencing payments made, and a statement that the work was performed because of damage or destruction caused by 1929 floods. This information should be given for each road or bridge on account of which reimbursement is requested.

Sec. 2. Requests for reimbursement or payment shall be made on forms to be furnished by the Secretary of Agriculture, but in no event shall such reimbursement or payment exceed fifty percent of the cost of the work.

REGULATION 5. PROJECT STATEMENTS

SECTION 1. The highway department shall submit, on the regular Federal-aid forms of the Bureau of Public Roads, a project statement for each proposed flood-relief project to be reconstructed under the provisions of the act. Each project shall be designated “Alabama Flood-Relief Project No.

These projects shall be numbered consecutively, the order of their submission, from

1 up.

SEC. 2. Such project statements may be submitted in general terms descriptive of the work to be done over a route on the Federal-aid highway system, showing (a) the termini of the project, (b) the Federal-aid route number, and

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