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(c) if the work involves a restoration of a project improved under the provisions of the Federal Highway Act, the Federal-aid project number thereof. 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 work proposed in relation to the damage wrought by the floods of 1929, the measure of permanent relief which it will afford, and the propriety of its approval under the act.

SEO. 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 department of the State 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 such approved standard specifications shall govern may be submitted in lieu thereof.

REGULATION 7. PROJECT AGREEMENTS

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 or his authorized representatives.

REGULATION 8. FORCE ACCOUNT WORK

SECTION 1. Force account projects will not be approved except to the limited extent determined by: (a) Work of a character not feasible to contract, and (0) the availability of suitable equipment owned by the State.

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR CARRYING OUT THE FLOOD-RELIEF

ACTS FOR GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA

The rules and regulations for South Carolina and Georgia flood-relief work, which were approved by the Secretary July 16, 1930, are identical with the rules and regulations approved for Alabama with the exception of the date of approval of each act and the time within which the flood area map and tabulation of projects must be filed. The Georgia flood-relief act was approved May 27, 1930, and the South Carolina flood-relief act on June 2, 1930. The map and tabulation for each of

States must be submitted not later than September 1, 1930.

MISCELLANEOUS LEGISLATION

AUTHORIZATION OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN NATIONAL PARKS

[43 STAT. 90]

An Act Authorizing the construction, reconstruction, and improvement of roads and trails,

inclusive of necessary bridges, in the national parks and monuments under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior, in his administration of the National Park Service, is hereby authorized to construct, reconstruct, and improve roads and trails, inclusive of necessary bridges, in the national parks and monuments under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior.

SEC. 2. That for such purposes, including the making of necessary surveys and plans, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the following sums, to be available until expended : The sum of $2,500,000 for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1924, and June 30, 1925; the sum of $2,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1926; and the sum of $2,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1927.

SEC. 3. That the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to reserve from distribution to the several States, in addition to the 10 per centum authorized by section 5 of the act of November 10, 1921 (Forty-second Statutes at Large, page 213) not exceeding 5 per centum of the material, equipment, and supplies hereafter received from the Secretary of War, and to transfer said material, equipment, and supplies to the Secretary of the Interior for use in constructing, reconstructing, improving, and maintaining roads and trails in the national parks and monuments: Provided, That no charge shall be made for such transfer except such sums as may be agreed upon as being reasonable charges for freight, handling, and conditioning for efficient use.

Approved, April 9, 1924.

SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE AUTHORIZED TO PERFORM EN

GINEERING SERVICES FOR OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES

(44 STAT. 997]

An Act Making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year

ending June 30, 1928, and for other purposes

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The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to expend not to exceed $15,000 of the administrative fund provided by the Federal Aid Road Act of July 11, 1916, as amended, for supervising the preparation, distribution, and use of picric acid, trinitrotoluol, trojan powder, and such other surplus war explosives as may be made available for agricultural purposes, independently or in cooperation with agricultural colleges and other agencies, and for investigating and reporting upon the results obtained from the use of the explosives : Provided, That expenditures hereunder shall be reimbursed to the administrative fund by charge to other Federal activities, agricultural colleges, or other agencies to which the explosives are distributed : Provided further, That hereafter, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized upon the request of any branch of the Federal Government, to perform any engineering service in connection with the survey, construction, maintenance, or improvement of roads, payment of the salaries and expenses of employees so engaged and of the cost of transportation, repairs, and replacements of equipment and supplies of the Department of Agriculture used in such work to be made by transfer of funds in the manner provided by section 7 of the Act approved May 21, 1920 (Fortyfirst Statutes, page 613).

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REGULATION OF TOLLS ON BRIDGES ACROSS RED RIVER

[44 STAT. 1451]

An Act To regulate tolls charged for transit over highway bridges across the Red River

between the States of Oklahoma and Texas

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That when tolls are charged for the transit over any highway bridge across the Red River between the States of Oklahoma and Texas of persons, animals, cars, vehicles, or other property, such tolls shall be just and reasonable, and the Secretary of War shall, upon complaint, or may, upon his own initiative, without complaint, and after notice and hearing, at any time and from time to time prescribe the just and reasonable rates of toll for such transit over such bridges, and the rates so prescribed shall be the legal rates and shall be the rates demanded and received for such transit.

Approved, March 4, 1927.

ASSISTANCE IN FURTHERANCE OF INTER-AMERICAN HIGHWAY

AUTHORIZED

[45 Stat. 490]

Joint Resolution Authorizing assistance in the construction of an inter-American highway

on the Western Hemisphere

Whereas the Sixth International Conference of American States, at Habana, Cuba, resolved as follows:

"To recommend to the Pan American Congress of Highways, which will meet at Rio de Janeiro in July of the present year, the consideration and adoption of agreements that will be conducive to the construction of a longitudinal communication highway to traverse the continent, taking into consideration and deciding all questions relative to studies, route, branch connections, technical and economical cooperation of the different countries, and other matters included in the determination of this problem.

"The Pan American Union is entrusted with the compilation of information and the preparation of projects which will serve to give effect to this resolution, submitting this material in due time to the Pan American Congress of Highways."

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Government of the United States should manifest the utmost interest in the purposes of the aforesaid resolution, and that in order to promote the speedy realization of these purposes and objects the President is requested to direct the several agencies of the Government, and they are hereby authorized to lend such cooperation and assistance as may be feasible and appropriate with a view to having the matter thoroughly considered by the approaching conference; and he is further requested to advise Congress of any conclusions reached and any action which may be suggested by the conference.

Approved, May 4, 1928.

APPROPRIATIONS FOR ROADS ON INDIAN RESERVATIONS

AUTHORIZED

[45 Stat. 750]

An Act To authorize an appropriation for roads on Indian reservations

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That appropriations are hereby authorized out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated for material, equipment, supervision and engineering, and the employment of Indian labor

in the survey, improvement, construction, and maintenance of Indian reserva tion roads not eligible to Government aid under the Federal Highway Act and for which no other appropriation is available, under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior.

Approved, May 26, 1928.

COOPERATION IN FURTHERANCE OF INTER-AMERICAN HIGHWAY

AUTHORIZED

[45 Stat. 1697]

Joint Resolution Authorizing the apropriation of the sum of $50,000 to enable the Secre

tary of State to cooperate with the several Governments, members of the Pan American Union, furthering the building of an inter-American highway or highways

Whereas the Sixth International Conference of American States, by resolution adopted at Habana, on February 7, 1928, intrusted the Pan American Union with the preparation of projects for the construction of an inter-American highway; and

Whereas the governing board of the Pan American Union, acting through the Pan American Confederation for Highway Education, has requested the cooperation of the several Governments, members of the Union, in the formulation of such projects; and

Whereas the Congress of the United States of America, by joint resolution approved May 4, 1928, requested the President to direct the several agencies of the Government to cooperate with the States, members of the Pan American Union, in the preparation of such projects: Therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby authorized to be appro priated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $50,000 to enable the Secretary of State to cooperate with the several Governments, members of the Pan American Union, when he shall find that any or all of such States having initiated a request or signified a desire to the Pan American Union to cooperate, in the reconnaissance surveys to develop the facts and to report to Congress as to the feasibility of possible routes, the probable cost, the economic service and such other information as will be pertinent to the building of an inter-American highway or highways, to be expended upon the order of the Secretary of State, including the additional cost incident to the assignment by the President of personnel in the Government service, as now authorized, additional compensation of such personnel for foreign service, compensation of employees, transportation, and subsistence or per diem in lieu of subsistence (notwithstanding the provisions of any other act), stenographic and other services by contract if deemed necessary, and such other expenses as may be deemed necessary by the Secretary of State in furtherance of the projects described.

Approved, March 4, 1929.

APPROPRIATION IN FURTHERANCE OF INTER-AMERICAN HIGHWAY

[46 Stat. 115]

An Act Making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in certain appropriations for

the fiscal year ending June 30, 1930, and prior fiscal years, to provide urgent supplemental appropriations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1930, and June 30, 1931, and for other purposes

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Inter-American highway: To enable the Secretary of State to cooperate with the several Governments, members of the Pan American Union, when he shall find that any or all of such States having initiated a request or signified a desire to the Pan American Union to cooperate in the reconnaissance surveys to develop the facts and to report to Congress as to the feasibility of possible routes, the probable cost, the economic service and such other information as will be pertinent to the building of an inter-American highway or highways, to be expended upon the order of the Secretary of State, including the additional cost incident to the assignment by the President of personnel in the Government service, as now authorized, additional compensation of such personnel for foreign service, compensation of employees and rent in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, contingent expenses, official cards, printing and binding, purchase of necessary books and documents, transportation and subsistence or per diem in lieu of subsistence (notwithstanding the provisions of any other act), stenographic and other services by contract if deemed necessary without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (U. S. C., title 5), and such other expenses as may be deemed necessary by the Secretary of State in furtherance of the projects described, fiscal year 1930, to remain available until expended, $50,000.

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Approved, March 26, 1930.

USE OF FEDERAL PRISONERS IN ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND FOR

OTHER PURPOSES AUTHORIZED

[46 STAT., 391]

An Act To provide for the diversification of employment of Federal prisoners, for their

training and schooling in trades and occupations, and for other purposes

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SEC. 2. The Attorney General may make available the services of United States prisoners to the heads of the several departments under such terms, conditions, and at such rates as may be mutually agreed upon, for the purpose of constructing or repairing roads the cost of which is borné exclusively by the United States; clearing, maintaining, and reforesting public lands; building levees; and for constructing or repairing any other public ways or works which are or may be financed wholly or in major part by funds appropriated from the Treasury of the United States. To carry out the purpose of this section the Attorney General may establish, equip, and maintain camps upon sites selected by him and designate such camps as a place for confinement of persons convicted of an offense against the laws of the United States, or transfer thereto any person convicted of any offense against the laws of the United States. The expenses of transferring and maintaining prisoners at such camps shall be paid from the appropriation “Support of United States prisoners," and said appropriation may, in the discretion of the Attorney General, be reimbursed for such expenses.

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Approved, May 27, 1930.

REGULATION OF TOLLS OVER CERTAIN BRIDGES PROVIDED

[46 STAT. 821)

An Act To provide for the regulation of tolls over certain bridges

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any bridge authorized, prior to March 23, 1906, by act of Congress specifically reserving to Congress the right to alter, amend, or repeal such act, shall, in respect of the regulation of all tolls, be subject to the provisions of the act entitled "An act to regulate the construction of bridges over navigable waters," approved March 23, 1906.

Sec. 2. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this act is hereby expressly reserved.

Approved, June 27, 1930.

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