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Preference:

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to roads on Federal-aid system in con-

struction of Public lands highways... 28
to certain projects in Hawaii..

14
to forest projects on Federal-aid system. 26
to forest projects having Federal-aid
standards.

27
to projects expediting completion con-

nected system interstate highways (see
also Labor)

6
Primary roads. See Federal-aid system.
Prisoners, Attorney General may make avail.
able for road work.

116
Progress payments. See Reimbursement to

States.
Project statements submission by highway

departments for approval of Secretary... 2,7,8
Projects:

adequate construction materials required. 7
approval of, before approval of system... 7
funds for, under direct control of highway
departments..

7
minimum width of right of way.

7
only those substantial in character to be
approved...

2
preference to be given such as expedite
completion of adequate and connected
system of interstate highways..

6
shade trees on.

23
State funds to be provided in advance.. 7
work to be done by State highway depart-
ment.

3,8
Protective structures, included in term
"highway"

6
Public Buildings Commission, approval of
leases.

16
Public lands areas in connection with Federal-
aid:
Federal participation. See Participation

in cost.
in excess of 5 percent of total area.------ 8, 12,

17, 23, 26, 28
right of way in and appropriation of..... 9, 131
Public lands highways:

act of June 24, 1930 (Oddie-Colton Act).. 28
forest reservations, excepted.

28
main roads across nontaxable Indian,
Federal reservations, etc..

28
preference to roads on Federal-aid system

(see also Authorizations and appropri.

ations).
Puerto Rico:

authorization for expenditure for public
highways in.

49
Federal aid extended to..

57

P

B

Pan-American bighway. See Inter-Ameri.

Railroad grade crossings:

apportionment of funds under Emergency
Relief Appropriation Act, 1935.

48
authorization 1938 and 1939.

56
grade separations included in term
"bridges"

12
rights of way for..

9, 131, 132
rules and regulations for, Emergency
Relief Appropriation Act of 1935.

83
safety protective devices necessary for re-
ceipt of Federal-aid..

56
Reapportionment of funds:
administrative-

9
emergency advance..

29
not expended during availability period 1, 2,

9, 10, 45, 64
Recommendations to Congress and States.. 9
Reconstruction defined..

6
Roconstruction Finance Corporation to pro-
vide funds...

33
Reimbursement to States:

by Secretary of Treasury on warrants by
Secretary of Agriculture.

2,8
limited to pro-rata part of value of labor
and materials....

3,8
made to officials or depository designated
by highway departments.

8
not to exceed total of previous apportion-
ments...

55
progress payments....

8,8

can highway.
Park roads:
access roads

56
agreement between Secretary of Agricul-

ture and Secretary of the Interior for
construction of.

117
approach roads..

117
approach roads across National forests... 117
war materials for (see also Authorizations
and appropriations).

113
Parkways, main, included in term "high-
ways'

35, 45, 55
Participation in cost, Federal-aid:
limited to 50 percent..

2, 3, 8, 17
limited to $10,000 per mile exclusive of
bridges over 20 feet span..

3
limited to $20,000 per mile exclusive of

bridges over 20 feet span.
limitation in public land States.8, 12, 17, 23, 26, 28
limited to $16,250 and $15,000 per mile

exclusive of bridges over 20 feet span... 12
limited to $25,000 per mile exclusive of

bridges over 20 feet span under certain
conditions...

26
limited to $15,000 per mile exclusive of

bridges over 20 feet span until original
7 percent system surfaced.

26
limitations not applicable to emergency
relief.

35
limitations not applicable under National

Recovery Act.
limitation per mile removed.

46
limitation of 50 percent removed under
certain conditions.

55
matching of funds by State unneces-
sary

39, 40, 48, 49, 55
when State tax receipts insufficient for

road construction, Federal funds need
not be matched during fiscal years 1936
and 1937.

55
Payments. See Reimbursement to States,

Forest roads, Labor, etc.
Podestrians, elimination of hazards to.. 39, 44, 56, 57
Penalties, for false reports, etc. See Con-

tracts, Fraudulent claims, and Labor.
Planning projects authorized..
Plans, specifications, and estimates. See

Surveys, plans, specifications, and esti-

mates.
Population:
apportionment factor based on Federal
census.

10, 23, 26, 40, 48, 56
factor in States where public lands exceed
5 percent of total area.

23
municipal.

6, 23
Porto Rico, see Puerto Rico.
Postmaster General to certify mileage of star
and rural delivery routes.

2, 10

89, 40

45, 56

Reimbusement to States-Continued. Page

time of, decided jointly by highway

departments and Secretary (see also
Participation in cost),

3,8
Rent of buildings outside Washington author-
ized.

3
Rental of storage facilities. See Equipment

and supplies.
Reports:
annual, to Congress..

3, 5, 9, 45
special reports.

9
under Emergency Relief Appropriation
Act of 1935..

51
Research, highway. See Administration.
Rights of way:
acquired from United States.

9
acquisition of under National Recovery
Act..

40
canal and railroad companies may grant. 9,

131, 132
Federal funds not available for..

39
grade separations.-

9, 131, 132
included in term “highway"

6
may be appropriated after 4 months.

9
map to be filed with department having
control of..

9
on public lands for highways.

9
railroads and canal companies granted
right to convey -

9
railroads may grant for roads. 9, 131, 132
revert to United States.

9
to be of ample width..

7
transferred to highway departments.

9
Union Pacific may grant.

132
Roads, character and method of construction
of..

7
Rules and regulations:
authorized

4,9, 35, 41, 49, 50
Emergency Relief Appropriation Act, 1935
(grade crossings).

83
Emergency Relief Appropriation Act, 1935
(highways).

73
Federal aid.

58
flood relief, Alabama.

110
flood relief, Georgia and South Carolina.. 112
flood relief, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisi-
ana, and Arkansas.

108
flood relief, Vermont, New Hampshire,
and Kentucky.

106
forest roads...

92
grade crossings, Emergency Relief Appro-
priation Act of 1935.

83
highways, Emergency Relief Appropri-
priation Act of 1935.

73
National Recovery and Hayden-Cart-
wright Acts.

65
under sec. 205, National Recovery Act... 98
Rural delivery and star routes, certificates of
Postmaster General annually-

2, 10
Rural post roads defined.

1,4

State-Continued.

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internal improvement or debt prohibited

by State constitution or laws. 2, 4, 11, 12, 17, 20
must provide funds for participation be-
fore project approved.

7
term includes Hawaii..

14
term in National Recovery Act includes
Hawaii and District of Columbia.

40
State highway departments:
certificate of apportionment to..

2, 10
cooperation with

1, 3, 6, 9, 11, 28, 30
defined.

1,6
engineering, inspection, and unforeseen

contingencies. See Engineering and

contingencies.
funds made available for expenditure
under direct control of

6,7
research in cooperation with

9
surveys, plans, specifications, and esti-

mates. See Surveys, plans, specifica-

tions, and estimates.

work to be done under supervision of.... 3,8
State laws:

construction work and labor to be done
in accordance with..

3,8
relative to providing revenue for construc-
tion.

2, 4, 7, 11, 12, 17, 20
Supplies, purchase of authorized (see also
Equipment and supplies)---

3,11
Surfacing:
durable types only approved.

7
not less than 18 feet wide on primary
roads.

7
probable future traffic needs.

7
types best suited to locality

7
width of construction.

7
Surplus war materials. See War materials.
Surveys, plans, specifications and estimates:
approval of by Secretary.

2,8
certification to Secretary of Treasury 2,8
depreciation on equipment may be in-

cluded and credited to appropriation on
charges to other Government serv-
ices.

36, 43, 52, 53, 113
highway planning.

45, 46
inter-American highway.

46, 115, 122
National Recovery projects, reimburs-
able to States from June 16, 1933.

39, 44
regular Federal-aid projects, not reim-
bursable to States.

2,8
services for other Federal agencies.

36,

43, 52, 53, 131
submission by highway department. 2,8
survey of traffic conditions.

57
Works Program projects, reimbursable to

States. See Rules and regulations on,
(see also Cooperation).

T
Taxes, motor vehicle transportation:
diversion of

45, 55
levied on sales on Federal reservations..- 56, 57
when insufficient for road construction

Federal funds need not be matched dur-
ing fiscal years 1936 and 1937.

55
Tennessee Valley Authority.

42
Testing laboratory, appropriation for., 27, 28, 52, 53
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation,

appropriation for road within..
Tolls:
appeal to courts.

124
bridges authorized prior to March 23,

1906, are subject to provisions of general
bridge act.

116
Federal aid for construction of toll bridges
under certain conditions..

21, 36, 40
must be made free after tolls have paid
cost.

21
Oldfield Act.

21
penalty for charging excess rates.

125
rates not subject to general bridge act and

not fixed by contract with State, etc., to
be just and reasonable..

124
Red River tolls.

114

46, 122

36, 56

s
Safety:

funds for safer traffic facilities or elimina-

tion of hazards to pedestrians or vehic-
ular traffic..

44
improvements for..

39
protective devices necessary for receipt of
Federal-aid.

56
recommendations on.

9
study of..

57
Secondary roads.
Secretary of Treasury, certificate of appor-
tionment to..

2,8,10
Secretary of Agriculture, powers and duties
under Federal Highway Act.

6,8,9
Seven percent system. See Federal-aid sys-

tem.
Signs included in term “highway".

6
Specifications. See Surveys, plans, specifica-

tions, and estimates.
State:
funds defined

6
having no highway department......

1

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Tolls-Continued.

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roads to be free from

1, 7,21
Secretary of War may prescribe rates.. 124

tolls to be applied in repayment of cost. 21, 36, 40
Townsend (Federal Highway) Act.

5
Traffic conditions, authorization to investi-
gate and report on...

57
Trees, shade trees may be included in cost of
highways..

23

17

5,6

17
113
17

U

W
Wages.

See Labor.
War materials:

cost of reconditioning to be charged to ad-

ministrative funds..
distribution among States same basis as

Federal-aid apportionment.
exchange of deteriorated explosives for ex-

plosives fit for immediate use.
for National park roads..
handling charges to be reimbursed..
may be transferred to other agencies of

Federal Government.
Secretary may reserve 10 percent for forest

roads and other roads under his direct

supervision.

transfer for highways.
Warehouse, Washington, D. C., lease for.
Washington-Lincoln Memorial Gettysburg

Boulevard, Commission established.
Work relief under National Recovery Act (30

percent grants).

17

[blocks in formation]

5, 6
5, 6
16

[blocks in formation]

122

49

39

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF SECONDARY OR

FEEDER ROADS UNDER ACT OF JUNE 16, 1936

Rules and Regulations for Carrying out the Provisions of Section 7 of the Act

of June 16, 1936 (Pub. No. 686_74th Cong.), Which Relate to the Improvement of Secondary or Feeder Roads in Accordance With the Provisions of the Federal Highway Act

(Approved by the Secretary of Agriculture Feb. 9, 1937)

DEFINITIONS

SECTION 1. For the purposes of these rules and regulations the following definitions shall control.

“Act” shall mean section 7 of the Act of June 16, 1936, (Pub. No. 686—74th Cong.) which provides for the improvement of secondary or feeder roads, including farm-to-market roads, rural free delivery mail roads, and public school bus routes in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Highway Act, as amended and supplemented.

“State” as used herein shall include the Territory of Hawaii and the Island of Puerto Rico.

"Secretary” shall mean the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States.

Secondary highway funds" shall mean the funds authorized to be apportioned under the act to the several States by the Secretary of Agriculture for the improvement of secondary or feeder roads.

“Secondary or feeder roads” shall mean roads outside of municipalities, except as hereafter provided, which are not included in the Federal-aid highway system, and shall include farm-to-market roads, mine-to-market roads, rural free delivery mail roads, public school bus routes, and other rural roads of community value which connect with important highways or which extend reasonably adequate highway service from such highways, or which lead to rail or water shipping points or local settlements. The limitation with respect to roads within municipalities shall not be construed to prevent improvements into or through small municipalities when such improvements are necessary for continuity of service.

“Municipality shall mean a populous community, generally of defined area, usually organized pursuant to law into a body politic with corporate name and continuous succession and for the purpose and with the authority of subordinate local self-government.

"Project” shall mean a definite undertaking for a purpose defined under the act. Projects shall be designated “Federal Aid Secondary Project No. FAS

INITIATION OF PROJECTS SEC. 2. All projects under this act shall be initiated by the States and submitted in the same manner as other Federal-aid projects, and all such projects shall be subject to all of the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Agriculture in effect for administering the Federal Highway Act, as amended, except such provisions as are inconsistent or in conflict with these rules and reguas.

APPLICATION OF FUNDS TO PROJECTS SEC. 3. The funds apportioned to any State under the act shall he applied to projects, essentially rural in character, that are not on highway routes which are potential additions to the Federal-aid highway system within a reasonable interval.

In States where the mileage of the State highway system is a small percentage of the total highway mileage of the State, the Chief of the Bureau of Public Roads shall determine to what extent secondary or feeder road projects may be located on the State highway system. 85393°-37

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