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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 this section and section 567a 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 section 567c of this title not to exceed one-half the cost of administering, developing, and managing said lands. (Aug. 29, 1935, ch. 808, § 2, 49 Stat. 963.)
§ 567c. Appropriation for cooperation in acquisition and management of State forests.-For the purposes of sections 567a and 567b of this title, there is hereby 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. (Aug. 29, 1935, ch. 808, § 3, 49 Stat. 965.)
568. Cooperation by Secretary of Agriculture with States in establishing, and so forth, wood lots, shelter belts, windbreaks, and so forth; limitation on expenditure; appropriation.—The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized and directed, in cooperation with appropriate officials of the various States or, in his discretion, with other suitable agencies, to assist the owners of farms in establishing, improving, and renewing wood lots, shelter belts, windbreaks, and other valuable forest growth, and in growing and renewing useful timber crops. 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. There is authorized to be appropriated annually out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, not more than $100,000 to enable the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out the provisions of this section. (June 7, 1924, ch. 348, § 5, 43 Stat. 654.)
8 568a. Cooperation by Secretary of Agriculture with Territories and other possessions.—The Secretary of Agriculture is hereby 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, and 568 of this title. (Apr. 13, 1926, ch. 134, 44 Stat. 250.)
$ 568b. Cooperation by Secretary of Agriculture in development of farm forestry in States and Territories. In order to aid agriculture, increase farm-forest income, conserve water resources, increase employment, and in other ways advance the general welfare and improve living conditions on farms through reforestation and afforestation in the various States and Territories, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized in cooperation with the land-grant colleges and universities and State forestry agencies, each within its respective field of activities, according to the statutes, if any, of the respective States, wherever such agencies can and will cooperate, or in default of such cooperation to act directly, to produce or procure and distribute forest trees and shrub planting stock; to make necessary investigations; to advise farmers regarding the establishment, protection, and management of farm forests and forest and shrub plantations and the harvesting, utilization, and marketing of the products thereof; and to enter into cooperative agreements for the establishment, protection, and care of farm- or other forest-land tree and shrub plantings within such States and Territories, and, whenever suitable Government-owned lands are not available, tó lease, purchase, or accept donations of land and develop nursery sites for the production of such forest planting stock as is needed to effectuate the purposes of this section, but not including ornamental or other stock for landscape plantings commonly grown by established commercial nurserymen, and no stock grown in Government and cooperating nurseries shall be allowed to enter regular trade channels. No cooperative reforestation or afforestation shall be undertaken pursuant to this section unless the cooperator makes available without charge the land to be planted. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated annually not to exceed $2,500,000 for carrying out the purposes of this section. This section shall be known as the Cooperative Farm Forestry Act. (May 18, 1937, ch. 226, 50 Stat. 188.)
8 569. Donations to United States of lands for timber purposes.
To enable owners of lands chiefly valuable for the growing of timber crops 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 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 accptance 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 economiacl 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 sections 513, 515, and 521 of this title. In the sale of timber from national forest lands acquired under this section preference shall be given to applicants who will furnish products desired there from 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. (June 7, 1924, ch. 348, § 7, 43 Stat. 654.)
$_570. Ascertainment by Secretary of Agriculture of public lands valuable for stream-flow protection and reports thereof. The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to ascertain and determine the location of public lands chiefly valuable for streamflow 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 section 513 of this title, 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. (June 7, 1924, ch. 348, § 8, 43 Stat. 655.)
§ 571. Buildings for national forest purposes; construction, and so forth.—In addition to buildings costing not to exceed $1,500 each, the Secretary of Agriculture, out of any moneys appropriated for the improvement or protection of the national forests, may construct, improve, or purchase during each fiscal year three buildings for national forest purposes at not to exceed $2,500 each, and three at not to exceed $2,000 each. The cost of a water supply or sanitary system shall not be charged as a part of the cost of any building except those costing in excess of $2,000 each, and no such water supply and sanitary system shall cost in excess of $500. (Mar. 3, 1925, ch. 457, § 2, 43 Stat. 1132.)
CROSS REFERENCES Cost of buildings under statute relating to investigations, experiments, and tests, see section 581 of this title.
Water supply and sanitary systems costing in excess of the $500 limitation imposed by this section authorized, see section 573 of this title.
8 571a. Same; maximum allowance on construction costs. The cost of any building purchased, erected, or as improved, exclusive of the cost of constructing a water-supply, or sanitary system and of connecting the same with any such building, and exclusive of the cost of any tower upon which a lookout house may be erected, shall not exceed $7,500, with the exception that any building erected, purchased, or acquired, the cost of which was $7,500 or more, may be improved out of the appropriations made under this Act [June 28, 1944, ch. 296, § 1, 58 Stat. 425] for the Forest Service by an amount not to exceed 2 per centum of the cost of such building as certified by the Secretary. (June
30, 1939, ch. 253, title I, § 1, 53 Stat. 954; June 25, 1940, ch. 421, § 1, 54 Stat. 545; July 1, 1941, ch. 267, § 1, 55 Stat. 421; July 22, 1942, ch. 516, § 1, 56 Stat. 679; July 12, 1943, ch. 215, $ 1, 57 Stat. 411; June 28, 1944, ch. 296, § 1, 58 Stat. 442.)
$ 572. Special fund for payment of expenses of reforestation, administration, or protection of forests by Forest Service, and for refunds to contributors.-All moneys received as contributions towards reforestation or for the administration or protection of lands within or near the national forests shall be covered into the Treasury and shall constitute a special fund, which is authorized to be appropriated for the payment of the expenses of said reforestation, administration, or protection by the Forest Seryice, and for refunds to the contributors of amounts heretofore or hereafter paid in by or for them in excess of their share of the cost, but the United States shall not be liable for any damage incident to cooperation under sections 476, 555, 557, 571, 572 of this title. Mar. 3, 1925, ch. 457, § 1, 43 Stat. 1132.)
APPROPRIATIONS Appropriation of all moneys received as contributions toward cooperative work under this section was made by acts January 18, 1927, ch. 39, 44 Stat. 991; March 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 725s of Title 31, Money and Finance.
$ 572a. Deposits from timber purchasers to defray cost of scaling services.—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 hereby 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. (Sept. 21, 1944, ch. 412, title II, § 210, 58 Stat. 737.)
CODIFICATION This section was enacted as a part of the Department of Agriculture Organic Act of 1944.
§ 573. Water supply and sanitary systems; appropriation.The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to expend not to exceed $8,000 annually, out of any money appropriated for the improvement or protection of the national forests, for the fiscal year 1930 or for subsequent years, in the completion of water supply or sanitary systems costing in excess of the $500 limitation as imposed by section 571 of this title. (May 27, 1930, ch. 337, § 1, 46 Stat. 387.)
8 574. Damages caused private property in protection, administration, and improvement of national forests; reimbursement.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 $500 shall be made on any such claim. (May 27, 1930, ch. 337, § 2, 46 Stat. 387.)
§ 575. Search for lost persons, and transportation of sick, injured, or dead persons, within national forests; authorization to incur expense.—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. (May 27, 1930, ch. 337, § 3, 46 Stat. 387.)
§ 576. Reforestation; establishment of forest tree nurseries; tree planting ; seed sowing and forest improvement work.—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. (June 9, 1930, ch, 416, S. 1, 46 Stat. 527.)
8 576a. Same; appropriations. 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. (June 9, 1930, ch. 416, $ 2, 46 Stat. 527.)
$ 576b. Same; 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.
— 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), or (3) cutting, destroying, or otherwise removing undesirable trees or other growth, on the nationalforest land cut over by the purchaser, in order to improve the future stand of timber: 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 nationalforest lands during the previous three years. Such deposits shall be covered into the Treasury and shall constitute a special fund, which is hereby 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 Agri