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50 Stat. 525. 59 Stat. 532.
31 USC 665. 54 Stat. 168.
61 Stat. 177. 31 USC 665.
45 Stat. 699.
PUBLIC LAW 437-JUNE 29, 1954
[68 S T A T.
parcels of land and interests therein in Sanders County, Montana, but such land shall not be acquired without the approval of the local government concerned; and all expenses necessary for the use, maintenance, improvement, protection, and general administration of the national forests, and for the management of lands under title III of the Act of July 22, 1937, and the Act of August 11, 1945 (7 U.S.C. 1010-1012); $30,490,200; Provided, That the Secretary may sell at market value any property located in Yalobusha, Chickasaw, and Pontotoc counties, Mississippi, administered under title III of the Act of July 22, 1937, and suitable for return to private ownership under such terms and conditions as would not conflict with the purposes of said Act. Fighting forest fires: For fighting and preventing forest fires on or threatening lands under Forest Service administration, including lands under contract for purchase or in process of condemnation for Forest Service purposes, and for liquidation of obligations incurred in the preceding fiscal year for such purpose, $6,000,000, of which $2,500,000 shall be apportioned for use, pursuant to section 3679 of the Revised Statutes, as amended, to the extent necessary to meet emergency conditions. Control of forest pests: For the control of white pine blister rust pursuant to the Act of April 26, 1940 (16 U.S.C. 594a), including the development and testing of new control methods, $2,570,000, of which $360,000 shall be available to the Department of the Interior for the control of white pine blister rust on or endangering Federal lands under the jurisdiction of that Department or lands of Indian tribes which are under the jurisdiction of or retained under restrictions of the United States; and for carrying out the Forest Pest Control Act ( l e U.S.C. Supp. V, 594-1—594-5), $2,367,500, of which $1^67,500 shall be apportioned for use pursuant to section 3679 of the Revised Statutes, as amended, for the purposes of said Act to the extent necessary under the then existing conditions; $4,937,500. Forest research: For forest research at forest or range experiment stations, the Forest Products Laboratory, or elsewhere, in accordance with the provisions of sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, and 10 of the Act approved May 22, 1928, as amended (16 U.S.C. 581, 581a-581c, 581f581i), including the construction and maintenance of improvements; fire, silvicultural, watershed, forest insects and diseases, and other forest investigations and experiments; investigations and experiments to develop improved methods of management of forest and related ranges; experiments, investigations, and tests of forest products; marketing research and service on timber and timber products; a comprehensive forest survey; and investigations in forest economics; $6,538,500: Provided, That funds may be advanced to cooperators under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe when such action will stimulate or facilitate cooperative work. FOREST ROADS A N D TRAILS
For expenses necessary for carrying out the provisions of section 23 of the Federal Highway Act approved November 9, 1921, as st^2 Stat.^ 218; 49 amended (23 U.S.C. 23, 23a), relating to forest development roads and trails, including the construction, reconstruction, and maintenance of roads and trails on experimental areas under Forest Service administration, $16,000,000, which sum is authorized to be appropriated by 23 USC 23 note, ^he Acts of September 7, 1950 (64 Stat. 786), and June 25, 1952 (66 Stat. 158), to remain available until expended: Provided, That this appropriation shall be available for the rental, purchase, construction, or alteration of buildings necessary for the storage and repair of equipment and supplies used for road and trail construction and main-