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[71 Stat. 372]
[71 Stat. 372]
PUBLIC LAW 000—MMMM. DD, 1957

372 Administration, etc.

PUBLIC LAW 85-152-AUG. 16, 1957

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SEC. 7. Except as otherwise specifically provided, nothing in this Act shall be construed as conferring on any Federal officer or employee the right to exercise any supervision or control over the administration, personnel, maintenance, or operation of any hospital, with respect to which any funds have been or may be expended under this Act. Approved August 16, 1957.

Public Law 85-152 August 16, 1957 [S. 42^

San Angelo Federal Reclamation project, Tex.

Authority. 43 USC 391.

Contract.

Water rates.

Interest.

Storage space.

Repayment contract prerequisites.

AN ACT To provide for the construction by the Secretary of the Interior of the San Angelo Federal reclamation project, Texas, and for other purposes. 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 is authorized to construct, operate, and maintain the San Angelo Federal reclamation project, Texas, for the principal purposes of furnishing water for the irrigation of approximately ten thousand acres of land in Tom Green County and municipal, domestic, and industrial use, controlling floods, providing recreation and fish and wildlife benefits, and controlling silt. The principal engineering features of said project shall be a dam and reservoir at or near the Twin Buttes site, outlet works at the existing Nasworthy Dam, and necessary canals, drains, and related works. SEC. 2. (a) In constructing, operating, and maintaining the San Angelo project, the Secretary shall be governed by the Federal reclamation laws (Act of June 17, 1902, 32 Stat. 388, and Acts amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto), except as is otherwise provided in this Act. (b) Actual construction of the project shall not be commenced, and no construction contract therefor shall be awarded, until a contract or contracts complying with the provisions of this Act have been entered into for payment of those portions of the construction cost of the project which are allocated to irrigation and to municipal, domestic, and industrial water. (c) In furnishing water for irrigation and for municipal, domestic, and industrial uses from the project, the Secretary shall charge rates with the object of returning to the United States over a period of not more than forty years, exclusive of any development period for irrigation, all of the costs incurred by it in constructing, operating, and maintaining the project which the Secretary finds to be properly allocable to the purposes aforesaid and of interest on the unamortized balance of the portion of the construction cost which is allocated to municipal, domestic, and industrial Avater. Said interest shall be at the average rate, which rate shall be certified by the Secretary of the Treasury, paid by the United States on its marketable long-term securities outstanding on the date of this Act, When all of the said costs allocable to said purpose incurred by the United States in constructing, operating, and maintaining the project, together with said interest on the said unamortized balance, have been returned to the United States, the contracting organization or organizations which have thus reimbursed the United States shall have a permanent right to use that portion of the storage space in the project thus allocable to said uses. (d) Any contract entered into under section 9, subsection (d), of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 (53 Stat. 1197, 1193, 43 U.S.C. sec. 185h (d)) for payment of those portions of the costs of constructing, operating, and maintaining the project which are allocated