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FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Stes. I. Ch. 314. 1896. 235 That after the regular or formal report on any examination, survey, No ¤tggg},gg;·¤*¤l project, or work under way or proposed is submitted, no supplemental mm or additional report or estimate for the same fiscal year shall be made unless ordered by a concurrent resolution of Congress. The Govern- Proms w he apment shall not be deemed to have entered upon any project for the §§¥§,'Q§*§f,,§,Y' °°f°'° improvement of any waterway or harbor mentioned in this Act until funds for the commencement of the proposed work shall have been actually appropriated by law. Sec. 5. That under the authority to make contracts for materials and mfg:**¤**°¤ °¤ °°¤· work, under the provisions of this Act, in addition to the sums appro-. priated herein, the Secretary of War shall not obligate the Government ‘ _ to pay, in any one fiscal year, beginning July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, more than four hundred thousand dollars upon the said contracts for any one of the works herein placed under tho contract system, except as herein otherwise specifically authorized to do; Provided any part of the annual allotment herein provided for, not §~·¤¤:l¤- ,1 earned and paid for material furnished or work done in one fiscal year, t.,.,L°,ffi,,,.,°.$’i.H§`iii*§$ may be paid for material furnished and work done under the contracts in any subsequent fiscal year: Provided further, That nothing herein C°"**°l°*`°°¤**=·°*¤- contained shall he so construed as to prevent the Secretary of War from making contracts for the whole or any part of the works placed under the contract system in such manner as may be deemed best, pay- ments, however, to be made as stated in this section. Sec. G. The Secretary of War is hereby authorized and directed to Cd<>¤¤fr>i1¤fi9¤ tp iw cause to be made and transmitted to the first session of the Fifty-fifth ;°L°}vZ°§fx;,'.’§2ci;1?2,Z1 Congress a compilation giving a complete list of all the preliminary P’°P¤=*“°¤¤-°'>°· examinations that have heretofore been made, date of report, with a statement as to each, whether favorable or unfavorable for survey; also a complete list of all surveys that have heretofore been made, with a statement as to each, whether favorable for adoption or unfavorable, and date of report, amount recommended for completion and amount recommended for each to be expended during the fiscal year beginning July fir t, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, by both the Chief of Engineers and the engineer in charge; also a complete list of all projects now under construction or maintenance, together with the year when adopted, and if modified, when, the total amount expended on each project and estimate of amount required to complete the same, and amount recommended by the Chief of Engineers and by the Engineer in charge to be expended during the fiscal year beginning July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, the amount appropriated for each project by this Act, making reference to the report of the Chief of Engineers where report of each project is given, together with a statement containing the amount of the unexpended balance to the credit of each project July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, whether under construction, work suspended, or appropriation made and work not commenced ; also the total amounts appropriated heretofore for the improvement and maintenance of the rivers and the total amounts heretofore appropriated for the improvement and maintenance of harbors in each river and harbor act; also the total amount of appropriation by States St$gg¤>P**¤*i°¤¤ by fbr the improvement of rivers and harbors. ' Sec. 7. That section two of the Act making appropriations for the ,,,E’d“l§g';‘fS“‘pgf,m§°,j legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the wd. fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, V°l‘28‘ P' 2°5‘ and for other purposes, approved July thirty-first, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, shall not be so construed as to prevent the employment of any retired officer of the Army or Navy to do work under the direction of the Chief of Engineers of the Vnited States Army in connection with the improvement of rivers and harbors of the United States, or the payment by the proper officer of the Treasury of any amounts agreed upon as compensation for such employment.