54 STAT.] 76TH CONG.. 3D SESS.-CHS. 860 , 861 -OCT. 14, 1940 duties of whom in whole or in part related to the protection of the life of the President and who has actively performed duties other than clerical for ten years or more directly related to the protection of the President extended by the Secret Service Division and having reached the age of fifty-five years, he may, at his election, be retired from the service of any such police department or police force or Division or fire department, and shall be entitled to receive retire- ment compensation from the said policemen and firemen's relief fund, District of Columbia, in an amount equal to 50 per centum per annum of the salary received by him at the date of retirement: Provided, however, That in any fiscal year any such retirement shall be in accordance with such rules and regulations as may be adopted by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, and in no fiscal year shall the amount of all such retirements authorized under the provisions of this paragraph aggregate more than $30,000: Provided further, That, when any member of the United States Secret Service Division shall have performed service in connection with the protection of the President for ten years or more, thereby becoming subject to future retirement after twenty-five years' service under the provisions of this Act, that he shall be authorized to transfer all funds to his credit in the United States Civil Service Retirement Fund to the Policemen and Firemen's Relief Fund of the District of Columbia, and that after the transfer of such funds, the salary of that member shall be subject to the same deductions for credit to the Policemen and Fire- men's Relief Fund of the District of Columbia as the deductions from salaries of other members contributing to that fund, and he shall be entitled to the same benefits as other members contributing to that fund." Approved, October 14, 1940. [CHAPTER 861] AN ACT To amend an Act entitled "An Act authorizing construction of water conservation and utilization projects in the Great Plains and arid and semiarid areas of the United States", approved August 11, 1939 (53 Stat. 1418), and an Act entitled "An Act to promote conservation in the arid and semiarid areas of the United States by aiding in the development of facilities for water storage and utiliza- tion, and for other purposes", approved August 28, 1937 (50 Stat. 869). Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act entitled "An Act authorizing construction of water conservation and utilization projects in the Great Plains and arid and semiarid areas of the United States", approved August 11, 1939 (53 Stat. 1418), is hereby amended to read as follows: "SECTION 1. For the purpose of stabilizing water supply and thereby rehabilitating farmers on the land and providing oppor- tunities for permanent settlement of farm families, the Secretary of the Interior (hereinafter referred to as "the Secretary") is hereby authorized to investigate and, upon compliance with the provisions of this Act, to construct water conservation and utilization projects in the Great Plains and arid and semiarid areas of the United States, and to operate and maintain each such project in accordance with the provisions of this Act: Provided, That the United States shall retain title to the dams, reservoirs, irrigation, and other project works until Congress otherwise provides: And provided further, That expenditures from appropriations made directly pursuant to the authority contained in section 12 (1) to meet reimbursable con- struction costs allocated to irrigation as defined in section 4 (b) shall not exceed $1,000,000 for dams and reservoirs in any one project. 1119 Compensation. Provisos. Regulations. Limitation. U. S . Secret Service Division. Transfer of retire- ment funds. October 14, 1940 [H. R. 101221 [Public, No. 848] Oreat Plains. etc., water conservation. 16TT..C.. Supp.V, I§ 690y-659bb. Water conservation and utilization proj- ects. Provism. Federal title to proj- ect works. Expenditures to meet reimbursable costs, limitation.