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54 STAT.] 76TH CONG.. 3D SESS.-CH. 395-JUNE 18, 1940 433 Administrative provisions and limitations: For all expenditures Administrative pro authorized by the Act of June 17, 1902, and Acts amendatory thereof tions. d limita or supplementary thereto, known as the reclamation law, and all other 32 uta..c. 39. Acts under which expenditures from said fund are authorized, including not to exceed $100,000 for personal services and $15,000 for other expenses in the office of the chief engineer, $20,000 for telegraph, telephone, and other communication service, $5,000 for photographing and making photographic prints, $41,250 for personal services, and $7 ,5 00 for other expenses in the field legal offices; examination of estimates for appropriations in the field; refunds of overcollections and deposits for other purposes; not to exceed $15,000 for litho- graphing, engraving, printing, and binding; purchase of ice; purchase of rubber boots for official use by employees; maintenance and operation of horse-drawn and motor-propelled passenger vehicles; not to exceed $25,000 for purchase and exchange of horse-drawn and motor-propelled passenger-carrying vehicles; packing, crating, and transportation (including drayage) of personal effects of employees upon permanent change of station, under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior; payment of damages caused to the owners of lands or other private property of any kind by reason of the operations of the United States, its officers or employees, in the survey, construction, operation, or maintenance of irrigation works; payment for official telephone service in the field hereafter incurred in case of official telephones installed in private houses when author- ized under regulations established by the Secretary of the Interior; not to exceed $1,000 for expenses, except membership fees, of attend- ance, when authorized by the Secretary, upon meetings of technical and professional societies required in connection with official work of the Bureau; payment of rewards, when specifically authorized by the Secretary of the Interior, for information leading to the appre- hension and conviction of persons found guilty of the theft, damage, or destruction of public property: Provided, That no part of any poriso. sum provided for in this Act for operation and maintenance of any distrSictsnrrers. project or division of a project by the Bureau of Reclamation shall be used for the irrigation of any lands within the boundaries of an irrigation district which has contracted with the Bureau of Reclama- tion and which is in arrears for more than twelve months in the payment of any charges due the United States, and no part of any Lands Inarrears. sum provided for in this Act for such purpose shall be used for the irrigation of any lands which have contracted with the Bureau of Reclamation and which are in arrears for more than twelve months in the payment of any charges due from said lands to the United States; Examination and inspection of projects and operation and main- Examination and tenance of reserved works: For examination of accounts and inspec- eP""" ofproict, tion of the works of various projects and divisions of projects operated and maintained by irrigation districts or water users' associations, and bookkeeping, accounting, clerical, legal, and other expenses incurred in accordance with contract provisions for the repayment of such expenses by the districts or associations; and for operation and maintenance of the reserved works of a project or division of a project when irrigation districts, water users' associa- tions, or Warren Act contractors have contracted to pay in advance 36 stat. 925. but have failed to pay their proportionate share of the cost of such 2.3 U. S C. " 523- operation and maintenance, to be expended under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, the unexpended balance of the appropriation for this purpose for the fiscal year 1940, is continued available for the same purpose for the fiscal year 1941; Yuma project, Arizona-California: For operation and mainte- Ynma, Arz.- ciS nance, $70,000: Provided, That not to exceed $25,000 from the power P r o.o 193470°-41 --PT. I 28