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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 199, 200-APR. 23 , 1946 [CHAPTER 199] AN ACT For the acquisition of Indian lands required in connection with the construction, operation, and maintenance of electric transmission lines and other works, Fort Peck project, Montana. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Fort Peck project. United States of America in Congress assembled, That in aid of the odan lands. construction of the Fort Peck project, there is hereby granted to the United States, subject to the provisions of this Act, such right, title, and interest of the Indians as may be required in and to such tribal and allotted lands as may be designated by the Secretary of the Interior from time to time for the construction, operation, and main- tenance of electric transmission lines and other works of the project or for the relocation or reconstruction of properties made necessary by the construction of the project. compensation. SEC. 2. As lands or interests in lands are designated from time to time under this Act, the Secretary of the Interior shall determine the amount of money to be paid to the Indians as just and equitable compensation therefor. The amounts due the tribe and the indi- vidual allottees or their heirs or devisees shall be paid from funds now or hereafter made available to the Department of the Interior for the Fort Peck project to the superintendent of the appropriate Indian agency, or such other officer as may be designated by the Secretary of the Interior, for credit on the books of such agency to the accounts of the tribe and the individuals concerned. use of deposits S. 3S . Funds deposited to the credit of allottees, their heirs, or devisees may be used, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, for the acquisition of other lands and improvements, or the relocation of existing improvements or construction of new improve- ments on the lands so acquired for the allottees or heirs whose lands and improvements are acquired under the provisions of this Act. Status of acquired Lands so acquired shall be held in the same status as those from landswhich the funds were derived, and shall be nontaxable until other- wise provided by Congress. Administration. SEC. 4. The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to per- form any and all acts and to prescribe such regulations as he may deem appropriate to carry out the provisions of this Act. Reversionary provi- SE. 5 . All designations of Indian lands pursuant to this Act shall be made subject to the condition that in the event any such lands shall no longer be required for the purposes for which they were designated, then the right, title, or interest so acquired in lands so designated shall revert to the United States in trust for the Fort Peck Indian Tribes. Approved April 23, 1946. [CHAPTER 200] April 23, 1946 IS. 1363] [Public Lawa34] Navy and Marine Corps. Reimbursement for personal property loses. . AN ACT To reimburse certain Navy and Marine Corps personnel and former Navy and Marine Corps personnel for personal property lost or destroyed as the result of water damage occurring at certain naval and Marine Corps shore activities. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sum or sums, amounting in the aggregate not to exceed $1,581.44 as may be required by the Secretary of the Navy to reimburse, under such regulations as he may prescribe, certain Navy and Marine Corps personnel and former Navy and Marine Corps personnel for personal April 23, 1946 18. 486] [Public Law 353] 118 [60 STAT.