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PUBLIC LAWS-OH. 415-JUNE 4, 1948 [CHAPTER 415] June 4, 1948 [H. R. 37311 (Public Law 602] Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Districts Nos. 1 and 2. 53 Stat. 1192. 43U. S.C.§485g. Changes in repay- ment contracts. 44 Stat. 640 . Temporarily unpro- ductive land. Permanently unpro- ductive land. 44 Stat. 640. Contractual obliga- tion. C onstruction charges. Temporarily unpro- ductive land. 44 Stat. 640 . AN ACT Authorizing modifications in the repayment contracts with the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation District Numbered 1 and the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation District Numbered 2. 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, pursuant to section 8 of the Act of August 4, 1939 (53 Stat. 1187), is authorized (a) to enter into appropriate amend- atory repayment contracts with Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Dis- trict Numbered 1 and Lower Yellowstone Irrigation District Numbered 2 for the purpose of effecting changes, modifications, and financial adjustments in the existing district repayment con- tracts and (b) to make appropriate adjustment of project accounts, all consistent with the provisions of this Act. SEc. 2 . With respect to the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation District Numbered 1: (a) Payment of construction charges against one thousand three hundred and forty and four one-hundredths acres of lands classified under the Act of May 25, 1926, as productive and found to be possessed of insufficient productive power to be continued in a paying class shall be suspended until the Secretary of the Interior shall declare them to be possessed of sufficient productive power properly to be placed in the paying class, whereupon payment of construction charges against such areas shall be resumed. While said lands are so classified as temporarily unproductive, and the construction charges against them are suspended, water for irrigation purposes may be furnished upon payment of the usual operation and maintenance charges or such other charges as may be fixed by the Secretary of the Interior, the advance payment of which may be required in the discretion of the said Secre- tary. Should said lands temporarily classed as unproductive, or any of them in the future, be found by the Secretary of the Interior to be permanently unproductive, the charges against them shall be charged off as a permanent loss to the reclamation fund; (b) The charges in the amount of $12,166 against two hundred and twenty and thirty-six one-hundredths acres of lands classified in a paying class under the Act of May 25, 1926, and found to be perma- nently unproductive shall be deducted from the contractual obligation of said Lower Yellowstone Irrigation District Numbered 1; (c) The contractual obligation of Lower Yellowstone Irrigation District Numbered 1 shall, by reason of a finding that four hundred and fifty-two and ninety-six one-hundredths acres of lands previously classed as permanently unproductive, possess sufficient productive power properly to be placed in a paying class, be increased in the sum of $25,008; and (d) The construction charges against four hundred and sixty-two and eighty-seven one-hundredths acres of lands included in drain and lateral right-of-way and found to be excluded from the irrigable area of the project shall be included in the principal obligation of the district, but said lands are to be relieved of future assessment by the district. SEC. 3. With respect to the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation District Numbered 2: (a) Payment of construction charges against six hundred and sixty- two and ninety one-hundredths acres of lands classified under the Act of May 25, 1926, as productive and found to be possessed of insufficient productive power to be continued in a paying class shall be suspended until the Secretary of the Interior shall declare them to be possessed of sufficient productive power properly to be placed in the paying class, whereupon payment of construction charges against such areas [62 STAT. 336