43 CFR 426.7 - Trusts.

§ 426.7 Trusts.
(a) Definitions for purposes of this section:
Grantor revocable trust means a trust that holds irrigable land or irrigation land that may be revoked at the discretion of the grantor(s), or terminated by the terms of the trust, and revocation or termination results in title to the land held in trust reverting either directly or indirectly to the grantor(s).
Irrevocable trust means a trust that holds irrigable land or irrigation land and does not allow any individual, including the grantor or beneficiaries, the discretion to decide when or under what conditions the trust terminates, and that upon termination the title to the land held in trust transfers either directly or indirectly to a person(s) or entity(ies) other than the grantor(s).
Otherwise revocable trust means a trust that holds irrigable land or irrigation land and that may be revoked at the discretion of the grantor(s) or other parties, or terminated by the terms of the trust, and revocation or termination results in the title to the land held in trust transferring either directly or indirectly to a person(s) or entity(ies) other than the grantor(s).
(b) Attribution of land held by a trust. The acreage limitation entitlements of a trust are only limited by the acreage limitation entitlements of the trustees, grantors, or beneficiaries to whom land held by the trust must be attributed as provided for in § 426.4. The entitlements of the parties to whom trusted land is attributed are determined according to §§ 426.5, 426.6, and 426.8, and other applicable provisions of Federal reclamation law and these regulations. Reclamation attributes nonexempt land held by a trust to the following parties:
(1) For land held in an irrevocable trust, the land is attributed to the beneficiaries in proportion to their beneficial interest in the trust. However, this attribution is only made if the criteria listed in paragraphs (b)(1) (i) and (ii) of this section are met. If the trust fails to meet any portion of these criteria, Reclamation attributes the land held in the trust to the trustee.
(i) The trust is in written form and approved by Reclamation; and
(ii) The beneficiaries of the trust and the beneficiaries' respective interests are identified within the trust document.
(2) For land held in a grantor revocable trust, the land is attributed to the grantor according to the grantor's acreage limitation status and the land's eligibility immediately prior to its transfer to the trust. However, this attribution is only made if the criteria listed in paragraphs (b)(2) (i), (ii), (iii), and (iv) of this section are met. If the trust fails to meet any portion of these criteria, the land held in trust will be ineligible to receive irrigation water until all of the criteria are met. The only exception is if the trust's and grantor's standard certification or reporting forms indicate that the land held by the trust has been attributed to the trust's grantor(s).
(i) The trust meets the criteria specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this section;
(ii) The grantor(s) of all land held by the trust is (are) identified within the trust document;
(iii) The conditions under which the trust may be revoked or terminated are identified within the trust document; and
(iv) The recipient(s) of the trust land upon revocation or termination is (are) identified within the trust document.
(3) For land held in an otherwise revocable trust, the land is attributed to the beneficiaries in proportion to their beneficial interests in the trust. However, this attribution is only made if the trust meets the criteria specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this section and the trust meets the additional criteria specified in paragraph (b)(2) of this section.
(i) If Reclamation cannot determine who will hold the land in trust upon termination or revocation of the trust, or who is the grantor(s) of the land held in trust, then irrigation water will not be made available to the land held in trust until the trust satisfies the additional criteria listed in paragraph (b)(2) of this section.
(ii) If the trust fails to meet the criteria listed in paragraph (b)(1) of this section, but does meet the additional criteria listed in paragraphs (b)(2) (ii) through (iv) of this section, then the land is attributed to the trustee.
(c) Class beneficiaries. For purposes of identifying beneficiaries, a class of beneficiaries specified within the trust document will be acceptable, as long as the trust document is specific as to the beneficial interest to which each member of the class will be entitled and the members of the class are identifiable.
(1) Attribution during any given water year will be provided only to class beneficiaries that are natural persons and established legal entities. For purposes of administering the acreage limitation provisions, attribution to unborn or deceased persons, or entities not yet established, will not be allowed.
(2) If a trust includes a class of beneficiaries to which land subject to the acreage limitation provisions will be attributed, the trustee and each of the beneficiaries will be required to submit standard certification or reporting forms annually. The submittal of verification forms, as provided in § 426.18(l), will not be applicable to such trusts.
(d) Application of full-cost rate to land held by grantor revocable trusts. If a grantor revocable trust that meets the criteria specified in paragraph (b)(2) of this section is revised by the grantor in a manner that precludes attribution of the land held in trust to the grantor:
(1) Before April 20, 1988, Reclamation will not assess full-cost rates for the land held by the revised trust for the period before it was revised; or
(2) On or after April 20, 1988, Reclamation will charge the full-cost rate for irrigation water delivered to any land held by the trust that exceeds the grantor's nonfull-cost entitlement, commencing December 23, 1987, until the trust agreement is revised to make it an irrevocable trust or an otherwise revocable trust.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 5 - GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES
U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION
U.S. Code: Title 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE
U.S. Code: Title 43 - PUBLIC LANDS

§ 390aa - Congressional declaration of purpose; short title

§ 390bb - Definitions

§ 390cc - New or amended contracts

§ 390dd - Limitation on ownership

§ 390ee - Pricing

§ 390ff - Certification of compliance

§ 390gg - Equivalency

§ 390hh - Operation and maintenance charges

§ 390ii - Disposition of excess lands

§ 390jj - Water conservation

§ 390kk - Residency not required

43 U.S. Code § -

§ 390mm - Repayment of construction charges

§ 390nn - Trusts

43 U.S. Code § -

§ 390pp - Involuntary foreclosure

§ 390qq - Isolated tracts

§ 390rr - Central Arizona Project

§ 390ss - Religious or charitable organizations

§ 390tt - Contract required

§ 390uu - Waiver of sovereign immunity

§ 390vv - Excess crop restrictions

§ 390ww - Administrative provisions

§ 390xx - Validation of contracts entered into prior to October 1, 1981

§ 390yy - Leasing requirements

§ 390zz - Reporting

43 U.S. Code § 380a, 380b - Omitted

§ 418 - Private lands within project; agreement as to disposal of excess over farm unit

§ 423 - Permanently unproductive lands; exclusion from project; disposition of water right

§ 423a - Construction charges on permanently unproductive lands already paid; disposition

§ 423b - Suspension of payment of construction charges against areas temporarily unproductive

§ 423c - Exchange of unpatented entries; entries, farms or private lands, eliminated from project; rights not assignable; rights of lienholders; preference to ex-service men

§ 423d - Amendment of existing water right contracts by Secretary of the Interior

§ 423e - Completion of new projects or new division; execution of contract with district as condition precedent to delivery of water;...contract; cooperation of States with United States; limitations on sale of land

§ 423f - Purpose of

§ 423g - Adjustment of water right charges as final adjudication on projects and divisions named

§ 423h - Delivery of water to excess lands upon death of spouse

§ 424 - Disposal of lands classified as temporarily or permanently unproductive; persons who may take

§ 424a - Sale of unproductive lands; terms; area purchasable; tracts included

§ 424b - Application of certain statutes to lands sold

§ 424c - Issuance of patents; recitals in patents; reservations

§ 424d - Use of moneys collected from sales, project construction charges and water rentals respecting unproductive lands

§ 424e - Authority of Secretary of the Interior; rules and regulations

§ 425 - Exemption of lands owned by States, etc., from acreage limitation on receipt of irrigation benefits; determination of exempt status

§ 425a - Eligibility of transferred lands owned by States, etc., for receipt of water from a Federal reclamation project, division, or unit; conditions of eligibility; purchase price

§ 425b - Receipt of project water by lessees of irrigable lands owned by States, etc.; time limitation; applicability of acreage limitations

§ 431 - Limitation as to amount of water; qualifications of applicant

§ 434 - Amount of land for which entry may be made; farm unit; subdivision of lands

§ 440 - Regulations as to use of water and requirements as to cultivation and reclamation of land; cancellation for noncompliance with requirements

§ 451 - Conditions necessary for exchange; terms; credits; rights nonassignable

§ 451a - Persons eligible for benefits

§ 451b - Irrigation construction charges

§ 451c - Cancellation of charges or liens; credits

§ 451d - Disposal of improvements; water rights; revertibility of relinquished land

§ 451e - Amendment of farm unit; application; amount of land; exchange; waiver

§ 451f - Exchanges subject to mortgage contracts

§ 451g - Preferences; veterans; timely applicants

§ 451h - Establishment of farm units; size; contiguous or noncontiguous

§ 451i - “Federal irrigation project” defined

§ 451j - Rules and regulations

§ 451k - Availability of appropriations; expenses as nonreimbursable

§ 462 - Classification of irrigable lands and equitable apportionment of charges

§ 485 - Declaration of policy

§ 485a - Definitions

§ 485b - Amendment of existing repayment contracts

43 U.S. Code § 473, 474 - Repealed. May 25, 1926, ch. 383,

§ 485c - Repealed.

§ 485d - Time of payments to the United States

§ 485e - Maintenance and operation of project works; delinquency penalties

§ 485f - Negotiation of equitable contracts by Secretary

§ 485g - Classification of lands

§ 485h - New projects; sale of water and electric power; lease of power privileges

43 U.S. Code § 473, 474 - Repealed. May 25, 1926, ch. 383,

43 U.S. Code § 473, 474 - Repealed. May 25, 1926, ch. 383,

43 U.S. Code § 473, 474 - Repealed. May 25, 1926, ch. 383,

43 U.S. Code § 473, 474 - Repealed. May 25, 1926, ch. 383,

43 U.S. Code § 473, 474 - Repealed. May 25, 1926, ch. 383,

43 U.S. Code § 473, 474 - Repealed. May 25, 1926, ch. 383,

43 U.S. Code § 473, 474 - Repealed. May 25, 1926, ch. 383,

§ 485i - Rules and regulations

§ 485j - Effect on existing laws

§ 485k - Short title

§ 491 - Authority of Secretary to operate works

§ 492 - Operation and maintenance charges generally

§ 493 - Operation charges; date of payment; discount; advance payment

§ 493a - Omitted

§ 494 - Pecuniary penalty for nonpayment of operation charge

§ 495 - Shutting off water for nonpayment of operation charge

§ 496 - Cancellation of entry or water right for nonpayment of operation charge

§ 497 - Action to recover operation charge and penalty

§ 498 - Transfer of management and operation of works to water users generally

§ 499 - Discretionary power to transfer management

§ 499a - Transfer of title to movable property; use of appropriations

§ 499b - Transfer to municipal corporations or other organizations of care, operation, and maintenance of works supplying water for municipal, domestic, or industrial use

§ 500 - Duty of association or district to take over management

§ 501 - Disposition of profits of project taken over by water users

§ 502 - Emergency fund to assure continuous operation of projects and project facilities governed by Federal reclamation law

§ 503 - “Unusual or emergency conditions” defined

§ 504 - Rehabilitation and betterment of Federal reclamation projects, including small reclamation projects; return of costs; interest; definitions; performance of work

§ 505 - Drainage facilities and minor construction in irrigation works; contracts with repayment organizations; limitation on costs; submission of contract to Congress

§ 511 - Authority to contract with irrigation district

§ 512 - Release of Government liens after contract with irrigation districts

§ 513 - Lands in project subject to provisions of chapter; after contract with irrigation district

§ 544 - Limitation as to holdings prior to final payment of charges; forfeiture of excess holding

Public Laws