16 U.S. Code § 469a - Notice of dam construction to be given Secretary of the Interior by United States agencies
Before any agency of the United States shall undertake the construction of a dam, or issue a license to any private individual or corporation for the construction of a dam, it shall give written notice to the Secretary of the Interior (hereafter referred to as the Secretary) setting forth the site of the proposed dam and the approximate area to be flooded and otherwise changed if such construction is undertaken: Provided, That with respect to any flood water retarding dam which provides less than five thousand acre-feet of detention capacity and with respect to any other type of dam which creates a reservoir of less than forty surface acres the provisions of this section shall apply only when the constructing agency, in its preliminary surveys, finds, or is presented with evidence that historical or archeological materials exist or may be present in the proposed reservoir area.
Source(Pub. L. 86–523, § 2, formerly § 2(a),June 27, 1960, 74 Stat. 220, renumbered and amended Pub. L. 93–291, § 1(2), (5),May 24, 1974, 88 Stat. 174, 175.)
1974—Pub. L. 93–291struck out designation “(a)” before and, in the resulting unlettered provisions, inserted “(hereafter referred to as the Secretary)” after “Secretary of the Interior”. Subsecs. (b) to (e) were disposed of as follows: subsec. (b) was transferred and amended, and as so transferred and amended, is set out as sections 469a–1 and 469a–2 of this title, subsecs. (c) and (e) were redesignated as subsecs. (a) and (b), respectively, of section 469a–3 of this title, and subsec. (d) was struck out.
Transfer of Functions
Enforcement functions of Secretary or other official in Department of the Interior related to compliance with system activities requiring coordination and approval under sections 469 to 469c of this title and such functions of Secretary or other official in Department of Agriculture, insofar as they involve lands and programs under jurisdiction of that Department, related to compliance with sections 469 to 469c of this title with respect to pre-construction, construction, and initial operation of transportation system for Canadian and Alaskan natural gas transferred to Federal Inspector, Office of Federal Inspector for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System, until first anniversary of date of initial operation of Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System, see Reorg. Plan No. 1 of 1979, §§ 102(e), (f), 203 (a),44 F.R. 33663, 33666, 93 Stat. 1373, 1376, effective July 1, 1979, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees. Office of Federal Inspector for the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System abolished and functions and authority vested in Inspector transferred to Secretary of Energy by section 3012(b) ofPub. L. 102–486, set out as an Abolition of Office of Federal Inspector note under section 719e of Title 15, Commerce and Trade. Functions and authority vested in Secretary of Energy subsequently transferred to Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects by section 720d (f) of Title 15.