16 U.S. Code § 777k - Payments of funds to and cooperation with Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Virgin Islands

The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to cooperate with the Secretary of Agriculture of Puerto Rico, the Mayor of the District of Columbia, the Governor of Guam, the Governor of American Samoa, the Governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Governor of the Virgin Islands, in the conduct of fish restoration and management projects, as defined in section 777a of this title, upon such terms and conditions as he shall deem fair, just, and equitable, and is authorized to apportion to Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands, out of money available for apportionment under this chapter, such sums as he shall determine, not exceeding for Puerto Rico 1 per centum, for the District of Columbia one-third of 1 per centum, for Guam one-third of 1 per centum, for American Samoa one-third of 1 per centum, for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands one-third of 1 per centum, and for the Virgin Islands one-third of 1 per centum of the total amount apportioned in any one year, but the Secretary shall in no event require any of said cooperating agencies to pay an amount which will exceed 25 per centum of the cost of any project. Any unexpended or unobligated balance of any apportionment made pursuant to this section shall be made available for expenditure in Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands, as the case may be, in the succeeding year, on any approved projects, and if unexpended or unobligated at the end of such year is authorized to be made available for expenditure by the Secretary of the Interior to supplement the 57 percent of the balance of each annual appropriation to be apportioned among the States under section 777c (b) of this title.

Source

(Aug. 9, 1950, ch. 658, § 12,64 Stat. 434; July 2, 1956, ch. 489, § 4,70 Stat. 473; Aug. 1, 1956, ch. 852, § 8,70 Stat. 908; Pub. L. 86–70, § 16,June 25, 1959, 73 Stat. 143; Pub. L. 91–503, title II, § 203,Oct. 23, 1970, 84 Stat. 1103; Pub. L. 96–597, title III, § 302(a),Dec. 24, 1980, 94 Stat. 3477; Pub. L. 98–369, div. A, title X, § 1014(a)(7),July 18, 1984, 98 Stat. 1016; Pub. L. 109–59, title X, § 10117,Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1929.)
Amendments

2005—Pub. L. 109–59substituted “to supplement the 57 percent of the balance of each annual appropriation to be apportioned among the States under section 777c (b) of this title” for “in carrying on the research program of the Fish and Wildlife Service in respect to fish of material value for sport or recreation” before period at end.
1984—Pub. L. 98–369inserted “the Mayor of the District of Columbia,” after “the Secretary of Agriculture of Puerto Rico,”, “for the District of Columbia one-third of 1 per centum,” after “for Puerto Rico 1 per centum,” and “the District of Columbia,” after “Puerto Rico,” in two places.
1980—Pub. L. 96–597inserted references to the Governor and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
1970—Pub. L. 91–503substituted “Secretary of Agriculture of Puerto Rico” for “Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce of Puerto Rico”, added American Samoa to the list of recipients, and substituted maximum limits of apportionment of one percent for Puerto Rico, one-third of one percent for Guam, one-third of one percent for American Samoa and one-third of one percent for Virgin Islands for maximum limit of $10,000 for Puerto Rico, Guam and Virgin Islands together.
1959—Pub. L. 86–70struck out provisions which authorized cooperation with the Alaska Game Commission and permitted apportionment of not more than $75,000 in any one year to the Territory of Alaska.
1956—Act Aug. 1, 1956, inserted “the Governor of Guam” after “Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce of Puerto Rico,” and “Guam” after “Puerto Rico” in three remaining places those words appear.
Act July 2, 1956, struck out provisions which authorized the Secretary to cooperate with the Division of Game and Fish of the Board of Commissioners of Agriculture and Forestry of Hawaii, struck out limitation of $25,000 on the amount of funds which could be apportioned to Hawaii in any one year, and substituted “Territory of Alaska” for “Territories” in two places.
Effective Date of 2005 Amendments

From Aug. 10, 2005, to end of fiscal year 2005, section considered to read as immediately before enactment of Pub. L. 109–59, see section 101(b) ofPub. L. 109–74, set out as a note under section 777b of this title.
Amendment by Pub. L. 109–59effective Oct. 1, 2005, see section 10102 ofPub. L. 109–59, set out as a note under section 777b of this title.
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 98–369effective Oct. 1, 1984, and applicable with respect to fiscal years beginning after Sept. 30, 1984, see section 1014(b) ofPub. L. 98–369, set out as a note under section 777 of this title.
Effective Date of 1956 Amendment

Amendment by act July 2, 1956, as applicable only with respect to fiscal years beginning after July 2, 1956, see section 5 of act July 2, 1956, set out as a note under section 669a of this title.
Transfer of Functions

Transfer of functions to Secretary of Commerce from Secretary of the Interior by Reorg. Plan No. 4 of 1970, eff. Oct. 3, 1970, 35 F.R. 15627, 84 Stat. 2090, see note set out under section 777 of this title.

 

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