25 U.S. Code § 390 - Concessions on reservoir sites and other lands in Indian irrigation projects; leases for agricultural, grazing, and other purposes

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The Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized, in his discretion, to grant concessions on reservoir sites, reserves for canals or flowage areas, and other lands under his jurisdiction which have been withdrawn or otherwise acquired in connection with the San Carlos, Fort Hall, Flathead, and Duck Valley or Western Shoshone irrigation projects for the benefit in whole or in part of Indians, and to lease such lands for agricultural, grazing, or other purposes: Provided, That no lands so leased shall be eligible for benefit payments under the crop control program, or the soil conservation act: Provided further, That such concessions may be granted or lands leased by the Secretary of the Interior under such rules, regulations, and laws as govern his administration of the public domain as far as applicable, for such considerations, monetary or otherwise, and for such periods of time as he may deem proper, the term of no concession to exceed a period of ten years: Provided further, That the funds derived from such concessions or leases, except funds so derived from Indian tribal property withdrawn for irrigation purposes and for which the tribe has not been compensated, shall be available for expenditure in accordance with the existing laws in the operation and maintenance of the irrigation projects with which they are connected. Any funds derived from reserves for which the tribe has not been compensated shall be deposited to the credit of the proper tribe: Provided further, That where tribal lands of any Indian tribe organized under section 476 of this title, have been withdrawn or reserved for the purposes hereinbefore mentioned, such lands may be leased or concessions may be granted thereon only by the proper tribal authorities, upon such conditions and subject to such limitations as may be set forth in the constitution and bylaws or charter of the respective tribes: Provided further, That concessions for recreation and fish and wildlife purposes on San Carlos Lake may be granted only by the governing body of the San Carlos Apache Tribe upon such conditions and subject to such limitations as may be set forth in the constitution and bylaws of such Tribe.

Source

(Apr. 4, 1938, ch. 63, 52 Stat. 193; Pub. L. 102–575, title XXXVII, § 3710(e),Oct. 30, 1992, 106 Stat. 4750.)
Amendments

1992—Pub. L. 102–575inserted before period at end “: Provided further, That concessions for recreation and fish and wildlife purposes on San Carlos Lake may be granted only by the governing body of the San Carlos Apache Tribe upon such conditions and subject to such limitations as may be set forth in the constitution and bylaws of such Tribe”.
Effective and Termination Dates of 1992 Amendment

Pub. L. 102–575, title XXXVII, § 3711,Oct. 30, 1992, 106 Stat. 4751, as amended by Pub. L. 103–435, § 13,Nov. 2, 1994, 108 Stat. 4572; Pub. L. 104–91, title II, § 202(a),Jan. 6, 1996, 110 Stat. 14; Pub. L. 104–261, § 3,Oct. 9, 1996, 110 Stat. 3176; Pub. L. 105–18, title II, § 5003(a), (b),June 12, 1997, 111 Stat. 181, provided that:
“(a) Effective Date of Authorization.—The authorization contained in section 3708(b) of this title [106 Stat. 4748] shall become effective as of the date the Secretary causes to be published in the Federal Register a statement of findings [The statement was published in the Federal Register on Dec. 28, 1999, 64 F.R. 72674.] that—
“(1) the Secretary has fulfilled the requirements of sections 3704 and 3706 [106 Stat. 4742, 4745];
“(2) the Roosevelt Water Conservation District subcontract for agricultural water service from CAP has been revised and executed as provided in section 3705(b) [106 Stat. 4744];
“(3) the funds authorized by section 3707(c) [106 Stat. 4748] have been appropriated and deposited into the Fund;
“(4) the contract referred to in section 3707(a)(2) [106 Stat. 4747] has been amended;
“(5) the State of Arizona has appropriated and deposited into the Fund $3,000,000 as required by the Agreement;
“(6) the stipulations attached to the Agreement as Exhibits ‘D’ and ‘E’ have been approved; and
“(7) the Agreement has been modified, to the extent it is in conflict with this title [amending this section and section 1524 of Title 43, Public Lands, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 1524 of Title 43], and has been executed by the Secretary.
“(b) Conditions.—(1) If the actions described in paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), and (7) of subsection (a) of this section have not occurred by March 31, 1999, subsections (c) and (d) ofsection 3704 [106 Stat. 4743], subsections (a) and (b) ofsection 3705 [106 Stat. 4744], section 3706 [106 Stat. 4745], subsections (a)(2), (c), (d), and (f) ofsection 3707 [106 Stat. 4747], subsections (b) and (c) ofsection 3708 [106 Stat. 4748], and subsections (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (g), (h), (j), and (l) ofsection 3710 of this title [106 Stat. 4750, subsec. (e) amends this section], together with any contracts entered into pursuant to any such section or subsection, shall not be effective on and after the date of enactment of this title [Oct. 30, 1992], and any funds appropriated pursuant to section 3707(c) [106 Stat. 4748], and remaining unobligated and unexpended on the date of the enactment of this title, shall immediately revert to the Treasury, as general revenues, and any funds appropriated by the State of Arizona pursuant to the Agreement, and remaining unobligated and unexpended on the date of the enactment of this title, shall immediately revert to the State of Arizona.
“(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (1) of this subsection, if the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) ofsection 3705 of this title have been otherwise accomplished pursuant to provisions of the Act of October 20, 1988 [Pub. L. 100–512, 102 Stat. 2549], the provisions of paragraph (1) of this subsection shall not be construed as affecting such subsections.
“(c) Extension for River System General Adjudication.—If, at any time prior to March 31, 1999, the Secretary notifies the Committee on Indian Affairs of the United States Senate or the Committee on Resources in the United States House of Representatives that the Settlement Agreement, as executed by the Secretary, has been submitted to the Superior Court of the State of Arizona in and for Maricopa County for consideration and approval as part of the General Adjudication of the Gila River System and Source, the [sic] March 31, 1999, referred to in subsection (b)(1) shall be deemed to be changed to December 31, 1999. [The Secretary notified the Committees on Mar. 30, 1999.]”
[For definitions of terms used in section 3711 ofPub. L. 102–575, set out above, see section 3703 ofPub. L. 102–575, title XXXVII, Oct. 30, 1992, 106 Stat. 4741, as amended.]
[Pub. L. 104–91, title II, § 202(b),Jan. 6, 1996, 110 Stat. 14, provided that:
[“(1) In general.—The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending section 3711 ofPub. L. 102–575, set out above] shall take effect as of December 31, 1995.
[“(2) Lapsed provisions of law and contracts.—The provisions of subsections (c) and (d) ofsection 3704 [106 Stat. 4743], subsections (a) and (b) ofsection 3705 [106 Stat. 4744], section 3706 [106 Stat. 4745], subsections (a)(2), (c), (d), and (f) ofsection 3707 [106 Stat. 4747], subsections (b) and (c) ofsection 3708 [106 Stat. 4748], and subsections (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (g), (h), (j), and (l) ofsection 3710 of such Act [106 Stat. 4750, subsec. (e) amends this section], together with each contract entered into pursuant to any such section or subsection (with the consent of the non-Federal parties thereto), shall be effective on and after the date of enactment of this Act [Jan. 6, 1996], subject to the December 31, 1996, deadline specified in such section 3711 (b)(1), as amended by subsection (a) of this section [section 3711(b)(1) ofPub. L. 102–575, set out above].”]

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25 CFR - Indians

25 CFR Part 173 - CONCESSIONS, PERMITS AND LEASES ON LANDS WITHDRAWN OR ACQUIRED IN CONNECTION WITH INDIAN IRRIGATION PROJECTS

 

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