The Director of the Bureau of Land Management may appoint in each land district containing mineral lands as many competent surveyors as shall apply for appointment to survey mining claims. The expenses of the survey of vein or lode claims, and the survey and subdivision of placer claims into smaller quantities than one hundred and sixty acres, together with the cost of publication of notices, shall be paid by the applicants, and they shall be at liberty to obtain the same at the most reasonable rates, and they shall also be at liberty to employ any United States deputy surveyor to make the survey. The Director of the Bureau of Land Management shall also have power to establish the maximum charges for surveys and publication of notices under sections
76 of this title and section
661 of title
43; and, in case of excessive charges for publication, he may designate any newspaper published in a land district where mines are situated for the publication of mining notices in such district, and fix the rates to be charged by such paper; and, to the end that the Director may be fully informed on the subject, each applicant shall file with the register a sworn statement of all charges and fees paid by such applicant for publication and surveys, together with all fees and money paid the register of the land office, which statement shall be transmitted, with the other papers in the case, to the Director of the Bureau of Land Management.
76 of this title and section
661 of title
43, referred to in text, were in the original “this chapter”, meaning chapter 6 of title
32 of the Revised Statutes, consisting of R.S. §§ 2318 to
R.S. § 2334 derived from act May 10, 1872, ch. 152, § 12,17 Stat. 95.
1925—Act Mar. 3, 1925, affected words in first sentence of text, now reading “The United States supervisor of surveys,” and words in third sentence of text, now reading “money paid the register of the Land Office.” Such words formerly read “the surveyor-general of the United States,” and “and money paid the register and the receiver of the land-office.” Such act is treated more fully in note under section
29 of this title.
Transfer of Functions
Director of the Bureau of Land Management substituted for United States Supervisor of Surveys in sentence beginning “The Director of the Bureau of Land Management may appoint”. In the establishment of the Bureau of Land Management by Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1946, § 403, eff. July 16, 1946, 11 F.R. 7876, 60 Stat. 1100, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, the office of Supervisor of Surveys was abolished and the functions and powers were transferred to the Secretary of the Interior, to be performed by such officers or agencies of the Department as might be designated by the Secretary. Under that authority, the functions and powers formerly exercised by the Supervisor of Surveys were delegated to the Chief Cadastral Engineer, subject to the supervision of the Director of the Bureau of Land Management. In the general reorganization and realignment of functions of the Bureau, the office of the Chief Cadastral Engineer was abolished, and the functions of that office have been delegated to the Director of the Bureau of Land Management. See 43 C.F.R. § 9180.0–3(a)(1).
In sentence beginning “The Director of the Bureau of Land Management shall also have power”, “Director of the Bureau of Land Management” substituted for “Commissioner of the General Land Office” in two instances and “Director” for “Commissioner” on authority of Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1946, § 403, set out in the Appendix to Title 5. Section 403 of Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1946, abolished the office of the Commissioner of the General Land Office and consolidated the functions of the General Land Office with the Grazing Service to form the Bureau of Land Management.
Office of register of district land office abolished and all functions of register transferred to Secretary of the Interior, or to officers and agencies of Department of the Interior as Secretary may designate, by Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1946, § 403, set out in the Appendix to Title 5.
See also note set out under section
1 of this title.
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