43 U.S. Code § 417 - Reservation of easements in public lands for reclamation projects

Where, in the opinion of the Secretary, a right of way or easement of any kind over public land is required in connection with a project the Secretary may reserve the same to the United States by filing in the Bureau of Land Management and in the appropriate local land office copies of an instrument giving a description of the right of way or easement and notice that the same is reserved to the United States for Federal irrigation purposes under sections 371, 376, 377, 412, 417, 433, 438, [1] 462, 463, [1] 466, 473, [1] 474, [1] 478, 493, 494, 500, 501, and 526 of this title, in which event entry for such land and the patent issued therefor shall be subject to the right of way or easement so described in such instrument; and reference to each such instrument shall be made in the appropriate tract books and also in the patent.

[1]  See References in Text note below.


(Dec. 5, 1924, ch. 4, § 4, subsec. P, 43 Stat. 704; 1946 Reorg. Plan No. 3, § 403, eff. July 16, 1946, 11 F.R. 7876, 60 Stat. 1100.)
References in Text

Section 438 of this title, referred to in text, was repealed by act Aug. 13, 1953, ch. 428, § 10,67 Stat. 568.
Sections 463, 473, and 474 of this title, referred to in text, were repealed by act May 25, 1926, ch. 383, § 47,44 Stat. 650.
Transfer of Functions

For transfer of functions of other officers, employees, and agencies of Department of the Interior, with certain exceptions, to Secretary of the Interior, with power to delegate, see Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1950, §§ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1262, set out under section 1451 of this title.
“Bureau of Land Management” substituted for “General Land Office” on authority of section 403 of Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1946, set out as a note under section 1 of this title.

The definitions in section 371 of this title apply to this section.

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