The Secretary of the Interior may in connection with irrigation projects under the reclamation Act of June seventeenth, nineteen hundred and two, not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres in each case, survey and subdivide the same into town lots, with appropriate reservations for public purposes: Provided, That, whenever, in the opinion of the Secretary of the Interior, it shall be advisable for the public interest, he may dispose of town sites in excess of one hundred and sixty acres.
The reclamation Act of June seventeenth, nineteen hundred and two, referred to in text, is act June 17, 1902, ch. 1093, 32 Stat. 388, popularly known as the Reclamation Act, which is classified generally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
371 of this title and Tables.
Introductory provisions are from the first section of act Apr. 16, 1906. The proviso is from part of the proviso of section 4 of act June 27, 1906. Another part of the proviso of section 4 of act June 27, 1906, is classified to section
568 of this title. The remainder of section 4 of act June 27, 1906, was classified to former section
594 of this title.
1976—Pub. L. 94–579struck out provisions authorizing withdrawal from public entry any lands needed for town-site purposes.
Effective Date of 1976 Amendment
Pub. L. 94–579, title VII, § 704(a),Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2792, provided that the amendment made by section
704(a) is effective on and after Oct. 21, 1976.
Amendment by Pub. L. 94–579not to be construed as terminating any valid lease, permit, patent, etc., existing on Oct. 21, 1976, see section 701 ofPub. L. 94–579, set out as a note under section
1701 of this title.
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