43 CFR 426.8 - Nonresident aliens and foreign entities.

§ 426.8 Nonresident aliens and foreign entities.

(a)Definitions for purposes of this section:

Domestic entity means a legal entity established under State or Federal law.

Foreign entity means a legal entity not established under State or Federal law.

(b)Restriction on receiving irrigation water. Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal reclamation law or these regulations, a nonresident alien or foreign entity that directly holds land in a district that is subject to the discretionary provisions is not eligible to receive irrigation water on such land. Nonresident aliens and foreign entities may hold land indirectly in discretionary districts and both directly and indirectly in prior law districts and receive irrigation water on such land, subject to their acreage limitation entitlements.

(c)Entitlements for nonresident aliens and foreign entities. Except as provided in paragraph (d) of this section, all nonresident aliens and foreign entities will be considered prior law recipients, and shall have entitlements and eligibility only as prior law recipients as specified in §§ 426.5(d) and 426.6(b)(3).

(d)Exception to prior law entitlement application.

(1) If a nonresident alien is a citizen of or a foreign entity is established in a country that has one of the following treaties with the United States or is a member of the listed organization, then that nonresident alien or foreign entity will not be restricted to prior law entitlements, provided the eligible landholding subject to the acreage limitation provisions is held indirectly:

(i) Friendship, Commerce and Navigation Treaty;

(ii) Bilateral Investment Treaty;

(iii) North American Free Trade Agreement;

(iv) Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement; or

(v) Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

(2) Nonresident aliens and foreign entities that meet the criteria listed in paragraph (d)(1) of this section will be required to provide proof of citizenship or documentation certifying the country in which the entity in question was established. Districts will retain such documentation in the landholder's file.

(3) If a nonresident alien or foreign entity meets the criteria listed in paragraph (d)(1) of this section, and only holds eligible land subject to the acreage limitation provisions indirectly, then the nonresident alien may be treated as a United States citizen or the foreign entity may be treated as a domestic entity for purposes of application of the acreage limitation provisions for the land held indirectly.

(i) The nonresident alien or foreign entity may submit an irrevocable election to conform to the discretionary provisions as provided for in § 426.3(f). Conformance to the discretionary provisions through the submittal of a certification form will not be allowed as specified in § 426.3(f)(3).

(ii) Upon Reclamation's approval of the irrevocable election, a nonresident alien will be treated as having the ownership entitlement of a qualified recipient as described in § 426.5(b), for any land held indirectly. A foreign entity will be treated as a qualified recipient or a limited recipient as determined by the number of natural persons who are beneficiaries of the entity as specified by the definitions found in § 426.2, and the subsequent entitlement as provided in § 426.5(b) or (c), for any land held indirectly. The applicable nonfull-cost entitlements will be determined as described in § 426.6(b).

(iii) Reclamation will not approve irrevocable elections submitted by a nonresident alien or a foreign entity that holds any land directly in any prior law district.

(iv) Reclamation will not approve irrevocable elections submitted by a nonresident alien that is not a citizen of or foreign entity that has not been established in a country that has a treaty or international membership as specified in paragraph (d)(1) of this section.

This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION
U.S. Code: Title 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE
U.S. Code: Title 43 - PUBLIC LANDS

§ 390aa - Congressional declaration of purpose; short title

§ 390bb - Definitions

§ 390cc - New or amended contracts

§ 390dd - Limitation on ownership

§ 390ee - Pricing

§ 390ff - Certification of compliance

§ 390gg - Equivalency

§ 390hh - Operation and maintenance charges

§ 390ii - Disposition of excess lands

§ 390jj - Water conservation

§ 390kk - Residency not required

§ 390ll - Corps of Engineers projects

§ 390mm - Repayment of construction charges

§ 390nn - Trusts

§ 390oo - Temporary supplies of water

§ 390pp - Involuntary foreclosure

§ 390qq - Isolated tracts

§ 390rr - Central Arizona Project

§ 390ss - Religious or charitable organizations

§ 390tt - Contract required

§ 390uu - Waiver of sovereign immunity

§ 390vv - Excess crop restrictions

§ 390ww - Administrative provisions

§ 390xx - Validation of contracts entered into prior to October 1, 1981

§ 390yy - Leasing requirements

§ 390zz - Reporting

§ 390zz-1

§ 418 - Private lands within project; agreement as to disposal of excess over farm unit

§ 423 - Permanently unproductive lands; exclusion from project; disposition of water right

§ 423a - Construction charges on permanently unproductive lands already paid; disposition

§ 423b - Suspension of payment of construction charges against areas temporarily unproductive

§ 423c - Exchange of unpatented entries; entries, farms or private lands, eliminated from project; rights not assignable; rights of lienholders; preference to ex-service men

§ 423d - Amendment of existing water right contracts by Secretary of the Interior

§ 423e - Completion of new projects or new division; execution of contract with district as condition precedent to delivery of water; contents of contract; cooperation of States with United States; limitations on sale of land

§ 423f - Purpose of sections 423 to 423g and 610

§ 423g - Adjustment of water right charges as final adjudication on projects and divisions named

§ 423h - Delivery of water to excess lands upon death of spouse

§ 424 - Disposal of lands classified as temporarily or permanently unproductive; persons who may take

§ 424a - Sale of unproductive lands; terms; area purchasable; tracts included

§ 424b - Application of certain statutes to lands sold

§ 424c - Issuance of patents; recitals in patents; reservations

§ 424d - Use of moneys collected from sales, project construction charges and water rentals respecting unproductive lands

§ 424e - Authority of Secretary of the Interior; rules and regulations

§ 425 - Exemption of lands owned by States, etc., from acreage limitation on receipt of irrigation benefits; determination of exempt status

§ 425a - Eligibility of transferred lands owned by States, etc., for receipt of water from a Federal reclamation project, division, or unit; conditions of eligibility; purchase price

§ 425b - Receipt of project water by lessees of irrigable lands owned by States, etc.; time limitation; applicability of acreage limitations

§ 431 - Limitation as to amount of water; qualifications of applicant

§ 434 - Amount of land for which entry may be made; farm unit; subdivision of lands

§ 440 - Regulations as to use of water and requirements as to cultivation and reclamation of land; cancellation for noncompliance with requirements

§ 451 - Conditions necessary for exchange; terms; credits; rights nonassignable

§ 451a - Persons eligible for benefits

§ 451b - Irrigation construction charges

§ 451c - Cancellation of charges or liens; credits

§ 451d - Disposal of improvements; water rights; revertibil­ity of relinquished land

§ 451e - Amendment of farm unit; application; amount of land; exchange; waiver

§ 451f - Exchanges subject to mortgage contracts

§ 451g - Preferences; veterans; timely applicants

§ 451h - Establishment of farm units; size; contiguous or noncontiguous

§ 451i - “Federal irrigation project” defined

§ 451j - Rules and regulations

§ 451k - Availability of appropriations; expenses as nonreimbursable

§ 462 - Classification of irrigable lands and equitable apportionment of charges

§ 485 - Declaration of policy

§ 485a - Definitions

§ 485b - Amendment of existing repayment contracts

§ 485b-1

§ 485c - Repealed. Pub. L. 85–611, § 3, Aug. 8, 1958, 72 Stat. 543

§ 485d - Time of payments to the United States

§ 485e - Maintenance and operation of project works; delinquency penalties

§ 485f - Negotiation of equitable contracts by Secretary

§ 485g - Classification of lands

§ 485h - New projects; sale of water and electric power; lease of power privileges

§ 485h-1

§ 485h-2

§ 485h-3

§ 485h-4

§ 485h-5

§ 485h-6

§ 485h-7

§ 485i - Rules and regulations

§ 485j - Effect on existing laws

§ 485k - Short title

§ 491 - Authority of Secretary to operate works

§ 492 - Operation and maintenance charges generally

§ 493 - Operation charges; date of payment; discount; advance payment

§ 493a - Omitted

§ 494 - Pecuniary penalty for nonpayment of operation charge

§ 495 - Shutting off water for nonpayment of operation charge

§ 496 - Cancellation of entry or water right for nonpayment of operation charge

§ 497 - Action to recover operation charge and penalty

§ 498 - Transfer of management and operation of works to water users generally

§ 499 - Discretionary power to transfer management

§ 499a - Transfer of title to movable property; use of appropriations

§ 499b - Transfer to municipal corporations or other organizations of care, operation, and maintenance of works supplying water for municipal, domestic, or industrial use

§ 500 - Duty of association or district to take over management

§ 501 - Disposition of profits of project taken over by water users

§ 502 - Emergency fund to assure continuous operation of projects and project facilities governed by Federal reclamation law

§ 503 - “Unusual or emergency conditions” defined

§ 504 - Rehabilitation and betterment of Federal reclamation projects, including small reclamation proj­ects; return of costs; interest; definitions; performance of work

§ 505 - Drainage facilities and minor construction in irrigation works; contracts with repayment organizations; limitation on costs; submission of contract to Congress

§ 511 - Authority to contract with irrigation district

§ 512 - Release of Government liens after contract with irrigation districts

§ 513 - Lands in project subject to provisions of chapter; after contract with irrigation district

§ 544 - Limitation as to holdings prior to final payment of charges; forfeiture of excess holding

Public Laws
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