43 U.S. Code § 387 - Removal of sand, gravel, etc.; leases, easements, etc.
The Secretary, in his discretion, may (a) permit the removal, from lands or interests in lands withdrawn or acquired and being administered under the Federal reclamation laws in connection with the construction or operation and maintenance of any project, of sand, gravel, and other minerals and building materials with or without competitive bidding:
The Federal reclamation laws, referred to in text, are defined in section 485a of this title.
1950—Act Aug. 18, 1950, permitted Secretary to grant permanent easements or rights-of-way provided that no easement or right-of-way in excess of 25 years be granted unless there has been prior written approval by the governing board of that water users’ organization as may be under contract obligation for repayment on account of the project involved.
The definitions in section 485a of this title apply to this section.