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53 STAT.] 76TH CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CHS. 695, 696-AUG. 11, 1939 [CHAPTER 695] AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to contract with the State Water Con- servation Board of Montana and the Tongue River Water Users' Association for participation in the costs and benefits of the Tongue River Storage Reser- voir project for the benefit of lands on the Tongue River Indian Reservation, Montana. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to execute a contract with the Tongue River Water Users' Association, a Montana corporation, and the State Water Conservation Board of the State of Montana, providing for the acquiring of a right to the use annually of seven thousand five hundred acre-feet of water from the Tongue River Reservoir project for the irrigation of lands on the Tongue River Indian Reservation, Montana, now without an adequate supply of water, and for the payment therefor of a proper proportionate share of the construction costs of the project: Pro- vided, That the cost to the United States shall not exceed a total amount of $360,750, which amount, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be paid in not to exceed thirty-seven annual installments beginning on December 15, 1939, and continuing thereafter until the entire construction costs properly assessable against the Indian lands benefited shall have been paid: Provided further, That said contract shall also make provision for payment of the annual operation and maintenance charges properly assessable against the United States on account of its participation in the benefits of said project, and the necessary money to pay such operation and maintenance charges is hereby authorized to be appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriate. SEC. 2. Appropriations made for the purpose of this Act shall be reimbursed to the United States under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior. Approved, August 11, 1939. [CHAPTER 696] AN ACT To authorize the Federal Surplus Commodities Corporation to purchase and distribute surplus products of the fishing industry. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any part of the funds not to exceed $1,500,000 per year, transferred by the Secre- tary of Agriculture to the Federal Surplus Commodities Corpora- tion created under and to carry out the provisions of section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935 (49 Stat. 774), as amended, may also be used by such Corporation for the purpose of diverting surplus fishery products (including fish, shellfish, mollusks, and crustacea) from the normal channels of trade and commerce by acquiring them and pro- viding for their distribution through Federal, State, and private relief channels: Provided, That none of the funds made available to the Federal Surplus Commodities Corporation under this Act shall be used to purchase any of the commodities designated in this Act which may have been produced in any foreign country. The provi- sions of law relating to the acquisition of materials or supplies for the United States shall not apply to the acquisition of commodities under this Act. August 11, 1939 [H. R. 5506] [Public, No. 392] Tongue River In- dian Reservation, Mont. Execution of con- tract for water for irrigating lands on, authorized. Payment; computa- tion. Preoaos. Cost limitation. Appropriation au- thorized. Operation and maintenance charges, etc. Reimbursement. August 11, 1939 [It. R. WMI] 1lPublic, No. 3931 Surplus fishery products. Purchase of, and distribution through relief channels. Funds available; limitation. 49 Stat. 774. 7 U. S. C., Supp. IV, § 612C. pordto. Purchase of foreign products forbidden. Provisions of law inapplicable. 1411