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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CH. 445-JUNE 22, 1946 Columbia and elsewhere (but not to exceed $1,027,000 may be expended for personal services in the District of Columbia), purchase of books and periodicals, purchase, maintenance, repair, and operation of one passenger-carrying automobile in the District of Columbia, furnishing of subsistence to employees, operation and maintenance of aircraft, and the purchase and erection or alteration of permanent buildings: Provided, That the cost of any building purchased, erected, or as Costofbuildings. improved, exclusive of the cost of constructing a water supply or sanitary system and connecting the same with any such building, shall not exceed $2,500 except where buildings are acquired in conjunction with land being purchased for other purposes and except for eight buildings to be constructed at a cost not to exceed $15,000 per building: Provided further, That no money appropriated in this Act shall be Constructionon land available for the construction of any such building on land not owned mnot. ne d byovern by the Government: Provided further, That in the State of Missouri Centraistateagency, where the State has established a central State agency authorized to M s souri. enter into agreements with the United States or any of its agencies on policies and general programs for the saving of its soil by the extension of Federal aid to any soil conservation district in such State, the agreements made by or on behalf of the United States with any such soil conservation district shall have the prior approval of such central State agency before they shall become effective as to such district, as follows: Soil conservation research: For research and investigations into Fpverglades region, the character, cause, extent, history, and effects of erosion, soil and moisture depletion and methods of soil and water conservation (including the construction and hydrologic phases of farm irrigation and land drainage, and water regulation to conserve the soil and reduce fire hazards in the Everglades region of Florida, except that expenditures for all work in the Everglades region shall be limited to a sum not in excess of funds made available for such work by the State of Florida, or political subdivisions thereof); and for con- struction, operation, and maintenance of experimental watersheds, stations, laboratories, plots, and installations, $1,278,000. Soil conservation operations: For carrying out preventive measures to conserve soil and water, including such special measures as may be necessary to prevent floods and the siltation of reservoirs, and including the improvement of farm irrigation and land drainage, the establishment and operation of conservation nurseries, the making of conservation plans and surveys, and the dissemination of informa- tion, $39,300,000: Provided, That no part of this appropriation may DemonstrationproJ- be expended for soil and water conservation operations in demon- ect stration projects. LAND UTILIZATION AND RETIREMENT OF SUBMARGINAL LAND To enable the Secretary to carry out the provisions of title III of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, approved July 22, 1937 (7 U. S . C . 1010-1013), and the provisions of the Act approved August 11, 1945 (Public Law 179, Seventy-ninth Congress), including the employment of persons and means in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, $1,453,000. 50 Stat. 525. 7U.S. ., Supp. V, § 101(c). 59 Stat. 532. 7U.S.C., Supp.V, § 1011 note. WATER CONSERVATION AND UTILIZATION PROJECTS For expenses necessary to enable the Secretary to carry into effect the functions of the Department under the Act of October 14, 1940. (16 U. S . C . 590y-z-10), as amended, relating to the construction, 54tat.1119. operation, and maintenance of water conservation and utilization v.syS ,: supp. 287