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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 356-JULY 30, 1947 WHITE PINE BLISTER RUST CONTROL For expenses necessary to carry out the purposes of the Act approved April 26, 1940 (16 U. S . C . 594a), including personal services in the District of Columbia, $3,750,000, of which amount $582,000 shall be available to the Department of the Interior for control of white pine blister rust on or endangering Federal lands under the jurisdiction of that Department or lands of Indian tribes which are under the jurisdic- tion of or retained under restrictions of the United States; $1,974,650 of said amount to the Forest Service for the control of white pine blister rust on or endangering lands under its jurisdiction: and $1,193,350 of said amount to the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine for leadership and general coordination of the entire program, method development, and for operations conducted under its direction for such control, including, but not confined to, the control of white pine blister rust on or endangering State and privately owned lands. 537 54 Stat. 188. Availabilityoffunds for designated agen- cies. FOREST SERVICE SALARIES AND EXPENSES For expenses necessary, including not to exceed $1,083,378 for per- sonal services in the District of Columbia, not to exceed $10,000 for employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706 (a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (5 U. S . C . 574), as amended by section 15 of the 58 Stat. 742. Act of August 2, 1946 (Public Law 600), and the replacement of one 6o0 tat.i 1 0 passenger motor vehicle in the District of Columbia; to experiment Experimentsandln- and make investigations and report on forestry, national forests, forest vestigations. fires, and lumbering, but no part of this appropriation shall be used for any experiment or test made outside the jurisdiction of the United States; to advise the owners of woodlands as to the proper care of the same; to investigate and test American timber and timber trees and their uses, and methods for the preservative treatment of timber; to seek, through investigations and the planting of native and foreign species, suitable trees for the treeless regions; to erect necessary build- ings: Provided, That the cost of any building purchased, erected, or cst o buldngs. as improved, exclusive of the cost of constructing a water-supply or sanitary system and of connecting the same with any such building, and exclusive of the cost of any tower upon which a lookout house may be erected, shall not exceed $10,000, with the exception that any build- ing erected, purchased, or acquired, the cost of which was $10,000 or more, may be improved out of the appropriations made under this Act for the Forest Service by an amount not to exceed 2 per centum of the cost of such building as certified by the Secretary; to protect, admin- national forests." ister, and improve the national forests, including tree planting and other measures to prevent erosion, drift, surface wash, soil waste, and the formation of floods, and to conserve water; to ascertain the naturalh conditions upon and utilize the national forests, to transport and care game. for fish and game supplied to stock the national forests or the waters therein; to collate, digest, report, and illustrate the results of experi- Transfer of fnds ments and investigations made by the Forest Service: Provided, That not to exceed $50,000 of the appropriation for "National forest protec- tion and management", and not to exceed $50,000 of the appropriation for "Forest fire cooperation" may be transferred to the appropriation "Printing and binding, Department of Agriculture", for forest fire prevention posters and related printed material, as follows: General administrative expenses: For general administration, including the salary of the Chief Forester at $10,000 per annum, and