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61 STAT.] 80TIH CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CHS. 405 , 406-JULY 31, 1947 requirement, if necessary, that such nursery stock be grown under postentry quarantine by or under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture for the purpose of determining whether imported nursery stock may be infested or infected with plant pests not discernible by port-of-entry inspection and provided that if imported nursery stock is found to be infested or infected with such plant pests, he is authorized to prescribe remedial measures as he may deem necessary to prevent the spread thereof." Approved July 31, 1947. [CHAPTER 406] AN ACT To provide for the disposal of materials on the public lands of the United States. 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, under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe, may dispose of materials including but not limited to sand, stone, gravel, yucca, manzanita, mesquite, cactus, common clay, and timber or other forest products, on public lands of the United States if the disposal of such materials (1) is not otherwise expressly authorized by law, including the United States mining laws, (2) is not expressly prohibited by laws of the United States, and (3) would not be detri- mental to the public interest. Such materials may be disposed of only in accordance with the provisions of this Act and upon the pay- ment of adequate compensation therefor, to be determined by the Secretary: Provided, however, That, to the extent not otherwise authorized by law, the Secretary is authorized in his discretion to permit any Federal, State, or Territorial agency, unit or subdivision, including municipalities, or any person, or any association or corpora- tion not organized for profit, to take and remove, without charge, materials and resources subject to this Act, for use other than for commercial or industrial purposes or resale. Where the lands have been withdrawn in aid of a function of a Federal department or agency other than the Department of the Interior or of a State, Territory, county, municipality, water district, or other local govern- mental subdivision or agency, the Secretary of the Interior may nllake disposals under this Act only with the consent of such Federal depart- ment or agency or of such State, Territory, or local governllenltal unit. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to apply to lands in any national forest, national park, or national monument or to any Indian lands or lands set aside or held for the use or benefit of Indians, including lands over which jurisdiction has been transferred to the Department of the Interior by Executive order for the use of Indians. SEC. 2 . Where the appraised value of the material exceeds $1,000, it shall be disposed of by the Secretary to the highest responsible qualified bidder by competitive bidding and publication of notice of the proposed disposal once each week for a period of four consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the material is located. AVhere the appraised value of the material is $1,000 or less, it'may be disposed of by the Secretary upon such notice and in such manner as he may prescribe. SEC. 3 . All moneys received from the disposal of materials under this Act shall be disposed of in the same manner as moneys received from the sale of public lands. Approved July 31, 1947. July 31, 1947 [S. 1185] [Public Law 291] Public lands. Disposal of certain materials. Removal of mate- rials without charge. Nonapplicablllty. Appraisal value in excess of $1.000 . Appraisal value of $1,000 or less. 681