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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 463, 467, 468-AUG. 4,1947 Appropriation au- thorized. Army, in House Document Numbered 275, Eightieth Congress, first session, at an estimated cost of $3,320,000 is hereby adopted and authorized, and shall be prosecuted under the direction of the Secre- tary of War and the supervision of the Chief of Engineers in accord- ance with the plan recommended in that report and subject to the conditions of local cooperation set forth therein. SEC. 2 . There is hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be needed to carry out the provisions of this Act. Approved August 4, 1947. [CHAPTER 467] August 4, 1947 AN ACT Is. 272] To provide for the utilization of surplus War Department-owned military real [Public Law 342] property as national cemeteries, when feasible. War Department. Use of certain lands for national cemeteries. 29 Stat. 625 . Expansion of exist- ing national ceme- teries. Regulations. Appropriations au- thorized. August 4, 1947 IS. 1480] [Public Law 343] Pea Patch Island. Conveyance. Easements reserved toU.8. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That when the Secretary of War determines that there is need for an additional cemetery or cemeteries for the burial of members of the armed forces of the United States dying in the service or former members whose last discharge therefrom was honorable and certain other persons as provided for by existing law (24 U. S. C. 281), he is authorized to utilize and expand existing facilities at Fort Rosecrans, California, and Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, when practicable, through the use of federally owned lands under the jurisdiction of the War Depart- ment for military purposes and not needed for such purposes for the establishment thereon of a national cemetery or cemeteries. SEC. 2. Upon the selection by the Secretary of War of such land, as provided in section 1 hereof, the Secretary of War is authorized and directed to expand existing national cemeteries and to provide for the care and maintenance thereof. No national cemetery as expanded pursuant to this Act shall have an area in excess of six hundred and forty acres. SEC. 3. The Secretary of War is authorized to prescribe such regu- lations as he may deem necessary for the administration of this Act. SEC. 4. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sums as may be necessary to carry into effect the purposes of this Act. Approved August 4, 1947. [CHAPTER 468] AN ACT Authorizing the conveyance to the State of Delaware of a portion of Pea Patch Island. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Federal Works Administrator is hereby authorized and directed to convey by quitclaim deed to the State of Delaware all the right, title, and interest of the United States in and to Pea Patch Island, situated in the Delaware River, near Delaware City, Delaware, except that portion of the island lying northeastwardly of a straight line Just northeast- wardly from the northeast outside wall of the Fort Delaware moat and eighty feet northeastwardly at right angles from triangulation station "Torpedo" from a point in the southeasterly high-water line to a point in the northwesterly high-water line of the island, reserving to the United States a perpetual easement to construct and operate on the east fire-control station of the fort parapet a navigational light and 742 [61 STAT.