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770 PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 489, 490-AUG. 5, 1947 [61 STAT. [CHAPTER 489] August , 1947 AN ACT [H. R. 3043] To provide for the transfer of certain lands to the Secretary of the Interior, and [Public Law 361] for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Secretary of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in order to Transfer of certain promote the orderly development and use of the lands and interests lands. therein acquired by the United States in connection with the Crab Orchard Creek project and the Illinois Ordnance Plant in William- son, Jackson, and Union Counties, Illinois, consistent with the needs of agriculture, industry, recreation, and wildlife conservation, all of the interests of the United States in and to such lands are hereby trans- ferred to the Secretary of the Interior for administration, develop- ment, and disposition, in accordance with the provisions of this Act. Classification of SEC. 2 . All of the lands transferred to the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to the provisions of this Act, first shall be classified by him with a view to determining, in cooperation with Federal, State, and public or private agencies and organizations, the most beneficial use that may be made thereof to carry out the purposes of this Act, includ- ing the development of wildlife conservation, agricultural, recrea- f reaiofpudsp or tional, industrial, and related purposes. Such lands as have been or may hereafter be determined to be chiefly valuable for industrial purposes shall be leased for such purposes at such times and under such terms and conditions as are consistent with the general purposes 58 Stat. 7 ap of section 2 of the Surplus Property Act of 1944, as amended, and § 6ML with the purposes of this Act. Except to the extent otherwise pro- vided in this Act, all lands herein transferred shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior through the Fish and Wildlife Serv- ice in accordance with the provisions of the Act of August 14, 1946 60 Stata. 100. (Public Law 732, Seventy-ninth Congress), and Acts supplementary 16U.S.C.II 661- e6c. thereto and amendatory thereof for the conservation of wildlife, and for the development of the agricultural, recreational, industrial, and Lands uilied by related purposes specified in this Act: Provided, That no jurisdiction War Department.iUrisdiction shall be exercised by the Secretary of the Interior over that portion of such lands and the improvements thereon which are now utilized by the War Department directly or indirectly until such time as it is determined by the Secretary of War that utilization of such portions of such lands and the improvements thereon directly or indirectly Administration of by the Wr Depar tment is no longer required: Providedfurther, That, lands by Secretary of Depat the Interior, etc. subsequent to the determination referred to in the preceding proviso, the lands and improvements mentioned therein shall be administered by the Secretary of the Interior, and any lease or other disposition thereof shall be made subject to such terms, conditions, restrictions, and reservations imposed by the Secretary of War as will, in the opinion of the Secretary of War, be adequate to assure the con- tinued availability for war production purposes of such lands and improvements. Approved August 5, 1947. [CHAPTER 490] August 5,1947 AN ACT [H. R. 3309 To amend the Organic Act of Puerto Rico. [Public Law 362] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Organic Act of United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 12 of Puerto Rico, amend- ment. the Organic Act of Puerto Rico (48 U. S . C ., sec. 771) is hereby 39 Stat.6. amended by repealing the second sentence thereof and substituting lection of Oov- the following: "At the general election in 1948 and each such elec- tion quadrennially thereafter the Governor of Puerto Rico shall be