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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 519-AUG. 8, 1947 producers) on the farm, as sole recipient for his or their benefit, of the payment with respect to the farm. Use of local cor- SEC. 305. In carrying out the provisions of titles II and III of this nittees, etc. Ante, pp. 923,929. Act, the Secretary is authorized to utilize local committees of sugar beet or sugarcane producers, State and county agricultural conserva- tion committees, or the Agricultural Extension Service and other agencies, and the Secretary may prescribe that all or a part of the expenses of such committees may be deducted from the payments herein authorized. Review of facts by SEC. 306. The facts constituting the basis for any payment, or the lecretary. amount thereof authorized to be made under this title, officially deter- mined in conformity with rules or regulations prescribed by the Secre- tary, shall be reviewable only by the Secretary, and his determinations with respect thereto shall be final and conclusive. Applicability. SEC. 307. This title shall apply to the continental United States, the Territory of Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. TITLE IV-GENERAL PROVISIONS Expenditures. SEC. 401. For the purposes of this Act, the Secretary may make such expenditures as he deems necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act, including personal services and rents in the District of Columbia and elsewhere. Appropriations au- SEC. 402. (a) There is hereby authorized to be appropriated for each thoriz. fiscal year for the purposes and administration of this Act the funds Ante. p . 929. necessary to make the payments provided for in title III of this Act and such other amounts as the Congress determines to be necessary for such fiscal year to carry out the other provisions of the Act. Availability of (b) All funds available for carrying out this Act shall be available for allotment to the bureaus and offices of the Department of Agricul- ture and for transfer to such other agencies of the Federal Government as the Secretary may request to cooperate or assist in carrying out the provisions of this Act. (c) The funds made available for the purpose of enabling the Secre- 57stat. i 10-. tary to carry into effect the provisions of the Sugar Act of 1937, as 13. M amended, during the fiscal year 1948 are also hereby made available Ante, p. 3. to the Secretary for purposes of administration of the provisions of this Act during the fiscal year 1948. Orders or regula. SEC. 403. (a) The Secretary is authorized to make such orders or regulations, which shall have the force and effect of law, as may be Penalty. necessary to carry out the powers vested in him by this Act. Any person knowingly violating any order or regulation of the Secretary issued pursuant to this Act shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $100 for each such violation. Publication of do- (b) Each determination issued by the Secretary in connection with terantlo in Fed. quotas and deficits under title II or payments under title III of this Antepp3. W 929. Act shall be promptly published in the Federal Register and shall be accompanied by a statement of the bases and considerations upon which such determination was made. Jurisdiction, etc. SEC. 404. The several district courts of the United States are hereby vested with jurisdiction specifically to enforce, and to prevent and restrain any person from violating, the provisions of this Act or of any order or regulation made or issued pursuant to this Act. If and when the Secretary shall so request, it shall be the duty of the several district attorneys of the United States, in their respective districts, to institute proceedings to enforce the remedies and to collect the penalties and forfeitures provided for in this Act. The remedies provided for in this Act shall be in addition to, and not exclusive of, any of the remedies or penalties existing at law or in equity. 932 [61 STAT. I E