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606 August 15, 1949 [H. R. 2290] [Public Law 228] PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 427, 428-AUG. 15 , 1949 [63 STAT. [CHAPTER 427] AN ACT To provide for cooperation by the Smithsonian Institution with State, educa- tional, and scientific organizations in the United States for continuing paleontological investigations in areas which will be flooded by the construction of Government dams. I August 15, 1949 [It. R . 3982] [Public Law 229] Sisters of Saint Jo- seph, Ariz. Conveyance. [CHAP'TER 428] AN ACT To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to sell certain lands to the Sisters of Saint Joseph in Arizona, Incorporated, of Tucson, Arizona, to consolidate the Desert Laboratory Experimental Area of the Southwestern Forest and Range Experiment Station, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized in his discretion, to sell and con- vey, in whole or from time to time in separate parcels, by quitclaim deed or deeds, to the Sisters of Saint Joseph in Arizona, of the city of Tucson, State of Arizona. an Arizona corporation, for cash, at a price or prices not less than 50 per centum of the appraised fair market value thereof as determined by him, the following-described lands situated in the county of Pima, State of Arizona, to wit: That portion of tract 37, section 10, township 14 south, range 13 east, Gila and Salt River meridian, Arizona, as shown on the official public survey plat approved August 5, 1944, lyig north of a line extending westerly from corner Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Smithsonian Insti- United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Paleontological in- of the Smithsonian Institution is hereby authorized to cooperate with vestigations. any State, educational institution, or scientific organization in the United States for continuing paleontological investigations, and the excavation and preservation of fossil remains, in areas which will be flooded by the construction of Government dams or otherwise be made iInvestigations ea t rc unavailable for such investigations because of such construction: Pro- ment. vided, That such investigations and activities shall not duplicate nor affect adversely similar operations being conducted by the Department of Interior in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution. hAppropriation a u- SEC. 2. That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $65,000, which shall be available until expended for the above purposes: Contributions. Provided,That at such time as the Smithsonian Institution is satisfied that any State agency, or any educational institution or scientific organization in any of the United States, is prepared to contribute to such investigation and when in its judgment such investigation shall appear meritorious, the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution may make available for such investigation such amounts from this sum as shall be equal to the amounts contributed respectively by each such State agency, or educational institution or scientific organization: Limitation. Providedfurther, That the amount to be made available from this sum for such investigation in cooperation with each such State agency, or educational institution or scientific organization, shall not exceed $10,000 in any fiscal year: Providedfurther, That all such cooperative work and division of the result thereof shall be under the direction of Government lands the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution: Providedfurther That where lands are involved which are controlled by the Government of the United States, cooperative work thereon shall be under the provi- 34 Stat. 25. sions of the Act of June 8, 1906 (16 U. S. C. 432, 433), and rules and regulations pertaining thereto. Approved August 15, 1949.