PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 680-OCT. 12, 1949 BUREAU OF RECLAMATION Administrative provisions: Sums appropriated in this Act for the Bureau of Reclamation shall be available for all expenditures author- 32 Stat. 38. ized by the Act of June 17, 1902, and Acts amendatory thereof or sup-
- Supp. II, § 35a plementary thereto known as the reclamation law, and all other Acts
s e. under which expenditures are authorized, including personal services in the District of Columbia; disseminating useful information, photographing and making photographic prints and completing and distributing material, including recordings; examination of estimates for appropriations in the field; refunds of overcollections and deposits for other purposes; lithographing; engraving; printing and binding; Vehicles. purchase of not to exceed two hundred and thirty (including two hundred and one for replacement only) passenger motor vehicles in the current fiscal year, and hire of passenger motor vehicles; acquisi- tion of not to exceed two in the current fiscal year, and hire, mainte- nance, and operation of aircraft; services as authorized by section 15 ostat.8o. of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U. S. C. 55a), in an amount not to exceed $100,000: Provided, That the rates for individuals shall not Damage claims exceed $100 per diem; for payment of claims for damage to or loss of property, personal injury, or death, arising out of the survey, con- struction, operation, or maintenance of works by the Bureau of Recla- mation; payment for official telephone service in the field hereafter Rewardsincurred in case of official telephones installed in private houses when authorized under regulations established by the Secretary; payment of rewards, when specifically authorized by the Secretary, for infor- mation leading to the apprehension and conviction of persons found guilty of the theft, damage, or destruction of public property; pay- ments to school districts in accordance with the Act of June 29, 1948 3 Sat.1 spp. (Public Law 835), including payments on account of dependents of 3,§§ 385as. b. employees in field offices in project areas engaged in construction and Restriction. related activities: Provided, That no part of any sum provided for in this Act for operation and maintenance of any project or division of a project by the Bureau of Reclamation shall be used for the irriga- tion of any lands within the boundaries of an irrigation district which has contracted with the Bureau of Reclamation and is in arrears for more than twelve months in the payment of any charges due the United States, and no part of any sum provided for in this Act for such purpose shall be used for the irrigation of any lands which have contracted with the Bureau of Reclamation and are in arrears for eoe more than twelve months in the payment of any charges due from tnadis of recre a - said lands to the United States: Providedfurther, That funds appro- priated for the Bureau of Reclamation shall be available for expendi- ture through the facilities of the National Park Service in amounts of not to exceed $25,000 for any one reservoir area for studies of recre- ational areas and planning for their utilization, and funds so expended shall not be reimbursable or returnable under the reclamation law. "Tn. r The following sums are appropriated out of the special fund in the Treasury of the United States created by the Act of June 17, 1902 32 Stat 388. (43 U. S. C . 391, 411), and therein designated "the reclamation fund", to be available immediately: GENERAL OFFICES Salaries and expenses (other than project offices): For expenses necessary during the current fiscal year, including personal services in the District of Columbia, in the administration and performance by other than project offices of Bureau of Reclamation functions $4,300,000, to be available for the purposes, among others, specified under the head "Operation and maintenance administration", Bureau 778 [63 STAT.