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63 STAT.] 81ST CONG. , 1sT SESS.-CH. 688-OCT. 13,1949 RIVERS AND HARBORS Maintenance and improvement of existing river and harbor works: For the preservation and maintenance of existing river and harbor works, and for the prosecution of such projects heretofore authorized as may be most desirable in the interests of commerce and navigation; for surveys of northern and northwestern lakes and other boundary and connecting waters as heretofore authorized, including the prepara- tion, correction, printing, and issuing of charts and bulletins, and the investigation of lake levels; for prevention of obstructive and inju- rious deposits within the harbor and adjacent waters of New York City; for expenses of the California Debris Commission in carrying on the work authorized by the Act approved March 1, 1893, as amended (33 U. S. C. 661, 678, and 683); for removing sunken vessels or craft obstructing or endangering navigation as authorized by law; for operating and maintaining, keeping in repair, and continuing in use without interruption any lock, canal (except the Panama Canal), canalized river, or other public works for the use and benefit of navi- gation belonging to the United States; for payment annually of tuition tees of not to exceed one hundred student officers of the Corps of Engineers at civil technical institutions under the provisions of sec- tion 127a of the National Defense Act, as amended (10 U. S . C. 535); for examinations, surveys, and contingencies of rivers and harbors t for the execution of detailed investigations and the preparation of plans and specifications for projects heretofore or hereafter author- ized; for examination of estimates of appropriations in the field; for printing and binding and office supplies and equipment required in the Office of the Chief of Engineers to carry out the purposes of this appropriation, including such printing, either during a recess or ses- sion of Congress, of surveys authorized by law, and such surveys as may be printed during a recess of Congress shall be printed, with illustrations, as documents of the next succeeding session of Congress: Provided, That no part of this appropriation shall be expended for any preliminary examination, survey, project, or estimate not author- ized by law; $197,489,690, of which sum the amount of $34,270 shall be expended for a small boat harbor at Hastings, Minnesota: Provided further, That of the amount herein appropriated, $478,520 shall be for repayments of advances made under the provisions of section 11, Act of March 3, 1925 (Public Law 585, Sixty-eighth Congress, 43 Stat. 1197): Provided further, That from this appropriation the Secretary of the Army may, in his discretion and on the recommenda- tion of the Chief of Engineers based on the recommendation by the Board of Rivers and Harbors in the review of a report or reports authorized by law, expend such sums as may be necessary for the maintenance of harbor channels provided by a State, municipality or other public agency, outside of harbor lines and serving essential needs of general commerce and navigation, such work to be subject to the conditions recommended by the Chief of Engineers in his report or reports thereon: Provided further, That not to exceed $5,000 of the amount herein appropriated shall be available for the support and maintenance of the Permanent International Commission of the Con- gresses of Navigation and for the payment of the expenses of the properly accredited delegates of the United States to the meeting of the Congresses and of the Commission: Provided further,That from this appropriation not to exceed $1,200,000 shall be available for transfer to the Secretary of the Interior for expenditure for the pur- poses of and in accordance with the provisions of the Act of August 8, 1946 (60 Stat. 932), and the Act of August 14, 1946 (60 Stat. 1080 : Provided further, That the maintenance funds appropriated herein 847 California D6bris Commission. 27 Stat. 507. Student offics. 41 Stat. 785. 10 U. 8. 0., SBpp. II, i 3S. Printing and bind- ing. Unauthorized sur- veys, etc. Hastings, Minn. Repayment of ad- vances. 33U. .C. , 8l. Harbor channels. Permanent Interna- tional Cormmisson of the Congresses of Navigation. Transfer of funds. 16U.S.0.it756 757, 661-666; npp. H. 661 note, 666a. Hudso River chan- neL