Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.
|Chap. 279||Indian irrigation projects. Payment from funds of, for damages to private property by construction, etc.|
|Chap. 279||Proviso. Limit of amount.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of; the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized to pay out of funds available for the Indian irrigation projects for damages caused to owners of, lands or other private property of any kind by reason of the operations of the United States, its officers or employees, in the survey, construction, operation, or maintenance of irrigation works of such projects and which may be compromised by agreement between the claimant and the Secretary of the Interior, of such officers as he may designate: Provided, That the total of any such claims authorized to be settled as herein contemplated shall not exceed 5 per centum of the funds available for the project under which such claims arise during any one fiscal year.2
Approved, February 20, 1929.