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|Sec. 2||Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1958.
23 U. S. C. 48 and note.
|Sec. 4||25 U. S. C. 318a.|
|Sec. 12||23 U. S. C. 172.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
(d) FEDERAL SHARE.—The Federal share payable on account of any project provided for by funds made available under the provisions of this section shall not exceed 66 2/3 per centum of the total cost thereof plus, in any State containing unappropriated and unreserved public lands and nontaxable Indian lands, individual and tribal, exceeding 5 per centum of the total area of all lands therein, a percentage of the remaining 33 1/3 per centum of such cost equal to the percentage that the area of such lands in such State is of its total area: Provided, That such Federal share payable on any project in any State shall not exceed 95 per centum of the total cost of such project.
(c) INDIAN RESERVATIONS AND LANDS.—For the construction, reconstruction, and improvement of Indian reservation roads and
bridges and roads and bridges to provide access to Indian reservations and Indian lands under the provisions of the Act approved May 26, 1928 (45 Stat. 750), there is hereby authorized to be appropriated the sum of $12,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1960, and a like sum for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1961: Provided, That the location, type, and design of all roads and bridges constructed shall be approved by the Secretary of Commerce before any expenditures are made thereon, and all such construction shall be under the general supervision of the Secretary of Commerce.
For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of section 10 of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1950 (64 Stat. 785), there is hereby authorized to be appropriated for the survey, construction, reconstruction, and maintenance of main roads through unappropriated or unreserved public lands, nontaxable Indian lands, or other Federal reservations the additional sum of $1,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1959, and the sum of $3,000,000 for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 1960, and June 30, 1961.
Any funds authorized herein for forest highways, forest development roads and trails, park roads and trails, parkways, Indian roads, and public lands highways shall be available for contract upon apportionment, or a date not earlier than one year preceding the beginning of the fiscal year for which authorized if no apportionment is required: Provided, That any amount remaining unexpended two years after the close of the fiscal year for which authorized shall lapse. The Secretary of the department charged with the administration of such funds is hereby granted authority to incur obligations, approve projects, and enter into contracts under such authorizations, and his action in doing so shall be deemed a contractual obligation of the Federal Government for the payment of the cost thereof, and such funds shall be deemed to have been expended when so obligated. Any funds heretofore, herein, or hereafter authorized for any fiscal year for forest highways, forest development roads and trails, park roads and trails, parkways, Indian roads, and public lands highways shall be deemed to have been expended if a sum equal to the total of the sums authorized for such fiscal year and previous fiscal years since and including the fiscal year ending June 30, 1955, shall have been obligated. Any of such funds released by payment of final voucher or modification of project authorization shall be credited to the balance of unobligated authorizations and be immediately available for expenditure.
The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 (70 Stat. 374) is amended by renumbering section 122 as section 123 and inserting a new section 122, as follows:
"(d) Whenever any portion of the Interstate System is located upon or adjacent to any public lands or reservations of the United States, the Secretary of Commerce may make such arrangements and enter into such agreements with the agency having jurisdiction over such lands or reservations as may be necessary to carry out the national policy set forth in subsection (a) of this section, and any such
agency is hereby authorized and directed to cooperate fully with the Secretary of Commerce in this connection.
Approved, April 16, 1958.