Washington : Government Printing Office
|Public Law 85-816||National Science Foundation. Lease of Papago tribal land.|
|Public Law 85-816||Limitation.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Papago Indian Tribe, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, is authorized to lease to the National Science Foundation, for the construction of an astronomical observatory, approximately two thousand and four hundred acres, more or less, of tribal land on the Papago Indian Reservation, and to grant to the National Science Foundation, or to an agency designated by it, permanent rights of way across the Papago Indian Reservation for roads and utilities needed in connection with such observatory. The term of the lease shall be for as
long as the property is used for scientific purposes and may provide for an initial payment of not to exceed $25,000 in addition to annual rental fees. The lease shall also prescribe the terms and conditions under which the tribe may jointly use that portion of the leased area not specifically needed for the observatory.
The National Science Foundation is hereby authorized to expend appropriated funds for construction on the leased land described above, on behalf of the Federal Government, an optical astronomical observatory, including telescopes, administration buildings and other structures deemed necessary and desirable by the Foundation for creation of a scientific facility appropriate for use by the Nation's astronomers.
Approved, August 28, 1958.