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|Chap. 440||Yakima Indian Reservation, Wash. Reservation of Federal right-of-way across, for Bonneville project.|
|Sec. 2||Approval provisions.|
|Sec. 2||Condemnation proceedings.
25 Stat. 357.
40 U. S. C. §§ 257, 258.
Right of cultivation, etc.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby reserved to the United States for the Bonneville project a right-of-way in the nature of an easement not to exceed three hundred feet in width across allotted and tribal lands on the Yakima Indian Reservation, in the State of Washington, for the construction, operation, and maintenance of electric transmission lines, with the right of ingress and egress, and such additional area as may be necessary for a substation.
This reservation is subject to the consent of the individual allottees and the tribal council, to the approval of a map of definite location by the Secretary of the Interior, and to the payment of such compensation as he may determine. Should any allottee refuse to give his consent, condemnation under the provisions of the Act of August 1, 1888 (25 Stat. 357), is hereby authorized. The right is reserved to the Indians to cultivate or otherwise utilize the right-of-way in such manner as will not be inconsistent with the use thereof for transmission-line purposes.
Approved, August 5, 1939.