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Chapter 815
December 24, 1942 [S. 2829] |  [Public Law 835] 56 Stat. 1081

To eliminate certain lands from the Wapato Indian irrigation project, Yakima Reservation, Washington, cancel and adjust certain charges, and for other purposes.
Section 2 | 3

Margin Notes
Chap. 815 Wapato Indian irrigation project, Wash.
Chap. 815 25 U. S. C. §§ 389-389e.
Chap. 815 Elimination of certain lands.
Chap. 815 Cancelation or adjustment of charges.
Chap. 815 1082
Sec. 2 Cancelation of assessments; credit of payments.
Sec. 3 Delinquent charges.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the action of the Secretary of the Interior taken on the 9th day of September 1942, pursuant to the Act of June 22, 1936 (49 Stat. 1803), affecting certain lands of the Wapato Indian irrigation project, Yakima Reservation, Washington, is hereby confirmed as follows: (a) The elimination from the project of three hundred and eighty-six and one one-hundredth acres of land described in the Secretary's order; (b) the cancelation of $14,512.03, representing unpaid assessments against the land for construction, operation, maintenance, and penalties; (c) the cancelation of $860.38 of accrued operation, maintenance, and penalties against land not eliminated from the project; (d) the credit of $58 on future operation and maintenance assessments against the southwest quarter northeast quarter, section 7, township 10 north, range 19 east, Washington meridian; (e) the cancelation, adjustment, or modification in proper cases of agreements previously executed; (f) the adjustments of project areas and the cancelations and adjustments dealt with in the Secretary's order, upon the condition, stated in the order, that the owners of the lands affected who retain any irrigable land within the Wapato project shall promptly settle any delinquent irrigation charges against the land retained in the project, either by cash payment or by the execution of contracts providing for the deferment of the amounts due.

SEC. 2.

Any assessments made against the lands eliminated from the project pending the confirmation of the Secretary's order are canceled and all payments made on account of any such assessments shall be credited to the lands retained in the project by the respective owners.

SEC. 3.

In order to prevent the accumulation of delinquent project assessments or other proper charges against the lands described in the said order of the Secretary of the Interior and to protect all sums due the Government by the project landowners, the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized, in his discretion, to take such action as he may deem necessary, including the foreclosure of the Government's first lien for such unpaid charges created by the Act of May 18, 1916 (39 Stat. 154), or any other Act of Congress.

Approved, December 24, 1942.

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