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Public Law 85-137
August 14, 1957 | [H. R. 5953] 71 Stat. 353

To provide for the construction of sewer and water facilities for the Elko Indian colony, Nevada.
Section 2

Margin Notes
Public Law 85-137 Elko Indian Colony, Nev.
Public Law 85-137 42 U. S. C. 2001-2004.
Sec. 2 Appropriation.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That to carry out more effectively the purposes of the Act of January 31, 1931 (46 Stat. 1046), as amended (authorizing appropriations for the installation of sanitary sewer and water systems for the Indian village of the Elko Indian colony), and his functions under the Act entitled "An Act to transfer the maintenance and operation of hospital and health facilities for Indians to the Public Health Service, and for other purposes", approved August 5, 1954 (68 Stat. 674), the Surgeon General is authorized—

(1) to develop plans, after consultation with the Indians concerned and in cooperation with the city of Elko, Nevada, and other appropriate State or local public authorities, for extending the city's water and sewer lines and providing essential domestic

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and community water supplies and sewage and waste disposal facilities for the Indian village of the Elko Indian colony, including the provision of necessary appurtenances and fixtures for Indian homes in the village;

(2) to make such arrangements with such public authorities, and with the Indians to be served by such lines, supplies, and facilities (including such appurtenances and fixtures), regarding contributions toward the extension and provision thereof and responsibilities for maintenance thereof, as in his judgment are equitable and will best assure the future maintenance of such lines, supplies, and facilities in an effective and operating condition and, after making such arrangements, to construct (directly or by contract) or otherwise provide such lines, supplies, and facilities on lands occupied by the Elko Indian colony or on lands made available for the purpose by the city of Elko or other public agency; and

(3) to transfer any lines, facilities, or appurtenances provided hereunder, with or without a money consideration, and under such terms and conditions as in his judgment are appropriate, having regard to the contributions made and the maintenance responsibilities undertaken, the special health needs of the Indians concerned, and the purposes of this Act, to the city of Elko, to the State of Nevada, or to any other subdivision of such State or, in the case of domestic appurtenances and fixtures, to any one or more of the occupants of the Indian home served thereby.

SEC. 2.

There are authorized to be appropriated from time to time such sums, not to exceed $40,000, as may be necessary to carry out this Act.

Approved, August 14, 1957.

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