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The provision of this title shall apply to all unappropriated authorizations contained in prior
Acts, and also to all unexpended appropriations heretofore made, providing for the expenditure of Federal funds on the following classes of highways: forest highways, forest development roads and trails, park roads and trails, parkways, Indian reservation roads, public lands highways, and defense access roads. All such authorizations and appropriations shall continue in full force and effect, but hereafter obligations entered into and expenditures made pursuant thereto shall be subject to the provisions of this title. (Pub. L. 85-767, Aug. 27, 1958, 72 Stat. 906.)
(a) On or before January 1 next preceding the commencement of each fiscal year, the Secretary shall apportion the sums authorized to be appropriated for such fiscal year for forest highways in the several States, according to the area and value of the land owned by the United States within the national forests therein, which the Secretary of Agriculture is directed to determine and certify to the Secretary from such information, sources, and departments as the Secretary of Agriculture may deem most accurate.
(b) Sums authorized to be appropriated for forest development roads and trails shall be allocated by the Secretary of Agriculture according to the relative needs of the various national forests, taking into consideration the existing transportation facilities, value of timber or other resources served, relative fire danger, and comparative difficulties of road and trail construction.
(c) Sums authorized to be appropriated for public lands highways shall be allocated by the Secretary among those States having unappropriated or unreserved public lands, nontaxable Indian lands, or other Federal reservations, on the basis of need in such States, respectively, as determined by the Secretary upon application of the State highway departments of the respective States. Preference shall be given to those projects which are located on a Federal-aid system. (Pub. L. 85-767, Aug. 27, 1958, 72 Stat. 906.)
Funds authorized for forest highways, forest development roads and trails, public lands development roads and trails, park roads and trails, parkways, Indian reservation 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. Any amount remaining unexpended for a period of 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 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 United States for the payment of the cost thereof and such funds shall be deemed to have been expended when so obligated. Any funds heretofore or hereafter authorized for any fiscal year for forest highways, forest development roads and trails, public lands 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 authorizations shall be credited to the balance of unobligated authorizations and be immediately available for expenditure. (Pub. L. 85-767, Aug. 27, 1958, 72 Stat. 906; Pub. L. 86-657, § 8(b), July 14, 1960, 74 Stat. 524; Pub. L. 87-866, § 7, Oct. 23, 1962, 76 Stat. 1147.)
(a) Funds available for Indian reservation roads and bridges shall be used to pay for the cost of construction and improvement thereof.
(b) The Secretary shall approve the location, type, and design of all projects for Indian reservation roads and bridges before any expenditures are made thereon and all construction thereof shall be under the general supervision of the Secretary.
(c) Indian labor may be employed in such construction and improvement under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior.
(d) Cooperation of States, counties, or other local subdivisions may be accepted in such construction and improvement, and any funds, received from a State, county, or local subdivision shall be credited to appropriations available for Indian reservation roads and bridges. (Pub. L. 85-767, Aug. 27, 1958, 72 Stat. 908; Pub. L. 87-282, Sept. 22, 1961, 75 Stat. 584.)