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|Chap. 159||White-pine blister rust. Cooperative forest protection measures against, authorized.|
|Chap. 159||Provisos. State or local contribution.|
|Chap. 159||No pay for property injured, etc.|
|Chap. 159||Work on Indian lands.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That to promote the stability of white-pine forest-using industries, employment, and communities through the continuous supply of white- and sugar-pine timber, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized in cooperation with such agencies as he may deem necessary to use such funds as have been, or may hereafter be, made available for the purpose of controlling white-pine blister rust, by preventing the spread to, and eliminating white-pine blister rust from, all forest lands, irrespective of the ownership thereof, when in the judgment of the Secretary of Agriculture the use of such funds on such lands is necessary in the control of the white-pine blister rust: Provided, That in the discretion of the Secretary of Agriculture no expenditures from funds provided under this authorization shall be made on private or State lands (except where such lands are intermingled with those which are federally owned and it is necessary in order to protect the property of the United States to work on those parts of the private or State-owned lands that immediately adjoin Federal lands) until a sum, or sums, at least equal to such expenditures shall have been appropriated, subscribed, or contributed by State, county, or local authorities or by individuals or organizations concerned: Provided further, That no part of such appropriations shall be used to pay the cost or value of property injured or destroyed: And provided further, That any plan for the control and elimination of white-pine blister rust on lands owned by the United States or retained under restriction by the United States for Indian tribes and for individual Indians shall be subject to the approval of the Federal agency or Indian tribe having jurisdiction over such lands, and the Secretary of Agriculture may, in his discretion and out of any moneys made available under this Act, make allocations to said Federal agencies in such amounts as he may deem necessary for white-pine blister-rust control and elimination on lands
so held or owned by the United States, the moneys so allocated to be expended by said agencies for the purposes specified.
Approved, April 26, 1940.