Washington : Government Printing Office
1. The following is added to section 10, Health and welfare matters:
(g) The negotiation and execution of contracts with states or territories, or political subdivisions thereof, or with any other appropriate state agency or institution, for agricultural assistance, authorized by the act of June 4, 1936 (49 Stat. 1458; 25 U.S.C. secs. 452-454).
2. The following are added to section 11, Funds and fiscal matters:
(1) The investment of restricted trust funds of individual Indians, and of group investment of funds held in the accounts of Indian Bureau Special Disbursing Agents, for individual Indians, Indian Associations and Indian Tribes in any public debt of the United States and in bonds, notes, or other obligations which are unconditionally guaranteed as to both principal and interest by the United States, as provided for by the act of June 24, 1938 (52 Stat. 1037), and the investment of funds of Osage Indians as provided by section 4 of the act of March 3, 1921 (41 Stat. 1250) and section 1 of the act of February 27, 1925 (43 Stat 1008-1009).
(m) The approval of expenditures or advances of tribal funds to the respective tribes for the purposes set forth and as prescribed in the acts of June 7, 1944 (58 Stat. 271); June 20, 1936 (49 Stat. 1543); June 24, 1946 (60 Stat. 302); sec. 3, May 19, 1947 (61 Stat. 102); sec. 7, April 19, 1950 (Pub. Law 474, 81st Cong., 2d Sess.); including supplements or amendments thereto, and under all other acts which may authorize the expenditure or advance of tribal funds to tribes for like purposes.
3. Section 12, Education, (a) is amended to read as follows:
(a) The negotiation and execution of contracts with any State or territory, or political subdivisions thereof, or with any State university, college, or school, or with any appropriate State or private corporation, agency, or institution, as authorized by the act of June 4, 1936 (25 U.S.C. sec. 452-454).
4. Section 13 (a), Lands and minerals, is amended to read as follows:
(a) The approval of leases for oil, gas and other mining purposes covering restricted tribal and allotted Indian lands pursuant to provisions of 25 CFR Parts 183, 186, 189, 195 and 201. The authority conferred by this paragraph extends to and includes the approval of, or other appropriate administrative action required on, all assignments of mineral leases now or hereafter in force on restricted tribal and allotted Indian lands, bonds and other instruments required in connection with such leases or assignments thereof, unit and communitization agreements, well-spacing orders of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission submitted for approval under authority of section 11 of the act of August 4, 1947 (61 Stat. 731), the acceptance of voluntary surrender of such leases by the lessees, cancellation of leases for violation of terms thereof, and approval of agreements for settlement of claims for damages to Indian lands resulting from oil and gas or other mineral operations.
5. Section 14(a), Oil leases; Osage Indian Agency, is amended to read as follows:
(a) Approve oil leases made by the Osage Tribal Council only after the approval by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs of the schedule of bids covering the particular sale, and resolutions of the Council extending the prescribed periods for drilling of oil wells within the terms of oil leases.
6. The following is added to section 15,
(d) The approval of the annual and any supplemental apportionment of water each year for the irrigable lands of the San Carlos Indian Irrigation Project, Arizona.
7. Section 25, Subdelegation, is amended to read as follows:
SEC. 25. Subdelegation. The authority conferred upon the Commissioner in this order may be subdelegated by him to the Associate Commissioner, Assistant Commissioners, Executive Officer, Chief Counsel, Associate Chief Counsel, Assistant Chief Counsel, Branch Chiefs, Area Directors, Superintendents of detached field offices and of agencies, and such other officers of the Bureau of Indian Affairs as are designated by him. The Commissioner may also subdelegate to such officials the authority conferred upon him by the general regulations appearing in 25 CFR, insofar as such authority relates to action in individual cases. Appeal from an action taken by the Superintendent or other officer of an agency pursuant to a subdelegation of authority under this section shall be taken to the Area Director and thence to the Commissioner. Appeal from an action taken by any other officer of the Bureau of Indian Affairs pursuant to a subdelegation of authority under this section shall be taken to the Commissioner. Appeals from the Commissioner shall be taken to the Secretary of the Interior.
(5 U.S.C. sec. 22; 25 U.S.C. secs. 1a, 2, 2a; sec. 2, Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1950, 15 F.R. 3174).
8. Sections 20, 21, and 22 of the order of January 11, 1949. 14 F.R. 258-260, are hereby repealed.
OSCAR L. CHAPMAN,
Secretary of the Interior.