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Citation: 48 Stat. 1928-1934Content downloaded/printed fromHeinOnline (http://heinonline.org)Thu Apr 16 11:50:38 2009-- Your use of this HeinOnline PDF indicates your acceptanceof HeinOnline's Terms and Conditions of the licenseagreement available at http://heinonline.org/HOL/License-- The search text of this PDF is generated fromuncorrected OCR text.
 
73d
CONGRESS.
SESS.
II.
CHS.
557,
558.
JUNE
16,
1934.
977
[CHAPTER
557.1
AN
ACT
ne
16,
1934.
To
amend
the
MineralLands
Leasing Act
of
1920
with
reference
to
oil-
or gas-
[S.
3723.]
prospecting
permitsand
leases.
[Public,
No.
373.]
Be
it
enactedbythe
Senateand
Houseof
Representativesof
theUnited States
of America
in
Congress
assembled,
That
the
Act
.Mineral
Lands
Leas-
entitled"An
Act
to
promote
the
mining
of
coal,
phosphate,
oil,
oil
ed.
Act
of
1920,
amend-
shale,
gas,and
sodium
on
the
public
domain
",
approved
February
Vol.
41,
p.451.
25,
1920,
as
amended,
is
amended
by
addingthe
following
newsection:
SEC.
40.
(a)
All
prospecting
permits
and
leases
for
oil
orgas
Prchase
of casings
in
wells
when
water
madeorissued
underthe
provisions
ofthisAct
shall
be
subject
to
suitable
for
agriculture,
the
condition
that
in
case
the
permittee
or
lessee
strikes
water
while
etc.,
is
struck.
drilling
insteadof
oilor
gas,
theSecretary
of
the
Interior
may,when
such
water
isofsuch
quality
and
quantity
as
to
be
valuableand
usable
at
areasonable
cost
foragricultural,
domestic,
orother
purposes,purchasethecasingin
the
well
at
the
reasonablevalue
thereof
to
be
fixed
under
rules
and
regulations
to
be
prescribed
by
theSecretary:
Provided,
That
theland
on
which
suchwell
is situ-
oovio.
Water
holes.
atedshall
be
reserved
as
a
water
hole
under
section
10
of
the
Act
of
vol.
39,
pp.
865,
518.
December
29,
1916.
"(b)
In
cases
where
water
wells
producing
such
water
have
here-
Purhase
of
water
tofore
been
or
may
hereafter
be
drilled
uponlands
embracedinany
braced
in
any
prospect-
prospecting
permit
or
lease
heretofore
issued
under
the
Act
of
ing
permit.
February
25,
1920,
as
amended,
the
Secretarymayinlike
manner
purchasethe
casing
insuchwells.
"(c)
The
Secretary
maymakesuch
purchaseand
may
lease or
Opening
and
operat-
mng
plugged
or
abnn-
operate
suchwells
for
the
purposeof
producing
water
and
ofusing
doned
wells.
the
same
on
the
public
landsor
of
disposingof
such
water
forbeneficial
use
on
otherlands,and
where
suchwells
have
heretofore
been
plugged
or
abandoned
or
where
suchwells
have
been
drilled
prior
to
the
issuance
of
any
permit
orlease
by
persons
not
in
privity
withthe
permittee
or
lessee,
theSecretarymay
develop
the
same
for
thepurposes
of
this
section:
Provided,
That
ownersoroccupants
Prolso.
oflands
adjacentto
those
upon
which
such
water
wells
may
be
vicirntial
rights
,f
developed
shall
have
a
preference
right
to
make
beneficial
use
of
such
water.
"(d)TheSecretarymay
use
so
much
of
any
funds
available
for
use
of
available
sums
to
initiate
pro-
theplugging
ofwells,
as
he
may
findnecessary
to
start
the
program
gram
and
proeeedr
provided
for
by
this
section,and
thereafter
he
may
use
the
proceeds
11"
sales
as
revolving
from
the
sale
orotherdisposition
of
such
water
as
a
revolving
fund
fund.
for
the
continuation
of
such
program,and
such
proceeds
are
hereby
appropriated
for
such
purpose.
"(e)
Nothing
in
this
section
shall
be
construed
to
restrict
opera-
Norestriction,
unless
tionsunder
any
oil
or
gas
lease
or
permit
under
any
other
provision
stipulated.
of
this
Act."
Approved,
June
16,
1934.
[CHAPTER
558.]
JOINT
RESOLUTION
Authorizing
suitable
memorialsin
honor
of
James
Wilson
and
Seaman
A.
Knapp.
June
16,
1934.
[S.I.Res.
100.]
Resolved
by
theSenate
and
House
of Representativesof
the
[Pub.
Res.
No.
33]
UnitedStates
ofAmerica
in
Congressassembled,
That
the
archway
Department
of
Agri-
culture.
connecting
the
new
building
of
the
Department
of
Agriculture
Memorial
archways
(commonlyknown
as
the
"
South
Building
")
withthe
westwing
on
Memorial
of
themain
building
ofthe
Department
of
Agriculture
shall
be
Arch."
designated
the
"Wilson
Memorial
Arch"in
memory
ofJames
866370-34-
62
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