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Stat. 320, as amended June 25, 1938, 52 Stat. 1198; 16 U. S. C., sec. 584h.)

1084–11. Compensation of enrollee blood donors.Provided, That an enrollee in the Civilian Conservation Corps, or member, or former member of the Military Establishment, who shall furnish blood from his or her veins for transfusion to the veins of an enrollee or discharged enrollee of the Civilian Conservation Corps undergoing treatment in a Government or civilian hospital authorized to treat such patient, shall be entitled to be paid therefor a reasonable sum not to exceed $50 for each of such transfusions undergone. (July 1, 1937, sec. 1, 50 Stat. 470, as amended May 23, 1938, sec. 1, 52 Stat. 414; Mar. 16, 1939, sec. 1, 53 Stat. 529; 16 U.S.C., sec. 584h-1.)

1084–12. Subsistence, etc., to be furnished enrollees; disability and death benefits.-Enrollees shall be provided, in addition to the monthly rates of pay, with such quarters, subsistence, and clothing, or commutation in lieu thereof, medical attention, hospitalization, and transportation as the Director may deem necessary: Provided, That burial, embalming, and transportation expenses of deceased enrolled members of the Corps, regardless of the cause and place of death, shall be paid in accordance with regulations of the Employees' Compensation Commission : Provided further, That the provisions of the Act of February 15, 1934 (U. S. C., 1934 ed., title 5, sec. 796), relating to disability or death compensation and benefits shall apply to the enrolled personnel of the Corps. (June 28, 1937, sec. 10, 50 Stat. 321; 16 U. S. C., sec. 584i.)

1084–13. Financial administration.—The Chief of Finance, War Department, is hereby designated, empowered, and directed, until otherwise ordered by the President, to act as the fiscal agent of the Director in carrying out the provisions of this Act: Provided, That funds allocated to Government agencies for obligation under this Act may be expended in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations gov. erning the usual work of such agency, except as otherwise stipulated in this Act: Provided further, That in incurring expenditures, the provisions of section 3709, Revised Statutes (U. S.C., 1934 ed., title 41, sec. 5), shall not apply to any purchase or service when the aggregate amount involved does not exceed the sum of $300. (June 28, 1937, sec. 11, 50 Stat. 321; 16 U. S. C., sec. 584j.)

1084–14. Use of services and facilities of other governmental agencies.The President is hereby authorized to utilize the services and facilities of such departments or agencies of the Government as he may deem necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Act. (June 28, 1937, sec. 12, 50 Stat. 321; 16 U.S. C., sec. 584k.)

Same; State agencies and departments.—The Director and, under his supervision, the cooperating department and agencies of the Federal Government are authorized to enter into such cooperative agreements with States and civil divisions as may be necessary for the purpose of utilizing the services and facilities thereof: Provided. That the Director may designate an appropriate official seal for the Corps which shall be judicially noticed and which shall be preserved in the custody of the Director. (June 28, 1937, sec. 13, 50 Stat. 321; Aug. 7, 1939, sec. 2,53 Stat. 1253; 16 U.S.C., sec. 5841.)

1084-16. Expenditures for subsistence, transportation, etc., of enrollees.The Director may authorize the expenditure of such amounts as he

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may deem necessary for supplies, materials, and equipment for enrollees to be used in connection with their work, instruction, recreation, health, and welfare, and may also authorize expenditures for the transportation and subsistence of selected applicants for enrollment and of discharged enrollees while en route upon discharge to their homes. (June 28, 1937, sec. 14, 50 Stat. 321; 16 U. S. C., sec. 884m.)

1084-17. Disposal of surplus property.—That personal property as defined in the Act of May 29, 1935 (49 Stat. 311), belonging to the Corps and declared surplus

by the Director, shall be disposed of by the Procurement Division, Treasury Department, in accordance with the provisions of said Act: Provided, That unserviceable property in the custody of any department shall be disposed of under the regulations of that Department. (June 28, 1937, sec. 15, 50 Stat. 321; 16 U.S. C., sec. 584n.)

1084–18. Exchange of equipment.—Provided further, That the Di. rector may authorize the exchange of motor-propelled and horsedrawn vehicles, tractors, road equipment, and boats, and parts, accessories, tires, or equipment thereof, in whole or in part payment for vehicles, tractors, road equipment, or boats, accessories, tires, or equipment of such vehicles, tractors, road equipment, or boats which the corps has purchased. (Mar. 16, 1939, sec. i, 53 Stat. 529; 16 U. S. C., sec. 584n-1.)

1084–19. Claims for property damage or personal injury.—The Director and, under his supervision, the heads of cooperating departments and agencies are authorized to consider, ascertain, adjust, determine, and pay from the funds appropriated by Congress to carry out the provisions of this Act any claim arising out of operations authorized by the Act accruing after the effective date thereof on account of damage to or loss of property or on account of personal injury to persons not provided for by section 10 of this Act, caused by the negligence of any enrollee or employee of the Corps while acting within the scope of his employment: Provided, That the amount allowed on account of personal injury shall be limited to necessary medical and hospital expenses: Provided further, That this section shall not apply to any claim on account of personal injury for which a remedy is provided by section 10 of this Act: Provided further, That no claim shall be considered hereunder which is in excess of $500, or which is not presented in writing within one year from the date of accrual thereof: Provided further, That acceptance by any claimant of the amount allowed on account of his claim shall be deemed to be in full settlement thereof, and the action of the Director or of the head of a cooperating department or agency upon such claim so accepted by the claimant shall be conclusive. (June 28, 1937, sec. 16, 50 Stat. 321; 16 U.S. C., sec. 5840.)

1084–20. Appropriations authorized; restrictions on use for camp exchanges. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sums as may be necessary for the purpose of carrying

out the purposes

of this Act : Provided, That no part of any such appropriation shall be used in any way to pay any expense in connection with the conduct, operation, or management of any camp exchange, save and except such camp exchanges as are established and operated, in accordance with

regulations to be prescribed by the Director, at such camps as may be designated by him, for real assistance and convenience to enrollees in supplying them and their supervising personnel on duty at any such camp with articles of ordinary use and consumption not furnished by the Government: Provided further, That the person in charge of

any such camp exchange shall certify, monthly, that during the preceding calendar month such exchange was operated in compliance therewith. (June 28, 1937, sec. 17, 50 Stat. 322; 16 U. S. C., sec. 584p.)

1084–21. Effective date.—This Act, except as otherwise provided, shall take effect July 1, 1937. (June 28, 1937, sec. 18, 50 Stat. 322; 16 U. S. C., sec. 5849.)

SOIL CONSERVATION

NOTE.—For a completely annotated compilation of this act, see Compilation of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, as amended, Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, Federal Crop Insurance Act, as Amended, Sugar Act of 1937, Appropriation Items Relating Thereto, and Miscellaneous Law8—United States Government Printing Office 1940.

1084–22. Prevention of soil erosion; surveys and investigations; preventive measures; cooperation with agencies and persons; acquisition of land.—That it is hereby recognized that the wastage of soil and moisture resources on farm, grazing, and forest lands of the Nation, resulting from soil erosion, is a menace to the national welfare and that it is hereby declared to be the policy of Congress to provide permanently for the control and prevention of soil erosion and thereby to preserve natural resources, control floods, prevent impairment of reservoirs, and maintain the navigability of rivers and harbors, protect public health, public lands and relieve unemployment, and the Secretary of Agriculture, from now on, shall coordinate and direct all activities with relation to soil erosion and in order to effectuate this policy is hereby authorized from time to time

(1) To conduct surveys, investigations, and research relating to the character of soil erosion and the preventive measures needed, to publish the results of any such surveys, investigations, or research, to disseminate information concerning such methods, and to conduct demonstrational projects in areas subject to erosion by wind or water;

(2) To carry out preventive measures, including, but not limited to, engineering operations, methods of cultivation, the growing of vegetation, and changes in use of land;

(3) To cooperate or enter into agreements with, or to furnish financial or other aid to, any agency, governmental or otherwise, or any person, subject to such conditions as he may deem necessary, for the purposes of this Act; and

(4) To acquire lands, or rights or interests therein, by purchase, gift, condemnation, or otherwise, whenever necessary for the purposes of this Act. (Apr. 27, 1935, sec. 1, 49 Stat. 163; Feb. 16, 1938, sec. 2, 52 Stat. 31; 7 U.S.C., sec. 1282; 16 U. S. C., sec. 590a).

1084–23. Lands on which preventive measures may be taken.--The acts authorized in section 1 (1) and (2) may be performed

(a) On lands owned or controlled by the United States or any of its agencies, with the cooperation of the agency having jurisdiction thereof; and

(b). On any other lands, upon obtaining proper consent or the necessary rights or interests in such lands. (Apr. 27, 1935, sec. 2, 49 Stat. 163; 16 U. S. C., sec. 590b.)

1084-24. Conditions under which benefits of law extend to nongovernment controlled lands.-As a condition to the extending of any benefits under this Act to any lands not owned or controlled by the United States or any of its agencies, the Secretary of Agriculture may, insofar as he may deem necessary for the purposes of this Act, require

(1) The enactment and reasonable safeguards for the enforcement of State and local laws imposing, suitable permanent restrictions on the use of such lands and otherwise providing for the prevention of soil erosion;

(2) Agreements or covenants as to the permanent use of such lands; and

(3) Contributions in money, services, materials, or otherwise, to any operations conferring such benefits. (Apr. 27, 1935, sec. 3, 49 Stat. 163; 16 U. S. C., sec. 590c.)

1084–25. Cooperation of governmental agencies; officers and employees, appointment and compensation; expenditures for personal services and supplies. For the purposes of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture may

(1) Secure the cooperation of any governmental agency;

(2) Subject to the provisions of the civil-service laws and the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, appoint and fix the compensation of such officers and employees as he may deem necessary, except for a period not to exceed eight months from the date of this enactment, the Secretary of Agriculture may make appointments and may continue employees of the organization heretofore established for the purpose of administering thos provisions of the National Industrial Recovery Act which relate to the prevention of soil erosion, without regard to the civil-service laws or regulations and the Classification Act, as amended; and any persons with technical or practical knowledge may be employed and compensated under this Act on a basis to be determined by the Civil Service Commission; and

(3) Make expenditures for personal services and rent in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, for the purchase of law books and books of reference, for printing and binding, for the purchase, operation, and maintenance of passenger-carrying vehicles, and perform such acts, and prescribe such regulations, as he may deem proper to carry out the provisions of this Act. (Apr. 27, 1935, sec. 4, 49 Stat. 164; 16 U. S. C., sec. 590d.)

1084–26. Soil Conservation Service; establishment; utilization and transfer of existing governmental agencies.—The Secretary of Agriculture shall establish an agency to be known as the "Soil Conservation Service”, to exercise the powers conferred on him by this Act and may utilize the organization heretofore established for the purpose of administering those provisions of sections 202 and 203 of the National Industrial Recovery Act which relate to the prevention of soil erosion, together with such personnel thereof as the Secretary of Agriculture may determine, and all unexpended balances of funds heretofore allotted to said organization shall be available until June 30, 1937, and the Secretary of Agriculture shall assume all obligations incurred by said organization prior to transfer to the Department of Agriculture. Funds provided in H. J. Res. 117, “An Act making appropriation for relief purposes” (for soil erosion) shall be available for expenditure under the provisions of this Act; and in order that there may be proper coordination of erosion-control activities the Secretary of Agriculture may transfer to the agency created under this Act such functions, funds, personnel, and property of other agencies in the Department of Agriculture as he may from time to time determine. (Apr. 27, 1935, sec. 5, 49 Stat. 164; 16 U. S. C., sec. 590e.)

1084–27. Appropriation authorized.—There are hereby authorized to be appropriated for the purposes of this Act such sums as Congress may from time to time determine to be necessary. (Apr. 27, 1935, sec. 6, 49 Stat. 164; 16 U. S. C., sec. 590f.)

1084–28. Additional policies and purposes of Act

Purposes enumerated. (a) It is hereby declared to be the policy of this Act also to secure, and the purposes of this Act shall also include, (1) preservation and improvement of soil fertility; (2) promotion of the economic use and conservation of land; (3) diminution of exploitation and wasteful and unscientific use of national soil resources; (4) the protection of rivers and harbors against the results of soil erosion in aid of maintaining the navigability of waters and water courses and in aid of flood control; and (5) reestablishment, at as rapid a rate as the Secretary of Agriculture determines to be practicable and in the general public interest, of the ratio between the purchasing power of the net income per person on farms and that of the income per person not on farms that prevailed during the five-year period August 1909-July 1914, inclusive, as determined from statistics available in the United States Department of Agriculture, and the maintenance of such ratio. The powers conferred under sections 7 to 14, inclusive, of this Act shall be used to assist voluntary action calculated to effectuate the purposes specified in this section. Such powers shall not be used to discourage the production of supplies of foods and fibers sufficient to maintain normal domestic human consumption as determined by the Secretary from the records of domestic human consumption in the years 1920 to 1929, inclusive, taking into consideration increased population, quantities of any commodity that were forced into domestic consumption by decline in exports during such period, current trends in domestic consumption and exports of particular commodities, and the quantities of substitutes available for domestic consumption within any general class of food commodities. In carrying out the purposes of this section due regard shall be given to the maintenance of a continuous and stable supply of agricultural commodities adequate to meet consumer demand at prices fair to both producers and consumers.

Cooperation with States; grants. (b) The Secretary of Agriculture shall cooperate with States, in the execution of State plans to effectuate the purposes of this section, by making grants under this section to enable them to carry out such plans.

State plans. (c) Any State which submits to the Secretary, prior to such time and in such manner and form as the Secretary prescribes, a State plan to effectuate the purposes of this section shall be entitled to payments, as provided in this section, for the year to which such plan is applicable, if such plan is approved by the Secretary as provided in this section.

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