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TITLE 16—CONSERVATION

Forest Protection; Forest Service; Reforestation

Sec. 571a. 571b. 579.

Same; maximum allowance on construction costs.
Same; maximum allowance for building improvements.
Purchase of improvements in lieu of construction.

590e.

Soil Conservation
Soil Conservation Service; establishment; utilization and transfer of

existing governmental agencies.
Same; limitation on cost of construction, purchase, or improvement of

buildings.
Payments and grants of aid.

590e-1.

590h.

FOREST PROTECTION; FOREST SERVICE; REFORESTATION $ 571a. Same; maximum allowance on construction costs. The cost of any building purchased, erected, or as improved, exclusive of the cost of constructing a water-supply or sanitary system and of connecting the same with any such building, and exclusive of the cost of any tower upon which a lookout house may be erected, shall not exceed $10,000, with the exception that any building erected, purchased, or acquired, the cost of which was $10,000 or more, may be improved out of the appropriations made under this Act for the Forest Service by an amount not to exceed 2 per centum of the cost of such building as certified by the Secretary. (As amended July 1, 1941, ch. 267, § 1, 55 Stat. 421; July 22, 1942, ch. 516, § 1, 56 Stat. 679; July 12, 1943, ch. 215, $ 1, 57 Stat. 411; June 28, 1944, ch. 296, $ 1,58 Stat. 442; May 5, 1945, ch. 109, $ 1,59 Stat. 149; June 22, 1946, ch. 445, $ 1,60 Stat. 283.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

Words “this Act” refer to the Department of Agriculture Apropriation Act, 1945, act May 5, 1945, ch. 109, § 1, 59 Stat. 149.

AMENDMENTS

1945—Act May 5, 1945, cited to text, amended section by increasing the cost limitation from $7,500 to $10,000. Act of July 12, 1943, cited to text, substituted “Secretary” for “Secretary of Agriculture”.

$ 571b. Same; maximum allowance for building improvements.Any building erected, purchased, or acquired, the cost of which was $10,000 or more, may be improved within any fiscal year by an amount not to exceed 2 per centum of the cost of such building as certified by the Secretary. (May 5, 1945, ch. 109, § 1, 59 Stat. 152; June 22, 1946, ch. 445, $ 1,60 Stat. 286.)

$ 579. Purchase of improvements in lieu of construction.

Repeated in act May 5, 1945, ch. 109, § 1, 59 Stat. 150 ; June 22, 1946, ch. 445, § 1, 60 Stat. 284.

SOIL CONSERVATION

8 590e. Soil Conservation Service; establishment; utilization and transfer of existing governmental agencies.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

Soil Conservation Service consolidated with other agencies into Agricultural Conservation and Adjustment Administration for duration of war, see Executive Order No. 9069, set out in note under section 601 of appendix to title 50, War.

8 590e-1. Same; limitation on cost of construction, purchase, or improvement of buildings.

Repeated in act May 5, 1945, ch. 109, § 1, 59 Stat. 156; June 22, 1946, ch. 445, § 1, 60 Stat. 287.

$ 590h. Payments and grants of aid. Subsec. (a) amended by act July 25, 1946. Said act substituted "January 1, 1949” for “January 1, 1947” wherever appearing and “December 31, 1948" for "December 31, 1946”. July 25, 1946, ch. 642, 60 Stat. 663.

TITLE 18-CRIMINAL CODE AND CRIMINAL

PROCEDURE

OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE

§ 241a. (Criminal Code, section 135a.) Protection of party or witness appearing before the agencies of United States.-Whoever corruptly, or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, shall endeavor to influence, intimidate, or impede any party or witness in any proceeding pending before any department, independent establishment, board, commission, or other agency of the United States, or in connection with any inquiry or investigation being had by either House, or any committee of either House, or any joint committee of the Congress of the United States, or who shall injure any party or witness in his person or property on account of his attending or having attended such proceeding, inquiry, or investigation, or on account of his testifying or having testified to any matter pending therein, or who corruptly or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication shall influence, obstruct, or impede, or endeavor to influence, obstruct, or impede the due and proper administration of the law under which such proceeding is being had before such department, independent establishment, board, commission, or other agency of the United States, or the due and proper exercise of the power of inquiry under which such inquiry or investigation is being had by either House, or any committee of either House or any joint committee of the Congress of the United States, shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than five years or both. (As amended June 8, 1945, ch. 178, § 2, 59 Stat. 234.)

AMENDMENTS

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1915—Act June 8, 1945, cited to text, amended section by inserting “party or”. following “or impede any”, “or who shall

matter pending therein," following “of the United States,", and by increasing the penalty provisions from a fine of $1,000 to $5,000 and the length of imprisonment from 1 year to 5 years.

§ 242. (Criminal Code, section 136.) Conspiring to intimidate party, witness, or juror.-If two or more persons conspire to violate any provision of sections 241 or 241a of this title, and one or more of such persons does any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each of the parties to such conspiracy shall be punished in like manner as provided by sections 241 and 241a of this title. (As amended June 8, 1945, ch. 178, $ 3, 69 Stat. 234.)

AMENDMENTS

1945-Act June 8, 1945, cited to text, amended section generally by making fine and imprisonment correspond to those of sections 241 and 241a of this title.

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TITLE 21-FOODS AND DRUGS

Animals, Meats, and Meat and Dairy Products-Prevention of Introduction and

Spread of Contagion

Sec. 129.

133.

Payment for animals purchased; computation of value, and amount

paid. Establishment of international animal quarantine station on Swan

island; entry of animals from any country; importation into United States.

Domestic Control of Production and Distribution of the Opium Poppy (New) 188j. Enforcement of provisions by Secretary of Treasury; assistance from

federal agencies.

ANIMALS, MEATS, AND MEAT AND DAIRY PRODUCTS PREVENTION OF INTRODUCTION AND SPREAD OF CONTAGION

§ 129. Payment for animals purchased; computation of value, and amount paid.—In case of an emergency arising out of the existence of foot-and-mouth disease, rinderpest, contagious pleuropneumonia, or other contagious or infectious diseases of animals, or European fowl pest and similar diseases in poultry, which, in the opinion of the Secretary, threatens the livestock or the poultry industry of the country, he may expend in the city of Washington or elsewhere any unexpended balances of appropriations heretofore made for this purpose, not to exceed $305,000, in the arrest and eradication of any such disease, including the payment of claims growing out of past and future purchases and destruction of animals (including poultry) affected by or exposed to, or of materials contaminated by or exposed to, any such disease, wherever found and irrespective of ownership, under like or substantially similar circumstances, when such owner has complied with all lawful quarantine regulations: Provided, That the payment for such animals hereafter purchased may be made on appraisement based on the meat, egg-production, dairy, or breeding value, but in case of appraisement based on breeding value no appraisement of any such animal shall exceed three times its meat, eggproduction, or dairy value, and, except in case of extraordinary emergency, to be determined by the Secretary, the payment by the United States Government for any such animals shall not exceed one-half of any such appraisements: Provided further, That poultry may be appraised in groups when the basis for appraisal is the same for each bird. (As amended May 11, 1926, ch. 286, 44 Stat. 529; Jan. 18, 1927, ch. 39, 44 Stat. 1005; May 16, 1928, ch.572, 45 Stat. 548; Feb. 16, 1929, ch. 227, 45 Stat. 1198; May 27, 1930, ch, 341, 46 Stat. 403; Feb. 23, 1931, ch. 278, 46 Stat. 1252; July 7, 1932, ch. 443, 47 Stat. 620; Mar. 3, 1933, ch. 203, 47 Stat. 1442; Mar. 26, 1934, ch. 89, 48 Stat. 477; May 17, 1935, ch. 131, title I, § 1, 49 Stat. 257; June 4, 1936, ch. 489, 49 Stat. 1432 June 29, 1937, ch. 404, 50 Stat. 406; June 16, 1938, ch. 464, title I, 52 Stat. 722; June 30, 1939, ch. 253, title I, 53 Stat. 951; June 25, 1940,

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ch. 421, § 1, 54 Stat. 542; July 1, 1941, ch. 267, § 1, 55 Stat. 418; July 22, 1942, ch. 516, § 1, 56 Stat. 676; July 12, 1943, ch. 215, $ 1,57 Stat. 403; June 28, 1944, ch. 296, § 1, 58 Stat. 434; May 5, 1945, ch. 109, $ 1, 59 Stat. 144; June 22, 1946, ch. 445, § 1, 60 Stat. 278.)

Act of June 22, 1946, cited to text, amended section by omitting proviso relating to the eradication of the European fowl pest and substituting a proviso relating to appraisal of poultry in groups.

Act July 12, 1943, cited to text, substituted "Secretary" for "Secretary of Agriculture."

PREVENTION OF INTRODUCTION AND SPREAD OF CONTAGION 8 133. Establishment of international animal quarantine station on Swan Island; entry of animals from any country; importation into United States.— The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized, in his discretion, to establish and maintain on Swan Island, either independently or in cooperation with other American Republics and with breeders organizations and similar organizations and individuals within the United States, an international animal quarantine station, including the acquisition of sites by lease or otherwise, and the construction of temporary building, improvements, and other facilities on such sites, and notwithstanding the provisions of any other law but subject to regulations prescribed under this section by the Secretary of Agriculture to prevent the introduction into the United States of communicable diseases of animals, animals may be brought into said quarantine station from any country, including but not limited to those countries in which the Secretary of Agriculture determines that rinderpest and foot-and-mouth disease exist, and may be subsequently imported into other parts of the United States under said regulations. (July 24, 1946, ch. 592, 60 Stat. 633.)

DOMESTIC CONTROL OF PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE

OPIUM POPPY (NEW)

§ 188j. Enforcement of provisions by Secretary of the Treasury; assistance from federal agencies.

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(b) It shall be the duty of the other departments, bureaus, and independent establishments, and particularly the Bureau of Plant Industry in the Department of Agriculture, when requested by the Secretary of the Treasury, to furnish such assistance, including technical advice, as will aid in carrying out the purposes of sections 188– 188n of this title. (Dec. 11, 1942, ch. 720, $ 11, 56 Stat. 1048.)

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