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15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 33, 34, 35, and 36, township 4 south, range 3 east, San Bernardino meridian; and sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 24, township 5 south, range 3 east, San Bernardino meridian; but the establishment of this reservation shall not interfere with any existing right or withdrawals made prior to July 3, 1926: Provided, That all the land with the exterior boundary of the aforesaid tract shall first become the property of the United States.

That where the Government survey has not been completed the aforesaid description shall be deemed to refer to and be determined by lines projected from the official survey. (July 3, 1926, ch. 776, § 1, 44 Stat. 889.)

§ 689a. Same; other uses of land permitted.—The lands included in said game preserve shall continue to be parts of the national forest and nothing contained in sections 689-689d of this title shall prevent the Secretary of the Interior from permitting other uses of said lands under and in conformity with the laws and rules and regulations applicable thereto so far as any such use may be consistent with the purposes for which said game preserve is established. (July 3, 1926, ch. 776, § 2, 44 Stat. 889; Reorg. Plan No. II, § 4 (f), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 Fed. Reg. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433.)

§ 689b. Same; hunting, etc., prohibited; penalties. On lands within the game preserve established in section 689 of this title, hunting, pursuing, poisoning, killing, or capturing by trapping, netting, or any other means, or attempting to hunt, pursue, kill, or capture any wild animals or birds for any purpose whatever upon the lands of the United States within the limits of said game preserve shall be unlawful except as provided in sections 689c, 689d of this title, and any person violating any provision of this section or any of the rules and regulations made under the provisions of sections 689-689d of this title shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction in any United States court, be fined in a sum not exceeding $500, or be imprisoned for a period not exceeding six months, or shall suffer both the fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court. (July 3, 1926, ch. 776, § 3, 44 Stat. 889.)

§ 689c. Same; rules and regulations; predatory animals.—The Secretary of the Interior shall execute the provisions of sections 689-689d of this title, and he is hereby authorized to make all needful rules and regulations for the administration of such game preserves in accordance with the purposes of said sections, including regulations for hunting, capturing, or killing predatory animals, such as wolves, coyotes, cougar, and other species de structive to livestock or wildlife within the limits of said game preserve. (July 3, 1926, ch. 776, § 4, 44 Stat. 889; Reorg. Plan No. II, § 4 (f), ef. July 1, 1939, 4 Fed. Reg. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433.)

8 689d. Same; acceptance of title to privately owned lands.The Secretary of the Interior is authorized in his discretion to accept, on behalf of the United States, title to any lands in private

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ownership within the boundaries of the game preserve established hereby, and make exchange therefor under the provisions of section 485 of this title. (July 3, 1926, ch. 776, § 5, 44 Stat. 889; Reorg. Plan No. II, § 4 (f), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 Fed. Reg. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433.)

§ 692. Game sanctuaries or refuges in Ocala National Forest; creation. The President of the United States is authorized to designate as game refuges such lands of the United States within the Ocala National Forest, in the State of Florida, as in his judgment should be set aside for the protection of game animals and birds, but it is not intended that the lands so designated shall cease to be parts of the national forest within which they are located, and the establishment of such game sanctuaries or refuges shall not prevent the Secretary of Agriculture from permitting other uses of the lands under and in conformity with the laws and regulations applicable thereto so far as such uses may be consistent with the purposes for which such game sanctuaries or refuges are established. (June 28, 1930, ch. 709, § 1, 46 Stat. 827.)

§ 692a. Same; unlawful acts; penalty.-When such game sanctuaries or refuges have been established as provided in section 692 of this title, the hunting, pursuing, poisoning, killing, or capturing by trapping, netting, or any other means, or attempting to hunt, pursue, kill

, or capture any game animals or birds upon the lands of the United States within the limits of such game sanctuaries or refuges, except as provided in this section, shall be unlawful, and any person violating any of the provisions of this section, or any of the rules and regulations made thereunder, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction in any United States court, be fined in a sum not exceeding $500 or imprisonment not more than six months, or both. (June 28, 1930, ch. 709, $ 2, 46 Stat. 828.)

§ 693. Game sanctuaries and refuges in Ouachita National Forest. For the purpose of providing breeding places and for the protection and administration of game animals, birds, and fish, the President of the United States is hereby authorized, upon the recommendation of the Secretary of the Interior, to establish by public proclamation certain specified areas within the Ouachita National Forest as game sanctuaries and refuges.. (June 13, 1933, ch. 63, § 1, 48 Stat. 128; Reorg. Plan No. II, § 4 (f), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 Fed. Reg. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433.)

§ 693a. Same; rules and regulations; violations; penalties.The Secretary of the Interior shall execute the provisions of this section and section 693, and he is hereby authorized to prescribe all general rules and regulations for the administration of such game sanctuaries and refuges, and violation of such rules and regulations shall be punished by fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than six months or both. (June 13, 1933, ch. 63, § 2, 48 Stat. 128; Reorg. Plan No. II, § 4 (f), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 Fed. Reg. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433.).

§ 694. Fish and game sanctuaries in national forests; estab lishment by President.-For the purpose of providing breeding places for game birds, game animals, and fish on lands and waters in the national forests not chiefly suitable for agriculture, the President of the United States is hereby authorized, upon recommendation of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce and with the approval of the State legislatures of the respective States in which said national forests are situated, to establish by public proclamation certain specified and limited areas within said forests as fish and game sanctuaries or refuges which shall be devoted to the increase of game birds, game animals, and fish of all kinds naturally adapted thereto, but it is not intended that the lands included in such fish and game sanctuaries or refuges shall cease to be parts of the national forests wherein they are located, and the establishment of such fish and game sanctuaries or refuges shall not prevent the Secretary of Agriculture from permitting other uses of the national forests under and in conformity with the laws and the rules and regulations applicable thereto so far as such uses may be consistent with the purposes for which such fish and game sanctuaries or refuges are authorized to be established. (Mar. 10, 1934, ch. 54, § 1, 48 Stat. 400; Reorg. Plan No. II, § 4 (f), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 Fed. Reg. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433.)

MIGRATORY BIRD CONSERVATION ACT $ 715. Citation. Sections 715-715d, 715e, 715f-715k, 7151-7151 of this title shall be known by the short title of "Migratory Bird Conservation Act." (Feb. 18, 1929, ch. 257, § 1, 45 Stat. 1222.)

$ 715a. Migratory Bird Conservation Commission; creation; composition; duties; approval of areas of land and water recommended for purchase or rental.A commission to be known as the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, consisting of the Secretary of the Interior, as chairman, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Agriculture and two Members of the Senate, to be selected by the President of the Senate, and two Members of the House of Representatives to be selected by the Speaker, is hereby created and authorized to consider and pass upon any area of land, water, or land and water that may be recommended by the Secretary of the Interior for purchase or rental under sections 715-715d, 715e, 715f-715k, 7151-715r of this title, and to fix the price or prices at which such area may be purchased or rented; and no purchase or rental shall be made of any such area until it has been duly approved for purchase or rental by said commission. Any Member of the House of Representatives who is a member of the commission, if reelected to the succeeding Congress, may serve on the commission notwithstanding the expiration of a Congress. Any vacancy on the commission shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. The ranking officer of the branch or department of a State to which is committed the administration of its game laws, or his authorized representative, and in a State having no such branch or department, the governor thereof, or his authorized representative, shall be a member ex officio of said commission for the

purpose of considering and voting on all questions relating to the acquisition, under sections 715-715d, 715e, 715f-715k, 7151-715r of this title, of areas in his State. (Feb. 18, 1929, ch. 257, § 2, 45 Stat. 1222; Reorg. Plan No. II, § 4 (f), (h), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 Fed. Reg. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433, 1434.)

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Reorganization Plan No. II, § 4. (f) (h), cited to text, transferred the functions of the Secretary of Agriculture relating to the conservation of wildlife, game, and migratory birds to the Secretary of the Interior, and provided that the Secretary of the Interior should be chairman of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission and that the Secretary of Agriculture should be a member thereof.

FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE 8 744. Investigations; fish propagation; annual statement of expenditures; investigations of damages by predacious fishes; executive assistance.

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The heads of the several executive departments shall cause to be rendered all necessary and practicable aid to the Director in the prosecution of his investigations and inquiries. (R. S. $$ 4396, 4397; Mar. 3, 1887, ch. 362, 24 Stat. 523; June 21, 1916, ch. 160; 88 1, 2, 39 Stat. 232; Reorg. Plan No. III, § 3, eff. June 30, 1940, 5 Fed. Reg. 2108, 54 Stat. 1232.)

FEDERAL POWER ACT § 793. Federal Power Commission; detail of officers and employees from other departments.

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The commission may request the President to detail an officer or officers from the Corps of Engineers, or other branches of the United States Army, to serve the commission as engineer officer or officers, or in any other capacity, in field work outside the seat of government, their duties to be prescribed by the commission; and such detail is hereby authorized. The President may also, at the request of the commission, detail, assign, or transfer to the commission, engineers in or under the Departments of the Interior or Agriculture for field work outside the seat of government under the direction of the commission.

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(June 10, 1920, ch. 265, § 2, 41 Stat, 1063; June 23, 1930, ch. 572, 1, 46 Stat. 798.)

8 796. Words used in chapter defined.—The words defined in this section shall have the following meanings for purposes of this chapter, to wit:

(1) "public lands" means such lands and interest in lands owned by the United States as are subject to private appropriation and disposal under public land laws. It shall not include "reservations", as hereinafter defined;

(2) "reservations” means national forests, tribal lands embraced within Indian reservations, military reservations, and other lands and interests in lands owned by the United States, and withdrawn, reserved, or withheld from private appropriation and disposal under the public land laws; also lands and interests in lands acquired and held for any any public purposes; but shall not include naţional monuments or national parks;

(June 10, 1920, ch. 285, § 3, 41 Stat. 1063; Aug. 26, 1935, ch. 687, title II, $ 201, 49 Stat. 838.)

§ 797. General powers of commission. The commission is hereby authorized and empowered

(c) Cooperation with executive departments; information and aid furnished commission.—To cooperate with the executive departments and other agencies of State or National Governments in such investigations; and for such purpose the several departments and agencies of the National Government are authorized and directed upon the request of the commission, to furnish such records, papers, and information in their possession as may be requested by the commision, and temporarily to detail to the commission such officers or experts as may be necessary in such investigations.

(e) Issue of licenses for construction, and so forth, of dams, conduits, reservoirs, and so forth.

Provided, That licenses shall be issued within any reservation only after a finding by the commission that the license will not interfere or be inconsistent with the purpose for which such reservation was created or acquired, and shall be subject to and contain such conditions as the Secretary of the department under whose supervision such reservation falls shall deem necessary for the adequate protection and utilization of such reservations: (June 10, 1920, ch. 285, § 4, 41 Stat. 1065; March 3, 1921, ch. 129, 41 Stat. 1353; June 23, 1930, ch. 572, § 2, 46 Stat. 798; Aug. 26, 1935, ch. 687, title II, $ 202, 49 Stat. 839.)

TITLE 17_COPYRIGHTS § 7. Copyright not to subsist in works in public domain, or published prior to July 1, 1909, and not already copyrighted, or Government publications; publication by Government of copy. righted material.—No copyright shall subsist in the original text of any work which is in the public domain, or in any work which was published in this country or any foreign country prior to July 1, 1909, and has not been already copyrighted in the United States, or in any publication of the United States Government, or any reprint, in whole or in part, thereof. The publication or republication by the Government, either separately or in a public document, of any material in which copyright is subsisting shall not be taken to cause any abridgement or annulment of the copyright or to authorize any use or appropriation of such copyright material without the consent of the

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