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(3) “Points of prospective use” means the locations where the wood residues are sold or otherwise put to use, as determined by the Secretary in accordance with appropriate appraisal and sale procedures.

(4) “Person” means an individual, partnership, joint-stock company, corporation, association, trust, estate, or any other legal entity, or any agency of Federal or State government or of a political subdivision of a State. (5) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture.

(6) “Wood residues" includes, but is not limited to, logging slash, down timber material, woody plants, and standing live or dead trees which do not meet utilization standards because of size, species, merchantable volume, or economic selection criteria and which, in the case of live trees, are surplus to growing stock

needs. SEC. 8. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated not to exceed $25,000,000 for each fiscal years[sic] 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, and 1986 to carry out the pilot projects and demonstrations authorized by section 3 of this Act, the residue removal credits authorized by section 4 of this Act, and the other provisions of this Act: Provided, That not to exceed $2,500,000 of such amount may be appropriated for administrative expenses to carry out this Act for the period beginning October 1, 1981, and ending September 30, 1986. Such sums shall be in addition to those provided under other provisions of law and shall remain available until expended.

Sec. 9.? This Act shall become effective October 1, 1981.

• 16 U.S.C. 1687.
116 U.S.C. 1681 note.

PART VII. SPECIAL STUDIES, PROJECTS, COMMISSIONS

AND TASK FORCES

RUBBER EXTRACTION

Act of March 5, 1942, ch. 140, 56 Stat. 126, 7 U.S.C. 171 et seq.

AN ACT To provide for the planting of guayule and other rubber-bearing plants

and to make available a source of crude rubber for emergency and defense uses

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of Agriculture (hereinafter called the "Secretary") is authorized

(1) To acquire by purchase, license, or other agreement, the right to operate under processes or patents relating to the growing and harvesting of guayule or the extraction of rubber therefrom, and such properties, processes, records, and data as are necessary to such operation, including but not limited to any such rights owned or controlled by the Intercontinental Rubber Company, or any of its subsidiaries, and all equipment, materials, structures, factories, real property, seed, seedlings, growing shrub, and other facilities, patents and processes of the Intercontinental Rubber Company, or any of its subsidiaries, located in California, and for such rights, properties, and facilities of the Intercontinental Rubber Company or any of its subsidiaries, the Secretary is authorized to pay not to exceed $2,000,000;

(2) 1 To plant, or contract for the planting of, not in excess of five hundred thousand acres of guayule in areas in the Western Hemisphere where the best growth and yields may be expected in order to maintain a nucleus planting of guayule to serve as a domestic source of crude rubber as well as of planting material for use in further expanding gua yule planting to meet emergency needs of the United States for crude rubber; to establish and maintain nurseries to provide seedlings for field plants; and to purchase necessary equipment, facilities, land for nurseries and administrative sites, and water rights;

(3) To acquire by lease, or other agreemnt, for not exceeding ten years, rights to land for the purpose of making plantings of guayule; to acquire water rights; to erect necessary buildings on leased land where suitable land cannot be purchased; to make surveys, directly or through appropriate Government agencies, of areas in the Western Hemisphere where guayule might be grown; and to establish and maintain records indicating areas to which (4) To construct or operate, or to contract for the operation of, factories for the extraction of rubber from guayule, and from Chrysothamnus, commonly know as rabbit brush; to purchase guayule shrub; and to purchase, operate, and maintain equipment for the harvesting, storing, transporting, and complete processing of guayule, and Chrysothamnus, commonly known as rabbit brush, and to purchase land as sites for processing plants;

guayule cultivation could be extended for emergency production; 1 Amended by the Act of October 20, 1942, ch. 617, 56 Stat. 796, which increased the project acreage and added additional authorities. Project size was further increased by 25,000 acres by an appropriation Act, the Act of October 26, 1942, ch. 629, section 201,

56 Stat. 1002.

(5) To conduct studies, in which he may cooperate with any other public or private agency, designed to increase the yield of gua yule by breeding or by selection, and to improve planting methods; to make surveys of areas suitable for cultivating guayule; to make experimental plantings; and to conduct agronomic tests;

(6) To conduct tests, in which he may cooperate with any other public or private agency, to determine the qualities of rubber obtained from guayule and to determine the most favorable methods of compounding and using guayule in rubber manufacturing processes;

(7) To improve methods of processing guayule shrubs and rubber and to obtain and hold patents on such new processes;

(8) To sell guayule or rubber processed from guayule and to use funds so obtained in replanting and maintaining an area not in excess of five hundred thousand acres of guayule inside the Western Hemisphere; and

(9) To exercise with respect to rubber-bearing plants other than guayule the same powers as are granted in the foregoing pro

visions of this section with respect to guayule. Sec. 2.2 (a) The Secretary is authorized to appoint such employees, including citizens of other countries, as may be necessary for carryout the provisions of this Act. Such appointments may be made without regard to the provisions of the civil-service laws. Sections 321 to 324, inclusive, and section 325a of title 40 of the United States Code (1940 edition), shall not apply to any nursery, planting, cultivating or harvesting operations conducted pursuant to this Act. All appointments so made by the Secretary shall be made only on the basis of merit and efficiency.

(b) The Secretary may delegate any of the powers and duties conferred on him by this Act to any agency or bureau of the Department of Agriculture.

(c) The Secretary, with the consent of any board, commission, independent establishment, corporation, or executive department of the Government, including any field service thereof, may avail himself of the use of information, services, facilities, officers and employees thereof, in carrying out the provisions of this Act.

(d) The Secretary may allot to bureaus and offices of the Department of Agriculture, or may transfer to such other agencies of the State and Federal Governments as may be requested by him to assist in carrying out this Act, any funds made available to him under this Act.

27 U.S.C. 172. Section 2 was amended by the Act of October 20. 1942, ch. 617, 56 Stat. 796, which substituted "other countries" for "countries in the Western Hemisphere", inserted the sentence immediately following "as amended,” and added subsections (e) and (f).

(e) In carrying out the provisions of this Act the Secretary shall have all of the authority conferred upon him by the Act entitled "An Act to facilitate and simplify the work of the Forest Service”, approved January 31, 1931.

(f) The Secretary may lease at reasonable rentals structures erected by the Government with essential facilities for such periods as such struc-ures and facilities are not required for the purposes of this Act; and any part of land or structures with essential facilities acquired by lease, deed, or other agreement pursuant to this Act, which are not required or suitable for the purposes of the Act during the period the United States is entitled to possession thereof may be leased or subleased at a reasonable rental; and any surplus water controlled by the United States on land owned or leased by the United States for the purposes of this Act may be disposed of at reasonable rates.

Sec. 3.3 There are authorized to be appropriated such amounts as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act. Any amounts so appropriated, and any funds received by the Secretary under this Act, shall remain permanently available for the purposes of this Act without regard to the provisions of any other laws relating to the availability and disposition of appropriated funds and the disposition of funds collected by officers or agencies of the United States. 37 U.S.C. 173.

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