Editorial Notes
References in Text

Act of March 11, 1902, referred to in text, probably means act Mar. 11, 1902, ch. 182, 32 Stat. 63, which was classified to section 254 of this title, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 94–579, title VII, § 702, Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2787. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.


Section was formerly classified to section 1167 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date

Act Mar. 9, 1904, ch. 503, § 2, 33 Stat. 64, provided: “That this Act [enacting this section] shall be in force from and after its passage and approval.”

Executive Documents
Transfer of Functions

For transfer of functions of other officers, employees, and agencies of Department of the Interior, with certain exceptions, to Secretary of the Interior, with power to delegate, see Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1950, §§ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1262, set out under section 1451 of this title.

“Secretary of the Interior, or such officer as he may designate,” substituted for “Commissioner of the General Land Office” on authority of section 403 of Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1946. See note set out under section 1 of this title.