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Bill granting to Las Vegas Valley Water District right of way to certain public lands and access to Basic Management, Inc., April, 1954

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1954-04
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Legislative bill to grant right-of-way to the Las Vegas Valley Water District to lands between Lake Mead, Henderson, and Las Vegas. It also grants access to Basic Management Inc. to allow for the conveyance and distribution of water.

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hln001201
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Box 25 Folder 80-11 Vol. 5 of 7 LVL&W Co. Sale of Water Production of UPRR Co.
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hln001201. Union Pacific Railroad Collection, 1828-1995. MS-00397. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. http://n2t.net/ark:/62930/d17p8xd6d

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AN ACT Granting to the Las Vegas Valley Water District, a public corporation organized under the laws of the State of Nevada, and to Basic Management, Inc., a private corporation organized under the laws of the State of Nevada, certain public lands of the United States in the State of Nevada. Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress Assembled, That there is hereby severally granted to the Las Vegas Valley water District, a public corporation organized under the laws of the State of Nevada, and to Basic Management, Inc., a private corporation organized under the laws of the State of Nevada, all lands belonging to the United States situated in Clark County, State of Nevada, which may be necessary, as found by the Secretary of the Interior, for the construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities heretofore or hereafter constructed for the development, production, pumping, storage, transmission and distribution of watery including any or all of the following purposes: Rights of way; buildings and structures, construction and maintenance camps; dumping grounds, flowage, diverting or storage dams; pumping plants, canals, ditches, pipes, pipelines, flumes, tunnels, and conduits for conveying water for domestic, irrigation, household, stock, municipal, mining, milling, industrial, and other useful purposes; poles, towers, underground conduits, lines and equipment for the conveyance and distribution of electrical energy; poles, underground conduits, and lines for telephone and telegraph purposes, roads, trails, bridges, tramways, railroads, and other means of locomotion, transmission, or communication; for obtaining stone, earth, gravel, and other materials of like character together with the right to take for their own use, free of cost, from any public lands, within such limits as the Secretary of the Interior may determine, stone, earth, gravel, sand, and other materials of like character necessary or useful in the construction, operation, and maintenance of aqueducts, reservoirs, dams, pumping plants, electric transmission, telephone, and telegraph lines, roads, trails, bridges, tramways, railroads, and other means of loco-motion, transmission, and communication. That there is hereby excepted and reserved unto the United States, from said grant, minerals, other than sand, stone, earth, gravel, and other materials of like character: Provided, however, That such minerals so excepted and reserved shall be prospected for, mined, and removed only in accordance with regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior. this grant shall be effective upon (1) the filing by the said grantee at any time after the passage of this Act, with the manager of the United States local land office in the district where said lands are situated, of a map or maps showing the boundaries, locations and extent of said lands and of said rights of way for the purposes hereinabove set forth; (2) the approval of such map or maps by the Secretary of the Interior with such reservations or modifications as he may deem appropriate; (3) the payment of $1.25 per acre for all government lands conveyed under this Act other than for rights of way: Provided that said lands for rights of way shall be along such location and of such width, not to exceed 250 feet, as in the Judgment of the Secretary of the Interior may be required for the purposes of this Act. Sec. 2. Whenever the lands or the rights of way 2. are the same as are designated on any map heretofore filed by said Basic Management, Inc., or by any of its predecessors in interest, including Defense Plant Corporation, Reconstruction Finance Corporation, the State of Nevada, or the Colorado River Commission of Nevada, in connection with any application for a right of way under any statute of the United States, which application is still pending, or has been granted, and is unrevoked and has been transferred to and is now owned by said Basic Management, Inc. then, upon the approval by the Secretary of the Interior of any such later map with such modifications and under such conditions as he may deem appropriate, the rights hereby granted, shall as to such lands or rights of way become effective as of the date of the filing of said earlier map or maps with the manager or register of the United States local land office. % , Sec. Said grants are to be made subject to rights of way, easements, and permits heretofore granted or allowed to any person or corporation in accordance with any Act or Acts of Congress and subject to the rights of all claimants or persons who shall have filed or made valid claims, locations, or entries on or to said lands, or any part thereof prior to the effective date of any conflicting grant hereunder, unless prior to such effective date proper relinquishments or quitclaims have been procured and caused to be filed in the proper land office. Sec. That, whenever the land granted herein shall cease to be Used for the purposes for which it is granted, the estate of the grantee or of its assigns shall terminate and revest in the United States. Granting to the Las Vegas Valley Water District, a public corporation organized under the laws of the State of Nevada, certain public lands of the United States in the State of Nevada. Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That there is hereby granted to the Las Vegas Valley Water District, a public corporation organized under the laws of the State of Nevada, all lands belonging to the United States situated in Clark County, State of Nevada, which may be necessary, as found by the Secretary of the Interior, for the construction, operation and maintenance of facilities for the development, production,, storage, transmission and distribution of water, including any or all of the following purposes: Rights of way; buildings and structures; construction and maintenance camps; dumping grounds, flowage, diverting or storage dams; pumping plants; canals, ditches, pipes, pipelines, flumes, tunnels, and conduits for conveying water for domestic, irrigation, household, stock, municipal, mining, milling, industrial; and other useful purposes; poles, towers, underground conduits, lines and equipment for the conveyance and distribution of electrical energy; poles, underground conduits, and lines for telephone and telegraph purposes; roads, trails, bridges, tramways, railroads, and other means of locomotion; transmission, or communication; for obtaining stone, earth, gravel, and other materials of like character; or any other necessary purposes of said grantee, together with the right to take for its own use, free of cost, from any public lands, within such limits as the Secretary of the Interior may determine, stone, earth, gravel, sand, and other materials of like character necessary or useful in the construction, operation, and maintenance of aqueducts, reservoirs, dams, pumping plants, electric transmission, telephone, and telegraph lines, roads, trails, bridges, tramways, railroads, and other means of locomotion, transmission, and communication*. purposes of said grantee. That there is hereby excepted and reserved unto the United States, from said grant, minerals, other than sand, stone, earth, gravel, and other materials of like character: Provided, however, That such minerals so excepted and reserved shall be prospected for, mined, and removed only in accordance with regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior. This grant shall be effective upon (l) the filing by said grantee at any time after the passage of this Act, with the manager of the United States local land office in the district where said lands are situated, of a map or maps showing the boundaries, locations and extant of said lands and of said rights of way for the purposes hereinabove set forth; (2) the approval of such map or maps by the Secretary of the Interior with such reservations or modifications as he may deem appropriate; (3) the payment of $1.25 per acre for all government lands conveyed under this Act other than for rights of way: Provided that said lands for rights of way shall be along such location and of such width, not to exceed 250 feet, as in the judgment of the Secretary of the Interior may be required for the purposes of this Act. Sec. 2. Said grants are to be made subject to rights of way, easements, and permits heretofore granted or allowed to any person or corporation in accordance with any Act or Acta of Congress and subject to the rights of all claimants or persons who shall have filed or made valid claims, locations, or entries on or to said lands, or any part thereof prior to the effective date of any conflicting grant hereunder, unless prior to such effective date proper relinquishments or quitclaims have been procured and caused to be filed in the proper cease to be used for the purposes for which it is granted, the estate of the grantee or of its assigns shall terminate and revest in the United States. land office Sec. 3. That, whenever the land granted herein shall Granting to Basic Management, Inc., a private corporation organized under the laws of the State of Nevada, certain public lands of the United States in the State of Nevada. Be it enacted by the Senate and the Hou;:e of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby granted to Basic Management, Inc., a private corporation organized under the laws of the State of Nevada, all lands belonging to the United States situated in Clark County, State of Nevada, which may be necessary, as found by the Secretary of the Interior, for the construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities heretofore or hereafter constructed for the development, production, pumping, storage, transmission, and distribution of water, including any or all of the following purposes: Rights of way; buildings and structures; construction and maintenance camps; dumping grounds, flowage, diverting or storage dams; pumping plants, canals, ditches, pipes, pipelines, flumes, tunnels, and conduits for conveying water for domestic, irrigation, household, stock, municipal, mining, milling, industrial, and other useful purposes; poles, towers, underground conduits, lines and equipment for the conveyance and distribution of electrical energy; poles, underground conduits, and lines for telephone and telegraph purposes; roads, trails, bridges, tramways, railroads, and other means of locomotion, transmission, or communication; for obtaining stone, earth, gravel, and other materials of like character, together with the right to take for its own use, free of cost, from any public lands, within such limits as the Secretary of the Interior may determine, stone, earth, gravel, sand, and other materials of like character necessary or useful in the construction, operation, and maintenance of aqueducts, reservoirs dams, pumping plants, electric transmission, telephone, and telegraph lines, roads, trails, bridges, tramways, railroads, and other means of locomotion, transmission, and communication That there is hereby excepted and reserved unto the United States, from said grant, minerals, other than sand, stone, earth, gravel, and other materials of like character: Provided, however, That such minerals so excepted and reserved shall be prospected for, mined, and removed only in accordance with regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior. This grant shall be effective upon (l) the filing by said grantee at any time after the passage of this Act, with the manager of the United States local land office in the district where said lands ore situated, of a map or maps showing the boundaries, locations and extent of said lands and of said rights of way for the purposes hereinabove set forth; (2) the approval of such map or maps by the Secretary of the Interior with such reservations or modifications as he may deem appropriate; (3) the payment of $1.25 per acre for all government land.3 conveyed under this Act other than for rights of way: Provided that said lands for rights of way shall be along such location and of such width, not to exceed 250 feet, as in the Judgment of the Secretary of the Interior may be required for the purposes of this Act. Sec. 2, Whenever the lands or the rights of way are the same as are designated on any map heretofore filed by said Basic Management, Inc., or by any of its predecessors in interest, including Defense Plant Corporation, Reconstruction Finance Corporation, the State of Nevada, or the Colorado River Commission of Nevada, In connection with any application for a right of way under any statute of the United States, which application is still pending, or has been granted, and is unrevoked and has been transferred to and la now owned by said Basic Management, Inc., then, upon the approval by the Secretary of the Interior of any such later map with such modifications and under such conditions as he may deem appropriate, the rights hereby granted, shall as to such lands or rights of way become effective as of the date of the filing of said earlier map or maps with the manager or register of the United States local land office. Sec. 3. Said grants are to be made subject to rights of way, easements, and permits heretofore granted or allowed to any person or corporation in accordance with any Act or Acts of Congress and subject to the rights of all claimants or persons who shall have filed or made valid claims, locations, or entries on or to said lands, or any part thereof prior to the effective date of any conflicting grant hereunder, unless prior to such effective date proper relinquishments or quitclaims have been procured and caused to be filed in the proper land office. Sec. 4. That, whenever the land granted herein shall cease to be U3ed for the purposes for which It is granted, the estate of the grantee or of its assigns shall terminate and revest in the United States. 3.