Removal of Public Utility Lines on Unreserved, Non-Appropriated Federal Lands

B-11161: Aug 21, 1940

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A request was made by the Attorney General of Nevada to have the Federal Government reimburse the State of Nevada for expenses incurred in the removal of public utility lines, located on non-appropriated and unreserved Federal lands in order to accommodate the construction of a Federal aid highway.

Where highways are being constructed on Federal lands with Federal funds by State highway departments on cooperation with the Federal Government, there is no more obligation on the State to pay for the removal or relocation of interfering utility lines than there is on the Federal Government.