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§ 41. —  Publications and reports; preparation and sale.

[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 43USC41]

                         TITLE 43--PUBLIC LANDS
Sec. 41. Publications and reports; preparation and sale

    Except as otherwise provided in section 1318 of title 44, the 
publications of the United States Geological Survey shall consist of 
geological and economic maps, illustrating the resources and 
classification of the lands, and reports upon general and economic 
geology and paleontology. All special memoirs and reports of said survey 
shall be issued in uniform quarto series if deemed necessary by the 
director, but otherwise in ordinary octavos. Three thousand copies of 
each shall be published for scientific exchanges and for sale at the 
price of publication, and all literary and cartographic materials 
received in exchange shall be the property of the United States and form 
a part of the library of the organization; and the money resulting from 
the sale of such publications shall be covered into the Treasury of the 
United States, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior.

(Mar. 3, 1879, ch. 182, 20 Stat. 394; Aug. 7, 1946, ch. 770, Sec. 1(10), 
60 Stat. 867; Pub. L. 102-154, title I, Nov. 13, 1991, 105 Stat. 1000.)


    ``Section 1318 of title 44'' substituted in text for ``section 260 
of title 44'' on authority of Pub. L. 90-620, Sec. 2(b), Oct. 22, 1968, 
82 Stat. 1238, the first section of which enacted Title 44, Public 
Printing and Documents.
    The words ``Except as otherwise provided in section 260 of title 
44'' were originally inserted in text to avoid conflict with the 
provisions of such section 260 of title 44, as set out prior to the 
general revision of title 44 by Pub. L. 90-620, derived from Joint Res. 
May 16, 1902, No. 22.


    1946--Act Aug. 7, 1946, repealed all provisions requiring 
preparation, and transmission by Secretary of the Interior, of an annual 
report of operations.

                         Change of Name

    ``United States Geological Survey'' substituted in text for 
``Geological Survey'' pursuant to provision of title I of Pub. L. 102-
154, set out as a note under section 31 of this title.

                          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, 
Secs. 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1262, set out 
under section 1451 of this title.