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Title 43 Part 2090 → Subpart 2094

Title 43 → Subtitle B → Chapter II → Subchapter B → Part 2090 → Subpart 2094

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Title 43 Part 2090 → Subpart 2094

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Title 43Subtitle BChapter IISubchapter BPart 2090 → Subpart 2094


Title 43: Public Lands: Interior
PART 2090—SPECIAL LAWS AND RULES


Subpart 2094—Special Resource Values; Shore Space


Contents
§2094.0-3   Authority.
§2094.0-5   Definitions.
§2094.1   Methods of measuring; restrictions.
§2094.2   Waiver of 160-rod limitation.

Authority: R.S. 2478, secs. 4, 5, 69 Stat. 444; 43 U.S.C. 1201, 48 U.S.C. 462 note.

Source: 35 FR 9540, June 13, 1970, unless otherwise noted.

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§2094.0-3   Authority.

Section 1 of the Act of May 14, 1898 (30 Stat. 409) as amended by the Acts of March 3, 1903 (32 Stat. 1028) and August 3, 1955 (69 Stat. 444; 48 U.S.C. 371) provides that no entry shall be allowed extending more than 160 rods along the shore of any navigable water. Section 10 of the Act of May 14, 1898, as amended by the Acts of March 3, 1927 (44 Stat. 1364), May 26, 1934 (48 Stat. 809), and August 3, 1955 (69 Stat. 444), provides that trade and manufacturing sites, rights-of-way for terminals and junction points, and homesites and headquarters sites may not extend more than 80 rods along the shores of any navigable water.

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§2094.0-5   Definitions.

The term navigable waters is defined in section 2 of the Act of May 14, 1898 (30 Stat. 409; 48 U.S.C. 411), to include all tidal waters up to the line of ordinary high tide and all nontidal waters navigable in fact up to the line of ordinary highwater mark.

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§2094.1   Methods of measuring; restrictions.

(a) In the consideration of applications to enter lands shown upon plats of public surveys in Alaska, as abutting upon navigable waters, the restriction as to length of claims shall be determined as follows: The length of the water front of a subdivision will be considered as represented by the longest straight-line distance between the shore corners of the tract, measured along lines parallel to the boundaries of the subdivision; and the sum of the distances of each subdivision of the application abutting on the water, so determined, shall be considered as the total shore length of the application. Where, so measured, the excess of shore length is greater than the deficiency would be if an end tract or tracts were eliminated, such tract or tracts shall be excluded, otherwise the application may be allowed if in other respects proper.

(b) The same method of measuring shore space will be used in the case of special surveys, where legal subdivisions of the public lands are not involved.

(c) The following sketch shows the method of measuring the length of shore space, the length of line A or line B, whichever is the longer, representing the length of shore space which is chargeable to the tract:

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§2094.2   Waiver of 160-rod limitation.

(a) The Act of June 5, 1920 (41 Stat. 1059; 48 U.S.C. 372) provides that the Secretary of the Interior in his discretion, may upon application to enter or otherwise, waive the restriction that no entry shall be allowed extending more than 160 rods along the shore of any navigable waters as to such lands as he shall determine are not necessary for harborage, landing, and wharf purposes. The act does not authorize the waiver of the 80-rod restriction, mentioned in §2094.0-3.

(b) Except as to trade and manufacturing sites, and home and headquarters sites, any applications to enter and notices of settlement which cover lands extending more than 160 rods along the shore of any navigable water will be considered as a petition for waiver of the 160-rod limitation mentioned in paragraph (a) of this section, provided that it is accompanied by a showing that the lands are not necessary for harborage, landing and wharf purposes and that the public interests will not be injured by waiver of the limitation.

Group 2100—Acquisitions

Group 2200—Exchanges

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