Executive Order 9571—Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to Acquire and Dispose of Certain Property
By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the United States, and particularly by Title II of the Second War Powers Act, 1942, approved March 27, 1942 (56 Stat. 177), it is hereby ordered as follows:
1. The Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to exercise the authority contained in the said Title II of the Second War Powers Act, 1942, to acquire, by purchase, donation, condemnation, or other means of transfer, to the extent that title thereto is not now vested in the United States, the following-described land underlying Cerritos Channel, California, the temporary use thereof, or other interest therein, together with any personal property located thereon or used therewith, and to dispose of such property pursuant to the said Title II of the Second War Powers Act, 1942:
A tract of land 600 feet wide known as the Cerritos Channel, lying partly within the corporate limits of the City of Los Angeles, and partly within the corporate limits of the City of Long Beach, County of Los Angeles, State of California, and more particularly described as follows:
Beginning at Station 13 of the "Inner Bay Exception" of the United States Patent to the Rancho San Pedro, said Station 13 also being U.S. Engineers Station 408; thence:
N. 33°51Â´ W., 631.32 feet along the line of said "Inner Bay Exception" to a point; thence:
N 74°16Â´41Â´Â´ E., 6,905.55 feet to a point, said point being S. 18°48Â´ W., 18.24 feet from Station 36 of the San Pedro Rancho and Los Cerritos Compromise line; thence;
Leaving said Compromise line S. 14°52Â´20Â´Â´ E., 500 feet to a point; thence:
N. 88°20Â´10Â´Â´ W., 300 feet to Station 35 of the San Pedro Rancho and Los Cerritos Compromise line; thence:
S. 48°42Â´ E., 228.21 feet to a point on said Compromise line; thence:
S. 74°16Â´ W., 6,552.31 feet to the point of beginning.
The tract as described contains approximately 92.64 acres.
2. With respect to the above-described land and any interest therein heretofore or hereafter acquired, the Secretary of the Interior shall take such action as may be necessary to protect the United States from loss on account of drainage or threatened drainage of oil and gas from such land; and all moneys received as royalties under leases, or otherwise, on account of oil and gas extracted from such land shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States and credited to miscellaneous receipts.
HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,
June 15, 1945
Harry S. Truman, Executive Order 9571—Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to Acquire and Dispose of Certain Property Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/278024