Local Organization Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 16 USCS § 1002, [Title 16. Conservation; Chapter 18. Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention] the term local organization means “--any State, political subdivision thereof, soil or water conservation district, flood prevention or control district, or combinations thereof, or any other agency having authority under State law to carry out, maintain and operate the works of improvement; or any irrigation or reservoir company, water users' association, or similar organization having such authority and not being operated for profit that may be approved by the Secretary; or any Indian tribe or tribal organization, as defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450b) [25 USCS § 450b], having authority under Federal, State, or Indian tribal law to carry out, maintain, and operate the works of improvement.”