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COMMITTEE ON FLOOD CONTROL
WILL M. WHITTINGTON, Mississippi, Chairman GLENN GRISWOLD, Indiana
HARRY L. ENGLEBRIGHT, California MONRAD C. WALLGREN, Washington CHARLES W. TOBEY, New Hampshire ROBERT T. SECREST, Ohio
FRANK CARLSON, Kansas R. A. (LEX) GREEN, Florida
BENJAMIN JARRETT, Pennsylvania LEO KOCIALKOWSKI, Illinois
CHARLES R. CLASON, Massachusetts MILTON H. WEST, Texas JAMES L. QUINN, Pennsylvania PHIL FERGUSON, Oklahoma ORVILLE ZIMMERMAN, Missouri JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas A. LEONARD ALLEN, Louisiana PETER J. DE MUTH, Pennsylvania VINCENT F. HARRINGTON, Iowa H. JERRY VOORHIS, California
BERNARD J. GEHRMANN (Progressive) Wisconsin
GERALD J. MONTGOMERY, Clerk
Cont Supt. Doe 9-29-37
MERRIMACK RIVER VALLEY AND CONNECTICUT RIVER
VALLEY INTERSTATE }LOOD CONTROL COMPACTS
MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 1937
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Washington, D. C. The committee met at 10 a. m., Hon. Will M. Whittington (chairman) presiding.
The CHAIRMAN. The committee will be in order.
This meeting is for the consideration of House Joint Resolution 482, introduced by Mr. Casey of Massachusetts, and the resolution will be inserted at this point in the record.
(The resolution referred to is as follows:)
[H. J. Res. 482, 75th Cong., 1st sess.)
JOINT RESOLUTION Giving advance consent to compacts relating to flood-control
projects in the Connecticut River Basin
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of Congress is hereby given to the States of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont, or to any two or more of such States, to enter into any compacts or agreements for the sole purpose of providing in such manner and such proportion as may be agreed upon by such States and approved by the Secretary of War the assurances to the Secretary of War and the local contributions required by section 3 of the Flood Control Act of 1936, approved June 22, 1936 (49 Stat. 1570), in connection with any of the projects authorized by said Act to be constructed in the Connecticut River Basin: Provided, That no such compact or agreement shall contain any provisions relating to water conservation, power storage, or power development, either in the form of a reservation in connection with the conveyance to the United States required by said section 3 of title to lands, easements, and rights-of-way necessary for any such project, or in any other form: And provided further, That no such compact or agreement shall reserve to the States signatory thereto, or any of them, any right, title, or interest in such lands, easements, and rights-of-way, but all such lands, easements, and rights-of-way required to be conveyed to the United States by said section 3 shall be conveyed free, clear, and unencumbered.
SEC. 2. Any State or States, under the terms of a compact or an agreement entered into under section 1 hereof, may pay to the Secretary of War the cost of such lands, easements, and rights-of-way as estimated by the Secretary of War, and the Secretary of War is hereby authorized to acquire such necessary lands, easements, and rights-of-way: Provided, That in the event any such project or part thereof is located in a State which is not a party to such compact or agreement it shall not be necessary for the Secretary of War to obtain the consent of such State before acquiring the lands, easements, and rights-ofway necessary for such project or any part thereof.
Sec. 3. No further ratification or consent by the Congress to any compact or agreement made pursuant to and in conformity with this joint resolution shall be necessary.