Columbia Valley Administration: Hearings Before the Committee on Public Works, United State Senate, Eighty-first Congress, First Session, on S. 1595 ... [and Other] Bills Dealing with the Development of the Water Resources of the Columbia River Basin and the Establishment of a Columbia Valley Administration, and for Other Purposes.May 27, 1949, Part 1

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1949 - Alaska - 1053 pages
Considers legislation to authorize Federal water resources development program for the Columbia River Basin and to establish the Columbia Valley Administration.

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Page 40 - If any provision of this Act or the application of such provision to any person or circumstances shall be held invalid, the remainder of the Act, and the application of such provision to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it. is held invalid, shall not be affected thereby.
Page 418 - States in collecting debts from bankrupt, insolvent, or decedents' estates; to determine the character of and the necessity for its obligations and expenditures, and the manner in which they shall be incurred, allowed, and paid...
Page 34 - Territory relating to the control, appropriation, use or distribution of water used in irrigation, or any vested right acquired thereunder, and the Secretary of the Interior, in carrying out the provisions of this Act, shall proceed in conformity with such laws, and nothing herein shall in any way affect any right of any State or of the Federal Government or of any landowner, appropriator, or user of water in, to, or from any interstate stream or the waters thereof.
Page 430 - That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed to make examinations and surveys for, and to locate and construct, as herein provided, irrigation works for the storage, diversion, and development of waters, including artesian wells...
Page 305 - Act shall be expended on the construction of any project until States, political subdivisions thereof, or other responsible local agencies have given assurances satisfactory to the Secretary of War that they will (a) provide without cost to the United States all lands, easements, and rights-of-way necessary for the construction of the project...
Page 165 - That the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, created under Section 3 of the River and Harbor Act approved June 13, 1902, be, and is hereby requested to review the...
Page 364 - Northwest, such as the Forest Service, the Soil Conservation Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and others.
Page 50 - Congress could have chosen to take claimants' rights by the exercise of its dominant navigation servitude is immaterial. By directing the Secretary to proceed under the Reclamation Act of 1902, Congress elected not "to in any way interfere with the laws of any State * * * relating to the control, appropriation, use, or distribution of water used in irrigation, or any vested right acquired thereunder.
Page 305 - Army that they will (a) provide without cost to the United States all lands, easements, and rights-of-way necessary for the construction of the project, except as otherwise provided herein; (b) hold and save the United States free from damages due to the construction works; (c) maintain and operate all the works after completion in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Army...
Page 708 - ... be it further Resolved, That the secretary of state of the State of Idaho be, and he hereby is, directed to forward copies of this memorial to the President of the United States...

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