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H. J. Res. 482, H. J. Res. 435 H. J. Res. 436, and H. J. Res. 430

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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

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

SEP 2 3 1937
DIVISION OF DOCUMENTS

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CONTENTS

Statement of-

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Casey, Hon. Joseph E., Representative from Massachusetts.

123
Daly, Hon. Edward J., attorney general of Connecticut----

107
Dempsey, Hon. William J., assistant general counsel, Federal Power
Commission.---

68, 161
Dever, Hon. Paul, attorney general of Massachusetts.-

95
Fenton, Walter S., Rutland, Vt----

112
Fitzgerald, Hon. William J., Representative from Connecticut.

166
Flanders, R. E., chairman, Vermont Flood Compact Committee

167
Herlihy, Mrs. Elizabeth, chairman of Massachusetts State Planning
Board..

105
Jacobson, John, chairman of the New Hampshire Public Resources
Board --

88
Kopplemann, Hon. Herman P., Representative from Connecticut--- 146
McNinch, Hon. Frank R., Chairman, Federal Power Commission.- 28, 59
Phillips, Hon. Alfred N., Jr., Representative from Connecticut-

155
Rogers, Mrs. Edith Nourse, Representative from Massachusetts..

149
Smith, Hon. J. Joseph, Representative from Connecticut--

151
Treadway, Hon. Allen T., Representative from Massachusetts.--

143
Miscellaneous :
House Joint Resolution 482.

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House Joint Resolution 435.

2
House Joint Resolution 436.

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House Joint Resolution 430_

16
Report of War Department on House Joint Resolution 430_

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Report of War Department on House Joint Resolution 482_

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Report of Federal Power Commission on House Joint Resolution 430,
House Joint Resolution 435, and House Joint Resolution 436..

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Report of Federal Power Commission on House Joint Resolution 482- 26

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MERRIMACK RIVER VALLEY AND CONNECTICUT RIVER

VALLEY INTERSTATE }'LOOD CONTROL COMPACTS

MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 1937

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON FLOOD CONTROL,

Washington, D.O.
The committee met at 10 a. m., Hon. Will M. Whittington (chair-
man) 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.

Sæc. 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.

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