Water Resources Planning Act: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Irrigation and Reclamation of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Eighty-eighth Congress, Second Session, on S. 1111 and H. R. 3620, Bills to Provide for the Optimum Development of the Nation's Natural Resources Through the Coordinated Planning of Water and Related Land Resources, Through the Establishment of a Water Resources Council and River Basin Commissions, and by Providing Financial Assistance to the States in Order to Increase State Participation in Such Planning ...

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Hearings before the Subcommittee on Irrigation and Reclamation of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Eighty-eighth Congress, second session, on S. 1111 and H.R. 3620, bills to provide for the optimum development of the Nation's natural resources through the coordinated planning of water and related land resources, through the establishment of a Water Resources Council and river basin commissions, and by providing financial assistance to the States in order to increase State participation in such planning.

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Page 183 - We admit, as all must admit, that the powers of the government are limited, and that its limits are not to be transcended. But we think the sound construction of the constitution must allow to the national legislature that discretion, with respect to the means by which the powers it confers are to be carried into execution, which will enable that body to perform the high duties assigned to it, in the manner most beneficial to the people.
Page 9 - United States for the three most recent consecutive years for which satisfactory data are available from the Department of Commerce. Such promulgation shall be conclusive for each of the two fiscal years in the period beginning July 1 next succeeding such promulgation...
Page 22 - ... of that portion of the cost of the project or undertaking supplied by other sources, and such other records as will facilitate an effective audit.
Page 20 - BILL to provide for the optimum development of the Nation's natural resources through the coordinated planning of water and related land resources, through the establishment of a "Water Resources Council and river basin commissions, and by providing financial assistance to the States in order to increase State participation in such planning.
Page 5 - Any vacancy in the Commission shall not affect its powers, but shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made.
Page 234 - Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming— states in which the Missouri and its tributaries drain an area of about 525,000 square miles (1,360,000 sq km).
Page 77 - The Secretary shall, after careful investigation, and in cooperation with other Federal agencies, with State water pollution control agencies and interstate agencies, and with the municipalities and industries involved, prepare or develop comprehensive programs for eliminating or reducing the pollution of interstate waters and tributaries thereof and improving the sanitary condition of surface and underground waters.
Page 185 - We cannot withhold the suggestion, inspired by the consideration of this case, that the grave problem of sewage disposal presented by the large and growing populations living on the shores of New York Bay is one more likely to be wisely solved by cooperative study and by conference and mutual concession on the part of representatives of the States so vitally interested in it than by proceedings in any court, however constituted
Page 214 - The consent of the Congress is hereby given to two or more States to negotiate and enter into agreements or compacts, not in conflict with any law or treaty of the United States, for (1) cooperative effort and mutual assistance for the prevention and control of...
Page 156 - Secretary to be necessary for the proper and efficient operation of the plan; "(6) provide that the State agency will make such reports, in such form and containing such information, as the...

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