Columbia Valley Administration: Hearings Before the Committee on Public Works, House of Representatives, Eighty-first Congress, First Session, on H.R. 4286 and H.R. 4287, Bills to Reorganize and Consolidate Certain Federal Functions and Thereby Secure Their More Effective Administration by Establishing a Columbia Valley Administration to Assist in the Achievement of Unified Water Control and Resource Conservation and Development on the Columbia River, Its Tributaries, and the Surrounding Lands
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1949 - 807 pages
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Page 27 - 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 15 - Two of the members in office shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of the business of the Board.
Page 299 - 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 394 - That nothing in this Act shall be construed as affecting or intended to affect or to in any way interfere with the laws of any State or Territory relating to the control, appropriation, use or distribution of water used in irrigation, or any vested right acquired thereunder...
Page 3 - May adopt and use a corporate seal, which shall be judicially noticed.
Page 315 - All members of the board shall be persons who profess a belief in the feasibility and wisdom of this Act.
Page 140 - ... give preference to States, counties, municipalities, and cooperative organizations of citizens or farmers, not organized or doing business for profit, but primarily for the purpose of supplying electricity to its own citizens or members...
Page 124 - That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of War to apply the money herein and hereafter appropriated for improvements of rivers and harbors, other than surveys, estimates and gaugings, in carrying on the various works, by contract or otherwise, as may be most economical and advantageous to the Government.