Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 102 Part 3.djvu/320

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search
This page needs to be proofread.
PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2272

PUBLIC LAW 100-465—OCT. 3, 1988

Public Law 100-465 100th Congress An Act v^ct. 6, 1988 [H.R. 2046]

Rio Grande

Pollution Correction Act of 1987

rjiQ authorize the Secretary of State to conclude agreements with the appropriate representative of the Government of Mexico to correct pollution of the Rio Grande.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. SKCTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

22 USC 277 note

This Act may be cited as the "Rio Grande Pollution Correction Act of 1987".

22 USC 277g.

SEC. 2. AGREEMENTS TO CORRECT POLLUTION OF RIO GRANDE.

Texas.

(a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of State, acting through the United States Commissioner, International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico (hereafter in this Act referred to as the "Commissioner"), is authorized to conclude agreements with the appropriate representative of the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Mexico for the purpose of correcting the international problem of pollution of the Rio Grande caused by discharge of raw and inadequately treated sewage and other wastes into such river from the border cities including but not limited to Ciudad Acuna, Nuevo Laredo, and Reynosa, Mexico, and Del Rio, Laredo, and Hidalgo, Texas. (b) CONTENT OF AGREEMENTS.—Agreements concluded under subsection (a) should consist of recommendations to the Governments of the United States and Mexico of measures to protect the health and welfare of persons along the Rio Grande from the effects of pollution, including— (1) facilities that should be constructed, operated, and maintained in each country; (2) estimates of the cost of plans, construction, operation, and maintenance of the facilities referred to in paragraph (1); (3) formulas for the initial division between the United States and Mexico of the cost of plans, constructions, operation, and maintenance of the facilities referred to in paragraph (1); (4) a method for review and adjustment of the formulas referred to in paragraph (3) at intervals of five years which recognizes that such initial formulas should not be used as a precedent in their subsequent review and adjustment; and (5) dates for the beginning and completion of construction of the facilities referred to in paragraph (1).

Safety.

22 USC 277g-l.

SEC. 3. AUTHORITY OF SECRETARY OF STATE TO PLAN, CONSTRUCT, OPERATE, AND MAINTAIN FACILITIES.

The Secretary of State, acting through the Commissioner, is authorized to act jointly with the appropriate representative of the Government of Mexico and to— (1) supervise the planning of, and (2) supervise construction, operation, and maintenance of.