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[73 Stat. 698]
[73 Stat. 698]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1959

698

PUBLIC LAW 86-375-8EPT. 23, 1969 "ARTICLE

[73 S T A T.

VII

" E N ACT M E N T AND WITHDRAWAIi

"This compact shall become effective when entered into and enacted into law by the States of Illinois and Indiana. The compact shall continue in force and remain binding upon each partystate until renounced by legislative action of either party state. "ARTICLE

VIII

"CONSTRUCTION AND SEVERABILITY

"The provisions of this compact shall be severable and if any phrase, clause, sentence or provision of this compact is declared to be unconstitutional or the applicability thereof to any state, agency, person or circumstances is held invalid, the constitutionality of the remainder of this compact and the applicability thereof to any other state, agency, person or circumstance shall not be affected thereby. I t is the legislative intent that the provisions of this compact be reasonably and liberally construed." SEC. 2. A Federal representative to the Wabash Valley Interstate Commission shall be appointed by the President, and he shall report to the President either directly or through such agency or official as the President may specify. Such representative shall have no vote on the commission. H i s compensation shall be in such amount, not in excess of $100 per diem, as the President shall specify, but the total amount of compensation payable in any one calendar year shall not exceed $10,000: Provided., That if the Federal representative be an employee of the United States he shall serve without additional compensation: Provided further., That a retired military officer or a retired Federal civilian officer or employee may be appointed as such representative, without prejudice to his retired status, and he shall receive compensation as authorized herein in addition to his retired pay or annuity but the sum of his retired pay or annuity and such additional compensation as may be paid hereunder shall not exceed $12,000 in any one calendar year. The Federal representative shall be entitled to travel expenses, he shall also be provided with office space, stenographic service, and other necessary administrative services. The compensation of the Federal representative shall be paid from available appropriations for the White House Office or from funds available to the President in connection with special projects. Travel expenses, office space, stenographic, and administrative services shall be paid from any available appropriations selected by the head of such agency or agencies as may be designated by the President to provide such expenses. Report to Cong^^ 3,j,j^^ Wabadi Valley Interstate Commission constituted by gresB the compact shall make an annual report to Congress not later than sixty days after the beginning of each regular session thereof. SEC. 4. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is expressly reserved. SEC. 5. Nothing contained in this Act or in the compact herein consented to shall be construed as impairing or affecting the authority of the United States of any of its rights or jurisdiction in and over the area or waters which are the subject of the compact. S E C 6. That all future legislation enacted pursuant to article VI, clause E of the compact, requiring concurrent action by the States of Indiana and Illinois, shall be submitted to Congress for approval before such legislation becomes effective.