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[75 Stat. 693]
[75 Stat. 693]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

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PUBLIC LAW 87-328-SEPT. 27, 1961

and it may thereupon by unanimous consent of its members authorize and direct an increase or decrease in any allocation or diversion permitted or releases required by the decree, in such manner and for such limited time as may be necessary to meet such an emergency condition. (b) No allocation of waters hereafter made pursuant to this section shall constitute a prior appropriation of the waters of the basin or confer any superiority of right in respect to the use of those waters, nor shall any such action be deemed to constitute an apportionment of the waters of the basin among the parties hereto: Provided, That this paragraph shall not be deemed to limit or restrict the power of the commission to enter into covenants with respect to water supply, with a duration not exceeding the life of this compact, as it may deem necessary for a benefit or development of the water resources of the basin. (c) Any proper party deeming itself aggrieved by action of the commission with respect to an out-of-basin diversion or compensating releases in connection therewith, notwithstanding the powers delegated to the commission by this compact may invoke the original jurisdiction of the United States Supreme Court within one year after such action for an adjudication and determination thereoi de novo. Any other action of the commission pursuant to this section shall be subject to judicial review in any court of competent jurisdiction. 3.4 Supreme Court Decree; Waivers. Each of the signatory states and their respective political subdivisions, in consideration of like action by the others, and in recognition of reciprocal benefits, hereby waives and relinquishes for the duration of this compact any right, privilege or power it may have to apply for any modification of the terms of the decree of the United States Supreme Court in New Jersey v. New York, 347 U.S. 995 (1954) which would increase or decrease the diversions authorized or increase or decrease the releases required thereunder, except that a proceeding to modify such decree to increase diversions or compensating releases in connection with such increased diversions may be prosecuted by a proper party to effectuate rights, powers, duties and obligations under Section 3.3 of this compact, and except as may be re(][uired to effectuate the provisions of paragraphs IIIB3 and V B of said decree. 3.5 Supreme Court Decree; Specific Limitations on Commission. Except as specifically provided in sections 3.3 and 3.4 of this article, nothing in this compact shall be construed in any way to impair, diminish or otherwise adversely affect the rights, powers, privileges, conditions and obligations contained in the decree of the United States Supreme Court in New Jersey v. New York, 347 U.S. 995 (1954). To this end, and without limitation thereto, the commission shall not: (a) Acquire, construct or operate any project or facility or make any order or take any action which would impede or interfere with the rights, powers, privileges, conditions or obligations contained in said decree; (b) Impose or collect any fee, charge or assessment with respect to diversions of waters of the basin permitted by said decree; (c) Exercise any jurisdiction, except upon consent of all the parties to said decree, over the planning, design, construction, operation or control of any projects, structures or facilities constructed or used in connection with withdrawals, diversions and releases of waters of the basin authorized by said decree or of the withdrawals, diversions or releases to be made thereunder; or (d) Serve as river master under said decree, except upon consent of all the parties thereto.

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