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[75 Stat. 715]
[75 Stat. 715]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

75 S T A T. ]

PUBLIC LAW 8 7 - 3 2 8 - S E P T. 27, 1961

(j) Contracts for the manufacture or furnishing of materials, supplies, articles and equipment with the Commission which are in excess of $10,000 shall be subject to the provisions of the WalshHealey Public Contracts Act (41 U.S.C. 35 et seq.). (k) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, nothing contained in this Act or in the Compact shall be construed as superseding or limiting the functions, under any other law, of the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare or of any other officer or agency of the United States, relating to water pollution: Provided, That the exercise of such functions shall not limit the authority of the Commission to control, prevent, or abate water pollution. (1) The provisions of section 8.4 of Article 8 of the Compact shall not be construed to apply to facilities operated pursuant to any other Federal law. (m) For purposes of the Act of June 25, 1948, 62 Stat. 982, as amended (Title 28, U.S. Code, chapter 171, and sections 1346(b) and 240 (b)) and the Act of March 3, 1887, 24 Stat. 505, as amended (Title 28, U.S. Code, sections 1402, 1491, 1496, 1501, 1503, 2071, 2072, 2411, 2412, 2501), and the Act of June 11, 1946, 60 Stat. 237, as amended (Title 5, U.S. Code, sections 1001 and 1011, Title 50 App. U.S. Code, section 1900), the Commission shall not be considered a Federal agency. (n) The officers and employees of the Commission (other than the United States member, alternate United States member, and advisors, and personnel employed by the United States member under direct Federal appropriation) shall not be deemed to be, for any purpose, officers or employees of the United States or to become entitled at any time by reason of employment by the Commission to any compensation or benefit payable or made available by the United States solely and directly to its officers or employees. (o) Neither the Compact nor this Act shall be deemed to enlarge the authority of any Federal agency other than the Commission to articipate in or to provide funds for projects or activities in the Delaware River Basin. (p) The United States district courts shall have original jurisdiction of all cases or controversies arising under the Compact, and this Act and any case or controversy so arising initiated in a State Court shall be removable to the appropriate United States district court in the manner provided by § 1446, Title 28 U.S.C. Nothing contained in the Compact or elsewhere in this Act shall be construed as a waiver by the United States of its immunity from suit. (q) The right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved. The right is hereby reserved to the Congress or any of its standing committees to require the disclosure and furnishing of such information and data by the Delaware River Basin Compact Commission as is deemed appropriate by the Congress or any such committee. (r) The provisions of section 2.4 and 2.6 of Article 2 of the Compact notwithstanding, the member and alternate member appointed by the President and advisor there referred to may be paid compensation by the United States, such compensation to be fixed by the President at the rates which he shall deem to prevail in respect to comparable officers in the executive branch. (s) 1. Nothing contained in this Act or in the Compact shall impair or affect the constitutional authority of the United States or any of its powers, rights, functions, or jurisdiction under other existing or future legislation in and over the area or waters which are the subject