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[75 Stat. 716]
[75 Stat. 716]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

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PUBLIC LAW 87-828~SEPT. 27, 1961

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of the Compact including projects of the Commission: Provided, That whenever a comprehensive plan, or any part or revision thereof, has been adopted with the concurrence of the member appointed by the President, the exercise of any powers conferred by law on any officer, agency or instrumentality of the United States with regard to water and related land resources in the Delaware Kiver Basin shall not substantially conflict with any such portion of such comprehensive plan and the provisions of Section 3.8 and Article 11 of the Compact shall be applicable to the extent necessary to avoid such substantial conflict: Provided further, That whenever the President shall find and determine that the national interest so requires, he may suspend, modify or delete any provision of the comprehensive plan to the extent that it affects the exercise of any powers, rights, functions, or jurisdiction conferred by law on any officer, agency or instrumentality of the United States other than the Commission. Such action shall be taken by executive order in which such finding and determination shall be set forth. 2. For the purposes of paragraph 1 hereof, concurrence by the member appointed by the President shall be presumed unless within 60 days after notice to him of adoption of the comprehensive plan, or any part or revision thereof, he shall file with the Commission notice of his nonconcurrence. Each concurrence of the member appointed by the President in the adoption of the comprehensive plan or any part or revision thereof may be withdrawn by notice filed with the Commission at any time between the first and sixtieth day of the sixth year after the initial adoption of the comprehensive plan and of every sixth year thereafter. (t) In the event that any phrase, clause, sentence or provision of Section 1.4 of Article 1 of the Compact, is declared to be unconstitutional under the constitution of any of the signatory parties, or the applicability thereof to any signatory party, agency or person is held invalid by a court of last resort of competent jurisdiction, the United States shall cease to be a party to the Compact, except to the extent that the President deems remaining a party necessary and proper to protect the national interest, and shall cease to be bound by the terms thereof. (u) All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby amended for the purpose of this Act to the extent necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act: Provided, however, That no act of the Commission shall have the effect of repealing, modifying or amending any Federal law. EPFECTUATION

15.2 (a) The President is authorized to take such action as may be necessary and proper, in his discretion, to effectuate the Compact and the initial organization and operation of the Commission thereund.er. (b) Executive departments and other agencies of the executive branch of the Federal Government shall cooperate with and furnish appropriate assistance to the United States member. Such assistance shall.include the furnishing of services and facilities and may include the detailing of personnel to the United States member. Appropriations are hereby authorized as necessary for the carrying out of the functions of the United States member, including appropriations for the employment of personnel by the United States member. 15.3 Effective Date: This Act shall take effect immediately. Approved September 27, 1&61.