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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 407-JULY 31, 1947 Pledge of signatory States. Enactment of legis- lation by signatory States, etc. Stateappropriations. Separability of pro- visions. Consultations with State agencies of New York. Entry of New York into compact. classifications of use. It is agreed that each of the signatory states through appropriate agencies will prepare a classification of its inter- state waters in entirety or by portions according to present and pro- posed highest use and for this purpose technical experts employed by state departments of health and state water pollution control agencies are authorized to confer on questions relating to classification of inter- state waters affecting two or more states. Each signatory state agrees to submit its classification of its interstate waters to the commission for approval. It is agreed that after such approval all signatory states through their appropriate state health departments and water pollution control agencies will work to establish programs of treat- ment of sewage and industrial wastes which will meet standards established by the commission for classified waters. The commission may from time to time make such changes in definitions of classifica- tions and in standards as may be required by changed conditions or as may be necessary for uniformity. "ARTICLE VI "Each of the signatory states pledges to provide for the abatement of existing pollution and for the control of future pollution of inter- state inland and tidal waters as described in Article I, and to put and maintain the waters thereof in a satisfactory condition consistent with the highest classified use of each body of water. "ARTICLE VII "Nothing in this compact shall be construed to repeal or prevent the enactment of any legislation or prevent the enforcement of any requirement by any signatory state imposing any additional condition or restriction to further lessen the pollution of waters within its juris- diction. Nothing herein contained shall affect or abate any action now pending brought by any governmental board or body created by or existing under any of the signatory states. "ARTICLE VIII "The signatory states agree to appropriate for the salaries, office, administrative, travel and other expenses such sum or sums as shall be recommended by the commission. The commonwealth of Massa- chusetts obligates itself only to the extent of sixty-five hundred dollars in any one year, the state of Connecticut only to the extent of three thousand dollars in any one year, the state of Rhode Island only to the extent of fifteen hundred dollars in any one year, and the states of New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont each only to the extent of one thousand dollars in any one year. "ATICLE IX "Should any part of this compact be held to be contrary to the constitution of any signatory state or of the United States, all other parts thereof shall continue to be in full force and effect. "ARTmiL X "The commission is authorized to discuss with appropriate state agencies in New York state questions of pollution of waters which flow into the New England area from New York state or vice versa and to further the establishment of agreements on pollution abatement to promote the interests of the New York and New England areas. "Whenever the commission by majority vote of the members of each signatory state shall have given its approval and the state of New 684 [61 STAT.