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PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

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P U B U C LAW 8 6 - 7 9 4 - S E P T. 15, 1960

such period after the expiration of the contract as is equal to the period of the contract, any change in land use from cultivated cropland to permanent vegetation carried out under the contract shall be considered acreage devoted to the commodity for the purposes of establishing future State, county, and farm acreage allotments under the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended." Approved September 14, 1960.

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Public Law 86-794 JOINT RESOLUTION

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Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the States of Virginia and Maryland and the District of Columbia to enter into a compact related to the regulation of mass transit in the Washington, District of Columbia metropolitan area, and for other purposes.

Whereas the re^julation of mass transit service in the metropolitan area of Washington, District of Columbia, is divided among the public utility regulatory agencies of the States of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia and the Interstate Commerce Commission; and Whereas such divided regulatory responsibility is not conducive to the development of an adequate system of mass transit for the entire metropolitan area, which is in fact a single integrated, urban community; and Whereas the Legislatures of Virginia and Maryland and the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia in 1954 created a Joint Commission to study, among other things, whether joint action by Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia is necessary or desirable in connection with the regulation of passenger carrier facilities operating in such areas and the provision of adequate, nondiscriminatory and uniform service therein; and "Whereas said Joint Commission has actively participated in the mass transit study authorized by the Congress (Public Law 24 and Public 69 Stat. 33. Law 573, Eighty-fourth Congress), and in furtherance thereof said ^° ^***' 2'Joint Commission has negotiated the Washington metropolitan area transit regulation compact, set forth in full below, providing for the establishment of a single organization as the common agency of the signatories to regulate transit and alleviate traffic congestion, which compact has been enacted by Virginia (ch. 627, 1958 Act of Assembly) and in substantially the same language by Maryland (ch. 613, Acts of General Assembly 1959); and Whereas said compact adequately protects the national interest in mass transit service in the metropolitan area of the Nation's Capital and properly accommodates the National and State interests in and obligations toward mass transit in the metropolitan area: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,, That the consent and jnTe'rs'ta'te c'^' approval of Congress is hereby given to the States of Virginia and pact**^* Maryland and to the District of Columbia to enter into a compact, substantially as follows, for the regulation and improvement of mass transit in the Washington metropolitan area, which compact, known as the Washington metropolitan area transit regulation compact, has been negotiated by representatives of the States and the District of