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[83 STAT. 368]
[83 STAT. 368]
PUBLIC LAW 91-000—MMMM. DD, 1969

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PUBLIC LAW 91-148-DEC. 18, 1969

[83 STAT.

is required to review or approve any proposal, public or private, the agency shall take final action, whether to approve, to require modification or to reject such proposal, within 60 days after such proposal is delivered to the agency. If the agency does not take final action within 60 days, the proposal shall be deemed approved. "ARTICLE VII.

FINANCES

" (a) Except as provided in paragraph (e), on or before December 30 of each calendar year the agency shall establish the amount of money necessary to support its activities for the next succeeding fiscal year commencing July 1 of the following year. The agency shall apportion not more than $150,000 of this amount among the counties within the region on the same ratio to the total sum required as the full cash valuation of taxable property within the region in each county bears to the total full cash valuation of taxable property within the region. Each county in California shall pay the sum allotted to it by the agency from any funds available therefor and may levy a tax on any taxable property within its boundaries sufficient to pay the amount so allocated to it. Each county in Nevada shall pay such sums from its general fund or from any other moneys available therefor. " (b) The agency may fix and collect reasonable fees for any services rendered by it. "(c) The agency shall be strictly accountable to any county in the region for all funds paid by it to the agency and shall be strictly accountable to all participating bodies for all receipts and disbursements. " (d) The agency is authorized to receive gifts, donations, subventions, grants, and other financial aids and funds. "(e) As soon as possible after the ratification of this compact, the agency shall estimate the amount of money necessary to support its activities: " (1) For the remainder of the then-current fiscal year; and "(2) If the first estimate is made between January 1 and June 30, for the fiscal year beginning on July 1 of that calendar year. The agency shall then allot such amount among the several counties, subject to the restriction and in the manner provided in i^aragraph (a), and each county shall pay such amount. "(f) The agency shall not obligate itself beyond the moneys due under this article for its support from the several counties for the current fiscal year, plus any moneys on hand or irrevocably pledged to its support from other sources. No obligation contracted by the agency shall bind either of the party states or any political subdivision thereof. "ARTICLE VIII. MISCELLANEOUS " (a) It is intended that the provisions of this compact shall be reasonably and liberally construed to effectuate the purposes thereof. Except as provided in paragraph (c), the provisions of this compact shall be severable and if any phrase, clause, sentence or provision of this compact is declared to be contrary to the constitution of any participating state or of the United States or the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person or circumstance is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of this compact and the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person or circumstance shall not be affected thereby. If this compact shall be held contrary to the constitution of any state participating therein, the compact shall remain in full force