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Connecticut Laws | Title 25 Water Resources. Flood And Erosion Control
CHAPTER 483 LONG ISLAND SOUND
Secs. 25-158 and 25-159.

Secs. 25-158 and 25-159. (814)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (815)

CHAPTER 483a BI-STATE PAWCATUCK RIVER COMMISSION (816)(Text)

Sec. 25-160. Purpose of commission. (817)(Text)

In order to provide for the maximum enhancement of the marine resources of the Pawcatuck River, the legislature hereby finds that the best interest of the people of the state and the communities involved will be served by the establishment of a Connecticut-Rhode Island Bi-State Pawcatuck River Commission to make specific recommendations concerning the maintenance, protection and restoration of such marine resources. (818)

Sec. 25-161. Establishment of commission. Membership. (819)(Text)

There is hereby established a Bi-State Pawcatuck River Commission. The commission shall consist of ten members, five of whom shall be residents of Connecticut and five of whom shall be residents of Rhode Island. The Connecticut members shall be as follows: Three members appointed by the board of selectmen of Stonington, one member appointed by the member of the state Senate representing the district which includes Stonington and one member appointed by the member of the state House of Representatives representing the district which includes Stonington. (820)

Sec. 25-162. Duties of commission. Report. (821)(Text)

The commission may make such recommendations as may be necessary to effectuate the purposes of sections 25-160 to 25-163, inclusive. In furtherance of its responsibilities under section 25-160 to 25-164, inclusive, the commission shall coordinate and recommend standardization of all laws relative to the Pawcatuck River including, but not limited to, standardization of jurisdiction of coastal waters by harbor management commissions, municipal waterfront authorities, municipal conservation commissions, municipal port authorities and municipal shellfish commissions. The commission shall consider the adverse impact any action proposed in or for the Pawcatuck River may have upon the marine resources of said river. The commission shall prepare and submit a report to the governors and the legislatures of the respective states on or before February fifteenth, annually. (822)

Sec. 25-163. Cooperation by other public bodies. (823)(Text)

The commission may request and receive from any department, division, board, bureau, commission or other agency of the state of Connecticut or the state of Rhode Island, or any political subdivision thereof or any public authority such data as may be necessary to enable the commission to carry out its responsibilities under sections 25-160 to 25-164, inclusive. (824)

Sec. 25-164. Effective date. (825)(Text)

Sections 25-160 to 25-163, inclusive, shall take effect upon the enactment by the state of Rhode Island of legislation having like effect as said sections. (826)

Secs. 25-165 to 25-169. (827)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (828)

CHAPTER 483b HOUSATONIC RIVER ESTUARY COMMISSION (829)(Text)

Sec. 25-170. Commission authorized. Membership. Duties. (830)(Text)

(a) The towns of Shelton, Derby, Ansonia, Orange, Stratford and Milford may by ordinance establish a Housatonic River Estuary Commission. The ordinance shall set forth the number of members of the commission, their method of selection, terms of office and procedure for filling any vacancy. The commission may employ expert and such other assistants as it judges necessary and may accept funds from any source. Notwithstanding any other provision of the general statutes, funds appropriated to the commission, or received by the commission from any other source, shall be held in the custody of the commission and expended by the commission for the purposes set forth in subsection (b) of this section. (831)

(b) The commission may study any issues relating to the Housatonic River and may make such recommendations as may be necessary to maintain, protect and restore the resources of the estuary of the Housatonic River. The commission shall consider the adverse impact any action proposed in or for the Housatonic River estuary may have upon the marine resources of said river. The commission may prepare and submit a report to the local legislative bodies of the towns represented on said commission. (832)

Secs. 25-171 to 25-174. (833)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (834)

CHAPTER 483c BI-STATE FARMINGTON RIVER COMMISSION (835)(Text)

Sec. 25-175. Establishment of commission. Membership. (836)(Text)

There is hereby established a Bi-State Farmington River Commission. Such commission shall consist of eighteen members, nine of whom shall be residents of Connecticut and nine of whom shall be residents of Massachusetts. The Connecticut members shall be as follows: One member representing the Department of Environmental Protection, appointed by the Governor, one representative from each of the towns of Barkhamsted, Hartland, Colebrook, New Hartford and Canton, each appointed by the local legislative body of such towns, and one member who shall be appointed jointly by the speaker of the House of Representatives and the majority leader of the House of Representatives, one member who shall be appointed jointly by the president pro tempore of the Senate and the majority leader of the Senate and one member who shall be appointed jointly by the minority leader of the Senate and the minority leader of the House of Representatives. Members of the General Assembly may be appointed to said commission. (837)

Sec. 25-176. Duties of commission. Report. (838)(Text)

The commission may make such recommendations as may be necessary to effectuate the purposes of this section and section 25-175. In furtherance of its responsibilities, the commission shall consider any action proposed for the area of the Farmington River bordering on the towns identified in section 25-175 and being considered for designation under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The commission shall consider the impact of such proposed action upon the wild, scenic, recreational and historic values of said river and shall act to protect and enhance such values. The commission shall prepare and submit a report to the local legislative bodies of the respective towns, if requested by such towns. (839)

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