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Sec. 25-80. State participation in large flood control reservoir construction. Disposal of property interests.


      Sec. 25-80. State participation in large flood control reservoir construction. Disposal of property interests. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection is authorized to give assurances satisfactory to the Secretary of the Army as provided in Section 701c, Chapter 15, Title 33 of the United States Code Annotated that the state will (1) provide without cost to the United States all lands, easements and rights-of-way necessary for the construction of any flood control project and pay for the cost of acquisition of earthen material required for the construction of such project, (2) hold and save the United States free from damages due to the construction works, and (3) maintain and operate all the works after completion in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Army. Said commissioner, in the name of the state, may purchase land or any interest therein, or take the same by right of eminent domain in the manner provided in section 48-12 for the purposes enumerated in subdivision (1) of this section. Said commissioner, with the advice and consent of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, may sell, convey or enter into agreements with persons, firms or corporations or other state agencies for the exchange of any such lands, buildings, easements, rights-of-way or any other property interest real or personal acquired in carrying out the purposes of subdivision (1) of this section for the most appropriate and efficient use and development of such lands, provided any such sale, conveyance or agreement is in no way contrary to the purposes of subdivision (1) of this section.

      (1957, P.A. 663, S. 1, 2; 1961, P.A. 20; 1963, P.A. 586; 1971, P.A. 872, S. 115; P.A. 77-614, S. 19, 610; P.A. 07-217, S. 120.)

      History: 1961 act authorized water resources commission to give assurances that state will pay cost of acquiring "earthen material" necessary for a project; 1963 act added provision re commission's powers to convey real or personal property in connection with flood control projects; 1971 act replaced water resources commission with commissioner of environmental protection and deleted reference to Sec. 48-16 re taking land by right of eminent domain; P.A. 77-614 replaced commissioner of finance and control with secretary of the office of policy and management; P.A. 07-217 made technical changes, effective July 12, 2007.

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