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WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS
Sec. 25-199. Designation of the Eightmile River within the national wild and scenic rivers system.
Sec. 25-199. Designation of the Eightmile River within the national wild and
scenic rivers system. (a) It is declared to be the policy of the state of Connecticut that
the portion of the Eightmile River watershed which is the subject of the authorized
study by the Eightmile River Wild and Scenic River Study Committee for purposes of
designation as a national wild and scenic rivers system be preserved as provided for in
the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Public Law 90-542, as amended.
(b) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall cooperate with all relevant
federal, state and local agencies to provide for such designation and to implement any
management plan developed in accordance with the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers
Act. Upon the designation of the river watershed by Congress, the commissioner shall
notify the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of
matters relating to the environment regarding any statutory changes necessary to implement the preservation and conservation of the river watershed in accordance with the
federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The commissioner shall cause a copy of this section
to be delivered to all United States Representatives and Senators representing Connecticut in the Congress of the United States.
(P.A. 05-18, S. 1.)