(a) This state hereby concurs in the conferring of any powers or duties on the New
England interstate water pollution control commission by other states, in addition
to those conferred by provisions of the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control
Compact. This concurrence is pursuant to article II of that compact.
(b) The concurrence is subject to the following limitations:
(1) Unless this state specifically confers a power or duty on the commission, other
than one conferred by the compact itself, no financial or other burden or duties shall
be placed upon this state, or any agency, officer, or subdivision thereof by reason
of the conferring or exercise of the power or duty. At any time the governor shall have the power to make inquiry of the commission
and to examine its books and records in order to ascertain the state of compliance
with this chapter.
(2) The rights, privileges, and responsibilities of this state with respect to the
New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Compact and the commission established
thereby, shall not be limited or impaired.
(3) The commission shall include in its annual report to the governor and the legislature
of this state a full account of any additional powers or duties administered by it.
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