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Middle Atlantic Forest Fire Protection Compact

The principal purposes of this compact are: (a) to promote interstate comity among and between the signatory states; (b) to provide adequate storage capacity for impounding the waters of the Merrimack River and its tributaries for the protection of life and property from floods; and (c) to provide a joint or common agency through which the signatory states, while promoting, protecting and preserving to each the local interest and sovereignty of the respective signatory states, may more effectively cooperate in accomplishing the object of flood control and water resources utilization in the basin of the Merrimack River and its tributaries.
Category: Conservation and Environment

Member States

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State Citation Year Of Joinder
Congress P.L. 790 1956
Delaware 3 Del. C. Secs. 9101 to 9103 1955
Maryland Md. [Nat. Res.] Code Ann. Sec. 5-801 1956
New Jersey N.J.S.A. 32:24-1 et seq. 1955
Ohio RC 1503.41 1988
Pennsylvania 32 P.S. Secs. 422-424 1953
Virginia Code 1950, Sec. 10.1 - 1150 1966
West Virginia W. Va. Code, Secs. 20-3-25 to 20-3-29 1967