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Página 241 - All navigable waters are under the control of the United States for the purpose of regulating and improving navigation, and although the title to the shore and submerged soil is in the various States and individual owners under them, it is always subject to the servitude in respect of navigation created in favor of the Federal Government by the Constitution.
Página 240 - If a river is not of itself a highway for commerce with other States or foreign countries, or does not form such highway by its connection with other wuters, and is only navigable between different places within the State, then it is not a navigable water of the United Statef , but only a navigable water of the State.
Página 240 - States includes the control of the navigable waters of the United States so far as may be necessary to insure their free navigation ; and by 'navigable waters of the United States...
Página 526 - Congress has power to regulate and improve the harbors of the navigable waters of the United States, and this carries with it the right to deposit the material removed in making the improvements in any other part of the harbor or navigable waters or other place within its control.
Página 31 - That in the investigation and study of these questions consideration shall be given only to their bearing upon the improvement of navigation, to the possibility and desirability of their being coordinated in a logical and proper manner with improvements for navigation to lessen the cost of such improvements and to compensate the Government for expenditures made in the interest of navigation...
Página 353 - No individual, partnership, or corporation, claiming or possessing the frontage or tidal lands of a harbor, bay, inlet, estuary, or other navigable water in this State, shall be permitted to exclude the right of way to such water whenever it is required for any public purpose, nor to destroy or obstruct the free navigation of such water...
Página 163 - Orleans, show that during the past 25 years the river has been bank full on nearly every day of the year, and these statistics may well apply to the locality where the defendant was working. An unprecedented rain, or an early freeze followed by a thaw, anywhere in the valley of the Mississippi River or its tributaries, might unexpectedly cause the river to rise at New Orleans. No one can foresee or anticipate the acts of nature, and who can say that a few days...
Página 61 - ... the severity of the mechanical and electrical stresses to which it may be subjected. The voltages and other conditions of test which are recommended have been determined as reasonable and proper for the great majority of cases and are proposed for general adoption, except when specific reasons make a modification desirable.
Página 240 - That, although wharves are related to commerce and navigation as aids and conveniences, yet, being local in their nature, and requiring special regulations for particular places, in the absence of congressional legislation on the subject, the regulation thereof properly belongs to the states in which they are situated.
Página 408 - ... discharge, upon the property of the United States situated in the Harbor of New York. (7) The absence of reduction in the dissolved oxygen contents of the waters of New York Bay, resulting from the discharge of Passaic Valley sewage, to such an extent as to interfere with major fish life. Third : The said Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners further agree with the United States that so long as said sewer system, or any part thereof, is operated, the United States shall have, through such representatives...