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Consent of state
Public Authorities (PBA) CHAPTER 43-A, ARTICLE 5, TITLE 1
§ 1008. Consent of state. The state of New York hereby consents to the
occupation and use by the authority of any and all property of the state
of whatever kind or character on the Niagara river or within the
international rapids section of the Saint Lawrence river, and hereby
vests the authority with and delegates to it the right to exercise any
and every right and power of the state in connection therewith, whether
proprietary or sovereign in character, which the state itself might
exercise, provided that such consent and delegation of power shall not
permit the impairment or limit or prevent the future improvement of the
navigability of the Niagara river or the international rapids section of
the Saint Lawrence river, consistent with the maintenance of such
projects, but on the contrary the projects shall be such as will improve
and benefit commerce and navigation therein and provided further that
the authority shall have no power to limit, waive or surrender any right
or interest of the state of New York in such rivers or the use thereof.