THE MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION COMPENDIUM
BILATERAL / MEXICO
Volume(s) 1-3; pages 3373-3374
Protocol to the Treaty Between the United States of America and the United Mexican States Relating to the Utilization of the Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande, Washington, 1944 Done at Washington 14 November 1944
Entered into force 8 November 1945
Primary source citation: 9 Bevans 1191, TS 994
The Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Mexican States agree and understand that:
Wherever, by virtue of the provisions of the Treaty between the United States of America and the United Mexican States, signed in Washington on February 3, 1944, relating to the utilization of the waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande from Fort Quitman, Texas, to the Gulf of Mexico, specific functions are imposed on, or exclusive jurisdiction is vested in, either of the Sections of the International Boundary and Water Commission, which involve the construction or use of works for storage or conveyance of water, flood control, stream gaging, or for any other purpose, which are situated wholly within the territory of the country of that Section, and which are to be used only partly for the performance of treaty provisions, such jurisdiction shall be exercised, and such functions, including the construction, operation and maintenance of the said works, shall be performed and carried out by the Federal agencies of that country which now or hereafter may be authorized by domestic law to construct, or to operate and maintain, such works. Such functions or jurisdictions shall be exercised in conformity with the provisions of the Treaty and in cooperation with the respective Section of the Commission, to the end that all international obligations and functions may be coordinated and fulfilled.
The works to be constructed or used on or along the boundary, and those to be constructed or used exclusively for the discharge of treaty stipulations, shall be under the jurisdiction of the Commission or of the respective Section, in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty. In carrying out the construction of such works the Sections of the Commission may utilize the services of public or private organizations in accordance with the laws of their respective countries.
This Protocol, which shall be regarded as an integral part of the aforementioned Treaty signed in Washington on February 3, 1944, shall be ratified and the ratifications thereof shall be exchanged in Washington. This Protocol shall be effective beginning with the day of the entry into force of the Treaty and shall continue effective so long as the Treaty remains in force.
In witness whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed this Protocol and have hereunto affixed their seals.
Done in duplicate, in the English and Spanish languages, in Washington, this fourteenth day of November, 1944. For the Government of the United States of America:
E. R. STETTINIUS, Jr. [SEAL] Acting Secretary of State of the United States of America
For the Government of the United Mexican States:
F. CASTILLO NJERA [SEAL] Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Mexican States in Washington