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These Presidential historical materials are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (44 U.S.C. 2111 note), and implementing regulations. In accordance with the act and regulations, archivists reviewed the file group to identify private or personal as well as non-historical items. Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.

Materials covered by this act have been archivally processed and are described in this finding aid. Items that are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item. Employees of the National Archives will review periodically the unclassified portions of closed materials for the purpose of opening those which no longer require restrictions. Classified documents may be reviewed for declassification under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

  • Linear measurement of materials:   < 1 in.
  • Number of pages:   44

Organization Information

The National Study Commission on Water Pollution was established by the Water Pollution Control Act of 1971, P. L. 92-500 dated October 18, 1972. It  is a presidential advisory committee.

The Commission was established to study the technological aspect of achieving and all aspect of the total economic, social and environmental effects of achieving or not achieving, the affluent limitations and goals set forth in the Water Pollution Control Act.

The National Study Commission on Water Pollution is composed of 15 members: 5 Members of the Senate, who are members of the Public Works Committee, appointed by the President the Senate; 5 Member of the House of the House of Representatives, who are members of the Public Works Committee, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and 5 members of the Public appointed by the President. The members of the Commission elect the Chairman.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, and executive nominations. Primary correspondents include the President and White House staff Kenneth R. Cole, Jr., Richard M. Fairbanks III, Bruce A. Kehrli, John D. Ehrlichman and Jerry H. Jones. There is also correspondence with Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York.

The terms "Executive" [Ex] and "General" [Gen] are used before the code FG 360 to identify the source of the materials within a specific file. The files designated [Ex] are communications between national, foreign, state and local governments and their agencies, members of Congress and other prominent people. Files designated [Gen] are communications between government officials and private citizens, institutions and other private interests.

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